Notices 6 December 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 6th December 2020

Second Sunday in Advent

We light the second candle to symbolise our peace, as we
eagerly anticipate the coming reign of the Prince of Peace.

Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight paths for Him. Mark 1 v 3

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for the successful completion of the Brexit talks.

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

The Jesse Tree – if you have access to YouTube please take the opportunity to watch various members of the Colchester Methodist Circuit doing daily readings throughout Advent. https://www.youtube.com/c/ColchesterMethodists

Action for Children’s Starry Night will be hosted by Jon Snow from Channel 4 News, An evening of Christmas carols, sparkling entertainment and festive cheer to homes across the UK (and beyond!) on Tuesday 8th December 2020. Tickets are £10 per household and can be bought at https://www.starry-night.co.uk

Worship from home – Alan will continue to deliver a printed service sheet every week while our church is closed and if you would like to receive a DVD of the weekly circuit service please call Geoff 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

A Christmas Prayer

O God our help in ages past,
Our hope in years to be,
Look down upon us now
And see our need of Thee…

For in this age of Coronavirus
With danger all around,
We need Thy hand to lead us
To a higher, safer ground.

We need Thy help and counsel
To make us more aware
That our safety and security
Lie solely in Thy care.

And so we pray this Christmas
To feel Thy presence near
And for Thy all-wise guidance
Throughout the coming year.

First, give us understanding,
Enough to make us kind.
So we may judge all people
With our heart and not our mind.

Then give us strength and courage
To be honourable and true,
And place our trust implicitly
In unseen things and You…

And help us when we falter
And renew our faith each day
And forgive our human errors
And hear us when we pray.

And keep us gently humble
In the greatness of Thy love,
So someday we are fit to dwell
In peace with Thee above.

With thanks to Jane
for sharing this with us