Notices 31 July 2016

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 31st July 2016

Introit ‘Let us With a Gladsome Mind’ SofF 333 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 Ron Firmin 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, Barbara Duller, Maud Faircloth, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell, Christine Pettitt and Joan Rouse.

The funeral of Jean Dennis will take place on Tuesday 16th August at 1:15pm at the Crematorium. Please keep her family in your prayers

Please pray for our Ministers Revd Paul Howes, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Alan Jenkins and all those who minister to the people of God. Also for Revd Steve Swann who will be joining the Circuit in September.

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

Mission in Britain and World Church Mission – please can the boxes be handed to Laurie or Lidia today. Many thanks to those who have already returned their boxes.

Lexden Link Summer 2016 edition is still available. If you haven’t taken a copy please remember to take one with you today.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 2nd

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 3rd

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

Thursday 4th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

Next Sunday7th August

11:00am – Worship led by Jo Eckersley

Refreshments afterwards

Future Events

Songs of Praise on Sunday14th August at 6:30pm will be led by Revd Ruth Ridge and her husband Revd James Ridge.Everyone welcome.

Stanway Evangelical have arranged a coach trip to Bressingham Gardens followed by Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday 17th August. If anyone is interested please call Eric Spurgeon on 01206 579607 for more details.

Welcome Service for Revd Steve Swann on Thursday 1st September at 7:30pm at Stanway. Everyone welcome.

Eight Ash Green Methodist Church ‘Moving On’. See the Lexden Link for more information about this. The weekend of activities will commence with a Jazz Night on Friday 2nd September – 8pm till late. Open Church on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September with displays and memorabilia. Refreshments will be available. Service of Celebration on Sunday 4th September at 3:00pm with Revd Ruth Ridge. Please see the poster on the notice board for full details.

Free Family Fun Festival organised by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester will be on 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.

Charlie Connor – induction service on Sunday 11th September at 6:30pm at Priory Methodist Church, Bedford.

Harvest Festival Lunch on Sunday 9th October 12:30 for a 1pm start followed by a church service at 3pm in which children will be invited to take part. Please note we will not be having our normal morning service on this day.

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Contacts– If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888.