Notices 5 November 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 5th November 2017

Church Anniversary

158 Years

Introit ‘Father We Love You’ SoF 102

You are very warmly welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd Alan Jenkins who is leading our worship with Holy Communion 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

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal – a very big thank you to everyone who filled a box or made any other donation. The boxes will leave our church today as we send them off with love on their journey to needy children.

Beacon House – if you have any suitable clothing or sleeping bags as well as food and toiletries there is a box in the vestibule for your contributions.

Advent Journey – Prayers, Crafts and Reflection in preparation for Christmas and beyond. Saturday 2nd December 11:30am – 4:00pm. Please bring your own lunch.

Are you a keen form filler? We need someone to take on the responsibility for completing the annual property return for our church. Please see Alan for more information.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 7th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

7:30 – 10:00pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Roon

Wednesday 8th

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

Thursday 9th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday12th November

Remembrance Sunday

11:00am – Worship led by Ron Firmin

Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise

Other Events

Sealed with a Roar – WOW conference 2017 at Kingsland Church on Saturday 11th November from 10:00am to 16:30pm. Join with other women to hear about His mysteries. Visit www.wowglobal2017eventbrite.co.uk to book a place.

Lexden Choral Society invite you to The Armed Man. A Remembrance and Thanksgiving Concert at St Botolph’s Church on Saturday 11th November at 7:30pm. Tickets available from Mann’s Music.

‘Remembering’ Songs of Praise at Fingringhoe Methodist Chapel on Sunday 19th November at 3pm.

A Future for Methodism in Colchester? Circuit Study Day on Saturday 25th November at The Ark. Please see the notice board for more information and the sign-up sheet.

Contemporary Worship at The Ark Methodist Church on Sunday 26th November at 6:30pm. 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.