Notices 2 April 2017


Notices for Week Commencing 2nd April 2017

Introit ‘Jesus Stand Among Us’ H&P 530v1

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.

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 – Lidia Berris, Gerald Daldry, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell and Joan Rouse. Please remember the family of Barbara Duller who sadly passed away last week.

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)


Easter Offering envelopesare available from today. Please return them with your donation over the next two weeks. Don’t forget if you are a tax payer to complete the Gift Aid section. Many thanks.

Agapè Meal for Passover 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.

Coffee Morning Hosts – please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are able to make the teas and coffees for one of our Saturday morning events.


Tuesday 4th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 5th

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

Thursday 6th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 7th

2:30pm Lent course led by Revd Paul Howes

Next Sunday9th

11:00am – Worship led by Brian Llewellyn

Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise

Other Events

Tollgate Methodist Community are handing out Hot Cross buns on Good Friday at the Tollgate Shopping Centre from 12 noon – by Smyths Toy Shop. Please come along to support them.

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 Admission free with a retiring offering.

Easter Sunday – Sunrise Communion by the lake behind 78 Robin Crescent – the Tollgate Manse – gather at 5:45am. Followed by bacon butties.

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.