Notices 6 November 2016

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 6th November 2016

Church Anniversary

157 Years

Introit ‘God of Almighty Love’ H&P 793 v 1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd Ron Smith 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

Operation Christian Child Shoe Box Appeal – please bring your boxes or other contributions in by next Sunday 13th November. 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 whole box please bring in what you can and there are envelopes for money contributions. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.

Beacon House – with the weather getting colder do you have any clothes which would be suitable for the homeless who use Beacon House. They could also make use of toiletries, cleaning products and food. There will be a box for your donations in the entrance vestibule.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 8th

10:30am – Methodist Walkers meet at Musk Close

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

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

Wednesday 9th

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

Thursday 10th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday13th November

Remembrance Sunday

11:00am – Holy Communion led by Revd Paul Howes

6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Chrissie Simpson and Janet Smith

Other Events

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.

Circuit Service at Castle Methodist Church on Sunday 4th December at 10:30am with Rt Revd Rowan Williams former Archbishop of Canterbury. Transport is available for everyone wanting to attend. We will not be holding a service here on that morning.

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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.