Notices for week commencing 23 December 2012



Fourth 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 Revd Ruth Ridge who is leading our worship with Holy Communion 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.

This Evening – Candlelight Carol Service at 6:30pm. No need to bring a torch as all the hymns will be displayed on the overhead projector.


Prayer Requests – Ron Bates, Rose and Peter Bobby, Florrie Cronin, Frank Faircloth, John 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 Castle 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’ 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: £379.57

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.


This Afternoon – there is a private party taking place in the Garling Room.

Christmas Week

Monday 24th – Christmas Eve
Midnight Communion – At Marks Tey Methodist Church on Christmas Eve at 11:15pm. Everyone welcome.

Tuesday 25th – Christmas Day
Local Arrangement – 9:45 – 10:30am – please join us to welcome the birth of Jesus.

No Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 27th
No Morning Prayer

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

Saturday 29th – there is a private party taking place in the Garling Room.

Next Sunday 30th December
First Sunday of Christmas

10:30am – Morning Worship led by Revd Catherine Bowstead
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

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