Summer covenant

Summer Covenant

 In Matthew’s gospel, we are encouraged to ‘go and make disciples’.  This summer, we have a chance to do that very thing together as we gather for worship with our neighbour churches-Dunbar Ryerson, Shaughnessy Heights, and St. Stephen’s.   This morning, we come before God acknowledging that many of us are more... Read More


Homily ~ June 4, 2017

Pentecost Sunday Based on Acts 2: 1-21 Opening Prayer:  Holy, Gracious, and Amazing God, may the words on my lips and our thoughts and feelings in response to our reflections to your Word be acceptable in your sight this day, amen. This morning our reading from scripture call us to let go the season of Easter as... Read More


Acts 2: 1-21

Introduction to the Readings for Pentecost Sunday, June 5, 2017 To set the scene for this morning’s reading, imagine yourself gathered with that intrepid band of followers who had given up everything they knew about living to follow in the Way of Jesus.  It’s a way that has taken them all over the Judean... Read More

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Knox United Church Goes to the Dogs!

On Sunday May 28th, Knox United Church held its annual Blessing of the Animals service.   As the service began, it was marked by a noisy barking chorus as the dogs greeted old friends and made new acquaintances.  Pleased with themselves, they soon tucked in their tails and settled down.  The theme of the service... Read More


Messsage ~ May 21, 2017

Message for the sixth Sunday in the season of Easter Based on: John 14: 5-21 The Advocate, the Spirit of Truth, will be with you Opening Prayer:  Gracious and amazing God, may the words on my lips and the thoughts and feelings we experience as we reflect together on your Holy Word for us this day, may all of it be... Read More

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Courageous Women

On Mother's Day this year at Knox,  we celebrated courageous women in scripture and in our lives. The following are some special testimonies to courageous women through the ages from a variety of voices in the congregation. Judy Langdon had 20 women who had influenced her life on her list and choose to speak on... Read More

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John 14: 15-21

Introductions to the readings for Sunday, May 21, 2017 After we celebrate the joy of the resurrection at Easter, we might be inclined to fall back into our everyday routines.  We might be inclined to put away thoughts of what it means to take part in a living and growing faith sustained by the presence of the... Read More

Women in scripture

Exodus 2: 1-10 and Luke 2: 41-52 and Acts 16:

Introduction to the Readings for Mother’s Day  Sunday, May 14, 2017 The bible is full of stories about real people, people just like us.  Just like us, they were people with hopes and dreams.   Just like us, they were people who had faults and flaws but also strength and character.  The bible is full of stories... Read More

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Gavel Grapevine ~ May 2017

May Gavel Grapevine & Minute 4 Teams It feels like only a few days have passed since the last Gavel Grapevine blog update, but here it is, May 7th already!  Knox The Board has a working meeting coming up on May 11th.  This date has been reserved to focus on a plan for Team Covenants.  If you belong to a team,... Read More

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Reflection ~ May 7, 2017

Reflection for Easter 4 Opening Prayer:  Shepherding God, may the words on my lips be acceptable in your sight as we reflect together on your holy Word for us this day.  Amen. Actions speak louder than words’ is a figure of speech that popped into my mind as I prepared for this morning’s reflection based on our... Read More