Notices for week commencing 30 September

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Back to Church Sunday

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 our Worship Leaders – Christine, Jane and Alan – who are leading our service today.

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

PRAYER REQUESTS – Revd John Allison, Ron Bates, Rose and Peter Bobby, Florrie Cronin, John and Rosalind Hampshire, Rose Leek, Rita Moss, Kim Ogden, Joan Rouse and Robin Wilkinson.

Continue to 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 the Ark Methodist Church.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

GENERAL NOTICES

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal: – Please see Jane or Avril for a leaflet.
Samaritan’s Purse have been running the Shoebox Appeal for the last 21 years. Last year alone they sent nearly 1.12 million shoeboxes bursting with joy from the UK to children living in parts of Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Let’s see how many we can add to that number.

Offerings for last Sunday: £368.20
Harvest Meal: £120.00
Food Bank envelopes: £79.00

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

THIS WEEK

Monday 1st October
7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle with Revd James Ridge

Tuesday 2nd
10:15am – Care and Share at Grace’s

2.00 – 4.00pm – Friendly Tea Club.

Thursday 4th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer (please leave car park clear for Time for Tots).

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots.

Next Sunday
10:30am – Holy Communion led by Revd Ruth Ridge.
Avril Lankester will be received into membership during this service.
Children welcome.

Future Events

Circuit Prayer Breakfast at the Ark. Saturday 6th from 8am to 10am. Please see the notice on the Notice Board.

Church Council Meeting 17th October
Please let Viv have your reports by 7th October, preferably by email to vmwilcox although paper copies are also acceptable.

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

CHURCH NOTICES – items for the Weekly Notices to Christine Beesley by Thursday at the latest please. Telephone 01206 766604. e-mail ‘christine.beesley’.
Church Website : www.lexden.org.uk
Church e-mail : lexdenmethodist