Thanksgiving Worship & Communion

  • What is the secret of saying thanks? Tune in on Sunday to find out! This week’s message will be kid-friendly: the sermon will include a reading of the picture book The Secret of Saying Thanks. It contains a profound thanksgiving message for all ages.
  • This Intergenerational Thanksgiving service will also include: a slideshow of the Knox Gratitude Photos which have been submitted, a violin piece entitled In Memory of Herbie MacLeod by Tyler Brown, and a performance of Giving Thanks by Mary-Catherine Pazzano.
  • We will also celebrate communion. Yes, we celebrated it last week on World Communion Sunday, but it feels right to pray the Great Prayer of Thanksgiving (Communion Prayer) and receive the gifts of God once again on this weekend of gratitude. Those attending in-person may bring your own communion or may use a commercial, individually packaged communion set which will be available in the lobby as you enter.
  • The Rev. Janice Hamalainen will be participating worship as well.
  • Seating is still available for Thanksgiving service:

Church School

Sunday School: Online Sunday School Registration is open! If you did not receive the email this week with the link, please contact Carole at and she will send it directly to you. This ensures contactless registration and the ability to update information easily. Thank you for participating in this process.

Community Care and Prayer

We were saddened by the recent death of Dorothy Rumig. A memorial service for her will be held at Knox Waterloo on Saturday, October 17 at 11AM. This service will be live streamed from the Knox Waterloo website. Please hold Carl and the rest of Dorothy’s family in your hearts as they grieve this loss.

Final Thought

“No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night. We know that every moment is a moment of grace, every hour an offering; not to share them would mean to betray them. Our lives no longer belong to us alone; they belong to all those who need us desperately.” – Elie Wiesel, Night

Hugh Donnelly,
Lead Minister at Knox Waterloo