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Sunday, April 3:  Lent V

Holy One, Word of Life, in these days of Lent, lead us through the wilderness where nothing seems familiar and into a place where we notice you calling us.  Lead us into a new day where we trust you with our fears and prejudices because we know you sent us Jesus to show us a better way to face the unknown.  In this season of Lent, travel with us as we face the places in our lives that would keep us from loving our neighbours.  Turn us gently, Lord, and may your Spirit find us willing.

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


Lectionary Readings:

Isaiah 43:16–21

Psalm 126

Philippians 3:4b–14

John 12:1–8



Coming at Essex:

Mon. Apr. 4                1:00pm           Al-Anon

7:00 pm          Barbershop Singers

Tues. Apr. 5               1:30 pm          GWLTS (Guys Who Like to Sing)

Wed. Apr. 7               5:00 pm          Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

Fri. Apr. 8                   8:00 pm          A.A. Meeting



Easter Services

Friday, April 15        10:30 am       Good Friday

Sunday, April 17     10:30 am       Easter Services



Sun. Apr. 24             11:30 am       Annual Meeting (after Worship Service)




April 8             Tracy A.




April 22          Eileen & Ken S.





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)




Ukrainian Crisis

There are many Canadian charities accepting monetary donations to help Ukraine.  Their websites provide details of their work.  Here are a few verified agencies.

– UCC Mission & Service Fund

– Canada-Ukraine Foundation

– UNICEF Canada

– GlobalMedic

– Canadian Foodgrains Bank

– Canadian Red Cross


~ The Outreach Committee



BROADVIEW Subscriptions are now due for renewal.  The fee remains at $25.

Please add this to your envelope and mark that it is for Broadview, or you may pay Nancy Holden directly.

Thanks a lot.





We are in the process of getting our YouTube channel up and running.  We have Rev. Lexie’s last two Sunday sermons on our YouTube channel!  Go to our website and look for the YouTube button in the top left corner of the page.






Our Daily Bread for March, April and 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



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.