Notices for week commencing 16 December 2012



Third 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 Joanne Eckersley who is leading our worship this morning.

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 are available at the front of the Church after the morning 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, 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 Wivenhoe 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)


Charles and Florrie Cronin would like to say thank you for Florrie’s Christmas present.

Used Postage Stamps – We are collecting stamps for ‘Help the Heroes’ so don’t forget to cut them off the envelopes when you receive Christmas cards this year. There is a box for these in the Garling Room – or give them to one of the Stewards. When cutting them from the envelope please leave a border around each stamp.

Offerings for last Sunday: £204.00

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. We have also left a box in the Garling Room for donations to our Christmas charity. If you need help pinning your card on the board please see Alan or Bill.



Tuesday 18th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 20th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

Time for Tots will re-open on 10th January 2013

Next Sunday 23rd December
Fourth in Advent

10:30am – Holy Communion led by Revd Ruth Ridge
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Future Events

Candlelight Carol Service at 6:30pm on Sunday 23rd December. No need to bring a torch as all the hymns will be displayed on the overhead projector.

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

Christmas Day Service – 9:45 – 10:30am – please join us to welcome the birth of Jesus.

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