We acknowledge that Knox Waterloo is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral Peoples. Read the full Territorial Acknowledgement.

WORSHIP – Sunday at 10AM

This Sunday in worship we explore the story of the unnamed woman with a spirit that cripples her.  On the sabbath Jesus sets her free.  Together we wonder about the meaning of sabbath.  We are invited to look around and see who might be bound and waiting for release.  Who needs to experience freedom?

The scripture readings this week are:

Psalm 71: 1-7 Read it here
Luke 13: 10-17 Read it here
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Listen on 98.5 CKWR FM radio.
Access the Knox YouTube channel.
Sad News regarding Bob Thorn

It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news of the death of Bob Thorn on July 19th, 2021. Bob was a valued member of the Knox Waterloo community.  He freely gave his technical skills and his time in serving Christ, especially through LOGOS. He was amazing with the younger children and engaged them thoroughly in recreation time, playing lots of games.  Bob will be missed greatly by his Knox Family. A Celebration of Life service will be held in September and more details will follow soon. Please keep his family, his Mom and brothers in your prayers as they grieve.
Food for the Residents of A Better Tent City

We are joining other churches in KW to provide food for the 50 residents of A Better Tent City. A Better Tent City is a no-barrier alternative to shelters. There is a willing landlord, 24 insulated cabins and an indoor warming space, garbage and recycling, kitchen, washrooms, shower and laundry, a safe and caring place. This initiative supports our homeless siblings, while collectively tackling homelessness in practical ways.Beginning July 31, every other week Knox Waterloo will be taking responsibility for providing breakfast for the 50 residents of A Better Tent City. We are asking if you would be willing to sign up to bake two dozen (24) portions of healthy baked goods: muffins, scones or protein bars/balls. We need 3 portions each time. Please click on one of the links below to sign up. If portion 1 is full, please try to click on the links for portion 2 or 3 or try another week. Details are provided at the link. Baked goods need to be dropped off to Femmy Birks on the Thursday or Friday of the week you register for. If you have any questions please contact Femmy here.Portion 1: https://mealtrain.com/nk320o
Portion 2: https://mealtrain.com/4q6w76
Portion 3: https://mealtrain.com/nk3747
Sunday School Fall 2021: New Curriculum
 
Knox Waterloo is excited to launch new Sunday school curriculum this Fall for both the children and youth.  The children will be using a combination of Feasting on the Word and Sparkhouse and the youth will be using re:form by Sparkhouse.  This will be a year of exploring scripture, faith, and big questions in a new way.  Interactive media and activities will be used and youth will have a chance to discover how faith meets real life.  More details will come later in August about start date and format.  Email Carole with your questions.

For the Love of Creation Initiative: “Chasing Coral”

As part of our For the Love of Creation initiative, Global Partners would like to invite you to watch Chasing Coral, now available on Netflix. It is a documentary about a thrilling ocean adventure taken by divers, scientists and photographers to record the decline of coral reefs. We encourage the Knox community to explore the Take Action tab of the chasing coral website to find out how you make a difference.
You can also click on the red arrow to view the trailer for the Casing Coral movie on Netflix
Cairn Family of Camps: Away at the Lake

Throughout July and August, couples, families, groups, and individuals will be able to enjoy a summer Muskoka getaway on the shores of Echo Lake.  As well as overnight accommodations and meal service, Away at the Lake offers guests the opportunity to set their own pace for their stay. Guests will be able to choose from a variety of self-run and facilitated programs, hiking trails, and enjoy the open waterfront all day long.  Away at the Lake retreats are available as 4-day 3-night sessions that run Thursday-Sunday or Monday-Thursday throughout July and August.
For more information on Away at the Lake click here.
KNOX REOPENING DATE

September 12 is the target date for reopening Knox for in-person worship. The Knox COVID Health & Safety Team will provide more details closer to the date. All health and safety protocols required at that time will be followed.
FINAL THOUGHT…
Sabbath is about taking up the prophetic task of bringing about healing, release and freedom.