Notices 1 March 2015

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 1st March 2015

INTROIT – ‘Great Shepherd of thy People, Hear’ H&P 490 v 1

A very warm welcome to you 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

Prayer Requests: Peter Bobby, Dorothy Bond – in hospital,Dorothy Cardey, Barbara Duller, Frank Faircloth, Emily Grote, Joan Rouse, Betty Taylor and Richard & May Walters.

Please remember the family of Ray White in your prayers. He was admitted to hospital after the cancer spread and died a couple of days later.

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)

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. Please see Viv today with your money.

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.

Offering last Sunday: £436.70

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 3rd

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

7:30pm – Pastoral Visitors meeting in the church – please park at Praiseway

7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society using 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

Saturday 7th

10:00 to 11:30am – Coffee Morning in aid of the Bible Society

Next Sunday 8th March

11:00am – Worship led by Revd Alan Jenkins

Refreshments afterwards.

6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Chrissie Simpson

Other Events

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.

Good Friday at the Mercury Theatre 3rd April at 7:30pm. Admission free with a retiring offering.

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.

Sector Lunch – to say thank you to Revd Ruth Ridge here at Lexden on Saturday 18th July. 12:30 for 1pm start.

Mile End Methodist Church – 120th Anniversary Service on Sunday 23rd August at 10:30am followed by a faith lunch. More details nearer the time.

Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact Revd Ruth Ridge on 01206 242 183.