Notices for Week Commencing 5 May 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 5th May 2013

INTROIT‘Spirit of the Living God’ H&P 295

A very warm welcome to you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd John Allison who is leading our worship 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, 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 our Church here at Lexden.

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 have now been made unisex. Meaning that male or female can use either toilet. We have been asked to request the gentlemen make sure they lower the seat when they have finished.

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.

Offerings for last Sunday: £183.75

Mission:-£65.00

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 7th

10:00am – Ladies Friendly Circle Town Walk with Guide followed by lunch at the George Hotel

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 9th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer (please leave car park clear Time for Tots)

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

2:00pm – Walk to see the bluebells at Arger Fen – see notice board

7:30pm – Outreach Meeting – Everyone Welcome

Next Sunday 12th

10:30am – Morning Worship led by Revd John Robinson

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

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

Other Events

Quiz Night at The Ark with supper on Saturday 11th May at 7:30pm. This is to raise money for Christian Aid and it should be an entertaining evening with excellent food and lots of fun. See poster on the notice board.

Easter Offering Service at Wimpole Road Methodist Church on Sunday 12th May at 6:30pm. Everyone welcome or you can write a prayer request – there is a basket for these in the vestibule. This is an opportunity for the whole circuit to dedicate the Easter Offering and to hear more about the World Mission Fund.

Mulberry House Pastoral Centre in High Ongar. See notice board for details of events in May.

Methodist Homes Sunday is on June 9th

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