Notices 23 January 2022

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 23rd January 2022

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me.” Luke 4 v 18

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor and to those who receive the DVD and to Viv Wilcox who is leading our service this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for the children of Afghanistan.

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

Covid Regulations – Although restrictions are now easing we respectfully ask everyone to continue to wear a facemask and use the hand sanitiser. However you will no longer have to sign in after this week. We will make a full review at the next church council meeting. A very big thank you to everyone who has followed the rules because that means we have been covid free since we re-opened.

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.

Morning Prayer Time – every Thursday at 9:30am. Please collect a prayer card as you come in.

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 27th January 2022
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

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

Notices 15 January 2022

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 15th January 2022

“If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit.” John 15 v 5

A very warm welcome to you all for this our Covenant Service especially if you are a visitor and to Rev Paul Howes who is leading our service this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please keep all care givers in your prayers.
Please continue to pray for Rachel Allen and her family following her treatment for a brain tumour.

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

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.

Morning Prayer Time – every Thursday at 9:30am. Please collect a prayer card as you come in.

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 20th January 2022
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

Next Sunday 23rd January 2022
10:30am – Local Arrangement led by Viv Wilcox

Notices 9 January 2022

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 9th January 2022

“You are my son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Luke 3 v 22

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor and to Jonathan Sparkes who is leading our service this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please keep all care givers in your prayers.
Please continue to pray for Rachel Allen and her family following her treatment for a brain tumour.

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

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.

Morning Prayer Time – every Thursday at 9:30am. Please collect a prayer card as you come in.

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 13th January 2022
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

Next Sunday 16th January 2022
10:30am – Covenant Service worship led by Rev Paul Howes

Notices 2 January 2022

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 2nd January 2022

When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. Matthew 2 v 10

A very warm welcome and a happy new year especially if you are a visitor and to Brian Dack who is leading our service this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for all the people who can’t be with their family during the new year.
Please continue to pray for Rachel Allen and her family. Rachel has returned to hospital and the family do not know when she will be coming home.

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

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 6th January 2022
No Morning Prayer Time

Next Sunday 9th January 2022
10:30am – Worship led by Jonathan Sparkes

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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.

Notices 25 December 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 25th December 2021

Christmas Day

We light the fifth candle for the Light of the World.

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

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor and to Alan Beesley who is leading our service this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for all the people who can’t be with their family over Christmas.
Please continue to pray for Rachel Allen and her family. Rachel is still in hospital following major neurological surgery. The family were hoping she would be allowed home in time for Christmas but sadly this is not possible.

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

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 30th December
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

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

Did the star that shone for you
Shine out for all mankind.
And is that light still shining now,
With hope through space and time?

In brightest day,
In darkest night,
Shines on forever
His glorious light.

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.

Notices 12 December 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 12th December 2021

Third Sunday in Advent

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

“I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness”. John 1 v23

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor and to Rev Alan Jenkins who is leading worship with Holy Communion with us this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for all medical personal and pray Christmas will be a quiet time for them.

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

Audrey & Ralph have both had falls and are now in the Trinity Ward at Harwich Hospital. We understand Rev Alan Jenkins has requested a colleague in the Tendring Circuit to visit if possible. Please add them and their family to your prayers.

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.

Christmas Services – we are unable to hold our usual candlelight carol service in the evening this year so we are having a Sunday Morning Carol Service instead on 19th December. A short Christmas Day Service will be led by Alan Beesley starting at 9:45am. 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.

Sunday Service on DVD – We are now able to record our own services again – many thanks to Geoff for sorting this out. If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of the service 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 16th December
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

Next Sunday 19th December
Fourth Sunday in Advent
10:30am – Carol Service

Notices 5 December 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 5th December 2021

Second Sunday in Advent

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

Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight paths for Him. Mark 1 v 3

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor and to Jonathan Sparkes who is leading worship with us this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for all medical personal and pray Christmas will be a quiet time for them.

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

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.

Christmas Services – we are unable to hold our usual candlelight carol service in the evening this year so we are having a Sunday Morning Carol Service instead on 19th December. We can still have readings and poems as well as our favourite carols. Alan and Christine will be asking for readers.
A short Christmas Day Service will be led by Alan Beesley starting at 9:45am.
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.

Morning Prayer Time – every Thursday at 9:30am. Please collect a prayer card as you come in.

Sunday Service on DVD – We are now able to record our own services again – many thanks to Geoff for sorting this out. If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of the service 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 9th December
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

Next Sunday 12th December
Third Sunday in Advent
10:30am – Holy Communion led by Rev Alan Jenkins

Notices 28 November 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 28th November 2021

First Sunday in Advent

We light the first candle to symbolise our hope, as we
look forward to the coming of Jesus Christ our Lord.

O that you would tear open the heavens and come down. Isaiah 64: 1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor and to Rev David Moody who is leading worship with us this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for all refugees especially for those lives lost in the English Channel.

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 Giving – a very big thank you to everyone who gave to the Christmas gifts for the Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest. Today is the last day for donations but if you still have anything please see Viv.

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.

Festive Quiz at St Stephen’s Church, Canterbury Road on December 4th from 7:30pm.

Abbeygate Concert Band Christmas Concert 8th December at St Stephen’s Church, Canterbury Road 2-4pm. Call 512845 for information.

Morning Prayer Time – every Thursday at 9:30am. Please collect a prayer card as you come in.

Sunday Service on DVD – We are now able to record our own services again – many thanks to Geoff for sorting this out. If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of the service 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 2nd December
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

Next Sunday 5th December
Second Sunday in Advent
10:30am – Worship led by Jonathan Sparkes

Notices 21 November 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 21st November 2021

Your God will be my God. Ruth 1 v 16

You are warmly welcomed especially if you are a visitor and to Rev Ron Smith who is leading worship with us this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for all refugees.

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 Giving – it was agreed at the church council that we would support the Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest this Christmas. This was originally set up to provide accommodation and welfare support for merchant sailors, members of the Royal Navy, the Fleet Air Arm and other units with maritime links, although they now welcome servicemen from across all the armed forces and homeless men from many different walks of life. We hope to be able to provide Christmas gifts of men’s toiletries, toothbrushes and toothpaste, knitted hats, gloves, fingerless mitts, E45 cream, hand cream for extra dry skin, sweets, chocolate and Haribos. There is a box in the entrance for your donations. Many thanks to those who have already given.

Festive Quiz at St Stephen’s Church, Canterbury Road on December 4th from 7:30pm.

Abbeygate Concert Band Christmas Concert 8th December at St Stephen’s Church, Canterbury Road 2-4pm. Call 512845 for information.

The Christmas Carol Experience – Friday 17th December at Wimpole Road Church. Tickets £12.50 – all proceeds to GO4 ‘Café on the Rec’. Doors open 6pm start 6:30pm. Book tickets at www.thechristmascarolexperience.co.uk

Covid Regulations – You must 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.

Morning Prayer Time – every Thursday at 9:30am. Please collect a prayer card as you come in.

Sunday Service on DVD – We are now able to record our own services again – many thanks to Geoff for sorting this out. If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of the service 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 25th November
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

Next Sunday 28th November
First Sunday in Advent
10:30am – Worship led by Rev David Moody