Notices 24 February 2019


Notices for Week Commencing 24th February 2019

Introit ‘May the Mind of Christ my Saviour’ H&P 739 v 1

We offer you a very warm welcome 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.

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 continue to remember John Hampshire and the family, especially Muriel, in your prayers following their loss of Rosalind.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins as he continues the 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.


We are having a new boiler installed on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th February. Therefore Friendly Tea Club has been cancelled and our car park must be kept clear for the workmen.

The funeral service for Rosalind Hampshire will be held here at Lexden on Wednesday 6th March at 10:15am. Extra parking will be available at Praiseway Church and refreshments will be served there after the burial.

Lent Course 2019 ‘Developing a Faith that Works’ – Studies in the Book of James
Friday 8th March – How to Profit from your Problems, James 1:2-6
Friday 15th March – How to Win over Temptation, James 1:12-18
Friday 22nd March – How to Be Blessed by the Bible, James 1:19-27
Friday 5th April – How to Treat People Right, James 2:1-13
Friday 12th April March – How to Have Real Faith, James 2:14-20

Church Council Meeting Thursday 14th March. Please can all those with reports to write make sure a copy is sent to Viv Wilcox before the end of February. Thank you.


Tuesday 26th
Friendly Tea Club cancelled
7:30 – 10:00pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room

Wednesday 27th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 28th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 1st March
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 3rd March
11:00am – Worship led by Rachel Allen
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

World Day of Prayer (no longer described as Women’s because it is open to all) on Friday 1st March.
Wivenhoe Methodist Church at 2:30pm
Mersea Free Church at 1100am
Mile End Methodist Church at 2:00pm
West Bergholt St Mary’s church at 1:30pm – this will be preceded by a ‘snack and soup’ lunch at 12.30pm in St Mary’s hall

Daffodil Day on Monday 4th March at Methodist Central Hall. A coach will be available with local pick-ups.

Better Together – Circuit Activity Day and Circuit Service. Planning workshop on Saturday 27th April at The Ark from 10am to 4pm to reflect on our opportunities, plan our priorities and share our resources. Circuit Service at Castle on Sunday 28th April at 11am.

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.