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Road to emmaus

Luke 24: 13-35

Introduction to the scriptures for the third Sunday in the season of Easter, 2017 During the season of Easter, our stories from scripture describe how Jesus’ followers were coping with the loss of their leader.  This morning, we have an encounter story brought to us through the eyes of the author of Luke.  Listen... Read More

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Gavel Grapevine (Board Blog) – April 2017

Knox The April 8th Leadership Retreat turned out to be a very energizing event for everyone involved.  The Board owes a big debt of thanks to everyone who organized, facilitated, and participated in this big day.  Key topics for the day all tied to the 2017 theme of Knox’s 3-year plan – Knox, Neighbours, Next: ... Read More

Empty tomb 2017

Homily ~ Easter Sunday

Homily for Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 Based on John 20: 1-18 The empty tomb Opening Prayer:  Holy, gracious and amazing God, may the words on my lips and all that we bring to this time reflection on your holy Word for us, may all of it be acceptable in your sight this day, amen. What if Easter was not so much... Read More

Easter tomb

Jeremiah 31: 1-6 and John 20: 1-18

Introduction to the Readings for Easter Sunday, April 16 , 2017 Hear these words of redemptive hope based on God’s everlasting love offered to a desolate community of listeners.   May we, too, find ourselves consoled in our listening this day. Reading from the 31st chapter of the book of Jeremiah, verses 1-6. “At... Read More

7 ways to praise

7 Ways

Devotion: 7 Ways to Praise prepared by Michelle M. for the Knox Leadership Workshop I came across a word study on Praise recently, called 7 Ways to Praise*. Did you know that in the Old Testament there are several different kinds of praise to God, often translated from the Hebrew just as ‘sing praise’ or ‘praise’?... Read More

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Dedication of the new PEW BIBLES

A year ago the Worship team agreed that it was time to purchase a set of New Revised Standard Version or NRSV Bibles for the pews.  Our Altar Bible and the scripture readings we hear on Sundays are mostly NRSV and we wanted to have the same edition available in the pews for the congregation.  Colleen C. and Mary... Read More

Palm sunday

Message ~ April 9, 2017

Prayers of the People for Palm-Passion Sunday, April 9, 2017  Composed by Liz Bowyer for the people At Knox United Church, Vancouver God of life and love, we give you thanks that we are made in your image.  The light of your love brings sparkle and warmth to our own lives.  Hear our quiet prayers now as we release... Read More

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Djembe Drumming Workshop

Great turnout for the Knox Djembe Drumming Workshop organized by Colleen C. with instructor Milton Randall.  What a lot of Fun! A djembe or jembe  is a rope-tuned skin-covered  goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. The name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which... Read More

Raising lazarus

The Story of Lazarus

Reflection for Lent V, Sunday, April 2, 2017 Based on John 11: 1-46 The Story of Lazarus Opening Prayer:  Holy, gracious, and amazing God, may the words on my lips reflect the glory of your abiding love as we reflect together this day on your word for us in scripture.  Amen. Our readings this morning remind us... Read More

Dry bones

Ezekiel 37: 1-14 and John 11: 1-46

Our readings this morning remind us that while death is certainly a part of life, they also remind us that new life can and does emerge out of our experiences of death.  These is timely for our consideration as we come to the end of the season of Lent and our journey with Jesus to the cross.  Our first reading... Read More