Notices 15 December 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 15th December 2019
Third Sunday in Advent

Introit ‘Jesus, Name Above all Names’ SoF 298

We light the third candle to symbolise joy, knowing
that fullness of Joy comes from God alone.

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Rev David Moody who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

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.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Christmas Cards – as usual we are sending just one card to all of our friends in church. These can be pinned to the notice board in the Garling Room and there is a collection box for donations to ‘Action for Children’.

We have received a card from Chris Nash and she wishes all her old friends well.

Christmas at Lexden – Please make a note of our additional services this Christmas Everyone is welcome at all or any of these services.
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22nd December at 4:00pm – Candlelight Carol Service

24th December at 11:15pm – Midnight Communion

25th December at 9:45 am – Christmas Morning Service

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 17th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club – Christmas Songs Sing-along

Wednesday 18th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 19th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
Time for Tots on Christmas holiday

Friday 20th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 22nd December
Fourth Sunday in Advent
11:00am – Worship led by Jonathan Sparkes

4:00pm – Carols by Candlelight
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Churches in Stanway invite you to Community Carols in Stanway Community Hall today at 4pm.

Love Stanway Lakelands Nativity on Tuesday 17th December at 6:30pm on Lakelands Estate Playpark, Martin Hunt Drive. Carols followed by mince pies. Come dressed as your favourite nativity character.

Family Service at Wimpole Road Methodist Church on Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve) at 4pm led by Rev Joe Adams.

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.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413 or Rev Alan Jenkins on 793888 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 545253.

Notices 8 December 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 8th December 2019
Second Sunday in Advent

Introit ‘Jesus, Name Above all Names’ SoF 298 v1

We light the second candle to symbolise our peace, as we
eagerly anticipate the coming reign of the Prince of Peace.

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Rev Joe Adams who is leading our worship with Holy Communion this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

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.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Thank you to Peter Howard who has agreed to be a communion steward.

Christmas at Lexden – Please make a note of our additional services this Christmas Everyone is welcome at all or any of these services.
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12th December at 10:30am – Crib Service

22nd December at 4:00pm – Candlelight Carol Service

24th December at 11:15pm – Midnight Communion

25th December at 9:45 am – Christmas Morning Service

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 10th
Friendly Tea Club Christmas Lunch at Berechurch Arms

Wednesday 11th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room
7:30pm – Circuit Meeting

Thursday 12th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.30am – Crib Service

Friday 13th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church
2:00pm – Colchester Civic Society Meeting

Next Sunday 15th December
Third Sunday in Advent
11:00am – Worship led by Rev David Moody
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Christmas Tree Festival at Lion Walk Church, Colchester. Trees will be available to view from Saturday 7th December to Saturday 14th December from 10am to 4pm each day. Our Friendly Tea Club have decorated one of the trees this year so do please go along if you are able – free admission.

Family Service at Wimpole Road Methodist Church on Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve) at 4pm led by Rev Joe Adams.

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.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413 or Rev Alan Jenkins on 793888 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 545253.

Notices 1 December 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 1st December 2019
First Sunday in Advent

Introit ‘Jesus, Name Above all Names’ SoF 298 v1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Eddie Lansdown who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

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.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Communion Steward – from the start of next year we will need someone else to help hand out the bread and wine at our monthly Communion services. Please see Christine or Chrissie if you are able to volunteer. Thank you

Christmas at Lexden – Please make a note of our additional services this Christmas
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12th December at 10:30am – Crib Service

22nd December at 4:00pm – Candlelight Carol Service

24th December at 11:15pm – Midnight Communion

25th December at 9:45 am – Christmas Morning Service

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 3rd
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
7:30pm – Leadership Team meeting in the Garling Room

Wednesday 4th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 5th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 6th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 8th December
Second Sunday in Advent
11:00am – Holy Communion led by Rev Joe Adams
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Christmas Tree Festival at Lion Walk Church, Colchester. Trees will be available to view from Saturday 7th December to Saturday 14th December from 10am to 4pm each day. Our Friendly Tea Club will be decorating one of the trees this year so do please go along if you are able – free admission.

Family Service at Wimpole Road Methodist Church on Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve) at 4pm led by Rev Joe Adams.

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.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413 or Rev Alan Jenkins on 793888 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 545253.

Notices 17 November 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 17th November 2019

Introit ‘God of Almighty Love’ H&P 793 v1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Rev Joe Adams who is leading our worship with Holy Communion this morning.

We are trialling our Hymnal Plus digital music box this morning. Please bear with us if there are any technical issues.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

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.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child. Thank you to everyone who has contributed, If you still have money or boxes please see Avril.

Communion Steward – from the start of next year we will need someone else to help hand out the bread and wine at our monthly Communion services. Please see Christine or Chrissie if you are able to volunteer. Thank you

Envelope Scheme – please see Janet Bloxam if you would like gift envelopes to make your weekly offering. This is really important if you are a tax payer.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 19th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 20th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 21st
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 22nd
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 24th November
11:00am – Worship led by Jonathan Sparkes
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Men’s Breakfast at The Well, Mile End on Saturday 23rd November at 9am. Guest speaker will be Rev Ken Chalmers.

Contemporary Worship at The Ark on Sunday 24th November starting at 6:30pm.

Christmas Tree Festival at Lion Walk Church, Colchester. Trees will be available to view from Saturday 7th December to 14th December from 10am to 4pm each day. Our Friendly Tea Club will be decorating one of the trees this year so do please go along if you are able – free admission.

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.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413 or Rev Alan Jenkins on 793888 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 545253.

Notices 10 November 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 10th November 2019
Remembrance Sunday

Introit ‘God of Almighty Love’ H&P 793 v1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Anne Worker who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Our dear friend May Walters passed away on 23rd October. Her funeral will be at the Crematorium on Thursday 14th November at 11am. Please keep her family in your prayers.

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.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child. Thank you to everyone who has contributed, If you still have money or boxes please see Avril.

Communion Steward – from the start of next year we will need someone else to help hand out the bread and wine at our monthly Communion services. Please see Christine or Chrissie if you are able to volunteer. Thank you

Don’t forget the Quiz Night in aid of Tearfund will be here this Saturday at 7pm. Please add your name to the list on the noticeboard and bring your friends as well.

Organ Music – we are truly blessed in our church because we have two excellent organists. However to test our digital music box we are going to have this playing during our service next week.

Envelope Scheme – please see Janet Bloxam if you would like gift envelopes to make your weekly offering. This is really important if you are a tax payer.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 12th
1:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club – Fish and Chip Lunch
1:40pm – Walkers meeting at the Coffee Shop, Highwoods

Wednesday 13th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 14th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots
11:00am – Funeral of May Walters at the Crematorium

Friday 15th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 17th November
11:00am – Holy Communion led by Rev Joe Adams
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Quiz Night in aid of Tearfund here at Lexden on Saturday 16th November starting at 7pm. Come as a team of 4 or join a team after you arrive. Please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the notice board.

Men’s Breakfast at The Well, Mile End on Saturday 23rd November at 9am. Guest speaker will be Rev Ken Chalmers.

Contemporary Worship at The Ark on Sunday 24th November starting at 6:30pm.

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.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413 or Rev Alan Jenkins on 793888 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 545253.

Notices 3 November 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 3rd November 2019
Church Anniversary
160 Years

Introit ‘God of Almighty Love’ H&P 793 v1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Rachel Allen who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Our dear friend May Walters passed away on 23rd October. Her funeral will be at the Crematorium on Thursday 14th November at 11am. Please keep her family in your prayers.

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.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child. We are collecting for this very important Christian outreach charity again this year. Don’t forget to take a leaflet and shoebox. If you are unable to fill a box please bring in what you can and we have envelopes for money donations as well. Please can these all be brought in by 10th November. Thank you

Communion Steward – from the start of next year we will need someone else to help hand out the bread and wine at our monthly Communion services. Please see Christine or Chrissie if you are able to volunteer. Thank you

The next walk is on Tuesday 12th November starting from the Coffee Shop behind Highwoods Tesco at 1:40pm. You can catch the number 65 bus from Lucy Lane.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 5th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club – Memory Box

Wednesday 6th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 7th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 8th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 10th November
Remembrance Sunday
11:00am – Worship led by Anne Worker
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Quiz Night in aid of Tearfund here at Lexden on Saturday 16th November starting at 7pm. Come as a team of 4 or join a team after you arrive. Please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the notice board.

Contemporary Worship at The Ark on Sunday 24th November starting at 6:30pm.

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.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413 or Rev Alan Jenkins on 793888 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 545253.

Notices 27 October 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 27th October 2019

Introit ‘As we are Gathered’ SF 28

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Rev Joe Adams who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

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.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Update on Stephen – he is now a resident at The Oaks on Lexden Road, Room 44, where he is receiving 24 hour care and monitoring. Julie went to see him and, although he is walking very slowly, he does remember us all. He would like friends from the church to make short visits occasionally. The best times would be between 11am to 12:30pm or 2:30 to 4pm.

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child. We are collecting for this very important Christian outreach charity again this year. Don’t forget to take a leaflet and shoebox. If you are unable to fill a box please bring in what you can and we have envelopes for money donations as well. Please can these all be brought in by 10th November. Thank you

Communion Steward – from the start of next year we will need someone else to help hand out the bread and wine at our monthly Communion services. Please see Christine or Chrissie if you are able to volunteer. Thank you

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 29th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club – The History of Braille

Wednesday 30th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 31st
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
Time for Tots on Holiday

Friday 1st
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 3rd November
Church Anniversary
11:00am – Worship led by Rachel Allen
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

John Bell: Everybody Sing! Lion Walk Church on Sunday 27th October at 6:30pm. For further information, including details of the workshop at 3:30pm, please see the poster on the notice board.

Quiz Night in aid of Tearfund here at Lexden on Saturday 16th November starting at 7pm. Further information to follow.

Contemporary Worship at The Ark on Sunday 24th November starting at 6:30pm.

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.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413 or Rev Alan Jenkins on 793888 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 545253.

Notices 20 October 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 20th October 2019

Introit ‘As we are Gathered’ SF 28

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Rev Paul Howes who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

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.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Update on Stephen – he is now a resident at The Oaks on Lexden Road, Room 44, where he is receiving 24 hour care and monitoring. Julie went to see him and, although he is walking very slowly, he does remember us all. He would like friends from the church to make short visits occasionally. The best times would be between 11am to 12:30pm or 2:30 to 4pm.

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child. We are collecting for this very important Christian outreach charity again this year. Don’t forget to take a leaflet and shoebox. If you are unable to fill a box please bring in what you can and we have envelopes for money donations as well. Please can these all be brought in by 10th November. Thank you

Communion Steward – from the start of next year we will need someone else to help hand out the bread and wine at our monthly Communion services. Please see Christine or Chrissie if you are able to volunteer. Thank you

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 22nd
Friendly Tea Club not meeting this week

Wednesday 23rd
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 24th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 25th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 27th October
11:00am – Worship led by Rev Joe Adams
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Harvest Praise at Fingringhoe Methodist Church this afternoon at 3pm.

Colchester Community Band Concert at Highwoods Community Centre on Sunday 20th October at 3pm. There will be a retiring collection for The Ark.

John Bell: Everybody Sing! Lion Walk Church on Sunday 27th October at 6:30pm. For further information, including details of the workshop at 3:30pm, please see the poster on the notice board.

Quiz Night in aid of Tearfund here at Lexden on 16th November starting at 7pm. Further information to follow.

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.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413 or Rev Alan Jenkins on 793888 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 545253.

Notices 13 October 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 13th October 2019

Introit ‘As we are Gathered’ SF 28

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Rev Ron Smith who is leading our worship with Holy Communion this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

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.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Church Council on Thursday 17th October starting at 7:30pm and finishing at 9pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child. We are collecting for this very important Christian outreach charity again this year. Don’t forget to take a leaflet and shoebox. If you are unable to fill a box please bring in what you can and we have envelopes for money donations as well. Please can these all be brought in by 10th November. Thank you

Keyholders – we need an up-to-date list of all the keys for our church. If you have a key please can you inform Geoff Wilcox. Thank you

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 15th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 16th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 17th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots
7:30pm – Church Council

Friday 18th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 20th October
11:00am – Worship led by Rev Paul Howes
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Circuit Study Day – ‘Courageous Conversations’ bible study on the subject of human relationships will be held on Saturday 19th October from 10am to 4pm at The Ark, Highwoods. Lunch will be provided. There is a poster with more information on the notice board and a sign-up sheet.

Harvest Praise at Fingringhoe Methodist Church on Sunday 20th October at 3pm.

Colchester Community Band Concert at Highwoods Community Centre on Sunday 20th October at 3pm. There will be a retiring collection for The Ark.

John Bell: Everybody Sing! Lion Walk Church on Sunday 27th October at 6:30pm. For further information, including details of the workshop at 3:30pm, please see the poster on the notice board.

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.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413 or Rev Alan Jenkins on 793888 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 545253.

Notices 6 October 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 6th October 2019
Water Aid

Introit ‘As we are Gathered’ SF 28

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Viv Wilcox who is leading our worship in support of Water Aid this morning.

There will be a retiring offering for Water Aid and Gift Aid envelopes are available if you are a tax payer.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

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.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Thank you to everyone who brought in items for the Colchester Food Bank. We collected 44.7 kilograms of food as well as all the other items. Thank you also to Alan who bagged it all up and took it to the Food Bank.

A very Big Thank You to Sheila and Janet for preparing our Harvest Lunch last Sunday. An enjoyable time was had by all.

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child. We are collecting for this very important Christian outreach charity again this year. Don’t forget to take a leaflet and shoebox. If you are unable to fill a box please bring in what you can or we have envelopes for money donations as well.

Keyholders – we need an up-to-date list of all the keys for our church. If you have a key please can you inform Geoff Wilcox. Thank you

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 8th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 9th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 10th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 11th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 13th October
11:00am – Holy Communion with Rev Ron Smith
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Circuit Study Day – ‘Courageous Conversations’ bible study on the subject of human relationships on Saturday 19th October from 10am to 4pm at The Ark, Highwoods. Lunch will be provided. There is a poster with more information on the notice board and a sign-up sheet.

Colchester Community Band Concert at Highwoods Community Centre on Sunday 20th October at 3pm. There will be a retiring collection for The Ark.

John Bell: Everybody Sing! Lion Walk Church on Sunday 27th October at 6:30pm. For further information, including details of the workshop at 3:30pm, please see the poster on the notice board.

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.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413 or Rev Alan Jenkins on 793888 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 545253.