Notices for Week Commencing 14 July 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 7th July 2013

INTROIT – ‘When I Feel the Touch’ SF 594

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.

There will be a retiring offering for the Benevolence Fund.

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 and family following the loss of their son David, Charles & Florrie Cronin, Rita Moss – in hospital, 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 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.

GENERAL NOTICES

The funeral of David Bobby will take place on Friday 12th July at 12 noon at St Teresa’s Church followed by a private family burial at West Bergholt Methodist Church churchyard. Everyone is invited to the Marks Tey Hotel for refreshments afterwards.

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

World Mission and Mission in Britain – please can you give your boxes to Laurie over the next week or by the 21st of July at the latest. We look forward to your continued support in the coming year.

Offerings for last Sunday: £230.20

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
Tuesday 9th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 11th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer (please leave the car park for Time for Tots)

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 14th July
10:30am – Worship led by Meryle Longley
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Eddie Lansdown

Other Events

Variety Concert at Trinity Methodist Church on Saturday 13th July starting at 7:00pm. Tickets £8. See poster on notice board for more information.

Pet Service at Boxted Methodist Church on Sunday 14th July at 10:30am. All pets welcome large or small. See poster on notice board for more information.

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

Summer Holiday Project 2013 – 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.

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. Please note this date in your diary.

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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