Notices Week Commencing 21 April 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 21st 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 Revd Gill College 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, 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 Eight Ash Green 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

The toilets opposite the kitchen – it has been suggested that we make these toilets unisex. Meaning that male or female can use either toilet and thereby alleviate queuing. The disabled toilet is already unisex. If anyone is opposed to this suggestion please can you make one of the Stewards aware.

Ladies Friendly Circle tomorrow night is continuing with Mission and is open to men as well.

Offerings for last Sunday: £342.20
DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
Monday 22nd
7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle – men welcome as well

Tuesday 23rd
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 25th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer (please leave car park clear Time for Tots)
10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots
7:30pm – Bible Study

Next Sunday 28th
10:30am – Morning Worship led by Joanne Eckersley
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

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.

Spring Concert with Finger Buffet Supper at Hadleigh United Reform Church on Saturday 27th April at 6:30pm. Tickets £10. This is to raise funds for a clean water supply for the Kitty Upper Basic School in the Gambia. Please contact John and Rosemary Walker – of Castle Church – on 01473 822613 for tickets or more information.

Through Faith Missions are coming to Colchester 10-18th May 2014.To prepare for this Churches Together in West Colchester are planning a "Prayer Walk’ on Saturday 4th May at 10am. The idea is to pray for the area of West Colchester, to bless its people and prepare the way for the mission a year before it actually happens. We will meet at Plume Avenue Church at 10am (they have ample parking) and we will prayer walk around the area and then return to pick up cars at 12 noon.

Outreach you are invited to attend a meeting here at Lexden on Thursday 9th May at 7:30pm to discuss how we can Reach Out. Everyone Welcome.

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