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

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Were You There?

On each Sunday of the Lenten season here at Knox United church we processed a Lenten symbol to the communion table, at the start of the service.  Following the placement of the visual on the table, thought-provoking questions were read to stimulate thinking about the scripture of the day. The symbols introduced... 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

Change colour

Change= courage + wisdom+ faith

Reflection and Scripture Intermingled   3 readers - Marg on Scripture with Liz & Sharon on Relfection and Prayers Marg: In these lenten weeks, the Exploring Faith Team have been inviting us to ponder the question “Who is Jesus for Me?” This is the question continually being considered by the community of... Read More

Healing of blindman

John 9: 1-41

Readings for Lent 4, March 26, 2017 John 9: 1-41 A Man Born Blind Receives Sight 9 As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so... Read More

Women at the well

Reflection ~ Woman at the Well

Message for the fourth Sunday in Lent, March 19, 2017   Based on John 4: 5-42 The Samaritan Woman Opening Prayer: Holy, gracious, and amazing God, may the words on my lips bear witness to the good news of Jesus and to the power of his life giving and holy conversations in our stories from scripture this day. ... Read More