Notices 19 November 2017


Notices for Week Commencing 19th November 2017

Introit ‘Father We Love You’ SoF 102

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


(1 Thessalonians 5:17)


The Real Advent Calendar – the only one that mentions Jesus and its Fair Trade. If you would like to order one for yourself or a few for those you care about please add your name to the list on the board.

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. They are in desperate need of washing up liquid, coffee, sugar and men’s boxers in s & m.

Coffee Morning on Saturday 2nd December from 10:00 to 11:30am will be in aid of the Colchester Soup Kitchen. Everyone welcome.

Advent Journey – Prayers, Crafts and Reflection in preparation for Christmas and beyond. Saturday 2nd December 11:30am – 4:00pm (straight after the coffee morning). Please bring a sharing 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.


Tuesday 21st

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 22nd

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

Thursday 23rd

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday26th November

11:00am – Local Arrangement

Other Events

‘Remembering’ Songs of Praise at Fingringhoe Methodist Chapel this afternoon 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. If you are attending please add your name today.

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

Concorde Singers present ‘Sing a Song for Christmas’ at St Stephen’s Church Centre, Canterbury Road on Saturday 2nd December at 3:30pm.

Silver Band Christmas Carol Service at Boxted Methodist Church on Sunday 17th December at 3pm.

Christmas at Lexden Methodist Church

Thursday 14th December at 10:15am – Crib Service

Sunday 17th December at 4:00pm – Carols by Candlelight

Sunday 24th December at 11:00am – Service led by Church Members

Sunday 24th December at 11:15pm – Midnight Communion

Monday 25th December at 9:45am – Christmas Day Service


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.