Notices for Week Commencing 27 January 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 27th January 2013

Poverty & Homelessness Action Week

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 Recording Ministry and to Revd David Kingston, Army Chaplain, who is leading our worship 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.

Recording Ministry – If you do not usually 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, 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 the Abbeyfield Community Project.

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

Father Rhys Martin the Pastor of Fingringhoe, Rowhedge and Abberton sadly lost his battle with leukaemia last Sunday. Please pray for his wife and children during this difficult time. The funeral will take place on Friday 8th February at 1:00pm at St Andrews Church, Alresford.

Circuit Service at Wimpole Road this evening at 6:30pm. This is a service for the recognition of Elizabeth Clarke, Charlie Connor and Jonathan Sparkes as Local Preachers to our Circuit. Everyone is most welcome.

Offerings for last Sunday: £223.50

Valentine Lunch – this will be at our church on Saturday 16th February. There is no charge but for catering purposes please can you add your name to the list on the notice board.

Church Council – please can you email your updated Steward’s reports to vmwilcox by 4th February. Vivian can also take paper copies.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 29th

1:00pm – Friendly Tea Club fish and chip lunch – postponed from last week

Thursday 31st

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

10:00 – 11:30am Time for Tots

2:00pm – Care at Share at Muriel’s and Bill’s. Please note the earlier time

7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society are using the Garling Room

Next Sunday 3rd February

Education Sunday

10:30am – Morning Worship led by Jane Allison

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Future Events

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.

Hugh Price Hughes Lectures 2013 – The Hinde Street Methodist Church invites you to the series of lectures entitled ‘Wealth – blessing or curse?’

This is part of the West London Mission and is the fifteenth series of lectures by Hugh Price Hughes. There are further details 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