Weekly Notices 9 September 2012

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

NOTICES FOR WEEK COMMENCING 9th SEPTEMBER 2012

INTROIT – ‘Father we love You’ – SF 102v.1

We warmly welcome you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry, and Mrs. Joanne Eckersley 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.

THIS AFTERNOON/EVENING

6.30pm Songs of Praise led by Alan and Christine Beesley.

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

This week, please pray for those who are mentally ill and those who work with mentally ill people.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

Those who have been rescued should be ready
and willing to help in the rescue of others.

GENERAL NOTICES

FLOWERS IN CHURCH TODAY have been provided by Charles for Florrie’s birthday.

WEEKLY NOTICES – Christine and Alan Beesley have offered to take over the production of the Weekly Notices for the foreseeable future. I thank them very much for this help.
Please let them have any dates, information etc. (Tel. no. and email shown below) Peter B.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD (SHOE BOX) APPEAL – would someone please volunteer to take over the receiving (at Church), storage and onward transmission of the boxes (to Kingsland Church) this year so that we are able to continue with this worthwhile mission. Please contact Peter if you feel you can help with this.

Offerings for last Sunday : £ 337.38

Coffee Morning in aid of World Church/Mission in Britain : £50.22

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
THIS WEEK

Tuesday (11th)
2.00 to 4.00pm – Friendly Tea Club.

Wednesday, (12th)
2.00pm from Frinton Methodist Church – ‘Walking in the Footsteps…’ entitled ‘Seaside at Frinton’ Circular walk of 5 miles. Please see notice board for more details.

Thursday (13th)
9.30 – 9.50am – Morning Prayer (please leave car park clear for Time for Tots).
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots.

Next Sunday (15th)

10.30am – Morning Worship led by Mr. Ron Firmin.
Refreshments afterwards. Children welcome.

IN THE FUTURE

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.

Contact: Rosie Venner on 020 7523 2363 or email rvenner

CHURCH NOTICES – items for the Weekly Notices to Christine Beesley by Thursday at the latest please. Telephone 01206 766604. e-mail ‘christine.beesley’.

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

Church Website : lexdenmethodist