Notices 16 November 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 16th November 2014

INTROIT – ‘Now Let Us See Thy Beauty, Lord’ H&P 534 v 1

We warmly welcome you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Phil Bingham 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: Peter Bobby and family,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 our church here in Lexden.

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

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 and toiletries. Also tinned meat or fish and vegetables. Please see the full list in the entrance vestibule. There are also envelopes for cash donations.

Offerings for last Sunday: £307.20

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 18th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

5:00pm – Civic Society using the Garling Room

Wednesday 19th

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

1:30pm – Methodist Walk – meet at 11 Musk Close Stanway

Thursday 20th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 23rd November

10:30am – Holy Communion led by Revd Ruth Ridge

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester is celebrating 10 years. You are invited to the service at St Botolph’s Church this evening. 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.

Coffee Morning – books, games, toys, nearly new and bric-a-brac with cake stall and refreshments at Fingringhoe Methodist Church on Saturday 29th November from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Advent Service at Fingringhoe Methodist Church on 30th November at 3:00pm. Everyone welcome.

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