Notices 19 December 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 19th December 2021

Fourth Sunday in Advent

We light the fourth candle to symbolise love,
conscious that we are known and loved by God.

“Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given”. Isaiah 9 v 6

A very warm welcome to you all especially if you are a visitor to our Carol Service this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for the children of Afghanistan.
Please pray for Rachel Allen and her family. Rachel has been unwell for some time and last week she was admitted to hospital as an emergency diagnosed with a brain tumour. She was transferred to Queen’s Hospital, Romford where she spent about eight hours undergoing major neurological surgery. The family are hoping she will be allowed home in time for Christmas.

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

Christmas Services – we are holding a short Christmas Day Service which will be led by Alan Beesley, starting at 9:45am. Don’t forget 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. Our next Sunday service is on Sunday 2nd January led by Brian Dack.

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.

Sunday Services on DVD –If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of our Sunday morning service on DVD please speak with Geoff or one of the stewards.

Visitors
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 23rd December
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

Saturday 25th December
Christmas Day
9:45am – Worship led by Alan Beesley

Sunday 2nd January 2022
10:30am – Worship led by Brian Dack

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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 – other than to wish him well.