LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH
Notices for Week Commencing 12th December 2021
Third Sunday in Advent
We light the third candle to symbolise joy,
knowing that fullness of Joy comes from God alone.
“I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness”. John 1 v23
A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor and to Rev Alan Jenkins who is leading worship with Holy Communion with us this morning.
Prayer Requests – Please pray for all medical personal and pray Christmas will be a quiet time for them.
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.
Audrey & Ralph have both had falls and are now in the Trinity Ward at Harwich Hospital. We understand Rev Alan Jenkins has requested a colleague in the Tendring Circuit to visit if possible. Please add them and their family to your prayers.
Covid Regulations – We will continue with these for the time being and ask that you still 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.
Christmas Services – we are unable to hold our usual candlelight carol service in the evening this year so we are having a Sunday Morning Carol Service instead on 19th December. A short Christmas Day Service will be led by Alan Beesley starting at 9:45am. We will be closed on Sunday 26th December. A Circuit service will be available on-line and on DVD. Please see Geoff if you would like a copy of the DVD.
Sunday Service on DVD – We are now able to record our own services again – many thanks to Geoff for sorting this out. If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of the service please speak with Geoff 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 16th December
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time
Next Sunday 19th December
Fourth Sunday in Advent
10:30am – Carol Service