Please join us after worship on Sunday, July 30 for a blessing of the Peace Garden. Thanks to the volunteers and supporters of the Peace Garden: Larry Bergman, Loucille Bouvier,, Gail Chin, Trish Elliott and the Connaught Brick Group, Emilie, Cam Fraser, Stewart Graham, Marlene Hall, Ross Heintz, Bob Ivanochko, Phil Johnson, Ed Jones, Justin Prettyshield, Debra Karpa, Kelly Liberat, Jeannie Mah, Bill Quick, Plant Ranch, Lauree Rich, Catherine Robertson, Serena, Florence Stratton, Joyce Wells, Western Alfalfa Milling in Norquay, Donny Wood, and any others inadvertantly missed.
NEXT SUNDAY: August 6, Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 32:22–31; Psalm 17:1–7, 15 (VU p. 739); Romans 9:1–5; Matthew 14:13–21.
SERMON: Liturgy of Blessing for the end of the Explorer program and Farewell to Ian Wilgus.
The Saskatchewan Conference Prayer Cycle invites us to pray this week for the following congregations and ministries: Delisle-Vanscoy, Riverbend; Eatonia-Mantario, Prairie Pine; Earl Grey, Wascana; Edgeley, Good Spirit.
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 to usher during the service. This Sunday, we welcome representatives of the Senior Choir. We thank them all for their work – today and throughout the year.
August 6 will be our final Sunday Service with Ian Wilgus, our first ever Explorer. Please join us for a special Liturgy of Blessing and Sending forth (and likely some tasty post-service snacks).
Fall Ushers: It is time to set the rota for Greeters and Ushers for the coming months. We need 4 for September. Please see Elizabeth Calam or call 306-924-0533. In October, we will be having a sign-up campaign for the rest of the year. If you have a favourite month, now is the time to let us know. No experience necessary!
Carmichael Sunday: July 30 is the 5th Sunday in July, therefore, the Outreach Ministry will take up a collection to be given to Carmichael Outreach. This Sunday, we welcome guest speaker Tyler Gray from Carmichael Outreach. Suggested items for donation: canned foods, hygiene products, or we would gladly accept a loonie or toonie instead.
Street closures: Note that due to the upcoming Regina Folk Festival, the 1900 block of Lorne Street will be closed from 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 8 until 7 p.m. Monday August 14.
In Memoriam: Our prayers and sympathy are extended to Debra Burnett and family on the death of Debra’s mother, Shirley Corman, who died on Tuesday, July 25. A Memorial Service was conducted in Knox-Metropolitan on Saturday, July 29.
Food and Fun Summer Event: It’s what you have all been waiting for! The Food and Fun Summer Event will again be an afternoon of Lawn Bowls and a barbeque on Saturday, August 12 at the Leslie Lawn Bowls Club at Victoria Ave and Queen St.
- The fun and games start at 3 p.m. and supper is at 5 p.m.
- The cost is $15 for bowls and supper or $7.50 for supper only
We will be taking names (and money) during coffee time after church on July 30 and August 6. We also need helpers to set up and prepare the food. You can sign up for that downstairs too. We look forward to another great afternoon. Questions, or can’t make it to church – talk to Elizabeth or David Calam (306-924-0533).
Summer Flowers: For the months of 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. Thank you for sharing the beauty of God’s world with us! Consider the lilies how they grow — Luke 12:27
Doors Open Regina: Knox-Metropolitan United Church (and the bell tower) is one of the most popular stops on Doors Open Regina (a tour of special downtown buildings) which happens on Saturday, August 19. This is a great chance to show of our space to interested folks within the community. We are looking for people who can welcome guests during 2 shifts – 9:45 a.m to 12 p.m. and then from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or both). If you are able to help with this important Outreach to the community, please contact the office to sign up. No experience needed, materials provided, you just need to offer an enthusiastic welcome!
Our ‘Affirming Ministries Steering Group’ has prepared a survey to get the discussion going over the summer as we discern the possibility of becoming an Affirming Ministry within the United Church of Canada. It is available online and in paper format. A link can be found on the Knox-Met Facebook Page and has been emailed out to our electronic mailing list. Paper copies can be picked up and returned to blue box in the Narthex on Sunday and in the Office throughout the week. Help us make the most of this process by taking a few minutes to share your thoughts!
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.
Welcome Signs expressing “I’m glad we’re neighbours” in English and Arabic and then saying Welcome in over 20 other languages are still available. 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 today or anytime during office hours Monday to Friday.
Flea Market News: The annual Knox-Met Flea Market will be held this year on Saturday, September 30. 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.
FROM OUR NEIGHBOURS:
Spiritsong – Music to Soothe Your Soul: Our lives get so busy in the summer that it is good to take some time to pause, reflect, and allow our spirits to be fed. Join us at Lakeview United Church Sunday nights at 7 p.m. all through the summer for a variety of musical services. These simple, short, reflective services are intended to let the music lead us into a place of inner quiet, closer to God, and energized for a new week. Complete your weekend with an opportunity to get silent, let music speak to your soul, and prepare you for the week ahead.
- Sunday July 30 – Sacred Music, Classical
- Sunday August 6 – Christian Music from Around the World
- Sunday August 13 – Songs of Faith in Broadway and Cinema
- Sunday August 20 – Contemporary Christian Music
- Sunday August 27 – Queen City Brass
Coffee hospitality offered beginning at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday, during, and after the service. Join us, you are welcome, you belong!