Notices 30 August 2015

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 30th August 2015

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

You are very warmly welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd Alan Jenkins 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

Prayer Requests: Peter Bobby,Dorothy Cardey, Chris Chester, Gerald & Grace Daldry, Barbara Duller, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell, Joan Rouse, Betty Taylor and May Walters.

Please say an extra prayer for Grace Daldry whenever you pray.

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.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(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: £398.00

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 1st

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 2nd

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

Thursday 3rd

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

Saturday 5th

10:00 – 11:00am – Coffee Morning with Bring & Buy

This month’s charity – Refugee Action

Next Sunday 6th September

11:00am – Worship led by Revd Martin Camroux

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

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.

Thursday Lunchtime Worship at Castle Methodist Church starting on Thursday 3rd September from 1pm for about 25 minutes. The first Thursday of the month will be led by one of the ministers and will include Holy Communion. The other Thursday worship sessions will be led by a local preacher.

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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