Notices 7 April 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 7th April 2019

Introit ‘Jesus Stand Among Us’ H&P 530 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 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

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.
Our very dear friend Clifford Whittaker sadly passed away on Tuesday 26th March. Please remember his family in your prayers. The funeral will take place at the Crematorium on Tuesday 9th April at 11:45am with refreshments here in the Garling Room afterwards.

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)

NOTICES

Donate for Lent – rather than give something up for Lent why not give something away instead. Every Sunday in Lent there is a box in the entrance vestibule for donations of soup for the Colchester soup run. Thank you to everyone who has donated because some of your soup has already been used although more soup is very welcome.

Lent Course 2019 ‘Developing a Faith that Works’ – Studies in the Book of James
Friday 12th April at 2:30pm – How to Have Real Faith, James 2:14-20

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

Tuesday 9th
11:45am at the Crematorium – Funeral of Clifford Whittaker
Refreshments here afterwards
Friendly Tea Club cancelled

Wednesday 10th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 11th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
Time for Tots on Easter Holiday

Friday 12th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church
2:30pm – Lent Course – How to Have Real Faith, James 2:14-20

Next Sunday 14th April
11:00am – Worship led by Jonathan Sparkes
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Holy Week Quiet Hour at St Botolph’s Church from 12:15 to 1:15pm 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.

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