Notices 7 October 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 7th October 2018

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A very warm welcome to you all especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to our church members who are 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 Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who has a very rare form of cancer in his blood and soft tissues for which he is awaiting chemotherapy treatment.

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

Colchester Food Bank were very grateful for all the items we collected for them during our harvest celebration. In total 77 kilograms of food and other items. Well done everyone and thank you to Alan for taking it all down there.

A very big thank you to the ladies who prepared our lovely lunch last Sunday and an extra thank you to Janet Smith for the beautiful flower arrangements.

Church Council will be on Thursday 11th October at 7:30pm. Everyone welcome.

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.

The next walk will be on Tuesday 30th October. More details to follow later.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 9th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club going to St Leonard’s

Wednesday 10th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 11th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots
7:30pm – Church Council

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

Next Sunday 14th October
11:00am – Worship led by Rev Paul Howes
Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise

Other Events

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 TODAY.

Harvest Weekend at Mersea Methodist Church 13th and 14th October. Please see the poster on the notice board for further information.

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 Gathering for 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.