Notices 7 May 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 7th May 2017

Introit ‘O Breath of Life’ SoF 407 v1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Julie 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

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

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

Monday 8th

6:45pm – Ladies Friendly Circle visit to Colne Valley Railway

Tuesday 9th

1:30pm – Walkers meet at Musk Close for car pool to Ager Fen

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 10th

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

Thursday 11th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday14th May

11:00am – Holy Communion led by Revd Paul Howes

Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise

Other Events

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.

Election Hustings at St Botolph’s Church on Tuesday 23rd May at 7:30pm.

Christian Music Festival at Weston House West Sussex on Saturday 27th May. Please contact Derek Coe if you are interested in going. A coach will be arranged from Colchester.

Contemporary Worship at Wimpole Road Methodist Church on Sunday 28th May at 6:30pm.

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.