Notices 11 December 2016

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 11th December 2016

Third Sunday in Advent

Introit ‘Jesus, Name Above all Names’ SoF 298

A very welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd Paul Howes who is leading our worship with 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 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)

GENERAL NOTICES

A very big thank you to Mel Howes for cooking breakfastfor everyonein support of Mission Aviation Fellowship. Thank you also to everyone who contributed. The morning raised over £140.

Epiphany Lunch on Saturday 7th January – 12:30 for a 1pm start. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are coming.

Christmas Cards – as usual we are encouraging our congregation to send just one card to everyone at Lexden Methodist Church rather than individual cards and donate the money saved to charity. The notice board in the Garling Room has been cleared for these and there is a box for donations to the East Anglian Children’s Hospices.

Stamps – don’t forget to save the stamps from all the Christmas cards you are receiving. There is a box in the entrance vestibule for them. We are collecting them for Guide Dogs for the Blind this year.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday 12th

7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle Christmas Party

Tuesday 13th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 14th

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

Thursday 15th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.30am – Crib Service

Next Sunday18th

Fourth Sunday in Advent

11:00am – Worship led by Brian Dack

4:00pm – Candlelight Carol Service

Christmas at Lexden

Midnight Communion Saturday 24th December at 11:15pm

Christmas Morning Service Sunday 25th December at 10:00am

Other Events

Display of Nativity Boxes at Mile End Methodist Church on Sunday 11th from 12noon to 4pm. There will be refreshments, a festive stall and a model railway. Free entry.

Carol Singing at West Bergholt on Friday 16th December from 6:15 to 7:30pm. Meet at the Co-op Store on Chapel Road.

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.

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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.