Weekly notices 12th August 2012







   INTROIT  –  ‘Dear Lord and Father of mankind’ – HP 673v.1



WELCOME to you all, especially if you are visiting us or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Mr. Eddie Lansdown who will be leading our Worship.

Please join us in the Garling Room for refreshments after the Service.


PRAYER MINISTRY – if you would like prayer for yourself or someone else, team members will be available at the front of the Church after this morning’s service.


RECORDING MINISTRY – DVD’s of the service are available.

If you do not normally receive one please speak to Stephen Suthernwood or ring him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.



6.00 – 6.15pm – Prayer Time.


6.30pm – Songs of Praise led by Laurie and Lidia Berris.




PLEASE PRAY for all others who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and anyone who needs our prayers.


Please pray for our Minister the Rev’d Ruth Ridge and all those who minister to the people of God, especially this week for Marks Tey Methodist Church, and for the furtherance of God’s work in that area.


This week, please pray for all communities and neighbourhoods both urban and rural who each have their own social problems. For those in rural communities who may lack adequate transport and other vital services, work opportunities and affordable housing to those in inner-city estates where there are multiple problems of fatherlessness, unemployment, criminal   activity, isolation and poverty.




(1 Thessalonians 5:17)


Our love for God shows in our love for others.





Offerings for last Sunday : £ 408.52


Coffee Morning in aid of Friends International:£ 51.00


Collected for Beacon House during July : £ 31.00.

Thank you to all who gave and also thank you to all who donated many items during the month.








2.00 to 4.00pm – Friendly Tea Club.




9.30 to 9.50am  – Morning Prayer.


Next Sunday(19th)


10.30am – Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by the Rev’d Ruth Ridge.

Refreshments afterwards. Children welcome.





23rd August, 6.30pm– Social Evening at Marks Tey Methodist Church ‘Greek and Olympic Theme’. Cost £6 per person. Please notify Sue Wood by 20th August if you will be attending on 01206 212100  or  woodj@madasafish.com  See notice board.


8th September, 10.00am – 3.00pm – PASTORAL VISITORS TRAINING is to be held at the Ark, Highwoods Methodist Church. for those who are experienced, new or aspiring. There are limited places so book early. Please see notice board for more details.


Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty have teamed up to urge David Cameron to tackle global tax dodging. Christian Aid estimates corporate tax dodging costs developing  nations at least $160 billion annually, that’s one and a half times the global aid budget. The two organisations will be touring the UK and Ireland in the Tax Justice Bus, a bright red double decker, for 53 days starting in August to raise awareness of tax injustice with churches across the country.

The Bus will be arriving in Colchester on:

Monday 17 September, 6.30pm
Where: Opposite the Town Hall, High Street, Colchester.


Drop in to look at the exhibition from 6.30pm until 7.30pm and then join us for a short service at Colchester Baptist Church (Eld Lane, CO1 1LS) at 7.30pm with time for prayer and reflection. See notice board.


Contact: Rosie Venner on 020 7523 2363 or email rvenner@christian-aid.org





CHURCH NOTICES – items for the Weekly Notices to Peter by Thursday at the latest please. Telephone 01206 576289.     e-mail   ‘peter.bobby@btinternet.com’.



CONTACTS -If you need prayer or help in any way please contact:-Rev’d Ruth Ridge – 01206 242183


Church Website : http://www.lexden.org.uk      Church e-mail : lexdenmethodist@googlemail.com