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You changed my mourning into dancing.  You took off my funeral clothes and dressed me up in joy so that my whole being might sing praises to you and never stop.  LORD, my God, I will give thanks to you forever.”  (Psalm 30:11-12)

As the people of Knox Presbyterian Church, please join us on Sunday mornings for refreshments, starting at 10:30 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a.m..  We are a congregation that comes together with gladness to share our praises to God and support the mission and ministry we share as disciples of Jesus Christ.  This website shares opportunities for outreach like the Alley Thrift Store and Cancer Care Mission/Wig Room.  We are also thankful to be an intergenerational church that has a Sunday School and a Youth Group.  We are glad to be part of the ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

As we journey through Lent, we are invited to give our sorrows and concerns to God in prayer and share them as a faith community.  We remember Jesus’ faithful love that led him to the cross.  The six Sundays of Lent help us on the journey by encouraging us to give up our selfishness and be true to our calling as God’s Children.  We walk together through a time of wilderness that includes the sadness of loss and mourning.  But, we have hope that God’s faithful presence is with us.  The good news of resurrection gives us hope and sets our feet a dancing.

Sunday, April 13th is Palm Sunday. We recall again how Jesus came into Jerusalem for the Passover festival riding on a donkey. He came to be a ruler who brings peace to his community. In the world that we live in that is filled with strife, we know how important this gift is. The scripture which guides us as we follow our Saviour into the city is John 13:1-17. We recall how at a last supper with close companions, Jesus washes their feet.

Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”

Together, we ponder what it means to be commanded in this way.

I also would like to lift up upcoming services. On Maundy Thursday at 7 PM we have a communion service which will be half an hour. The Good Friday service is at 11 AM. We will be helped to journey to the cross with scripture and drama. Easter Sunday at 11 AM, we will sing of the good news: “Jesus is Christ is risen today! Hallelujah!”

 

Mark Gedcke

Minister of Knox Presbyterian Church

As Spring arrives and brings new life, let us live with hope, faith and love!