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Weekly Updates

Thursday, April 7, 2022

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


Sunday, April 10 / Communion:  Palm/Passion Sunday


Awesome God, as we enter Holy Week, we are drawn to the flickering flame.  It burns brightly in our hearts.  Yet, we know that amidst the celebrations of this day, there are those who want to extinguish the light in us and in Jesus.  May the radiance of Christ’s glory shine brightly, this day and through the coming week. In the name of the Light of the World, we pray.  Amen.

Laura J. Turnbull, while at Trinity U.C., Creston, B.C.


Lectionary Readings:

Liturgy of the Palms


Psalm 118:1–2, 19–29

Luke 19:28–40


Liturgy of the Passion


Isaiah 50:4–9a                      Psalm 31:9–16

Philippians 2:5–11              Luke 22:14—23:56

Luke 23:1–49


Coming at Essex:

Mon. Apr. 11             1:00pm           Al-Anon

7:00 pm          Barbershop Singers

Tues. Apr. 12 1:30 pm          GWLTS (Guys Who Like to Sing)

Wed. Apr. 13             6:30 pm          Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

Fri. Apr. 15                 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 11          Madison S.

April 11          Louise S.



April 10          Nancy & Ross H.



 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)


Ukraine Appeal Update

The extreme violence in Ukraine continues to be beyond words, as is the case for so many around the world who confront armed conflict in their communities.


Thanks to your generosity, the United Church community has raised $402,000 for humanitarian relief so far. Of that, $240,000 has been sent via the ACT Alliance. Spanning 127 countries, the Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance is the world’s largest network of Protestant and Orthodox churches and agencies, including the United Church. What are these funds supporting? Click here for details.


Your generosity through Mission & Service has long supported ACT’s humanitarian relief and advocacy efforts. Plans are being finalised for disbursement of $162,000 and funds that continue to come in. Please consider making a donation today. It’s never too late to be generous.


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.



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 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

Susan has a complete list in the church office.


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.