Weekly notices 26th August 2012

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

NOTICES FOR WEEK COMMENCING 26th AUGUST 2012

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

WELCOME to you all, particularly if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Mr Leonard Pick who is 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.

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 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 all the athletes who will be taking part in the 2012 London Paralympic Games, which opens this coming Wednesday, 29th August. Please pray that each one will protected, strengthened and encouraged as they strive to overcome their limitations and do their best.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

The Human Spirit rings with hope

at the sound of an encouraging word.

GENERAL NOTICES

Offerings for last Sunday : £ 361.30

Benevolence Fund: £ 8.50

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

THIS WEEK

Tuesday(28th)

NO Friendly Tea Club this week or next week.

Thursday(30th)

9.30 to 9.50am – Morning Prayer.

Saturday (1st September)

10.00 – 11.30am – Coffee Morning in aid of World Church/Mission in Britain.

Next Sunday(2nd September)

10.30am – Morning Worship led by Mr Charles Connor.

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.

Wednesday, 13th June, 2pm from Frinton Methodist Church – ‘Walking in the Footsteps…’ entitled ‘Seaside at Frinton’ Circular walk of 5 miles. 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.

On the 17th the Bus will be 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.

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