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Weekly Updates

July 28 and August 4, 2022

The Church office is open Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 12:30pm



Sunday, July 31 ~ Pentecost 8

The richness of summer surrounds us as we take much-needed time for recreation.  May we use this time, we pray, for re-creation, opening our hearts and lives to your love, Gracious God.  Amen.

Fern Gibbard, for Okanagan Falls U.C., Okanagan Falls, B.C.



Lectionary Readings:

Hosea 11:1–11                                 Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12–14; 2:18–23

Psalm 107:1–9, 43                           Psalm 49:1–12

Colossians 3:1–11                           Luke 12:13–21



Coming at Essex:

Sun. July 31             7:30 pm          NA

Mon. Aug. 1              OFFICE CLOSED

1:00 pm          Al-Anon

7:00 pm          Barbershop Singers

Tues. Aug. 2             1:30 pm          GWLTS (Guys Who Like to Sing)

Fri. Aug. 5                  8:00 pm          A.A. Meeting


Sunday, August 7 ~ Pentecost 9

This is the day God has made.

This is a day of wonder and grace.

This is a day to praise God.

This is a day to marvel at God’s handiwork.

This is the day for seeking God’s will.

This is the day to join our hearts in prayer and praise.

Beth W. Johnston, Bridging Waters P.C., Nipawin, SK



Lectionary Readings:

Isaiah 1:1, 10–20                             Genesis 15:1–6

Psalm 50:1–8, 22–23                      Psalm 33:12–22

Hebrews 11:1–3, 8–16                    Luke 12:32–40



Coming at Essex:

Sun. Aug. 7               7:30 pm          NA

Mon. Aug. 8              1:00 pm          Al-Anon

7:00 pm          Barbershop Singers

Tues. Aug. 9             1:30 pm          GWLTS (Guys Who Like to Sing)

Fri. Aug. 12               8:00 pm          A.A. Meeting





The Kyiv Home Project

The communities of Kingsville and Cottam along with the Taveirne Family and BK Cornerstone are building a home in Cottam for displaced Ukrainian refugees.  Please visit the website for more information and to see how you can help.


Cottam United Church is a partner in this community project.  Please send your donation to Cottam United Church and reference the Kyiv Home Project.  Please notedo not include any Kyiv donations with your Essex United Church givings.  Thank you.


Cottam United Church

137 County Road 37 W

Box 197

Cottam, ON  N0R 1B0




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Our Daily Bread for July, August is available in the Narthex.


Summer Fun

While we are away from each other this summer, please send us a picture of your summer events – that way we can keep in touch with one another!