Friday Newsletter November 11, 2022
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This Sunday at John Knox
You're invited to join us this Sunday, November 13, 2022, at 10:00 am for our Combined 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: Galatians 5:16-26
Fall Worship/Education Hours
- 10:00 am Worship in a Blended worship style
- 11:00 am Fellowship, Intergenerational, and Adult Church School
Coffee With Pastor Beth
Come join Pastor Beth Wednesday, November 16, 2022, from 1-3 pm at MOTW Coffee and Pastries for tasty treats and conversation. 4873 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254
Mission Study Small Groups
Mission Study Smalls Groups continue to meet this week. Please remember to do the bible study prior to your group meeting.
November 2022 Tidings and Calendar are Now Available
The November 2022 Tidings and Calendar are 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 November Tidings and Calendar.
Main Door Entry
Next time you stop by the church you will notice that we have a new doorbell. This has been installed for the safety of the Co-op children, John Knox staff, and visitors. Please ring the doorbell for entry into the building during business hours.
There will be an Open House/Reception for Matthew and Kayla Whitaker on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 1-4 pm at John Knox Presbyterian Church. The reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Come Congratulate the Newlyweds! Hope to see you there!
Look for the Tree
The Mission Team has put up the Hat & Mitten Tree! We are collecting donations of hats, mittens, gloves, scarves and warm socks and delivering them to children in need with the help of our neighborhood schools. We will accept your donations through Sunday, November 13, 2022. and deliver them to the schools soon afterward. Please help our neighborhood kiddos stay warm by showing them our love. Thank You!
GriefShare, Surviving the Holidays
Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?
Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:
· How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
· What to do about traditions and other coming changes
· Helpful tips for surviving social events
· How to discover hope for your future
Please come join us for a two-hour seminar: Griefshare Surviving the Holidays. There will be two opportunities for this event November 13th, 1:30-3:30 or November 16th, 6 pm-8 pm. Please register on the Griefshare website or sign up on the bulletin outside of the church office. Contact Jillian Flynn with any questions.
We will celebrate Thanksgiving as the ecumenical family of faith, gathering with churches throughout the Speedway community on Sunday, November 20, at 7 pm at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (6118 Crawfordsville Road). Mark your calendars and plan on celebrating in worship God’s goodness!
Circle City Ringers
Save the date and time, Sunday, December 18th at 3:30 pm. The Presbyterian Women have some exciting news. One, The Circle City Bell Ringers will be returning to entertain us at 3:30 pm in the sanctuary, and two, for the first time since 2019, Harry Greene will be catering his delicious meal following the program. Dinner is expected to be served around 5:00 pm.
A Freewill Offering will be taken up for the Circle City Bell Ringers during their performance.
Tickets for the banquet will be $12.00 per person and will go on sale November 20 – December 11 in the hallway after service or you may phone the church office for reservations. Checks should be made out to: PWJKC for the banquet. Please plan to attend the performance and the dinner and remember to invite your friends. The afternoon is open to the public. Reservations are required for the dinner. A perfect event for the Christmas season.
The Session has called a Congregational Meeting for November 20 immediately following worship. This meeting is called for the election of Officers and changes in the by-laws.
Hanging of the Greens
The Worship Team and Chancel Guild invite everyone in the church to join us in decorating the church for Advent and Christmas. You are invited to come on Saturday, November 26, for the Hanging of the Greens. We will gather at 9am for a scrumptious breakfast, then work throughout the morning placing decorations around the church. We hope you will join us for this great opportunity for fellowship. Thanks for your willingness to assist in making the church look beautiful for this Christmas season.
Christmas is coming! The annual Christmas play is on December 4 at 6:30 pm and will be a “Paper Bag Celebration!” Of course there will be some Christmas carols to get us in the holiday spirit! More exciting things to come, but for now we are asking you to save your paper grocery bags (you may ask for extra at the store). Although we can use plastic as well. Mark your calendars as we hope to see you there.
Poinsettias & Wreaths - Due December 18
We will have eight live wreaths to decorate the entrances to the church, the sanctuary, and the fellowship hall this Advent and Christmas. If you would like to donate one or more of these, they are $14 each. Christmas poinsettias may also be ordered now, and they are $10 a plant. Please make your check out to the church, mark it “Wreaths & Poinsettias”, who you wish it to be in honor or memory of, and turn it in to the church office. Thank you!
Gift Card Donations Needed
The PW will be raffling off a gift card and candy basket on Dec. 18th at the Christmas Banquet on December 18th. We need gift cards. If you would like to donate gift cards, please give them to Sandy Jordan or anyone on the PWCT. We would appreciate receiving your donation by November 27th, 2022.
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.