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 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)
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
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room
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
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.
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.