Notices 19 March 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 19th March 2017

Introit ‘Breath of God, Breathe on us Now’ H&P 308v1

You are very warmly welcome 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.

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 – Lidia Berris, Gerald Daldry, Barbara Duller, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell and Joan Rouse. Please remember Jeff and Rita Laing and family in your prayers following the death of Jeff’s mother Doris. The funeral will on Monday 20th March at 11:45am at Weeley Crematorium.

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)

NOTICES

Passover Meal on Maundy Thursday 13th April at 7pm. Everyone welcome. Don’t forget to add your name to the list on the notice board.

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

Beacon House – we are collecting throughout March so if you have any suitable clothing, sleeping bags, toiletries, cleaning products or food there is a box for your donations in the vestibule.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

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

Friday 24th

2:30pm Lent course led by Revd Paul Howes

Next Sunday26th March

Mothering Sunday

11:00am – Worship led by Jo Eckersley

Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Contemporary Worship

Other Events

Good Friday Walk of Witness and Prayer for Peace following the cross through Colchester town centre. Meet at Essex Street (off Headgate) at 11:45am to walk through the town at 12 noon finishing at Lion Walk.

Good Friday at Mercury Theatre led by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester and Cantus Firmus with guest speaker Rev Dr Russ Parker. Friday 14th April at 7:30.pm. Admission free with a retiring offering.

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.