Notices 22 February 2015

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 22nd February 2015

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

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry.

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 Bond – in hospital,Dorothy Cardey, Barbara Duller, Edward Grint, 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 Fingringhoe 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

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.

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.

Tea and Coffee – it was agreed at the Annual Church Meeting that we would try having the tea and coffee after the service. It does mean we will finish later but so many people have said how much they miss the after service chat over a cup of tea. This will start from next week.

Collection last Sunday: £335.00

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 17th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 18th

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

Thursday 19th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 1st March

11:00am – Worship led by Liz Clarke

Refreshments afterwards.

Other Events

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.

Faith in Action – as part of Justice Mission Day Plume Avenue URC is holding a conference on Saturday 28th February from 9am to 1pm on ‘How to do justice in your community’. Please call 01206 564154 if you are interested in attending.

Christian Youth Outreach celebration on Sunday 1st March 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Kingsland Church. See poster for more information.

Women’s World Day of Prayer on Friday 6th March,prepared by the women of the Bahamas. One of the services will be held at West Bergholt Methodist Church at 1:30pm with soup ‘n’ snack lunch in the church hall from 12:30pm. Please see notice board for details of all other services.

Election Hustings will be held at St Botolph’s Church on Monday 27th April at 7:45pm. An opportunity to hear from the candidates standing in the General Election here in Colchester.

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