Notices 24 August 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 24th August 2014

INTROIT – ‘Blest the Tie that Binds’ SF 49 v 1

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 Ruth Ridge 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, 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 West Bergholt 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

Prayer Handbooks – If you have not already taken your copy please speak to one of the stewards.

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.

Provision of Preachers – Difficulty is being experienced by Revd Alan Jenkins, (Our Superintendent Minister), in producing the preaching plan as he has limited preacher resources at his disposal. That is why we have been asked to express our preferences on the questionnaire. If you have not already done so please can you complete the questionnaire and put it in the basket provided or give it to one of the Stewards.

Offerings for last Sunday: £466.00

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 19th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 21st

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

NO Time for Tots – Starts again in September

Next Sunday 31st August

10:30am – Local Arrangement

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Future Events

Farewell Service at Marks Tey – Sunday 31st August at 3:30pm. Everyone welcome. There will be refreshments after the service with an opportunity to view an exhibition of photographs.

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