While the church building is closed, the work of the church and God’s people still goes on!

I’m starting to feel as if we are like the early church, hiding out in our homes and trying to find creative and new ways to share our faith and enjoy fellowship and worship. Thank you for the ways you continue to care for one another, for your prayers and your financial support.

Our Lenten journey is coming to an end and we are on the brink of Holy Week. On Sunday we travel into Jerusalem with Jesus and his friends. Yes, this Sunday is Palm Sunday.

In order to prepare for Sunday worship, you might want to make a palm branch (or feel free to wave branches from your yard). You can find a palm branch to colour and cut out at here.

There will be songs where we sing “Hosanna”and I hope you will wave your palm branch as you sing along (and if anyone is there to capture this with a photo, we’d love to share it)!

Mary-Catherine Pazzano will be singing “Jubilate, Sing to God” and “What the world needs now.” Our scripture readings will be Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29 and Mark 11: 1-11 and the sermon is “Fetching Donkeys.”

Looking ahead, there will be worship on Good Friday, April 10th at 10 am and of course Easter Sunday, April 12th. On Easter we will be celebrating Communion and will remind you to have bread, juice (or) wine ready before worship begins.

We continue to be grateful for the ability to worship together via live stream and the radio.Good Friday is NOT on the radio but will be livestreamed; Easter Sunday will be on the radio and livestreamed. If you know someone who is missing church (and their congregation does not live stream) please let them know about our service. We now have people joining us for worship from around the world.

https://watch.nowmediaservices.com/knoxwaterloo and CKWR FM-98.5.

We hope you will read Brooke’s generosity blog that he writes every week. They are posted on our website: http://knoxwaterloo.ca/home/

This week, Brooke invites us to pray by saying, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it”, and to give thanks for the gift of life, the medical workers, people in our congregation and all the Emergency Services.

As we welcome Jesus into the streets of the city, and into our lives, let us continue to uphold and pray for one another.

With affection,
Linda Ashfield, Associate Minister at Knox