Notices 16 October 2016

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 16th October 2016

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 Martin Camroux who is leading our Holy Communion this morning.

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

Colchester Food Bank have thanked us for our very generous gifts of food which Alan delivered to them following our Harvest Festival last week.

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 we will not be holding a service here on Sunday 30th October. We have all been invited to the circuit service at Wivenhoe. Please see Other Events overleaf for more information.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 18th

1:30pm – Walkers meet at Musk Close

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 19th

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

7:30pm – Bible Study

Thursday 20th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

7:30pm – Gideons using the Garling Room

Next Sunday23rd October

11.00am – Worship led by Revd Steve Swann

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. Please see Alan or Christine today if you are interested and would like lunch.

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.

The Gathering – join Gospel rapper ‘Anon’ at St Stephen’s Church Centre, Canterbury Road on Saturday 26th November from 7pm.

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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.