Friday Newsletter November 4, 2022

November 4, 2022 | JKPC TEAMS

This Sunday at John Knox

You're invited to join us this Sunday, November 6, 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: John 13:1-17

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 9, 2022, at The Spark in Downtown Speedway for coffee and conversation from 1-3 p.m.

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. 

The Storehouse NEEDS! 

On Wednesday 10/26 the Storehouse Food Pantry served 107 families in 1.5 hours. They had planned for 72 clients (this was up from the previous Wednesday, and they quickly jumped into high gear as they packed boxes on the fly!  We celebrate the ability to serve those in need and that means the shelves are again bare. Can you help?

Au gratin or Escallped potatoes in the box 
18oz Peanut Butter
Cereal (all kinds)
15 oz canned peas or mixed vegetables (does not need to be named brands)
15 oz canned pears, peaches, or mixed fruit (again named brands are not necessary)
10.5 oz cans of soup (Tomato, Chicken Noodle, or Vegetable) 
1 lb packages of spaghetti or macaroni
15 oz cans of Chef Boyardee Spaghetti Meatballs or Lasagna. 
The next distribution is on November 12 packing will occur Monday through Wednesday of that week and help is needed to pack boxes. 

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 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!

Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time will begin this year on Sunday, November 6, 2022. So, when you go to bed Saturday evening, be sure to set your clocks BACK one hour.

African Food and Dessert Auction - November 6 at 11:15 am

Galleh Thoronka & Mamudu Bah will be preparing their native African food to thank our congregation for their support. They promise not to make it spicy or hot although there will be hot sauce available. Everyone is invited to attend the luncheon in Fellowship Hall. We are also asking our members who are good cooks to make a special dessert which will be auctioned off during the meal. All proceeds will go to subsidize the support grant for Galleh and Mamudu. This is funding their living expenses before receiving their work permit in November and establishing a job. Please sign-up on the bulletin board so we can plan appropriately. 

Adult Game Night

We loved our last "Not Youth", and "Not Quite Prime Timers" event so we are doing it again! Please join us for cards and games on November 9th from 5:30-8:30 pm. Feel free to bring a snack to share with the group or your favorite game.

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.

Open House/Reception

There will be an Open House/Reception for Matthew and Kayla Whitaker on 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! Your RSVP is requested by November 5th to Sharon Flannery at 317-271-7996.

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.

Congregational Meeting

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.

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.



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