Notices Week Commencing 9 December2012

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

NOTICES FOR WEEK COMMENCING 9th December 2012

Second in Advent

INTROIT – ‘Jesus Name Above all Names’ SoF 298

A very warm welcome to you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Alan Beesley who will be leading our worship this morning in place of Revd David Dickens who is not well.

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

The flowers today have been donated by Margaret Barham in memory of her husband Stanley.

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

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

Prayer Requests – Ron Bates, Rose and Peter Bobby, Florrie Cronin, John and Rosalind Hampshire, 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 Wimpole Road 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.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

GENERAL NOTICES

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.

Offerings for last Sunday: £389.50

Coffee Morning: £50.00

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.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

THIS WEEK

Monday 10th
7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle – Party

Tuesday 11th
10:15am – Care at Share at Grace’s (weather permitting)

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 12th
Colchester Civic Society meeting in the Garling Room

Thursday 13th
No Morning Prayer

10:00am – Crib Service
Time for Tots will re-open on 10th January 2013

Next Sunday 16th December
Third in Advent

10:30am – Morning worship led by Joanne Eckersley
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Future Events

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.