Notices 13 June 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 13th June 2021

It is good to give thanks to the Lord
Psalm 92 v 1

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for the success of the G7 Summit in Cornwall and pray that all the wealthy countries of the world will do whatever is necessary to ensure a successful roll-out of the Covid vaccines to the poorer countries.

Please pray 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

Church Reopening – we will be open for services again on Sunday 27th June at 10:30am – please note the earlier start time – the half hour service will be led by Alan Beesley. To comply with Covid track and trace regulations we must take the contact details of everyone attending. Everyone must wear a mask and we will not be allowed to sing or offer tea and biscuits. The doors and windows must be open. On the plus side we have been advised that the toilets can be used as normal.

We also plan to start the Thursday morning prayer time on 1st July. We do not have a start date for the Friendly Tea Club at the moment but will provide an update in the newsletter later this month.

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Alan Beesley on 766604. Please do not call Rev Joe Adams while he is off sick.

I Remember, I Remember

I remember, I remember
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping in at morn;
He never came a wink too soon
Nor brought too long a day;
But now, I often wish the night
Had borne my breath away.

I remember, I remember
The roses, red and white,
The violets, and the lily-cups
Those flowers made of light!
The lilacs where the robin built,
And where my brother set
The laburnum on his birth-day,
The tree is living yet!

I remember, I remember
Where I used to swing,
And thought the air must rush as fresh
To swallows on the wing;
My spirit flew in feathers then
That is so heavy now,
And summer pools could hardly cool
The fever on my brow.

I remember, I remember
The fir trees dark and high;
I used to think their slender tops
Were close against the sky:
It was childish ignorance,
But now ‘tis little joy
To know I’m farther off from Heaven
Than when I was a boy.

Thomas Hood 1799-1845