The text for this Sunday is Matthew 22:1-14, yet another strange story from Matthew’s repertoire. This week’s Wondering will be about our commitment to discipleship. The Rev. Andrew Song will be participating in worship. Seating is still available for Sunday service: https://www.ticketor.com/knoxwaterloo

Services of Thanksgiving

A service of Thanksgiving for the life of Dorothy Rumigwill be held at Knox Waterloo on Saturday, October 17 at 11AM. The service will be livestreamed.

At 4 o’clock in the afternoon on October 17, we will hold a service in memory of Andrew Church. This service will also be live-streamed.

Church School

Calling all youth Gr. 7-12! Join in a raking fundraiser to raise money for the Food Bank in the spirit of thanksgiving! Sign up with Carole at carole@knoxwaterloo.ca if you can offer your services to rake leaves for others in the congregation. Any parents who would like to supervise a team are also invited to contact Carole. Dates set are Oct. 31 and Nov. 7. Carole will provide details.

Raking Fundraiser

Do you want your leaves raked up? Bagged up? Sign up with Carole at carole@knoxwaterloo.ca and let her know! She will send a team of youth to your home to rake your leaves for you for a donation to the Food Bank. Youth will arrive in teams of 2-5 plus an adult supervisor. Masks will be worn during this event. Dates set are Oct. 31 and Nov. 7. Times can be 10am-noon or noon-2pm. Please choose which date is best for you and the best time. Please also indicate whether your property is large or small so Carole can send the right size of team. If you want your leaves bagged, you must provide the bags. The youth will bring rakes, however; if  you have one to use, please ensure it has sat for at least 3 days without being touched or used before the raking date. Thank you for participation in this fundraiser!

World Food Day

Tomorrow, October 16, is World Food Day. Please take a few minutes to find out more at this site: https://presbyterian.ca/pwsd/2020/09/29/your-kingdom-banquet-come-world-food-day-2020/

Community Care and Prayer

Please hold the families and friends of Andrew Church and Dorothy Rumig in your hearts this week as they grieve the loss of people they loved.

Final Thought

“Jesus wept.” – John 11:35

It is a comfort to me to know that we follow in the footsteps of one who knew loss, grief, and sadness. Jesus weeps with us in the midst of our sorrow. Our cries of lament are a sacred expression of what it is to be human.

Hugh Donnelly,
Lead Minister at Knox Waterloo