Notices 23 November 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 23rd November 2014

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 Ruth Ridge who is leading our service with Holy Communion 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, Betty Taylor (in hospital) and 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 West Bergholt 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

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: £385.60

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 25th

1:30 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club on an outing

Wednesday 26th

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

Thursday 27th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 30th November

First Sunday in Advent

10:30am – Worship led by Nancy Powell Davies

Children welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Taizé Evening at St John the Baptist Church, Iceni Way, Shrub End on Thursday 27th November. An evening of prayer in preparation for Advent and Christmas from 7:00 to 8:00pm followed by refreshments.

Christmas Coffee Morning at West Bergholt Methodist Church on Saturday 29th November from 10:00am to 12noon.

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