Time Change

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night. (Otherwise you’ll be waiting a loooooong time for the livestream to begin on Sunday morning. 😉

Worship & Communion

This weekend we welcome the Rev. Courtney Crawford to her first Sunday service at Knox Waterloo! The text is Matthew 23:1-12. Jesus has some harsh words for those in religious leadership, but also shares wisdom for all of us in the passage. We will be celebrating communion: commercially packaged, individual communion packets will be provided for those worshipping in person. Those at home are invited to prepare your own elements for the sacrament. Seating is still available for Sunday service: https://www.ticketor.com/knoxwaterloo

Did you know…

…that bulletins for Sunday worship are posted on our webpage?

Induction of Rev. Crawford

The Presbytery of Waterloo-Wellington invites you to attend the induction of Rev. Courtney Crawford at 3PM on Sunday, November 8. You may reserve a seat at https://www.ticketor.com/knoxwaterloo or you may enjoy the service live-streamed. Leading worship will be the Moderator of Presbytery, the Rev. Peter Bush (St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Fergus), with the Rev. Megan Penfold (Doon Presbyterian Church) preaching. Music will be led by MC Pazzano and Hugh Donnelly.

Net Café – November 10

Courtney is hosting a café, and you are invited! This gathering will provide you with an opportunity to get to know her better, and to reflect with others on the previous week’s worship service. Nov 10, 11AM. Limited to 15 participants. Register by checking the box at this link and leaving your email:
https://doodle.com/poll/7v4igpdxb4z8z4xy?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link

Sunday School

Jr. High and Sr. High: you are invited to join Stuart McTavish on Zoom Nov. 1 at 11:30am for an interesting presentation on his experiences with Habitat for Humanity in three different areas of the world! A link will be sent to you this week.

Anniversary Sunday

We will be celebrating Anniversary Sunday this year on November 15. It will include a celebration of the Knox’s Music Scholars program, with performances by all 5 of our present Music Scholars. More information will be included in a special anniversary letter which will be circulated soon.

Theological Study – First Light

Hugh is planning a 12-week theological study on the historical Jesus and the kingdom of God. Details on this program, written by J.D. Crossan and Marcus Borg, can be found at this link. Sample video can be found on YouTube. The program will include video presentations and breakout conversations (small groups in separate Zoom rooms). Preparatory material on each topic will be emailed in advance to all participants.

The topic will include and exploration of the ways in which the ministry of Jesus was anti-imperial: how did his message subvert the oppressive power structures of the day? And what does that mean for us and the economic, political, and social power systems in which we find ourselves?

Fall meeting dates are November 11, 18, and 25 at 7PM, via Zoom. The remaining sessions will be held in 2021: Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, April 7, April 14, April 21. You may join in for some or all the sessions.

Prerequisite: the ability to use the video feature on Zoom
Questions? Contact hugh@knoxwaterloo.ca
Register by sending an email to Hugh.
There is no cost for the program.

Food for Thought

Knox’s gathering for those of university-age (students, working, or in-between) meets online for study and prayer on Sunday nights at 6:30PM. We’ve gone international this term, with participants connecting not only from across Canada, but from Jamaica and New Zealand! Contact Nancy Matthews at lighthousemn@gmail.com for the link and to get on the email list. And congratulations to Team FFT for placing 2nd out of 8 teams at the recent, local “Bible Trivia Quiz for Grown-Ups,” sponsored by Pastors in Exile!

Final Thought

One day we’ll find out that all of our songs were just little notes in a great big song.” – Woodie Guthrie

Hugh Donnelly,
Lead Minister at Knox Waterloo