Notices 19 October 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 19th 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 and to Leonard Pick 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: Dorothy Cardey, Charles Cronin, Barbara Duller, Emily Grote, Kim Ogden (in hospital) and Ruth, 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 Boxted Methodist Church.

General Notices

Peter Bobby would like to thank all those who helped make Rose’s funeral such a special time of thanksgiving. Particularly Janet, Chrissie and Sheila. Also John for playing the organ and Ruth for the special way she conducted the service. Also thank you to everyone who was able to attend. As a family they were just so moved by everything and thank God for how He guides all of us through good and difficult times in our lives.

A very big thank you to everyone involved in the Harvest Tea. We all enjoyed our sandwiches and cake and £67.50 was raised for Beacon House. Well done.

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: £415.50

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday21st

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 22nd

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

Thursday23rd

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 26th October

Bible Sunday

10:30am – Local Arrangement

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Churches Together in West Colchester – THIS EVENING – a United Service for One World Week at 6:30pm at Christchurch, Ireton Road. Everyone Welcome. See poster on notice board.

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 for all or part of the morning.

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.

Remembrance Day Tuesday 11th November the church will open for shared and silent prayer. Candles will be available. We will be collecting for Help for Heroes. Everyone Welcome

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