LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 12th January 2014
INTROIT – ‘To be in Your Presence’ SoF 1067 V1 & chorus
We warmly welcome you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Elizabeth Clarke who is leading our worship 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– Rose & Peter Bobby, Charles & Florrie Cronin, Barbara Duller, 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 Boxted 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.
World Mission envelopes – please can these be returned by next week. Please place them in the collections bag. Thank you
Saturday Coffee Morning – We still need volunteers to make tea and coffee on the Saturday Coffee mornings. Please see list on notice board.
Advance Notice – there will be a meeting of Church Stewards and Pastoral Visitors on Tuesday 21st January starting at 7:30pm.
Offerings for last Sunday: £426.00
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 19th January
10:30am – Covenant Service with Holy Communion led by Revd Ruth Ridge
Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards
Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester invites you to a United Service of Gratitude and Blessing for our Health and Caring Services in Colchester.Sunday 19th January at 6:30pm at Colchester Baptist Church.
Sing for God’s Glory – music and worship with a Celtic Christian flavour.
At St Peter & St Paul Church, West Mersea on Sunday 26th January – workshop from 3:00 to 5:30pm and service at 6:30pm. See poster on notice board.
Poverty & homelessness action week. 25th January to 2nd February 2014.
‘Where is the Church in Society? – A Church without Walls’ you are invited to an evening with Simon Barker from Scripture Union who will be giving a talk entitled ‘A Presentation for Holiday Clubs’. Plume Avenue URC on 5th February from 7:30 to 9:30pm.
The St Botolph’s Big Quiz Our church has been invited to take part in this inter-church quiz on Friday 21st March at 7:00pm. If you would be interested in making up a team please see one of the Stewards.
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