Notices for Week Commencing 7 April 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 7th April 2013

INTROIT – ‘Lord Jesus Christ’ H&P 617 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 Betty Rampling who is leading our worship 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 Mile End 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

Quiet Day ‘Encounters’ at Fingringhoe Methodist Church on Saturday 13th – 10:00am to 3:00pm. This has been arranged by Revd Ruth Ridge with the help of Alan Beesley. It will be a wonderful opportunity to share reflective moments in peaceful surroundings. Hot drinks and soup will be provided but you will need to bring your own lunch. Please speak with one of the stewards if you would like a lift.

Light a Candle Service is on Thursday 11th April from 7:00pm. This is an opportunity to remember loved ones. This is the first time this type of service has been held here at Lexden and everyone who has previously attended them at West Bergholt has commented on how much they benefited from them.

Offerings for last Sunday: £328.20
Benevolence Fund: £4.00

Easter Offering Envelopes please return them by next Sunday. The money raised is used to support the work of 65 partner Churches overseas.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday 8th
7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle

Tuesday 9th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 10th
2:00pm – Walk – Meet at Ramsey Methodist Church

Thursday 11th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
No Time for Tots – Easter holiday
2:30pm – Care and Share at Muriel’s and Bill’s
7:00pm – Light a Candle Service
7:30pm – Civic Society using the Garling Room

Saturday 13th – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Quiet Day at Finginghoe

Next Sunday 14th

10:30am – Morning Worship led by Mike Bowstead
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Revd Ruth Ridge

Other Events

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.

Synod on Saturday 27th April. The circuit has asked for more volunteers to assist with catering and dispensing food and drink on the day. If you feel able to help please contact Ray White on 729137 or Sue Wood on 212100.

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