Notices 9 November 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 9th November 2014

Remembrance Sunday

INTROIT – ‘Now Let Us See Thy Beauty, Lord’ H&P 534 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 Meryle Longley who is leading our worship this morning.

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

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

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.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Ruth Ridge and all those who minister to the people of God, especially this week for those affected by conflict or war.

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. A very big thank you to everyone who contributed in any way. We have collected an amazing number of boxes. If you still have a box or any other contribution, please see Avril.

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.

Beacon House – as the nights get colder please remember our friends at Beacon House. They especially need jeans and t shirts. Also deodorant and disposable razors. Please the full list in the entrance vestibule. We will be collecting throughout November.

Offerings for last Sunday: £189.80

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday 10th

7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle – Guest Speaker – Heather Ablett

The gentlemen are invited as well

Tuesday 11th

10:00 to 12:00noon – Church open for Remembrance Day

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 12th

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

Thursday 13th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 16th November

10:30am – Worship led by Phil Bingham

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

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

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.

Boxted Methodist Silver Band concert at St Peter’s Church Boxted on Wednesday 19th November at 7:30pm. Please see the poster on the notice board for more information.

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