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


This week we will explore a difficult text from Mark, and ponder the story of Esther as an example of discipleship. September 30th is Orange Shirt Day. In the spirit of healing and reconciliation, please consider wearing an orange shirt this Sunday as we worship.
The scripture readings this week are:
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22. Read it here.
Mark 9:38-50. Read it here.

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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 (weather dependent). Meet us at Knox and we will walk to Waterloo Park! Let’s reconnect, see friends and win a prize! RSVP to Carole.  UPDATE: Carole will contact you early Saturday to confirm or cancel the event!

Sunday School Registration for 2021-2022!

Please register for the upcoming year
so we have up-to-date contact information and consents.
Thank you! Register here.


Logos starts Thursday, October 7th 4:30-6:30.
Hope to see you there!

Logos Parent Night – Mandatory Attendance!
If you missed the in person meeting, you must attend the
online meeting, September 26th @ 7:30 pm.

Email logos@knoxwaterloo.ca or visit the LOGOS website for more information.

Food For Thought Resumes This Week!

If you’re university-age (a student, working, or in-between), you’re invited to join Food for Thought online at 6:30 pm, beginning this Sunday evening, Sept. 26th.  We gather each week for study, discussion, and prayer, and the theme this fall is Feasting & Faith: A Look at Meals in Scripture.  Contact Nancy Matthews for the Zoom link or questions. Newcomers are especially welcome!

Climate Conversations
The Global Partners Committee is hosting climate conversations this coming week. Space is limited but Tuesday, September 28 at 1:30 pm still has a couple of spots available. Register here.
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.
Jordan’s Principle
Recently, Rev. Mark Gedcke challenged us to learn more about Jordan’s Principle which states that all Indigenous children should have equitable access to the same services as non-Indigenous children, and that they should not be subject to arguments as to which level of government should pay for which service.
Following, are some helpful resources:

  1. Seven Fallen Feathers.Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City, by Tanya Talaga.  Although this book is not about Jordan, it does touch on his story and the development of Jordan’s Principle.
  2. Truth and Reconciliation.Calls to Action.Call to Action # 3 states:  We call upon all levels of government to fully implement Jordan’s Principle.
  3. Jordan River Anderson.  The Messenger.  This is a one-hour TVO documentary, produced by Alanis Obomsawin.
  4. In addition, more information can be found online by searching “Jordan’s Principle” or “Jordan Miller Anderson”.

A key figure in advocating for Jordan and for all Indigenous children is Cindy Blackstock.  Read about her in “Extraordinary Canadians” by Peter Mansbridge, this year’s choice for “One Book, One Community”.  Cindy, along with Eddy Robinson, has written Spirit Bear and Children Make History.  This book, geared for a younger audience, is currently out of print, but is available as a PDF file and at the public library.

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.

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.


“The work of reconciliation never ends — it is what we were created in Christ to do.”
— Dr. John M. Perkins



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