131st Anniversary “Stories of Faithfulness”
“When we fail to tell our stories of faith and our experience; then our faith becomes thin and our community lean and without resources.” Walter Brueggemann
An anniversary is a good time to remember a congregation’s history but it’s also a time to look forward and make renewed commitments for the new circumstances of the future. We mark an anniversary through remembering God’s faithfulness, understanding our identity before God, and rededicating ourselves to God’s continuing work.
Entry of the Written Word
Call to Worship:
One: Each congregation has its own story
All: Stories to tell the next generation.
One: Anniversaries are ideal times to tell our story.
All: The story of our church is built upon the faithfulness of God and the faithfulness of the generations before us.
One: Today we will hear a few of these stories
All: We give God thanks and praise and commit ourselves to continue faithfully into the future.
Hymn 299 “Holy holy holy”
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven, Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen
Peace Invocation: “May the peace of Christ be with you”
Passing of Peace
Grades 1-3 LOGOS “Hallelujah”
Welcome and Announcements
Song “Enough for all”
Children’s Time – Mr. Henderson the Baker
Song “Enough for all”
Responsive Psalm 78 verses 1-7 Refrain II
Brightening our Future Update – Susan and Eric Beard
Deb Schlichter – upcoming Stewardship moments
Presentation our Offering:
Hymn 461 verses 1,2, 4&5 “Be thou my vision”
Hymn “For the life that you have given”
Prayer of Dedication
Stories of Faithfulness:
Hymn 634 vs. 1 “Will you come and follow me?”
Story of the Last Supper Carving
Hymn 634 vs. 2 “Will you come and follow me?”
A Young Girl’s Call to be a Minister (Shirley McLeod)
Hymn 634 vs. 4 “Will you come and follow me?”
Bringing the Community Together (Col. Heasley)
Hymn 634 vs. 3 “Will you come and follow me?”
A Home for Knox
Hymn 634 vs. 5 “Will you come and follow me?”
Choral Closing “Walk with me”
Welcome Desk: Eleanor Larter & Nancy Holland
Greeters: Susan & Eric Beard
Ushers: Cheryl Meyer, Andrew Rozomiak, Kathy Hall, Wendy Garner, Dianne & John Linnerth
Radio/Sound: Jamie McManus
Broadcast: Grant Birks
Multimedia: David Matthews
Giving Table: Ken Vander Vleuten
Hospital Visitor: Heather Cawsey
Refreshments: Women’s Circle of Care
Sunday Attendant: Tristan de Oliveira
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.