LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 17th November 2013
INTROIT – ‘Lift up Your Hearts’ HP 405 v 1
We warmly welcome you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Peter Wright who is leading our service 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 Requests – Cicely and family, 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 West Bergholt 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.
Shoe Boxes –A very big thank you to everyone who has contributed to our shoe box appeal. If you still have a box that you haven’t managed to bring in yet please see Avril.
Beacon House – we are collecting for Beacon House throughout November and there is a box in the entrance vestibule for your donations. Clothing and toiletries are always welcome or see the list of necessities by the notice board. Remember gifts of money are also welcome and there are envelopes available.
Advent Lunch on Saturday 7th December. Please add your name to the list on the notice board or see one of the stewards.
Offerings for last Sunday: £403.50
DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
2:00 to 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer –please leave car park clear for Time for Tots
10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots
Next Sunday 24th November
10:30am – Worship led by Revd Alan Jenkins
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards
Future Events for Advent and Christmas
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. Everyone welcome
Crib Service – Thursday 19th December at 10:00am followed by tea/coffee and mince pies. A shared service for Time for Tots and the Morning Prayer group but you don’t have to attend either to come along.
Candlelit Carol Service – Sunday 22nd December at 6:30pm. No need to bring a torch as all the hymns will be on the overhead projector.
Quiet Service – at 10:00am on Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December. A time for quiet reflection.
Midnight Holy Communion – at Marks Tey Methodist Church starting at 11:15pm. Service led by Revd Ruth Ridge. Lifts are available – please speak with one of the stewards.
Christmas Day Service – with Revd Ruth Ridge on Wednesday 25th December at 9:45am.
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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