Notices 10 December 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 10th December 2017

Second Sunday in Advent

Introit ‘Jesus, Name Above All Names’ SoF 298

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 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

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.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 12th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

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

Wednesday 13th

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

Thursday 14th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.15am – Crib Service led by Revd Paul Howes

Next Sunday17th December

Third Sunday in Advent

11:00am – Worship led by Revd John Robinson

4:00pm – Carols by Candlelight

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

Other Events

Churches in Stanway invite you to Love Stanway Carol Service this evening at 6pm at Stanway Community Hall.

Love Tollgate Nativity on Tuesday 12th December.At 6:30 pm the Kings will leave from Wren Close and the Shepherds from Nuthatch Chase.The lantern processions will meet at the stable on the Lakelands Estate play park at 7pm.

Love Stanway Nativity on Wednesday 13th December.At 6:30 pm the Kings will leave from Peace Road (Lucy Lane end) and the Shepherds from Meadow Grass Close.The lantern processions will meet at the stable on the green on Tollgate Drive at 7pm.

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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.