Notices 23 October 2016

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 23rd 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 Steve Swann who is leading our worship 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

A very big thank you to Laurie Berris for running the Bible Study over the last few months.

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.

Don’t Forget we will not be holding a service here next 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 25th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 26th

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

Thursday 27th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

No Time for Tots – half term holiday – back next week

Next Sunday30th October

11:00am – Morning Service at Wivenhoe Methodist Church

Saturday 5th November

10:00 – 11:30am – Coffee Morning in aid of Help for Heroes

Sunday 6th November

11:00am – Church Anniversary Service led by Revd Ron Smith

Other Events

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. See poster on notice board for more information.

Being Myself – Paul Field in Concert at Castle Methodist Church on Saturday 12th November at 7:30pm – doors open 7:00pm. Tickets £5 are available from Revd Alan Jenkins.

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.