Friday Newsletter August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022 | JKPC TEAMS
This Sunday at John Knox
You're invited to join us this Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 10:00 am 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: Matthew 28:16-20
Peace and Global Witness Offering
On Sunday, Sept. 4th, we will be collecting your donations to the Peace & Global Witness Offering. Your check should be made payable to the Church and allocated to Peace & Global Witness (P&GW), 75% of your donation will be sent to the PCUSA and 25% is retained by JKPC for our use as needed. In these times of drought, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and social injustice, your donation can be a sign of hope for so many, Thank you for giving, The Mission Team
The youth will gather today after the worship service at 11:30am and watch the movie, “A Perfect Game”. There will be pizza, popcorn and soft drinks. Hope to see you there!
Shayla's last Sunday is August 28 (this Sunday) as she has accepted a position with First Christian Church of Bloomington as their assistant director of music and organist. She will begin there on September 1. On August 28 we will celebrate her gift of music during worship and then have a reception following worship. As is the practice of this church, if you would like to extend a financial gift as a thank you, please make the check out to John Knox and put Shayla in the memo line.
Summer Worship/Education Hours
- 9:00 am Church School
- 10:00 am Worship in a Blended worship style
- 11:00 am Fellowship with everybody
The Session has agreed to continue the one blended service at 10:00am with fellowship and education opportunities at 11:00 am! We will continue to listen and monitor how this schedule works.
Session Members: Jon Barnhouse, Dan Bourne, Ann Hamel, Sue Hartman, Pam Herman, Patty McKinnon, Bev Ray, Matthew Whitaker, Barb Williams and Rob Wistendahl
Coffee With Pastor Beth @ The Spark on August 26 is Canceled
Community Picnic - Tomorrow - from 11 am-2 pm.
The annual Community Picnic is tomorrow, Saturday, August 27, from 11:00–2:00 pm. This is a time for us to go outside the church and show our community hospitality. Free food, a DJ, a bounce house, and games will be free. Freddy Fever, the Fever's mascot for the Indiana WNBA, will entertain us. SET-UP is tomorrow at 9am. If you are unable to set-up, come at 10am to confirm where you can help. Thank you for making this such a special event for our community!
The Prime Timers will be gathering on Wednesday, September 7 at noon for a pitch-in. We will connect with each other while we have lunch. Afterward, Lisa will share some of her pictures from her trip to Ireland, Germany, and Italy. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend as everyone is welcome.
The rest of the year's dates to meet are Tuesday, October 4 (to celebrate Lisa's birthday, we will eat at the Sugar Factory Downtown), Wednesday, November 2 (celebrate Thanksgiving with a pitch-in), and Tuesday, December 6 (LS Ayres Tearoom for Christmas).
Intergenerational Sunday School
We will begin a new adventure on Sunday mornings starting September 11 at 11am. This will follow the worship service. This will be offered for children, youth and adults. There will be a Bible scripture with story presented in an interesting way along with an activity, time to discuss and a light snack. Patty will continue to offer her class for those adults, who might want a quieter version of church school. Willy and the youth will be included in this new offering. Come and check it out! It should be a chance to get to know all ages of our congregation. If you have questions, please see Lisa Crismore!
Pyoca All Church Retreat September 23-25
Rev. M. Elizabeth Wagner will be our speaker at this year's retreat! Beth is our 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 and 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! The Last Day to register is September 11.
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.
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.