This Week at Knox
Sunday, March 24
- 10:00 a.m. Worship
- 11:00 a.m. PWS&D Soup & Buns (free will offering)
- 11:30 a.m. Annual Meeting
- 6:30 p.m. Food for Thought (774 Belmont Ave W)
Tuesday, March 26
- 7:00 p.m. Praise Band
Wednesday, March 27
- 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Knox – Janice Harper: Public Secondary Schooling for Conservative Mennonite Students
- 1:30 p.m. Book Club
Thursday, March 28
- 9:45 a.m. Fitness & Fellowship
- 4:30 p.m. LOGOS – PJ Night
- 7:45 p.m. Chancel Choir
Bulletin announcements due Tuesday @ 10 a.m. and are edited.
“There is an intention of marriage between Amy Leigh Zavitz and Thomas William Fraser. This marriage is to take place on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Knox Waterloo Presbyterian Church, Waterloo, Ontario.”
Pick up your Easter Letter at the Welcome Desk.
Coffee Hour Hosts Needed – Please sign up for one Sunday if you, your family or household can help. Thank You!
Please refrain from using Scented Products so everyone can safely visit and worship at Knox. Thank You!
Photo Directory – Our final round of photo sessions will be April 8th – 10th. We want everyone included so if you have not signed up yet, visit the online link posted on our website at knoxwaterloo.ca. If you do not have a computer, contact Charlene in the office and she will sign up for you.
Food for Thought – College or university-age (a student, working or in-between) young adults. Join us at 6:30 pm at the Matthews’ (774 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener) for a FREE dinner & discussion with a special speaker each Sunday night in March. Questions? Contact Nancy Matthews (lighthousenm [at] gmail.com).
Wed@Knox, Mar 27th – Janice Harper: Public Secondary Schooling for Conservative Mennonite Students – Janice will tell us about the first program in the world to bring Secondary School education to diverse groups of conservative Mennonite teenagers (who had never been in a public school setting).
Confirmation class for youth in Junior and Senior High is being offered this spring. Please contact Laura V if you are interested in participating. Dates being considered: Sundays March 31, Apr 7, 14, 28 from 11:15 am -1:30 pm OR Saturday, May 4, 9:30 am -3:30 pm. Confirmation is Sunday, May 5th.
Vacation Bible Camp “Shake it up Café: Where kids carry out God’s recipe” is July 15-19, in the mornings for kids finished JK-Gr 5 ($25) and Junior Youth Gr 6, 7 & 8 ($35). Register online SOON! Contact Laura V to volunteer.
Families of Young Children will gatheron Saturday, April 13th from 9:30 – 11:30 am for an informal playtime (child care is provided) and fellowship. Parents with babies and toddlers, join us for a discussion on Faith Formation in the Home. Snacks will be provided. Please contact Laura V to let us know you are coming.
Families of Young Children – make sure to check out Lent-in-a-Bag in the church library. Each bag has 6 small items you can use as symbols to focus family conversations at home during Lent. Take one home today!
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 7th after worship. Please contact Charlene Janes (519-886-4150) by April 3rd or sign up on the bulletin board. We will be receiving new members on Sunday, April 14th.
LOGOS Jr High are hosting a CARNIVAL, Thursday, April 11th,, from 5 to 7 pm here at Knox. Food, games, face painting, and a Puppy Petting Area where you can meet and interact with Guide Dogs . Free will donations going to DOG GUIDES OF CANADA.
Concert – Ireland’s Leading Tenor, Emmet Cahill here at Knox on Wednesday, May 29th at 7:30 pm. This is a fundraiser for the Knox Music Ministry.
Knox Reconciliation Initiatives is hosting a Book Study. “Seven Fallen Feathers” by Tanya Talaga. Four Monday Nights – April 29, May 6, May 13, May 27 at 8 pm at the Church. Leaders: Beth Prysnuk and Shannon Paisley. Books will be available soon for $19.50 each.
Malawi Floods – In the past two weeks heavy rains and flooding have brought about a state of emergency in southern Malawi. Please keep these people and their communities in your prayers. Food security, nutrition, psychosocial support, water and sanitation have been identified as priority areas of need. Donations to PWS&D can be made through Knox Waterloo, by cheque, donating online, or using your credit card or debit card at the church. Please mark your donation “Malawi Floods.”
Easy Worship Volunteers – We are looking for 4 new people to be trained in Easy Worship – that’s the person who puts the images and words on the screen to aid us in worship. If you are at all interested in finding out more, please speak to Ruth Song, Rev. Linda Ashfield and/or Andrew Church. Thank you!
The Knitting Pilgrim – A one man play featuring the Stitched tapestries of Kirk Dunn. The hand-knit triptych explores the commonalities and conflicts of the three Abrahamic Faiths. Sponsored by Knox Waterloo, Monday June 3rd at 7:30 p.m. Free will offering.
Affirm 2 – Sponsored by Knox Inclusion Initiatives, Saturday, June 2nd 1:30-4:30. Opening worship – Reuben St. Louis, Keynote Speaker – Sean Jackson followed by four workshops. No cost, but please register on our Knox website.
Financial Update as of March 19th. Ruth Song our Knox Administrator is now managing the finances at Knox Waterloo. Ruth has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and was designated as a Certified General Accountant- Level 4.
Ruth worked as Assistant Manager-Customer Services and Branch Support, CIBC, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, following similar work in Toronto.
Ruth will be working with outside professional assistance to revise our accounting systems and streamline accounting toward creating Financial Reports that are (1) accurate, (2) transparent, and (3) timely. At a future time Knox will seek a bookkeeper to assist in financial management. This is the first report.
Envelope Givings by month
(4 weeks of 4)
(3 weeks of 5)
Since bringing financial issues to the attention of the congregation, givings to mission and ministry at Knox (operating income) givings in February and March are encouraging.
Year to date envelope givings (with two Sundays to go in March 2019 compared to full month of March 2018) are a good start to the year. We anticipate that contributions in the remaining two Sundays in March will put Knox in a favourable position.
In addition, the “2019 Special Appeal” has received $57,483 as of March 19th. Your generosity is making a difference. All these gifts are putting Knox in a solid position as we prepare for transition to new leadership. Thank you.
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