Well, it’s the last Sunday in the month of July. Does this mean we are half way through our summer already? Vacation Bible Camp was a huge success with approximately 100 campers. A thank you shout out to ALL the incredible Knox folk who volunteered and helped to make the camp such a great week.

This Sunday, July 28th, the sermon is “Teach us to Pray” based on scriptures Colossians 2:6-19 and Luke 11:1-13. We’ll be singing some old fashioned hymns: “What a friend we have in Jesus”, “Precious Lord take my hand” and “The wise may bring  their learning” and Jake  will be singing “Make me a channel of  your peace”.

On the last Sunday of each month, we share with the congregation community news. If you have anything you’d like to share with your church, please send the information into the church office. For  August – we are particularly interested in hearing about the graduations of our grade 12’s and where they will be  studying this fall, as well as any university/college graduations that took place this spring. Please send to Charlene.Janes@knoxwaterloo.ca

LOGOS Adult and Parent night is Thursday, September 12th 7-8:30. This is a mandatory meeting for all parents whose children will be part of LOGOS this year.

Our  Fall Newsletter “Across the Pews” fall  deadline is August 15th. Please send articles to Sue at acrossthepews@gmail.com

As you know, Laura Vander Vleuten is completing 16 years as our Christian Education Director on July 31st. We will be celebrating Laura’s ministry with us this fall – plans are now underway! (Watch for updates)

I will be  “filling in” as best I can until a new person is hired. At this point, I need 2 Sunday School teachers per Sunday for the month of August. The classes are small during the summer (4-7 young people) and we have a one room classroom style. There is curriculum online and I’m happy to help with any planning. If  you can help by teaching ONE Sunday in August, please let me know – Linda@knoxwaterloo.ca We also will be looking for nursery/preschool helpers!THANK YOU!

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of their skin, their background or their religion. People must learn to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” Nelson Mandela

Peace and Grace to you and your loved ones,

Linda  Ashfied – minister at Knox Waterloo