LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 3rd October 2021
He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart.– Isaiah 40 v 11
We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor and we welcome Brian Dack who is leading our worship this morning.
Prayer Requests – Please keep Bill and family in your prayers.
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.
We are holding our first face to face Church Council since lockdown this Thursday 7th October at 2:15pm. We will maintain social distancing by meeting in the church and facemasks must be worn.
Harvest Festival – a very big thank you to everyone who contributed to the Colchester Food Bank. We collected 46.5 kg of food as well as toiletries and other essential items and monetary donations.
Muriel’s Funeral will take place on Tuesday 12th October here at Lexden at 10:30am followed by the burial at St Albright’s at 11:30am. Due to Covid social distancing restrictions this is limited to family or by invitation only.
Thank you to Avril and Nigel for weeding the church grounds.
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 has been cancelled this week due to the church council meeting.
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 7th October – Morning Prayer Time cancelled
Next Sunday 10th October
10:30am – Worship led by Ron Firmin
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.