Reflection ~ October 26, 2014

Reflection for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost, Year A, Peace Sabbath, October 26, 2014 Based on Deuteronomy 34: 1-12 “Moses dies and is buried in Moab” And  Matthew 22: 34-46 “Love God, love your neighbour as yourself” Offered by: Liz Bowyer Opening Prayer: Holy, gracious, and amazing God, may the words on my... Read More

Readings ~ October 26, 2014

Introduction to the readings for October 26, 2014, Peace Sabbath and the twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. Our reading from the Hebrew texts this morning comes to us from the final chapter of the book of Deuteronomy.    Like many United Church congregations across the country, we here at Knox, have been reflecting... Read More

Readings ~ October 19, 2014

Introduction to the readings for the 19th after Pentecost, October 19, 2014 This morning our reading from Hebrew Scriptures shows how Moses’ relationship with God has evolved over time.   It also emphasizes the revelation of God’s character over and against Moses’ longing for intimacy with God as he begs God to... Read More

Readings ~ October 12, 2014

Introduction to the readings for Thanksgiving Sunday, the 18th Sunday after Pentecost, October 12, 2014 In honour of our celebration of Thanksgiving this morning, we move away from the stories of our faith ancestors, the ancient Israelites, taken from the books of Exodus and Genesis, moving for today, to the book... Read More

Message ~ Thanksgiving Sunday October 12

Based on Deuteronomy 8: 7-18 God will bring you to a bountiful land Psalm 65, VU p. 782 God provides, the valleys shout and sing And Luke 17: 11-19 Ten healed, one returns to give thanks   Opening Prayer:  Holy, gracious and amazing God, may the words on my lips and the thoughts and feelings in our hearts and... Read More

Message ~ October 5, 2014

The 17th Sunday after Pentecost, October 5, 2014 World Communion Sunday   Based on the readings from: Exodus 20: selected verses 1-4; 7-9; 12-20   “The Ten Commandments” And  Matthew, Chapter 21, verse 33-46     “The unscrupulous tenants of the vineyard” Introductory Comments:  Today we celebrate World Communionn... Read More

Readings ~ October 5, 2014

Introduction to the readings for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, October 5, 2014 In our first reading for today from the book of Exodus, we hear God’s introduction of the 10 commandments, given to Moses and Aaron at Mt. Sinai.   Listen deeply to these words, offered so long ago for our faith ancestors struggling... Read More