Notices 12 February 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 12th February 2017

Introit ‘O How Blest the Hour, Lord Jesus’ H&P 655 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 Revd David Moody who is leading our worship with Holy Communion this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

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

Methodist Walk on Tuesday 14th February – please let Derek or Avril know if you are planning on joining this walk because the Pier Café – where lunch will be – need to know approximate numbers.

Annual Church Council Meeting is on Wednesday 15th February. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting.

Daffodil Day – Monday 6th March 2017 at Westminster Central Hall. Theme – Life Changing Prayer. A coach is booked to go from the circuit, cost £17. For more info or to book a place contact Viv Wilcox on 01206 545083. vmwilcox

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 14th

10:30am – Methodist Walk – meet at 11 Musk Close for car pool

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 15th

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

7:30pm – Annual Church Council Meeting

Thursday 16th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

7:00pm – Gideons using the Garling Room

Next Sunday19th February

11:00am – Worship led by Betty Rampling

Refreshments afterwards

Forthcoming Events

Romance Academy are visiting Colchester on Saturday 25thFebruary at Plume Avenue Church. The event consists of two sessions. An afternoon session called ‘Lets Talk about Sex’ for parents, youth workers, church leaders and educators, followed by an evening session for young people in years 7-13 called ‘Attraction’. The evening session will be a fun and informative session aimed at helping young people build healthy relationships and consider their own choices around the area of relationships. See the flyer on the notice board.

Colchester Chamber Choir – next concert – ‘Song of Songs’. Settings by Palestrina, Guerrero, Victoria, Lassus and others with jazz guitar improvisations by internationally acclaimed guitarist Chris Allard at St Peter ad Vincula, Coggeshall on Sunday 19 March 2017 at 7:00pm. Tickets £16, under 30s £10, students £5 (includes complimentary refreshments) now on sale. For more information email info

Advance Notice – Colchester Methodist Circuit Activity Day on Social Issues

Saturday 13th May 2017 – 9.30am – 4pm at Highwoods Methodist Church.

This event will explore the roots of social justice and action within the Methodist Church and how we might move on in the future.

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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.