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Advent and Christmas 2018
There is lots to do at St. Paul’s and Trinity as we enter into our Advent and Christmas journey.
This year’s Bible Study is based on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. Tuesday evenings at 7pm. We will alternate churches beginning at Trinity on Nov. 27th. Come and explore the way the messages from each of the ghosts in this story connects to our faith. All are welcome!
Ministerial Advent services return. This year’s theme is “Singing Through Advent”. Each week, beginning at noon, the presider will speak to a cherished Advent or Christmas hymn followed by lunch at the host church. Check out our calendar for dates and places.
Ornament making is back at Essex Glass – Dec. 3rd. Sign up is required as space is limited. Always a fun time!
The holiday themed pasta dinner returns Dec. 7th, 5-6:30pm. Enjoy the pasta, with Christmas music from University of Windsor music students, and our ‘wine draw’. All are welcomed!
Blue Christmas returns at St. Paul’s, Dec. 20 at 7pm. This is our way of providing a gentle, quiet service for those who are struggling at this time of year. All are welcome!
Pies, pies and more pies! The trinity holy rollers are busy making meat pies and cherry pies. We now offer individual pies for $5 and the regular 10′ pies for $15. Call the office to order yours. Pick up is Dec. 8 10-11am.
Thrive! Intergeneration Christmas Party: come and try your luck with our holiday themed cross-generation trivia game (Kahoot), play with gingerbread structures and enjoy treats and fellowship. All ages are welcome! Bring your children, youth, parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, neighbours and friends and help us celebrate togetherness this season! Dec. 5th 6:30-8:30pm at Essex United Church.
Christmas Services: Come celebrate the wonder of the season!
- Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th sung services include a time with candles while singing “Silent Night”
- St. Paul’s 7pm
- Trinity 9pm
- Christmas Day, Dec. 25th we have a simple, playful, ‘come as you are’, pajamas welcome, service at St. Paul’s at 10am
For more information on what is happening at St. Paul’s and Trinity this Advent and Christmas, check out our Advent_Christmas2018 newsletter.
Market Days are back
Once a month, from May to December, St. Paul’s hosts local entrepreneurs and provides a variety of food products for our monthly market days. We will also have our bake sale, church ladies lunch options and a book sale. Each month is different! All are welcome!
The Pies are back
The Holy Rollers will be back before Christmas with meat pies and cherry pies. 10-inch pies are $15. Contact the office at 519-776-7711 to place an order. Watch for information about pick up.
Thrive: A living manual for Families!
A joint youth and family project between St. Paul’s and Essex United, this program uses social media, food and fellowship to offer resources to parents, teens, tweens and children. For more information, check out our page here.
Regular Services are:
First Sunday of the month (unless otherwise indicated): 8am St. Paul’s Communion service using the Book of Common Prayer (i.e., traditional language)
9:15am Trinity and 11am St. Paul’s Communion services with music and family program using the Book of Alternative Services or green book (i.e., contemporary language)
The Hall at St. Paul’s Church is available for use by outside groups. Check out this link Dell Hall for more information.
Trinity Church has begun a ministry of providing fidget blankets to those who experiencing dementia or otherwise having cognitive difficulties. These blankets include a variety of items that help to keep hands and minds busy providing a sense of calm. In 2017 alone, some 350 blankets have been distributed free of charge to nursing homes, individuals and the John McGivney Centre. Donations of baby blankets (which provide the base), notions and more are welcome as this ministry continues.
St. Paul’s Clothing cupboard is opened Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9am-1pm. Clothing is available free of charge to those referred through local churches or food banks. Donations and volunteers are always welcome.