LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 13th May 2018
Introit ‘O Breath of Life’ SoF 407 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 Rev Paul Howes who is leading our worship with Holy Communion this morning.
Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.
This Evening – 6:30pm – Songs of Praise
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 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)
Thy Kingdom Come 2018 has been launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury. This is a worldwide, ecumenical prayer movement calling on all Christians to pray that people might come to know Jesus Christ. The Methodist Church is a major partner in this initiative. The prayer is focused between Ascension Day and Pentecost from Thursday 10th to Sunday 20th May 2018. There are lots of free resources on how to pray and for activities on the website http://www.thykingdomcome.global.
Please use the prayer which thousands of people across the world will be praying.
Almighty God, your ascended Son has sent us into the world to preach the good news of your kingdom: inspire us with your Spirit and fill our hearts with the fire of your love, that all who hear your Word may be drawn to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
1:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club – Fish and Chip lunch
7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room
7:30pm – Circuit Finance Resources Group using the Garling Room
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Garling Room
Next Sunday 20th May
11:00am – Worship led by Rev John Robinson
Songs of Praise for Christian Aid at Fingringhoe Methodist Church on Sunday 20th May at 3pm.
Churches of Colchester present Pentecost Sunday Celebration featuring Graham Kendrick and band with guest speaker Bishop Roger Morris at Kingsland Church (above Aldi) on Sunday 20th May at 6:30pm.
Searchlight Theatre Company are coming to Christ Church Colchester on Thursday 14th June at 7:15pm where you will hear the first 90 chapters of the bible on 90 minutes! Please see the poster on the notice board for ticket details.
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.
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.