Notices 1 April 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 1st April 2018
Easter Day

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 Rev Sue King who is leading our worship with Holy Communion 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 and Rev Ken Chalmers 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

Those of us who attended the Passover Meal on Maundy Thursday would like to thank those who organised it. An enjoyable and thought provoking evening.

There is a card from Chris Nash on the notice board sending us Easter blessings.

Easter Offering envelopes – if you didn’t collect one last week please do so today. Please can these be returned over the next two weeks. Don’t forget to complete the Gift Aid declaration if you are a tax payer.

The first Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy of the year will be held on Saturday 7th April 10:00 to 11:30am. We are collecting for Age Concern Colchester.

Lent Course 2018 on Friday afternoons here at Lexden at 2:30pm. Due to the snow part 6 ‘Keeping Going’ will now be held on Friday 13th April.

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 3rd
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room

Wednesday 4th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 5th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
No Time for Tots – Easter Holiday

Friday 6th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Garling Room

Saturday 7th
10:00 – 11:30am – Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy

Next Sunday 8th April

11:00am – Worship led by Jonathan Sparkes
Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise

Other Events

Quiz night at West Bergholt Methodist Church on Saturday 14th April at 7pm in the hall. Tables of four at £20. Light Refreshments will be served. You are welcome to bring your own nibbles and soft drinks (sorry no alcohol allowed). Book your table by contacting Judith (01206 241969).

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 call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888. Rev Ken Chalmers in currently on sabbatical.