Notices for week Commencing 30 June 2013


Notices for Week Commencing 30th June 2013

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A very warm welcome to you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Jonathan Sparkes who is leading our worship 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 – in hospital, Kim & Ruth Ogden, Joan Rouse, David Sainty, Richard & May Walters and Robin Wilkinson.

We are very saddened to report the sudden death, at just 43, of David Bobby – son of Rose and Peter. Please remember his wife Paula and his children Jess and Josh, as well as the rest of the family, in your prayers.

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

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


World Mission and Mission in Britain – Thank you to everyone who has been saving money for World Mission and Mission in Britain during the past year. Laurie would be grateful if the boxes could be given to him over the next two weeks or by the 21st of July at the latest. We look forward to your continued support in the coming year.

Beacon House – we will be collecting for Beacon House throughout July. There will be a box in the entrance vestibule for your donations of clothing, toiletries and food.

Offerings for last Sunday: £325.00


Songs of Praise – at Fingringhoe Methodist Chapel this afternoon at 3:00pm. Everyone welcome. Please see one of the Stewards if you would like a lift.

Monday 1st July

7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle – Street Pastors

Tuesday 2nd

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 4th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 7th July

10:30am – Holy Communion led by the Army Chaplain

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Future Events

Summer Holiday Project 2012 – The Arts Award for young persons will be held at Lexden Methodist Church during July and August. Attendance is free but a contribution for outings would be appreciated. If you know of someone who would be interested please see Cicely. Further details are 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 at Marks Tey Methodist Church 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. Anyone needing a lift will be accommodated. We will be having a shared lunch followed by fun and activities in the 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’.

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