Notices for week commencing 31 March 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 31st March 2013

He is Risen

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 Revd Ruth Ridge who is leading our service with Holy Communion this morning.

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 and Ruth Ogden, Joan Rouse, 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 Ark.

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

Richard and Iris Chaple send greetings to everyone for Easter.

Agapé Meal – a very big thank you to everyone involved in preparing the meal and clearing up afterwards.

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: £216.00

Easter Offering Envelopes are available from today and may be returned over the next two Sundays. The money raised is used to support the work of 65 partner Churches overseas.

Lexden Link the Spring edition is available today. You are welcome to take a spare copy if you have a friend or neighbour who you think would appreciate this.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 2nd April
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 4th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
No Time for Tots – Easter holiday

Saturday 6th
10:00 – 11:30am – Coffee Morning

Next Sunday 7th
10:30am – Morning Worship led by Betty Rampling
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Easter Praise Service and Tea at West Bergholt Methodist Church this evening. 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.

Christian Aid garden visit and afternoon tea Saturday 13th April – 2 – 4:30pm. Green Island Gardens, Ardleigh. See poster.

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