Notices 3 April 2022

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 3rd April 2022

Then Mary took an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. John 12 v 3

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor and to those who will be watching during the week on the DVD and to Rev Joe Adams who is leading our worship 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

Friendly Tea Club will start again on Tuesday 12th April 2-4pm. New members always welcome.

During the Annual Church Meeting it was agreed, on a trial basis, that we would hold just two services a month on the first and third Sunday with tea and coffee served afterwards. This will start in June when the next quarterly plan comes out. We will continue to hold the Thursday prayer time on a weekly basis.

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.

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

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.

Easter Services

Zoom Morning Prayers for Holy Week – Monday 11th to Good Friday. Please email colchestermethodist.super@gmail for Zoom invitation.

Maundy Thursday – Communion and Tenebrae at the Ark from 7:30pm led by Rev Ken Chalmers.

Good Friday –
Mersea Island from 10am led by Rev Joe Adams followed by a walk of witness.

Wimpole Road from 10am led by Sally Crafer and Jonathan Sparkes followed by a walk of witness.

Reflective Zoom Service from 10:30am led by The Ark’s Reflections Team. Please email rachelvs110 for Zoom invitation.

The Well from 3pm led by Rev Ken Chalmers.

Easter Day – 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.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Thursday 7th April 2022
9:30am – Midweek Prayer Time

Next Sunday 10th April 2022
Palm Sunday
10:30am – Worship led by Jo Eckersley