Knox WORSHIP SERVICES

Knox WORSHIP SERVICES

Sunday Worship 10 am

Upcoming Worship Services

All Services are at 10 am

 

May 7 Good Shepherd Sunday and Communion

May 14  Mother’s Day: Celebrating Women of Courage in Word and Music

May 21 Victoria Day Weekend-Join us! 

May 28  Join us for the Annual Blessing of Pets service

 

June 4 Celebrate the Birthday of the church at Pentecost (and Communion)

June 11 Celebrating Our Trinitarian Faith

June 18 Father’s Day: Celebrating the Wisdom of Fathers and Father Figures  Instrumental Music:  Chimers

June 25 Celebrating Canada’s 150th!

 

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Lion

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... Read More


Couregeous women

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... Read More


John 14

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... Read More


Asenstion

May 21, 2017

Knox  United Church - A Sacred Space     Sunday, May 21, 2017 Easter 6 ♫áRise as you are able.        ♫+Please remain seated   Prelude:  "Air from the D Major Suite" - J.S. Bach Greeting: In the Spirit of Jesus... 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... Read More


Love you mom

May 14, 2017 ~ Mother's Day

 KNOX – A Sacred Space May 14, 2017, Mother’s Day  Celebrating Women                    ♫áRise as you are able.              ♫+Please remain seated Prelude:  “On Eagle's Wings”       Michael Joncas; Arr.: Janet Vogt... Read More


Action baby

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... Read More


Act 2

Acts 2: 42-47 and John 10: 1-10

Introductions to the readings for Sunday, May 7, 2017 During the season of Easter, after we celebrate the joy of the resurrection, we find ourselves easily slip back into habits and patterns of our ‘normal’... Read More


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May 7, 2017

Knox United Church - A Sacred Space     Easter 4         Good Shepherd Sunday and Communion Sunday, May 7, 2017                  ↑Please rise as you are able   +Please remain seated Prelude:  Canzon Arioso   Andrea... Read More


Risen

Reflection ~ April 30, 2017

Reflection for the third Sunday the season of Easter, 2017 Based on Luke 24: 13-35 On the road to Emmaus  Opening Prayer:  Holy One, may the words on my lips be acceptable in your sight in this re-telling of one of... Read More


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. ... Read More


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Minute 4 Teams ~ Worship

The Worship Team has 5 lay members and 4 staff members.  For each service, all year long, there is careful planning based on the seasons of the church year, the lectionary, scripture, appropriate preludes,... Read More


Third sunday of easter

April 30, 2017

Knox United ≈ a Sacred Space Third Sunday of Easter    April 30, 2017   Resurrection terrifies because it shakes up the comfortable, natural order of things, and brings back to life what should be left dead.  What... Read More


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April 23, 2017

Today we welcome Rev. Janice Guthrie to the pulpit       Knox United ≈ a Sacred Space                Second Sunday of Easter        April 23, 2017    Resurrection terrifies because it shakes up the comfortable,... 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... 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... 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... Read More


Happy easter

EASTER Sunday Worship Service 10 am

Knox United ≈ a Sacred Space                Easter Sunday with Communion          April 16, 2017      áPlease rise as you are able   +Please remain seated   Prelude: “Trumpet Voluntary” Jeremiah Clarke ... Read More


Good friday 2017

April 14, 2017 ~ Good Friday

The Sayings of Jesus on the cross are seven expressions traditionally attributed to Jesus during his crucifixion. Since the 16th century, these sayings have been widely used in preaching on Good Friday and entire... 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... Read More


Hosanna

April 9, 2017 ~ Palm Passion Sunday

   Knox United ≈ a Sacred Space        Palm Passion Sunday,  April 9, 2017                                                                                                                                  Theme:... 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... 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... Read More


Bones

April 2, 2017 ~ LENT 5

Knox United ≈ a Sacred Space 5th Sunday in Lent April 2, 2017 Theme: Waiting for new life   áPlease rise as you are able   +Please remain seated   Prelude:   "Morning has Broken"  Fred Bock Invitation:  On this... 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... 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... Read More


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March 26, 2017 ~ LENT 4

 Knox United ≈ a Sacred Space 4th Sunday in Lent March 26, 2017 Theme: Looking Past Appearances   áPlease rise as you are able   +Please remain seated Prelude: “Now the Green Blade Rises” (Noel Nouvelet) Michael... 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... Read More


Woman aat the well

Exodus 17:1-7 and John 4:5-42

Readings for  Lent 3, March 19, 2017 Exodus 17:1-7 Water from the Rock 17 From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but... Read More


Purple tulips

March 19, 2017 ~ LENT III

Knox United ≈ a Sacred Space 3rd Sunday in Lent March 19, 2017 Theme: Shaking Off Assumptions   Prelude: "Come, O Fount of Every Blessing" (Nettleton) – Paul Manz and Charles Callahan   áPlease rise as you are... Read More


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Message ~ LENT II

Reflection for Lent 2, Sunday, March 12, 2017 Based on Genesis 12: 1-4a “God calls Abram to be a blessing” And John 3: 1-17 “Nicodemus learns that ‘God so loved the world’” Opening Prayer:  May the words on my lips... Read More


Who are you

Genesis 12: 1-4a and John 3: 1-17

Introduction to the readings for Lent 2  Sunday, March 12, 2017 On the second Sunday in the season of Lent, we begin with a reading from Hebrew scriptures and a story about how God’s call and God’s promise can be... Read More


Born again

March 12, 2017 ~ LENT II

Knox United ≈ a Sacred Space 2nd Sunday in Lent March 12, 2017 Theme: Blessed by God   Prelude: “I Wonder as I Wander”  David Lasky                 “Be Thou my Vision”   Paul Manz áPlease rise as you are able  ... Read More


Prayer

Message ~ LENT 1

Reflection for Lent 1, Sunday, March 5, 2017 Based on Genesis 2: 15-17; 3: 1-7 “The tree of knowledge of good and evil” And Matthew 4: 1-11 “The temptation of Jesus” Opening Prayer:  May the words on my lips and the... Read More


Lent 1

March 5, 2017 ~ LENT 1

Knox United ≈ a Sacred Space 1st Sunday in Lent March 5, 2017 Communion and Imposition of Ashes Theme: Trusting God in wilderness times  Prelude:  "Balm in Gilead"  Robert Powell áPlease rise as you are able  ... Read More


Garden of eden

Genesis 2: 15-17; 3: 1-7 and Matthew 4: 1-11

Introduction to the readings for Lent 1, Sunday, March 5, 2017 The season of Lent begins with stories about testing and trusting.  In our first reading, we are plunged into the story of the garden of Eden where Adam... Read More


Aha moment

Message ~ ACM & Transfiguration Sunday

Sermon for Annual Congregational Meeting and Transfiguration Sunday, February 26, 2017  Based on:  Matthew 17: 1-9 ‘Jesus is transfigured on the mountain’ I want to begin by sharing with you this morning that I am... Read More


Transfiguration 22

Exodus 24: 12-18 and Matthew 17: 1-9

Our reading from the Hebrew text takes us to the mountain with Moses and Joshua, and the leaders of that community who have been on the exodus from Egypt, in an in-between time, expecting to arrive in the promised... Read More


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February 26, 2017

  Knox United ≈ a Sacred Space               Annual Congregational Meeting & Transfiguration Sunday                 February 26, 2017           á  Please rise as comfortable   + Please remain seated... Read More


Law of the lord

February 19, 2017

No Order of Service for February 19, 2017   ** Please check out our weekly bulletin -NEWS & NOTES It is attached as a printable PDF **     Read More


Do good

Reflection ~ February 19, 2017

Based on:  Leviticus 19: 1-2; 9-18 and Matthew 5: 38-48 Opening Prayer:  God of love, light, and laughter; God of sadness and joy; God of glory, mystery, and hope, be with us in our listening and in our wondering as... Read More


Love your enemies

Leviticus 19: 1-2 , 9-18 and Matthew 5: 38-48

Introduction to the readings for the seventh Sunday in the season of Epiphany, February 19, 2017. Our first reading this morning comes to us from the book of Leviticus originally composed for the community’s... Read More


Angry birds

February 12, 2017

Prayers and Message for the sixth Sunday in Epiphany February 12, 2017   Based on:  Deuteronomy 30: 15-20 and Matthew 5: 21-26 Opening Prayer:  God, who invites us into ministries of teaching, healing, and leading... Read More


Heart of the law

Deuteronomy 13: 15-20 and Matthew 5: 21-26

Introduction to the Readings for February 12, 2017 For the sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Listen to these clear instructions about faithful living Moses offers his wandering people now perched on the edge of the... Read More


Dont be angry

February 12, 2017

Knox United ≈ a Sacred Space 6th Sunday after Epiphany   PRELUDE: "If You Will Trust in God to Guide You"  Robert Graham   GREETING From SCRIPTURE and CALL TO WORSHIP: We gather together this day, seeking unity in... Read More


Salt and light cross

Reflection ~ February 5, 2017

Reflection for the fifth Sunday in the season of Epiphany, Feb. 5, 2017 Based on Isaiah 58: 1-12 The fast God chooses And Matthew 5: 13-20 You are salt, you are light. Opening Prayer:  May the words on my lips and... Read More


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Isaiah 58: 1-12 and Matthew 5: 13-20

Introduction to the readings for the fifth Sunday in the season of Epiphany, February 5, 2017. Our first reading from the ancient texts this morning comes to us from the third portion of the book of Isaiah.  Its... Read More


Salt and light

February 5, 2017

Knox United Church Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Theology Sunday and Communion February 5, 2017 VST (Vancouver School of Theology) is called to educate and form thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders... Read More


Be

Matthew 5:1-12

Matthew 5:1-12 “The Beatitudes” You’re Blessed When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place,... Read More


Blessed are

January 29, 2017

KNOX UNITED CHURCH January 29, 2017 ~    4th Sunday after Epiphany   á  please rise as comfortable;         + Please remain seated   Prelude:   "Healer of our Every Ill" - Keith Kolander We Gather As God’s People... Read More


Community 2017

Reflection ~ January 22, 2017

Reflection for the Epiphany Three, Sunday, January 22, 2017 Based on Isaiah 9: 1-4 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light and  Matthew 4: 12-23  Jesus begins his ministry Opening Prayer: Dear God,... Read More


Nets

Isaiah 9: 1 -4 and Matthew 4: 12-23

Introduction to the Readings For the second Sunday after the Epiphany January 22, 2017 This morning, our Hebrew Scriptures text from the book of Isaiah reminds that ‘without a vision the people will perish’.  May... Read More


Follow me

January 22, 2017

Knox United ≈ a Sacred Space Epiphany Three -  January 22, 2017   áPlease rise as you are able  +Please remain seated Prelude:  “Cantilene”   Denis Bedard Greeting Call to Worship ♫áGathering Hymn:  VU79    “Arise,... Read More


Leadership

Reflection ~ January 15, 2017

Reflection for the first Sunday after the Epiphany   Based on Isaiah 42:1-9 and Matthew 3: 13-17 Opening Prayer: Holy, gracious, and amazing God, may the words on my lips and the thoughts and feelings in our hearts,... Read More


Baptism of jesus

Isaiah 42: 1-9 and Matthew 3: 13-17

Introduction to the Readings for the first Sunday after Epiphany, January 15, 2017 This morning we celebrate the first Sunday in the season after Epiphany.  It’s a season when we hear stories of promise and of hope... Read More


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January 15, 2017 ~ Baptism of Jesus

KNOX UNITED CHURCH  January 15, 2017 ~ Baptism of Jesus   Prelude:    "Tierce en Taille"  Francois Couperin ♫áRise as you are able.   +Please remain seated. Welcome ♫+Introit:  VU374   “Come and Find the Quiet... Read More


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Reflection ~ January 8, 2017

The first Sunday in the season of Epiphany  Isaiah, Chapter 60: verses 1-6 Arise, shine, for your light has come and Matthew 2: 1-12 The Visit of the Magi Opening Prayer: Holy One we give you thanks for the stories... Read More


Bearing gifts

Isaiah 60: 1-6 and Matthew 2: 1-12

Introduction to the readings for the first Sunday in Epiphany, January 8, 2017 In our first reading from the Hebrew texts, the prophet Isaiah addresses an audience of dismayed and discouraged listeners newly... Read More


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January 8, 2017 ~ Epiphany Sunday

KNOX UNITED CHURCH January 8, 2017 ~   Epiphany Sunday   Prelude:   'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime   David Lasky                   “As With Gladness Men of Old”   John Leavitt    áPlease rise as you are able ... Read More


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Epiphany

Many Christians around the world annually celebrate Epiphany 12 days after Christmas on January 6. It marks two events in Jesus Christ’s life. The first event was when the three wise men, or kings, visited infant... Read More


2017

January 1, 2017

Knox United Church  Season of Christmastide   10:00am, January 1, 2017    We Gather As God’s People  PRELUDE:   “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”   J. S. Bach  Welcome and Greeting  *Introit: Behold, behold, I make all... Read More


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Christmas Eve Reflections

 Early Christmas Eve Service Reflection, December 24, 2016 Based on the script composed for the early service Christmas Pageant and ‘The Story of the First Christmas’ Once there was someone who did and said such... Read More


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December 25, 2016 - 10 AM Service

Knox United ~ A Sacred Space          Christmas Day         Festival of the Nativity                   Sunday, December 25, 2016   Prelude: “O Come, All Ye Faithful” Charles Callahan  Welcome   +Introit:  VU35 “Good... Read More


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Christmas Eve 7 PM Service

Christmas Eve Knox United Church December 24, 2016, 7:00 p.m.   Welcome to Knox United Church for this Christmas Service.  There will be an offering collected this evening, which will be used for the Life and Work... Read More


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Christmas Eve - Late Service - 10 PM

Knox United ~ A Sacred Space          Christmas Eve – 10 PM                  Saturday, December 24, 2016                       áRise as you are able.  +Please remain seated   Prelude: “O Come, All Ye Faithful” ... Read More


Love

Advent 4 ~ LOVE

Advent Four Lessons and Carols               Sunday, December 18, 2016                áPlease rise as you are able  +Please remain seated Prelude:    “Angels We Have Heard On High”  Dale Wood                  ... Read More


Desert blooms

Message ~ Advent JOY

Based on Isaiah 35: 1-10 “The Desert Blooms and Rejoices” And Matthew, Chapter 11, verses 2-11 “John’s disciples visit Jesus” Opening Prayer:  Holy, gracious and amazing God, may the words on my lips and the... Read More


Who do people say i am

Isaiah 35: 1-10 and Matthew 11: 2-11

GOOD MORNING... THIS MORNING WE LIT THE CANDLE OF “JOY”.........A COMMODITY OUR ANXIOUS AND TROUBLED WORLD  DESPERATELY NEEDS. THE READINGS THIS MORNING FROM ISAIAH AND MATTHEW CONTAIN WORDS AND IMAGES THAT GIVE US... Read More


Joy

Advent 3 ~ JOY

KNOX – A Sacred Space Advent Three- Joy Gaudete (Joy) Sunday December 11, 2016 áPlease rise as you are able  +Please remain seated   Prelude:    “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime”  David Lasky                   “The... Read More


Turning away

Homily for Advent Two

Based on Matthew, Chapter 3, verses 1-13  John the Baptist Preaches Opening Prayer:  Holy, gracious and amazing God, may the words on my lips and the thoughts and feelings we carry as we reflect together on your... Read More


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Isaiah 11: 1-10 and Matthew 3: 1-13

Introduction to the readings for Advent Two, Peace,  December 4, 2016 This morning our first reading comes to us from the prophet, Isaiah offering a word of hope to a discouraged and disgruntled community of... Read More


Peace

Advent 2 ~ PEACE

KNOX – A Sacred Space Advent Two - Peace “Prepare Our Hearts" Communion and Oil of Anointing Sunday, December 4, 2016   Prelude:   "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"   John Behnke/Michael Joseph Welcome & Greeting:... Read More


No one knows the hour

Reflection ~ First Sunday in Advent

Based on:  Matthew 24: 36-44 “No one knows the hour” This morning we celebrate our first Sunday in the season of Advent, the four weeks that bridge the end of the church calendar year carrying us over to the season... Read More


Rainbow promise

Isaiah 2: 2-5 and Matthew 24: 36-44

Introduction to the Readings: first Sunday in the season of Advent Our first reading this morning comes to us from the voice of the prophet, Isaiah,a man thought to have been telling the truth to a community of folk... Read More


Hope

Advent 1 ~ HOPE

 KNOX – A Sacred Space Sunday, November 27, 2016, Advent One -   Waiting for Hope Please rise as you are able    + Please remain seated   Prelude:    "Of the Father's Love Begotten"          Charles Callahan     ... Read More