Posted by on May 27, 2017

REMIT DISCUSSIONS continue Sunday, May 28 after worship service in Room 104.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:

Friday, June 2: We have been invited to share a Ramadan Meal with the Community of the Institute for Intercultural Dialogue here at the church at approximately 8:30 p.m. (Ramadan fast ends at Sundown). This will include greetings and remarks by both communities as well as a keynote address from Dr. Brenda Anderson (Luther College) on the passage of faith traditions between generations. This will be followed by a delicious Turkish meal. This is a free event for our congregation to share with our Sisters and Brothers in the IDI. A sign-up sheet is now available with Ian or in the church office

Sunday, June 4:  Open Table Worship Dinner – All are invited to worship and enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread in the Lower Hall.  Arrive between 4:30 to 5 p.m. or if you feel like cooking, arrive at 3 p.m.  All are welcome!

NEXT SUNDAY: June 4, Pentecost Sunday; Celebration of Youth Confirmation and the Sacrament of Communion
SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:1–21; Numbers 11:24–30; Psalm 104:24–34, 35b; 1 Corinthians 12:3b–13; John 20:19–23; John 7:37–39
SERMON: Cam Fraser, preaching

THE SASKATCHEWAN CONFERENCE PRAYER CYCLE invites us to pray this week for the following congregations and ministries: Birch Hills, Tamarack; Borderlands (Coronach, Rockglen), Chinook; Bradwell: Knox, River Bend; Brock, Prairie Pine.

SPROUTS: Our Sunday School Class for kiddos 4-6(ish) years old runs on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Our Sprouts will be singing, learning, dancing and playing together on May 28 and June 11 before breaking for the summer.

A LIMITED NUMBER OF COPIES OF FORWARD ‘DAY BY DAY’ are available in the Narthex. This is a free daily devotional. Thanks to the Christian Education Ministry for making this available.

UPPER ROOM SUBSCRIBERS: Please check your mailboxes for the new Upper Room booklet and a notification.

THE OUTREACH MINISTRY WILL HAVE SIGN-UP SHEETS today during the coffee hour for 20 loaves of sandwiches. They will be delivered to Waterston House on Sunday, June 4.

FLEA MARKET NEWS: The annual Knox-Met Flea Market will be held this year on Saturday, September 30. The storage room has been cleaned out and is now ready for your donatons. We welcome Men’s, Women’s and Children’s clothing, shoes, hats, purses, scarves, household items, small electrical appliances, seasonal and sporting goods and jewelry. New or good quality items are also requested for the Gift Shop. We are unable to accept cushions, pillows, comforters, stuffed toys or furniture. Please put your donations in closed boxes or plastic bags. They can be dropped off at the church any time during office hours, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SUMMER FLOWERS: For the months of June, July and August, you are invited to share your garden flowers on Sunday mornings as has been the tradition at Knox-Met in past years.  The flowers can be placed on the communion table or on the stage just prior to the service.  If you wish, the flowers can be left for distributing to those unable to attend our morning services or you can take them home again. Thank you for sharing the beauty of God’s world with us! Consider the lilies how they grow — Luke 12:27

LOOKING FOR FUNERAL LUNCH COORDINATORS: The Lunches that we help set up for families holding funerals, memorials, celebrations of life are an important part of ministry in this community. We have a dedicated team of volunteers who set up and organize these, but we are looking for 3-4 more people who would join the coordination team. If you are interested in learning more about what is involved, please contact the office or speak to Cam.

NEEDED: If anyone has either a small kitchen table or a chest of drawers, could you please contact the church office at 306-525-9128.

EXPLORING AFFIRMING MINISTRIES: At our Congregational Meeting on March 26, 2017, those gathered voted to begin a year-long process of exploring the Affirming Ministries designation. This is process by which a congregation deliberately explores and then states its intention to offer explicit and enthusiastic welcome to all people.

During this process, a congregation thoughtfully considers the ways that—whether intentionally or unintentionally—certain folks have felt or been excluded from full acceptance in church communities based on who they are. Exclusions may be a consequence of sexual orientation, gender identity, economic situation, disability, marital status, racial identity, ethnicity, immigration status, gender or any other factor (or combination of factors).

This work is a continuation of the church’s decision to adopt an inclusive Marriage Policy in 2009 and the Future Planning and JNAC Reports both of which note the need to be an inclusive and welcoming community.

We will now form a small circle of interested people who will guide this process by offering educational events, seek congregational input, bring in speakers, engage our community partners and much more. If this sounds of interest, please speak to Cam.

FROM OUR NEIGHBOURS:

WOMEN’S NIGHT AT WESLEY UNITED CHURCH, a catered supper followed by guest speaker, Kimberly Brown from Education Beyond Borders, Wednesday, May 31, 6 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., Roast Beef Supper at 6:15 p.m., Guest Speaker at 7 p.m. Tickets $25. To reserve your ticket, contact the Wesley church office at 306-586-5220.

SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA SEASON FINALE – Come celebrate and be refreshed with “40 Years of Bringing Music to Life” on Saturday, June 10, 7:30 p.m. at Knox-Metropolitan. This concert will feature the winner of the SSYO Concerto Competition.  Guest soloist Joanne Peng. Silver donation at the door and reception to follow.

SCOTT WOODS CONCERT – Twin Fiddle Express: Monday, June 12, 7 p.m. at Heritage United (1050N Arnason St). Presenting Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his band with a fun-filled 2 hours of variety featuring old time music, sensational step dancing, trick fiddling and family humour. Tickets: $25 adults, $10 children 12 and under. Call 306-949-8377 or 306-545-7190 for tickets.

THE TERRITORIAL 49r’s are presenting their spring concert ‘Down Memory Lane’ at St. James United Church (4506 Sherwood Drive), on June 4 at 2 p.m.  Tickets: $8 each or 2 for $15.