Notices for week commencing 7 October 2012

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

NOTICES FOR WEEK COMMENCING 7 October 2012

INTROIT – ‘Spirit of the Living God’ – SF 511

We warmly welcome you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to our Minister, Revd Ruth Ridge who will be leading our Holy Communion service. We also welcome Avril Lankester who will be received into membership during this service.

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

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 Mile End Methodist Church.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

GENERAL NOTICES

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal: – Please see Jane or Avril for a leaflet and/or a shoebox.

If you would like to help but feel unable to fill and wrap a box you can just supply the items that we can then box up. Please see the list in the vestibule. There are also envelopes if you would like to donate money.

If you are keen on knitting we have patterns for mittens and finger puppets.

Offerings for last Sunday: £238.90

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

THIS WEEK

Tuesday 9th

2.00 – 4.00pm – Friendly Tea Club.

Wednesday 10th

7:45pm – CTWC meeting in the Garling Room

Thursday 11th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots.

7:30pm – Marks Tey Church Council

Next Sunday 14th

10:30am – Morning worship led by Meryle Longley

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Future Events

Church Council Meeting 17th October

Please let Viv Wilcox 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