Weekly Notices 16 September 2012



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

A very warm welcome to you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry, and to Ron Firman 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 REQUESTS – Revd John Allison, Ron Bates, Rose and Peter Bobby, Florrie Cronin, Rosalind Hampshire, Rose Leek, Rita Moss, Kim Ogden, Joan Rouse and Robin Wilkinson.

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 Revd Ruth Ridge and all those who minister to the people of God, especially this week for Wivenhoe Methodist Church.


(1 Thessalonians 5:17)


A very big thank you from Charles and Florrie Cronin for the wonderful birthday tea for Florrie’s birthday and the service afterwards.

Thank you to Peter Bobby for publishing the Weekly Notices and Lexden Link for all these years. You will be a hard act to follow.

Colin Smith there is a letter from Colin in the notice board.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD (SHOE BOX) APPEAL – If you feel able to 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.

Offerings for last Sunday: £273.55

Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact Revd Ruth Ridge on 01206 242 183.



Tuesday (18th)

2.00 to 4.00pm – Friendly Tea Club.

Wednesday (19th)

7:30pm – meeting of Church Stewards and Pastoral Visitors. In the Garling Room.

Thursday (20th)

9.30 – 9.50am – Morning Prayer (please leave car park clear for Time for Tots).

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots.

Harvest Festival Weekend 22nd and 23rd September.

We are collecting for the Food Bank this year. Please see the list of required items on the notice board. There is a box in the vestibule for your donations. These can be brought in up to and including Sunday 23rd. There are also envelopes if you would rather give money.

Saturday 22nd

Harvest Lunch 12:30 for a 1pm start in the Garling Room. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you would like to come.

2:30pm in the church. Alex Bass will be talking about the River Colne from Source to the Sea. Everyone welcome.

Sunday 23rd

10:30am – Harvest Festival led by Revd Ruth Ridge

Refreshments afterwards. Children welcome.

Other Services and Events

A list of Communion Services for this quarter is on the notice board.

West Bergholt have a Women’s Fellowship on the afternoon of the third Wednesday each month. If you are interested in attending, there are details on the notice board.

The new District President for Methodist Women in Britain is Margaret Potter from Manningtree. There will be a service at Dovercourt Methodist Church on Saturday 22nd September which will include an introduction to the new District Project. As a neighbouring Circuit it would be good if some of us could go and support her as she takes up her new role. Please see poster on notice board.

CHURCH NOTICES – items for the Weekly Notices to Christine Beesley by Thursday at the latest please.

Church Website : www.lexden.org.uk