Notices for Week Commencing 14 July 2013


Notices for Week Commencing 14th July 2013

Action for Children Sunday

INTROIT – ‘When I Feel the Touch’ SF 594

A very warm welcome to you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Meryle Longley who is leading our worship this morning.

Please join us for refreshments in the Garling Room after the Service.

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

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 – now in a nursing home, 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 Boxted 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.


Beacon House – we are 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 by the 21st of July at the latest. We look forward to your continued support in the coming year.

Offerings for last Sunday:


Monday 15th
Ladies Friendly Circle – Canal Boat Trip

Tuesday 16th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club at Mo’s and David’s

Thursday 18th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer (please leave the car park for Time for Tots)

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room

Next Sunday 21st July
10:30am – Worship led by Ron Firman
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

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

CLC – Christian Literature Crusade – will be at Praiseway on Saturday 20th July from 10:00am to 12:00noon. Books, gifts and cards available on the day or can be ordered. Also tea, coffee and cake.

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 add this date to 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’.
Website : lexdenmethodist
Benevolence Fund: £7.50
Coffee Morning: £45.00