Notices for Week Commencing 25 August 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 25th August 2013

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

A very warm welcome to you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Phil Bingham 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

Prayer Requests – Rose & Peter Bobby, Charles & Florrie Cronin, Robert Gore, Cicely Kentish-Sawyer and family, 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 Fingringhoe 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.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

GENERAL NOTICES

Gift Aid Declarations – Bill will be asking those of you who have currently made a declaration in favour of the church, to sign and date a new declaration. This is necessary to fully comply with the latest HMRC wording requirements. Whilst the previous declarations were registered and held at Methodist Church House, London; the new ones will be held by each church.

Offerings for last Sunday: £348.70

Shoe Box Appeal – we need to start thinking about this now because we need a volunteer to look after the shoe boxes and be available when they are collected. Please speak with one of the stewards if you can take on this worthwhile task.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 27th

2:00 to 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 29th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

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

Next Sunday 1st September

10:30am – Morning Worship led by Brian Llewellyn

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Future Events

Eight Ash Green Methodist Church presents the Justin Jay Band playing 60s music on Friday 6th September starting at 8:00pm. Tickets £6.00. See poster on notice board for more information

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

Light a Candle Service – a service for all who have lost loved ones. Thursday 7th November at 7:30pm at West Bergholt 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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