Notices for Week Commencing 19 January 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 19th January 2014

INTROIT – ‘To be in Your Presence’ SoF 1067 V1 & chorus

A very warm welcome to 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 Covenant Service with Holy Communion this morning.

There will be a retiring offering for the Benevolent Fund

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, 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 Eight Ash Green 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

World Mission envelopes – need to be returned today. 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.

Friendly Tea Club – we really need someone else to help run this on a Tuesday afternoon. If you feel able to assist please see Alan Beesley.

Offerings for last Sunday: £355.80

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 21st

2:00 to 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

7:30pm – Church Stewards and Pastoral Visitors meeting

Thursday 23rd

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 26th January

10:30am –Worship led by Revd David J Moody

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester invites you to a United Service of Gratitude and Blessing for our Health and Caring Services in Colchester.This evening 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