Notices for Week Commencing 10 November 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 10th November 2013

Remembrance Sunday

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

A very warm welcome to you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to our Worship Leaders who are leading our service this morning.

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

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

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 Marks Tey 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.

General Notices

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

Quiet Time – we will again have a few minutes of quiet time before the service and one of the Stewards will come to the front of the church as a reminder.

Shoe Boxes – these can be brought to church up to Sunday 17th November. A very 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: £404.20

Benevolent Fund: £8.00

Coffee Morning: £51.00

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 – We have been delivering invitations to all houses within an area bordered by Straight Road, Heath Road, Church Lane and Lexden/London Road, including 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

Monday 11th

7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle – guest speaker Derek Coe

Tuesday 12th

2:00 to 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 14th

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 17th November

10:30am – Worship led by Peter Wright

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

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.

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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