Notices 4 September 2016

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 4th September 2016

Introit ‘Blest be the Tie that Binds our Hearts’ SoF 49 v1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Nancy Powell Davies 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 & Frank Faircloth, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell and Joan Rouse.

Please remember Ruth and James Ridge in your prayers and the young boy they are in the process of adopting.

Please pray for our Ministers Revd Paul Howes, Revd Ken Chalmers, Revd Steve Swann 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

Our Harvest Festival will be on Sunday 9th October starting with lunch, 12:30 for a 1pm sit-down, followed by a church service at 3pm in which children will be invited to take part. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you will be here for lunch. Don’t forget we will not be having our normal morning service on this day or an evening Songs of Praise. Our donations of food and money will be going to the Colchester Food Bank.

Garage Wanted – does anyone have an empty garage they would be happy to rent to Jeff Laing – who lives next door to the church – for his classic car. Please speak to Jeff or let Alan know.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 6th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 7th

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

Thursday 8th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday11th September

11:00am – Holy Communion with Revd Paul Howes

Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Derek Coe

Other Events

Eight Ash Green Methodist Church ‘Moving On’. Service of Celebration this afternoon at 3:00pm with Revd Ruth Ridge. Car parking will be available at Eight Ash Green Church of England. Everyone welcome.

Free Family Fun Festival organised by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester will be on Saturday 10th September at Castle Park Colchester from 11:00am to 4:00pm. There will be live music, a dog show, donkey rides, games, crafts and bouncy castle rides all for free. Refreshments will also be available. Volunteers needed for the Methodist stall. Please see the poster on the notice board for more information or speak to Alan.

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

Lexden Methodist Church Harvest Festival Lunch on Sunday 9th October 12:30 for a 1pm start followed by a Church Service at 3:00pm.

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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.