Notices 13 April 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 13th April 2014

Palm Sunday

INTROIT – ‘The King of Love my Shepherd is’ SF 533 v1

We warmly welcome you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Meryle Longley who is leading our worship this morning.

Please join us for refreshments in the Garling Room after the Service.

This Evening – 6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Revd Rodney Sawtell

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.

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

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.

Easter Offering Envelope – please can these be returned on April 20th or 27th. If you didn’t receive one last week please see Bill. Every Easter, the Methodist Church in Britain focuses on the World Church and invites donations to the World Mission Fund through the Easter Offering envelopes. The circuit Easter Offering Service will be held on 7th May at Mersea.

Offerings for last Sunday: £416.00

Coffee Morning: £45.00

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday 14th

7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle – DIY evening

Tuesday 15th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 17th

10:00am – Holy Week Reflection

No Time for Tots – Easter holiday

7:00pm – Agapé Meal

Next Sunday 20th April

Easter Sunday

10:30am – Holy Communion led by Revd David Dickens

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

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

A Holy Week Labyrinth at Mile End Methodist Church on Maundy Thursday 2:00 – 6:00pm and Good Friday 10:30am – 4:30pm. See notice board.

Good Friday – there will be a March of Witness through the town centre led by the Salvation Army. This is open to everyone! Please assemble at the Salvation Army Citadel in Butt Road at 11.45am ready to move off at 12 noon. The march will finish at the War Memorial outside the Castle. For further details please contact Major David House on 01206 575920.

Good Friday Service at Boxted Methodist Church at 3:00pm. Music by the Boxted Methodist Silver Band. This service will be led by Revd Ruth Ridge

Can you see the hero in Jesus? – At the Mercury Theatre on Good Friday 18th April at 7:30pm – presented by the Churches in the South of Colchester. Admission is free and there will be a retiring offertory.

Easter Praise at Fingringhoe Methodist Church on Sunday 20th April at 3:00pm. Please see one of the Stewards if you would like a lift.

Light a Candle Service here at Lexden on Thursday May 1st at 7:30pm. A service to remember those we’ve loved and lost. All are welcome.

Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact Revd Ruth Ridge on 01206 242 183.