Notices for 16 February 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 16th February 2014

INTROIT – ‘Safe in the Shadow of the Lord’ SoF 991 v 1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Phil Bingham 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, Dorothy Cardey, Charles & Florrie Cronin, Barbara Duller, Cicely Kentish-Sawyer, Joan Rouse, Richard & May Walters and Robin Wilkinson.

Please remember Bill and Meryle Longley in your prayers, following the death of their son William.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Ruth Ridge and all those who minister to the people of God, especially this week for West Bergholt 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

DVD Delivery – we could still do with some more help delivering the DVD’s. This is a very important part of our pastoral outreach and everyone who receives a copy of the Sunday services really enjoys them. Please see Alan or Stephen if you could help.

Bible Study – there is a list of the forthcoming bible study sessions on the notice board. We are currently looking at Hebrews. Everyone is welcome.

Offerings for last Sunday: £219.60

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 18th

1:00pm – Friendly Tea Club – Fish and Chip lunch

Wednesday 19th

7:30pm – Annual Church Meeting – Everyone welcome

Thursday 20th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

No Time for Tots – Half Term Holiday

7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room

Saturday 22nd

10:00am – Walk – Meet at Colchester Castle by the War Memorial

Next Sunday 23rd February

10:30am –Worship led by Jonathan Sparkes

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Songs of Praise – at Fingringhoe Methodist Chapel on This Afternoon at 3:00pm. Please speak with one of the Stewards if you would like a lift.

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.

An Invitation to Prayer – on Saturday 1st March at St Leonard’s Lexden. 10:00am to 3:00pm. See poster on Notice Board.

Daffodil Day at Central Hall Westminster. Monday 3rd March 2014.

There will be a coach going from Colchester. Cost c £15.50 – For more information and to book places please contact Viv Wilcox – 01206 545083 vmwilcox

The Lord’s Prayer – a five week Pilgrim course at St Leonard’s Church starting Wednesday 12th March. See Notice Board for full details.

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