Notices for Week Commencing 8 December 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 8th December 2013

Second Sunday in Advent

INTROIT – ‘Emmanuel’ SF 83

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

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

This evening – 6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Derek Coe

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 – 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 Wimpole Road 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

The flowers today have been donated by Clifford Whittaker in memory of his wife Doreen’s birthday.

Ladies Friendly Circle party on Monday. Everyone welcome. Additional parking will be available at Praiseway.

Christmas Cards – it has been suggested that as usual we give just one card for everyone at church rather that lots of individual cards. Cards can be displayed on the notice board in the Garling Room. There will also be a box for contributions to East Anglia Children’s Hospice.

Philippines Appeal – a very big thank you to everyone who has donated tinned fish for the people of the Philippines. We were able to take four carrier bags full of fish to Praiseway for onward delivery.

Offerings for last Sunday: £328.60

Stamps – as in previous years we are collecting stamps at Christmas. This is the time of year when everyone gets lots more post. Please carefully cut round the stamps and place them in the box in the entrance vestibule. They will be used to raise money for charity.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday 9th

7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle Party – Everyone welcome

Tuesday 10th

2:00 to 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 11th

7:30pm – Bible Study

Thursday 12th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 15th December

Third Sunday in Advent

10:30am – Worship led by Revd Martin Camroux

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Services for Advent and Christmas

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. An evening of Readings and Carols. 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 latestplease. Telephone 01206 766604. e-mail ‘christine.beesley’. Website : www.lexden.org.uk

Church e-mail : lexdenmethodist