Notices 20 September 2015

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 20th September 2015

INTROIT – ‘Spirit of the Living God’ SoF 511

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd Alan Jenkins who is leading our worship with Holy Communion 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 Daldry and family, Barbara Duller, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell, Joan Rouse and May Walters.

The funeral service for Grace Daldry will be held here at Lexden on Monday 21st September at 12 noon.

Please pray for our Ministers Revd Alan Jenkins and Revd Ken Chalmers 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.

General Notices

Harvest Fish and Chip Lunch next Saturday 26th September. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are able to come.

Harvest Festival Sunday 27th September. We are collecting for the Colchester Food Bank and they need cans of soup, vegetables, meat and fish. Also packets of rice, pasta, cereals and biscuits. There is a box in the vestibule for your contributions. There are also envelopes for cash donations. Thank you.

Lexden Link – Autumn 2015 edition is now available. If you have not picked up your copy yet make sure you take one today.

Offerings last Sunday: TBA

Calling all dressmakers do you have any original Dewhurst Sylko wood cotton reels hidden at the bottom of your sewing basket? With or without thread just so long as they still have the original label they are needed by the Touchstone Centre to help raise much needed funds. Please see the information sheet on the notice board about this Methodist supported community.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday 21st

12:00 noon – The funeral of Grace Daldry

Tuesday 22nd

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 23rd

No Spanish Class

Thursday 24th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Saturday 26th

12:30 for 1:00pm start – Harvest Fish and Chip Lunch

Next Sunday 27th September

11:00am – Harvest Festival led by Geoff and Vivian Wilcox

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Thursday Lunchtime Worship at Castle Methodist Church at 1pm on Thursday 24th September will be led by our own Alan Beesley. If you’ve never been to one of these services before why don’t you come along to this one to support Alan.

The Circuit Social Issues Group has arranged a hot meal at Highwoods Church followed by a talk on “Multi Faith” by Mrs Barbara Butler, wife of the former Bishop of Southwark, and founder and Executive Secretary of “Christians Aware”. This will be on Thursday 8th October. There will be a charge of £5.

Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please call Revd Alan Jenkins on

01206 793888 or Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.

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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