Notices 21 February 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 21st February 2021

A voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’ Mark 1 v 11

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for the medics and all the volunteers at the Covid vaccination centres.

Please pray for our empty Church Buildings 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

Many of you Clapped for Carers last year. Please will you consider signing this petition now? Social care workers deserve a living wage :-
https://www.livingwage4keyworkers.org.uk/
It asks the government to fund the increase in wages for care workers from the government’s living wage (£8.72 per hour) up to the Real Living Wage (£9.50 per hour). Our Circuit is a member of Citizens UK so you will be joining with Christians and other like-minded people all over the UK. Thank you.

Worship from home – we will continue to deliver paper notices and a service sheet every week, God willing, until we can open our church doors once more. 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 or Alan Beesley on 766604.

Pronunciation Poem

I take it you already know
Of tough and bough and cough and dough?
Others may stumble but not you
On hiccough, thorough, slough and through.
Well done! And now you wish perhaps,
To learn of less familiar traps?

Beware of heard, a dreadful word
That looks like beard and sounds like bird.
And dead, is said like bed, not bead –
for goodness’ sake don’t call it ‘deed’!
Watch out for meat and great and threat
(they rhyme with suite and straight and debt).

A moth is not a moth in mother,
Nor both in bother, or broth in brother,
And here is not a match for there,
Nor dear and fear for bear and pear,
And then there’s doze and rose and lose –
Just look them up – and goose and choose,
And cork and work and card and ward
And font and front and word and sword,
And do and go and thwart and cart –
Come, I’ve hardly made a start!

A dreadful language? Man alive!
I learned to speak it when I was five!
And yet to write it, the more I sigh,
I’ll not learn how ’til the day I die.

Author Unknown