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Lent and Easter 2019
Never have I ever…
Lent provides an important opportunity to explore our faith in meaningful ways. To give focus to this journey, this year we are invited to play ‘never have I ever.’ A list of 40 actions which reflect the Marks of Mission have been provided in our newsletter. Folks are invited to count how many they have already done and then work to improve their score over the course of Lent. There are a variety of collective activities offered throughout the season to support this effort. Check out the calendar for dates, locations and times.
Ministerial Lenten Services
Once again, the Essex Ministerial offers weekly worship and lunch. Weekly reflections will be offered on this year’s theme: “Perfect Love Casts Out Fear”. All services begin Wednesdays at noon with light lunch to follow. Check our calendar for more information.
Looking for an alternative Lent Devotional?
The Justice League of Huron provides an annual Lenten calendar. This year themes connect with the upcoming Respect Justice Camp, hosted by the Diocese of Huron in Essex this summer. Access the calendar Calendar2019RJC
For more information about Respect Justice Camp click here
Holy Week Celebrations
Monday, Apr. 15 – Holy Week Cantata: “No Greater Love”, St. Paul’s, 7pm
Tuesday, Apr. 16 – Taize-style worship, St. Paul’s, 7pm
Wednesday, Apr. 17 – Movie “Soul Surfer”, Essex United, 7pm
Thursday, Apr. 18 – Maundy Thursday Traditional worship, St. Paul’s, 7pm
Good Friday, Apr. 19 – Family celebration, St. Paul’s, 11am; Traditional celebration, Trinity, 3pm
Saturday, Apr. 20 – Easter Vigil, Trinity, 7pm
Sunday, Apr. 21 – Easter celebrations, Trinity 9:15am; St. Paul’s 11am
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.