September. A time to pack the school bags and briefcases after the summer holidays and get back to work. That is exactly what Session did earlier this week. The Elders got down to work to make some decisions on matters that needed attention. Now that the sanctuary has been painted, all the plaques that were on the walls will be displayed together on an honour wall in the Fellowship Hall. By centrally locating the plaques, they will have more visibility and therefore continue to honour the memory of the donor. After some debate, elders agreed that the three unused pews in the Fellowship Hall will be offered to the families whose names are on their plaques. Should they not wish to have them, members of the congregation will be given an opportunity to make use of them. There are no plans to remove any other pews from the sanctuary.
This December sees an unusual occurrence in that the fourth Sunday in Advent falls on Christmas Eve. Please note that there will be a service in the morning of Dec. 24, observing the Fourth Sunday of Advent, followed by a service in the evening celebrating Christmas Eve. There will be no service on Christmas Day. Let’s hope the road conditions are good so that we can gather twice in one day to worship together. A Bible Study on the book of Hebrews is being planned. Rev. Dale Broadworth will conduct the study using a book entitled Hebrews, Running the Race Before Us. If you are interested in taking part, please speak to Catherine. A day and a time for the study has not been determined yet. Rev. Steven has requested two weeks off for holidays. He has asked for Oct 29 – Nov 5 and Dec 25 – Jan 2 2024. We wish him well and hope these weeks provide rest so that he returns with renewed energy.
Finally, just a reminder that on Sunday Oct 1 our service will be at 10:30 am. It is a combined service with Zion United joining us here at Knox to celebrate World Communion Sunday. What a wonderful opportunity for community worship.
Commit to the Lord all that you do and your plans will be successful ( Prov 16:3)