Notices for Week Commencing 6 January 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 6th January 2013

Epiphany

INTROIT – ‘May the Mind of Christ my Saviour’ H&P 739 v 1

A very warm welcome to you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to our Worship Leaders who are leading our service 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

Prayer Requests – Ron Bates, Rose and Peter Bobby, Florrie Cronin, Frank Faircloth, John Hampshire, Rita Moss, Kim Ogden, Joan Rouse, Adina Salmon, Richard Walters 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 Mile End 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

Joan Rouse wanted to say thank you for her present.

Used Postage Stamps – We are still collecting stamps for ‘Help the Heroes’ and would like to say a big thank you for all those already received. 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: £169.10

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.
Saturday Morning Coffee Hosts – please add your names to the list on the notice board – or see one of the Stewards.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
Tuesday 8th
1:30pm – Funeral of Keith Fletcher at West Bergholt Methodist Church
2:00 to 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
Thursday 10th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer (please leave car park clear for Time for Tots)
10:00 – 11:30am Time for Tots
Sector Communion Services
January 8th West Bergholt at 11:00am with Revd Ruth Ridge
January 9th Marks Tey at 12:45pm with Revd Ruth Ridge – (lunch at 12)
January 13th Eight Ash Green at 9:30am with Revd Ruth Ridge

Next Sunday 13th January
10:30am – Morning Worship led by Mike Bowstead
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards
6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Jane Groves

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 : lexdenmethodist