Notices 1 January 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 1st January 2017

Introit ‘Set my Spirit Free’ SoF 494

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 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

World Mission Fund – you should have been given an envelope for this as you entered and if not please collect one from the bookcase in the entrance vestibule. This is a Methodist Church initiative which supports projects and individuals around the world. Please can you return them next week for the Covenant Service or the following week.

Epiphany Lunch next Saturday – don’t forget to add your name to the list on the notice board if you are coming.

Tea/Coffee Rota – please remember to take your copy. Many thanks to everyone who is willing and able to serve the refreshments after our services.

Stamps – we are still collecting the stamps from all the Christmas cards you received. There is a box in the entrance vestibule for these. We are collecting them for Guide Dogs for the Blind this year.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 3rd

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 5th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

Saturday 7th

12:30 for a 1pm start – Epiphany Lunch

Next Sunday8th January

11:00am – Covenant Service led by Revd Paul Howes

Refreshments afterwards

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.

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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.