Friday Newsletter - April 16, 2021
April 16, 2021 | Frank Mansell
The Spirit's Leading
Camp Pyoca Sunday at John Knox
You are invited to join us for worship - either in-person or online - at 9:00am or 11:00am this Sunday, April 18, 2021. If you wish to join us online for either service, you may do so through Facebook Live and our website. Click here for the order of service and link to watch the 9:00am service; click here for the order of service and link to watch the 11:00am service. We will have the joy of welcoming Rev. Molly DeWitt from Pyoca Camp and Retreat Center as our guest preacher this Sunday. We have enjoyed a long, fruitful partnership with Pyoca, and we are grateful for Molly sharing the message and letting us know what Pyoca is planning for this summer!
Jillian Flynn Ordination Service -
Sunday, April 18, 4:00pm
The Presbytery of Whitewater Valley will be ordaining Jillian Flynn to be a minister of the Word and Sacrament at an ordination service on Sunday, April 18, at 4:00pm, at John Knox Presbyterian Church. This service will be led by a commission of the presbytery, chaired by the Moderator of Presbytery, Ruling Elder Mike Whitfield of First Presbyterian Church, Shelbyville. The service will be held in-person and online, streamed on our Facebook Page and church website. Click here to go to our website for information on the order of service and watching the service online. This service represents the culmination of Jillian’s call to serve in ministry as a hospital chaplain at this time, and we are so excited to be able to host this special service at John Knox!
We Need Your Help Mulching! - April 17
Tomorrow at 9am, the landscape team will be mulching areas around the church, weather permitting. If it rains, the alternate day will be April 24. If anyone is available and willing to assist on that day, it would be much appreciated. Bring gloves, shovels, garden rakes and wheelbarrow, if available. Thanks for all your help!
Hostas and Easter Flowers Available
The landscape team still have hostas and Easter flowers left at the church. They are in pots located in the outside parlor garden area. Hostas will be of various varieties. If anyone would like one, please feel free to come and pick one up. The landscape team simply requests that you make a donation to the landscape fund. Checks can be made out to John Knox and marked "landscape fund."
Connecting Time with Frank - April 20 - 7:00pm
The next Connecting Time session will be on Tuesday, April 20, at 7:00pm, on Zoom. Click here for the link to the meeting on Zoom. You are invited to join me for this opportunity to ask any questions you might have about our upcoming move, to reflect on our shared ministry over the last 18 years, and to consider what lies ahead in our future in God's hands. Bring a Bible with you, as we will use Scripture to guide our discussion. Future sessions will take place on April 27, and May 3. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Butler Senior Recital - April 17 - 4:00pm
We have the joy of hosting the Senior Recital for Anna Grace Smith from Butler University tomorrow at 4:00pm. Anna is a Violin major in the Class of 2021, and her recital will be live-streamed by us over Facebook. Click here for the information and link on our website to watch! Please note that this is not open to the public for in-person guests.
Margaret Wilson Scholarship Applications
The Margaret Wilson Scholarship applications will be mailed out on April 5 to all prospective students. The applications for the scholarships will be available on the church’s website at www.johnknox.org and in the office for pick-up. Please be aware that the deadline for the scholarship applications to be submitted is May 9. They MUST be postmarked by May 6 or emailed to Lisa Crismore by May 9. If emailing your application, please use . If you have any questions, please contact Lisa.
Summer Camp at Pyoca
Summer will be here before you know it – what better way to spend a week of summer than at camp! Pyoca Camp and Retreat Center has a wonderful offering of programs this summer for children and youth, everywhere from 3-days to a full week. You can learn more about what is offered this summer, and register online, at Pyoca’s website www.pyoca.org. Pyoca is offering camps this summer with reduced capacity and safety protocols in place. If you wish to participate, please register now – spaces are filling-up fast!
Now that vaccinations for Covid-19 are being available for people over 16 years of age, you can go to vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov to register for an appointment if you are eligible. If you need assistance, feel free to call Amy Willis on her cell (317-250-6948) and she is happy to help you navigate the online registration process.
With a full and grateful heart,