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!
Summer Sunday school begins June 30. If you would like to teach a class this summer (Kindergarten – Gr 5) please speak to Laura V.
Vacation Bible Camp is July 15-19, 8:50 am to 12 noon for kids in JK-Grade 8 “Shake It Up Café” is where kids carry out God’s recipe. Register online today! See you at the Café.
CAIRN Camp is our Synod Church Camp. We had a great group of people attend the Spring Clean up weekend. Jotham Sennema is on staff and soon four Knox Youth will be attending as Leaders in Training. The camp is looking for support for their kitchen, library and summer supplies. If you would like to donate a book, a kitchen item or needed supplies take a look at the webpage: http://www.ilovecamp.org/donate.cfm. You can click on “Library”, “Cairn’s Kitchen Campaign” or “Summer Wishlist” to see the items needed.
Ayshia Bailie and Shannon Paisley are attending the Bunun Youth Exchange in Taiwan June 28-July 12. They are travelling with young adults from South Korea and Taiwan as guests of the Bunun Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church Taiwan. The Bununs are an indigenous people of Taiwan who live in the island’s mountain ranges and are known for their vocal music. We pray for safe travels and a wonderful experience of sharing and learning as they journey in Taiwan. Please keep Shannon and Ayshia in your prayers.
By now you have either received an email or picked up the Congregational Letter from the Welcome Desk/Church Office that names the candidate that the Search Committee presented to the Session on June 12.
At that meeting, Session unanimously agreed to invite ‘the recommended candidate’ to preach for the Call as Lead Minister of Knox on Sunday July 14.There is a plan to host a congregational interaction/open house with our candidate on morning of Saturday July 13 as well. Please save these dates and plan to attend.
The plan is for the service to be livestreamed as usual if you are unable to attend. A congregational meeting to process the Call to our candidate will be held immediately after worship on Sunday July 14 moderated by the Rev. John Borthwick. (Rev. Linda Ashfield will be preaching that morning at John’s church so he can be in attendance here at Knox).
As per the Transition Plan, the Ashfields will become part time associate ministers at the same time as the new Lead Minister begins. Session approved contracts will be presented as part of the agenda of this same congregational meeting moderated by The Rev. John Borthwick, our Interim Moderator.
Elder Election: Thank you to all who sent in their ballots for nominations for Elders. We received over 100 ballots and around 108 names were suggested but as always there were names who received many nominations. We are delighted the following have agreed to serve as Active Elders for the next six year term. Marg Johnston and David Matthews (returning to Session) and Eric Beard, Dave Dougall and Amy Wolfe (new to Session and Eldership). We look forward to an Ordination Service in September. Those who are leaving the Session in September will become Sustaining Elders.
LIGHTS FOR LIBERTY: A VIGIL TO END HUMAN DETENTION:
We, like billions of people around the world, have been horrified by the detention of migrants, the separation of families, and the conditions in migrant concentration camps in the United States. We are joining an international protest and call to action– Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention.
When: Friday, July 12
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM
Where: Waterloo Public Square
We know that we in Canada have our own problem with detaining immigrants and separating families. As a result, at this event, we will be calling for an end to all migrant detention, both in Canada and in the United States.
The plan is to start with speakers and then do a candlelight vigil at 9 pm in solidarity with folks lighting candles across the United States and around the world. For more information, here’s the Facebook page for our event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1114186262125914/ and here’s the Facebook page for the international event: https://www.facebook.com/lights4liberty/.
Shining Hope – PWS&D brings medical care to remote villagesto ensure access to medical care and training in disease recognition/ and prevention so that families and communities. Through timely diagnosis, medical care and health education, people affected with leprosy and other illnesses in an impoverished region of Nepal are improving their health with support from PWS&D partners at the Shining Hospital. Dal is one person receiving support. Dal had a reaction to the medication prescribed for his leprosy. Every hospital he visited couldn’t provide treatment, until he visited the Shining Hospital. There, Dal received the support he needed to restore his health and the life he enjoyed. This story of hope is shared by 158 patients who received treatment for leprosy over the past year.
Church Summer Office Hours:
Monday to Thursday – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Phone: (519) 886-4150
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