LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 17th March 2019
Introit ‘Teach Me, My God and King’ H&P 803 v 1
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 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 one of the stewards 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 has just completed the last of his 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)
Donate for Lent – rather than give something up for Lent why not give something away instead. Every Sunday in Lent there will be a box in the entrance vestibule for donations of soup for the Colchester soup run.
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
All at 2:30pm.
Maundy Thursday service on Thursday 18th April at 7pm will be led by Rev Ken Chalmers. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are attending.
DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church
2:30pm – Lent Course – How to Be Blessed by the Bible, James 1:19-27
Next Sunday 24th March
11:00am – Worship led by Brian Clow
6:30pm – Contemporary Worship
Fingringhoe Methodist Church café church for St Helena Hospice this afternoon at 3pm. Bring & buy with tea & cake. All welcome.
Holy Week Quiet Hour at St Botolph’s Church from 12:15 to 1:15pm pm on Monday 15th April, Tuesday 16th April and Wednesday 17th April.
Good Friday Walk of Witness – meet in Essex Street (off Headgate) at 11:45am to join the walk following the cross through the town centre at 12noon finishing in Lion Walk where there will be live art and worship.
Good Friday at the Mercury Theatre starting at 7:30pm with Cantus Firmus Choir and guest speaker Rt Rev Roger Morris Bishop of Colchester. Admission free with retiring offering.
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.