Notices 2 September 2018


Notices for Week Commencing 2nd September 2018

Introit ‘Praise God for the Harvest’ H&P 351 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 Jonathan Sparkes 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 or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.


Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.
Please keep the family of Betty Taylor 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.

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)


The funeral of Betty Taylor will take place on Monday 3rd September at 11:45am at the Crematorium with refreshments afterwards at Walnut Tree House. Please see Alan if you need a lift.

The Methodist Prayer Handbook for 2018/2019 – and there are some still available. Priced at £4 each with any profit going to church funds. Please place your money in the box provided or see Christine Beesley.

The next Methodist Walk in on Tuesday 11th September. Meet at Musk Close at 1:30pm. Bring your bus pass.

Harvest Lunch is on Sunday 30th September straight after the morning service. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are staying for lunch. Cars will be available after lunch for those wishing to attend the West Bergholt farewell service at 4pm.

The Sunday Morning Tea/Coffee rota for the next quarter is available in the vestibule. Many thanks to all those volunteers.


Monday 3rd
11:45am – Funeral of Betty Taylor

Tuesday 4th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 5th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

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

Friday 7th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 9th September
11:00am – Holy Communion with Rev Paul Howes

Other Events

Induction of Rev Matthew Simpkins at St Leonard’s Church, Lexden on Thursday 6th September at 7:30pm.

Induction of Pastor Sean McIntyre at PraiseWay Assembly of God on Saturday 8th September at 3pm. Contact details on the notice board.

Colchester Churches Family Fun Festival at Lower Castle Park on Saturday 15th September from 11am to 4pm. Free entry.

Farewell Celebration for West Bergholt Methodist Church over the weekend of 29th and 30th September.

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.