Notices 18 October 2015

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 18th October 2015

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

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd Ron Smith 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: Dorothy Cardey, Chris Chester, Gerald Daldry, Barbara Duller, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell, Joan Rouse and May Walters.

The funeral service for Ann Cousins will take place on Monday 26th October at West Bergholt Methodist Church at 11:30am followed by burial at Marks Tey. A coach is available and will leave from Marks Tey Hotel at 10:45am and return there afterwards for lunch at the hotel.

Please pray for our Ministers Revd Ken Chalmers and 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

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal leaflets are available. We have boxes or you can wrap an ordinary shoebox in Christmas paper. 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.

Offerings last Sunday: £210.40

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 20th

1:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club Fish & Chip Lunch

Wednesday 21st

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

Thursday 22nd

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 25th October

11:00am – Worship led by Brian Llewellyn

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

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

Lexden Methodist Church Anniversary serviceon Sunday 1st November will be led by Jane Allison.

Remembering Service a service of remembering and commendation for those who have died at Castle Methodist Church at 3:00pm on Sunday 1st November.

Light a Candle Service at West Bergholt Methodist Church on Wednesday 11th November at 7:30pm will be led by Alan Beesley. This is a service of remembrance and reflection for those we have loved and lost. All are welcome.

Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or 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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