Notices 18 February 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 18th February 2018
First Sunday in Lent

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

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to our church members who are leading our 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

Lent Course 2018 on Friday afternoons here at Lexden at 2:30pm. ‘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.

Colchester Borough and Parish Elections on Thursday 3rd May will see our church being used as a Polling Station. Although Morning Prayer will be held as usual there will not be any Time for Tots on this day.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 20th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 21st

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

Thursday 22nd

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 23rd

2:30pm – Lent Course – week 2 – ‘Connecting well’

Next Sunday25th February

11:00am – Worship led by Brian Llewellyn

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

All You Need is Love – Songs of Praise this afternoon at 3pm at Fingringhoe Methodist Church. Everyone in welcome.

‘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.

Women’s World Day of Prayer at St Mary’s Church West Bergholt on Friday 2nd March – 12:30pm for soup and snack lunch followed by service at 1:30pm. Please see the poster on the notice board for more information.

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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.