Notices 4 February 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 4th February 2018

Introit ‘This is the Day the Lord has Made’ H&P 577 v 1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Caroline White 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

The Annual Church Meeting will be on Wednesday 14th February at 7:30pm. Everyone is invited to attend.

Lent Course 2018 on Friday afternoons here at Lexden at 2:30pm starting on 16th February. ‘Lost for Words’ – sharing faith naturally. Why is it that so many of us feel hesitant and uncomfortable when everyday life brings opportunities to talk about our faith with friends and a host of other contacts? Lost for Words offers a practical, approach to helping people ‘find their voice’ and speak confidently and naturally about their faith. Everyone is welcome to join us. Please see the poster on the notice board for more information and sign-up sheet.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 6th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 7th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 8th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday 11th February
11:00am – Worship led by Revd Martin Camroux

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Abbeyfield Community Project Annual Celebration at St Margaret’s Berechurch – Stansted Road off Mersea Road – this evening. 6pm for refreshments and 6:30pm start. There will be a collection for the work of the Abbeyfield Community Project.

‘Light Overcomes Darkness’ a service of worship on Sunday 25th February at 4:30pm at Castle Methodist Church presented by the Cantus Firmus Colchester Choir and The Salvation Army Songsters and ‘Chara Gospel’ Choir. There will be a retiring offering towards expenses.

Time for Prayer on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:30am at the Oak Tree Coffee House – just behind Highwoods Tesco. The next one will be on Tuesday 27th February. This is an initiative proposed by the Rt Rev’d Roger Morris, Bishop of Colchester, because a lot of exiting things happen when Christians get together and pray. There will be a short time of worship and a brief reflection on Scripture as well.

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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.