Notices 5 October 2014


Notices for Week Commencing 5th October 2014

INTROIT – ‘Breathe on me Breath of God’ SF 51 v 1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry. Our service this morning is a local arrangement.

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 Requests: Dorothy Cardey, Charles Cronin, Barbara Duller, Emily Grote, Kim Ogden (in hospital) and Ruth, Joan Rouse, Richard & May Walters and Robin Wilkinson.

It is with great sadness that we have to report our very dear friend Rose Bobby lost her courageous battle with multiple myeloma last Sunday. Please remember Peter and the rest of the family in your prayers.

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

A service of thanksgiving for the life of Rose Bobby will take place on Monday 13th October at 11:30am here at Lexden. This will be followed by a private family committal at West Bergholt Methodist Church. There will be refreshments afterwards at Praiseway Church.

Please note parking will be limited so it would be helpful if those who could walk used the side roads or public car park.

Peter Bobby would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, visits and flowers. Now and previously for Rose.

Harvest Tea – Sunday 12th October at 4:30pm. If you have not already done so please add your name to the list on the notice board if you will be coming.

Offerings for last Sunday: £277.00

Colchester Food Bank – a very big thank you to everyone who contributed at the Harvest Festival and to Alan who packed it all up and took it to their depot in the Moorside Business Park. They have asked him to convey their gratitude and they said everything was just what they wanted.

We also raised £64 through the envelopes.

Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal. Leaflets and shoeboxes are available please see Avril or Christine. You can bring in your boxes any time between now and 9th November. If you can’t manage a box any contribution will be most welcome. Envelopes are also available for cash donations.


Monday 6th

7:30pm – Lexden Leadership Meeting

Stewards, Pastoral Visitors, Secretary and Treasurer

Tuesday 7th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

2:00pm – Methodist Walk – meet at the war memorial at Colchester Castle

Wednesday 8th

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

Thursday 9th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

7:45pm – Bible Study

Next Sunday 12th October

10:30am – Holy Communion led by Revd Jean Dane

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by John Hampshire

Other Events

Mersea Harvest Supper – ‘Raise the Roof’ on Saturday 18th October at 7:00pm. Musical entertainment by Alan Jenkins and his daughter Anna. Please see the poster on the notice board for more details.

Light a Candle Service a service of remembrance for those we’ve loved and lost will be held at West Bergholt Methodist Church on Thursday 6th November at 7:30pm.

Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact Revd Ruth Ridge on 01206 242 183.