Easter & Holy Week Happenings @ Knox

Come celebrate Holy Week with Us at Knox. Sunday April 9 @ 10 am "Palm Sunday" Worship with the waving of the palms, specially made by our Sunday School children. Sunday School and Childcare provided. Thursday April 13 @ 7 pm. “Maundy Thursday” Contemplative singing and prayer (Taize style) worship commemoration Jesus' last supper with his disciples. Families with children are welcome - there will be lots of singing. Friday April 14 @ 1:30 pm “Good Friday” Responsive Prayer service to pray for the hurts and needs of the world and our community in commemoration of the crucifixion of Christ. Sunday April 16 @ 10 am Easter Sunday. Traditional Worship including communion and Knox's floral cross.

Laundry Day: A Meditation on Ephesians 5:8-14

This sermon on Ephesians 5:8-14 was preached by Rev. Emily Stockert on Mar. 26, 2017 at Knox Presbyterian Church. I have a question for you today that I bet you have never thought about before: if you were a piece of laundry, would you rather be wet laundry or dry laundry? Well, let’s compare. Have you ever left a wet load of clothes sitting in the washer overnight? Our washer is in the garage. I’ve forgotten laundry in there for a day or two in summer. It does not smell good after sitting there in the damp dark for a couple of days. Even when you wash it again, the mildew smells clings to the clothes. You can’t get rid of it for a few washings. It’s not good, leaving the wet clothes in the

Ninja Warrior of Grace

OK, sports fans. Has anybody here ever seen the show American Ninja Warrior? It’s such a fun show, you get to see amazing feats of coordination, endurance, and strength. All right, if you don’t watch it, I’ll do my best to describe it. The show is like a crazy mix of obstacle course, endurance, strength training, and general ninja-ness. Athletes compete to complete a course where they might have to leap frog across bouncy little pillars over water, then swing across ropes, land on a spiderweb-like-rope-ladder to climb, then run up a curved wall, do the rings, the monkey bars, balance moving forward between two walls, anything you can think of that would be, like, hard and superhuman to do. O

Brown Bag Bible Study - Fridays @ 12 pm

. We had our first bible study on Friday Mar. 10. The group enjoyed looking at a passage from the book of Romans so much, we decided to spend more time with it. The study will continue to be drop-in with no preparation necessary. If you want to engage deeply, read Romans this week with a focus on Romans 3:21-26. The sermon on Sunday will be Romans 5:1-11. This is the outline for the next 5 weeks of study: Friday Mar. 17 - Get to know Paul & discussion of Romans 3:21-26 Friday Mar. 24 - Romans 9-11 Friday Mar. 31 - Romans 12 Friday Apr. 7 - Romans 13:1-7 Friday Apr. 14 - Romans 13:8-10

Wind From God. Light From God. Life From God.

On Sunday Mar. 12, 2017, we presented a staged reading in place of the sermon. The text for the week was John 3:1-17. The gospel of John draws on "light" and "word" imagery from the book of Genesis in it's telling of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection; this reading puts words from Genesis and John together in a new way. Also, Genesis was originally in Hebrew and John was written in Greek. The English translation for words like "spirit" (and even simple words like "for") don't always capture the full meaning of the Greek or Hebrew. So, in this reading you will see some lines repeat in new ways to capture a deeper meaning of the words. Most of the text of the reading comes from various trans

Light. Spirit. Life.

The Scripture for Sunday is John 3:16, words so deeply familiar to many of us that they've lost any fresh meaning. This Sunday we will hear them in a new way with a short, scripted dramatic reading instead of a traditional sermon. We will also have a special presentation by the Sunday School kids. Come hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. Worship @ Knox @ 10 am on Sunday. Join us also for "Brown Bag Bible Study" on Fridays @ 12 pm. PS: Remember to "spring forward" with your clocks! For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Finding Spirituality in a Stuck Zipper

This sermon was preached on the first Sunday of Lent, March 5, 2017, at Knox Presbyterian church. The Scripture for the week was Matthew 4:1-11. A while ago, I went shopping and tried on a new jacket. It went on fine, once it got zipped up, I couldn’t get it unzipped. The little track “thingies” were stuck and the the slider “thingy” wouldn’t go down. Do you know this feeling? The zipper won’t come down, and if you’re in the store you start sweating and worrying, like, “oh, no, do I have to pull it off over my head” and, then if it’s just a smidge too tight, it’ll get stuck. Then, what, do you go get the salesperson to get unstuck? How embarrassing, to wander out onto the sales floor with a

Ash Wednesday: Litany of Penitence

Below is the liturgy from Knox's Ash Wednesday Service. Knox Presbyterian Church Ash Wednesday Service March 1, 2017 Call to Worship One: Let us Worship God. God sent Christ into the world Not to condemn the world, But that the world might be saved through him. All: God’s love endures forever. One: God is our refuge and our strength, A present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear Though the earth should change, Though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; Though the waters roar and foam, Though the mountains tremble with its tumult. All: God’s love endures forever. One: Let us pray. All: Gracious God, Out of your love and mercy You breathed into dust the breath of life, Creatin

Of Mountaintops & Moon Missions

This sermon was preached at Knox Presbyterian Church on Sunday Feb. 26, 2017. The Scripture readings for the day were Exodus 24:12-18 and Matthew 17:1-9. If I said, "I would like to request a few moments of silence … and to invite each person listening in, wherever and whomever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours, and to give thanks in his or her own way” would you know what I’m talking about? How about “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”? Yes, we know where we are now. On the moon with Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. Can you imagine what it must have been like for Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon? Neil Armstrong stepped

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