“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
As the people of Knox Presbyterian Church, we share good wishes and hopes for you in this winter season. We pray for safety and for good choices as we journey through weather that encourages us to slow down and appreciate each moment. Let us hold in our hearts those who need a special blessing and send them positive energy. You are welcome to join us on Sunday mornings for refreshments, starting at 10:30 a.m. and worship at 11.
The winter has been long and the cold has, at times, seemed bitter. But let us not give up hope. Spring is coming. As sure as the days are getting longer, new life is near at hand. The birds know it and they sing of this good news in the early morning.
Sunday, March 9th is the First Sunday of Lent. Lent is a time of preparation for the week of Easter. We will remember Jesus’ faithful love that led him to the cross. We will celebrate the wonderful news that Jesus has been raised from the dead. Hope and love have the final word. 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.
This Sunday, please join us for refreshments at 10:30 a.m. Then, at 11:00 a.m., we will share in worship that leads us to face our temptations and say yes to acting with love. Our key scripture is Matthew 4:1-11. Jesus fasts for forty days and forty nights and is famished. But what is Jesus truly hungry for and how can Jesus help us in the trials of our lives?
Please come and join us as we gather together to share our thanks and praises to our Creator.
Rev. Mark Gedcke
Minister of Knox Presbyterian Church, Stratford