Notices for Week Commencing 3 November 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 3rd November 2013

Church Anniversary

INTROIT – ‘Lift up Your Hearts’ HP 405 v 1

We offer you a very warm welcome, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd Ruth Ridge who is leading our church anniversary service with Holy Communion this morning.

Benevolent Fund – there will be a retiring offering for the Benevolent Fund.

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 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.

General Notices

Revd John and Gill Robinson – Please can you return the gift envelope next Sunday. 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 – these can be brought to church up to Sunday 17th November. A big thank you to everyone who has contributed already. If you need any help or have some spare items please see Avril.

Offerings for last Sunday: £180.10

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.’

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.

Beacon House – we will be collecting for Beacon House throughout November and there will be a box in the entrance vestibule for your donations of clothing, toiletries etc. Remember gifts of money are also welcome and there are envelopes available.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 5th

2:00 to 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 7th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

2:00pm – Care and Share at Muriel’s and Bill’s – please note new time

7:30pm – Light a Candle Service at West Bergholt Church

Next Sunday 10th November

Remembrance Sunday

10:30am – Service led by our Worship Leaders

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Sheila Dempsey

Future Event

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, East Anglia Children’s Homes. If you are able to join us for lunch and fellowship please add your name to the list on the notice board.

Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact Revd Ruth Ridge on

01206 242 183.