We acknowledge that Knox Waterloo is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral Peoples. Read the full Territorial Acknowledgement.
CLIMATE SUNDAY & celebration of WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY – 10AM
This week we welcome The Rev. Joan Masterton as our guest preacher. She will be pondering if climate change is just a symptom of something much more important.
Rev. Joan Masterton currently serves as minister at St. James Presbyterian Church in Stouffville, Ontario. In a previous 30-year career, she worked as a climatologist in the research directorate of the Meteorological Service of Canada doing science assessments of atmospheric issues including climate change, air pollution and ozone depletion. Joan participated in the UN meetings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (science) and the Framework Convention on Climate Change (policy). Joan and Scott together enjoy amateur astronomy, RV camping and caring for their 2½-year-old grandson, Aidan.
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Governor General of Canada, Mary May Simon, shares these wise words on the occasion of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation:
Today we encourage the Knox community to wear orange, mourn, and learn together. We will do better.
In-Person Sunday School for Junior & Senior High starts on October 17th!
Please book your seat with the Knox Reservation System ahead of time so you are guaranteed a seat in Worship!Pre-school to grade 6 will remain online until further notice.
Food For Thought
If you’re university-age (a student, working, or in-between), you’re invited to join Food for Thought online at 6:30 pm on Sunday evening, October 3rd. 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!
NEW YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY
If you plan on attending please REGISTER so we can set up the space safely for the number of people expected.
Logos starts Thursday, October 7th 4:30-6:30.
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER.
Hope to see you there!
On Sunday, October 17th, we will be celebrating our Radio Ministry, complete with stories from listeners and a tour through the CKWR studio. We have no idea how many listen to Knox worship on CKWR radio each Sunday, and would like to know! If you or someone you know tunes in via radio, drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know, or call and leave a message at 519-886-4150.
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:
- 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.
- Truth and Reconciliation.Calls to Action.Call to Action # 3 states: We call upon all levels of government to fully implement Jordan’s Principle.
- Jordan River Anderson. The Messenger. This is a one-hour TVO documentary, produced by Alanis Obomsawin.
- 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.
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 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.
“Touch the earth, love the earth, honour the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places.” — Ernest Dimnet