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Sunday, December 12:  Advent III ~ Joy

Holy One, as the days grow shorter and the nights lengthen,

be our inner light, we pray. Keep glowing in our hearts—

so that what we think and say and do comes from a place of calm and compassion.

When so much distracts and disturbs, anchor us in your deep love.

Remind us that even while we live in this world, you are our everlasting home.

Bless our gathering together, that our minds may be calm and alert

and our hearts open to your grace.

Juanita Austin, Salmon Arm, B.C.


Lectionary Readings:

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. 15          Allan

Dec. 16          Lauren







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. 12             10:30 am        Worship Service

~ Due to new restrictions – Coffee Hour has been cancelled!

Thurs. Dec.16             9:30 am        Worship Committee (Lower Hall)






Thank You

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.