LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 30th 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 Rev Paul Howes who is leading our Harvest Festival worship this morning.
Harvest Lunch will be 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 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)
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 for the Colchester Food Bank. A very big thank you to everyone who contributed to this.
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.
Weekly Offering Envelopes – if you would like to be part of this please see Bill or Janet B.
DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class 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 Church
Next Sunday 7th October
11:00am – Local Arrangement
Farewell Celebration Service for West Bergholt Methodist Church this afternoon at 4pm led by Rev Ken Chalmers followed by refreshments in the Church Hall.
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 next Sunday 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.
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.