Lent Two

Whoever you are,
– wherever you are on your
       journey of life and faith,
– you are welcome here.

“He preferred the company of the lonely and despised. . . . He crossed lines of ritual impurity to deal with the unclean, the lepers, the possessed, the insane, the prostitutes and adulterers, and collaborators. . . . He was called a bastard. . . . He had a lower-class upbringing . . . chose his followers from the lower class. . . . Jesus not only favored the homeless, he was himself homeless. . . . He was in constant danger of being arrested and assassinated.”
“What Jesus Meant” by Garry Wills, 2006

Entry of the Written Word

Call to Worship PWS&D Lenten Insert (on screen)

Hymn 189 (verses 1-3) “As when the Hebrew prophet raised”

Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Peace Invocation: “Shalom”

Passing the Peace  (We share a sign of Peace)

Musical Reflection: “Jesus Heal Me”
– words and music Estella Garcia-Lopez
– sung by Knox Chancel Choir

Welcome, Acknowledgements and Announcements
          Minute person: “2019 Special Appeal”

Hymn 211 (verses 1-2, 4) “Take up your cross”

Children’s time
Today in Sunday school: PWS&D Challenge

Responsive Reading: Psalm 51 (on screen)
: John 8:1-10
Responsive Reading: Psalm 139 (on screen)

Our Offering in love and service

Offertory: “The Upper Room: Fairest Lord Jesus/You Are My All in All” – Knox Chancel Choir
arr: Larry Shackley

Hymn “For the life that you have given”

Prayer of Dedication (unison on screen)

Sermon: “Letters in the Sand”
                  (Self-examination – A Prelude to Forgiveness)

Prayer for Hope

Closing Hymn 205 (verses 1-4) “O love, how deep”

Benediction and Choral Closing “Walk with me”


Welcome Desk: Mary Whitson
Greeters: Agnes & Dick Steffy
Ushers: Dick Steffy, & Ellen McIntosh, Judy & Gordon Howes, Bob Reichard, Cheryl Elliot-Fraser
Radio/Sound: Daniel Corrigan
Broadcast: Grant Birks
Multimedia: Cassandra Fraser
Giving Table: Gordon Coyne
Hospital Visitor: Kathy Kiggins
Refreshments: Ruth Ann & Willi Ilgauds
Sunday Attendant: Tristan de Oliveira

Welcome to Knox Waterloo

  • You are welcome in the name of Jesus.
  • Individual listening devices for improved sound are available at the Welcome Desk.
  • We have Scent-Free Seating on the front left side as you enter from the back. You can also enter the scent free area from the side door.
  • There is a bright, modern nursery on the main floor next to the sanctuary. If your infant or small child needs care during the worship service, you may leave the sanctuary and return as you wish. You and your child are welcome during worship. Childcare for infants and toddlers is available.
  • Worship bags, containing quiet activities are on the wall opposite the nursery and toddler room. You are welcome to borrow one of these bags.
  • Offering envelopes are on the backs of seats. You may choose to give after worship using credit card, debit card, or e-transfer. If using an offering envelope please leave your full address on it. This is a requirement for all charities in order to send charitable receipts for gifts.
  • Please take a moment, if you wish, to introduce yourself to one of the ministers, or a greeter at the welcome desk.

There are many ways to give at Knox Waterloo. Everything we do is supported by the financial generosity of our community. We give generously in many ways.

  • Some through PACK (Pre Authorized Contribution to Knox)
  • Some generously with gifts of appreciated assets
  • Some give via Credit Card or Debit after Church
  • Some with weekly offering envelops
  • Now through the phone app Pushpay, for Knox Waterloo, using our credit card at any time we feel God’s grace and a want to give. We can give 24 hours a day through this app. This takes about 10 seconds.

Knox Waterloo Presbyterian Church statement of Inclusion:

God’s Love Includes Everyone. As an inclusive, affirming congregation, we honour the diversity of God’s creation. Our community is richer when we include people of all ages, gender identities, racial and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, economic circumstances and family configurations. We seek to provide a safe space so that each person can bring every aspect of their whole self into participation within this congregation. We invite all to join into the life, leadership, witness and ministry of Knox Waterloo.