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


This Sunday in worship we will wonder about Christianity’s relationship with other religions, and what we mean when we say “Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.” Mary-Catherine Pazzano will be leading music, together with Elysha Vorstenbosch (Harp) and Sophie Kim (piano). The service will also include a piece by Knox Chancel Choir.
The scripture readings this week are:
John 14:1-6. Read it here.
Mark 9:38-41. Read it here.
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  • Knox was saddened to hear that Hsu Hwei Lin, mother of Ruth Song, died this past Wednesday. A service will be livestreamed from the Knoxwaterloo.ca website on Saturday, August 14, 10AM. Please carry Ruth and her family in your heart.
  • Both Hugh and Courtney will be on vacation during August. In the event of pastoral emergency August 8-26, please contact the Rev. Janice Hamalainen, at janice.hamalainen@bell.net, 519-954-3537, or the Knox Office at knox@knoxwaterloo.ca, 519-886-4150.

June 2021 Financial Update

Year-to-date Donations through June are about $38K below expectations while expenses are running $41K less than budget, resulting in a net surplus of $3K above budget. Thank you for your ongoing contributions throughout these summer months.


In the spring of this year, Knox held an elder election. Voting forms were circulated to all professing members of Knox Waterloo. Submitted names were gathered, and a committee of Session met to discern the will of the congregation.

The Session of Knox Waterloo is pleased to announce that the eight persons called to serve terms on Session are: Lawrie Carter, Kathleen Forde, Sean Jackson, Kathy Sauve, Deb Schlichter, Sue Senior, Greg Sennema, and Jen Yessis. A service of ordination is being planned for a worship service in September.


Have you noticed?  Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear, or read, a media report about climate change and how its effects are being felt locally and around the world.  Many of us are concerned, even experiencing ecological grief.
In response, For the Love of Creation is suggesting a series of “faithful climate conversations” which allow for a safe space for us to listen to one another as we share our experiences and concerns about the state of the planet and our care for it.
The Global Partners Committee of Knox Waterloo will be hosting a number of these climate conversations in the month of September.  We invite and encourage people of all ages to sign up to join us. Register here. Space is limited.


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.


“Yesterday I was clever, and wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”  – Rumi


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