LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 27th November 2016
First Sunday in Advent
Introit ‘God of Almighty Love’ H&P 793 v 1
We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Phil Bingham 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 Requests – Chris Chester, Gerald Daldry, Barbara Duller, Maud & Frank Faircloth, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell and Joan Rouse.
Please pray for our Minister Revd Paul Howes and the circuit team ministers 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)
Operation Christian Child Shoe Box Appeal – many thanks to everyone who contributed to this. We collected 25 boxes and 8 extra money envelopes as well as a bag full of extra items. Thanks also to Avril and Nigel for collecting them.
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 is a box for your donations in the entrance vestibule.
Prayer Breakfast in support of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) here at Lexden on Saturday 3rd December at 9:30am. Please see the poster on the notice board for more information. If you are unable to join us for breakfast why not come later after 10:00am for tea/coffee and cake. There will also be a ‘bring and buy’. Please come along to support us and keep those planes flying. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you would like to book a breakfast.
DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room
Thursday 1st December
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots
9:30am Prayer Breakfast for MAF
10:00 – 11:30am – Coffee Morning with Bring & Buy
Second Sunday in Advent
11:00am – Circuit Service at Castle Methodist Church
Christmas at Lexden
Crib Service Thursday 15th December at 10:30am
Carols by Candlelight Sunday 18th December at 4:00pm
Midnight Communion Saturday 24th December at 11:15pm
Christmas Morning Service Sunday 25th December at 10:00am
Remembering Service at Castle Methodist Church this afternoon at 3pm.
Circuit Service at Castle Methodist Church on Sunday 4th December at 11:00am 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.
Display of Nativity Boxes at Mile End Methodist Church on Saturday 10th December 10am to 4pm and Sunday 11th from 12noon to 4pm. There will be refreshments, a festive stall and a model railway. Free entry.
Circuit Activity Day at The Ark, Highwoods on Saturday 14th January 2017. Bible study, prayer and craft looking at the Gospel according to Matthew. Please add your name to the list on the notice board before 18th December.
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.