LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 5th September 2021
All by itself the soil produces the corn – Mark 4 v 28
A very warm welcome to you all especially if you are a visitor and we welcome Phil Bingham who is leading our worship this morning.
Prayer Requests – Please continue to pray for Bill and Muriel. Muriel remains in hospital in Ipswich where she has now lapsed into a coma. Please also pray for Ros who has broken her arm and Laurie’s son-in-law Paul who has just been diagnosed with leukaemia.
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.
Easter Offering – please could envelopes be returned by Sept 18th (if you are paying by cheque, please make it payable to Lexden Methodist Church). The Easter Offering service will be held on September 18th.
Harvest Festival – even during lockdown we managed a couple of really successful collections for the Food Bank. Our Harvest Festival will be held on 26th September so it would be nice if we could achieve those results again. They need tinned and packaged food, toiletries, cleaning products and sanitary items. Also, because Colchester has agreed to take in some of the Afghan Refugees, we would like to make a donation to Refugee Action Colchester if anyone would like to offer money as part of our Harvest celebration.
Covid Regulations – You must sign in on arrival or use the QR code. For the safety of visiting preachers, as well as our congregation, we are still following social distancing guidelines and everyone must sanitise their hands and wear a facemask at all times. If we have too many people attending we may have to use the Garling Room as an overflow. Please do not congregate in the entrance or when exiting. Please follow the one-way system and exit by the fire door at the front of the building. We are unable to provide tea and coffee at the moment.
Morning Prayer Time – every Thursday at 9:30am. Please sign-in as you enter and collect a prayer card.
Circuit Service on DVD – If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of the circuit service please speak with Geoff Wilcox or one of the stewards.
If you are visiting us for the first time please add your name to our Visitor’s Book which is on the bookcase in the entrance vestibule. Many thanks.
DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS
Thursday 9th September
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time
Next Sunday 12th September
10:30am – Holy Communion led by Rev Paul Howes
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.