Notices for Week Commencing 28 October

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

NOTICES FOR WEEK COMMENCING 28th October 2012

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

A very warm welcome to you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Elizabeth Clarke who is leading our worship today.

Please join us in the Garling Room for refreshments after the Service.

Prayer Ministry – if you would like a prayer for yourself or someone else, team members will be available at the front of the Church after this morning’s service.
If you feel called to join our Prayer Ministry team please speak to one of the Stewards. We would love to have more people join the team.

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 – Ron Bates, Rose and Peter Bobby, Florrie Cronin, John and Rosalind Hampshire, Nancy Leggett, Rose Leek, Rita Moss, Kim Ogden (in hospital), Joan Rouse and Robin Wilkinson.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Ruth Ridge and all those who minister to the people of God, especially this week for the Abbeyfield Community Project.

Continue to pray for all others who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and anyone else who needs our prayers.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

GENERAL NOTICES

Sunday Morning Tea and Coffee Rota – we are preparing the rota for next year. If you are not already on our list and would like to help making tea and coffee after the morning service please add your name to the list on the notice board.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal – The last date for donations or filled shoeboxes is 4th November. Thank you to those who have already given.

Offerings for last Sunday: £305.52

Church Keys – we are updating our list of church key holders. If you have a key please can you add your name to the list on the notice board. Also if you have a key that you no longer need please can you return it to Bill. Thank you.

IBRA Daily Bible Reading Notes for Next Year
Light for Our Path 2013 at £8.75
Words for Today 2013 at £8.75
Please see Muriel to order your copy.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

THIS WEEK

Monday 29th
7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle with Peter Mockford JP
If parking at Praiseway please can you park on the side facing the road as this is better for them. Thank you.

Tuesday 30th
2:00 to 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 1st November
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

Time for Tots will not be meeting this week – half term holiday

7:30pm – Light a Candle Service at West Bergholt Methodist Church.
A service for all who have lost loved ones.

Saturday 3rd
Coffee Morning – collecting for Beacon House

Next Sunday 4th
Church Anniversary
10:30am – Morning worship led by Eddie Lansdown
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Future Events

We will be collecting for Beacon House throughout November. There will be a list of their needs and a box in the vestibule. They have been very grateful for our generous donations in the past so we would ask you to prayerfully consider them when you are doing your shopping.

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