Notices 15 March 2015

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 15th March 2015

Mothering Sunday

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

You are warmly welcomed especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Brian Dack 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,Dorothy Cardey, Barbara Duller, Frank Faircloth, 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

Beacon House – we are collecting for Beacon house throughout March and there is a box in the vestibule for your contributions. They urgently require liquid detergent, men’s and women’s deodorant, men’s boxers (medium or small), jeans and T-shirts. They always need clothing, hygiene products and food. We have envelopes available if you would like to make a cash donation.

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: £226.00

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

7:30pm – Circuit Finance and Resources meeting in the Garling Room

Saturday 21st

Between 10am and 12 noon – DBS checks for all pastoral visitors and workers.

Next Sunday 22nd March

11:00am – Holy Communion with Revd Ruth Ridge

Refreshments afterwards.

Future Events

Palm Sunday Songs of Praise at Fingringhoe Methodist Church on Sunday 29th March at 3pm. Everyone welcome.

Easter Meditation service led by Revd Ruth Ridge here at Lexden on Thursday 2nd April from 10:00am – straight after Morning Prayer.

Agapé Meal – Thursday 2nd April at 7:00pm. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you will be coming. This will be a simple meal of bread and cheese with Holy Communion.

Holy Week Experience at Mile End Methodist Church on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday – see poster on notice board for more information.

Good Friday at the Mercury Theatre 3rd April at 7:30pm presented by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester with guest preacher the Bishop of Colchester. 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.