Notices 14 April 2019


Notices for Week Commencing 14th April 2019

Introit ‘Jesus Stand Among Us’ H&P 530 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 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 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 is recovering from 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)


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.

Maundy Thursday tenebrae 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.

Easter Offering Envelope – please can these be returned by next week. Don’t forget to complete the gift aid section if you are a tax payer.

Better Together – please read the letter from Rev Ken Chalmers and give serious consideration to attending the circuit conference on Saturday 27th April and the circuit service on Sunday 28th April. Lifts can be provided.


Tuesday 16th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 17th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 18th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
Time for Tots on Easter Holiday
7:00pm – Maundy Thursday Tenebrae

Friday 12th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 21st April
Easter Sunday
11:00am –Holy Communion led by Rev Sue King

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.

Easter Praise – at Fingringhoe Methodist Church on Sunday 21st April at 3pm.

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.

Gathering for Contemporary Worship at Castle Methodist Church on Sunday 28th April at 6:30pm.

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.