Notices 13 March 2022

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 13th March 2022

Sing joyfully to the Lord. Psalm 33 v 1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor and to those who will be watching on the DVD to our Songs of Praise this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for the people of Ukraine and pray for peace.

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

Annual Church Meeting – will be held here on Thursday 24th March at 2:15 pm. This is an opportunity for everyone to meet and, as we move out of Covid restrictions, to talk about the future life and work of our Church. PLEASE come and join in.

Lent – during Lent we are asking you to give up a tin or a packet every week for the Colchester Food Bank. They need toiletries and sanitary products as well as food items. We can also take money. There is a box under the table in the entrance vestibule for your donations. Thank you.

Covid Regulations – Although restrictions have now ceased we respectfully ask everyone to continue to wear a facemask and use the hand sanitiser.

Easter – our Sunday service with Holy Communion on Easter day – 17th April – will be at 3pm and will be led by Rev Paul Howes. We will not have a morning service on that day. The Easter Offering service will be on 8th May.

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.

Midweek Prayer Time – every Thursday at 9:30am. A short service of prayer and reflection.

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 17th March 2022
9:30am – Midweek Prayer Time

Next Sunday 20th March 2022
10:30am – Holy Communion led by Rev Paul Howes

A Prayer for Ukraine

Holy and Gracious God
We pray for the people of Ukraine and the people of Russia; for their countries and their leaders.
We pray for all those who are afraid; that your everlasting arms hold them in this time of great fear.
We pray for all those who have the power over life and death; that they will choose for all people life, and life in all its fullness.
We pray for those who choose war; that they will remember that you direct your people to turn our swords into ploughshares and seek for peace.
We pray for leaders on the world stage; that they are inspired by the wisdom and courage of Christ.
Above all, Lord, today we pray for peace for Ukraine.
And we ask this in the name of your blessed Son.
Lord have mercy.
Amen