Notices 8 October 2017


Notices for Week Commencing 8th October 2017

Introit ‘Give to our God Immortal Praise’ H&P 22 v1

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 Paul Howes who is leading our worship with Holy Communion this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

This Evening – 6:30pm – Songs of Praise

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 – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

Please also keep Iris Chapple and family in your prayers following the sad passing away of Revd Richard Chapple on Monday. Rik was our minister for a number of years and is still remembered with great fondness.

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.


(1 Thessalonians 5:17)


Our Harvest Festival donations of food and money have been taken to the Colchester Food Bank. Thank you to Alan for doing this. They have asked us to thank everyone for their generous contributions.

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal – if you would like to fill a shoebox we have some ready-made boxes or you can wrap a shoebox in Christmas paper. Leaflets detailing what to pack are available in the vestibule. We also have envelopes for money donations. Please can all these be returned to church by Sunday 5th November. Many thanks

Lexden Methodist Church Council on Wednesday 11th October at 7:30pm. Everyone is invited to attend.

Please Note – The old one pound coin ceases to be legal tender on 15th October 2017. That means shops and banks will not accept them. Please check your purses and money boxes to make sure you don’t have any stored away. Also, if you are given them in your change you have the right to refuse them.


Monday 9th

7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle – Craft Evening with Julie & Maddie Whitney

Tuesday 10th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

2:00pm – Methodist Walkers meet at Castle Methodist Church

Wednesday 11th

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

7:30pm – Lexden Methodist Church Council

Thursday 12th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday15th October

11:00am – Worship led by Anne Worker

Circuit Events

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 November 4th.

Contemporary Worship at Wivenhoe Methodist Church on Sunday 22nd October at 6:30pm. 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.