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Knox July 13 2014, Bulletin




A couple of exciting fundraisers are being planned for the fall and we want everyone to know about them. IF you are able to help with either of these events, please let the office know.

Sunday, September 21, 2014 Rib & Sauerkraut dinner

Saturday/Sunday, October 25/26 Ali Matthews Concert

We are thrilled to be planning these fundraisers and will share more information soon.


Rev. Mark is away Friday, July 11 to Thursday, July 18; July 25 to August 7 and August 11 to 24. The Rev. Rob Congram is available for emergency pastoral care for July 11 to 18. During the summer, Mark will be leading worship July 20, August 10 and 31. The Rev. Dr. Bryan Lapier leads worship 27; the Rev. John Henderson on August 3 and 17; and the Rev. Mervyn Tubb on August 24.

HOST FAMLILES NEEDEDThe Avon Maitland District School Board is in need of host-families for International students for September 2014. We are welcoming students from Spain and Brazil as well as other international countries. For the community of St. Marys, we are hoping to place ten students into host families. Please help us provide a student an opportunity of a lifetime! For more information please contact Barbara at 519-272-7890 or serfy@wightman.caMinister: Rev. Mark Gedcke 519-575-8817

or by email at

Director of Music: Suzanne Strahan

Office Administrator: Kathy Baker

Treasurer: Shannon Archer Office: 519-271-0373 knoxs@wightman.caOFFICE HOURS 9am- 1pm Tuesday through Friday KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

July 13, 2014 10:30 am

Guest Minister: Rev. Dr Bryan LapierMusic Director Suzanne StrahanPREPARATION FOR WORSHIP - Prayer, Meditation and Visiting


In joy and in trouble, help us gracious God,

to trust your love,

to serve your purpose,

and to praise your name. Amen

OPENING HYMN: #706 Come Let Us SingPRAYER OF CONFESSION: (in unison)

We walk the road of faith each day.

But we stumble

And grow weary

And become impatient.

Our strength is in you, O Lord.

Heal our disease,

Restore our strength,

And live in us.

Then we will walk the road of faith for others,

And grow in love,

And increase in praise,

And be whole. Amen.


The God who challenges us

Is also the God who encourages us.

The God who confronts, is also the God who accepts us.

Be assured that God is with us even now,

Accepting, guiding, and forgiving.


Leader: The Peace of Christ be with you

Congregation: And also with you.

SOLO: Gentle Shepherd Deborah Govenor

David Strahan - Soloist

CHILDRENS HYMN: #328 This Is My Fathers WorldCHILDRENS TIME SCRIPTURE READINGS: Luke 15:11-22 The Prodigal Son (The Waiting Father)

Ephesians 2:4-9 Gods free gift of GraceSERMON: Code Words of FaithHYMN: #352 And Can It Be That I Should GainOFFERING

OFFERTORY: Prelude on Hyfrydol R. H. Pritchar, arr. WolffOFFERTORY PRAISE: #425 We praise you, O God (v1) PRAYER OF DEDICATION (together)God of creation, you have entrusted great riches into our care. We humbly acknowledge you as the source of all we possess of all we call our own. What we offer now is a symbol of our awareness that all we have comes from you. Use these gifts and us to bring your message of love, healing, and forgiveness to a world in need. Amen.

HYMN: #449 Lord, Listen to Your Children PrayingPRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORDS PRAYEROur Father, in heaven, hallowed be your name.Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins,as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power and the glory, are Yours now and forever. Amen (#564 The Book of Praise)



What a wonderful week at Kintail on the Road held this past week here at Knox. There were approximately 40 campers who enjoyed the activities with a very enthusiastic team of leaders!

Thanks to those of you who contributed the yummy snacks, helped with organizing the week or spent your time in the banquet hall/kitchen.

Knox is happy to have had such a successful camp again this year!


The Amity Summer English Program invites volunteers from around the world to provide English training and demonstrate teaching methodology to Chinese English teachers. Volunteers provide a three-week English training course to teachers from primary and middle schools in rural and remote areas. Past participant Anne Saunders shares, The program is about people coming together for conversations. The experiences of relationship-building and intercultural exchange provide opportunities for love made manifest and glimpses of God in our midst today. This year, Presbyterians Sharing will support a team of four from Knox church in Waterloo as they share their gifts and strengthen the PCCs partnership with the Amity Foundation.

Presbyterians Sharing strengthens partnerships

Something to Chuckle AboutOne day God was looking down at earth andsaw all of the rascally retirees' behaviour that was going on.......So He called His angels and sent one to earth for a time. When the angel returned, he told God, 'Yes, it is bad on earth;95% of retirees are misbehaving and only 5% are not. God thought for a moment and said, 'Maybe I had better senddown a second angel to get another opinion.' So God called another angel and sent her to earth for a time. When the angel returned, she went to God and said, 'Yes, it's true.The earth is in decline; 95% of retirees are misbehaving, but 5% arebeing good...'

God was not pleased. So He decided to e-mail the 5% who were good, because he wanted to encourage them, and give them a little something to help themkeep going. Do you know what the e-mail said?Okay, I was just wondering, because I didn't get one either.