Notices 7 December 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 7th December 2014

Second Sunday in Advent

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

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Liz Clarke who is leading our worship this morning.

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,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 Mersea 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.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

General Notices

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.

11am start – please let one of the Stewards know if you are finding the later start inconvenient. If you are no longer able to come we can arrange for a DVD of the service to be delivered.

Offerings for last Sunday: £263.00

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday 8th

7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle Christmas Party

Tuesday 9th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 10th

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

Thursday 11th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 14th December

Third Sunday in Advent

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

11:00am – Worship led by Revd Jean Dane

6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Derek Coe

Other Events

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