Notices 8 December 2018


Notices for Week Commencing 9th December 2018
Second 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 Rev Ken Chalmers 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 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)


Please Note we will not be stopping for refreshments next week because we need to get the church ready for the Carol Service at 4pm. Thank you.

Christmas Cards – as usual we will display your cards in the Garling Room. There is a pin board on the side table for these. If you are unable to pin your card yourself please see Alan or one of the Stewards.

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 11th
Friendly Tea Club on an outing
7:30pm – Circuit Meeting in the Church
7:30pm – Civic Society Meeting in the Garling Room

Wednesday 12th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 13th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10:30am – Crib Service

Friday 14th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 16th December
Third Sunday in Advent
11:00am – Worship led by Jonathan Sparkes
4:00pm – Carols by Candlelight

Other Events

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

Love Stanway Nativity Thursday 13th December at 7:00pm at Lakelands Estate Playpark.

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

Love Stanway Nativity Tuesday 18th December at 7:00pm at the green on Tollgate Drive.

Love Stanway Carol Service on Sunday 16th December at 4pm in the Stanway Community Hall.

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.

Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or call Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.