Notices 25 March 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 25th March 2018
Palm Sunday

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 Alan Beesley 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

Passover Meal on Maundy Thursday 29th March at 6:30pm. A simple meal to commemorate the final supper led by Rev Paul Howes. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are able to come.

Lent Course 2018 on Friday afternoons here at Lexden at 2:30pm. Part 6 ‘Keeping Going’ will be held on Friday 13th April.

We are collecting for Beacon House throughout March. They urgently need deodorant, tinned vegetables, mayonnaise/ketchup, detergent and men’s cotton boxer shorts in small and medium as well as all their normal requirements. There is 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 27th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 28th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 29th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots
6:30pm – Passover Meal

Friday 30th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Garling Room

Next Sunday 1st April
Easter Sunday

11:00am – Holy Communion led by Rev Sue King
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Churches in Stanway Walk of Witness – meet outside Hughes Electrical in Tollgate at 12 noon.

Good Friday Walk of Witness following the cross through Colchester town centre organised by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester. 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.

Easter Sunday – ‘Son Rise’ communion by the lake behind the Tollgate Manse at 6:15am.

Visitors
If you are visiting us for the first time please add your name to our Visitor’s Book which is on the bookcase in the entrance vestibule. Many thanks

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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.