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

SUNDAY WORSHIP & Ordination of New Ruling Elders – 10AM


This week we explore Jesus’ call to servanthood. Jesus turns our assumptions upside down as he encourages the welcoming of those considered socially inferior. How does Jesus’ embrace of children call us to consider how we welcome and embrace in our connected ministry together? As part of worship we will be ordaining three new ruling elders: Kathleen Forde, Sean Jackson and Kathy Sauvé, and celebrating the re-election of Lawrie Carter, Deb Schlichter, Sue Senior, and Jen Yessis, and welcome Greg Sennema’s return to active service.

The scripture reading this week is Mark 9:30-37. Read it here.
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KNOX COMMUNITY NEWS

  • We were saddened to learn of the death of Helen Litwiller on September 11th. A private ceremony was held. Please remember Bonnie and Debbie and their families in prayer.
  • Please hold Ken and Barb Wise in your hearts as they grieve the tragic death of their son, Jordan. Barb and Ken kindly ask that the church community refrain from visits and phone calls to them at this time, but are very grateful for your prayerful support.
Logos Parent Night – Mandatory Attendance!
Two options available:
1) In person meeting, September 23rd @ 7:30 pm, Register here.
2) Online meeting is September 26th @ 7:30 pm.Email logos@knoxwaterloo.ca or visit the LOGOS website for more information.
Youth Walk in the Park 

Carole and Brianna want to meet and welcome all grade 7-12 youth on Saturday, September 25th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Meet us at Knox and we will walk to Waterloo Park! Let’s reconnect, see friends and win a prize! RSVP to Carole.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Welcome back!
Registration is open for child(ren) and/or youth for the 2021-2022 Sunday School year. Register here.


We will be starting our new curriculum this fall – reform by Sparkhouse for the Gr. 7-12 and Feasting on the Word enhanced by Sparkhouse for the children! We will be staying on Zoom until October and will re-assess any new protocols at that time. We are hoping for a safe return to school, church, and soon to Sunday School!

  • If you are in Gr. 7-12, join us at 11:30 am over Zoom.
  • If you are in Gr. 3-6, join Carole at 11:15am over Zoom.
  • If you are in Preschool-Gr. 2, join Carole and Christine at 9:15am over Zoom.
Zoom links are emailed out along with any announcements and information. If you are not on any of the email lists and would like to be, please email Carole, our Faith Formation Coordinator.
NEW YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY
Initial In-person Gathering Monday, October 4th at 7:30pm at Knox Waterloo
Hugh & Courtney are hosting this new ministry striving to create new ways to connect with high school grads and a range of young adults, especially those who are local to the KW area currently.
We hope to create a safe and brave space where no questions are off limits, and where together we can engage in progressive and inclusive theological conversation.
Reach out to Courtney or Hugh if you are interested or have any questions.
If you plan on attending please REGISTER so we can set up the space safely for the number of people expected.
Climate Conversations
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.
Ride for Refuge
Join Team Knox Waterloo to Ride for Refuge (i.e., from hunger) by supporting PWS&D on Saturday, October 2, 2021. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations reports that in 2020 close to 811 million people went hungry due to climate change, conflict and the economic fallout from COVID-19. PWS&D hopes to raise $20,000 for their food security programs around the world. The Knox congregation can participate by either joining Team Knox to fundraise or by donating in support of the team. For details, click here.
Connecting Together – Save the dates!
Month 
Theme/Guest  
Oct 18
Molly Guse is teaching us to paint rocks! Molly is a high school student at Knox who is very talented and will be teaching us how we can make beautiful rocks (sample of Molly’s painted rocks below). Supplies will be provided.
   
Nov 15
Calm within the Storm (Dr Robyne Hanley Dafoe)
We’re thrilled to have Dr Robyne, who is an expert on resilience, join us.  This is one for the whole family. She’s a professor, professional speaker and author with a great message. Want to check her out? Here’s a link to her website.
Dec 6
Christmas flower arrangement.  There will be a charge for supplies for this night for those who are able.
2022 dates
Please also save these dates – Jan 17, Feb 21, and March 21!  More info to come.
There is no cost to participate. For those of you who are able and want to pay $25 to help cover costs, please contact the church office. This is not a donation and no tax receipt will be issued.
If you’re planning to participate in the fall events, please send a message to Kathy Sauve.
Knox In-Person Worship

Knox is open for in-person worship! You will need to reserve your seat online  and follow health and safety protocols. Once again, if you have difficulties with the online registration system, give the office a call.
FINAL THOUGHT…
“The single aim of my life is that every child is: free to be a child, free to grow and develop, free to eat, sleep, see daylight, free to laugh and cry, free to play, free to learn, free to go to school, and above all, free to dream.” — Kailash Satyarthi

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