Posted by on Jun 30, 2017

NEXT SUNDAY: July 9, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 28: 10-19a & Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43
SERMON: “Get Me A Ladder” – Sharlene McGowan

ON SUNDAYS, JULY 2 & 9, CAM WILL BE AWAY at Lumsden Beach Camp helping with training of staff and Leaders-In-Training. On these Sundays, we are thrilled to welcome Sharlene McGowan to be our guest worship leader and speaker.

CHURCH OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, JULY 3 for the Canada Day holiday.

THE SASKATCHEWAN CONFERENCE PRAYER CYCLE invites us to pray this week for the following congregations and ministries: Carnduff, Alida, Twin Valleys; Clavet, River Bend; Coteau Hills (Beechy, Birsay, Lucky Lake), Prairie Pine.

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

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 USHERS: During July and August, we have invited members (and friends and families) of our many Ministries and Committees to greet us as we come into the Church and usher during the service. Today, we welcome representatives of Christian Education. We thank them all for their work – today and throughout the year.

OUTREACH & SOCIAL ACTION MINISTRY WOULD LIKE TO THANK all those who helped with the Rhubarb Daze event: those who donated their rhubarb creations, those who helped slice and serve the delights, and those who helped clean up. Thanks to everyone, Outreach made $203.30 for the Knox-Metropolitan Refugee Fund.

NEEDED: If anyone has some wooden TV tables and/or a small table that they wish to donate for a needy family, contact the church office at 306-525-9128. Also, many thanks to the person who recently donated a chest of drawers!

HARRY POTTER AND THE SACRED TEXT

Have you ever wondered how to get more out of your reading experience? How to appreciate every gift the text has to offer? How to take something from a book and apply it to daily life?

Over three Thursdays – July 13, 20, and 27 – from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Centennial Lounge, we will gather to engage with the podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text – discussing the podcast, and the methods and spiritual practices the hosts use when reading a beloved book to gain wisdom and inspiration.

Coffee and tea will be provided, and participants are invited to bring a snack to share. We hope you will join Ian (our Summer Explorer) and Cam for this magical time of sharing and discussing! No background in Harry Potter required to enjoy this experience.

If you want to get the most out of the experience, we invite you to listen to CBC Radio’s Tapestry episode – How to read Harry Potter — or anything else — as a sacred text, and visit the podcast’s website
http://www.harrypottersacredtext.com/about/.

THANK-YOUS & BOUQUETS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE:

  • Ushers/Greeters: Bev Lundahl, John Keeler, Peter Gilmer, Donna McInnes, Evelyn Gay, David Calam
  • Readers: Gilda Treleaven-Graham, Shawn Poisson-Fast, Stewart Graham
  • Coffee Makers/servers: Melva Towne, Carol Bryant, Laurie Ulmer, Shelleen Ross, Joyce Wells
  • Sunday Collection Counters: Kelly Chiu, Swede Johnson

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.

The Labyrinth @ Knox-Met is open for the summer: The Labyrinth is now open for the duration of the summer during regular office hours M-F 9 a.m to 5 p.m., and before/after services on Sunday morning. All are welcome to come and walk the Sacred Path as a spiritual practice. This is a self-guided experience and materials are available to guide your journey. You will find the Labyrinth in the Gym/Upper Hall.