LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 6th October 2019
Introit ‘As we are Gathered’ SF 28
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 Viv Wilcox who is leading our worship in support of Water Aid this morning.
There will be a retiring offering for Water Aid and Gift Aid envelopes are available if you are a tax payer.
Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.
Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today 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 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)
Thank you to everyone who brought in items for the Colchester Food Bank. We collected 44.7 kilograms of food as well as all the other items. Thank you also to Alan who bagged it all up and took it to the Food Bank.
A very Big Thank You to Sheila and Janet for preparing our Harvest Lunch last Sunday. An enjoyable time was had by all.
Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child. We are collecting for this very important Christian outreach charity again this year. Don’t forget to take a leaflet and shoebox. If you are unable to fill a box please bring in what you can or we have envelopes for money donations as well.
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
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
Next Sunday 13th October
11:00am – Holy Communion with Rev Ron Smith
Circuit Study Day – ‘Courageous 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.
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 you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413 or Rev Alan Jenkins on 793888 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 545253.