AUGUST 11TH: This Sunday, we gather to hear God’s word and to praise and worship. The sermon “No more Thoughts and Prayers” is based on Isaiah 1:1,10-20, Luke 12:32-36 and  James 2:14-17.

Ayshia Bailie is singing two pieces this Sunday and we will sing “We praise you, O God”, “What does the Lord require of you?” and “May the God of hope go with us every day”.

Many thanks to those who have offered to teach the children and look after the nursery/preschool room.

JOB AT KNOX: In the announcements (blue insert) this Sunday, you will see that we are looking for a Sunday Morning Attendantand an Event Attendant. These are paying part time positions. Do you know anyone who might be interested?

THE CALL: We hope EVERYONE (members and adherents) have now either signed the call for the new  minister or given someone permission to sign on your behalf. Please call the church office if you have not done so. It is important that we have a high percentage to report to the Presbytery.

PRESBYTERY MEETING AT KNOX: The Presbytery of Waterloo-Wellington will be meeting here at Knox on Tuesday, August 20th at 7 p.m. to receive and consider our call to the Rev. Hugh Donnelly to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament. Our Interim Moderator, the Rev. John Borthwick will present the call; Heather Cawsey, Lawrie Carter and Deb Schlichter have been appointed to speak to the call. However, members, adherents and friends of Knox are most welcome to be present to show their support. Please consider attending.

THANKING LAURA: On Sunday, September 29th we will be thanking Laura Vander Vleuten for her sixteen years as our Christian Education Director here at Knox. If you would like to contribute towards a gift, please speak to Shirley Carter, or let the office (519-886-4150) know or email Ruth Song (ruth.song@knoxwaterloo.ca) You  can bring your contribution in during the week or on a Sunday (at the Welcome Desk).

MISSION TRIP TO TAIWAN: The Presbyterian Church in Canada is sponsoring a mission trip to Taiwan for adults (November 6-18, 2019). The cost is $2,800 if you apply by August 16, $3,000 if you apply by September 6 (which is the deadline). Costs include flights, accommodation and meals. During the trip you will:

  • Meet Indigenous church leaders and Bible translators accompanied by the Rev. Dr. Paul McLean
    Visit Yu-Shan Theological College and Seminary where Christian theology and Indigenous traditions flourish
  • Learn about the medical and educational legacies of the PCC
  • Be inspired by the women and young adults within the PCT
  • Reflect on the political and security challenges facing Taiwan
  • Witness the unique emphasis on evangelism and justice within the Taiwanese church

If you are interested you can speak to Linda Ashfield or Ruth Song or apply online at https://presbyterian.ca/mission-trip-to-taiwan-2019/ or contact Lily Ko (lko@presbyterian.ca) for more information.

This is a great time of the year to look up into the night sky and see the glory of the Lord, as we watch the Perseid Meteor Shower provide a spectacular light show of “falling stars”.

Linda Ashfield, Minister at Knox Waterloo