Sunday, December 19: Advent IV ~ Love
Suddenly the heavens are alive with music, song, and voices. The streets of Bethlehem also are filled with noise, people, and animals. Where have all these people come from and where are they going? Do they really know what is coming? Do any of us know? What will happen in Bethlehem this year, every year, will change everything again! Oh, how we want to open our hearts to the promise of God, embracing the promise of love, the promise of joy, the promise of peace, but it is hard. We are not quite there yet in that magical, mystical place. We are searching but it is hard to experience. And yet we come. We come to worship with seeking, searching hearts.
Emily Perry, Kincardine U.C., Kincardine, Ont.
Micah 5:2–5a Luke 1:46b–55
Psalm 80:1–7 Hebrews 10:5–10
Luke 1:39–45, (46–55)
Our Weekly Birthdays:
Dec. 19 Ron
Dec. 19 Cheryl
Dec. 19 Emerson
Dec. 19 Rev. Lexie
Coming at Essex:
Due to new Health Unit restrictions, Our Worship Services can continue with our regular protocols in place.
Only 10 people are allowed to attend an indoor gathering (meeting, etc.)
Sun. Dec. 19 10:30 am Worship Service
Fri. Dec. 24 7:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Sun. Dec. 26 10:30 am Worship Service ~ Christmas 1
The Church office will be closed from Fri. Dec. 24 – Tues. Jan 2. The answering machine will be checked regularly.
Sun. Jan. 2 10:30 am Worship Service ~Christmas II
~ Rev. Jim Hatt, guest minister
Please have your donations for 2021 at the church office by December 28, 2021.
Is in need of Bell Ringers. If you can help, please call Michelle at the Salvation Army 519-776-4628
The Outreach/FEUC committee would like to thank the congregation for their generous contributions to the Christmas projects. We were able to deliver a great selection of cold weather accessories to the Salvation Army. The funds raised from the ‘turkey drive’ were distributed to the Essex Food Bank and Salvation Army to help offset the costs of their Christmas food hampers.