Notices 25 October 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 25th October 2020

In the Lord I take refuge. Psalm 11 v 1

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for our first on-line church council meeting.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

If anyone wishes to continue their giving to the Church during this current time of closure Geoff would be grateful to receive those contributions. If appropriate please give him a call (545083) and arrangements will be made to collect them in a Covid secure way. Thank tou.

Church Council meeting will be on Thursday 29th October at 2:30 pm on Zoom. You can access this either on-line at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86871281528 or by phone – dial 0203 481 5237 then enter meeting ID: 868 7128 1528.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal – Thank You to everyone who has already donated. If you are able to fill a shoebox or provide any items we would be very grateful. You can leave these out for Alan when he delivers your notices on a Saturday or call us on 766604.

Worship from home –If you would like to receive a copy of the weekly circuit service on DVD please call Geoff Wilcox on 545083.

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413.

Garden Friends

It is nice to see the blue-tits
in the garden eating seeds.
And the robin finding mealworms
on the ground among the weeds.

There are doves upon the table
eating up the crumbs of bread;
While the starlings waiting their turn
are in a line upon the shed.

And the great-tit loves the peanuts
which he pecks at through the day;
But his long-tailed smaller brother
eats suet, then flies away.

Look quickly and you will see the
gold finch on the nyjer seeds;
And hanging on the suet balls
a woodpecker also feeds.

While the sparrows and the dunnocks
and some other feathered friends
Nip in to snatch a treat or two
before all the feasting ends.

They will all come in your garden
and the blackbird, thrush and jay;
If they know a feast awaits them
which they dine on every day.

So don’t forget your garden friends
and don’t let their food get low;
They need your help this time of year
when they feel the cold winds blow.

Christine Beesley 2020

Notices 18 October 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 18th October 2020

We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers. Thessalonians 1 v 2

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for the people of Essex as we enter new lockdown procedures..

Please pray for our Churches and 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

Reopening of our church building – hopefully you have all had a chance to read the letter we sent out last week. Please let Viv Wilcox know your feelings about whether we should be open up our church or keep it closed.

Church Council meeting will be on Thursday 29th October at 2:30 pm on Zoom. You can access this either on-line or by phone.

Operation Christmas Child – Thank You to everyone who has already donated.. If you are able to fill a shoebox or provide any items we would be very grateful. Please note they can no longer accept sweets or toothpaste. They are very happy to receive money. If you prefer you can even pack a shoebox directly on-line at https://shoeboxonline.samaritans-purse.org.uk/

Worship from home –If you would like to receive a copy of the weekly circuit service on DVD please call Geoff Wilcox on 545083.

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Notices 11 October 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 11th October 2020

God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5 v 8

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for Laurie Berris and family. Laurie has a rare form of Parkinson’s, Lidia is not doing very well and their son-in-law Paul Crome is not well.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

Reopening of our church building – please read the attached letter.

Operation Christmas Child – we are hoping to be able to deliver some gifts for the Shoebox Appeal. If you can fill a shoebox or provide any items we would be very grateful. Please note they can no longer accept sweets or toothpaste. They are also very happy to receive money. If you prefer you can even pack a shoebox directly on-line at https://shoeboxonline.samaritans-purse.org.uk/

Colchester Food Bank – we have received a further 8.3 kg of food. Thank you

Worship from home –If you would like to receive a copy of the weekly circuit service on DVD please call Geoff Wilcox on 545083.

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Notices 4 October 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 4th October 2020

He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5 v 45

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for the people in those areas which are once again in lockdown. Pray to the Lord that we may control this virus.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

Operation Christmas Child – we are hoping to be able to deliver some gifts for the Shoebox Appeal. If you can fill a shoebox or provide any of the items on the attached leaflet we would be very grateful. Please note they can no longer accept sweets or toothpaste. They are also very happy to receive money. If you prefer you can even pack a shoebox directly on-line at https://shoeboxonline.samaritans-purse.org.uk/

Colchester Food Bank – A very big thank you to everyone who donated. We gave the Food Bank 24.6 kg of food and toiletries as well as £60 in cash.

Worship from home – Geoff is now able to record the weekly circuit service onto reusable DVDs. If anyone has any of our old ones at home please call Geoff on 545083 so that collection can be arranged.

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Notices 27 September 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 27th September 2020

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4 v 4

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for the people in those areas which are once again in lockdown. Pray to the Lord that we may control this virus.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

Colchester Food Bank – Wow! Thank you to everyone who has already donated. Don’t forget Alan can collect items or money from you when he delivers the notices or call us 766604 and we will collect.

Worship from home – Geoff is now able to record the weekly circuit service onto reusable DVDs. If anyone has any of our old ones at home please call Geoff on 545083 so that collection can be arranged. Thank you

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Notices 20 September 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 20th September 2020

Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. Corinthians 9 v 10

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for the people in those areas which are once again in lockdown. Pray to the Lord that we may control this virus.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

Colchester Food Bank – normally at this time of the year we would be thinking about our Harvest Festival and collecting for the Food Bank. Due to the coronavirus and people being furloughed or losing their jobs the Food Bank is busier than usual. It would be nice if we, as a church, could still give to them. Most supermarkets have donation boxes or if you would prefer Alan can collect items from you when he delivers the notices or call us 766604 and we will collect.

Worship from home – Geoff is now able to record the weekly circuit service onto reusable DVDs. If anyone has any of our old ones at home please call Geoff on 545083 so that collection can be arranged. Thank you

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Notices 13 September 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 13th September 2020

"’As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’ Romans 14 v 11

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for the schoolchildren as they return to their classes and the university students who will soon be taking up their places.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

Colchester Food Bank – normally at this time of the year we would be thinking about our Harvest Festival and collecting for the Food Bank. Due to the coronavirus and people being furloughed or losing their jobs the Food Bank is busier than usual. It would be nice if we, as a church, could still give to them. Most supermarkets have donation boxes or if you would prefer Alan can collect items from you when he delivers the notices or call us 766604 and we will collect.

Worship from home – Geoff is now able to record the weekly circuit service onto reusable DVDs. If anyone has any of our old ones at home please call Geoff on 545083 so that collection can be arranged. Thank you

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Notices 6 September 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 6th September 2020

For where two or three are gathered together in my name there am I in the midst of them.
Matthew 18 v 20

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for the refugees. May they find a home, find a country and find those who will love and care for them.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

Worship from home – the weekly circuit service that is shown on YouTube is now available on DVD. If you would like to receive a copy please call Alan or Christine on 766604 and we will arrange to have it delivered to you.

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Notices 30 August 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 30th August 2020

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection. Romans 12 v 9
PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for all the schoolchildren as they return to their classrooms next week with very mixed feelings and also for their parents or carers and pray that God can ease their concerns.
Our very dear friend Elizabeth Grote sadly passed away last weekend. Please keep her family in your prayers. We especially remember her grandson Ashley Grote baptising our new organ with his own version of the last night of the proms.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

Worship from home – the weekly circuit service that is shown on YouTube is now available on DVD. If you would like to receive a copy please call Alan or Christine on 766604 and we will arrange to have it delivered to you.

Methodist Church Prayer Handbook 2020/2021 – we still have one left. Please contact Alan or Christine if you would like one.

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Notices 23 August 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 23rd August 2020

For the Lord will comfort Zion Isaiah 51 v 3

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for all those involved in the continuing fight against Covid-19.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

Note from Geoff – Treasurer
We are nearing the end of the Church’s financial year on August 31st. While there is absolutely no obligation, if anyone has any envelopes or donations which they would like to be collected I can arrange to do this in a Covid-19 secure way.
My contact no is 01206 545083. Thank you

Worship from home – the weekly circuit service that is shown on YouTube is now available on DVD. If you would like to receive a copy please call Alan or Christine on 766604 and we will arrange to have it delivered to you.

Methodist Church Prayer Handbook 2020/2021 – we still have a couple left. Please contact Alan or Christine if you would like one.

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413