Notices 12 October 2014


Notices for Week Commencing 12th October 2014

INTROIT – ‘Breathe on me Breath of God’ SF 51 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 Ron Smith who is leading our Holy Communion service this morning

Please join us for refreshments in the Garling Room after the Service.

Harvest Tea – This Afternoon at 4:30pm.

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

The theme will be God’s creation and provision

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

Rosemary Bell (Andrew’s wife) is seriously ill in Romford Hospital, having been transferred there from Colchester District General. Please remember them 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 Mile End Methodist Church.

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 can walk use the side roads or public car park.

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.

Offerings for last Sunday:

Water Aid – a very big thank you to everyone who contributed to this very worthwhile charity.


Monday 13th

7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle – guest speaker – Ron Whitney

Tuesday 14th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 15th

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

7:30pm – Church Council Meeting – everyone welcome

Thursday 16th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

2:30pm – Care and Share at Muriel’s and Bill’s

Next Sunday 19th October

10:30am – Worship led by Leonard Pick

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

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.

Prayer for Colchester on Saturday 1st November from 6am to 11pm. Prayers will take place in churches, homes, cafés and on the street throughout the day. We will be holding a prayer group here at Lexden between 10:00am and noon. Please join us.

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.

CHURCH NOTICES – items for the Weekly Notices to Christine Beesley by Thursday at the latestplease. Telephone 01206 766604. e-mail ‘christine.beesley’. Website : lexdenmethodist