Notices for Week Commencing 22 December 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 22nd December 2013

Fourth Sunday in Advent

INTROIT – ‘Emmanuel’ SF 83

We warmly welcome you, especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd Ruth Ridge who is leading our Holy Communion Service this morning.

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

This Evening – 6:30pm –Candlelit Carol 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 – Cicely and family, Rose & Peter Bobby, Charles & Florrie Cronin, Barbara Duller – now at Hill House Residential Home, 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 Castle 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

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.

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.

Offerings for last Sunday: £374.10

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 24th Christmas Eve

10:00am – Quiet Service led by Revd Ruth Ridge

No Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 25th – Christmas Day

9:45am – Christmas Day Service led Revd Ruth Ridge

Thursday 26th

No Morning Prayer

No Time for Tots

Next Sunday 29th December

First Sunday after Christmas

10:30am – Charlie Connor

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Services for Advent and Christmas

Candlelit Carol Service – Sunday 22nd December at 6:30pm. An evening of Bible Readings and Carols. No need to bring a torch as all the hymns will be on the overhead projector. Everyone welome.

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 : lexdenmethodist