“Today we could say that God is inviting people to leave their gang fights and come to a party, to leave their workaholism and rat race and come to a party, to leave their loneliness and isolation and join the party, to leave their exclusive parties (political ones, for example, which win elections by dividing electorates) and join one inclusive party of a different sort, to stop fighting or complaining or hating or competing and instead start partying and celebrating the goodness and love of God.”
Brian McLaren in “The Secret Message of Jesus”

Entry of the Written Word

Call to Worship

Hymn 746 “What a friend we have in Jesus”

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

Introductory Music: “It’s Gonna Be a Great Day” (Vincent Youmans, William Rose, Edward Eliscu)
Soloist: Mary-Catherine Pazzano

Welcome, Acknowledgements and Announcements

Hymn 328“This is my Father’s world” 

Children’s time:

Today in Sunday school: Luke14:1, 7-14 “Choosing to Love God and Neighbour”
Next week: Luke 14:25-33 “It Ain’t Easy”

Scripture Reading:

Reading: Hebrews 13:1-3

Gospel: Luke 14: 1, 7-14

Presentation our Offering:

Offertory: “Holy Ground” (Geron Davis),
Soloist: Mary-Catherine Pazzano

Hymn “For the life that you have given”

Prayer of Dedication (unison on screen)

Sermon: “Welcome to Jesus’ Hospitality”

Music to inspire: “Peace in the Valley” (Thomas A Dorsey)
Soloist: Mary-Catherine Pazzano

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn 332 “O Lord my God! / How great thou art”


Choral Closing “Walk with me”

Welcome Desk: Nancy Matthews & Annamma Abraham
Greeters: Gordon Coyne
Ushers: Lucas Britto, Kathy Hall, Wendy Garner, Bob Reichard, Susan and Eric Beard
Radio/Sound: Eric Gaudet
Broadcast: Barb Gaudet
Multimedia: David Matthews
Giving Table: Charlene Janes
Hospital Visitor: Gordon Coyne
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 Tithe.ly, 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.