LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 7th August 2016
Introit ‘When I feel the Touch’ SF 594
You are warmly welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Jo Eckersley 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 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)
Mission in Britain and World Church Mission – Thank you so much for all who have collected for Mission work both home and overseas. The amounts collected were: – World Mission £135.31 and Mission in Britain £152.39 Thank you all for your ongoing support. Laurie.
Friendly Tea Club – please note we will not be meeting on Tuesday 16th August. If anyone would like a lift to Jean’s funeral please see Alan.
DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
7:00pm – Ladies Friendly Circle Supper – please note the earlier start time
1:30pm – Methodist Walk meet at 11 Musk Close for car sharing
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
Next Sunday14th August
11:00am – Holy Communion with Revd Ken Chalmers
6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Revd Ruth Ridge and Revd James Ridge
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 St Albrights 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.
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.