Posted by on Nov 3, 2017

NEXT SUNDAY:November 12, 23rd After Pentecost – Remembrance Sunday with Special Musical Guests – The Queen City Brass Band

LECTIONARY: Amos 5:18-24, Psalm 90, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Matthew 25:1-13

CHORAL ANTHEM: Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep (H. Goodall)

SERMON:  All Things are Ready (Sharlene McGowan guest Speaker)

Cam is away from Nov. 10 and will be back in the Office on Nov. 14.

Please join us during Fellowship Hour today as we honour our 90 Plus friends. Celebrating this time are Olive Evans – 98 years, Evelyn Hansen – 94 years, Emma Anderson – 92 years, Ann Swinton – 91 years, Allan Smith – 90 years, Jack McKenzie – 90 years and Ethel Fisher – 93 years.

The Saskatchewan Conference Prayer Cycle invites us to pray this week for the following congregations and ministries: Imperial, Kerrobert, Kennedy (Kennedy, Langbank)

Happening This Week @ Knox-Metropolitan United Church

Friday, Nov. 3

Saturday, Nov. 4

  • Spirituality of Parenting Open Discussion, 2-4pm

Tuesday, Nov. 7

  • Community 4 Connections 10am-2pm
  • Theology Tuesday, Minister’s Office, 10:00 am
  • TRC Study, Centennial Lounge, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 8

  • Forever in Motion, Room 104, 10:00 am
  • Word, Worship Meeting, Minister’s Office, 2:00 pm
  • Outreach Ministry Meeting, Chapel, 4:00 pm
  • Congregational Life Meeting, Room 101, 5:00 pm

Thursday, Nov. 9

  • Senior Choir, Choir Room, 7:30 pm

Friday, Nov. 10

  • Junior Choir, Choir Room, 4:30 pm

Sunday, Nov. 12

  • Flea Market/Art, Craft &Trade Fair Follow-Up Meeting,

Room 104, 11:45 am

Monday, November 13

  • Church Offices closed

Community 4 Connection is back again this Tuesday, November 7 from 10 am to 2 pm here at Knox-Metropolitan in the Lower Hall.  This is a one-day, one-stop shop of services for people who are homeless, experiencing housing or hunger issues or at risk of being homeless.

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  Sunday, November 12th 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.

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 @ 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.

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 to 9 pm 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.

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.

If you would like to volunteer to fold the bulletins on a Friday afternoon around 3 pm, please contact the office 306 525 9128, or write your name on the sign-up sheet in the Lower Hall.

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.

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.

THANK-YOU’S & BOUQUETS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER:

Ushers/Greeters:  Norm  & Ethia Brown, Dot Philpot, Stewart Graham, Evelyn Gay.

Readers: David Cawood, Debra Burnett, Bob Ivanochko, Ferrah Graham, Aaron Balkaran.

Coffee Makers/servers: Rita Jolly-Mayes, Kelly Chiu, Laurie Ulmer, Cathy Currie, Jan Myers, Melva Townes, Ruth England, Elaine LaHaye, Carol Bryant, Ruth Copeland.

Sunday Collection Counters: Gilda Treleaven-Graham, Stewart Graham, Norm & Ethia Brown, Ann Swinton.

Bulletin folders:  Kate Johnson, Gilda Treleaven-Graham, Stewart Graham.

A BIG  THANK YOU from the Church Office to those who volunteered their time to stuff envelopes for the Stewardship program: Stewart Graham, Gilda Trealeaven-Graham, David Cawood, Gary Seib, Barbara Shourounis.

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)

From Our Neighbors

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.