Community HUB News – March 29th, 2012

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Essex Community Services

Group Outing is on Wed., April 4th to Amherstburg for dinner and shopping. Please phone for cost and trip details 519-776-4231.


Paquette News – St. Stephen’s/Church of the Redeemer
by Barb Mactier

There are envelopes at the back of the churches marked Lenten offering which goes to Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund as well as the regular Easter offering envelopes included in the newsletter.

Please have all flowers and wreaths removed from the cemetery by April 2nd.

Palm Sunday April 1st – 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist, St. Stephen’s; 9:30 a.m Holy Eucharist, Church of the Redeemer.

Maundy Thursday service 7:30 p.m. on April 5th at St. Stephen’s, Institution of our Lord’s Supper and Cleansing of the Altar

Combined Good Friday service will be at St. Stephen’s at 11 a.m. on April 6th.

Easter services on April 8th are: 8:15 and 11 a.m. St. Stephen’s; 9:30 a.m. Church of the Redeemer

St. Stephen’s annual yard sale is planned for Saturday, April 28th. Please drop off articles for sale on Thursday, April 26th or Friday, April 27th between 4-7 p.m. If you are able to help that day, contact Dorothy 737-6896.

Church of the Redeemer will hold a pasta dinner that same day, April 28th from 4-7 p.m.

Redeemer Sweetie Pies will be at the Bloomin’ Gardener, 6673 Conc. 8, Oldcastle on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12th and 13th.

Looking ahead to Vacation Bible School on July 9 – 13th.. This year’s theme is God’s Green Earth. Invite your friends and register on line. A box at the back of the churches is set up for collecting recycle items to be used during our event. Items needed: 1.75 liter milk or juice cartons, coffee cans that are 2 lbs. or 920 grams (Folgers are good), juice container caps that are blue and green, bird seed, ribbon and soup cans

We are in need of communion administrators and readers for the 11 a.m. service at St. Stephen’s. Please contact Ron Holden. We also need greeters for the 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. services – contact Helen Capson

Special birthday wishes to niece Ava on her 2nd birthday and Olivia on her 12th birthday.


Cozy Corners – Bethel-Maidstone United
submitted by Bev Holland

All are welcome to attend our Sunday worship service at 10am with Pastor Linda Blair. Sunday School is at 10:15am. A nursery is available during the service. Coffee hour is held in the hall for refreshments, snacks & fellowship after the  service. The Church and hall are both handicapped accessible. Office Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 9am-1pm. Telephone: 519-723-2284 or Email:

Sunday, April 1 is Palm Sunday – Hosanna. We will share in the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

April 1, “April Foolishness” Spring fling for Gess†wood Camp will be held Olinda-Ruthven Church at 2pm. Admisson, with all proceeds to Gess†wood Camp.

Thurs., April 5 – Communion around the Lord’s table at 7pm. Join us.

Fri., April 6 – Good Friday service at 10am.

Sun., April 8 – Easter Sunday Celebration at 10am

Mon., April 16 is the UCW meeting at 1:30pm. Judy Krol will be telling us about her trip to Turkey.

On Saturday, April 21, Bethel-Maidstone is holding a garage and bake sale from 9am-1pm.

On June 16, Bethel Maidstone is going on a Wine Tour & Taste. For information please call Paul at 519-839-5475 or Joanne at 519-735-2764.

Door Greeters for Sunday, April 1st (Palm Sunday)  are Margie & Charles Toffelmire. Elder on duty is Derrick Rogers.

If you or someone you know is ill or in the hospital and you would like a visit from Pastor Linda, please call 519-712-9512 of the office 519-723-2284, so she can make arrangements to visit. During the Lenten Season, please keep all those on our Prayer list and God’s children everywhere in your prayers. Lenten Blessings!

Please remember to make your donations to the Downtown Mission can on the table in the Nathex to bring food for the Essex Food Bank and to save all yourself used postage stamps for the Leprosy Mission. Thank you for your support.

Please remember all the sick and shut-ins, those in the hospital, homebound, in rest or nursing homes, those who mourn, are lonely, depressed, or less fortunate and any others not well at this time in your thoughts and prayers, with a card, call or visit.


Essex Christian Reformed Church
submitted by Beverley van Huizen

Join us on Sunday April 1st Palm Sunday as we welcome back to our pulpit, Pastor Peter Hogeterp, from vacation.

We continue our Lenten services with the theme of “Praying the Psalms in Lent.” Come and enjoy some coffee after the morning service.

GEMS & Cadets are meeting on Monday evening from 7:00 – 8:45 pm.  Come, check us out and meet new friends.

Coffee Break Ladies Bible Study group meets on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am.  We are in the process of updating our computers here so our website will be ‘under construction’ for the next few weeks.

If you are looking for a church home come by and check us out!


Maidstone Cross
submitted by Wendy Pulleyblank

Mother nature has really played tricks with us lately!  From summer temperatures back to spring!  What next?

St. Mary’s Cemetery Board asks that all Christmas decorations be removed from your loved one’s grave by March 31st.

Palm Sunday is April 1st.  Holy week begins with Holy Thursday Mass at 7 p.m. at St. John’s in Woodslee followed by Adoration until 11 p.m.  At St. Mary’s Church the Good

Friday Mass will be at 3 p.m.; Holy Saturday Mass at 7 p.m. and Easter Sunday Mass at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.  Come and join us!

Good Friday Fish Fry will be at 4 p.m. in St. Mary’s Hall.

The winners of the Lenten card party on Sunday were for the ladies, first place Judy Dufour, second place Diane Dennis, third place Jean Caron and fourth place Ella Mae Markham.  The winners for the men were first place J. Hayes, second place Fr. Larry Mousseau, third place Ron Johns and fourth place J. Broeders.  Door prize winners were David Sylvester, Veronica Benoit, Louie Tuma, Fran Tuma, Regina Garrod, Judy Eyraud, Kristine Darowski, Vince Dufour, Lynn Palmer, Diane Flemming, Cecile Malenfant, Colleen Chaulier, Dorothy Vriesacker and Melissa Goodyear.

Thank you to our captains, Roseanne Lauzon and Anne Holding and their team and also to all who donated door prizes. Lenten card parties take place each Sunday at 7 p.m. sharp at St. Mary’s hall.

Our sympathies and prayers to Karen Fraser in the passing of her sister, Linda Blais.  May she rest in peace. Happy Birthday wishes to Ruthann Fuerth. Please keep Hank Czerweiniec in your prayers.


Essex Retirees Social Club

Our Easter Bazaar is on Saturday, March 31, starting at 9 a.m.

The Centre is closed on Friday, April 6 for Good Friday. Easter Monday we will play Rummoli in the morning and Pepper in the evening only.

Eileen Gardiner won with high score at Monday Night Pepper. Evelyn Vivier had the most Peppers and Cecilia Edwards low score. Floyd Cascadden won at Tuesday Afternoon Pepper. Regina Garrod had second and Larry Lane earned the most Peppers. Doug Fields won with high score at Wednesday Night Pepper. Eileen Ames had the most Peppers and Cecilia Edwards low score.

Floyd Cascadden had high score at Bridge on Thursday Night and Ruth Ann Hickey second.


Salvation Army Essex Community Church
submitted by Carolyn Barnett

Thank you to those who supported our fundraising  dinner held recently.

Just a reminder that the Youth Group will be having a night out at the movies this Friday,  March 30th . Call the church office at 776-4628 for cost and details.

Our usual weekly activities include Kids Klub Mondays at 6: 30 p.m. and Moms and Tots Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Our monthly nursing home services take place at Iler Lodge  at 10:30 a.m., Wed., April 4th and at Country Village in Woodslee  at 6:30 p.m., and Thurs., April 5th.

Join us for Family Worship and Sunday School on Palm  Sunday,  April 1st at 11 a.m. led by  Lt. Kristen Gray.

Our monthly potluck lunch will be held after the service.We have nursery facilities and are wheelchair accessible.


Essex United Church News

Our Sunday worship of music and study was led by Neil Fotheringham assisted on the guitar by his daughter Sarah. His message in our hymns and sermon was From Brokeness Comes Wholeness.

Rev. M. Spenceer will condut the Communion service next Sunday, at 10:30 am.

Tickets are available now for our annual Murder Mystery on April 27 and 28. Help and pies are needed during the presentation of the play.

Plans are in place for our yard sale to be on May 11 and 12.


St. Paul’s/Trinity Anglican

All interested in assisting in worship as servers are invited to server training on Saturday, March 31 at St. Paul’s from 11 a.m. to noon. Pizza provided. Let Rev. Chris know if you will be attending .

Walk Through Holy Week, a Deanery Children’s event is Saturday, March 31, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm at St. Mark’s By-The-Lake. Family pasta dinner at 5 p.m. Please call 735-4921. For info. call Jane Cornett at 818-5263.

Donations are being accepted for the upcoming yard sale at St. Paul’s on April 14.  If you have large items that need to be picked up, call Donna, 519-776-6524.

On Palm Sunday services are at the usual time, 8am.and 11 am at St. Paul’s, 9:15 at Trinity. On Monday, April 2 evening prayer and eucharist are at Trinity, Taize Prayer is at St.

Paul’s  on Tuesday as we sing the haunting melodies and stories of Jesus’ journey to the Cross. Wednesday at Trinity is the Tenebrae service, a powerful experience of the Passion. Maundsy Thursday  is at Trinity. The service ends with the altar bare in preparation for Good Friday.  All of these services are at 7 p.m.

At St. Paul’s on Friday at 10 a.m. there is a children’s program and the traditional Good Friday worship at 3 p.m.  The Easter Vigil is on Saturday, at 7 p.m. at Trinity. A candlelight service  tells of God’s presence through history, and transforms the solemnity of Holy Week into the joy of Easter.

The Easter Sunday worship is at the traditional times and places. Everyone is welcome to these services


Bakerville News
submitted by Evelyn Baker

Weather over the weekend has really cooled down. As I write on Monday the temp. is only 33 degrees. After the heat wave we had last week, we are freezing again. Sure hope this does not affect the fruit trees which were looking nice.

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Kurtis Miller on the arrival of their baby girl on March 19. Amelia Lynn is the latest grandbaby for Wood and Doreen Miller. Congratulations to all!

A surprise 50th birthday party was held on Sunday at my house to celebrate the big 5-0 for Kevin Stanley.

The Pleasant Valley Community Club held a Pepper party last Tuesday evening with the lucky folks being Ben Wells, Doug Fields, Mary Demars, Bob Ford, Betty Fields, Maggie Hansen, Alice Crawford & Anne Simpson. The regular game on Saturday evening the lucky folks were Norma Beacom, Eileen Ames, Josie Dresser, Elaine Taylor, Keith Dresser, Ewald Dobetsburger & Bob Matthew – Door prizes to John Smith & Robert Mogoyordi. If you enjoy playing cards, come on down on Tuesday & Saturday evenings starting at 7pm. Theres always an extra seat waiting for you.

Our Sympathy is extended to Jim & Donna Merritt and family on the passing of her mother in Toronto last week. Sympathy also goes out to the Bachtold families on the loss of Violet this past week. Her and Alex played many card games and helped the club on many ways over the years. Sympathy goes out to the Wiper families on the loss of Harold, who started Wipers Small Engines many years ago. He was also one of the founding members of the Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Museum.

Get well wishes to Ken Sturdevant! Have a great week everyone.


Holy Name of Jesus Church News
submitted by Therese Lecuyer

A big thank you to all who helped support our Easter Raffle. Congrats to Mary, Kevin, Liam, Therese, Nicholas, Chloe, Lucielle, Deb, & Ms Trepanier; our winners.
CWL News Corner: Executive meeting – Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30pm General meeting – Tuesday, April 10 at 7pm in meeting room A. Members Banquet – Tuesday, June 5 in our parish hall. We will be honoring Fr. Chris Quinlan on his 50th anniversary of his Ordination. Save the date.

Please submit your recipes for our 125th anniversary Recipe book. Deadline: July 1.

Holy week Litergies:
Holy Thursday at 7pm, followed by adoration of the blessed sacrament until 11pm in meeting room A.
Good Friday – 11am Family Service; 3pm Celebration of the passion of the Lord.
Holy Saturday – 7:00pm Vigil of the Resurrection of the Lord.
Easter Sunday – The Resurrection of the Lord: Masses 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am.

Servers, Ministers of Communion and Lectors are asked to sign up for the ministry on the sheets by the parish office.

St. Mary’s Cemetery – The Cemetary Board asks that all Christmas decor be removed from your loved one’s graves by March 31st. Thanks.

K of C News Corner: General Meeting – March 29 at 8pm in meeting room A. Fish Fry – Good Friday April 6, at 4pm – 7pm with take out available.

Sympathies go out to the families of David Stark, Emile Verkinderen, Edward Brett & Kenneth Martin.

Steuebenville 2012: June 29 – July 1. Contact the church for costs and information.

First Reconciliation – Please continue to keep in your prayers the next two groups of children who will receive this special gift on Wednesday 5:30-8pm and Saturday 9:30-12 noon.

Share Lent – During Lent, we are invited to offer our Lenten sacrifices in order to assist our sisters and brothers in the developing nations. We are called to stand in solidarity with the poor. Our Share Lent collection is taken up on the 5th Sunday of Lent (Solidarity Sunday). Envelopes are in the offertory boxes or can be found at the doors of the church. Thanks for your support.

Easter Flowers – Envelopes are in the offertory boxes or can be found at the doors of the church to help purchase flowers for Easter.

God bless you all and have a great week.


Woodslee Friendship Club

Euchre results: March 19th – Dave McMurren, Leo Durocher, Bill Roubos, Edna Chevalier, Gail Koziana, and Donna Roubos.On March 23 – Jim Sauve, George Diesbourg, Bob Matthew, Mary Sauve, Joanne McMureen, and Mary Demars.

Pepper Results:  The March 21 High Score went to Bill Roubos and Most Peppers was shared by Bob Mullins and Joanne McMurren.

Something new at the Millen is Senior’s Exercise (55+) starting the first part of April on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9-10 a.m. For program details or registration, contact Mariette at 519-727-0470.

Everyone is welcome to join us in the fun and fellowship at 1925 South Middle Road, Woodslee. For more information please feel free to contact Donna 519-975-2634 or Joanne 519-975-2409.


Essex & District Horticultural Society
submitted by Lynn Imeson, President

An invitation to all gardening lovers… The Essex & District Horticultural Society has speakers booked for its April, May, June, September and October meetings. While you do not need to be a member to attend these meeting, we would be delighted to add new members to the organization.

Our meetings are held at the Kinsmen Field House on Fairview Avenue in Essex. This is the small building near the two arenas and next to the ball diamonds. The meetings begin 7:30pm.

On April 25, Don Tellier (a former intructor at St. Clair College), will speak on water Management. We will also hold the 1st of our semi-annual Plant and Seed Exchanges.

On May 23, Pat Bastien, from the Belle River Horticultural Society, will discuss Square Foot Gardening.

On June 27, we will enjoy a presentation by Margaret Dudley, on  her trip to Greenland and Iceland. In September she will return with a presentation on Floriade in Holland.

In October, two representatives from Point Pelee National Park will be our guests with a discussion on Restoring the Carolinian Habitat Mosaic at the Park.


Brooker News
submitted by Ruth Newman

Palm Sunday Service this Sunday, at 10am, with Pastor Steve Jones bringing the message. Communion will be observed. Sunday school is available.

Special thanks to the people who came to help prepare for the anniversary dinner and for those who provided food.

Kids club every Tuesday at 3:30pm led by Rev. Linda Hollingsworth. All elementary school age children are invited. Spread the word.

On Friday, March 30 at 7pm, the movie “Courageous” will be shown here at Brooker.  Everyone is invited to attend to see this challenging Christian film.

Western association Palm Sunday Service this Sunday, April 1st at 6pm at North Dresden Baptist Church. Pastor Andrew Dow will bring the message. An offering will be received  for a scholorship fund for refugee teens to attend WABY events.

If you would like to place Easter Lilies in the sanctuary in memory of a loved one, see Pastor Steve. A list will be included in the bulletin on Easter Sunday.

The Bible club Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 14, at 6pm, at Meadowbrook Fellowship. The speaker will be Pastor David Bretzlaff from South Point Fellowship and Bob Dawson and Judy Kenna will provide special music. See Murray Newman for tickets.

The Western Association Mission Fest will be held at Wheatly Baptist Church on Saturday, April 14, Registration begins at 9:30am. There is no charge for the day. Lunch will be provided for a free-will donation.

Remember in prayer the many in our community with health needs and those in nursing homes.


Essex County Library

BABY STORYTIME – Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. for children 0-18 months of age and caregiver. (April 5 – May 24) FAMILY STORYTIME – Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. (April 4 – May 23) and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m (April 5 – May 24) for children 1- 5 years of age and caregiver. MEMOIR WRITING – Thursday, April 5 at 3:00 p.m. Bring your pen, paper and work in progress. ADULT BOOK CLUB – Tuesday, April 17 at 8:00 p.m. Join us as we discuss: “The Hare With the Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance” by Edmund DeWaal. THE

LIBRARY STRIKES BACK! – Suit up for Star Wars themed fun on  Saturday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m.

STORYTIME – Tuesdays, at 10:00 a.m. For children  3 – 5 years of age and caregiver. (Spring Session runs April 3 – May 22. COTTAM TEENS AND BOOKS MEET – Tuesday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. Ages 13 & up. BUNNIES & EGGS? – Tuesday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m. Ages 6 & up. Stories, craft and games. Register at the library.
Register at the library branches for all programs.