Notices 3 August 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 3rd August 2014

INTROIT – ‘Blest the Tie that Binds’ SF 49 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 Revd Jean Dane who is leading 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, 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, 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 Abbeyfield Community Project.

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 – a very big thank you to everyone who donated food, clothing, toiletries and money. Beacon House really appreciate our continued support.

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: £201.60

Charlie Connor – if you would like to make a contribution to a leaving present for Charlie Connor please see Stephen or one of the stewards.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 5th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 7th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

NO Time for Tots – Starts again in September

Next Sunday 10th August

10:30am – Worship led by Brian Llewellyn

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Laurie & Lidia Berris

Other Events

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