LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 31st October 2021
Jesus wept– John 11 v 35
We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor and to Jonathan Sparkes who is leading our worship this morning.
Prayer Requests – Please keep Rev Joe Adams 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.
Christmas Giving – it was agreed at the church council that we would support the Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest this Christmas. This was originally set up to provide accommodation and welfare support for merchant sailors, members of the Royal Navy, the Fleet Air Arm and other units with maritime links, although they now welcome servicemen from across all the armed forces and homeless men from many different walks of life. We hope to be able to provide Christmas gifts of men’s toiletries, toothbrushes and toothpaste, knitted hats, gloves, fingerless mitts, E45 cream, hand cream for extra dry skin, sweets, chocolate and Haribos.
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. We are unable to provide tea and coffee at the moment.
Morning Prayer Time – every Thursday at 9:30am. Please collect a prayer card as you come in.
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 4th November
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time
Next Sunday 7th November
Church Anniversary – 162 Years
10:30am – Communion led by Rev Ruth Ridge
Jesus wept and Mary cried,
For her brother who had died,
But sometimes love can’t be denied,
For Jesus had God on His side,
And when He called to Lazarus,
The dead man quickly rose,
As proof of faith in our God
Who loves and always knows.
Christine Beesley 2021