“As we become aware of God’s absence,
we discover God’s presence,
and as we realize that God left us,
we also come to know that God did not leave us alone.”
Henri J. M. Nouwen

“And I’ll tell you, I’ve seen the lightning flash. I’ve heard the thunder roll. I felt sin- breakers dashing, trying to conquer my soul. But I heard the voice of Jesus saying still to fight on. He promised never to leave me, never to leave me alone. No, never alone. No, never alone. He promised never to leave me, (Never) never to leave me alone.”
Martin Luther King 1967

Entry of the Written Word

Call to Worship

Hymn 661 “We give thee but thine own”

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 oftrial 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”

Passing of Peace

Introit: “Ave Maria” – soloist Corey Cotter-Linforth
Adapted from “Prelude in C” by J.S. Bach

Welcome, Acknowledgements and Announcements

Hymn 434(verses 1, 2, 5) “For the beauty of the earth”

Children’s time:

Today in Sunday school: Luke 12:13-21 “Wisdom to See Beyond”
Next week:  Luke 12:32-40 “Stewards of God’s Gift”

Scripture Reading:

Reading: Hosea 11:1-4, Colossians 3:1-4

Gospel: Luke 12:13-21

Presentation our Offering:

Offertory: “Amazing Grace”
Words by John Newton, Arr. Jay Althouse
Soloist: Corey Cotter-Linforth

Hymn “For the life that you have given”

Prayer of Dedication (unison on screen)

Sermon: “Abundance and Scarcity”

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn 435 (verses 1-3) “All things bright and beautiful”


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 #A71380

Welcome Desk: Nancy Holland
Ushers: Barb & George MacAskill, Judy & Ron Charie, Sandi & Tom McBride
Radio/Sound: Grant Birks
Broadcast: Grant Birks
Multimedia: David Matthews
Giving Table: Gordon Coyne
Hospital Visitor: Sharon Kelly
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.