This Week at Knox
Sunday, June 2
- 10:00 a.m. Worship & Communion with Celebration of Baptism. Ebytown (brass group) will be playing.
Monday, June 3
- 7:30 p.m. The Knitting Pilgrim
Thursday, June 6
- 7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir
Sunday, June 9
- 10:00 a.m. Worship – Graduation
Bulletin announcements due Tuesday @ 10 a.m. and are edited.
This is the last week to pick up your Elder Election Ballot! Deadline to return your ballot is June 9th!
Coffee Hour Hosts Needed – Please sign up for one Sunday if you, your family or household can help. Thank You!
Please refrain from using Scented Products so everyone can safely visit and worship at Knox. Thank You!
The Knitting Pilgrim – A one act play featuring the Stitched Tapestries of Kirk Dunn. The hand-knit triptych explores the commonalities and conflicts of the three Abrahamic Faiths. Hosted by Knox Waterloo, Monday, June 3rdat 7:30 p.m. This event is also sponsored by the Presbytery of Waterloo-Wellington and The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Comissioners attending General Assembly will be given the evening off from meetings in order to attend. There is no admission cost, but a free will offering will be received. You can see some photos of these amazing art pieces on the Knox Bulletin Board. Pass the word along!
Minutes from the Annual Meeting held on Sunday, March 24thare available. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org you would like us to email you a copy. A few printed copies are available in the office for you to review.
Vacation Bible Camp: “Shake It Up Cafe” is July 15-19 in the mornings and we need help with leadership. Please contact Laura V if you could lead Bible Time or a Science class with Grades 1-5’s; help with crafts (JK/SK and Gr 1-5) or be a small group leader. Please consider making yourself available even for a morning or two! See you at the “Cafe”!!
Thank you to those who attended Affirm2! at Knox yesterday. Thank you to the keynote speaker, Sean Jackson; the Worship Team and musicians; the panelists and moderators; the workshop leaders and all those who were involved ‘behind the scenes’ to make this event an amazing celebration of inclusion! God’s Love Includes Everyone!
Strawberry Social Tickets will go on sale next week (June 9th) from Women’s Circle of Caremembers in the church foyer before and after the service for our 9th Annual Strawberry Social. Mark your calendar now – Sunday, June 23rd – and don’t miss out on this “yummy” event. Special thanks to Sue and Bruce Dickieson who have generously offered to donate fresh local strawberries for the event.
With the many disasters that people in our world are facing, we are thankful that PWS&D continues to work with its partners to be God’s healing hand in the face of pain and suffering. Currently, they are providing food assistance for drought-affected people in Pakistan and ongoing support for those affected by floods in Malawi and war in Yemen. The list goes on… Donations to PWS&SD can be made through Knox Waterloo by cheque, donating online, or using your credit card or debit card at the church. If you wish, you can mark your donation for a specific appeal. In many instances, as in the case of Pakistan, the donations will be matched 4:1 by the Government of Canada.
Easy Worship Volunteers – We are looking for 1 more new people to be trained in Easy Worship – that’s the people who put the images and words on the screen to aid us in worship. If you are at all interested in finding out more, please speak to Ruth Song, Rev. Linda Ashfield and/or Andrew Church.
Receive the Holy Spirit – Today begins General Assembly – the annual gathering of commissioners from across Canada who meet together to worship and discuss, debate and vote on matters that affect our denomination. This year’s theme is “Receive the Holy Spirit.” Last year, a first-time commissioner shared, “I came home feeling very blessed and encouraged about our Church. I loved the music and the praise team. They added so much to worship. The speakers and the messages were just what I needed to hear. It was an incredible experience and one I would gladly repeat.” Please pray for those gathered as they work together to plan the future of our church with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
A ministry of care and companionship – Jesus showed care and compassion to those living on the margins of society, teaching us how to be a neighbour to everyone in need. In the same way, Boarding Homes Ministry strives to build community in the Greater Toronto area. Volunteers practice inclusion by visiting and sharing meals with people living in low-income housing, who are often isolated due to the stigmas of mental illness, addictions and poverty. The ministry also provides educational workshops for faith communities on how to be more welcoming and supportive to people who have experienced mental illness and trauma.
Church Office Hours:
Monday to Thursday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Phone: (519) 886-4150
Email: Office: knox[at]knoxwaterloo.ca
Linda: linda[at] knoxwaterloo.ca
Radio: CKWR FM-98.5 on at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings
Also on Rogers Digital Cable channel 945 and live streaming at: www.itshappeningrightnow.com/knoxwaterloo