Notices 15 November 2015

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 15th November 2015

INTROIT – ‘Father we Love You’ SoF 102

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 Martin Camroux 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, Louisa Hacker, Eileen Mitchell, Joan Rouse and May Walters.

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

Beacon House – we will be collecting throughout November. They would love clothing, toiletries and food as well as items listed on the sign by the box in the vestibule which is there for your donations.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal – a very big thank you to everyone who has filled a shoebox or made a donation of money or gifts. They will all be going to children who would otherwise go without at Christmas. All of our offerings will be blessed during the service today before starting their journey.

Offerings last Sunday: £203.00

Are you looking for a brass band to join? 1st Class Brass are looking to welcome new members of all ages and all abilities. For more information visit www.1stclassbrass.org or contact Anne on 078810 591757.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 17th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

7:30pm – Circuit Finances Resources Committee using the Garling Room

Wednesday 18th

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

Thursday 19th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 22nd November

11:00am – Worship led by Anne Worker

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

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

Taizé Evening at St John’s Church, Iceni Way on Thursday 26th November 7:00 – to 8:00pm followed by refreshments.

EACH Christmas Carol Service at St Michael’s Church, Mile End Road on Thursday 10th December commencing at 7:30pm and followed by tea/coffee and mince pies. Everyone welcome.

The Nativity based on the East Anglian Mystery Plays will be performed at the Headgate Theatre Colchester on 15th, 16th and 17th December at 7:30pm. Please see the poster on the notice board or call the box office on 01206 366000 for more information.

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.