Posted by on Oct 27, 2017

NEXT SUNDAY: November 5, 22nd After Pentecost – All Saints Sunday
LECTIONARY: Joshua 3:7-17Psalm 1071 Thessalonians 2:9-20, Matthew 23:1-12 
SERMON: Saints, Ancestors, & Mentors – What it Means to be Surrounded

We Celebrate the Sacrament of Communion – All are Welcome at the Table.

 The Saskatchewan Conference Prayer Cycle invites us to pray this week for the following congregations and ministries:  Maymont, Meadow Lake (Dorintosh, Meadow Lake), Moose Jaw: Minto.

Happening This Week @ Knox-Metropolitan United Church

Sunday, Oct. 29

Wednesday, Nov. 1 

  • Forever in Motion, Room 104, 10:00 am
  • Seniors Luncheon, Room 104, 11:30 am
  • JNAC Meeting, Chapel, 7:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 2

  • No Senior Choir

Friday, Nov. 3

Saturday, Nov. 4

  • Spirituality of Parenting, Centennial Lounge, 2:00 pm

Birthday congratulations to Mel Ulmer, who has celebrated his 85th birthday this week. Please wish him a “Happy Birthday” during coffee time!

 Carmichael Sunday –  Today  is the 5th Sunday in October; therefore, the Outreach Ministry will take up a collection to be given to Carmichael Outreach.  Suggested items for donation:  canned foods, hygiene products, or we would gladly accept a loonie or toonie instead.

Sign-up Sundays – During the month of October various Ministries will have sign-up sheets available for volunteers (reading, coffee, etc).  Visit the tables and chat about the things you can do!  Another expression of Stewardship.

Fellowship Hour Coffee – Each Sunday during the month of October, we will have a basket to accept donations.  The monies collected will help with the costs of supplies for each week Fellowship Hour.  Thanking you in advance for your donation.

 The members of the Art, Craft and Trade Fair Committee want to thank everyone who helped with and supported the sale on October 14th.  We received $2,350.00 in table rentals, $458.33 in lunch receipts and $80.00 for the sale of Knox-Metropolitan United Church limited edition prints. Special mention must go to the set up and take down crews who did such a great job. It took 36 large and 23 small tables plus all of the screens just in the Assembly Hall!  It was another successful and fun filled event at Knox-Metropolitan Church.

Save the Date: Food and Fun Festive Feast – Our Annual Christmas Dinner (roast turkey and all the fixings, again catered by Arben at Tracks Cafe) will be on Saturday, November 25. Punch at 5:30 pm; Dinner at 6:00 pm. Adults $25.00;  Children (12 and under) $15.00.  Tickets will be available during coffee time on Sundays November 3, 12 and 19.  We will be seeking helpers for the day (set up and clean up) so watch for sign-up sheets. Any questions?  call Elizabeth (306-924-0533) or Ethia (306-789-6552)

Outreach Ministry – As part of the Inter-denominational Sunday Lunch, we are looking to have 20 loaves of sandwiches for Waterston House on Sunday, November 5th. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Lower Assembly Hall at coffee hour today for anyone wishing to donate a loaf or 2 of sandwiches (uncut). Thanks for your consideration! Or contact David Cawood.

We will be welcoming New Members whether by Transfer from another United Church Congregation or through a Re-Affirmation of Faith on Sunday, November 26, 2017. If you are interested in this opportunity, please speak to Cam. There will be a very brief gathering after worship on Sunday, November 19 for those interested to meet with Cam and Carol Schick (Chair of the Board) to discuss Membership, the United Church of Canada and our goals and dreams here at Knox-Met.

Christmas for Shut-ins and Friends” : As in past years we will be taking the  Little Christmas trees and cards  to those who cannot be with us over the Christmas season, and giving gifts of coffee cards to some friends to warmly cheer them at this time. We will be receiving donations during coffee time on November 12,19 and 26.
If you are able to help deliver the gifts to our friends there will be a chance to sign up for this on the same days.
We do thank you for your help.

Spirituality of Parenting – An Open Discussion – How does tending to a soul (yours or a child’s) fit into the lovely chaos that is parenting today? Join us for Coffee, Tea and Conversation with others asking the same question. This is an absolutely free event and hopefully our first of many discussions about parenting. This is for folks involved in the parenting (whether directly or indirectly) of children of any age. Childcare will be provided.

Theology on Tuesdays Explores “The Re-Birthing of God” by John Philip Newell – Following on our Discussions of ‘The Divine Dance’ by Richard Rohr, the next edition of Theology on Tuesdays will take place on November 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 10am in Cam’s Office. Join us for coffee, and (hopefully) transformative conversations around an intriguing book – a perfect pre-Advent reading project! We will have a few copies available for loan, and you can purchase your own from Amazon or Indigo.

 Exploring Indigenous Spirituality – A TRC Learning Opportunity – Come join us as we seek to learn more about Indigenous Spirituality – a response to Call to Action #60 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We are humbled to be joined by Elder Lorna Standingready, former Lead Elder for All Native Circle Conference of the United Church of Canada, who will be guiding our time together. We will be using the Resource Quest for Respect: The Church and Indigenous Spirituality. Copies are available from Cam or the Office. The First Session will take place from 7-9pm on Tuesday November 7 and then the following 3 Wednesdays – November 15, 22, & 29 . If you are able, we will accept a $20 contribution to cover the Resource, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Do you live in the Downtown Neighbourhood?  Albert St. to Broad St., College Ave. to Saskatchewan Drive?  Cam has been speaking with the City of Regina about how the church might help revitalize a Community Association within the downtown, and he would love to hear from people who live in this neighbourhood.  Let Cam know if you might be interested in such a discussion!

 A New Committee has been established to deal with refugee co-sponsorships in the future. The committee will be responsible for the interviewing of potential cosponsors, assessing the financial and volunteer commitment required, completing documentation and record keeping, maintaining contact with the refugees and the local cosponsors, the arrival and settlement of the refugees If you are interested, please contact Bob Ivanochko, Chair, at bob.ivanochko@sasktel.net or phone 306-757-5939.

Musical Notes

 The Halcyon Chamber Choir, along with guest musicians, will      present a concert entitled “LOST IN DARKNESS” at 7:30 pm tonight here at Knox-Met. Join us for an evening of beautiful and soul-touching music. Meditate on the suffering of Mary in Karl Jenkins’ “Stabat Mater”, and contemplate themes of light and darkness through other exquisite choral works. See Hart for tickets. [$20 adults/$15 students/Kids free]

The Regina Philharmonic Chorus presents “REQUIEM FOR AN ANGEL”, here at Knox-Met on Friday, November 3, at 8:00 pm. The concert will feature coloratura soprano Kerri Cornish Morton and baritone Lawrence Shirkie as guest soloists. The RPC will also be joined by members of the RSO, as we present glorious choral works by Handel, and the beautiful “Requiem For An Angel” by Paul Carr. See Hart for more info. [Tickets: $30 adults/$15 students/$5 kids]

From Our Neighbors

 Westminster United Church Anniversary Unit is holding a “Mistletoe Tea & Bake Sale” on Saturday, November 18 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in their Lower Hall.  Free admission. Donations accepted at the door. Entrance on Cameron St.

Prairie Winds presents “We Remember Them” (directed by Bob Mossing), at Lakeview United Church (3200 McCallum Ave.) on Saturday, November 11 at 2:30 pm.  Tickets $15. Call 306 527 4556 or 306 585 0404 or 306 586 7844.  Coffee/tea/dessert at intermission.

Walking Through the Storm – A YAYAC Youth Retreat (grades 7 to 12)  at Lakeview United Church (3200 McCallum Ave.) from 7:00 pm Friday, November 17 to 7:00 pm Saturday, November 18. Speak to Cam if interested in attending.