Notices for week Commencing 18 November 2012



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 our Worship Leaders led by Alan Beesley who are 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, members of the prayer team 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 – Please pray for the family of Rose Leek. There will be a funeral service here at Lexden on 30th November at 12:15pm.
Please also pray for Ron Bates, Rose and Peter Bobby, Florrie Cronin, John and Rosalind Hampshire, Nancy Leggett, Rita Moss, Kim Ogden, Joan Rouse, Adina Salmon (family bereavement) 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 West Bergholt Methodist Church.

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: £408.13

Correction to the Minutes of the Church Council Meeting held on 17th October
Item 6 – Circuit Strategy Report
Total ballot 16: For 12. Against 2. Abstain 2.

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.

Charity Christmas Cards – once again these are for sale at the Library.



Tuesday 20th
2:00 to 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 22nd
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer (please leave car park clear for Time for Tots)

10:00 – 11:30am Time for Tots

Next Sunday 25th

10:30am – Morning worship with Holy Communion led by Revd Teresa Wynne from St Leonards Church
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Future Events

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

Taizé Evening at St John the Baptist Church, Iceni Way, Shrub End on Thursday 29th November 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Followed by refreshments.

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