Friday Newsletter November 5, 2021

November 5, 2021 | Amy Willis

Celtic Stewardship Sunday!

This Sunday at John Knox

You're invited to join us this Sunday, November 7th, either in-person or online - at 9:00 am for our Traditional Service, or at 11 am for our Contemporary Service. If you wish to join us online for worship, you may do so through Facebook Live and our website. Click here to watch our streaming live services. Please note: You do not have to have a Facebook account to view our services.

Daylight Savings Time Ends This Sunday, November 7

Don’t forget to set your clocks BACK one hour when you go to bed on Saturday, November 6, as that is when Daylight Savings ends.  We would hate for you to be an hour early to church on Sunday, November 7.

Stewardship Sunday - This Sunday

As a church, we are deeply grateful for the consistent and ever-flowing generosity of so many who have sustained the ministry of John Knox, especially during this time of transition.  And we are all invited to express that commitment to God on Stewardship Sunday on November 7.  Prior to that day, you will receive in the mail materials and a pledge card for 2022.  You are asked to complete that financial commitment and bring it with you that Sunday so it might be dedicated as part of our worship services.  If you are unable to be with us that day, then please feel free to mail it to the office or bring it another Sunday and place it in the offering.


 The Session has called a Congregational meeting for November 21 at 9:55 a.m. for the election of church officers.  The Church Officer Nominating Committee will present the following people as nominees: 

Elder – Patty McKinnon, Matthew Whitaker, Don Charboneau Jr., Barbara Williams, Rob Wistendahl (two-year term), Jon Barnhouse (one-year term) 

Deacon – Janet Norris, Teresa Gorrell, Barbara Weetman, Joann Marasco 

Trustee – Barbara Austin, Dave Lindgren 

Nominations from the floor will be accepted only if the person nominated has agreed to serve prior to the meeting.  


It is not too late to help support The Storehouse prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday food distribution. This year they are requesting a financial donation. If you wish to help them out with their holiday request your check should be written payable to the Church and allocate the funds to The Storehouse. This is a special request for the Thanksgiving holiday only. We will still have Food on the First and your food donations are greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please see any member of the Mission Team, Dan Bourne, Tim Graves, Carol McKeown or Bev Ray. 


- In honor of our veterans, the Mission Team invites everyone to make a financial donation to the New Beginnings Fund.  Our veterans have given so much to our country, and this is an opportunity we have to thank them by helping the least fortunate in our midst.  As you can see every month, we are assisting many people in our community with food, clothing, transportation, and other pressing needs.  Mark your donation “New Beginnings” and thank you for your continued, generous support which gives hope and peace to so many in our community. 


 Please contact Pastor Beth at 309.531.7076 for pastoral care while Lisa is gone November 8 - 14 


 - The Prime Timers will gather for a Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, November 16 at 12pm (note: this is later than our usual meeting). This will be held at the church. You are invited to bring a salad, side dish or dessert. Jim and Bonnie Graves will provide the turkey, stuffing and homemade noodles. Please sign-up and let us know what you plan to bring; contact the church office if you are planning to attend (317-291-0308). Everyone is welcome to come and get in the holiday spirit! 


What time is it? It's youth time. On Saturday, November 20th, we will meet at the church at 1:30pm to go to Dave and Busters in Greenwood for a day out. The plan is to return by 4pm. The cost is on the church, so it is FREE!! Youth invite a friend to join us. We will have fun. Be bless, be well, be there.  

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE – NOVEMBER 21- We will celebrate Thanksgiving as the ecumenical family of faith, gathering with churches throughout the Speedway community on Sunday, November 21, at 7pm at. Speedway Baptist Church, 2986 Moller Road Speedway, IN. The offering collected will support Storehouse Food Pantry. Mark your calendars and plan on celebrating in worship God’s goodness! 


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 27 for Hanging of the Greens. We will gather at 9am. Doughnuts, coffee and other drinks will be provided. We will 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 Christmas this season!

Join Pastor Beth for Coffee Shop Office Hours  --- November 12th

I'm setting up my office on Friday, Nov 12 from 10-12 at The Spark Coffee Shop, 1414 N Main, Speedway. Drop by, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and say hi!

Pastor Beth


Sundays at 9am and 11am

John Knox Presbyterian Church
3000 North High School Road | Indianapolis, Indiana 46224
(317) 291-0308