Notices 23 February 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 23rd February 2014

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

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Jonathan Sparkes 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.

Barry Holden sadly died during the week. Please remember his wife Margaret and their family in your prayers.

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

Advance Notice – we have all been invited to join with other churches in the circuit to share Sunday worship with Revd Dr Neil Richardson, former President of the Methodist Conference, at Castle Methodist Church on Sunday 16th March at 10:30am. This does mean there will be no service here in Lexden that morning. Transport will be available for everyone who wants to attend worship at Castle.

Offerings for last Sunday: £432.50

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 25th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 27th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Saturday 1st March

10:00 – 11:30am – Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy.

This month’s charity is Gideons International.

Everyone is most welcome at this worthwhile event.

Next Sunday 2nd March

Sunday before Lent

10:30am –Worship led by Revd David Dickens

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Daffodil Day at Central Hall Westminster on Monday 3rd March 2014. The coach will leave London Road car park at 9:45am and Marks Tey Methodist Church at 10:00am.

Ash Wednesday – 12 noon at Marks Tey. Lunch followed by Ashing Service and Communion. 8:00pm at West Bergholt. Ash Wednesday Communion with imposition of ashes.

Women’s World Day of Prayer. Friday 7th March. There will not be a Town Centre service this year – please see the poster on the notice board for details of local services.

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