Notices for Week Commencing 2 December 2012



First in Advent

INTROIT – ‘Jesus Name Above all Names’ SoF 298

We warmly welcome you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Dr Christine Jones who will be leading our morning worship.

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 – Ron Bates, Rose and Peter Bobby, Florrie Cronin, John and Rosalind Hampshire, Nancy Leggett, Rita Moss, Kim Ogden, Joan Rouse, Adina Salmon 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 Mersea 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)


Used Postage Stamps – We are collecting stamps for ‘Help the Heroes’. There is a box for these in the Garling Room – or give yours to one of the Stewards. When cutting them from the envelope please leave a border around the stamp.

Christmas Cards – As in previous years the notice board in the Garling Room will be available for your Christmas cards. We suggest you send just one card to everyone at Lexden Methodist Church rather individual ones. If you need help pinning your card up please see Alan or Bill.

Offerings for last Sunday: £256.70

A very big thank you to Mo and David for arranging the Friendly Tea Club Christmas Lunch. It was enjoyed by all.



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

Thursday 6th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer (please leave car park clear for Time for Tots)

10:00 – 11:30am Time for Tots

Next Sunday 9th December
Second in Advent

10:30am – Morning worship led by Revd David Dickens
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise – led by Derek Coe

Future Events

EACH Christmas Carol Service at St Michaels Church, Mile End Road on Tuesday 11th December at 7:30pm. The Stanway School Glee Club will be leading the performance and there will be a retiring collection in aid of EACH. Please call Jo Colbert on 01206 848450 if you would like to attend.

Midnight Communion At Marks Tey Methodist Church on Christmas Eve at 11:45pm. Everyone 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