Notices 2 November 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 2nd November 2014

Church Anniversary

INTROIT – ‘Now Let Us See Thy Beauty, Lord’ H&P 534 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 Revd Martin Camroux 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, 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 Abbeyfield Community Project.

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

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.

Christine Nash thanks everyone for the card and gift she received last Sunday also for the support and prayers she received.

Offerings for last Sunday: £295.40

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 4th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room

Wednesday 5th

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

Thursday 6th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 9th November

Remembrance Sunday

10:30am – Worship led by Meryle Longley

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Alan & Christine Beesley

Other 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.

WW1 Exhibition at Fingrinhoe Methodist Church on Saturday 8th November 10am to 2pm – light lunch provided – and Sunday 9th November 2 to 4pm.

Prayer Spaces in Primary Schools A training morning for all those interested in running prayer spaces in primary schools. 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 from 10:00am to 12:00 noon. You are welcome to come and pray, meditate or light a candle. There will be a collection box for Help for Heroes.

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.

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