Notices 22 March 2015


Notices for Week Commencing 22nd March 2015

Fifth Sunday in Lent

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

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd Ruth Ridge who is taking Holy Communion with us 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 Requests: Peter Bobby, Dorothy Bond,Dorothy Cardey, 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 Castle 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.


(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.

Agapé Meal – on Thursday 2nd April at 7:00pm. Don’t forget to add your name to the list on the notice board if you will be coming.

Reflections for Holy Week – please see the poster on the Notice Board for the full list of services in our sector.

Offering last Sunday: £442.50


Tuesday 17th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

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 29th March

11:00am – Worship led by Mike Bowstead

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. 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.

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