Notices 23 April 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 23rd April 2017

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

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Alan and Christine Beesley who are leading our local arrangement 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, 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)

NOTICES

Friendly Tea Club have a guest speaker from Independent Age (advice and support for older age) on Tuesday 2nd May. This will be an open meeting to which everyone is invited. Tea and biscuits will be served.

Ladies Friendly Circle will bevisiting the Colne Valley Railway on Monday 8th May. They will be leaving the church at 6.45 pm. Please let Chrissie know if you will be coming.

Lexden Link Spring Edition is still available. Please help yourself to a copy from the entrance vestibule.

Coffee Morning Hosts – please please 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.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 25th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 26th

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

Thursday 27th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday30th

11:00am – David Moody

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Contemporary Worship Service at Mile End Methodist Church on Sunday 30th April at 6:30pm.

Colchester Methodist Circuit Activity Day on Social Issues onSaturday 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. Please see the poster on the notice board and add your name to list stating which group session you would like. Lunch is provided – £5 suggested donation.

Free Family Fun Day arranged by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester will be held in the Lower Castle Park on Saturday 16th September from 11am to 4pm. Everyone welcome.

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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.