“You are the God who is simple, direct, clear with us and for us.
You have comitted yourself to us.
You have said yes to us in creation
yes to us in our birth,
yes to us in our baptism,
yes to us in our awakening this day.
But we are of another kind,
more accoustomed to ‘’perhaps, maybe, we’ll see,’’
left in wonderment and ambiguity.
We live our lives not back to your yes ,
but out of our endless ‘’perhaps.’’
So we pray for your mercy this day that we may live yes back to you,
yes with our time,
yes with our money,
yes with our sexuality,
yes with our strength and with our weakness,
yes to our neighbor,
yes and no longer ‘’perhaps.’’
In the name of your enfleshed yes to us,
even Jesus who is our yes into your future. Amen."
CHRISTMAS AT KNOX-IMAGE
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING
JANUARY 7 FROM 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
Bring your Christmas tree to John Knox for recycling. Boy Scout Troop 392 will chip it and turn it into mulch that JKPC gets to keep for landscaping. Christmas tree recycling is an excellent way to help the scouts, the environment, and John Knox. The event is a fundraiser. If you’d like to support the Scouts, checks can be made out to Troop 392. Please take all the decorations off your tree: no flocked trees, no tinsel, and no nails. Thanks so much for supporting the Boy Scouts.
ARE YOU NEW OR LOOKING FOR A WAY TO CONNECT?
On January 29, 2017, at 11:30 AM, we are having a brunch to welcome all those who are relatively new to JKPC, or those who want to deepen their connections at JKPC. This event is hosted by our JK Connections Team. If you would like more information or would like to attend, please e-mail Pastor Jon at email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT BIG WEDNESDAY
We are super excited for the next Big Wednesday on February 1st. This edition of Big Wednesday will fun for everyone! We will be hosting Taproot Theatre’s Improv Team who will lead us in interactive, hilarious improv comedy! It will be a fun-filled evening of eating, connecting, and laughing together. Look for more details and sign-ups
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS
PROGRAM START DATES
After a little break for Christmas and New Year’s, we are looking forward to restarting our weekly programs.
Start dates are:
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY GROUPS FOR WINTER/SPRING
WHAT: Small, intimate groups meeting to study God’s Word, pray and share
STUDY: Luke (N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides). A study exploring the story of Jesus – what he said, what he did and what happened to him as he changed the course of history during his earthly ministry. (Bonus: Pastor Chris will be preaching from the book of Luke during this winter study!)
WHEN: Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:30 AM beginning January 5 with a brunch. Childcare is available at the church for brunch and each Thursday morning. For more information, contact Laura Floodeen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday evenings, 7:00-8:30 PM beginning January 9 in homes and at the church. For more information contact Joanie Brown at email@example.com.
IN CHRIST ALONE (A VIDEO FOR THE NEW YEAR)