Notices 20 March 2016

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 20th March 2016

Palm Sunday

Introit ‘O Breath of God’ H&P 308 v 1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry. Our service this morning is being led by our Worship Leaders

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

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Peter Bobby or call him on 01206 576289 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Chris Chester, Gerald Daldry, Jean Dennis, Barbara Duller, Emily Grote, Louisa Hacking, Eileen Mitchell, Joan Rouse, Stephen Suthernwood and Betty Taylor.

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 who needs our prayers.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

GENERAL NOTICES

Beacon House – we are collecting for Beacon House throughout March. There is a box in the vestibule for your donations of clothing, toiletries, and food. There are also envelopes available if you would like to make a monetary donation to this important charity helping the homeless in Colchester.

Agapè Meal – Maundy Thursday 24th March 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. This will be a simple meal of bread and cheese with Holy Communion. If you are coming please add your name to the list on the notice board.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 22nd

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 23rd

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

Thursday 24th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots.

Next Sunday27th March

Easter Sunday

11:00am – Holy Communion with Revd Paul Howes

Refreshments afterwards

Forthcoming Events

Palm Sunday Songs of Praise on Sunday 20th March at 3:00pm at Fingringhoe Methodist Church.

Journey with Jesus at Maldon Road Chapel every day during holy week starting at 10:00am on Palm Sunday. Please see the poster on the notice board for the times.

Agapè Meal here on Thursday 24th March at 7:00pm.

Good Friday Walk of Witness on Friday 25th March will be following the Cross through Colchester town centre. Meet in Essex Street (off Headgate) at 11:45am for a 12 noon start finishing in Lion Walk.

Good Friday at Mercury Theatre at 7:30pm led by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester. Admission free with a retiring offering.

The Hermitage Ensemble – a concert of Russian Orthodox music and folk songs at St Albrights Church Stanway on Monday 4th April at 7:30pm.

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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.