Notices 11 May 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 11th May 2014

INTROIT – ‘As Water to the Thirsty’ SoF659 v1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Major House who is leading our worship this morning as part of the Mission Weekend.

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

This Evening – 6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Revd James Ridge

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, Grace & Gerald Daldry, Barbara Duller, Joan Rouse, Richard & May Walters and Robin Wilkinson.

Please remember Keith and Di Thompson and their son Andy in your prayers following the tragic death of their daughter–in-law Joanna on Sunday evening – the day after her 32nd birthday. They have asked for your continued prayers for the family

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

Mission Weekend with Major House of the Salvation Army. Don’t forget Gentlemen are invited to attend this Monday night’s Friendly Circle event starting at 7:30pm.

Offerings for last Sunday: £378.60

Coffee Morning: £45.00

Easter Offering Envelopes: £160.00

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday 12th

7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle – Guest Speaker – Major House

Tuesday 13th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 15th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 18th May

10:30am – Worship led by Revd Martin Camroux

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Two Rivers Mission will be taking place from 3rd – 18th May in churches along the rivers Colne and Stour. Teams will be running special events with the aim of encouraging more people to find out about Jesus. Although our church is not taking part in the mission we can still support them with prayer.

Christian Aid Week 11th to 17th May.

Quiz Night at the Ark – Highwoods Methodist Church on Saturday 24th May at 7:30pm. Teams of 6 or come on your own and they will make up a team for you. Supper is included. Suggested donation of £6 per person for Christian Aid.

Please book your place in advance:

e-mail rachel.vanstaveren or call 01206 521993

Wimpole Road Methodist Church will be celebrating 110 years on Sunday 8th June at 6:30pm with guest preacher The Revd Lord Leslie Griffiths and the Boxted Methodist Silver Band. Everyone is welcome.

Action for Children sponsored walk at West Mersea on Saturday 14th June starting at 10:00am

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