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Sunday, October 21 following the service. Refreshments include apple crisp, coffee, tea, and juice. Proceeds go towards the purchase of seasonal supplies for the new chancel and sanctuary. $5 – Adults 16 & up . $3 – Youth 5‐15 . Children 4 & under free Tickets available during coffee hour on October 7th & 14th Knox has an official Facebook Page! “Like” us at www.facebook.com/knoxwaterloo
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Sunday Service at 10:00am Radio Broadcast: Sunday 10:00am CKWR FM 98.5
50 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON N2L 1T1 519 . 886 . 4150 email@example.com knoxwaterloo.ca
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Minister’s Message Anniversary Celebration Sunday October 28th, 2012 Knox recognizes the 124th year of continuing worship in Waterloo. This marks the beginning of our 125th year of ministry. By Brooke Ashfield
You will get an invitation to this celebration later in October. Our tradition at anniversaries is to request a donation to support the church. This year we have started to pay the principle on our mortgage for our beautiful new building. I am still discovering new ways that this building is magnifying our ministry and mission. The vision that drove the creation of this building was one of surpassing wisdom, compassion and foresight. The Anniversary offering will go to assist paying the principle part of our mortgage. Some will want to honour our birthday by making a gift of $124.00, others might give $1,240.00, and of course any gift will help on our journey together. Please prayerfully consider making a special gift if you are able. We are blessed that our site on the corner of Erb and Caroline in the City of Waterloo is one of the most prominent sites in the entire region. In rebuilding on our current site Knox made a statement: That Knox is a vital Christian congregation belonging in the midst of the city. We are making a statement that God in Jesus Christ is part of the city of the future as well as being a prominent part of the history and heritage of Waterloo. We seek to be a place which celebrates the entire journey of faith, a journey in which all of us are at one time a child, a youth, and an adult, building upon our long standing reputation as a place of excellence in children and youth programming. We seek to be a light to our community. In other words, we seek to be a church which knows that God has called the church to be a caring community for itself, but also on behalf of the whole world, and which acts accordingly. Cities are the centers where the culture is formed by those who live and work there. Christians cannot hope to impact society unless they engage the cities, as did the first great missionary movement in the book of Acts, which centered almost exclusively on urban areas. And whenever the apostles ministered in both word and deed “there was great joy in the city” (Acts 8:8.) Knox’s goal is to seek the common good of the whole city and serve all people, whether or nor they share a belief in Jesus Christ As our city continues to grow in population, diversity and complexity, we have prepared our congregation to share in this growth. Over the decades to come we will continue to welcome new people to our community. By the Grace of God, we continue to offer compassion and service in the name of Jesus. Blessings to you all.
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Submitted By Linda Ashfield
In Celebration of our 125th Anniversary Knox is hoping to sponsor an Adult Mission Trip. Here are some ideas. If any of these interest you please let us know. We will have sign‐up sheets in the church hall for a few weeks. Signing your name indicates interest only, and is not a commitment at this time. Once we see which trips have more interest, we will begin pursing the possibility of making them happen. Please consider this prayerfully.
MALAWI, AFRICA (Approximately 2 weeks) Cost $4000 Share in the mission and ministry work being done in partnership with the Church of Central Africa. Learn about the deep historical Presbyterian roots in Malawi and visit with Debbie and Mike Burns. Experience community health, income generation activities, and agriculture programs. Participate in mission through home and hospital visits as well as work with orphans.
CUBA (Approximately one week) Approximate cost $1,700 Meet with the Presbyterian Church in Cuba which is small but very active in creative social projects. Visit the theological seminary in Matanzas which partners with Knox College and learn about the Cuban Council of Churches. There would be a focus on music and culture with an opportunity to see firsthand Cuban jazz, the Gran Teatro with first class ballet and orchestras and an international choral group.
EASTERN EUROPE (Approximately 10 days – 2 weeks) Cost $2,500 Visit the missions of the Hungarian Reformed Church in Romania and learn about refugee ministry, ministry in gypsy communities, and capacity building in organic agriculture. Visit with Brian Johnston and see where he has been teaching. The trip could include Romania, Hungary and the Ukraine where PCC mission partners are active.
CLUJ, ROMANIA with Habitat for Humanity (8 days) Approximate cost $3,000 (Spring) This trip is a work trip with Habitat for Humanity, Cluj, along with visits in Cluj (where Brian Johnston is living and teaching) as well as Budapest, Hungary. The project is building homes for marginalized families, especially the Roma families which are communities that the PCC ministers to. There are educational and cultural opportunities every day.
Or perhaps you are more interested in a Knox Church sight-seeing trip? For example: Journeys of the Apostles, In the Footsteps of Jesus, a Grand European Cruise, A Celtic Adventure (Ireland/Scotland) or England & Scotland Experience. There are sign‐up sheets for this as well. 3
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October Bridge Report A Note from the Bridge Team
As we move into the second year of our commitment to the Sustainable Stewardship Initiative (SSI), we are continuing to keep our Knox vision in front of us. In order to achieve our vision of providing excellent music and worship, building on our already vital programs, creating new ministries, paying for and maintaining our beautiful church building, and being a welcoming destination where our congregation and our community can grow in their faith, we need to continue to be financially responsible. Our tithes and offerings will be even more important in this second commitment year because our mortgage is here! We made our first full monthly payment on September 1, 2012. As we mentioned in our September presentation, we think that it is safe to say that with our mortgage story, we know the answers to the what, who, where, why and when questions but we may be asking ourselves, the “how” question. How are we, as a congregation, going to make those increased mortgage payments each month? We have two thoughts to pass on to you about the “how”…. ‐1‐ The first thought is related to the words of Matt Anderson. He says, “In prayer, it’s never the SIZE of the mountain that matters, but the STRENGTH of the mountain mover.” Our mortgage is our mountain right
now and it is a pretty big challenge but what matters is the strength of the mountain movers, the strength of us as a congregation. ‐2‐ The second thought is …that to be strong as a congregation and to be “mortgage movers” we need to release our faith that God has given us, by doing three things…PRAYING, SAYING AND DOING. PRAYING about meeting our mortgage payments and moving forward as a vibrant faith community, SAYING out loud what we believe we can do it with God’s grace and DOING our part, whatever that may be for you, to contribute to the financial and ministry life at Knox. Hopefully, you have had a chance to re‐visit your commitment, as an individual or as a family, in response to talking with God and asking him, “How do you want me to respond?” Perhaps you are in a position to make further sacrifices (ie Tim’s coffee money), perhaps you are a new member and haven’t had the chance to make a financial commitment yet or perhaps you can continue to fulfill your commitment by giving on a regular basis. If each of us is praying, saying and doing, then TOGETHER we CAN meet this challenge, with joy, with sacrifice and with thanksgiving. continued on page 5…
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…continued from page 4 financial planning so if you are not currently on the PACK plan and are interested in finding out more about it, please contact Ruth Song, our church administrator, at 519‐886‐4150. Whether you prefer using envelopes or PACK, your generosity is very much appreciated and vital for Knox to move forward. Our sincere thanks goes out to all of you for doing your part to help make our vision real and for being a caring Christian presence in Uptown Waterloo.
One option for easily ensuring that your offering is regularly received by Knox throughout the year is to donate via Pre‐Authorized Contributions to Knox, or PACK. Providing a dependable cash flow regardless of season or attendance is a great help in meeting our church’s financial commitments, an even more important consideration now that we are making full monthly payments towards our mortgage. An increasing number of Knox members and families are choosing to contribute via PACK – in January 2011, there were 68 PACK members while in August of this year that number had risen to 77. This is a helpful and encouraging trend but what has not risen is the percentage of total income coming in via PACK which has remained at around the 40% mark. Increasing this percentage to 50% or more would certainly assist in our
Grant Birks & Barb Prysnuk
SSI Bridge Team
October is Nametag month!
“If I had a street named after me, I’d carry that around instead of a driver’s license for ID.” – Jaarod Kintz, This Book has no Title. Are you good at remembering names? Or do you remember the face, but just can’t quite remember which name goes with it? Well a lot of us, young & old experience this from time to time. Each Sunday morning we have our Knox family and a large number of guests from the community participating in our worship service. One of the goals of our congregation is to be a safe, welcoming environment. During the passing of the peace this month, we are encouraged to pass the peace to each other by name. For example; “Linda, the peace of Christ is with you…. Brooke may the peace of Christ also be with you!” This is a great way to get to know each other’s names. In the spirit of showing hospitality to each other and to our guests we would like all members to wear a nametag. This puts us all on an equal footing, especially if we are having one of those “senior” moments. Your nametag is in your mail slot in the hallway by the office. If you don’t have a mail slot or nametag then please leave your name at the welcome desk. We are happy to set you up with both in no time at all. Sticky single‐use nametags are available for visitors at the welcome desk. 5
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A Note from Christian Education… Sept 2 5 th –
Sunday School Dec
Has your child joined the fun yet? Upward Sports is a time for grade 1‐6 to play, learn, and build friendships. Drills improve their basketball skills and then we put those new moves into practice during scrimmage games each week. Register today or see Vaughn Sauve for more information. Upward Sports started on Sept 25th and runs until Dec 4th. **Youth coach positions are still available.
We have returned from a fun, relaxing summer! We offer classes for JK to grade 12 during the worship service. Nursery care and Preschool are available on the first floor anytime during the Sunday morning service.
Community Connection The last Sunday of each month our JK‐Gr 6 classes gather together during the worship service. Each month they welcome a guest speaker to share about their work within the community. This month, we will be supporting the Food Bank of Waterloo Region in their annual Food Drive. Bring your canned food donations on Sundays throughout October.
Sr High are invited to stay in worship on the first Sunday of each month to share in communion.
1 litre Mason Jars are being collected for the LOGOS Jr High youth who will be selling cookies/brownies‐in‐a‐jar before Christmas. The youth use the proceeds from the jar sales to buy toys to donate to the Angel Tree at Conestoga Mall in December. Please bring the jars to the cart beside the
The Jr High Youth will be selling pumpkins on Sundays in October! All proceeds will go to support the Food Bank. We are thankful to Sue and Bruce Dickieson from Mosborough Farm Market in Guelph for their donation of pumpkins again this year. Please support the Jr Youth in this fundraising project and buy your pumpkins here! 6
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Experience mission first-hand through a visit with Youth In Mission!
.Go. .Serve. I Love Taiwan
Israel-Palestine: Sabeel Ecumenical Young Adult Conference
Dates: June/July 2013 * (2 weeks, dates TBD) Deadline: March 30, 2013 Ages: 18 – 30 Cost: $2500
Dates: July 31‐ August 12, 2013 Deadline:��March 30, 2013 Ages: 18 – 35 Cost: $2000
Join young Christians from around the world for two weeks of mission work at churches of The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan.
Inspired by Christ’s teachings this conference offers you an opportunity to learn about and be engaged in building peace in the Middle East.
If you have an open mind, a team spirit, a faithful and a loving heart, like working with children, an interest in Taiwan and a call to serve in mission this trip is for you.
This is an intensive conference examining complex issues in the Middle East. All candidates will be interviewed. Young adults with strong leadership skills and experience in mission and/or social justice issues are encouraged to apply.
Malawi Dates: May 7‐26, 2013 Deadline: February 1, 2013 Ages: 18 – 30 Cost: $3500
Spring Break @ Evangel Hall Dates: March 10‐15, 2013 Deadline: November 30, 2012 Ages: 14 – 19 Cost: $400
On this trip you will learn how faith weaves its way through everyday life in Malawi. You will see first‐hand the difference that programs and partners supported by PWS&D and Presbyterians Sharing are making in people’s lives.
Located in downtown Toronto, Evangel Hall Mission reaches out to people living with homelessness, poverty and social isolation.
This experience will leave a lasting impact on you as you learn from and share with our mission partners.
This trip is geared for high school students as an alternative way to spend their spring break.
Sr High Mission Trip to Winnipeg is being planned “as we speak”! The team will help lead a community picnic, complete a work project around Anishinabe/Flora House, and help with Vacation Bible Camp for two days. They will also travel to a reserve to learn about First Nations traditions and spend two nights sleeping in teepees. This experience is open to Sr High youth who have finished Grade 9‐12 by summer 2013. If you are interested in participating, please speak to Laura V or Rev. Linda Ashfield now so we can include you in the preparations for this very exciting adventure!
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Calling all Gardeners and those who would like to be! Knox is planning a Garden Tour for Saturday, June 22nd, 2013. The annual Strawberry Social will be a stop along the way on the self‐guided tour. We will need several gardens to view so start thinking and preparing your garden for next June! You’ll be able to swap stories, show off prized plants and raise funds for Knox Church. Stay tuned for more details in upcoming newsletters. If you already know that you want your garden included in our tour, please contact Judy McBride 519‐743‐1705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musical? Intergenerational Praise Band We are searching for instrumentalists and singers to participate in our Praise Band! Rehearsals take place Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
For details, please contact Terry (email@example.com) Cindy (firstname.lastname@example.org
Babies melt your heart? Two more helpers are needed in the Preschool room one Sunday each month. See Laura V. to help.
Gift for teaching?
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Our youth programming is full of wondering, questioning and responding to God’s call. We are looking for adults who are passionate about fostering growth in our youth and who are available to teach on alternating months in Jr. or Sr. High. Interested? See Ken VanderVleuten (Jr High) or Amy & Brent Wolf (Sr High).
Deprived Sports enthusiast?
Behind the scenes Join the Easy Worship team this season! Training will be provided on October 15th, 7pm‐9pm. Help enhance the Sunday worship services & make them run smoothly! Upward Sports is looking for youth coaches to instruct basketball. Speak to Vaughn Sauve for info. Sept 25th and runs until Dec 4th.
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I have been a member here at Knox for my whole life and there are still people I am just meeting for the Hannah Carter first time. Some have been members for years and others recently walked through the doors for the first time. One person I met at Knox this past Spring has become a new friend and frequently inspires me. Monica is a member of our church family via the weekly radio broadcast and volunteers in the office on a regular basis. I asked Monica to share with us this month because her story is a reminder to me that volunteering isn’t just about meeting a need. She reminds me that when I step out of my comfort zone
and get involved in a new way, God is invited to work in my life in a new way – to challenge and refine me. Take a look at the many ways to get involved here at Knox this season. Is there something that catches your eye? Give it a shot! Especially if the thought of it gives you butterflies! :)
Hi my name is Monica, I was asked by Hannah Carter the newsletter editor to write a small piece about myself and how being involved at Knox through volunteering and listening to the service each Sunday (the radio ministry) has been beneficial for me in my spiritual re‐ growth and healing in my life. I will tell you a bit about myself first. I am in my early twenties and have lived in Waterloo all my life and I grew up going to church. I love all kinds of music; I enjoy TV sitcoms, Saturday comics, knitting, writing, photography and doing yoga and meditation. I am currently taking an on‐line photography course through Conestoga College. My life has been greatly affected by the fact that I have some mental health challenges. These challenges often prevent me from experiencing life to the fullest. I have overcome many hurtles in my life with the support of friends (some old and some new) along with my always supportive
and loving parents who were there when I was at my worst. During my journey through these challenges Knox church has helped me and become a catalyst in my renewed and ever growing faith. I began listening to Knox’s radio ministry several years ago as I haven’t been comfortable going into large groups of people. Knox has become a corner stone in my life. There are days I don’t feel well or times I would rather just not take the leap of faith to come into volunteer or am tired and would rather not listen to the radio service out of frustration with God. But thanks to Knox more and more of my time now is spent with me growing in positivity and a renewed and growing faith all because of Knox church. I appreciate everyone who has gone out of their way to make me feel welcome and feel like I am in a small way a contributing part of what goes on at Knox. Thank you so much for that Gift!
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Knox Nites “with a twist”! Join us for Intergenerational evenings to discover the:
EPIC STORY WHAT: A time of fellowship and learning for people of all ages (kids, parents, seniors, students). We’ll start with a pot luck dinner (no peanuts please) at 5pm; after dinner activities 5:45‐7pm
WHEN: 5-7p.m. in the Hall
Sept. 29 Nov. 24 Dec. 29 Jan. 26 Feb. 23 Mar. 30 Apr. 27
The Creation Story What a Mess the story of Adam & Eve God Moves into the Neighbourhood celebrating Jesus’ birth Following Jesus Every Day Jesus’ mission on earth Amazing Love the Easter Story Good News for the Whole World Outreach Joyfully Ever After
How: table conversations and activities, drama or readers’ theatre, reflect, sing and praise God together! All ages invited to join us! Please let us know when you are coming.
Contact Laura VanderVleuten or Linda Ashfield for more info.
Unplug the Christmas Machine Workshop Saturday, Oct. 27th - led by Nancy Matthews Although it’s still a few months before Christmas, spend a moment thinking about how you celebrate Jesus’ birthday. Is it a joyful reunion of family and friends? A quiet time of meditation? Or hectic and stressful weeks spent in malls? Most of all, is it the celebration you want it to be? If these questions intrigue you, then consider attending the Unplug the Christmas Machine Workshop led by Nancy Matthews on Sat., Oct. 27th from 9 am till 4 pm at Knox. On that day you’ll have the chance to reflect on past celebrations, identify what’s most important to you, imagine your ideal Christmas, and combine all your insights into a workable plan for the coming Christmas season. Previous participants have said how much they enjoyed the workshop and how practical it was, so come prepared to think, imagine, and have fun! The cost is $10 for lunch, snacks, and hand‐outs. Please pre‐register by paying $10 to Nancy or the church office as soon as possible. Friends are welcome! Questions? Contact Nancy at email@example.com.
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Manna Day –
Thurs. Oct. 11th
with Rev. Dr. Christine O’Reilly
When your church counts the numbers at worship, and you’re not into the hundreds, let alone thousands, congregations feel “small” in more ways than one. Join us for a day of thinking about making your numbers work – pursuing excellence in worship, and offering our very best to the Lord, where twenty or thirty are gathered! To register call – 800-884-1525 – Cost: $20.00
Women’s Fall Retreat
Fri. Nov. 9th – Sun. Nov. 11th
With Rev. Karen Horst - Catherine Brown leading in song
“Hope, Joy, Peace, and Love Turning Platitudes Into Possibilities” A "Testimonial" for the Crieff Women's Retreat: Imagine a weekend away, with opportunities to sit quietly outdoors or to explore hiking trails, to sip a cup of tea while chatting with interesting women from across SW Ontario, to hear a thought‐ provoking speaker, to walk a labyrinth or pray silently in a rustic chapel, to sing songs old and new, and to eat great meals that you don't have to prepare or clean up after! If this sounds appealing, consider attending this year's Women's Retreat at Crieff. It's been a while since Knox has had its own women's retreat, so this is a ready‐made opportunity to get some R&R and spiritual nourishment, plus have a lot of fun! I've attended a number of these events and have really enjoyed myself. But I'm particularly envious of the groups of women who regularly come from other churches ‐‐ they have such a good time together! So I'd love to see a group go from Knox. You'll find brochures on the bulletin board ‐‐ send in the registration form and $50 deposit and prepare to have a great time! ‐‐Nancy Matthews See Brochure & Registration form. If you have questions or are in need of a ride, please speak to Rev. Linda Ashfield
FITNESS & FELLOWSHIP
Fitness and Fellowship starts its second season Thurs Oct 11th at 10:00 a.m. in the hall. We are a group of women who enjoy physical activity together followed by coffee and chat. Consider joining us for a variety of activities including walking, joint mobility, balance, muscle strengthening, fancy footwork, weights, relaxation exercises and fun. Join in and bring a friend. For more information, or if you have any questions, please call Beth Thorsen, (519) 570‐9357. Are you interested a bible study and fellowship? Group D meets at 1:30 pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month at Knox. Contact Patti Jackson for more information at 519-746-1725. We'd love to see you there! 11
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Emile McLean and Julie Brown on June 23rd. Anthony Kurevija and Chantelle Hood on July 7th. Matthew Fulcher and Lisa Stemmler on July 20th. Ryan MacKinnon and Patti Adair on July 21st at Riverstone Centre, Durham with Rev. Linda Ashfield officiating. Joseph Heer and Deanna Wayne‐Westman on August 4th. Troy Lomond and Julie Martin on August 25th. Jivan Ramsahai and Laura Bradbury on September 15th.
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Our thoughts are with Lyle Spencer whose sister passed away.
Celebrations: Jean Oakes celebrated her 95th Birthday on Sunday, August 26th with her whole family in attendance in worship. Mary and Frank Whitson celebrated their 45th Wedding Anniversary and shared cake with us on Sunday, September 9th.
Hospital visits: If you or a loved one will be in hospital, please let the office know at 519‐886‐4150. Along with your ministers, Knox has people designated as hospital visitors. 12
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Food For Thought Nancy & David Matthews
Are you college or university-age (a student, working or in‐between)? Food for Thought runs on Sunday nights, 6:30-9 pm, at our house (774 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, near Belmont and Union). A free meal is followed by a study and discussion. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. CAN YOU PROVIDE A MEAL for Food for Thought? Please consider supporting our university‐ aged ministry by fixing a meal this term. The sign‐up sheet is at the Welcome Desk. Many thanks!
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An ecumenical coalition which seeks to explore social justice issues from a faith perspective. Poverty Series With open Discussion Last Monday of the Month All events will be at First United Church at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.)
November 26 January 28
Based on “The Spirit Level”(Why equality matters) by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, winner of the 2011 Political Studies Association Publication of the Year Award. Real Life Stories ‐ Poverty in Waterloo Region Poverty Reduction Strategies All are welcome
Dedicate Gale Presbyterian Presbytery of Waterloo‐Wellington will hold a service to dedicate the new Gale Presbyterian Church in Elmira on Sunday, October 21 at 3 p.m. You are invited to this worship service. st
New Minister for Joonim Presbyterian Church! On Sunday, September 16th, the Presbytery of Waterloo‐Wellington inducted the Rev. Chris Ji Hoon Cho as minister at Joonim Presbyterian Church, Waterloo. The congregation meets on Sunday afternoons at Emmanuel United (around the corner from Knox). Rev. Linda Ashfield as Moderator conducted the service. At the end of the service, the congregation thanked Elder Lawrie Carter for his help and support over the last while. Lawrie was Knox's Representative Elder to Presbytery and agreed to participate in meetings and help the Session at Joonim. We welcome Chris to Waterloo and wish God's blessing upon his ministry at Joonim. 13
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Upcoming Worship at Knox
Arbour Dedication in the park beside Knox On Sunday, September 23rd a group gathered in the afternoon to dedicate the new arbour placed by the Waterloo Horticultural Society in memory of the sixteen young men from Waterloo who died in the First World War. In some ways we were reclaiming that space, because after WW1 sixteen maple trees were planted in their memory. Dignitaries met at Knox Church and were piped over to the park by bagpipes. The Colour Guard Legion, Legion Veterans, Police Colour Guard were in attendance. The Police Band members played and sang as well. As the site was dedicated with prayer, the trumpet sounded and the flag was lowered and then raised again. The guest speaker for the day was Canadian actor/director Paul Gross who shared his grandfather’s memories of WW1 and stories behind his film Passchendaele. Later he read the names of the boys who died. It may interest the congregation to know that 18 young men from the Presbyterian Church served in The Great War. One boy died and his name “Frederick Gibson Colquhoun” is on a plaque on the arbour. I was pleased that I was able to attend the program. The speakers, the music and the feelings expressed, reminded us all of the terrible sacrifice of our youth when war is declared.
October is “Wear your Name Tag” Month! October 7th ‐ “We are part of God’s Family” ‐ World Communion Sunday & Thanksgiving. Children grades three and up will stay in worship for intergenerational Communion. October 14th ‐ “Christians are People who Doubt” Praise Band to lead music October 21st ‐ “We are Called by God” Students and Colleges Sunday. Reuben St. Louis, student for the ministry from Knox will preach. LOGOS tone chimes. Sacrament of Baptism for Lillian McManus. Apple crisp during coffee hour! October 28th ‐ “Presbyterians are part of the Reformed Tradition” Reformation Sunday and our 124th Anniversary as a Congregation. A Day to count our blessings and to give thanks for the Redevelopment Committee here at Knox for their incredible hard work and visionary leadership.
Fellowship At Knox Laura Vander mVleuten & Linda Ashfield Autumn Event Winter Event Winter Event #2 Spring Event th th October 20 7-9 January 19 5:30 February 2nd 7-9 Date & activity to A Céilidh – A sort of old Pot luck supper Movie night in the fashioned harvest home party followed by outdoor sanctuary. Movie to be be decided. with live music provided by skating if weather selected at a later date. Failte, pie and snacks and drinks, permits. called dances, and more! Watch future bulletins and newsletters for more details. If you would like to help plan or host one of these events please see Laura V or Linda A.
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The second season of our midweek adult ministry started with three wonderful presentations, satisfying lunches and friendly conversation! October promises to be just as great!
If you are free during lunch hour, please join us each Wednesday at Knox and bring friends! You may bring your own lunch and we will provide drinks and desserts for free. This month, we will be serving sandwiches, raw vegetables, and pickles at a cost of $5.00 for the full lunch. 11:30 11:45 12 - 1:00
Tea, coffee and fellowship Welcome and Announcements Devotion Lunch and Presentation
October 3 – Rev. Angus Sutherland – The National Presbyterian Museum Angus is a recently retired PCC minister (formerly at Doon, Kitchener), is a member of the church’s historical committee and has a particular interest in Communion tokens. October 10 – Oktoberfest Meal – Counting our Blessings. Many of us have a favourite saying, motto or scripture. Some even have them framed on a wall. IF YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE, PLEASE BRING IT TO SHARE TODAY. Tickets are $10‐ each. October 17 – Matt Honsberger – CAIRN Camp (Presbyterian Summer Camp Stories) Matt is a member at Knox in his fourth year at Laurier and has been on staff at CAIRN (Glen Mhor and Iona Camps). No doubt there will be pictures and stories to share. October 24 – Reuben St. Louis – CANACOM (Caribbean‐North American partnership in Mission) Reuben is a student for the ministry from Knox and has participated in the Caribbean‐North American Conference on Mission, in particular this summer in Trinidad. October 31 – Jayne Hammond – Songs from the Heart Jayne is music scholar here at Knox and is back again to sing for us. This time, she will be singing hymns, folk tunes and favourite pieces. If you would like to come to W@K and need a ride, please call Ellen McIntosh at 519‐497‐9534, or email email@example.com. We’d love to see you!
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Congratulations Francois ParÉ! At UW's Convocation last June, François Paré received the designation "University Professor." Each recipient of this recognition for exceptional scholarly achievement and international pre‐eminence retains the designation once it has been granted. At any time, at most 14 UW professors may be identified as University Professors. Congratulations, François, on having joined this very select group of UW faculty.
FALL FELLOWSHIP FUN An old fashioned “Harvest Home” Party! For ALL ages SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH 7-9 PM in the Knox Church Hall Live music with the Celtic Band Failte Dancing, music, singing Pie, snacks & drinks