Friday Newsletter August 12, 2022

August 15, 2022 | JKPC TEAMS

This Sunday at John Knox

You're invited to join us this Sunday, August 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. for our Combined Summer Worship Service. If you wish to join us online for worship, you may do so through Facebook Live. Click here to watch our streaming live services. Please note: You do not have to have a Facebook account to view our services. Our scripture this Sunday is Philippians 1: 3-11 and John 3:17,18a

Summer Pick-up Choir

Summer Pick-up Choir Opportunity THIS SUNDAY! Join the choir for a morning. No stress, low commitment, and a chance to sing something easy as part of the choir! We will gather promptly 30 minutes before the start of the worship service. You will be provided with music. We have two familiar hymns planned to sing. NO audition is required! Join us for one or both of these dates!

Summer Worship/Education Hours

9:00 am Church School

10:00 am Worship in a Blended worship style

11:00 am Fellowship with everybody

Please protect your neighbor


As we monitor the Covid virus, we see an increase in cases in our area. Just a reminder that if you are not feeling well, even if you think it is something as simple as a cold, PLEASE STAY HOME and worship via Facebook. As usual,  masks and hand sanitizer are available at the church. Let's keep everyone safe and healthy.



Pastor Beth

Summer Worship Review

This summer we are experimenting with one worship service. The worship team has used a very different style of worship including creative moment time for interaction and reflection. We have also used a blended style of worship music. We have not set an end date for this experiment, our first series Creation Spirituality is ending, and felt like this would be a great time to get some feedback. The ultimate decision regarding worship is a Session responsibility, your honest input is desired. If you missed the opportunity to participate in the small group review last Sunday feel free to fill out the survey (an email should be arriving in your inbox shortly).

August 2022 Tidings and Calendar are Now Available

The August 2022 Tidings and Calendar are now available for your review. We have a lot of activities going on at John Knox. How will you be a part of this Open.Caring.Community this month? Click here to view the August Tidings and Calendar.

Coffee and Coloring With Pastor Beth at the MOTW THIS SATURDAY only from 1-3.

Why Coloring? What once was an activity that kept so many of us entertained as children are now resurfacing as a trend adults are coming to love.The top 7 benefits of coloring for adults:

  • Your brain experiences relief by entering a meditative state
  • Stress and anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered
  • Negative thoughts are expelled as you take in positivity
  • Focusing on the present helps you achieve mindfulness
  • Unplugging from technology promotes creation over consumption
  • Coloring can be done by anyone, not just artists or creative types
  • It's a hobby that can be taken with you wherever you go

So come color with Pastor Beth from 1-3. You don't have to worry about supplies; Pastor Beth comes with many coloring supplies, coloring pages, pencils, pens, and markers. Don't want to color then just come and visit with us.


Our Mission Study - New Beginnings will have a grand kick-off on August 24th. Save that Evening! We are just beginning to get things going!

 GriefShare Group

Join Pastor Jillian Flynn as she leads this support group. The resources in GriefShare will help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. Our group will meet from 5:45 -7:30 pm on Wednesdays. This group will meet for 13 weeks and run from July 6 to September 28. People are invited to join at any time.

Pyoca is Celebrating 70 Years of Camp

Join us Saturday, August 20th as we celebrate seventy years of ministry at Pyoca. This family-friendly day will feature tours, camp activities, complimentary lunch, and a look into Pyoca’s past, present, and future.

Throughout the day we will be raising funds to support camper scholarships. Your support of our scholarship fund will help ensure that summer camp and all of our year-round programs remain accessible to all for years to come.

Guests are welcome to join us for any portion of the day’s activities:

   10:00 am – Camp Activities Tours


Climbing Tower

Guided Hikes

   1:00 pm – Lunch

   1:30 pm -  Pyoca: Past, Present, & Future

Visit for more information and to RSVP

Community Picnic - August 27 from 11 am-2 pm

The annual Community Picnic will be here on Saturday, August 27 from 11:00-2:00 pm. This is a time for us to go outside the church and to show hospitality to our community.  There will be free food, a DJ, a bounce house, and games. Freddy Fever, the Fever’s mascot for the Indiana WNBA will entertain us. There are so many ways that you can support this event. Please take the time to look in the basket in the main hallway and select an envelope with various items to purchase. You can sign-up on the bulletin board to serve in numerous ways on this special day.  We definitely need your help! 

Please pick up your yard sign on or after August 7. If you would like to take more than one to share at a busy area in our community, please do so.  We ask that you save your sign and collect the extras after the picnic to reuse next year.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa anytime (317-291-0308 or ) or any Deacon. Thank you in advance for your donations and prayers. This Deacon-sponsored event needs everyone’s help. Thank you for making this such a special event for our community!

Community Picnic Opportunity

Are you looking for a chance to share?  Do you have some clothing taking up space in your closet?  DONATE IT to the Mission Team at JKPC for their clothing give-away being held for the guests of our Community Picnic.  A single donation of no more than 15 pieces of clothing per person/family, clean and in good shape, will be greatly appreciated.  Bring your clothing items to the Church by Wednesday, August 24th, 2022. 

All pieces of clothing left after the picnic will be donated to the Lynhurst Baptist Church (LBC) Community Center, If you have any questions please see any member of the Mission Team, Pastor Beth Wagner, or Lisa Crismore, Thank you for giving! 

Youth Update

Blessings to all. We are getting ready to reinitiate our Sunday School conversations.  We will continue using the Kleer series curriculum. Get ready for a new season of fun, learning and sharing our hearts and thoughts with each other! The new series is called, Jesus …? We are also planning a movie day for August 28th with lunch included after our combined service.  Hope to see you there!

Pyoca All Church Retreat September 23-25

Rev. M. Elizabeth Wagner will be our speaker at this year’s retreat!  Beth is a full-time transitional pastor and will be sharing with us a topic entitled “Drawn In” asking some questions such as “What brings you alive? What truly moves your soul in the deepest way?

Click here to view and print the registration brochure. This brochure provides additional information on this Theme/topic... There will also be activities for children, as well as intergenerational activities for us throughout the weekend.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful weekend of spiritual fellowship, nurture, and most importantly – in a truly beautiful place amidst God’s creation!

Save the Date

Pick-Up Choir - August 14

Clothing Donations Due August 24

Community Picnic - August 27

Youth Group Movie Day - August 28


Sundays at 10am with an offering of fellowship or Church School at 11am

John Knox Presbyterian Church
3000 North High School Road | Indianapolis, Indiana 46224
(317) 291-0308