LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 26th 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 David Dickens 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 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 Fingringhoe 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)
Coffee Morning this coming Saturday 10:00 – 11:30am. A chance to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with friends. There is also a selection of ‘bring and buy’ articles with all money raised going to charity. If you have a charity you feel would appreciate our help please let us know and we can add them to our list.
We also need volunteers to help make the tea and coffee at these monthly meetings. If you feel able to help please add your name to the list on the notice board or speak with one of the stewards.
Offerings for last Sunday: £341.72
DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
No Time for Tots – Half Term Holiday
7:30pm – Bible Study at Marks Tey
7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room
Saturday 1st June
10:00 – 11:30am – Coffee Morning – everyone welcome
Next Sunday 2nd June
10:30am – Morning Worship led by Elizabeth Clarke
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards
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 but you are still welcome to join. 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