The Joy of the LORD

While we are locked down for pandemic safety, Knox has Podcast Services. For those who can’t access these we are also posting my sermons on our Knox Talks blog. I would like to thank Shelley Rose for transcribing my sermon notes into text. The Joy of the LORD Scriptures: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Luke 4:14-21Continue reading “The Joy of the LORD”

International Frog of Mystery

February 21st was Youth Sunday at Knox, a day we traditionally have a small green guest visit as our speaker. We invited him back, but as you can see below, he decided to remain anonymous, even as he was visiting. His visits are not so much sermons as dialogues, so the setup below is aContinue reading “International Frog of Mystery”

Ask Andrew: Lent

“Ask Andrew” is an annual opportunity for members of Knox to ask questions of faith and religion. Andrew answers them in the Sunday morning service, and now in this blog. Enjoy! Ask Andrew: Lent Why do United Church members not give up something important for Lent? The short answer to this question is: some do!Continue reading “Ask Andrew: Lent”

Ask Andrew 1: Epiphany

 Ask Andrew” is an annual opportunity for members of Knox to ask questions of faith and religion. Andrew answers them in the Sunday morning service, and now in this blog. Enjoy! Ask Andrew Part 1: What is Epiphany?     How many Sundays are there in Epiphany? Epiphany is both a day and a season. Epiphany DayContinue reading “Ask Andrew 1: Epiphany”

Capital City Bikers Church Visit to Knox

We were joined by a contingent of some 15 to 20 people from the Capital City Biker’s Church (Biker Church) at our Jan. 19/14th worship service at Knox. The congregation was held spellbound by Garner ‘Hillbilly’ Foster as he recounted the story of the troubled life he lead as a young man; a life repleteContinue reading “Capital City Bikers Church Visit to Knox”

Communion: Is it meaningful for you?

The United Church of Canada Website states that: Communion is served numerous times a year in United Churches, but not every Sunday. Participation is open to all people attending the service, but is not mandatory. This says so much to me about being part of the United Church.  Those important elements are offered and theyContinue reading “Communion: Is it meaningful for you?”

Yes, Worship Matters!

  Worship services have special meaning for every individual who takes a seat in our sanctuary. This fact alone poses an interesting challenge when we think about how we see our church in the near and distant future. Not surprisingly, “Make changes in the way we do worship” is one of the top five projectsContinue reading “Yes, Worship Matters!”