Notices 3 December 2017


Notices for Week Commencing 3rd December 2017

First Sunday in Advent

Introit ‘Jesus, Name Above All Names’ SoF 298

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Phil Bingham who is leading 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)


Beacon House – a very big thank you to everyone who donated. All items have now been delivered to Beacon House.

Stamps – don’t forget to collect the stamps from your Christmas cards and other envelopes. There is a box on the bookcase for these and they will be going to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

Ladies Friendly Circle Christmas Lunch on Monday 18th December 12:30pm for 1pm start. For catering purposes please let Chrissie know if you will be coming.

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.


Monday 4th
7:30pm – Local Preachers Meeting

Tuesday 5th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
7:30pm – Leadership Team Meeting using the Garling Room

Wednesday 6th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 7th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 10th December
Second Sunday in Advent
11:00am – Holy Communion with Revd Paul Howes

Other Events

Show Choir hosts Winter Show for Age Concern Colchester. Saturday 9th December 19:00 to 21:00pm at Ivor Crewe: Lecture Hall A, University of Essex. Tickets £5 on the door.

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

Contemporary Worship at Castle Methodist Church on Sunday 28th January 2018 at 6:30pm. Everyone welcome.

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.