Notices 9 October 2016

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 9th October 2016

Harvest Festival

Introit ‘O Breath of God, Breathe on us Now’ SOF 949 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 Revd Paul Howes who is leading our Harvest Festival worship this afternoon.

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 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

A very big thank you to everyone involved in arranging our Harvest Festival lunch today.Thank you also to those who have donated gifts of food and money which will be going to the Colchester Food Bank.

Shoe Boxes – we are collecting for Operation Christian Child again this year. You can wrap a shoe box with Christmas paper or we have some boxes ready-made for you to fill with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, gloves and sweets. Please pick up a leaflet for more information. If you do not feel able to fill a box please bring in what you can and there are envelopes for money contributions.

Methodist Church Colchester Circuit Newsround for Autumn 2016 in now available. Please remember to take a copy home with you.

Please Note Church Council meeting this Wednesday at 7:30pm – everyone is welcome.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday10th

7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle – Members Evening

Tuesday 11th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 12th

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

7:30pm – Church Council Meeting – Everyone Welcome

Thursday 13th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday16th October

11.00am – Holy Communion with Revd Martin Camroux

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Circuit Activity Day on Saturday 22nd October from 9:30am to 4:00pm – lunch will be provided – at The Ark Methodist Church, Highwoods. Please see the poster on the notice board for more information.

Circuit Service at Wivenhoe on Sunday 30th October at 11:00am will be led by Chair of District Revd David Chapman. During the service Brian Dack will be accepted as a fully accredited Local Preacher. 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.

Quire presents a selection of songs from their extensive African repertory in aid of the charity Beacon of Hope on Saturday 5th November at 7:30pm at Wivenhoe Congregational Church.

Christmas Market at Wimpole Road Methodist Church on Saturday 19th November from 10:00am to 1:30pm. As well as gift stalls and tombola there will be a children’s activity and craft area and Father Christmas will visit.

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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.