Notices 29 September 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 29th September 2019

Harvest Festival

Harvest Introit ‘We Plough The Fields’ H&P 352 v 1 & Ch

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 Jonathan Sparkes who is leading our worship this morning.

After the service please remain in the church until we are called through to the Garling Room for our lunch.

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list especially Stephen who has now moved into care in Harwich.

Please pray for our Circuit Ministers Rev Joe Adams, Rev Ken Chalmers and Rev Alan Jenkins.

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

Thank you to everyone who has brought in the much needed items for the Colchester Food Bank as part of our Harvest Festival celebrations.

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child. We will be collecting shoeboxes again this year. Leaflets are now available. Please make a note of the items that are not suitable.

Keyholders – we need an up-to-date list of all the keys for our church. If you have a key please can you inform Geoff Wilcox. Thank you

We have produced an edition of our occasional magazine Lexden Link. Please help yourself to a copy. We hope to produce another one for Christmas so if you have any articles please let Alan or Christine Beesley have a copy.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 1st
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 2nd
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 3rd
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 4th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 6th October
11:00am – Local Arrangement
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Circuit Study Day – ‘Courage Conversations’ bible study on the subject of human relationships on Saturday 19th October from 10am to 4pm at The Ark, Highwoods. Lunch will be provided. There is a poster with more information on the notice board and a sign-up sheet.

Colchester Community Band Concert at Highwoods Community Centre on Sunday 20th October at 3pm. There will be a retiring collection for The Ark.

John Bell: Everybody Sing! Lion Walk Church on Sunday 27th October at 6:30pm. For further information, including details of the workshop at 3:30pm, please see the poster on the notice board.

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 you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413 or Rev Alan Jenkins on 793888 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 545253.