LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 16th December 2018
Third 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 Jonathan Sparkes who is leading our worship this morning.
This Afternoon – 4:00pm – Carols by Candlelight
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.
PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)
Please Note we will not be stopping for refreshments this morning 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.
16th December at 4:00pm – Carols by Candlelight
24th December at 11:15pm – Midnight Communion
25th December at 9:45am – Christmas Morning Service
DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
Friendly Tea Club Christmas Lunch
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church
Next Sunday 23rd December
Fourth Sunday in Advent
11:00am – Holy Communion led by Rev Paul Howes
Love Stanway Nativity Tuesday 18th December at 7:00pm at the green on Tollgate Drive.
Carol Singing at West Bergholt on Friday 21st December from 6:15pm to 7:30pm. Collecting for Action for Children. Meet outside the Co-op store on Chapel Road.
Carol Service at Praiseway on Sunday 23rd at 5:30pm. All are welcome.
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.
Prayer Changes Things – prayer service at Castle Methodist Church at 9:30am to 10:00am on Saturday 5th January led by Jane Dansie.
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.