Notices 21 December 2014

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 21st December 2014

Fourth Sunday in Advent

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

A very warm welcome to you all especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd Ruth Ridge who is leading our Holy Communion service this morning.

This Evening – 6:30pm – Carols by Candlelight

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 Wivenhoe 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 have sent a big thank you to everyone who contributed to their Christmas appeal. There is a photo on the notice board of the food parcels ready for the residents.

Offerings for last Sunday: £379.70

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Wednesday 24th – Christmas Eve

11:15pm – Midnight Holy Communion led by Revd Ruth Ridge

Thursday 25th – Christmas Day

9:45am – Local Arrangement

Next Sunday 28th December

First Sunday after Christmas

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

11:00am – Worship led by Phil Bingham

Other Events

Carol Service at Mersea Methodist Church this afternoon at 4:30pm

Epiphany Lunch on Saturday 10th January at 1pm. Please add your name to the list on the notice board so we know how many to cater for.

Please see the poster on the notice board for details of other services in our sector over Christmas.

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