Notice 29 March 2015

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 29th March 2015

Palm Sunday

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

You are warmly welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Mike Bowstead 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, and Richard & May Walters.

Our dear friend Dorothy Bond sadly died last week. Please remember her family in your prayers.

Please also pray for Andrew and Rosemary Bell following the recent death of Andrew’s father.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Ruth Ridge and all those who minister to the people of God, especially this week for The Ark 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.

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: £

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 31st

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 2nd

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10:00am – Reflection for Holy Week

7:00pm – Agapé Meal

Next Sunday 5th April

Easter Sunday

11:00am – Holy Communion with Revd Martin Camroux

Refreshments afterwards.

Future Events

Palm Sunday Songs of Praise at Fingringhoe Methodist Church this afternoon at 3pm. Everyone welcome.

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