Posted by on Nov 10, 2017

NEXT SUNDAY: November 19, 24th Sunday after Pentecost

LECTIONARY: Judges 4:1-7Psalm 1231 Thessalonians 5:1-11Matthew 25:14-30


SERMON:  Cameron Fraser – Reading Upside Down & the Way Parables Sometimes Play Tricks

 The Saskatchewan Conference Prayer Cycle invites us to pray this week for the following congregations and ministries: New Venture (Kincaid, Ponteix), Northern Lakes (Loon Lake, Paradise Hill, St.Walburg)

Happening This Week @ Knox-Metropolitan United Church

Monday Nov. 13

  • Church Offices will be closed

Tuesday, Nov. 14

  • Theology Tuesday, Minister’s Office, 10:00 am
  • TRC Study, Sanctuary, 7:00 pm (note new day)

Wednesday, Nov. 15

  • Forever in Motion, Room 104, 10:00 am
  • St. Andrew’s Seniors Luncheon, Room 104, 11:30 am

Thursday, Nov. 16

  • Senior Choir, Choir Room, 7:30 pm

Friday, Nov. 17

  • Junior Choir, Choir Room, 4:30 pm

FLEA MARKET / ART, CRAFT and TRADE FAIR Thanks to all who volunteered to make these two events a success. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. A follow-up meeting will be held  today after church in room 104 to discuss how things went and to plan for next year. Please come and share your views. All are welcome to attend.

The 2018 Stewardship information and pledge cards are now ready for pick-up today from the boxes in the Narthex.   Extra information envelopes with pledge cards are also available for those who wish to be added to our list.

Presentation & Information Session with the EDGE Network

Everyone is invited to attend a very special presentation and information session after worship on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 12-1:30pm. We will be joined by Rob Dalgleish, Executive Director of the United Church of Canada’s EDGE Network, which works with Congregations, Presbyteries and other Ministries within the church, to discern sustainable, creative, and fulfilling paths, partnership and potentials for future ministry. This session will include a look at the long-terms financial and demographic trends of Knox-Metropolitan United Church and a presentation from Rob on what other churches facing similar situations have done across the country. This is not a decision making meeting, but will be followed in the coming months by opportunities to respond to and engage with the ideas presented. This is an exciting and important moment in the life of this community, please plan to attend. Please pack a sandwich for lunch – some fruit & veggie trays will be provided by the church – and we promise to wrap up schedule –  well in time for the Grey Cup.

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. Sessions have been moved to Tuesdays from 7 to 9 pmNovember 14, 21, & 28 in the Sanctuary.

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 today and on November 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.

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 5, 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)

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.

The Outreach Ministry and the staff of Salvation Army’s Waterston House would like to thank the following people who so generously gave sandwiches last Sunday:  Kelly Chiu, David Cawood, Hans & Julia Eckart, Evelyn Gay, Donna Jones, Evelyn Mazurkie, Gloria Lutz, Stewart Graham, Marianne Rever, Barbara Shourounis, Evelyn & Bob Watson and Melva Townes.

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 editions of Theology on Tuesdays will take place on November 14, 21, 28 @ 10 am 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.

From Our Neighbours:

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

Cathedral Area Community Association presents ‘Holiday Craft Markets’ at Westminster United Church (13th Ave & Cameron St.) on Saturday, November 18 from 10 am to 4 pm in the Upper Hall.

 Cecilian Concert Series presents “Legends and Stories” by Philip Chiu, the winner of the 2015-2016 Prix Goyer, Sunday, November 19 at 4:00 pm  here at Knox-Metropolitan United Church. Tickets available at or call 306.789.8414

Musical in Support of Lumsden Beach Camp:   Please join us for our fun-filled, multi-generational musical, “The Sailor’s Bible”, which will be performed at St. James United Church (4506 Sherwood Dr.)  Saturday, November 18 at 7 pm. at St. James United Church.   An additional performance will be on Sunday, November 19 at 10 am at St. James United. All proceeds will be donated to Lumsden Beach Camp.  Tickets are $5/child, $15/adult and $30/family, available at St. James 306- 543-2626 or Eastside 306-761-0556.