Notices for week Commencing 24 March 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 24th March 2013

Palm Sunday

INTROIT – ‘Open our eyes Lord’ SF 443

A very warm welcome to you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Meryle Longley who is leading our worship this mornuing.

Please join us for refreshments in the Garling Room 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 (in remission) and Ruth Ogden, Joan Rouse, Richard and May Walters (back in their own home) and Robin Wilkinson. Our dear friend John Perchard, who moved to Jersey a few years ago, sadly died soon after his 94th birthday.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Ruth Ridge and all those who minister to the people of God, especially this week for Castle 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.

GENERAL NOTICES

Agapé Meal on Thursday – please make sure you add your name to the list on the notice board today.

Beacon House We are collecting for Beacon House again during March. Please see list of necessities in the vestibule. Money is always welcome as well and there are envelopes for your donations.

CYO Finance Manager – Could you be the next Finance Manager for CYO? We’re looking for just the right person to be part of the team and to look after our book-keeping, banking and finance reporting. This is a paid post (average 7 hours per week) with some flexibility. For more information and an application form please contact Tim at CYO tim

Offerings for last Sunday: £406.10
Benevolence Fund: £4.30

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday 25th
7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle – Street Pastors

Tuesday 26th
1:00pm – Friendly Tea Club – Fish and Chip Lunch

Thursday 28th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10:00am – Reflections for Holy Week led by Revd Ruth Ridge
7:00pm – Agapé Meal

Next Sunday 31st
Easter Sunday
10:30am – Holy Communion led by Revd Ruth Ridge
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Reflections for Holy Week – see notice board for full details. These will last about 20 minutes and will be led by Revd Ruth Ridge.

Were you there? – Good Friday at the Mercury Theatre. See poster

Easter Praise Service and Tea at West Bergholt Methodist Church on Sunday 31st March. 5:00pm tea in the Church Hall (food contributions appreciated). 6:00pm service in the Church.

Lexden Choral Society invites you to come and enjoy singing Handel’s ‘Messiah from Scratch’. Saturday 20th April at St Leonard’s Church. See poster.

Light a Candle for a loved one – service here on Thursday 11th April at 7:00pm. All welcome.

Quiet Day “Encounters” Saturday 13th at Fingringhoe Methodist Church. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Please bring your own lunch – hot drinks and soup provided. Please see one of the Stewards if you would like a lift.

Easter Offering Service at Wimpole Road Methodist Church on Sunday 12th May at 6:30pm. Everyone 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