Notices 5 July 2015


Notices for Week Commencing 5th July 2015

INTROIT – ‘This is the Day’ SoF 553

You are warmly welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Joanne Eckersley who is leading our worship 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 Requests: Peter Bobby,Dorothy Cardey, Barbara Duller, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell, 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.


(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.

Straight Road – we have heard that Straight Road will be closed between James Carter Road and London Road on Sunday 12th July. This means you will not be able to drive to church next week. Car parking is normally available at the public car park on London Road but that may well be busy with Praiseway members also looking for alternative parking.

Offerings last Sunday: £320.90


Tuesday 7th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 8th

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

Thursday 9th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 12th July

11:00am – Worship led by Revd Ruth Ridge

Refreshments afterwards.

6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Alan & Christine Beesley

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.

CHURCH NOTICES – items for the Weekly Notices to Christine Beesley by Thursday at the latestplease. Telephone 01206 766604. e-mail christine.beesley

Website : lexdenmethodist