Notices for week commencing 12 May 2013


Notices for Week Commencing 12th May 2013

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

We warmly welcome you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd John Robinson who is leading our worship this morning.

Please join us for refreshments in the Garling Room after the Service.

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

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 Requests – Rose & Peter Bobby, Florrie Cronin, Rita Moss, Kim & Ruth Ogden, Joan Rouse, Richard & May Walters and Robin Wilkinson.

Ron Bates – we have recently heard about the sad death of our dear friend Ron Bates in Australia. He will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Ruth Ridge and all those who minister to the people of God, especially this week for our Marks Tey Church.

Continue to pray for all others who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and anyone else who needs our prayers.

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)


The flowers today have been donated by Mo and David Beale in memory of mum and dad.

Easter Offering Service at Wimpole Road Methodist Church this evening 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.

Offerings for last Sunday: £345.80
Benevolent Fund: £3.00
Coffee Morning: £34.50

Volunteers are required to make the tea and coffee for the Saturday Coffee Mornings. These are held on the first Saturday of each month. Please add your name to the list on the notice board or speak with one of the stewards.


Tuesday 14th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 15th

7:30pm – Stewards and Pastoral Visitors meeting

Thursday 16th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

2:30pm – Care and Share at Muriel’s and Bill’s

Next Sunday 19th

10:30am – Morning Worship led by Anne Worker
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

CLC International will be at Praiseway Church, 27 Straight Road, on Saturday 18th May from 10:00am till 12noon. There will be a selection of books, gifts and cards available on the day and the opportunity to order books not available. There will also be tea, coffee and cakes for sale.

Colchester Methodist Churches invite you to West Mersea for a Pentecost Family Festival on Sunday 19th May starting at 4:00pm. There will be kite making, a celebration service and a ‘bring your own’ picnic. See notice board for details of other events and further information.

Action for Children – ‘Step out for Children’ – sponsored walk on Saturday 15th June starting at 10:00am from Mersea Methodist Church. Contact Keith Thompson on 844252 for a sponsor form.

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