Friday Newsletter February 24, 2023

February 24, 2023 | JKPC TEAMS

Worship At John Knox this Sunday!

You're invited to join us this Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 10:00 am for our Morning Worship Service. If you'd like to join us online for worship, you can do so through Facebook Live. Click here to watch our streaming live services. So that you know, you do not have to have a Facebook account to view our services. Our scriptures this Sunday:1 Kings 19:11-12

Join Us for:

10:00 am Worship Service in a blended style

11:00 am Intergenerational & Adult Church School

Devotions for Lent

We are so pleased to be utilizing the devotional, “Bless the Lent we Actually Have 40 Days to Reflect, Pray, and Bless Our Imperfect Lives.”  Written and edited by Kate Bowlen, Jessica Richie, Brenda Thompson, and Harriet Putman. Kate and Jessica were co-authors of last year’s Lenten Study Book “Good Enough”.  Each week we will be focusing on a concept from the devotional, and we invite you to use it as a daily devotional, with the exception of Sundays (this is traditionally how the “40 days of Lent” are calculated. Devotionals are available for pick up on the table outside the sanctuary.

Speedway Coop Pre-school

Enrollment for the Speedway Coop Preschool has begun! (February 17). If you would like to sign your child up please visit

Coffee With Pastor Beth

The NEXT Coffee Shop office hours are February 27, from 10–12 pm at The Spark on the corner of 14th and Main Street in Speedway, IN! (Parking in Back) Join me for coffee, tea, and conversation.

Let Your Life Speak Lenten Book

Rev. Parker Palmer shares deep wisdom in Let Your Life Speak, and this book is a great companion to our Lenten listening journey together. Let Your Life Speak: Listening to the Voice of Vocation is available on Amazon in hardcopy or Kindle versions (there are also several used book options). We will meet on Wednesdays during Lent (starting on March 1) at 7 pm at the church and on ZOOM.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 587 451 4508

Check with pastors if you need a passcode



A Service of Witness to the Resurrection - Norma Kraft - March 2

A service of witness to the resurrection will be held for Norma Kraft at John Knox on March 2, 2023. Visitation will be at 1:30 pm with the service beginning at 2 pm.

A Service of Witness to the Resurrection - Dawnie Barnhouse - March 4

A service of witness to the resurrection will be held for Dawnie Barnhouse at John Knox on March 4, 2023. Visitation will be from 11 am – 1 pm, with the service beginning at 1 pm. We will have supper in Dawnie’s honor beginning around 3:00 p.m. To read Dawnie's obituary, click here.

Fanfare Please - The Personnel Team would like to Introduce our New Organist

Madelin Foster is joining the JKPC family starting March 2! A Ball State University graduate and current Speedway resident, Madelin Foster has her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education, K-12, with a focus on clarinet, organ, and piano. Originally from Valparaiso, IN, she has also lived and worked in Southern France and New York City before settling in Indianapolis in 2017. In addition to being an organist/pianist, she teaches piano and ukulele privately and stays home with her two children, Amélie(2) and Théo(1). Arts, languages, traveling, and children bring her great joy.  

Office Coverage

The personnel team is looking for volunteers to cover the Secretary’s desk when Amy is out. Contact: Amy Willis in the church office for more information. 317-291-0308

Pancake Breakfast for Storehouse Families

On Saturday morning March 11, we will host a pancake breakfast in the fellowship hall for families served by the Storehouse. Volunteers are needed to set up Friday the 10th and then on Saturday we have opportunities to help in the kitchen, to greet and serve our guests and to help clean up after breakfast. A signup sheet with times and job descriptions will be available on the Storehouse table in the hallway. Training will be provided. See Pastor Beth or any member of the Transition Team for questions. Come See What We're Growing Here!

Please Protect Your Neighbor

As we monitor the Covid virus, we see an increase in cases in our area and flu and RSV. 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 in several locations at the church. Let's keep everyone safe and healthy.


Sundays at 10am

Fellowship & Church School at 11am

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