Notices 23 September 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 23th September 2018

Introit ‘Praise God for the Harvest’ H&P 351 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 Rachel Allen 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

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.

NOTICES

The Methodist Prayer Handbook for 2018/2019 – 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.

Harvest Festival is on Sunday 30th September at 11am and as usual we will be collecting for the Colchester Food Bank. There is a box in the entrance vestibule for your donations of tins of meat, fish, fruit and vegetables etc. Also rice, pasta, biscuits and cereals – please make sure they have a long shelf life. As well as these they would appreciate cleaning products and hygiene items. Thank you.

Harvest Lunch is 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 go to the West Bergholt farewell service at 4pm.

Recognition Service for Alan Beesley and Rachel Allen as local preachers will be on Sunday 21st October at 6:30pm at The Ark Highwoods. Transport will be available for everyone who wants to attend. Please see Alan or Christine

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal – leaflets and boxes are now available. If you are unable to fill a box but would still like to contribute there is a box for your donations and envelopes if you would like to offer money. Many thanks.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 25th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room

Wednesday 26th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 27th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 28th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 30th September
11:00am – Harvest Festival led by Rev Paul Howes followed by Harvest Lunch

Other Events

Farewell Celebration for West Bergholt Methodist Church over the weekend of 29th and 30th September. The Church and Hall will be open both days from 2 to 6pm with photos and other memorabilia. Quiz night on Saturday at 7pm and then a Celebration Service led by Rev Ken Chalmers at 4pm on Sunday followed by refreshments in the Hall. More details on the poster on the notice board.

Colchester Methodist Circuit Study Event Saturday 13th October at The Ark, Highwoods from 9:30am to 1pm. ‘Living Together in the Light of Covenant’. There is a ‘sign-up’ sheet on the notice board if you are interested in going and the deadline for registration is 7th October.

Recognition Service for Alan Beesley and Rachel Allen as local preachers will be on Sunday 21st October at 6:30pm at The Ark Highwoods. Transport will be available for everyone who wants to attend. Please see Alan or Christine.

Circuit Contemporary Worship on Sunday 28th October at 6:30pm at The Ark, Highwoods.

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 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.