Notices 6 January 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 6th January 2019
Epiphany

Introit ‘Day by Day, Dear Lord’ H&P 671

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 Brian Dack who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

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

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes and especially Rev Ken Chalmers who has been diagnosed with shingles and Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

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

Epiphany Lunch on Saturday 12th January. 12:30pm for 1pm start. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are coming. Thank you.

The funeral of Joan Rouse will be on Thursday 17th January at 2pm at the Crematorium.

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

Saturday 12th
12:30pm – Epiphany Lunch

Next Sunday 13th January
11:00am – Covenant Service led by Rev Paul Howes
Refreshments afterwards

Circuit Notices

Circuit Weekend – because Rev Ken Chalmers is still not well the circuit event planned for Saturday 19th January has been postponed. We will however still be having a circuit service at Castle Methodist Church on Sunday 20th January. Please note there will not be a service here at Lexden on that Sunday. If anyone needs a lift please speak to 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.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or call Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828.

Notices 30 December 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 30th December 2018

Introit ‘Jesus, Name Above All Names’ SF 298

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 this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

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

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes and especially Rev Ken Chalmers who has been diagnosed with shingles and Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

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

Please Note there will not be a meeting of the Friendly Tea Club this week but Thursday morning prayer time will be here as usual.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Thursday 3rd
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

Next Sunday 6th January
11:00am – Worship led by Brian Dack
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Prayer Changes Things – prayer service at Castle Methodist Church at 9:30am to 10:00am on Saturday 5th January led by Jane Dansie.

Circuit Event – As a circuit it feels like we are experiencing a limitation of resources like never before, but at the same time there are exciting opportunities opening up to us. Together, and together with God, we can make the most of these possibilities to continue God’s work.
On the 19th January 2019 we will meet at the Ark for a day-long workshop (10am to 4pm) to identify what our circuit priorities might be and to look at how we might work Better Together to be fruitful in God’s mission.
This exploration and celebration of our shared place in God’s work will conclude with a circuit service on Sunday 20th January at 11am at Castle.
Please see the poster on the notice board. Sign-up sheet 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 call Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828.

Notices 23 December 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 23rd December 2018
Fourth Sunday in Advent

Introit ‘Jesus, Name Above All Names’ SF 298

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 Paul Howes who is leading our worship with Holy Communion this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

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

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes and especially Rev Ken Chalmers who has been diagnosed with shingles and Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

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 will display your cards in the Garling Room. There is a pin board on the side table for these. If you are unable to pin your card yourself please see Alan or one of the Stewards.

Christmas 2018. Please note the following additional services here at Lexden and please come along if you are able.

24th December at 11:15pm – Midnight Communion
25th December at 9:45am – Christmas Morning Service

Please Note there will not be a meeting of the Friendly Tea Club for the next two Tuesdays.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday 24th
11:15pm – Midnight Communion

Tuesday 25th
9:45am – Christmas Morning Family Service

Thursday 27th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

Next Sunday 30th December
11:00am – Worship led by Rev Ron Smith
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Carol Service at Praiseway on Sunday 23rd at 5:30pm. All are welcome.

Christmas Eve Crib Service at The Ark at 4pm.

Christmas Eve Holy Communion at Wimpole Road Methodist Church at 11:15pm.

Christmas Day Service at Castle Methodist Church and Mile End Methodist Church – both at 10:30am.

Prayer Changes Things – prayer service at Castle Methodist Church at 9:30am to 10:00am on Saturday 5th January led by Jane Dansie.

Please Note the planned Activity Day at the Ark on January 19th and Circuit Service at Castle Methodist Church on January 20th may not now go ahead due to Ken’s illness. More information will be supplied later on.

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 call Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828.

Notices 16 December 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 16th December 2018
Third Sunday in Advent

Introit ‘Jesus, Name Above All Names’ SF 298

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 Jonathan Sparkes who is leading our worship this morning.

This Afternoon – 4:00pm – Carols by Candlelight
Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

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

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

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

Please Note we will not be stopping for refreshments this morning because we need to get the church ready for the Carol Service at 4pm. Thank you.

Christmas Cards – as usual we will display your cards in the Garling Room. There is a pin board on the side table for these. If you are unable to pin your card yourself please see Alan or one of the Stewards.

Christmas 2018. Please note the following additional services here at Lexden and please come along if you are able.

16th December at 4:00pm – Carols by Candlelight
24th December at 11:15pm – Midnight Communion
25th December at 9:45am – Christmas Morning Service

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 18th
Friendly Tea Club Christmas Lunch

Wednesday 19th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 20th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

Friday 21st
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 23rd December
Fourth Sunday in Advent
11:00am – Holy Communion led by Rev Paul Howes

Other Events

Love Stanway Nativity Tuesday 18th December at 7:00pm at the green on Tollgate Drive.

Carol Singing at West Bergholt on Friday 21st December from 6:15pm to 7:30pm. Collecting for Action for Children. Meet outside the Co-op store on Chapel Road.

Carol Service at Praiseway on Sunday 23rd at 5:30pm. All are welcome.

Christmas Eve Crib Service at The Ark at 4pm.

Christmas Eve Holy Communion at Wimpole Road Methodist Church at 11:15pm.

Christmas Day Service at Castle Methodist Church and Mile End Methodist Church – both at 10:30am.

Prayer Changes Things – prayer service at Castle Methodist Church at 9:30am to 10:00am on Saturday 5th January led by Jane Dansie.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or call Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.

Notices 8 December 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 9th December 2018
Second Sunday in Advent

Introit ‘Jesus, Name Above All Names’ SF 298

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 Ken Chalmers who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

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

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

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

Please Note we will not be stopping for refreshments next week because we need to get the church ready for the Carol Service at 4pm. Thank you.

Christmas Cards – as usual we will display your cards in the Garling Room. There is a pin board on the side table for these. If you are unable to pin your card yourself please see Alan or one of the Stewards.

Christmas 2018. Please note the following additional services here at Lexden and please come along if you are able.

13th December at 10:30am – Crib Service
16th December at 4:00pm – Carols by Candlelight
24th December at 11:15pm – Midnight Communion
25th December at 9:45am – Christmas Morning Service

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 11th
Friendly Tea Club on an outing
7:30pm – Circuit Meeting in the Church
7:30pm – Civic Society Meeting in the Garling Room

Wednesday 12th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 13th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10:30am – Crib Service

Friday 14th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 16th December
Third Sunday in Advent
11:00am – Worship led by Jonathan Sparkes
4:00pm – Carols by Candlelight

Other Events

Christmas Concert at St Botolph’s Church performed by the band of the Parachute Regiment on Thursday 13th December. Doors open 7pm.

Love Stanway Nativity Thursday 13th December at 7:00pm at Lakelands Estate Playpark.

Age Concern Colchester Christmas Fete on Friday 14th December from 10am to 2pm at 63 North Hill Colchester.

Love Stanway Nativity Tuesday 18th December at 7:00pm at the green on Tollgate Drive.

Love Stanway Carol Service on Sunday 16th December at 4pm in the Stanway Community Hall.

Christmas Eve Crib Service at The Ark at 4pm.

Christmas Eve Holy Communion at Wimpole Road Methodist Church at 11:15pm.

Christmas Day Service at Castle Methodist Church and Mile End Methodist Church – both at 10:30am.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or call Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.

Notices 2 December 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 2nd December 2018
First Sunday in Advent

Introit ‘Jesus, Name Above All Names’ SF 298

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 our church members who are leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

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

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

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

A very big thank you for all the donations for Beacon House. And thank you to Alan and Sheila will be taking these into them.

The next walk is on Tuesday 4th December to Harwich/Dovercourt – please let Avril or Nigel know if you are going so they can inform the Pier Café in advance.

Christmas 2018. Please note the following additional services here at Lexden and please come along if you are able.

13th December at 10:30am – Crib Service
16th December at 4:00pm – Carols by Candlelight
24th December at 11:15pm – Midnight Communion
25th December at 9:45am – Christmas Morning Service

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 4th
10:30am – Church Walkers meet at Musk Close
Friendly Tea Club on an outing
7:30pm – Local Preachers Meeting in the Garling Room

Wednesday 5th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 6th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10:00 to 11:30am – Time for Tots

Friday 7th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 9th December
Second Sunday in Advent

11:00am – worship led by Rev Ken Chalmers
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Christmas Concert at St Botolph’s Church performed by the band of the Parachute Regiment on Thursday 13th December. Doors open 7pm.

Age Concern Colchester Christmas Fete on Friday 14th December from 10am to 2pm at 63 North Hill Colchester.

Christmas Eve Crib Service at The Ark at 4pm.

Christmas Eve Holy Communion at Wimpole Road Methodist Church at 11:15pm.

Christmas Day Service at Castle Methodist Church and Mile End Methodist Church – both at 10:30am.

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 call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.

Notices 25 November 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 25th November 2018

Introit ‘Let us with a Gladsome Mind’ SofF 333 v 1

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 do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

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

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

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 Shoebox Appeal – many thanks to everyone who gave to this. Our boxes, gifts and money have started their journey to those children in need. Please remember them in your prayers.

We are collecting for Beacon House throughout November. Any donations of clothing, food, toiletries or money can be placed in the box that is in the vestibule. Thank you

The next walk is on Tuesday 4th December to Harwich/Dovercourt – please let Avril or Nigel know if you are going so they can inform the Pier Café in advance.

Christmas 2018. Please note the following additional services and please come along if you are able.

13th December at 10:30am – Crib Service
16th December at 4:00pm – Carols by Candlelight
24th December at 11:15pm – Midnight Communion
25th December at 9:45am – Christmas Morning Service

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 27th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 28th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 29th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 30th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 2nd December
First Sunday in Advent

11:00am – Local Arrangement
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester invites you to a service of worship led by the Cantus Firmus Colchester Choir and the Salvation Army Songsters. This evening at 6:30pm at Plume Avenue Church. Retiring offering, after expenses, towards the St Peter’s Guesthouse project.

Taize Service at Christ Church URC, Ireton Road on Wednesday 28th November at 7:15pm. Refreshments afterwards.

Journey to the Stable a reflective advent experience at Mile End Methodist Church on Saturday 1st December any time between 10am and 4pm.

Christmas Concert at St Botolph’s Church performed by the band of the Parachute Regiment on Thursday 13th December. Doors open 7pm.

Age Concern Colchester Christmas Fete on Friday 14th December from 10am to 2pm at 63 North Hill Colchester.

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 call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.

Notices 18 November 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 18th November 2018

Introit ‘Let us with a Gladsome Mind’ SofF 333 v 1

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 our church members leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

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

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

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 Shoebox Appeal – many thanks to everyone who has contributed. If you still have any items you would like to donate please see Avril.

We are collecting for Beacon House throughout November. Any donations of clothing, food, toiletries or money can be placed in the box that is in the vestibule. Thank you

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 20th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 21st
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 22nd
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 23rd
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 25th November

11:00am – Worship led by Rachel Allen
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester invites you to: ‘Light Overcomes Darkness’. A service of worship led by the Cantus Firmus Colchester Choir and the Salvation Army Songsters. As we approach the season of Advent, this service explores the theme of light overcoming darkness. Guest speaker Rt Rev Roger Morris, Bishop of Colchester. Sunday 25th November at 6:30pm at Plume Avenue Church. Retiring offering, after expenses, towards the St Peter’s Guesthouse project.

Journey to the Stable a reflective advent experience at Mile End Methodist Church on Saturday 1st December any time between 10am and 4pm.

Christmas Concert at St Botolph’s Church performed by the band of the Parachute Regiment on Thursday 13th December. Doors open 7pm.

Age Concern Colchester Christmas Fete on Friday 14th December from 10am to 2pm at 63 North Hill Colchester.

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 call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.

Notices 11 November 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 11th November 2018
Remembrance Sunday

Introit ‘Let us with a Gladsome Mind’ SofF 333 v 1

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 Paul Howes who is leading our worship with Holy Communion this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

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

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

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 Shoebox Appeal – please can these be returned by next Sunday 18th November. If you are unable to fill a box but would still like to contribute there is a box for your donations and envelopes if you would like to offer money. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed so far.

We are collecting for Beacon House throughout November. Any donations of clothing, food, toiletries or money can be placed in the box that is in the vestibule. Thank you

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 13th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 14th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 15th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 16th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 18th November

11:00am – Local Arrangement
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester invites you to: ‘Light Overcomes Darkness’. A service of worship led by the Cantus Firmus Colchester Choir and the Salvation Army Songsters. As we approach the season of Advent, this service explores the theme of light overcoming darkness. Guest speaker Rt Rev Roger Morris, Bishop of Colchester. Sunday 25th November at 6:30pm at Plume Avenue Church. Retiring offering, after expenses, towards the St Peter’s Guesthouse project.

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 call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.

Notices 4 November 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 4th November 2018
Church Anniversary
159 Years

Introit ‘Let us with a Gladsome Mind’ SofF 333 v 1

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 Jane Allison who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

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

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

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

Please Note the service next Sunday will commence at 10:50am.

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal – please can these be returned by Sunday 18th November. If you are unable to fill a box but would still like to contribute there is a box for your donations and envelopes if you would like to offer money. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed so far.

We are collecting for Beacon House throughout November. Any donations of clothing, food, toiletries or money can be placed in the box that is in the vestibule. Thank you

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 6th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room

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

Thursday 8th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 9th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 11th November
Remembrance Sunday

10:50am – Holy Communion with Rev Paul Howes
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester invites you to: ‘Light Overcomes Darkness’. A service of worship led by the Cantus Firmus Colchester Choir and the Salvation Army Songsters. As we approach the season of Advent, this service explores the theme of light overcoming darkness. Guest speaker Rt Rev Roger Morris, Bishop of Colchester. Sunday 25th November at 6:30pm at Plume Avenue Church. Retiring offering, after expenses, towards the St Peter’s Guesthouse project.

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 call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.