Notices 14 December 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 14th December 2014

Third 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 Revd Jean Dane who is leading our worship this morning.

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

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 also keep Revd Andrew and Rosemary Bell in your prayers.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Ruth Ridge and all those who minister to the people of God, especially this week for Wimpole Road 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.

Colchester YMCA if you would like to make a donation to the Colchester YMCA Christmas Fund please see Alan.

Offerings for last Sunday: £300.70

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 16th

12:30pm – Friendly Tea Club Christmas Lunch at the Chequers

Wednesday 17th

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

Thursday 18th

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

10:00am – Crib Service

Next Sunday 21st December

Fourth Sunday in Advent

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

11:00am – Holy Communion led by Revd Ruth Ridge

6:30pm – Carols by Candlelight

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