LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 20th October 2019
Introit ‘As we are Gathered’ SF 28
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 to Rev Paul Howes who is leading our worship this morning.
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)
Update on Stephen – he is now a resident at The Oaks on Lexden Road, Room 44, where he is receiving 24 hour care and monitoring. Julie went to see him and, although he is walking very slowly, he does remember us all. He would like friends from the church to make short visits occasionally. The best times would be between 11am to 12:30pm or 2:30 to 4pm.
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 and we have envelopes for money donations as well. Please can these all be brought in by 10th November. Thank you
Communion Steward – from the start of next year we will need someone else to help hand out the bread and wine at our monthly Communion services. Please see Christine or Chrissie if you are able to volunteer. Thank you
DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
Friendly Tea Club not meeting this week
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 27th October
11:00am – Worship led by Rev Joe Adams
Harvest Praise at Fingringhoe Methodist Church this afternoon at 3pm.
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.
Quiz Night in aid of Tearfund here at Lexden on 16th November starting at 7pm. Further information to follow.
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.