Notices 19 June 2016

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 19th June 2016

Introit ‘Great Shepherd of Thy People’ H&P 490 v1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Jonathan Sparkes who is leading our worship this morning.

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 Stephen Suthernwood or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Chris Chester, Gerald Daldry – in hospital, Jean Dennis, Barbara Duller, Maud Faircloth, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell and Joan Rouse.

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

Quiet(ish) Day – please see the poster on the notice board and add your name to the list if you are coming.

Charlie Connor – subject to approval Charlie’s induction service will be on Sunday 11th September at 6:30pm at Priory Methodist Church, Bedford.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 21st

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 22nd

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

Thursday 23rd

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots.

Next Sunday26th June

11:00am – Local Arrangement

Refreshments afterwards

Forthcoming Events

Social Issues Working Group are holding a sponsored walk for Action for Children on Saturday 25th June starting at 10:00am from Fingringhoe Chapel. Please contact Keith Thompson on 844252 for a sponsor form.

Acorn Village invites us to an informal service of Christian Worship on Sunday 26th June at 4pm at Clacton Road, Mistley. See poster for more information

New Circuit Manse open house on Wednesday 29th June from 2:00pm to 8:00pm. 78 Robin Crescent, Stanway, CO3 8WL. Everyone welcome.

Essex Mind & Spirit invites us to a talk about Understanding Dementia at Castle Methodist Church on Thursday 30th June from 12noon to 2pm. Light lunch is provided – please call Mark Thompson on 742014 to reserve a place.

Quiet(ish) Day – at Castle Methodist Church on Saturday 2nd July from 9:45am to 4:00pm. Lunch will be provided.

Mersea Methodist Church are holding a Beetle Drive on Saturday 2nd July at 6:30pm. Donation £5 per person towards redecoration of the church. Supper included. Please call 386841 to book a place.

Eight Ash Green Methodist Church ‘Moving On’ – there will be a weekend of events on 2nd, 3rd and 4th September. More details nearer the time.

Free Family Fun Festival – Saturday 10th September at Castle Park Colchester. There will be live music, shows, games, craft activities and rides all for free. Refreshments will also be available.

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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.