“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his 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. 
You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than through acts of retribution.”
Nelson Mandela

Entry of the Written Word

Call to Worship (Psalm 138)

Hymn 675 “Precious Lord, take my hand”

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven, Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen

Peace Invocation: “May the peace of Christ be with you”

May the peace of Christ be with you.
May the love of God dwell deep in your heart.
May the Spirit enlighten your way.
May you live in the comfort of God’s care.

Passing of Peace

Welcome, Acknowledgements and Announcements

Hymn 344 “The wise may bring their learning”

Children’s time:

Today in Sunday school: Luke 11:1-13 “Ask, Seek and Knock”
Next week: Luke 12:13-21 “Wisdom To See Beyond”

Scripture Reading:

Reading: Colossians 2:6-19
New Testament: Luke 11:1-13

Presentation our Offering:

Offertory: “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”
Words by Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), Music by
Sebastian Temple (1928-1997), Arr. Mark Hayes
Soloist: Jake Villeneuve

Hymn “For the life that you have given”

Prayer of Dedication (unison on screen)

Sermon: “Teach us to Pray”

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn 746 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”


Choral Closing “Walk with me”

Walk with me, I will walk with you;
And build the land that God has planned
Where love shines through.
Copyright 1988 Estate of John S. Rice OneLicense.net #A713805

Welcome Desk: Eleanor Larter
Greeters: Dianne & Richard Hildred
Ushers: Gordon Coyne, Kathy Hall, Edi & Bill Stevens, Chery Meyer, Wendy Garner
Radio/Sound: Ainsley Milne
Broadcast: Kathleen Forde
Multimedia: David Matthews
Giving Table: Lawrie Carter
Hospital Visitor: Cheryl Meyer
Refreshments: Paula & Nicholas Mojica
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.