This Week at Knox

Sunday, June 23

  • 10:00 a.m. Worship

Tuesday,  June 25

  • 7:30 p.m.  Session meeting

Sunday, June 30

  • 10:00 a.m. Worship

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


The flowers in the sanctuary this morning are placed by
Lexie and David Brar, Eileen Stark
to the glory of God and in loving memory of
Selena and Fergie McKeown. 

STRAWBERRY SOCIAL Today’s the day! Come join us following the church service for our 9th Annual Strawberry Social sponsored by the Women’s Circle of Care Group. Tickets are still available for purchase. Don’t miss out on the “delicious” fund raising event! Special thanks go to Sue and Bruce Dickinson for donating the yummy, fresh, local strawberries for our dessert.

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!

Summer Sunday school begins June 30. If you would like to teach a class this summer (Kindergarten – Gr 5) please speak to Laura V.

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. Terry English has indicated that she will be ending her position as Music Director at Knox Waterloo on December 31, 2019.

As she wrote, “I have unreservedly enjoyed the past 11 years that I have spent with the Knox Community. From the very beginning, I was welcomed by members of session, staff and the congregation. There has been fulsome support and appreciation for everyone involved in the music ministry over the years and that has been so helpful. It has been a privilege to work with the dedicated musicians that participate in the music ministry – chancel choir, praise band, special choirs, scholars and soloists. Their selfless devotion to this ministry is exemplary. I am honoured and humbled by their work. The end of this year marks the end of 60+ years of church music, and I am making this decision with a feeling of satisfaction and completion.”

The Transition Team (along with the Session) will decide next steps and will inform the congregation later. We will miss Terry’s tireless energy and passionate music leadership, but look forward to one more Christmas with Terry and an opportunity to thank her at that time.

Minutes from the Annual Meeting held on Sunday, March 24th are available. Please contact us at knox@knoxwaterloo.ca if you would like us to email you a copy. A few printed copies are available in the office for you to review.

CAMP COMMISSIONING – Today, we are delighted to pray for Amelia Rozomiak, Davna McLean, Erin Dougall and Hannah McLean who will be on staff this summer at our Synod Church Camp, CAIRN. Also on staff (and already working there) is Jotham Sennema.

SAVE THE DATE! The Session is delighted to share the good news that our Search Committee presented their unanimous recommendation to a Special Meeting of Session held on June 12. At that meeting, Session unanimously agreed to invite ‘the recommended candidate’ to preach for the Call as Lead Minister of Knox on Sunday July 14. There is a plan to host a congregational interaction/open house with our candidate on morning of Saturday July 13 as well. Please save these dates and plan to attend. The plan is for the service to be livestreamed as usual if you are unable to attend. A congregational meeting to process the Call to our candidate will be held after worship on Sunday July 14. As per the Transition Plan, the Ashfields will become part time associate ministers at the same time as the new Lead Minister begins. Session approved contracts will be presented as part of the agenda of this same congregational meeting moderated by The Rev. John Borthwick, our Interim Moderator. More details, including a full ‘reveal’ of our candidate, will follow in the coming week.

YOUTH MISSION EXCHANGE We are pleased to announce that Ayshia Bailie and Shannon Paisley have been chosen to represent the Presbytery of Waterloo Wellington and attend the Bunun Youth Exchange in Taiwan June 28-July 12. They will be travelling with young adults from South Korea and Taiwan as guests of the Bunun Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church Taiwan. The Bununs are an indigenous people of Taiwan who live in the island’s mountain ranges and are known for their vocal music. Ayshia just completed her first year at Carleton, has been part of Senior High and LOGOS, our Praise Band and Choir. Shannon also grew up at Knox. She is a teacher at the Stratford District Christian School (grades 4/5) is a member of our Reconciliation Initiatives Team and co-led the book study on “Seven Fallen Feathers”. We pray for safe travels and a wonderful experience of sharing and learning as they journey in Taiwan.