Notices for Week Commencing 27 October 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 27th October 2013

Bible Sunday

INTROIT – ‘I am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus’ SOF 202 v1

We warmly welcome you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Caroline White 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, 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 Abbeyfield Community Project.

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

Revd John and Gill Robinson – Please can you return the gift envelope over the next two Sundays. Please also keep them in your prayers during this difficult time.

Quiet Time – we will again have 5 minutes of quiet time before the service and one of the Stewards will come to the front of the church at about 10:25 as a reminder.

Shoe Boxes – Please can these be brought to church by Saturday 16th November. If you need any help please see Avril.

Charity Christmas Cards – this year the ‘Cards for Good Causes’ shop is in Lion Walk URC as Colchester Library is closed for renovation. The shop is open 10am-4pm each day and as usual there is a wide range of charities represented amongst the stock of cards and other Christmas items.’

Offerings for last Sunday: £423.40

Church Invitation – As a result of a decision at the October Church Council, a letter of information about our church and its activities in the form of an invitation to contact or visit us is being distributed during the coming week or so. It will go to all houses within an area bordered by Straight Road, Heath Road, Church Lane and Lexden/London Road and will include Spring Lane and Lexden Park. A copy of this letter is on the notice board in the foyer. This is a ‘trial run’ and may be extended after an evaluation of the outcomes.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday 28th
7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle – Guest Speaker – Pam Baldwin

Tuesday 29th
2:00 to 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 31st
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer –please leave car park clear for Time for Tots

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

7:45pm – Bible Study

Next Sunday 3rd November
Church Anniversary

10:30am – Holy Communion led by Revd Ruth Ridge
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Future and Other Events

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

Christmas Coffee Morning – at West Bergholt Methodist Church on Saturday 30th November from 10:00am to 12:00 noon. Mince pies, cakes, cards and bric-a-brac. All welcome.

Advent Lunch – Saturday 7th December. This will be in place of our normal Coffee Morning and we will still be collecting for our chosen charity. Please add this date to your diary as we will need to know numbers soon.

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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