Notices 26 October 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 26th 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 Anne Brook who is leading our worship this morning.

Please join us for refreshments in the Garling Room after the 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 & Ruth Ogden, Joan Rouse, Richard & May Walters and Robin Wilkinson.

Please keep Christine Nash in your prayers as she prepares to move this week.

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

Christine Nash is leaving us to live in Norfolk to be near to her family. We would like to take this opportunity to thank her for all her hard work and for playing the organ for all these years. May God’s love go with her.

Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal. Leaflets and shoeboxes are still 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 whole box any contribution will be most welcome. Envelopes are also available for cash donations. Many thanks to those who have already contributed.

Sunday Services – to fit in with the rest of the Circuit we agreed at our Church Council meeting that we would move the start of our Sunday Services to 11am from 7th December. This allows our Ministers to take two services each Sunday morning – one at 9:30 and one at 11. So that we still finish at the same time we will be having our tea and coffee before the service from 10:15 to 10:45. If you have any questions about this please speak with one of the Stewards.

Offerings for last Sunday: £320.00

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 28th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 29th

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

Thursday 30th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Saturday 1st November

10:00 to 11:30am – Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy

This month’s charity – Army Benevolent Fund

Next Sunday 2nd November

Church Anniversary

10:30am – Revd Martin Camroux

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

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 to pray for Colchester and its people between 10:00am and noon. Please join us for all or part of the morning. This is at the same time as our Coffee Morning and it will be possible to attend both events.

Light a Candle Service a service of remembrance for loved ones will be held at West Bergholt Methodist Church on Thursday 6th November at 7:30pm.

Prayer Spaces in Primary Schools A training morning for all those interested in running prayer spaces in primary schools. Led by Tim Abbott and a local team this event will inspire you, give you hands-on examples of prayer activities and provide guidance on how to get started. Saturday 8th November, 9am to 1pm, Elim Church, CO4 3PY Suggested donation £10. For more info, or to book, please contact Susan Sydenham susan

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.

Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester is celebrating 10 years. You are invited to the service at St Botolph’s Church on Sunday 16th November. Tea and coffee from 6:30pm. The service starts at 7pm. Guest Speaker Rt Revd Roger Morris, Bishop of Colchester.