Notices for week Commencing 25 January 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 26th January 2014

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

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd David J Moody 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

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 Abbeyfield Community Project.

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

Please Note – Songs of Praise and Coffee Morning will start again in March. There is no Coffee Morning this coming Saturday.

Friendly Tea Club – if you feel able to help run the Tuesday afternoon tea club, even if it’s on an occasional basis, please see Alan.

DVD Delivery – do you have a car? Could you help with delivering the DVD’s?

This is a very important part of our pastoral outreach and everyone who receives a copy of the Sunday service really enjoys them. Please see Alan or Stephen if you could help.

Volunteers – We also need people to represent Lexden at the Circuit Outreach Action Group and Social Issues group. Please see Vivian or Geoff.

Offerings for last Sunday: £331.00

Benevolence Fund: £3.00

Jane Groves – it is with regret that we have to announce that Jane has resigned as a steward and worship leader. She will be greatly missed and our thanks go out to her for all the help she gave.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 28th

2:00 to 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 30th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 2nd February

10:30am –Worship led by Eddie Lansdown

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Sing for God’s Glory – music and worship with a Celtic Christian flavour.

At St Peter & St Paul Church, West Mersea – TODAY – 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.

Colchester Street Pastors – find out more about their work and what you can do to help on Friday 21st February from 7:30 to 9:30pm at Beacon House, 90-91 East Hill. Their latest Newsletter is on the notice board.

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