Call to Worship

One: God of all… here we are!
All: We gather with thirsty hearts, knowing that your Spirit can nourish us.
One: We gather with aching hearts, praying for good news to comfort us.
All: We gather with overflowing hearts, praying for a chance to share your love.
One: You, who know our hearts and hear our prayers,
All: are with us now in this time of worship!

Hymn:  #757  Come sing, O church, in joy!
Words: Brian Dill © 1989 Brian Dill
Music: public domain  OneLicense # 121563

Welcome, Gathering Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Assurance of God’s Grace

Peace Invocation: Shalom

May the peace of the Lord be with you
At home and in your heart
Shalom with you abide
Through the day and night
Every day of your life

Fun with the Young at Heart

Reflection I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free,
Performed by Mary-Catherine Pazzano
(Billy Taylor and Dick Dallas) 

Scripture: Matthew 14:13-21

Sermon: Feeding the 15,000

Hymn of the month: One Foot/Lead With Love
(Melanie DeMore) © 2016 Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

Presentation of our offering

Invitation to Offering

Offertory: Draw the Circle Wide
Words & music Gordon Light, © 1994, Common Cup Company. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
One License # 117657

Doxology: Lord of All Good
Words Albert F. Bayly, music Louis Bourgeois © 1988 Oxford
University Press, Used with permission. OneLicense #01879

Lord of all good, our gifts we bring to you
Use them your holy purpose to fulfill
Tokens of love and pledges brought anew
That our whole life is offered to your will
Lord of all good, our gifts we bring to you

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Hope

Hymn:  #802  For the fruits of all creation
© 1970 Hope Publishing Company, OneLicense #106165


Sending Song:  Walk with me

Walk with me
I will walk with you
And build the land
that God has planned
Where love shines through

© 1988 Estate of John S.Rice
From Voices United, OneLicense #117733

Worship Leaders: The Rev. Hugh Donnelly, Henry Reinders, Mary-Catherine Pazzano

Tech Team: Grant Birks, Mark Culp

Knox Waterloo: CCLI License # 2580326. One license A-713805  Images and videos used with permission.

Our guest today is Mr. Heny Reinders, Ontario Regional Representative of Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Henry graduated from the University of Guelph in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree, and after working for Dow Chemical for 7 years, returned to the family dairy farm in Meaford to take it over from his parents. In 2017 he sold the dairy farm to retire from the dairy business, but still owns 250 acres, part of which he rents out while growing and selling hay on the remaining acres.

In the spring of 2018, Henry was honoured with the Meaford Chamber of Commerce Farmer of the Year Award and with the Tommy Cooper Award which recognizes a farmer in Grey and Bruce counties who has significantly contributed to agriculture in the area.

Henry has been involved with his local Bighead River Foodgrains Project since it started in 1997 and is currently the chair and treasurer of the organization. In January 2020, he accepted the position of Ontario Regional Representative for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. He has been on Food Security Learning Tours to Malawi and India and has been sharing his experiences with congregations and audiences across Ontario.

Aside from his Foodgrains involvement, Henry chairs Grown in Grey, a local agricultural education initiative for Grade 5 students, is involved as an elder, trustee and several other capacities at Knox Presbyterian Church in Meaford and helps with the Rocklyn Classic Car and Tractor Show. He also curls in the winter.

Henry is married to Shirley and they have 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren.