Notices 24 September 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 24th September 2017

Introit ‘Now Let Us See Thy Beauty, Lord’ H&P 534 v 1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Phil Bingham 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 – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

Please pray for our Ministers Revd Paul Howes, 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 else who needs our prayers.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Methodist Church Prayer Handbook – as requested we have not ordered somany this year. They are still some available at £4 each in the vestibule.

Harvest Festival next Sunday 1st October at 3:00pm after Harvest Lunch. Please note there will not be a morning service here on this day. As usual we will be collecting for the Colchester Food Bank. Donations of canned meat, fish, fruit and vegetables as well as packets of food and long life products can be left in the box in the vestibule.

Harvest Lunch will be 12:30 for a 1pm start. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are coming for lunch.

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal – if you would like to fill a shoebox we have some ready-made boxes and leaflets detailing what to pack are available in the vestibule.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 26th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room

Wednesday 27th

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

Thursday 28th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday1st October

No 11am service

12:30 for 1pm start – Harvest Lunch

3:00pm – Harvest Festival led by Revd Steve Swann

Circuit Events

Contemporary Worship at Mersea Methodist Church this evening Sunday 24th September at 6:30pm.

Prayer Changes Everything – a monthly Circuit Prayer Event which will be held at Castle Methodist Church on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30am lasting around 30 minutes. The next one will be October 7th.

Circuit Study Day on 7th October at The Ark from 10am to 4pm. It is for anyone who has an interest in using puppets in ministry. There is a charge of £15 for the day. To book a place please contact Helen Coppin by phone or email.

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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.