LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 19th July 2020
For in hope we were saved. Romans 8 v 24
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.
Ron Austin has been discharged from hospital and is currently staying at Stanway Green Lodge.
Mel Howes’ mother had a stroke on 27 June and is still in Romford hospital. Mel’s dad is staying with them for the time being.
Please remember to keep all our friends in need in your prayers.
Methodist Church Prayer Handbook 2020/2021 – these will soon be available at a cost of £4.50 each. Please let Alan or Christine know by email or phone call to 766604 if you would like a copy and we will arrange for it to be delivered.
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
An Ancient Prayer
GIVE me a good digestion, Lord,
and also something to digest;
Give me a healthy body, Lord,
and sense to keep it at its best.
Give me a healthy mind, good Lord,
to keep the good and pure in sight;
Which, seeing sin, is not appalled,
but finds a way to set it right.
Give me a mind that is not bound,
that does not whimper, whine or sigh.
Don’t let me worry overmuch
about the fussy thing called I.
Give me a sense of humour, Lord;
give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some happiness from life
and pass it on to other folk.
With thanks to Maudie Faircloth for sharing this with us