Preparation for Worship

“There must be a way to be both here and in the depth of here. Jesus is here. Christ is the depth of here. This, in my mind, is the essence of incarnation and the gift of contemplation.

We must learn to love and enjoy things as they are, in their depth, in their soul, and in their fullness. Contemplation is the “second gaze,” through which we see something in its particularity and yet also in a much larger frame. We know it by the joy it gives, which is far greater than anything it does for us in terms of money, power, or success.”
Richard Rohr, November 15, 2019


Entry of the Bible

Call to Worship (Psalm 46 on screen)

Hymn 321 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

Gathering Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Peace Invocation: “Shalom”

Passing the Peace
(We share a sign of Peace with one another.)

Musical Reflection: “The Holy City” – music by
Stephen Adams, songs by Frederick E. Weatherly
soloist:  Jakob Villeneuve

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

Time with the Children


1 Kings 19:9-18
Luke 1:76-79

Presentation of our offering:

Offertory: “Up to the Mountain (MLK  song) – Patty Griffin
soloist: Shanice Skinner and the Knox Chancel Choir

Hymn “For the life that you have given”

Prayer of Dedication (unison on screen)

Sermon: “Sounds of Silence”

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Hope

Hymn 462 (verses 1-4) “All my hope on God is founded”


Choral Closing “Walk with me”


Welcome Desk: Nancy Matthews & Eleanor Larter
Greeters: Susan and Eric Beard
Ushers: Barb & Brad Tucker, Lynelle Purdy, Barb MacAskill, Sue & Bruce Dickieson
Radio/Sound: Eric Gaudet
Broadcast: Barb Gaudet
Multimedia: David Matthews
Giving Table: Sharon Feldman
Hospital Visitor: Beth Thorsen
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, 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.