Notices 1 February 2015

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 1st February 2015

INTROIT – ‘Jesus Stand Among Us’ H&P 530 v 1

You are very warmly 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.

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, Barbara Duller, Emily Grote, Joan Rouse, Betty Taylor and Richard & May Walters.

Please remember the family of Charles Cronin in your prayers. His funeral is on Monday 2nd February at 3:30pm at the Colchester Crematorium.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Ruth Ridge and all those who minister to the people of God, especially this week for our church here at Lexden.

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

Daffodil Day – Monday 2nd March. A coach has been booked to go from Colchester to Central Hall Westminster. Pick up at London Road bus stop at 9:45am. Cost will be in the region of £15.50. For further information or to book a place please see Viv.

Annual Church Meeting on Wednesday 11th February. Everyone welcome.

Songs of Praise – please add your name to the list on the Notice Board if you feel able to lead a Songs of Praise service this year. If you are unsure please speak with Alan.

Collection last Sunday: £471.20

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 3rd

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

7:30pm – Circuit Leadership meeting in the Garling Room

Wednesday 4th

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

Thursday 5th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 8th February

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

11:00am – Worship led by Joanne Eckersley

Other Events

Light – visualizing faith an exploration of faith led by the Community of Canonesses on Sunday 1st February starting at 12:30pm with a three course lunch at Castle Methodist Church. Please see the poster for more information.

Ash Wednesday service at West Bergholt on Wednesday 18th February. This year it is being held by the Anglicans at St Mary’s, New Church Road at 8:00pm and will be led by Revd Mandy Elmes. Everyone welcome.

Lent Course at St Leonard’s running on Wednesdays at 11am and 7:30pm starting from 25th February. Both sessions are the same and the lunchtime ones will be followed by a simple Lent lunch where the proceeds will be donated to charity.

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