Weekly notices for 19th August 2012

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

NOTICES FOR WEEK COMMENCING 19th AUGUST 2012

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

We warmly welcome you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry, and the Rev’d Ruth Ridge who is leading our Worship with Holy Communion in which we invite all who love the Lord to share. Retiring offering for the Benevolence Fund.
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.

PRAYER

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

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 Fingringhoe Methodist Church, and for the furtherance of God’s work in that area.

This week, please pray for those in the world (estimated at 1 in 6) who do not have access to safe water, causing severe illness and death. Pray for the governments, charities and other organisations who are working hard to enable the provision of clean water supplies to all.
Bible reference – PSALM 65:5,9,10.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

The dewdrop does God’s work
as much as the thunderstorm.

GENERAL NOTICES

Offerings for last Sunday : £ 384.10

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
THIS WEEK

Tuesday (21st)

2.00 to 4.00pm – Friendly Tea Club.

Thursday (23rd)

9.30 to 9.50am – Morning Prayer.

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 See notice board.

Next Sunday (26th)

10.30am – Morning Worship led by Mr. Leonard Pick.
Refreshments afterwards. Children welcome.

IN THE FUTURE

Saturday, 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.

Monday, 17th September, 6.30pm – 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 Opposite the Town Hall, High Street, Colchester on the 17th.
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

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

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

Church Website : lexdenmethodist