Notices 30 November 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 30th November 2014

First Sunday in Advent

INTROIT – ‘Fill us with Holy Love – H&P 102 v 7’

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Nancy Powell-Davies 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, Betty Taylor 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 Fingringhoe 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

Don’t Forget – from next week our Sunday Morning Services will start at 11:00am.

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.

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.

Christmas Cards – We would encourage you to send just one card to everyone at Lexden Methodist Church. These can be displayed on the notice board in the Garling Room. Please see Bill or Alan if you need help pinning your card. There will be a collection box for contributions to the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

Offerings for last Sunday: £412.50

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 2nd December

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 3rd

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

Thursday 4th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 7th December

Second Sunday in Advent

10:15 – 10:45am – Refreshments available in the Garling Room

11:00am – Worship led by Liz Clarke

Other Events

Advent Service at Fingringhoe Methodist Church This Afternoon at 3:00pm. Everyone welcome.

Carol Singing in West Bergholt on Friday 19th December. Meet at the Methodist Church Hall at 6:15pm. Funds raised will be for Action for Children

Christmas Services here at Lexden

Crib Service Thursday 18th December at 10am followed by tea/coffee and mince pies

Carols by Candlelight Sunday 21st December at 6:30pm

Midnight Holy Communion Wednesday 24th December starting at 11:15pm

Christmas Day Service Thursday 25th December from 9:45 to 10:30am

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