Notices 7 September 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 7th September 2014

INTROIT – ‘We Have Come into this Place’ SF 579 v1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Phil Bingham who is leading our 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 Mersea 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

Charlie’s Send Off Service Everyone is warmly invited to Mile End Methodist Church this afternoon at 4:30pm. There will be a Circuit Service to acknowledge the work which Charlie Connor has been doing as Lay Pastor in the Circuit and to wish him well as he embarks on his period of training for the Methodist Ministry. Please stay for tea in the church hall.

Sunday Services Questionnaire – Thanks to all who returned the Sunday Services Questionnaire. From consideration of your choices, the church has offered to receive extra Local Arrangements if necessary.

Lexden Link – Autumn edition. Please let Alan or Christine have any articles or suggestions for our magazine this quarter.

Harvest Festival – this will be on Sunday 28th September. We will be collectingitems for the Colchester Food Bank.

Offerings for last Sunday: £229.10

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday 8th

7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle – Guest Speaker – Revd James Ridge

Tuesday 9th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club outing to Perrywood Garden Centre

Wednesday 10th

9:30 – 11:30 – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 11th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 14th September

10:30am – Worship led by Mike Bowstead

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Revd Ruth Ridge

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.

Everyone welcome. Please see Alan if you would like some more information.

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.

Embroidery Exhibition at West Bergholt Methodist Church on Saturday 27th September from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Donations to Action for Children.

International Justice Mission are running an Advocacy Training Day for all who are interested in the issue of justice. This will take place at Christ Church, Colchester on Saturday 11th October from 10:00am to 4:15pm. Further information is on the Notice Board.

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