Community HUB News – Week of April 5, 2012

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

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.

Meat pie wind up dinner is on April 20th at 5 p.m. at Ivy Rose Restaurant on Howard Ave.

St. Stephen’s Annual Yard Sale is planned for Saturday, April 28th. If you are able to help that day, contact Dorothy 737-6896. Church of the Redeemer will hold a pasta dinner that same day from 4-7 p.m.

‘Harmony Plus’ will perform a concert on Sunday, April 29th at Church of the Redeemer at 3 p.m. Free will donation – proceeds to Church of the Redeemer.

Redeemer Sweetie Pies will be at the Bloomin’ Gardener Mother’s Day Weekend.

Looking ahead to Vacation Bible School in July, the theme is God’s Green Earth. A box at the back of the churches is set up for collecting recycle items to be used during our event. We are also looking for volunteers – contact Dawn or Pam.

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

Congratulations to the Reder family on the safe arrival of Augustin James, son of Jake and Mary Jo, brother of Claire and Madeline, grandson of Gail and Ken Reder.

Our sympathies to Doris and the Craig family in the death of dear husband, father and grandfather Howard.

Happy 8th birthday to our very special grandson Jacob and also to special friend, Ruby Robertson.

Happy Easter to all our friends and family.


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:

Fri., April 6 – Good Friday service at 10am. “The Seven Last Words of Christ”.

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.

Jumping ahead to Saturday, April 21, Bethel-Maidstone is holding a Garage & Bake Sale from 9am-1pm. Start saving your treasures to donate.

Sun., April 22 is the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the U.C.W.

The Mother & Daughter Potluck Banquet will be on Friday, May 4, at 6:30pm in the hall.

On June 16, Bethel Maidstone is going on a Wine Tour & Taste. – All aboard, a “Trolley named Desire.” Only 44 seats on the Trolley. For information please call Paul at 519-839-5475 or Joanne at 519-735-2764.

B-M is selling bricks in order to build a home for someone in Haiti. A sign up sheet is in the Narthex.

Door Greeters for Sunday, April 8th – Easter Sunday, are Linda & Bill Manning. Elder on duty is Shirley Baker. Easter service is “Jesus Lives.”

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 or 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!

The Congregation extends their deepest sympathies to Ann Wells & family, on the recent passing of her husband and their father, Ben Wells. May he rest in peace.


Essex Christian Reformed Church
submitted by Beverley van Huizen

Join us on Good Friday, April 6 as we remember the death of our Saviour with our sister church Windsor Ambassador Church at 10:00 am. On Easter Sunday, April 8, we celebrate our Risen Lord.   Come and enjoy some coffee after both morning services.

GEMS & Cadets are meeting on Monday evening from 7-8:45 pm. Both clubs are working hard as they finish up their seasons and make presentations during morning services in the future.  GEMS Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday, April 22 and Cadet Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday, April 29.

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

Fr. Dave’s Easter message is “May the love of our Lord showed for the world at Easter bring joy to your heart, peace to your spirit and His holy light to your life.”  Please join us for the following:

Holy Thursday Mass will be at 7pm at St. John’s in Woodslee followed by Adoration until 11pm.  At St. Mary’s Church the Good Friday Mass will be at 3pm.; Holy Saturday Mass at 7pm and Easter Sunday Mass at 9am. and 11am  Come and join us!

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

Welcome new Catholics, Alison Fredericks, Jeff Gibson and Jason Kryk.  May God bless you always!

The final Lenten card party took place this past Sunday. The winners for the ladies were first place Kristen Markham, second place Cecilia Malenfant, third place Elizabeth Sexton & lowest Christine Daroski.  The winners for the men were first place Fr. Rocheleau, second place Gerry Caron, third place Gerry Allen and lowest Tim Hebert.  Lone hands for ladies was Vera Rupert and for men’s Fr. Rocheleau.  Series winners were Jean Caron, Judy Jobin and Fr. Rocheleau.  The door prize winners were Joann Hayes, Betty Pouget, Fr. Boutette, Linda Zaharichuk, Patty Sylvester, Dorothy Vriesacker, Ella Mae Markham, Shirley Stiers, Mavis Law, Christine Darowski, Irene Darowski, Rosaire Girard, Cecile Malenfant, Tim Hebert, Judy Jobin, Dorothy Dombkowski, Bernard Bellieau, Mary Jane Laframboise, Georgette Nadeau, Floyd Rauth, Greg Stiers, Joan Broeters, Alice Crawford, Vera Rupert, Lynn Palmer, and Nadeau Georgette.  Thank you to Fran Rauth and Theresa Tetzlaff and their team and those who donated door prizes.  See you next year!

Windsor Crossing Outlet Mall is sponsoring “Fare Fight for Food Campaign.”  The purpose is to raise awareness of hunger nationally as well as within our own community.  This campaign has chosen the Essex Food Bank for all their non perishable food collection.  Also, the Essex Food Bank will be in competition to win $10,000.  Please help support this campaign!

Sandwich South Historical Society invites everyone to their next meeting on April 12 with guest speaker, Ray Fong, at Bethel Maidstone church hall.

Please keep Hank Czerweiniec in your prayers as he is having surgery this Thursday at University Hospital in London.


Essex Retirees Social Club

Thank you to our friends who supported us at our Easter Bazaar.

We had Euchre games on Sunday last week with George Davidson having the high score, followed by Margaret Beneteau and Georgette Nadeau. Our next Euchre Day is Saturday, April 7 at 1 p.m. Hope to see you there.

Congratulations to Beatrice Mailloux for winning high score at the special March Monday night Pepper games. Betty Fields came second, Rose Girard was third and Doug Fields fourth. Isabel McLeod had high score at Wednesday night Pepper, Eileen Ames and Shirley Stiers tied for most Peppers. Cecilia Edwards took low score.


Salvation Army Essex Community Church
submitted by Carolyn Barnett

On Friday April 6th at 10:30 a.m., we will join Leamington Corps for our annual joint Good Friday service. There will be a pot luck lunch immediately following the service. You are asked to bring a dessert item to be shared.

Join us here in  Essex on Easter Sunday at 11 a.m. for Family Worship and Sunday School led by Lt. Kristen Gray.

There will be no Kids Klub on  Easter Monday, due to the holiday.

On Saturday April 28th there will be a free hockey ball clinic for kids ages 6-12 at the church.

Continue to support those on our sick and shut- in list, with your prayers, phone calls, cards and visits.


Essex United Church News

Our new minister, Rev. Margaret Spencer, was introduced to the congregation on Sunday morning. Her duties become effective on May 1.  She conducted the Palm Sunday Communion service for us.

Our Good Friday service will be conducted by Bill Wakeley on April 6 at 7:30 p.m. We will have an Easter breakfast at 9 a.m. on April 8 and the regular 10 a.m. worship will be conducted by Bill Wakeley.

Help is needed for our annual murder mystery presentation on April 27 and 28. We are in need of pies for the dinner.


St. Paul’s/Trinity Anglican

Journeying back to the beginning. As we enter the Easter season we get glimpses of what the early Christian community looked like through readings from the Acts of the Apostles. To further explore these images, on April 15 at 10 a.m. we will have a joint worship celebration at Trinity, where we will re-create, as best as we are able, early Christian worship with communion agape meal (a.k.a. pot luck).

Come and celebrate our oneness with each other and our Christian ancestors. Feel free to dress the part and enjoy a very old expression of Christian worship. There is a special activity for young people! SSSH. It’s a surprise.

Good Friday at St. Paul’s, 10 a.m. there will be a children’s program. At 3 p.m. there is the traditional Good Friday worship. The Easter vigil is at Triity, 7 p.m. as a candlelight service which tells the stories of God’s presence throughout history and which transforms the quiet solemnity of Holy Week into the joy of Easter through the resurrection story, remembering our baptismal covenant and feasting at the table of the Lord.

Easter morning at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. are the traditional services at St. Paul’s, contemporary service at Trinity, 9:15 a.m.

St. Paul’s yard sale is April 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any gently used articles can be placed on the stage  in the hall. If pick-up is needed for large items, call Donna at 776-6524


Bakerville News
submitted by Evelyn Baker

Weather has been cold and dismal this past week, but we awake to sunshine on Monday morning. – What a great way to start off the week.

Happy Birthday wishes this week go out to Denis Augustine, Chad Heil, Jim Manning, Isobel McLeod, Carl Hanson, Brady Heil, Mike Trimble, Michells Sauve, Lori Baker, Richard Holt, Jeff Dunn & yours truly! Best wishes to all the celebrants.

Don’t forget the Woodslee United Church beef supper next Saturday the 14th.

Sympathy to all the Wright families on the loss of Click, this past weekend.  Click was the founder of the North Ridge Dairy Freez. Click & Anne put North Ridge on the map, as everyone knows where Dairy Freez is located. People come from miles to eat there, even now after generations later own it. My husband got me one of the first burgers off their new gril, as he was testing before opening day.

The Pleasant Valley Community Club held a Pepper party last Tuesday evening with the lucky folks being Bob Ford, Don Ames, Bob Matthew, Thomas Allison, Al McLellan, Cecile St. Denis, Eillen Ames, Mary Louise Chibi & Carolyn Campbell. The regular game on Saturday evening the lucky folks were Madeline Diesbourg, Josie Dresser, Peggy Kettle, John Smith, Ron McLean, Thomas Allison, Ewald Dobetsburger & Bob Matthew. – Door prizes to Ken Salter & Robert Mogoyordi. If you enjoy a good game of cards, come out and join in for a great evening with friends & neighbours.

Happy Easter to all my faithful readers.


Holy Name of Jesus Church News
submitted by Therese Lecuyer

Holy Week Liturgies: Holy Thursday – Celebrations of the Lord’s Last Supper at 7pm, followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 11pm in Meeting Room A.

Good Friday – 11am Family Service: Mary’s Way of the Cross 3pm. Celebration of the Passion of the Lord.

Holy Saturday – 7pm Vigil of the Resurrection of the Lord.

Easter Sunday – Resurrection of the Lord: Masses at 8:30am; 10am & 11:30am.

May you and your families have a wonderful Holy Easter! – From my family to yours.


Woodslee Friendship Club

Euchre card results: March 26th winners:  Bob Mullins, Dave McMurren, Bill Roubos , Pat Mullins, Mildred Fuerth/Joanne McMurren/Mary Demars, Donna Roubos. March 30th winners: Bernie Belleau, Roger Bellemore, Bob Matthew,Mary Sauve, Cecile St. Denis.

Pepper winners on March 28th was a draw: Colleen Chevalier and Pat Mullins.

Please call ( Mariette at 519-727-0470 )  to register for the new exercise program on Mon. and Wed. mornings from 9 am to 10 am . ( 50 and up, up, up  )  Have fun with a group of gals who know the importance of being active and in action. Starting April 9th.

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.


Woodslee United Church

We will be celebrating the Easter Sunday Service with Belle River United starting with a “Sunrise Service” at the Lakeview Park (new park near Marina) in Belle River at 8am, which will last about half an hour followed by going to Belle River United Church hall for a pancake and sausage breakfast. When breakfast is done around 9:30am, we will go upstairs for the Easter Service. All are welcome. If more info is needed, call 519-723-4601.


Essex & District Horticultural Society

On April 25, Don Tellier (a former intructor at St. Clair College), will speak on water Management. There will also be a Plant and Seed Exchanges. On May 23, Pat Bastien, from the Belle River Horticultural Society, will discuss Square Foot Gardening.

While you do not need to be a member to attend these meeting, new members are always welcome.

Meetings are held at the Kinsmen Field House on Fairview Avenue in Essex, starting at 7:30pm.


Brooker News
submitted by Ruth Newman

Easter Sunday Service this Sunday at 10am with Pastor Steve Jones bringing the message.

Cottam United Church will have on Easter Sunrise Service at 7am, led by their Youth Group. Breakfast will be served at 8am. A free-will offering will be accepted.

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

The Bible club Banquet will be held this Saturday, April 14 at 6pm at Meadowbrook Fellowship.

James Bonney’s parents were missionaries and grew up in Indonesia before moving to Southern Ontario in his pre-teens. After graduating from high school, he studied at a Bible

College in Chicago and then began working as a youth pastor. He had an overpowering feeling that he was going to start a church in Vancouver. He got connected with a pastor at

Westside’s North Shore. At 28, he’s at Westside’s Church new North Shore’s Campus.

James’ grandfather was the late Rev. Gordon Bonney who served at Brooker during the 1980’s. James is a nephew of Sharon & Brian Birch.

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.


Golden Years Mini Golf

49 golfers combined for a  total of 93 aces over 36 holes on March 29.  On hole 10, the team of Donna Wiebe, Dorothy Johnson and Tom Hyatt all scored an ace. Leading the way with five aces each were Andy Orsini, Eleanor Wilkinson, and Gerry Wilkinson. Four fell for Stephanie Dick, Dorothy Johnson, Don Ribble, Gerrit Vriesen, and Donna Wiebe.
Andy Orsini managed a low score of 16 for 9 holes with Iggy Arner, Gerry Wilkinson, Stan Vickery and Bill Ward close behind with 17.  Low score for 18 of 35 was recorded by Andy Orsini with Gerrit Vriesen, Bill Taylor and Gerry Wilkinson close behind with 36 [Gerry actually had two rounds at 36].  Gerry Wilkinson set the pace for 36 holes with 72 followed closely by Andy Orsini with 73 and Bill Taylor with 74.

First place went to team 10 with a remarkable score of 220, a team that included Eleanor Wilkinson, Stan Vickery, Gerry Wilkinson and Bill Taylor.  Second place was secured by team Queens with 239 and included Gerrit Vriesen, Barb Murphy and John Murphy. Third place was team 2 with a 243 and included Julia Kos, Cam Keith and Lloyd Honey.