Notices for Week Commencing 29 December 2013

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 29th December 2013

First Sunday after Christmas

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 Charlie Connor who is leading our worship the 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

Prayer Requests –Rose & Peter Bobby, Charles & Florrie Cronin, Barbara Duller – now at Hill House Residential Home, Cicely Kentish-Sawyer, 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 The Ark 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

Stamps – Please continue to bring in your postage stamps and place them in the box in the entrance vestibule. They will be used to raise money for charity.

A very big thank you to everyone involved in making sure our church was decorated for Christmas. The Advent crown, the tree, the nativity scenes and all the other trimmings were appreciated by all.

Thank you as well for the mince pies after the candlelight service.

Offerings for last Sunday: £329.40

Christmas Day: £46.60

Sunday Morning Tea and Coffee Rota – please add your name to the list on the notice board, or speak with one of the Stewards, if you are able to prepare the tea and coffee after the Sunday morning service.

Saturday Coffee Morning – We also need volunteers to make tea and coffee on the Saturday Coffee mornings. There is a separate list for this.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 31st

No Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 2nd January

No Morning Prayer

No Time for Tots

Next Sunday 5th January 2014

Second Sunday after Christmas

10:30am – Joanne Eckersley

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

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