Notices 25 September 2016

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 25th September 2016

Introit ‘Blest be the Tie that Binds our Hearts’ SoF 49 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 Anne Worker 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 – the family of Peter Bobby,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 Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann 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 harvest donations of food and money will be going to the Colchester Food Bank. There is a box for these in the entrance vestibule.

Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy on Saturday will be supporting the local charity Colchester Carers Centre. They provide support, advice and information to all carers and work in partnership with social welfare agencies. They also provide a Young Carers Project for children aged 8 to 12 years. They are a very small charity not funded by the statutory sector and any donations would be most welcome.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 27th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room

Wednesday 28th

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

Thursday 29th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 30th

11:30am – Service of Thanksgiving for Peter Bobby

Saturday 1st October

10:00 – 11:30am – Coffee Morning

Next Sunday2nd October

11:00am – Worship led by our own members

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

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

Journey into Wholeness presents a Jesus Deck Training Event at Stanway Evangelical Church on Saturday 1st October from 10:00am to 1:00pm. For more information please see the poster on the notice board.

Circuit Service at Wivenhoe on Sunday 30th October at 11:00am will be led by Chair of District Revd David Chapman. All churches in our circuit have been invited to join in and this means we will not have a service here that Sunday. Transport will be available for those who wish to attend.

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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 Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.