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<p>8</p> <p>ALLEY SUPPORT FOR CAMPERS - The Alley is once again offering financial support to children from the church who are attending church camp. If you have a need for financial assistance please complete the form and submit it to the office no later than June 2, 2014. Forms are available in the office or in the May-June newsletter.</p> <p>MANNA DAY - A Child in Our Hands - Rev. Linda Ashfield is a minister at Knox Presbyterian, Waterloo. She will be the feature speaker for a Manna Day happening at Crieff Hills Retreat and Conference Centre (near Guelph) from 10:30 to 3 PM on Thursday, May 15. The theme of the day is A Child in Our Hands. How do we pass on our Christian faith from generation to generation? Whether a parent, grandparent, relative, friend or congregational member, God has placed a child in our hands. The cost is $20 which includes lunch. It is important to register in advance. Brochures are available in the narthex. If you are interested, please speak with Mark Gedcke.</p> <p>BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN - On Mothers Day the Stratford House of Blessing kicks off their Baby Bottle Campaign. Knox is once again inviting you to participate. Proceeds will support the Family Care Centre, specifically free pregnancy tests, maternity clothes, baby clothes, baby furniture, new baby layettes and baby food. You can pick up a bottle or envelope in the Narthex and return it with your donation on Fathers Day, June 15th. Thank you for helping to give new families a healthy start.</p> <p>SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER - Next Sunday, Jessica Barton will share about her trip to the Dominican Republic that happened December 7-14 2012. She will make a presentation in the first part of the worship service. The goal of the trip was to discover the realities of the life of people in a developing nation. Jessica had opportunity to see how people lived by living with a local family in Consuelo. She also got to visit a number of schools and interact with the children there. This trip made me realize how lucky we are and how we are sometimes too caught up in life and don't notice the little things in life that we take for granted.Minister: Rev. Mark Gedcke 519-575-8817</p> <p>or by email at mgedcke@knoxstratford.com </p> <p>Director of Music: Suzanne Strahan</p> <p>Office Administrator: Kathy Baker</p> <p>Treasurer: Shannon Archer Office: 519-271-0373 knoxs@wightman.caOFFICE HOURS 9am- 1pm Tuesday through FridayKNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH</p> <p>May 11, 2014 11:00 am</p> <p>Minister: Rev. Mark GedckeMusic Director Suzanne StrahanPREPARATION FOR WORSHIP - Prayer, Meditation and Visiting</p> <p>PRELUDE: I Love You, Lord L. Klein, arr. D.E. WagnerWELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTSCALL TO WORSHIP: Leader: Blessed be the name of God.People: Life bursts forth in the beauty of creation; life erupts from the darkness of despair.Leader:Hope abounds in the promises given; joy springs forth and sadness ends.People:Strength is found to face every tomorrow; Gods wholeness brings healing to all.Leader:The world and all that is in it glows with the glory of God.</p> <p>(Bill Steadman, 1990, Worship for All Seasons, Vol. 2, ed. By Thomas </p> <p>Harding, The United Church Publishing House)</p> <p>OPENING HYMN: #457 Now thank we all our GodPRAYER OF ADORATION AND CONFESSION AND THE LORDS PRAYER</p> <p>Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as 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. AmenPASSING OF THE PEACE:</p> <p>Leader: The Peace of Christ be with you</p> <p>Congregation: And also with you. </p> <p>ANTHEM: Ive Got Peace Like a River traditional, arr. John Coates Jr.CHILDRENS HYMN: #485 Saviour, like a shepherd lead usCHILDRENS TIME SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 23John 10:1-10</p> <p>SERMON: Tongue TwisterHYMN: #601 My shepherd is the king of loveOFFERING</p> <p>OFFERTORY: Andante Richard LloydOFFERTORY PRAISE: #425 We praise you, O God (v1) PRAYER OF DEDICATION (together)God of abundant life and wonders beyond number: Grant that our offering might be acceptable in your sight. Fill us with the spirit of your Risen Christ, that we might be the new creations you call and empower us to be.</p> <p>(John Haynes, 1992, Worship for All Seasons, Vol. 2, ed. By Thomas </p> <p>Harding, The United Church Publishing House)</p> <p>HYMN: #303 Holy, Holy, Holy (sing twice)PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE CLOSING HYMN: #304 We praise you, CreatorBENEDICTION </p> <p>POSTLUDE: All Glory, Laud and Honour St. Theodolph, arr. L. SmithChurch opening today: Tim PauliChurch opening next week: Tim Pauli</p> <p>Ushers this week: Richard Bast, Mike &amp; Cathy Bachner, John WaldieUshers next week: Terry Barton, Gerry &amp; Darlene Feeney, Bill ForbesGreeters this week: Jack Gibson &amp; Marlene Coulthard Greeters next week:Charles &amp; Margaret Lupton</p> <p>Coffee this week: Shirley WeitzelNursery today: Jenn Raleigh &amp; Bev Hider</p> <p>Nursery next week:Helen MacAlpine &amp; Bev HiderCONGREGATIONAL RETREAT - Please mark on your calendars our Congregational Retreat happening on Saturday/Sunday, June 21/22 at Camp Kintail. We share this retreat time with St. Marys Presbyterian Church. Our worship service will be at Camp Kintail, starting at 10:45 am. More details, including the Retreat Form, are coming soon.KINTAIL ON THE ROAD 2014 - -We are looking forward to Kintail on the Road which will be happening at our church Monday to Friday, July 7-11. If you know of children who would be interested in being part of this program, please contact the church office by email or phone. We also need volunteers. You are also welcome to learn more by speaking with Mark Gedcke, Chantale Pitts or Mary Dougall.</p> <p>YOUTH GROUP - On Saturday, May 31st, the youth group is going hiking and geocaching at Wildwood Conservation Area. We meet at the church at 10 AM. Then, we will travel to Wildwood where we will be met by our fantastic guides / hosts / youth leaders, Shannon and Wendell Archer. Our geocaching will be an amazing race as we seek out clues and search for a treasure. Healthy snacks will be provided. Please bring water bottles and wear clothing suitable for hiking. Early in the afternoon, we will finish with a barbecue hosted by the Archers. Please let us know if you are coming and if there are any dietary restrictions for the barbecue. There will be a permission form to be signed by parents for this event.</p> <p>Going to church doesnt make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.</p>