This Week at Knox
Sunday, April 8 Logos 25th Anniversary
- 10:00 a.m. Worship
- 11:00 a.m. Lunch in the Church Hall
Monday, April 9
- 7:00 p.m. Hymns & Hops at the Huether
Tuesday, April 10
- 10:00 a.m. Knox quilters
- 4:30 p.m. Collective Kitchen
- 7:00 p.m. Praise Band
- 7:30 p.m. Women Circle of Care
Wednesday, April 11
- 11:30 a.m. Wed at Knox: Carl Cadogan: Reception House Waterloo Region
Thursday, April 12
- 9:45 a.m. Fitness & Fellowship
- 4:30 p.m. LOGOS : “If you can dream it, you can do it”
- 7:30 p.m. Affirm Planning Team
- 7:45 p.m. Choir
Saturday, April 14
- 11:30 a.m. Parents of young children luncheon
Sunday, April 15
- 10: 00 a.m. Worship
- 11:30 a.m. A Child in our Hands Workshop & lunch
Bulletin announcements due Tuesday @ 10 a.m. and are edited.
Please refrain from using SCENTED PRODUCTS and perfume so everyone can safely visit and worship at Knox. Thank You!
Coffee Hour Hosts Needed – Please sign up for one Sunday if you, your family or household can help. Thank You!
New Members Get together – If you are interested in becoming a member here at Knox or would like to know more about the congregation, we are hosting a lunch on Sunday April 22nd after worship. Please contact Ruth Song (519-886-4150) or sign up on the bulletin board.
Collective Kitchen for College and University students is Tuesday April 10, 4:30pm in the Knox kitchen. This is the last CK for this year. Bring your own containers, no charge to participate.
Wednesday at Knox: Apr 11 Carl Cadogan: “Doing God’s work: Building Refugee Support in the age of Trump.” Reception House Waterloo Region has served refugees for over 30 years, and continues to respond to the needs of Government Assisted Refugees in an ever changing environment. Carl is the Executive Director of Reception House.
Women’s Retreat: April 27-29 “Every New Day” (Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday morning) We welcome women of all ages and stages as well as your friends. Sheree Anderson will be leading us in conversation about what each new day means to us, as she shares wisdom from “The Language of Emotions: What your feelings are trying to tell you” by Karla McLaren and “The Artist’s Rule” by Christine Valters Painter. There will be fun with Zumba, Henna, and step by step Watercolours. A self guided spiritual nature walk will be set up for quiet reflection and Saturday afternoon an array of creative activities, or an opportunity for personal rest. Music Scholar Stephanie Tulloch will be singing Friday evening. The food, the accommodation and the grounds of Crieff Hills is a perfect setting. Registration forms are at the Welcome Desk, on the bulletin board beside the lounge or check out the display during coffee hour. April 13 is the deadline for registrations. We hope you will join us.
Parents of Young Children Lunch is Saturday April 14, 11:30-1 in the Hall. Families with young children are invited to attend this free lunch to meet other families and chat about future gatherings. Contact Laura V if you have not already RSVP’d.
Confirmation Class for High School students is Saturday May 5, 9:30am-3pm (lunch is provided). Contact Laura V if you want to participate.
A Child in Our Hands workshop about “Godly Play” is Sunday April 15, 11:30-1 in the Knox Room. Lunch is provided. If you are a Rec Leader at LOGOS or if you have children and youth in your life who like to ‘play’ then join us for a discussion about finding God in play. Sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board outside the lounge.
Vacation Bible Camp: “Peace Lab: Discovering God’s Way of Peace” is July 16-20, 8:50 a.m. to noon for kids finished JK to grade 8! Register online now at knoxwaterloo.ca. Mark your calendar and plan to attend!
Canada Youth 2018 is a national conference for high school youth at Brock University July 2-7. This year’s theme “Stirred not shaken: Faith Activated” 2 Timothy 1:3-8 will encourage you to be bold in your faith. Come and live in Residence, eat Res food, attend morning and evening worship with hundreds of other youth, sing, read, discuss, play, learn and more. Contact Laura V (I’m planning to go!) for more info and register now!
Affirm – Saturday, June 2nd, Knox along with Gale PC Elmira, Calvin PC Kitchener and St. Andrew’s PC Kitchener, are sponsoring an event called “Affirm – empowering communities and congregations”. Register online at knoxwaterloo.ca From 2-4 p.m. we gather in the sanctuary for music, presentations, speakers and opportunities to worship, share, learn and grow together in a place of inclusion. 4-6p.m. we will enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshment in the hall. PCC members will be live streaming across Canada and some will even be here – since the General Assembly meets that week at Laurier. We hope many from Knox will attend. More details coming soon – but please help us to get the word out and feel free to invite friends to this uplifting and inspirational event.
Celebrating 25 Years of LOGOS Ministry!
The LOGOS program has been running at Knox Waterloo since September 1993. For three hours each Thursday from September to April, our participants from grades 1-12 experience the four parts of LOGOS:
- Bible Time – studying the Bible as the model for Christ-centred living
- Worship Skills -learning and practicing ways to serve God through worship
- Recreation – great fun at the expense of no one
- Family Time – cross-generational holy hilarity over a shared meal.
People ask how we’ve been able to keep LOGOS going successfully for 25 years. There are many reasons – enthusiastic participants, great Steering Committees, willing and able leaders, congregational support, fun recreation activities, well planned and age appropriate Bible learning experiences, excellent food, and engaging worship opportunities. But it is by carefully following the structure of the program itself, referred to as the “bones”, that has helped us to maintain and grow LOGOS
Bones of LOGOS:
Midweek: Building meaningful Christian relationships takes time; more time than just Sunday morning. LOGOS allows more regular participation and acts as a bridge between weekly worship services, reminding every-one that living as disciples of Jesus is part of our whole week.
Four Parts: Everyone participates in all four parts every week. Putting Bible Time, Worship Skills, Recreation, and Family Time together in one evening, builds an arena where we can practice Christian living.
Parental Commitment: Parental commitment sends a strong message to our youth that building a relationship with God is important. Parents are asked to make a commitment to attend the Parent Meeting and to help the LOGOS Program run by committing to some duty. If a parent is unable to fulfill this commitment, another adult from the congregation is asked to fulfill the role.
Worship Participation: Sunday morning worship is not just for adults. It is essential to the spirituality of every person. LOGOS seeks to strengthen the commitment of youth and their families to worship. We encourage everyone to participate in weekly congregational worship.
High School: This is the critical group that deserves the highest priority since traditionally youth leave the church during their teen years. LOGOS helps high school students to gain self-esteem and learn to make right life decisions.
Fees: Fees paid by participating families support the LOGOS Program. Also, there is often more commitment to a program for which fees are paid.
Pastoral Leadership: Ministers active in a LOGOS Program send a strong message to youth and to the congregation that youth are important. We have been blessed by the commitment of Linda and Brooke Ashfield to the LOGOS program over the full 25 years!
Call: God does not recruit us. God calls us, equips us, and is present with us as we use our gifts and talents to serve God in ministry to our youth. Thank you to everyone who has accepted the call to help out at LOGOS.
A special thanks to our LOGOS Directors:
|1993 – 1995||Elizabeth Denbeigh|
|1996-1997||Beth (Blake) Allison|
|1998||Shelley (Brubacher) Holmes|
|2004-2005||Laura Vander Vleuten|
|2006-2007||Monica and Dave Blake|
|2008||John Peter Smit|
|2015-2016||Glenda Ribey Rozomiak|
Church Office Hours:
Monday to Thursday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Phone: (519) 886-4150
Email: Office: knox[at]knoxwaterloo.ca
Linda: linda[at] knoxwaterloo.ca
Radio: CKWR FM-98.5 on at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings
Also on Rogers Digital Cable channel 945 and live streaming at: www.itshappeningrightnow.com/knoxwaterloo