Notices for Week Commencing 16 June 2013


Notices for Week Commencing 16th June 2013

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We warmly welcome you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd Ruth Ridge who is leading our service with Holy Communion today.

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, David Sainty, 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 Wivenhoe 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.


(1 Thessalonians 5:17)


Methodist Homes Envelopes – if you haven’t already brought yours back please return by next Sunday. Don’t forget to fill in the ‘Gift Aid’ details if you are a tax payer.

Saturday Coffee Morning – a very big thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help with the teas and coffees at our monthly Coffee Mornings. We still need some help on the 3rd August so if you feel able to assist please add your name to the list on the notice board or see Bill.

Step Forward – new members are still welcome. For more information see Jane Groves or call John Allison on 793888 or Charlie Connor on 866622.

Offerings for last Sunday: £240.00


Monday 17th

7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Club – Guest Speaker – Charlie Connor

Tuesday 18th

10:30am – Full day walk – The Naze, Walton

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 20th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

7:30pm – Bible Study at Lexden

Next Sunday 23rd

10:30am – Worship led by Joanne Eckersley

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Future Events

Friends International – prayer breakfast on Saturday 29th June starting at 9:00am at the Wivenhoe campus of Essex University. Contact Linda Pepper on 01473 270996 if you are able to attend. See their newsletter on the notice board.

Farewell worship with Richard and Katy Smith on Sunday 14th July at 6:30pm at St Margaret’s Church, Mersea Road, Berechurch.

Circuit Farewell Service for John and Jane Allison on Sunday 28th July at 6:30pm at Wimpole Road Methodist Church.

Summer Picnic with Marks Tey on Saturday 17th August starting at 12 noon. This is a joint church event and we would like to see as many of our Lexden people there as possible. We will be having a shared lunch followed by fun and activities in the Marks Tey garden. More details nearer the time.

Circuit Welcome Service to Alan and Janet Jenkins on Sunday 8th September at 6:30pm at Wimpole Road Methodist Church.

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