Notices 27 July 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 27th July 2014

INTROIT – ‘Dear Lord and Father of Mankind’ H&P 673 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 Revd Martin Camroux who is leading worship with Holy Communion 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, please speak with one of the Stewards 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 Cronin, Barbara Duller, Emily Grote, Joan Rouse – discharged from hospital, 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 Eight Ash Green 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

World and Home Mission – We wish to thank all who have saved money in mission boxes during the last year. The total collected for Mission in Britain was £242-92, and for World Church £193-28. We look forward to your continued support in the coming year. Laurie

Beacon House – we are collecting again throughout July. There is a list of requirements on the box in the vestibule or envelopes for gifts of money.

Sector Communions – there is a list of alternative communion service dates on the notice board.

August walk please note the walk planned for Thursday 21 August will now be on Friday 22 August. Full details nearer the time.

Offerings for last Sunday: £375.60

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 29th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

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

Thursday 31st

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

NO Time for Tots – Starts again in September

Saturday 2nd August

10:00 – 11:30am – Coffee Morning with Bring & Buy – this month’s charity:

Alzheimer’s Society

Next Sunday 3rd August

10:30am – Worship led by Revd Jean Dane

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Song Cycle comes to St Leonard’s – a musical bicycle pilgrimage on Thursday 31st July at 7:30pm. The musicians will arrive at the church on their bicycles, play a recital and the next day they will make their way to another church. See poster on notice board for more information.

Family Fun Day organised by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester will be held in Castle Park on Saturday 13th September from 11:00am to 4:00pm. This event will include crafts and activities as well as Church related experiences.

Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester – an evening with Paul Cowley on Thursday 25th September. This will take place at St Johns Community Centre and will include a meal.

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