Notices 7 January 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 7th January 2018

Epiphany

Introit ‘God of Almighty Love’ H&P 793 v 1

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

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

New Year Lunch – here at Lexden on Saturday 20th January 12:30 for 1pm start. For catering purposes please add your name list on the notice board.

The Annual Church Meeting will be on Wednesday 14th February at 7:30pm. Please can all church reports be with Vivian by the end of January. These should be for the church year September 2016 to August 2017. Thank you

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 9th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
7:30 – 10:00pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room

Wednesday 10th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 11th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 14th January
Covenant Service

11:00am – Holy Communion with Revd Paul Howes

Circuit Events

Circuit Activity Day ay the Ark Methodist Church on Saturday 13th January 10am to 4pm with a fish and chip lunch.
If Mark’s gospel were a novel, it would be an adventure story, with a very dynamic portrayal of Jesus. It’s also believed to be the ‘original’ gospel, from which Matthew and Luke drew much of their inspiration and material. We will be spending the day getting to know Mark’s gospel a little better in preparation for the Sunday lectionary readings which, this year, will be dominated by Mark’s Gospel.
As usual we will be looking at an overview of the gospel and its contents, we will be studying passages from the gospel in more detail and drawing Mark’s main themes from them, and we’ll hear the gospel in its entirety – something we could only do with this shortest of all the gospels.
Please see the poster and sign-up sheet on the notice board.

West Bergholt New Social Afternoon – on Saturday 20th January from 3:00 to 5:30pm. Tea and coffee supplied please bring a sharing tea.

Contemporary Worship at Castle Methodist Church on Sunday 28th January 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.