Friday Newsletter June 3, 2022

June 3, 2022 | Amy Willis

Please protect your neighbor 

As we monitor the Covid virus we are seeing 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 coldPLEASE STAY HOME and worship via Facebook. As usual, masks and hand sanitizer are available at the church. Let's keep everyone safe and healthy.

Coffee With Pastor Beth

Coffee with Pastor Beth is back at "The Spark" in downtown Speedway, Friday, June 3 - 10 am.  Pastor Beth's special little people (grands) will be joining her this week. 

This Sunday at John Knox

You're invited to join us this Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. for our Traditional Service or at 11:00 a.m. for our Contemporary 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: Acts 2:1-21 

The June 2022 Edition of the Tidings is Available

The June 2022 Tidings Newsletter and calendar are now available for your information. Click here to view the June 2022 Tidings and calendar. There is a lot of information inside this edition, so we hope you take the time to read it thoroughly and consider how you are called to be a part of this Open.Caring.Community.

Charles Viefhaus Open House

Terence and Karen Veifhaus would like to invite you to celebrate Charles Viefhaus’ graduation from Brownsburg High School and celebrate him moving on to the next milestone in his life. Charles will be attending the Culinary Institute of America in the fall of 2022. You are invited to sample his culinary skills at his Open House TODAY immediately following the second Service in Fellowship Hall.

Pentecost Offering - June 5

The time is approaching when we will wear red and show our support to the PCUSA by donating on this special offering day.  40% of what we collect stays with JKPC to use as we see fit, 60% will be forwarded to the PCUSA to support young adult volunteers, youth ministries, and children at risk.  Each of us understands the language of love in our hearts.  Let’s give generously.

What Are you Doing on June 11?

Circle City Sound, Indy's own premier men's chorus (Pastor Beth's husband as part of this chorus) is proud to return to the stage at the beautiful Marian University Theatre. Our show will feature The Ladies Quartet and Pratt Street Power, both renowned throughout the Barbershop Harmony community for their excellence in singing and entertaining audiences around the country. There may even be an appearance from the 2015 International Champions, Instant Classic!

Our chorus is also inviting past chorus members to "Be Our Guest" on stage for a grand finale. You won't want to miss it!

Saturday, June 11, 2022
7:00 - 10:00 PM EDT
Marian University Theatre
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222

Get Tickets HE!

Youth Pizza Lunch
An incorrect date was listed in the Tidings this month. Please note: The Youth will be having a pizza lunch on June 12 at 1 pm at Donato’s 5620 Crawfordsville Road Suite AA Indianapolis IN 46224 Please let us know if you are planning to come so we can make the appropriate arrangements.

Let's Get Ready for Summer

Youth and families are all getting ready for summer activities and VBS is quickly approaching, June 27th - July 1st.  As You are making your summer plans, please let us know if your youth would prefer to participate in either assisting through VBS or doing local mission projects.

A Special Father's Day Gift

Did you know you can do alternative giving for Father’s Day?  Make a financial donation on June 19 to help with New Beginnings (JKPC food cabinet) for people who come here needing help with food, gas, and other needs.  It’s a good feeling to know we can help our neighbors.  Mark your donation “New Beginnings,” and thank you for your continuing efforts to make this such an Open. Caring. Community!

Vacation Bible School

Join us for Vacation Bible School on June 27-July 1 from 5:30-8:30 pm with dinner provided. Our theme will be “Knights of North Castle.” Come and join us as we seek to find strength in God by putting on our armor of truth, justice, peace, faith, and salvation! You won’t want to miss meeting our puppet mascot Sparky! Iglesia Hermandad Cristiana and Kelly and Jon Simpson have confirmed that they will be joining us for this special event. CDs are available if your attending children would like one ahead of time. Also, we have registration sheets in the office if you would like to pre-register to help beat the registration line the first night of the event. If you would like to help or donate items, please see the sign-up sheets on the bulletin outside the office.

July 3 will be a combined worship service at 10 am to celebrate the week of VBS. It will be close to the holiday, but we are hoping to get the children back to sing as well as share what was special about this week. Please come to join the celebration!

Prime Timers

The Prime Timers will be gathering on Wednesday, June 29 for a pitch-in. This is not our regular meeting time but due to having Kelly and Jon Simpson we had to change it. The Simpsons will be sharing with us about their travels and updating us on what is happening in the ministry with World Reach. We look forward to hearing from them.

Also, to stay on schedule, we will be meeting again on Tuesday, July 5. This time we will be eating out at Charbonos in Avon. We will gather at 11:30 to carpool from the church. If you want to meet us, plan to arrive at the restaurant at noon. Please know that everyone is welcome to join us.

Pyoca Summer Camp Applications

Pyoca summer camp scholarships are once again being offered to all children and youth who complete an application.  Applications are available in an envelope on the Mission Bulletin Board, right outside the kitchen.  The application includes a message to parents and directions on where completed forms are to be returned.  The deadline for submitting applications is Sunday, June 30.  Please contact Lisa Crismore (317-291-0308 or ) if you have any questions.  And visit to see the various summer camps offered this year, and to register – don’t delay!

Curtis/Ricketts Scholarship

Curtis/Ricketts Continuing Education Scholarship for non-traditional students was started as a memorial for Judy Ricketts’ parents before her parents moved back to Indiana and before the death of her brother. They had all agreed to do this when the first parent passed away. 

This scholarship is being handled by the church and funded through donations. Those eligible for the scholarship have earned a GED diploma or a HSE (High School Equivalency) and then decide to pursue continuing education or someone who earned a regular high school diploma and decides at age 26 or older to pursue continuing education. Continuing education could include college, or training in culinary arts, heating, and cooling, plumbing, auto repair, etc. 
Guidelines and applications for the $500 2022 scholarship are available in the church office. The deadline for submitting the applications is July 30, 2022. JKPC members will receive first priority, then relatives of JKPC members, people referred by JKPC members, and finally people referred by the Wayne Township Adult Basic Education Department. All applicants must already have or be seeking a loan, grant, or other scholarship. Documentation must be provided for any of these forms of funding and attached to the scholarship application. Proof of acceptance into a college or program must also accompany the application. 
This scholarship is supported by donations. Everyone is welcome to contribute to support a student in fulfilling their dream of continuing their education. If you are interested, please make your check out to John Knox Presbyterian Church, and in the memo line note that it is to go toward the “Curtis/Ricketts Scholarship.” This can be given at any time throughout the year. 
Thank you for your help, and please feel free to talk to Lisa Crismore if you need more information, or would like application material.

Announcing Summer Worship/Education Hours

Starting June 19th – August 2022

9:00 am Sunday School
10:00 am Worship in a Blended worship style
11:00 am Fellowship with everybody

Save the Date
Pentecost – June 5
Charles Viefhaus Open House - June 5
Youth Pizza Lunch - June 12 - 1 pm
Soccer Camp - June 20-24
Prime Timers Pitch-in - June 29
Vacation Bible School - June 27-July 1
Griefshare begins  July 6th! What for more information.


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