Notices for Week Commencing 19 May 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 19th May 2013

Pentecost

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 Anne Worker 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 – Rose & Peter Bobby, Charles & Florrie Cronin, Rita Moss, Kim & Ruth Ogden, Joan Rouse, Richard & 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 West Bergholt 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

Pentecost Family Festival and picnic at West Mersea at 4:00pm this afternoon. There will be a celebration service and an ‘open the book’ drama. Also kite making and sandcastle building. All the events will take place on the putting green near the beach end of Empress Avenue in West Mersea. Bring your own picnic and a groundsheet or something to sit on.

Please note that there is no free parking, even on a Sunday.

Wet weather plan will be in Mersea Methodist Church premises in Mill Road.

Please speak with one of the stewards if you would like a lift.

If you feel able to assist with this event in any way please speak to

Geoff Wilcox.

Offerings for last Sunday: £391.10

We need more volunteers to make tea and coffee for the Coffee Mornings that 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.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday 20th

7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle – guest speaker Gerald Daldry

Tuesday 21st

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 23rd

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 26th

10:30am – Morning Worship led by Revd David Dickens

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Step Forward – It is four years since the Colchester Methodist Circuit pioneered the Christian Discipleship course entitled ‘Step Forward’ as a way of helping Christians study the Bible and share the meaning of their faith together in a small group. Those who followed the course at the time have spoken of its value to them on their Christian journey and two members of that group, Charlie Connor and Sue Wood, have now indicated their willingness to lead the course and, having completed the training programme, they are offering to run the course at Castle Church at 6.30pm on Wednesday evenings beginning on May 22nd. For more information call John Allison on 793888 or Charlie Connor on 866622. See poster on notice board.

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