LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 25th April 2021
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”
John 10 v 11
Prayer Requests – Please pray for the people of India as they go through another and more deadly wave of coronavirus
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.
Sunday Services on Zoom – as well as the services on YouTube and FaceBook we also have Zoom services on a Sunday. If you are interested in joining any of these please contact Christine at christine.beesley so that I can send you the link.
Church Re-opening – we are holding a meeting next month to discuss when our building can be opened again. If anyone has any issues regarding this please contact Rev Joe Adams on 331413 or Alan Beesley on 766604.
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.
The Hands of a Carpenter
The hands of a carpenter created the world,
God’s fingers made stars, quite a feat really,
He just had to say, and light shone in the darkness,
Then from dust, He made man so uniquely.
The hands of a carpenter gave Noah instructions
For ‘step by step; shipping construction;
The wood to be used, and specific dimensions,
Then Noah’s Ark survived global destruction!
The hands of a carpenter made many mangers
After Mary carefully wrapped Jesus asleep in one,
Born in Bethlehem Ephrathah, as Micah had promised,
Where bright angels sent shepherds to visit Him!
The hands of a carpenter were quite used to nails,
Usually held in, not right through His hands,
As when He hung on a cross, a wooden cross,
To die for us all, that’s from all lands.
The hands of a carpenter are outstretched and waiting
Encouraging us all to be His forever,
If we are sorry for sin, and we welcome Him in,
He’ll live in us, best carpenter ever!
Faith C Gage
With thanks to Maudie for sharing this with us