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 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)
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
7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle Christmas Party
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room
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
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