Notices 1 July 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 1st July 2018

Introit ‘Now Let us See Thy Beauty, Lord’ H&P 534 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 Alan Jenkins 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 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

Can you help the police? They are investigating the theft of a blue boat that was last seen being towed behind a vehicle along Straight Road in the early hours of the morning at some point after 14th June. Have you seen anything suspicious or know of any boats or trailers being stored near you? Please let Christine or Alan know.

Gift Aid – if you are a low wage/pension earner and have set up Gift Aid on your weekly offering please speak with Bill. Under the new regulations if you have not paid sufficient tax to cover your Gift Aid donation you may have to make up the difference in income tax to HMRC.

If you are able to host one of our Coffee Mornings please add your name to the list on the notice board.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 3rd
1:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club meeting at Linda’s for Fish & Chips

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

Thursday 5th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

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

Next Sunday 8th July
11:00am – Worship led by Ron Firmin
Refreshments afterwards

Please Note there will not be a Songs of Praise next week

Other Events

Stanway U3A – University of the Third Age – if you are interested in any of the activities on offer you are invited to attend their next meeting at Stanway Village Hall on Friday 13th July at 2:15pm.

Colchester Churches Family Fun Festival at Lower Castle Park on Saturday 16th September from 11am to 4pm. Free entry.

Farewell Celebration for West Bergholt Methodist Church on the weekend of 29th and 30th September. More details to follow nearer the time.

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.