Notices for Week Commencing 22 September

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 22nd September 2013

INTROIT – ‘When the Morning Gilds the Skies’ H&P 276 v1

We wish you a very warm welcome, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd Jean Dane who is leading our worship with Holy Communion this morning.

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

There will be a retiring offering plate in the vestibule for donations to the Benevolent Fund.

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 – we ask for your prayers for everyone listed in our Prayer Book.

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

Harvest Festival will be on Sunday 29th September. As in previous years we will be collecting food and money for the Colchester Food Bank. Please only bring non-perishable food with a long shelf life. There will be a box in the entrance vestibule and your donations will form part of our Harvest display. Envelopes for cash donations are also available.

Offerings for last Sunday: to be announced

Notices, while Alan and Christine are away, will be read out before the morning service and will be displayed on the Notice Board.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 24th

2:00 to 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 26th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer –please leave car park clear for Time for Tots

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

7:30pm – Bible Study

Next Sunday 29th September

Back to Church Sunday

10:30am – Harvest Festival led by Revd Ruth Ridge

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Harvest Festival – it has been suggested we have apple pie with our tea and coffee after the morning service. If you feel able to bake a pie please let one of the stewards know.

Future and Other Events

Please keep an eye on the Notice Board for details of all other events.

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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