LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 29th 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 Jo Eckersley 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 Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.
Please also remember our very dear friend Betty Taylor who sadly passed away last Wednesday and keep her family in your prayers.
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)
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. Also see Bill or Janet Bloxham if you would like to be part of the weekly envelope scheme.
If you are able to host one of our monthly Coffee Mornings for charity please add your name to the list on the notice board.
Walkers please note – the next walk will be on 7 August – meet at 11 Musk Close at 1.30pm. Full details to follow.
DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society in the Garling Room
7:30pm – Stationing Meeting in the Church
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
Time for Tots on summer holiday
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church
Next Sunday 5th August
11:00am – Worship led by Eddie Lansdown
Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester invite us to share Holy Communion on St Helena’s day – Saturday 18th August – at 9am at the site of the Roman Chapel next to the Police Station on the Maldon Road roundabout. The service will be led by the Bishop of Colchester. Refreshments afterwards will be served at the new Beacon House in Crouch Street.
Colchester Churches Family Fun Festival at Lower Castle Park on Saturday 15th September from 11am to 4pm. Free entry.
Mission Shaped Ministry – a one year part-time learning journey available in the Colchester area starting on Saturday 22nd September. Please see the notice board for further information, contact details and booking form.
Farewell Celebration for West Bergholt Methodist Church on the weekend of 29th and 30th September. More details to follow nearer the time.
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 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.