Notices 4 October 2015

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 4th 2015

INTROIT – ‘Breathe on me Breath of God’ SoF 51

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Charlie Connor 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

Prayer Requests – Peter Bobby,Dorothy Cardey, Chris Chester, Gerald Daldry, Barbara Duller, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell, Joan Rouse and May Walters.

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.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

General Notices

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal leaflets are now available. We have boxes or you can wrap an ordinary shoebox in Christmas paper to make it a bit more personal. Samaritan’s Purse have asked that we fill the boxes with a ‘wow’ toy such as a doll or a football. They also recommend other fun toys and games, school supplies like pens and notebooks, hygiene items like soap and toothpaste. Full details are in the leaflets. If you are not able to fill a box you can bring in any of the suggested items and they can still make their way to a child in need. Envelopes are also available for cash donations.

Church Council Meeting on Wednesday 14th October at 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Offerings last Sunday: £380.70

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

Tuesday 6th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 7th

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

Thursday 8th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 11th October

11:00am – Worship led by Ron Firmin

Refreshments afterwards

7:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Sheila Dempsey and Avril Lankester

Other Events

Lunchtime Worship at Castle Methodist Church at 1pm every Thursday.

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.

Mersea Harvest Supper on Saturday 17th October at 6:30pm with musical entertainment by Alan Jenkins and his daughter Anna. Please call Margaret Pick on 384336 to book your place.

Fingringhoe Methodist Church invites you to Harvest Praise on Sunday 18th October at 3pm.

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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