Notices for Week Commencing 20 January 2012

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 20th January 2013

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

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 Recorded Ministry and to Revd Ruth Ridge who is leading our Covenant Service 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 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

Prayer Requests – Ron Bates, Rose and Peter Bobby, Florrie Cronin, Frank Faircloth, John Hampshire, Rita Moss, Kim Ogden, Joan Rouse, Adina Salmon, Richard and May 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 Eight Ash Green 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

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: £380.20

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

Tuesday 22nd

1:00pm – Friendly Tea Club fish and chip lunch – note the earlier time

Wednesday 23rd

7:30pm – Meeting of Church Stewards and Pastoral Visitors

Thursday 24th

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

10:00 – 11:30am Time for Tots

7:30pm – Bible Study

Next Sunday 27th January

Poverty and Homelessness Action Week

10:30am – Morning Worship led by the Army Chaplain

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Future Events

Mike Hurrell’s Gentlemen of Jazz at Eight Ash Green Methodist Church on Friday 25th January 2013. Price £7.50, including refreshments. Please contact Ron Firmin for tickets.

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.

Christ in the Wilderness – a series of five talks at St Leonard’s Lexden as part of the Lent Course 2013. Further details from Rosemary Elden on 01206 515245 or see the poster on the notice board.

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 latestplease. Telephone 01206 766604. e-mail ‘christine.beesley’. Website : lexdenmethodist