Notices 19 February 2017


Notices for Week Commencing 19th February 2017

Introit ‘O How Blest the Hour, Lord Jesus’ H&P 655 v 1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Betty Rampling who is leading our worship 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 Requests – Roz Carrington, 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)


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

Receiving Jesus – a course for Lent led by Revd Paul Howes. Five weeks beginning on Friday 10th March. This will be in the afternoon.

Agapè Meal on the evening of Maundy Thursday 13th April. More details nearer the time.

Lexden Link Spring Edition – please let Christine or Alan know if you have any articles to be included in our magazine.


Tuesday 21st

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 22nd

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

Thursday 23rd

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday26th February

11:00am – Worship led by Revd John Robinson

Refreshments afterwards

Other 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.

Women’s World Day of Prayer – there will be a service at West Bergholt Methodist Church on Friday 3rd March at 1:30pm preceded by a soup and snack lunch at 12:30pm. It is written by the women of Philippines and the theme will be ‘Am I being unfair to you?’

Colchester Chamber Choir – ‘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 19th 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.


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.