Posted by on Jun 9, 2017

On Sunday, June 11, we are excited to welcome Naomi Hunter from “I will Help Regina” to share the story of her organization, how it emerged, how it works and why it continues to play an important role in the lives of so many. This is part of our ongoing exploration of the idea that God…works in us and others by the Spirit… (A New Creed). If you would like to help the efforts of “I Will Help Regina”, press ‘request to join’ on Facebook, if you are not added quickly, message the admin at Naomi Ness Creek on Facebook. You can also email Naomi.ness6@gmail.com.

A list of most needed items: Trucks! And volunteers willing to move furniture, diapers, pull-ups, food hampers, dressers, beds, sofas, kitchen tables and chairs, pots and pans and cutlery.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:

Thursday

  • Labyrinth open, 12 to 9 p.m., Gymnasium

Friday

  • Labyrinth open, 12 to 9 p.m., Gymnasium

NEXT SUNDAY: June 18, Second Sunday after Pentecost
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 18:1–15, (21:1–7); Psalm 116:1–2, 12–19; Romans 5:1–8; Matthew 9:35—10:8, (9–23)
SERMON: Cam Fraser, preaching

THE SASKATCHEWAN CONFERENCE PRAYER CYCLE invites us to pray this week for the following congregations and ministries: Borden, River Bend; Broadview Whitewood, Twin Valleys; Regina: Broadway, Wascana; Canora St. Andrew’s, Good Spirit.

IN MEMORIAM: The Knox-Met family sends their deepest sympathy to David Cawood on the death of his sister-in-law Colleen Cawood (wife of David’s brother Keith) on Monday, May 29. A memorial service was held on Friday, June 2 at the United Church in Meadowood, Winnipeg.

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

WANTED: SCRIPTURE READERS — If you would to join our team of readers please let us know. You can talk to Tom Stickland at 306-584-0781.

SINCERE APPRECIATION to Stewart and Gilda Treleaven-Graham for their generous donation of 22 new white folding tables and the moveable storage carts to the church. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

THE OUTREACH MINISTRY WISHES TO THANK the following people for donating sandwiches to Waterston House on June 4: Cathy Currey, Julia Eckhart, Evelyn Gay, Bob Ivanochko, Jean Korley, Gloria Lutz, Ev Mazurkie, Melva Towne, Evelyn Watson. A special thank you to Dorothy Kittleson for delivering the sandwiches.

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.

WELCOME SIGNS expressing “I’m glad we’re neighbours” in English and Arabic and then saying Welcome in over 20 other languages are available in the lower hall. There is a suggested donation of $10 all of which goes back to the Heritage Community Association who developed this project. Signs can be picked up from Ian.

PEOPLE POWER: Here’s something different . . . A call for HELP that does not include a money request. The Outreach & Social Action committee needs to give long-time volunteers a break, and that’s where you can help. The responsibilities are not difficult, but urgently required by the people they serve.

“Like what?” you ask. Like ensuring 20 loaves of sandwiches are delivered to Waterston House on designated Sundays twice a year.  Those sandwiches are Knox-Met’s commitment to help to bring food to those in need on Sundays when other providers are closed for the weekend.  Regina’s Interdenominational Sunday Lunch Auxiliary (ISLA), representing some 20 Regina Churches, operates this volunteer program which keeps the responsibility spread evenly throughout the city, using the Salvation Army’s centrally located Waterston House as the distribution point.

Twenty loaves of sandwiches is not impossible to find in a congregation the size of Knox-Metropolitan, but being responsible for finding sandwich-makers and someone to deliver them on the two designated Sundays, becomes a heavy weigh after more than 20 years of continuous service. We think it’s time for a break.

Can you be our new volunteer who says, “Well done! Now I can help. You have earned a rest!”  If you are interested in this or other Outreach & Social Action work, chat with one of our Outreach Ministry executives. Watch The Bulletin for more opportunities with the Outreach & Social Action Ministry.  Help keep the Knox-Metropolitan tradition of People Power alive in Regina.

PEOPLE POWER — MORE HELP NEEDED: Outreach helps support other organizations with their commitment to ensuring at least one free meal per day to destitute Regina citizens. Carmichael Outreach has an exceptional food-recovery program that feeds [hundreds] of people daily. But Carmichael does not have cash to buy containers in which to hand out food. They depend on churches and private individuals to collect yogurt containers, margarine tubs, clean plastic bags etc. That’s what the bin in our lower hall entrance is for.

Outreach & Social Action asks Knox-Met people to save and wash used plastic containers and deposit them in the Outreach bin.  The need for containers grows as Regina’s homeless and low-income numbers increase.  Emptying the bin and taking the containers to Carmichael Outreach is not difficult, but it requires frequent attention.  That’s something Dad and the kids could do after church, maybe once or twice a month.  That would be much-needed assistance for the current volunteer who has been bin tending since 1997. These services are part of Knox-Metropolitan’s mission of living “downtown on purpose.” If you are interested in finding out more and/or helping, talk to Greg Horsman, Chair of Outreach & Social Action Committee or Past Chair, Bob Ivanochko. This is a committee that truly runs on PEOPLE POWER.

THANK-YOUS & BOUQUETS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY:

  • Ushers/Greeters: Vern Griswold, Ethel Griswold, Simon Graham, Ferrah Graham, Neely & Dax Graham
  • Readers: Zalin Cooper, Kate Johnson, Ian Wilgus, Gary Seib
  • Coffee Makers/servers: Ralph Smith, Evelyn Gay, Gloria & Ray Lutz, Kelly Chiu, Joyce Wells, Cathy Currie, Melva Towne
  • Sunday Collection Counters: Keith & Marianne Rever

FROM OUR NEIGHBOURS:

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 w+ith 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.

QUEEN CITY BRASS PRESENTS REGINA FESTIVAL OF TRUMPETS – Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. at Knox-Metropolitan. Featuring Regina’s Miles Newman, Saskatoon’s Dean McNeill, and internationally acclaimed trumpet soloist Jens Lindemann. Tickets: $25, $15 for Students with valid ID, available online at universe.com/festival-of-trumpets.