Notices 2 December 2018


Notices for Week Commencing 2nd December 2018
First Sunday in Advent

Introit ‘Jesus, Name Above All Names’ SF 298

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 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 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 is undergoing 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.

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)


A very big thank you for all the donations for Beacon House. And thank you to Alan and Sheila will be taking these into them.

The next walk is on Tuesday 4th December to Harwich/Dovercourt – please let Avril or Nigel know if you are going so they can inform the Pier Café in advance.

Christmas 2018. Please note the following additional services here at Lexden and please come along if you are able.

13th December at 10:30am – Crib Service
16th December at 4:00pm – Carols by Candlelight
24th December at 11:15pm – Midnight Communion
25th December at 9:45am – Christmas Morning Service


Tuesday 4th
10:30am – Church Walkers meet at Musk Close
Friendly Tea Club on an outing
7:30pm – Local Preachers Meeting in the Garling Room

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 December
Second Sunday in Advent

11:00am – worship led by Rev Ken Chalmers
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Christmas Concert at St Botolph’s Church performed by the band of the Parachute Regiment on Thursday 13th December. Doors open 7pm.

Age Concern Colchester Christmas Fete on Friday 14th December from 10am to 2pm at 63 North Hill Colchester.

Christmas Eve Crib Service at The Ark at 4pm.

Christmas Eve Holy Communion at Wimpole Road Methodist Church at 11:15pm.

Christmas Day Service at Castle Methodist Church and Mile End Methodist Church – both at 10:30am.

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 Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.