Notices for week commencing 30 December 2012

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

NOTICES FOR WEEK COMMENCING 30th December 2012

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 Revd Catherine Bowstead who is 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

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 The Ark Highwoods.

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

A very big thank you to everyone involved in the Candlelight Carol Service. It was enjoyed by all.

Used Postage Stamps – We are still collecting stamps for ‘Help the Heroes’ so keep cutting them off your envelopes. 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: £345.00

Recycling Christmas Cards
You can recycle your old Christmas cards by giving them to ‘Just Learning’ on London Road Stanway. Bring them into the church between now and the end of January and we’ll send them all together.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

THIS WEEK

Tuesday 1st January
No Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 3rd
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

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

Next Sunday 6th January
Epiphany

10:30am – Morning worship led by our Worship Leaders
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Future Events

Circuit Service at Wimpole Road on Sunday 27th January 2013 at 6:30pm with Revd Catherine Bowstead. This will be a service for the recognition of Elizabeth Clarke, Charlie Connor and Jonathan Sparkes as Local Preachers to our Circuit. Everyone is most 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’.
Church Website : www.lexden.org.uk
Church e-mail : lexdenmethodist