The Executive made the decision this week to postpone reopening for worship on Sundays until the whole Council can review the reopening plan at the meeting on 21 September. With new health orders in place, we want to ensure that we are following best practices and that we have time to communicate the plan and expectations so that our community feels safe in returning to the building. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We look forward to being able to see many of you in person once again.
Sunday morning worship can be found each Sunday at 10:30 am on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkSYmhIYagMxAaqG5b0Wruw .
You can also search for, “The Knox Konnexion” on Youtube to find our channel.
The bulletins (with hymns) and announcements are posted below.
Series based on content from the book, Water, Wind, Earth, & Fire: The Christian Practice of Praying with the Elements by Christine Valters Painter
12 September — Sister Earth
Theme: Holy Ground
All praise be Yours, my God, through Sister Earth, our mother,
Who feeds us in her sovereignty and produces
Various fruits and coloured flowers and herbs.
— St. Francis of Assisi
“Come no closer!
Remove the sandals from your feet,
for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”
— Exodus 3:5
I am the Vine and you are the branches.
— John 15:5
19 September — Brother Air
Theme: Carried by the Wind
All praise be Yours, my God, through Brothers Wind and Air,
And fair and stormy, all the weather’s moods,
By which You cherish all that You have made.
— St. Francis of Assisi
You ride on the wings of the wind,
You make the winds your messengers. — Psalm 104:3-4
The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it,
but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.
So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. — John 3:8
26 September — Sister Water
Theme: Living Water
All praise be Yours, My God, through Sister Water,
So useful, humble, precious, and pure. — St. Francis of Assisi
Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters. — Isaiah 55:1a
Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said: “Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.”
— John 7:38
3 October — Brother Fire
Theme: Fire of Illumination
All Praise be Yours, My God, through Brother Fire,
Through whom You brighten up the night.
How beautiful he is, how gay!
Full of power and strength. — St. Francis of Assisi
You are my ever-burning lamp, Yahweh!
My god, you lighten my darkness! — Psalm 18:28
And before their eyes, Jesus was transfigured — his face becoming as dazzling as the sun and his clothes as radiant as light.
— Matthew 17:2ALF – October 23
There are still many uncertainties, which will be clarified as the Department of Health issues directives. Planning for the summer and early fall has been confirmed by Knox Council:
Knox is a progressive Christian community which seeks to walk in the path of Jesus.
While worship is temporarily suspended, visit our YouTube Channel - The Knox Konnexion. Here you can find videos about our ministry and initiatives that we are connected with in the larger community and through the United Church of Canada.
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