Knox Waterloo invites you to engage in a radically different kind of Lenten journey this year. Our theme for this year, Full to the Brim, is an invitation into a full life, to be authentically who you are, to counter scarcity and injustice at every turn, to pour out even more grace wherever it is needed. When we allow ourselves to be filled to the brim with God’s lavish love, that love spills over. It reaches beyond ourselves; like water, it rushes and flows, touching everything in its path.
Download a Lenten Letter from our Ministers about the upcoming Lenten opportunities
for worship, faith formation and connection.
First Sunday in Lent: Intergenerational Worship
Theme: Even in the desert
Sunday, March 6th at 10am

Join us as we begin our Lenten journey and delve into our Full to the Brim series. We look forward to this interactive intergenerational service with participation by the Junior and Senior High Sunday school youth. Even in the desert, Jesus expands our definitions of a full life. It’s not the life the Tempter presents: a life defined by excess power, control, or reign. There is a full life we are called to live. Even in the midst of struggle, oppressive forces, hardship, and grief — God’s promises spill over, like the bounty of the first fruits from the ground.

Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11 and Luke 4:1-13
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Listen on 98.5 CKWR FM radio.
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KNOX HEALTH & SAFETY COVID UPDATE
The Knox COVID Health & Safety Team meets biweekly to review the COVID Health & Safety policy. Because of the Team’s continued concern about the burden COVID-19 is placing on our health care system, restrictions at Knox will be eased gradually and with caution as we resume in-person worship and programming. While congregational singing is not permitted at present, the Team will revisit this policy in the near future, and hopes that conditions will permit congregational singing shortly.

Update:

  • Limited capacity in-person worship and indoor programming at Knox will resume on February 27, 2022 with Proof of Vaccination required.
  • Effective March 1, 2022, Proof of Vaccination will not be required (aligning with Ontario Government intention of lifting of this restriction).
  • Seating reservation requirements will continue.
  • The wearing of mask at all times while on church property is required. Knox recommends and encourages the use of well-fitting masks (such as a KN95 or a model with comparable protection). If you have difficulty finding a supplier, contact the office for assistance.
  • Social distancing will be required at all times.
  • No food is permitted at this time, because of the masking requirement.
  • Congregational singing not permitted at this time.
  • Passive screening is employed. Do not attend if you are unwell or have travelled outside the country in the past two weeks. Read the online screening tool.

Knox COVID Health & Safety Team:
Hugh Donnelly (Chair), Courtney Crawford, Elizabeth Denbeigh, Vaughn Sauvé, Ruth Song

2021 Knox Waterloo Annual Meeting
Sunday, March 6th @ 1pm via Zoom
READ: Knox 2021 Annual Report
(A few printed copies are available if required.)

PWS&D has launched an appeal to provide support for those facing humanitarian crisis following the invasion of Ukraine. You can read more at WeRespond.ca/Ukraine-Crisis.
ACT Alliance (a global faith-based coalition of which PWS&D is a member) has already begun setting up refugee support points and sending relief supplies to Ukraine. Canadian Foodgrains Bank members are also planning a response with urgently needed food assistance. Through these partners, PWS&D is well placed to provide urgently needed food and non-food support. Please give.
 
Knox Community News
2021 official donation tax receipts were sent by email or mail on February 14th.
If you did not receive your tax receipt, contact the office by email or phone 519-886-4150.
 
On March 6th at 3 pm there will be an
induction service for Rev. Reuben St. Louis
at Gale Presbyterian Church, Elmira.

Due to health and safety protocols, the induction service is not open to the public but you may watch it livestream.

During the season of Lent, Knox Waterloo will be hosting a virtual time for congregants to connect over coffee and tea after worship.

Join us for a time of conversation, to catch up with one another, and to reflect on Lenten worship together. Zoom Room will open 10 minutes after the benediction and will remain open until around noon.

Lenten Conversations
Wednesdays at 7:30 pm on Zoom beginning March 9th
REGISTER – click on the date, then press confirm – to participate.
You will receive a zoom link by email the day before the event
Using the art and poetry of Sanctified Art paired with the scriptures of each week of the Lenten season, Hugh and Courtney will offer an opportunity to engage in study, reflection, and conversation about the weekly themes of Lent.
Connecting Together
Monday, March 21st at 7:00 pm
Theme: Connecting Through Stories of Generations with Quilts

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Virtual Wed@Knox via Zoom
March 9th, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

SPEAKER: David Gascoigne – Urban Birds
REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
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Sunday School
Gr. 7-12 – In-person at 10 am
Preschool-Gr. 6 – online via Zoom
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Food for Thought
Theme: Books that Shape our Faith
For University-Age (a student, working, or in-between)
Read more >>
VBC 2022 is coming!
Stay tuned for more details.
In-person VBC July 11-15, 2022
PWS&D Sunday School
Challenge 2022
Friendship Soup Youth Fundraiser

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Lenten and Easter Books
Available from the Knox Library!
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This Week @ Knox – Deadline for Announcements
Send your submissions to Charlene
Deadline: Wednesday @ 11:00 am
We reserve the right to edit!

Knox In-Person Worship
Reserve your seat online and follow health and safety protocols. If you have difficulties with the online registration system, give the office a call.

 

FINAL THOUGHT…
“I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state sweltering in the heat of injustice and oppression, will one day be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.
We acknowledge that Knox Waterloo is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral Peoples.
Read the full Territorial Acknowledgement.


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