Notices for Week Commencing 28 April 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 28th April 2013

INTROIT – ‘Lord Jesus Christ’ H&P 617 v 1

We warmly welcome you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Joanne Eckersley 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 the Abbeyfield Community Project.

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

Grace would like to thank everyone for their prayers, kind thoughts and flowers following a complicated cataract operation and also the loss of her very dear sister-in-law. Marjorie Beckwith.

The Flowers in the Church today have been donated by Clifford Whittaker in memory of his wife Doreen on the anniversary of her death.

Offerings for last Sunday: £378.50
The Gift Aid Scheme & Our Church. This is the time of year when we submit a Gift Aid Claim. If you have made a Gift Aid Declaration on behalf of the church but your tax circumstances have changed, please tell Bill or ask him for further information.

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.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 30th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 1st May
7:30pm – Marks Tey and Lexden Joint Stewards Meeting at West Bergholt

Thursday 2nd
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer (please leave car park clear Time for Tots)
10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Saturday 4th
10:00 – 11:30am – Coffee Morning

Next Sunday 5th
10:30am – Holy Communion led by Revd John Allison
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

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