Notices 23 March 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 23rd March 2014

Third Sunday in Lent

INTROIT – ‘Bind us Together Lord’ SF 43 – chorus only

A very warm welcome to you all especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Anne Worker 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, Joan Rouse, Richard & May Walters and Robin Wilkinson.

Our very dear friend Cicely Kentish-Sawyer sadly died on 28th February. Please remember her sons Brian and Derrick and the rest of her family in your prayers at this sad time.

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

Beacon House – Don’t forget we are collecting for Beacon House this month. There is a list of requirements by the box in the entrance vestibule. They can always do with clothes, especially men’s tops and trousers. There are also envelopes available for gifts of money.

Lexden Link – The Spring edition of our quarterly magazine will be available next week.

Offerings for Sunday 9th March: £321.00

Coffee Morning Saturday 1st March: £55.00

Friends International are looking to appoint one or two staff members at the University campus. Please see the flyer on the notice board. If you or anyone you know would be interested in this role please speak with Linda Pepper on 01473 270996 or 07854188536 or linda.pepper

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

Next Sunday 30th March

Mothering Sunday

10:30am – Holy Communion led by Revd Ruth Ridge

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

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

Holy Week Reflections: Quiet Services lasting about 20 Minutes starting Monday 14th April

Monday 12 noon at Fingringhoe

Tuesday 7pm at Boxted

Wednesday 10:30am at Marks Tey

Thursday 10am here at Lexden

Friday 10:30am at Eight Ash Green

Saturday 8pm at West Bergholt

Agapé Meal – Thursday 17th April starting at 7:00pm. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you will be coming. This will be a simple meal of bread and cheese with Holy Communion.

Good Friday Reflection – at the Mercury Theatre on Friday 18th April at 7:30pm

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