Notices 28 June 2015

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 28th June 2015

INTROIT – ‘Breath of Life’ SF 407 v1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to our Worship Leaders who are leading our service this morning.

Refreshments will be served in the Garling Room after the service.

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.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Ruth Ridge and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

Sector Lunch on Saturday 18th July to say goodbye and thank you to Revd Ruth Ridge – if you will be coming please can you add your name to list on the notice board.

Distraction Thefts – there have been a number of incidents where someone approaches a member of the public holding out a map or something similar asking for directions and while the individual is distracted the map holder’s accomplice is stealing the victim’s purse. Although we are told to entertain strangers please be very careful because not all strangers are Angels.

Offerings last Sunday: £381.82

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday30th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club at Pearl’s house

Wednesday 1st July

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

Thursday2nd

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Saturday 4th July

10:00 – 11:30am – Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy – this month’s charity is Friends International

Next Sunday 5th July

11:00am – Worship led by Joanne Eckersley

Refreshments afterwards.

Future Events

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

The Friends of St Botolph’s present Colchester Military Children’s Choir and 1st Class Brass on Sunday 19th July at 3pm. Free admission – donations invited. See the posters on the notice board for more information and details of their summer lunchtime concerts.

Farewell Service for Catherine and Ruth at Wimpole Road Methodist Church on Sunday 26th July starting at 6:30pm.

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

Free Family Fun Festival in Lower Castle Park on Saturday 12th September arranged by churches and Christian organisations in Colchester. Activities planned so far include bouncy castles, a dog show, games, crafts and live music – all for free. Refreshments will also be available.

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