Notices 23 August 2015


Notices for Week Commencing 23rd August 2015

INTROIT – ‘O, How Blest the Hour, Lord Jesus’ H&P 655

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 Stewards who are 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, Chris Chester, Gerald & Grace Daldry, Barbara Duller, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell, Joan Rouse, Betty Taylor and May Walters.

Eileen is now home from hospital but would prefer not to have anyone visiting at the moment. Dorothy is still in hospital in the West Bergholt ward and would appreciate visitors.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Alan Jenkins 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

Methodist Prayer Handbook 2015/16 – these are now available in the vestibule – priced at £3.50 each. There is a box for your money. If you usually receive one every year there will be one with your name on. If not please add your name to the list when you take one.

Offerings last Sunday: £370.01


Tuesday 25th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 26th

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

Thursday 27th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

Next Sunday 30th August

11:00am – Worship led by Revd Alan Jenkins

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Sunday Evening Worship at Castle Church in August – please see the list on the notice board for more information.

Welcome Service for Revd Ken Chalmers on Tuesday 1st September at 7:30pm at Castle Methodist Church. There is also a meet and greet for Ken and his family on Saturday 5th at Castle Methodist Church. At 2pm Bob Finch will lead a walking tour of Colchester. There will then be refreshments from 3:30pm. If you are interested in attending any of these events please let one of the Stewards know. Transport can also be arranged.

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 call Revd Alan Jenkins on

01206 793888

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

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