Notices 30 April 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 30th 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 David Moody 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, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell and Joan Rouse.

The funeral of Barbara Duller will take place on Friday May 19th at 2pm at the Colchester Crematorium with refreshments here in the Garling Room afterwards.

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/coffee 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.

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.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 2nd

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club with Guest Speaker from Independent Age

Wednesday 3rd

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

Thursday 4th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Saturday 6th

10:00 – 11:30am – Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy

This month’s charity RNLI

Next Sunday7th May

11:00am – Julie Swann

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Contemporary Worship Service this evening at Mile End Methodist Church.

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.