Notices 12 July 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 12th July 2020

But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. Matthew 13 v 23

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for all those involved in the continuing fight against Covid-19.

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.

NOTICES

Church Update – please see the attached statement from Colchester Methodist Circuit regarding the opening of our chapels.

Methodist Church Prayer Handbook 2020/2021 – these will soon be available at a cost of £4.50. Please let Alan or Christine know if you would like a copy and we will arrange for this to be delivered.

Telephone Scam – please turn over to see details of one of the Covid Test scams that are currently doing the rounds. They are targeting the elderly and the vulnerable. They want to steal your card details. Please stay alert and make sure you don’t get caught by these scumbags.

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Church website: www.lexden.org.uk
The phone rings.

‘Good morning, I’m calling from the NHS track and trace service. According to our system, you are likely to have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This means that you now need to self-isolate for 7 days and take a COVID-19 test.’

‘OK. Can you tell me who that person was?’

‘I’m not able to tell you that. That is confidential information.’

‘Right. Um… so ….’

‘But you do need to be tested within the next 72 hours. So can I just get the best mailing address so that we can send a kit to you?’

‘Ok (gives address)’

‘Thank you – and I just need to take a payment card so that we can finalise this and send the kit to you.’

‘Sorry – a payment card? I thought this was all free?’

‘No – I’m afraid not. There is a one-off fee of £50 for the kit and test results. Could you read off the long card number for me, please, when you’re ready.’

‘No – that’s not right. This is part of the NHS so there’s no charge.’

‘I’m afraid there is. Can you give me the card number please – this is very important, and there are penalties for not complying.’

There is no charge so DO NOT fall for this.
Put the phone down! It is a scam!