LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 8th December 2019
Second Sunday in Advent
Introit ‘Jesus, Name Above all Names’ SoF 298 v1
We light the second candle to symbolise our peace, as we
eagerly anticipate the coming reign of the Prince of Peace.
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 Joe Adams who is leading our worship with Holy Communion 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)
Thank you to Peter Howard who has agreed to be a communion steward.
Christmas at Lexden – Please make a note of our additional services this Christmas Everyone is welcome at all or any of these services.
12th December at 10:30am – Crib Service
22nd December at 4:00pm – Candlelight Carol Service
24th December at 11:15pm – Midnight Communion
25th December at 9:45 am – Christmas Morning Service
DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
Friendly Tea Club Christmas Lunch at Berechurch Arms
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room
7:30pm – Circuit Meeting
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.30am – Crib Service
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church
2:00pm – Colchester Civic Society Meeting
Next Sunday 15th December
Third Sunday in Advent
11:00am – Worship led by Rev David Moody
Christmas Tree Festival at Lion Walk Church, Colchester. Trees will be available to view from Saturday 7th December to Saturday 14th December from 10am to 4pm each day. Our Friendly Tea Club have decorated one of the trees this year so do please go along if you are able – free admission.
Family Service at Wimpole Road Methodist Church on Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve) at 4pm led by Rev Joe Adams.
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.