Thanksgiving Day

Entry of the Written Word

Call to Worship (on screen)

Hymn 434 “For the beauty of the earth”

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

Peace Invocation: “Shalom”

May the peace of The Lord be with you,
At home and in your heart
Shalom with you abide
Through the day and night
Every day of your life.

Passing of Peace

Welcome, Acknowledgements and Announcements

Minute Person: Terry English

Children’s Song “Enough for all”
Brian Moyer Suderman

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading:

Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Luke 17:11-19

Presentation of our Offering:

Offertory: “By God’s Hand”
words and music Joel Raney
sung by Knox Chancel Choir

Hymn “For the life that you have given”

For the life that you have given,
For the love in Christ made known,
With these fruits of time and labour,
With these gifts that are your own:
Here we offer, Lord, our praises;
Heart and mind and strength we bring;
Give us grace to love and serve you,
Living what we pray and sing.

Prayer of Dedication (unison on screen)

Sermon: “And One Turned Back”

Hymn 802 “For the fruits of all creation”

Benediction

Choral Closing “Walk with me”

Walk with me,
I will walk with you;
And build the land that God has planned
Where love shines through.
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Welcome Desk: Femmy Birks
Greeters: Sue & Bruce Dickieson
Ushers: Judy & John McBride, Gordon Coyne, Bob Reichard, Barb & Brad Tucker
Radio/Sound: Joe Gordon
Broadcast: Ben Breen
Multimedia: Andrew Church
Giving Table: David Matthews
Hospital Visitor: Heather Cawsey
Refreshments: Janet & John Smith
Sunday Attendant: Willi Ilgauds

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.