Notices for week commencing 17 February 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 17th February 2013

First Week of Lent

INTROIT‘Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty H&P 7 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 Mike Abbs 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, Richard and May Walters (in a nursing home) 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 West Bergholt 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

Songs of Praise at Fingringhoe Methodist Chapel. Today at 3:00pm. Service led by Revd Ruth Ridge with refreshments afterwards. Everyone welcome. Please see one of the stewards if you would like to go and need a lift.

Offerings for last Sunday: £418.70

Benevolence Fund: £3.00

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 19th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 21st

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

10:00 – 11:30am Time for Tots

7:30pm – The Gideons will be using the Garling Room

Next Sunday 24th February

Second week in Lent

10:30am – Local Arrangement led by our Worship Leaders

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.

Lexden Methodist Church Annual Meeting on February 20th at 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting.

Lent Lunches at Wimpole Road on Tuesday 26 February, 12 March and 26 March – commencing at 12:45pm. Lent thought by Revd John Allison.

Daffodil Day – Monday 4th March at 2:00pm at Methodist Central Hall.

Women’s World Day of Prayer – Friday 1st March at 10:15am at Castle Methodist Church. Speaker Revd Catherine Bowstead.

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