LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 25th June 2017
Introit ‘ Spirit of the Living God’ SoF 511
A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Jonathan Sparkes who is are 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, Emily Grote, Joan Rouse and Betty Taylor.
Our very dear friend Gerald Daldry passed away on Monday and has been reunited with his beloved wife Grace. Please remember their family in your prayers. There will be a funeral service here on Thursday 29th June at 3pm. He will then be laid to rest at Mistley Cemetery. Flowers or donations to The Friends of The Elderly may be sent c/o R Gwinnell and Sons, 112 Ipswich Road Colchester.
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)
Coffee Morning Hosts – we could still do with some more volunteers to serve tea and coffee at our monthly bring and buys. We are collecting for Gideons in July and Action for Children in August. Please let Christine or Alan know if there is a local charity you think would benefit from our charity days.
DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots
3:00pm – Funeral Service for Gerald Daldry
Next Sunday2nd July
11:00am – Local Arrangement
Contemporary Worship at West Bergholt Methodist Church Hall on Sunday 25th June at 6:30pm.
Young People’s Gathering – do you know anyone aged 10-18? Colchester Methodist Circuit are starting a new group for young people to get together, have fun and look at faith and issues that concern them. Initial gathering on Sunday 9th July at 7pm at The Ark. Please take a flyer if you know of someone who would be interested.
Prayer Changes Everything – from September there will be a monthly Circuit Prayer Event held at Castle Methodist Church on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30am lasting around 30 minutes. The first one will be 2nd September.
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.
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.