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Sunday, July 18:  Pentecost VIII 

Great Spirit, comforting wing, soaring heart:

Open us to the wonder of your presence in wind, in rain, in soil, and in sky.

In each ray of sunshine, in each shining star, in each waving branch may we recognize you reaching out to us with your invitation to rejoice in your glory.

Christ of the changing seasons,

Christ of the revolving earth,

Christ of the cosmos:

Change us, turn us,

expand our awareness and bless us, as you bless all creation with the joy of your heart.

May our worship be a blessing.  Amen.

Wendy MacLean, Christ U.C., Lyn, Ont.


Lectionary Readings:

2 Samuel 7:1–14a                           Psalm 89:20–37

Jeremiah 23:1–6                              Psalm 23

Ephesians 2:11–22                         Mark 6:30–34, 53–56



Our Weekly Birthdays:

July 21           Jill


Our Weekly Anniversaries:

July 25           Judi & Ron

July 31           Holly & Jim



Coming at Essex:

Sunday, July 25        10:30 am        Worship Service

~ Rev. Lexie


Sunday, August 8     10:30 am        Worship Service

~ Ian Phillips


Sunday, August 22   10:30 am        Worship Service



Since we are all doing more puzzles during COVID, we thought it would be a great idea to have a Puzzle Sharing Program.  If you have any puzzles to share, or would like to pick up a new puzzle, please drop by the Church Library after church.

for your continuing support of Essex United.   We rely on the contributions to cover ministry costs, and our bills.  At this time, we are still facing a prolonged closure, and this makes it more important, if you are able, to give faithfully and regularly to the church.


Our Library is in need of Children’s books.

If you have any to donate, they can be dropped off at the church.

Please call the church office (519-776-5121) to make sure Susan is in.  Also, a wonderful thank you to Jill who has been keeping the Book Bin going throughout the Lock Down.