Notices 25 October 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 25th October 2020

In the Lord I take refuge. Psalm 11 v 1

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for our first on-line church council meeting.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

If anyone wishes to continue their giving to the Church during this current time of closure Geoff would be grateful to receive those contributions. If appropriate please give him a call (545083) and arrangements will be made to collect them in a Covid secure way. Thank tou.

Church Council meeting will be on Thursday 29th October at 2:30 pm on Zoom. You can access this either on-line at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86871281528 or by phone – dial 0203 481 5237 then enter meeting ID: 868 7128 1528.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal – Thank You to everyone who has already donated. If you are able to fill a shoebox or provide any items we would be very grateful. You can leave these out for Alan when he delivers your notices on a Saturday or call us on 766604.

Worship from home –If you would like to receive a copy of the weekly circuit service on DVD please call Geoff Wilcox on 545083.

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

Garden Friends

It is nice to see the blue-tits
in the garden eating seeds.
And the robin finding mealworms
on the ground among the weeds.

There are doves upon the table
eating up the crumbs of bread;
While the starlings waiting their turn
are in a line upon the shed.

And the great-tit loves the peanuts
which he pecks at through the day;
But his long-tailed smaller brother
eats suet, then flies away.

Look quickly and you will see the
gold finch on the nyjer seeds;
And hanging on the suet balls
a woodpecker also feeds.

While the sparrows and the dunnocks
and some other feathered friends
Nip in to snatch a treat or two
before all the feasting ends.

They will all come in your garden
and the blackbird, thrush and jay;
If they know a feast awaits them
which they dine on every day.

So don’t forget your garden friends
and don’t let their food get low;
They need your help this time of year
when they feel the cold winds blow.

Christine Beesley 2020