Notices for Week Commencing 4 November



INTROIT – ‘O Breath of God’ H&P 308 v 1

We warmly welcome you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Eddie Lansdown who is leading our worship today on our Church Anniversary.

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 dearly 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 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 our own church here at Lexden.

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

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)


Beacon House We are collecting throughout November. All donations are gratefully received and this month they have especially asked for Soap Powder, Instant (just add water) Hot Chocolate, Razors (preferably yellow or orange) and Biscuits. There is a box in the vestibule for these.

Offerings for last Sunday: £250.80

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.

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 today. Thank you to those who have already given.



Tuesday 6th
2:00 to 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 8th

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

10:00 – 11:30am Time for Tots

7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society will be meeting in the Garling Room

Next Sunday 11th

Remembrance Sunday
10:30am – Morning worship led by Peter Wright
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Dr Christine Jones

Future Events

Christmas Coffee Morning at West Bergholt on Saturday 24th November.
10 am to 12 noon. Coffee, mince pies and stalls – all welcome.

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’.
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Church e-mail: lexdenmethodist