Notices 23 December 2018


Notices for Week Commencing 23rd December 2018
Fourth 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 Paul Howes who is leading our worship with Holy Communion 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 and especially Rev Ken Chalmers who has been diagnosed with shingles and 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)


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.

24th December at 11:15pm – Midnight Communion
25th December at 9:45am – Christmas Morning Service

Please Note there will not be a meeting of the Friendly Tea Club for the next two Tuesdays.


Monday 24th
11:15pm – Midnight Communion

Tuesday 25th
9:45am – Christmas Morning Family Service

Thursday 27th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

Next Sunday 30th December
11:00am – Worship led by Rev Ron Smith
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

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.

Please Note the planned Activity Day at the Ark on January 19th and Circuit Service at Castle Methodist Church on January 20th may not now go ahead due to Ken’s illness. More information will be supplied later on.

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 Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828.