Notices for Week Commencing 13 January 2013


Notices for Week Commencing 13th January 2013

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

We warmly welcome you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recorded Ministry and to Mike Bowstead who is leading our worship this morning.

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

This evening at 6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Jane Groves

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 the morning service.

Recorded Ministry – If you do not normally receive a DVD of our services 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, 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 Boxted 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 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.

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

Offerings for last Sunday: £400.80

The Methodist Church World Mission Fund – please return your envelope by next Sunday – thank you.

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.


Tuesday 15th
2:00 to 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 17th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer (please leave car park clear for Time for Tots)

10:00 – 11:30am Time for Tots

7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society meeting in the Garling Room

Next Sunday 20th January
Covenant Service

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

Future Events

New Year Social at West Bergholt Church Hall on 19th January from 3:00pm to 5:30pm. No need to book. Bring and share tea – drinks provided.

Churches Together in West Colchester United Service for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Sunday 20th January at 3:00pm at Christ Church. See poster.

Abbeyfield Community Project Looking Forward & Thanksgiving Service on Sunday 20th January at 6:30pm at St Stephens Church Centre. See poster.

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’. Website : lexdenmethodist