Notices 4 March 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 4th March 2018
Third Sunday in Lent

Introit ‘Jesus Stand Among Us’ H&P 530 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 Brian Dack who is 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 Rev Paul Howes, Rev Alan Jenkins, Rev Ken Chalmers and Rev 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.

We will be collecting for Beacon House throughout March. They urgently need deodorant, tinned vegetables, mayonnaise/ketchup, detergent and cotton boxer shorts as well as all their normal requirements. There will be a box in the entrance vestibule for your donations.

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 6th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room

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

Friday 9th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Garling Room
2:30pm – Lent Course – week 3 – ‘Getting Started’ – postponed from last week

Next Sunday 11th March
Mothering Sunday.

11:00am – Holy Communion led by Rev Ron Smith
Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise – subject to weather

Other Events

Fingringhoe Methodist Chapel invites us to Songs of Praise on Sunday 18th March at 3pm.

Good Friday Walk of Witness following the cross through Colchester town centre. Meet at Essex Street, off Headgate, at 11:45am.

Good Friday at the Mercury Theatre ‘Poured Out For Many’. Led by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester with guest Speaker Rev Lynsey Heslegrave. Friday 30th March at 7:30pm. Admission free with a retiring offering.

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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.