Notices for Week Commencing 4 August 2013


Notices for Week Commencing 4th August 2013

INTROIT – ‘As we are Gathered Jesus is Here’ SF 28

We warmly welcome 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 – We are very sad to report the death of our very dear friend Rita Moss. She died in hospital on Friday morning. Please remember her family in your prayers.

Also pray for Rose & Peter Bobby, Charles & Florrie Cronin, 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 church here in Lexden.

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


Grateful thanks to all who contributed to World and Home Missions. The total for World Church boxes was £203.31 and for Mission in Britain boxes £270.52, a fantastic overall increase on last year’s total of over a hundred pounds. Thank you again and God bless you all. Laurie

Methodist Prayer Handbook 2013-2014 – these will be ordered for all who purchased them last year. If you no longer want a copy please let Peter Bobby know as soon as possible. These are a useful daily prayer guide and priced at £3.50 each. Anyone else wishing to purchase a copy please let Peter know.

Offerings for last Sunday: £tba

Walking in the Footsteps of the Methodist Preachers – the walk arranged for Tuesday 6th will now be taking place on Wednesday 14th.

Meet at Stoke-by-Nayland recreation ground car park at 2:00pm.


Tuesday 6th

1:00pm – Friendly Tea Club – note the earlier start time for Fish & Chip lunch

Thursday 8th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

Next Sunday 11th August

10:30am – Holy Communion led by Revd Ruth Ridge

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Laurie & Lidia Berris

Other Events

A Day of Guided Prayer at St Leonard’s Church, Lexden on Saturday 10th August from 9:00am onwards. Please see notice board for details.

Summer Picnic on Saturday 17th August starting at 12 noon. Change of venue – this will now be held at the Manse Gardens West Bergholt. We are having a ‘bring & share meal’. Our friends at Marks Tey are bringing the sweets and puddings so please can we provide savouries. Please let us know what you will be bringing by adding to the list on the notice board. Everyone is welcome and if you need a lift please let one of the stewards know.

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