Notices 6 December 2015

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 6th December 2015

Second Sunday in Advent

INTROIT – ‘Jesus Name Above all Names’ SoF 298

You are very warmly welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Brian Dack who is leading our worship this morning.

Refreshments will be served in the Garling Room after the service.

Recording Ministry – If you do not already receive a DVD of our services please speak to one of the stewards to obtain a copy.

The flowers today are from Margaret Barham in loving memory of her dear husband Stanley.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests: Dorothy Cardey, Chris Chester, Gerald Daldry, Jean Dennis, Barbara Duller, Emily Grote, Louisa Hacking, Eileen Mitchell, Joan Rouse and Stephen Suthernwood.

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

Christmas at Lexden please remember to pick up a leaflet showing all the extra services we are holding here in the lead up to Christmas.

Stamps – during December we will be collecting stamps. This is the time of the year when you will be receiving more post than normal so please carefully cut round the stamps and add them to the box in the vestibule.

Christmas Cards – as usual, rather than sending lots of cards, you can send just one card to everyone at Lexden Methodist Church. There is space on the notice board in the Garling Room and a box for donations to EACH.

Chris Nash sends her love and best wishes to everyone for Christmas.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 8th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 9th

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

Thursday 10th

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

10:00 – 11:30am – Time for Tots

7:30pm – Colchester West Church Group using the Garling Room

Next Sunday 13th December

11:00am – Holy Communion led by Revd Ken Chalmers

Refreshments afterwards

Christmas Services at Lexden Methodist Church

Crib Service on Thursday 17th December at 10:30am led by Revd Paul Howes.

Candlelight Carol Service on Sunday 20th December at 6:30pm. All the hymns will be displayed on the overhead projector so there is no need to bring a torch.

Midnight Communion on Thursday 24th December starting at 11:15 will be led by Revd Ken Chalmers.

Christmas Morning Service on Friday 25th December at 9:45am will be led by Alan Beesley.

Epiphany Lunch Saturday 2nd January

Other Events

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

EACH Christmas Carol Service at St Michael’s Church, Mile End Road on Thursday 10th December commencing at 7:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Display of Nativity Boxes – Mile End Methodist Church Saturday 12th December 10:00am to 4:00pm. Free entry. There will be refreshments and a festive stall.

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.

Carol Singing at West Bergholt on Friday 18th December outside the Co-op on Chapel Road from 6:15 to 7:30pm followed by coffee and mince pies.

Activity Day at The Ark on Saturday 9th January looking at the Gospel of Luke.

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.