Notices 18 December 2016


Notices for Week Commencing 18th December 2016

Fourth 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 Brian Dack who is leading our worship this morning.

This Afternoon – 4:00pm – Candlelight Carol Service

You are invited to stay for refreshments afterwards

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.


(1 Thessalonians 5:17)


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.


Tuesday 20th

Friendly Tea Club Christmas Lunch at The Swan Copford

Tea Club starts again 3rd January

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

Thursday 22nd

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

No Time for Tots

Saturday 24th

11:15pm – Midnight Communion led by Revd Paul Howes

Next Sunday25th

Christmas Day

10:00am – Worship led by Revd Paul Howes

Forthcoming Events

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 TODAY.


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.