Friday Newsletter November 18, 2022
November 18, 2022 | JKPC TEAMS
This Sunday at John Knox
You're invited to join us this Sunday, November 20, 2022, at 10:00 am for our Morning 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: Psalm 133
Morning Worship/Education Hours
- 10:00 am Worship in a Blended worship style
- 11:00 am Fellowship, Intergenerational, and Adult Church School
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.
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!
The Session has called a Congregational Meeting this Sunday, November 20 immediately following worship. This meeting is called for the election of Officers and changes in the by-laws. The Church Officer Nominating Committee will present the following people as nominees:
Elder – Tim Graves, Mary Carter, and Diane Whitaker
Deacon – Sharon Flannery, Anne Charboneau, and Clara Larrick
Thank You From the Mission Team
Thank You, Thank You to all who donated to the Hat and Mitten Tree this year. A total of 271 pairs of socks, hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves (some were hand knit!) have been received and will be delivered to three of our neighborhood schools very soon. Because of your generosity, a lot of heads, necks, hands, and feet will stay toasty warm this winter. And we mustn't forget, hearts too! The Mission Team
Gift Card Donations Needed
The PW will be raffling off a gift card and candy basket on Dec. 18th at the Christmas Banquet. 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.
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 9 am 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.
Parent's Morning Out
John Knox church is offering 3 hours of childcare on December 10 from 9 am-12 pm while parents Christmas shop during the holidays. There will be games, snacks, craft time, and a children’s holiday movie. Your child must be registered to attend. Ages 2-12. Registration forms are found on the table outside the church office or on the church’s website. The deadline to register is December 4. If you are available and interested in helping with this parent’s morning out, please contact the church office at or 317-291-0308 and leave your name and phone number. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Hamel at 317-750-6367. We will contact you once we know the number of children we have registered. Thanks for your help.
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 into the church office. Thank you!
Blue Christmas Service - Tuesday, December 13 - 6:30 pm
For many, the holiday season is not an especially happy time, as it brings back memories of loved ones no longer here. While Christmas is often filled with joy, it also can be filled with pain, sadness, and grief. This year, we will come together again in a time of worship to acknowledge those feelings in a “Blue Christmas Service”. This will be a service of scripture, music, and prayer. We hope you will feel led to come and share in this time of worship, as we offer all of who we are to God in this time of preparation for the Christ Child.
We will gather on Tuesday, December 13 at 11:45 am to carpool downtown to Ayres Tearoom at the Indiana State Museum. Our lunch reservations are at 12:30 pm. Please RSVP by calling the office or letting Lisa know. Please contact Lisa Crismore if you have any questions. Everyone is welcome!
Circle City Ringers
Save the date and time, Sunday, December 18th 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.
Bell Ringers for the Salvation Army
Bell Ringers are needed for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive! JKPC is scheduled to ring the bell on Monday, December 19, 2022, from 12;00 PM (Noon) to 6:00 PM, at the Speedway Kroger Store on Crawfordsville Road. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the bulletin board outside the office. Let's sign up, show up and ring those bells for this worthy cause. See Nancy Orme or anyone on the PWCT if you have questions.
Birthday Card Shower
Norma Kraft turns 98 years old! The Deacons would like to ask everyone to shower Norma with birthday cards for her birthday on December 28. Her address is 5103 Cold Harbor Drive, Apt. 142, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Norma was a very active member of John Knox before she moved to Florida to be close to her daughter, Marcia. She is still very alert and stays up to date with John Knox through the Tidings. She would love to receive some birthday cheer!
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.