This Week at Knox

Sunday, May 26

  • 10:00 a.m. Worship

Monday, May 27

  • 7:00 p.m. Reconciliation Initiatives Reading Group “Seven Fallen Feathers”

Tuesday, May 28

  • 7:30 p.m. Session

Wednesday, May 29

  • 7:30 p.m. Emmet Cahill Concert

Thursday, May 30

  • 7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Saturday, June 1

  • 1:30 p.m. Affirm 2

Sunday, June 2

  • 10:00 a.m. Worship & Communion with Celebration of Baptism. Ebytown (brass group) will be playing.

Bulletin announcements due Tuesday @ 10 a.m. and are edited.


Pick up your Elder Election Ballot and return by June 9th!

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!

Knox Music Ministry Fundraiser – Ireland’s Leading Tenor, Emmet Cahill with the Knox Chancel Choir, Wednesday, May 29that 7:30 pm. Tickets are $35.

Sr High Youth – Sign up now to volunteer serving dinner to our neighbours in need at Ray of Hope on May 29th. Details have been emailed out. Contact Christy Sennema with questions.

Knox Reconciliation Initiatives is hosting its final book study on “Seven Fallen Feathers” by Tanya Talaga on Monday, May 27 at 7 pm at the Church. Leaders: Beth Prysnuk and Shannon Paisley.

Women’s Wellness Weekend at Cairn CampMay 31 at 7 pm to June 2 at 1:30 pm. Cost: $175. A blend of session options are offered: from high ropes and zip line, to yoga and mindfulness meditation, to crafting and canoeing, or even booking a massage. For more information and to register, go to ilovecamp.org. Contact Margaret Woods (519-208-2973) if interested in sharing a ride.

It’s almost time to join together and celebrate that God’s Love Includes Everyone! Affirm2! EMPOWERING INCLUSIVE CONGREGATIONS is happening on Saturday, June 1st from 1:30 – 4:30 pm. The event includes worship with Reuben St. Louis, keynote speaker, Sean Jackson and workshops. Please register online at KnoxWaterloo.ca.

The Knitting Pilgrim – A one act play featuring the Stitched Tapestries of Kirk Dunn. The hand-knit triptych explores the commonalities and conflicts of the three Abrahamic Faiths. Hosted by Knox Waterloo, Monday, June 3rdat 7:30 p.m. This event is also sponsored by the Presbytery of Waterloo-Wellington and The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Comissioners attending General Assembly will be given the evening off from meetings in order to attend. There is no admission cost, but a free will offering will be received. You can see some photos of these amazing art pieces on the Knox Bulletin Board. Pass the word along!

Vacation Bible Camp: “Shake It Up Cafe” is July 15-19 in the mornings and we need help with leadership. Please contact Laura V if you could lead Bible Time or a Science class with Grades 1-5’s; help with crafts (JK/SK and Gr 1-5) or be a small group leader. Please consider making yourself available even for a morning or two! See you at the “Cafe”!!

A couple of years ago, the Session of Knox Church created a Transition Team as we were aware that many of our staff were planning on either retiring or stepping down from their positions. Laura Vander Vleuten has indicated that she will be ending her position as Christian Educator on July 31stafter 16 years in this role here at Knox. As she indicated, “I have achieved everything I set out to accomplish – and more. I am now looking forward to pursuing some new opportunities that will challenge me and use my gifts.” Laura and Ken will continue as members at Knox and the Transition Team (along with the Session) will be arranging for interim help over the summer and the fall. We look forward to celebrating with and thanking Laura for her incredible ministry later in the fall. Thank you Laura for what you have done to promote faith formation in our children, youth, and adults here at Knox.

Easy Worship Volunteers– We are looking for 1 more new people to be trained in Easy Worship – that’s the people who put 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.

With the many disasters that people in our world are facing, we are thankful that PWS&D continues to work with its partners to be God’s healing hand in the face of pain and suffering. Currently, they are providing food assistance for drought-affected people in Pakistan and ongoing support for those affected by floods in Malawi and war in Yemen. The list goes on… Donations to PWS&SD can be made through Knox Waterloo by cheque, donating online, or using your credit card or debit card at the church. If you wish, you can mark your donation for a specific appeal. In many instances, as in the case of Pakistan, the donations will be matched 4:1 by the Government of Canada.

KNOX COMMUNITY NEWS – May 2019

On the last Sunday of each month, we share with the congregation community news. If you have anything you’d like to share with your congregation, please send the information to the church office and we’ll include it.

Baptism: Tanis Alexander

Confirmation: Tanis Alexander, Matthew Breen, Mathieu Gaudet, Renée Gaudet, Makenna Kauk, Quinn McGrath,Andy Reist , Noel Sennema and Finlay McLean

Thinking of you: Muriel Shepherd, Wanda Seibel, Bette Schmidt, Bovas Abraham, Mary Whitson, Dorothy Rumig, Bud and Ramona McWatt.

Condolences to: Joel & Melanie Widmeyer on the death of Joel’s father Earl Widmeyer. Memorial service on June 2 Erb and Good Funeral Home.

On staff at CAIRN this summer: All the best to Jotham Sennema who will be on staff this summer at our Synod Church Camp, CAIRN.

Thank you!  Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for your generous support for the ‘2019 Special Appeal’.  As a result of your incredible generosity, we have exceeded our $100,000 goal. These funds have helped greatly to reduce the stress on our operating budget, caused by deficits in the last 3 years.

This is a tremendous accomplishment, especially considering that these funds were received over a six week period and that during that period we continued to have strong support for the operating fund.

Thank you for your prayers for our congregation, staff and church leaders over the past several months.

Together, with God’s help, we are returning Knox Waterloo to financial stability and health.

Thanks, be to God!


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
Website: www.knoxwaterloo.ca

Email: Office: knox[at]knoxwaterloo.ca
Brooke: brooke[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