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Sunday, May 1 ~ Easter III  

We go into God’s world to share what we have.  We go into God’s world to share who we are.  We go into God’s world, with God’s love, Christ’s peace, and the Holy Spirit’s song.  Alleluia.  Alleluia! Alleluia!  Amen.

Richard Bott, Vancouver, B.C.



Lectionary Readings:

Acts 9:1–6, (7–20)                Psalm 30

Revelation 5:11–14             John 21:1–19



Coming at Essex:

Mon. May 2               1:00 pm          Al-Anon

7:00 pm          Barbershop Singers

Tues. May 3              1:30 pm          GWLTS (Guys Who Like to Sing)

Wed. May 4               6:30 pm          Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

Fri. May 6                   8:00 pm          A.A. Meeting



 Power Point

We are looking for someone who is interested in helping with the Power Point on Sunday mornings.  Please speak to Doug for the details.



For Sale


We are selling our moveable sign, if you are interested please contact the church office (519.776.5121)


Ukraine Appeal Update

The extreme violence in Ukraine continues to be beyond words, as is the case for so many around the world who confront armed conflict in their communities.


Thanks to your generosity, the United Church community has raised $402,000 for humanitarian relief so far. Of that, $240,000 has been sent via the ACT Alliance. Spanning 127 countries, the Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance is the world’s largest network of Protestant and Orthodox churches and agencies, including the United Church. What are these funds supporting? Click here for details.


Your generosity through Mission & Service has long supported ACT’s humanitarian relief and advocacy efforts. Plans are being finalised for disbursement of $162,000 and funds that continue to come in. Please consider making a donation today. It’s never too late to be generous.




We are up and running!  Go to our website and look for the YouTube button in the top left corner of the page.



Our Daily Bread for May is available in the Narthex.


Food Banks

Both the Essex Food Bank and the Salvation Army Food Bank are in need of donations:



– pasta & pasta sauce

– canned vegetables & fruit

– canned pork and beans

– crackers

– kids snacks

– cereal

– juice boxes

– toilet paper

– cookies

– cleaning products



Susan has a complete list in the church office



St. Paul’s Anglican Church Info:

If you are spring cleaning your clothes closet please keep the St. Paul’s Clothing Cupboard in mind.  They offer gently used clothing to those in need.  They are open on Tues. & Thur. from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  You can take your items to St. Paul’s or bring them to Essex United and we will deliver them.  They are always in need of NEW socks and underwear for all ages.  Also, if you would like to volunteer at the Clothing Cupboard please contact St. Paul’s at 519-776-7711.


Thank you for everyone who helped  clean up our flower beds and also to the “mulch movers”! It looks fantastic!