LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 13th December 2020
Third Sunday in Advent
We light the third candle to symbolise joy,
knowing that fullness of Joy comes from God alone.
“I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness”. John 1 v23
Prayer Requests – Please pray for the successful roll-out of the Covid vaccine.
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.
Doorstep Carols – please join BBC Radio Essex, and the rest of the country, on Wednesday 16th December at 6pm to sing Carols on your doorstep and to raise money for charity. Further information and a copy of the Carol sheet can be found at https://www.doorstepcarols.co.uk/
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
Worship from home – Alan will deliver three service sheets with your notices next week. 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 New Carol
Oh silent and yet sacred night
When Christ the King was born,
When angels sang of peace on earth
Greeting the holy dawn.
For unto us a child is born
To us a son is given
We see the human face of God
When Jesus comes from heaven.
God loved the world so very much
He sent His only son;
His gift: forgiveness for us all
For each and every one.
The shepherds heard the heavenly choir
And listened to the song:
Peace on the earth, goodwill to all
To those whose hope is strong.
What message shall we hear today?
Will angels sing of peace?
And will our hearts all try to share
Love that will never cease?
For God has sent this gift of life
To nations everywhere;
And we must share the joy and love
And peace will be our prayer.
May be sung to the tune ‘While shepherds watched’ or even ‘Amazing Grace’
Written by Iris Chapple
Widow of our former minister Rev Rik Chapple