This Week at KNOX

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE,

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Join us for Worship in person 10.30 Sunday morning
online - join us on our Facebook page. 
 Click HERE.
Full audio is also available on our website  click HERE
AFTER the service is up on Facebook we can post a direct link to the service 
- so that it can be VIEWED  WITHOUT HAVING TO JOIN Facebook.
The link will be posted along with the audio file after the service.
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Office hours 

Appointments are required to meet with our Minster, and we ask that you call ahead to schedule a meeting in advance.

Please call our office (902) 865-9216 or emai: admin@knoxsackville.ca

For pastoral emergencies after hours, please leave a message at 902.865.9216 or emailadmin@knoxsackville.ca

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KNOX MUSIC PRESENTS: The Music of Anne Murray
Join us for a musical journey throughout the incredible career timeline and epic song catalogueof Canadian icon, Anne Murray.

Featuring vocalist Jenn Sheppard and the Vinyl 33 Band, which includes George Hebert, Anne’soriginal guitarist.

Sing along to all your favourite like Snow Bird, Cotton Jenny, Danny’s Song, Just One Look, Love Song, Could I Have This Dance, You Needed Me, Little Good News and many more!

Anne Murray’s unmistakable voice and time-honoured music have been a part ofour daily lives and our most-cherished memories for over 50 years.

Celebrate her incredible legacy as Vinyl 33 respectfully recreates over 20 classic Anne Murray hits, back-to-back, the way you remember hearing them.
The Vinyl 33 band includes guitarist George Hebert, Emily Dingwall on bass guitar and background vocals, Aaron Lewis on drums, Fred Lavery on acoustic guitar, Richard Burke on saxophone and Musical Director Stephen Muise on piano and background vocals.

Cape Breton’s Jenn Sheppard, an avid Anne Murray fan, leads the band through the melodic timeline, all the while highlighting important moments throughout Anne’s illustrious career and life.


TICKETS ON SALE NOW THROUGH EVENTBRITE.CA (with applicable fees)
OR
THROUGH THE KNOX OFFICE (no fees) DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

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MENS BREAKFAST - TUESDAY, MAY 14
Come enjoy a great breakfast at Futures Cafe, 
a relaxed and cozy café serving breakfast, lunch,
coffee, and baked goods.
Join in a time of fellowship
with other men of the Knox community. 


WHEN:   Tuesday, May 14
WHERE: 61 Glendale Avenue, Lower Sackville.
TIME:      9 a.m.

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PENTECOST SUNDAY MAY 19th 
 On Pentecost Sunday (May 19th) we'd love for those attending church in person to join in the spirit by wearing red and/or orange. We'd love to see a sea of Pentecost colours over the congregation that morning.

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MAY IS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS MONTH
May is Multiple Sclerosis awareness month
and the choir has taken the opportunity to help raise awareness about MS by wearing white carnations,
which are the floral symbol for MS.

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A GENTLE REMINDER: SUNDAY IS A DAY OF REST
Our church staff and our volunteers work diligently to serve our church and our community throughout the week. We ask that you please respect that Sundays are days of worship for those individuals. 

Our office hours are Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Freedom Kitchen is open on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and further information is available at 
freedomkitchensackville.ca

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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CELEBRATING OUR MILESTONES!
The Pastoral Care Team is looking for your help in advising  when special milestones are happening in the lives of our faith family members.

Cards are sent to those individuals who are celebrating birthdays of 80, 85, 90 and every year after 90.

Anniversaries of 50, 60 and every five years after are also acknowledged.

If you know of someone who has been ill or could use a little bright spot in their day, get-well cards and thinking-of-you cards are also included as part of our program.

If you know of an upcoming milestone, please contact  the church office.
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GRANDMOTHERS FABRIC SALE
The HRM Grandmothers would like to thank all who donated
or came to purchase at our fabric/ yarn/ notions sale this past Saturday.  A total of $15, 503.00 was raised.  
Thanks to Knox Church for allowing us the space
to sort/ bag and store yarn for the sale.  


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SUNDAY SCHOOL 

Children attend the first service of every month with their parents/guardians until after the children’s time, on the other weeks they go directly to the Sunday School classroom located upstairs.

 

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PRAYER CHAIN

The Knox Prayer Chain has been reactivated and prayer requests may be sent to prayers@knoxsackville.ca

Requests are passed on as received, to prayer chain members who will pray as requested for the individual, family, or situation.

Each prayer request is handled confidentially, and the name and email of the individual requesting the prayer is never shared.

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Minister
Rev. Tom Woods joined Knox as our Minister, on Sunday, July 2, 2023. Rev. Woods brings more than 34 years experience as a United Church Minister and is innovative, enthusiastic and action-oriented. Tom is looking forward to working at Knox and getting to know our congregation.

Come worship with us and enjoy a time of fellowship after the service and get to know Rev. Woods 

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PASTORAL CARE

Home Visits From Pastoral Care Team

Our Knox Pastoral Care Team is thrilled to offer home visits again and are looking forward to spending time with members of our church family.

What is Pastoral Care? It's a form of emotional, social, and spiritual support that can be found in all cultures, traditions and religions. From offering a listening ear, a comforting hand, to praying together, our Pastoral Care Team share God's love in action, word and deed.

If you would like to have a visit, or know someone else who might like a visit, please call the church office to make a request and it will be passed on to the team.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Live Streaming/YOLO
 There is a sign-up sheet posted in the Narthex for live-streaming help on Sunday mornings. If you have already been trained and are willing to run the camera/YOLO, PowerPoint slides, or audio on a given Sunday, please sign up!

 

We are hoping to establish a rotating schedule so that you would only need to "work" one worship service every six weeks(ish).

If you haven't been trained and are interested in learning how to do any of these things, please contact the Church Office.
Training will be provided! 

It is actually far easier than you might think! If you are interested please contact the office.

eam is expected within 3 - 6 months.

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BIBLE FELLOWSHIP TIME
The Bible Fellowship Time group meets Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8 pm in the parlour.
Everyone is welcome!  This is a lay-lead Bible fellowship time.
For more information please contact Donna Ashton-Ward or Judy Hayes.

 

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SCRIPTURE READERS NEEDED
WE NEED VOLUNTEER SCRIPTURE READERS!
We'd love to have different voices of Knox help us with our Sunday worship. If you would like to read scripture. Please give your name and contact information to Florence Carman .

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OUTREACH
Outreach is collecting empty pharmacy plastic pill bottles (Please remove labels). These are being collected by the 1st Sackville Cub Scouts to send with medical supplies to low income countries where they will be used many times. A tote basket will be in the narthex for donations (next to Beacon House box).

Thanks to all who can support!

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PRAYER SHAWLS
Prayer Shawls Needed
 
The Pastoral Care Team gives prayer shawls to bring warmth, comfort, love, and hope to those who are ill, grieving. or facing a difficult situation. If you love to knit or crochet, you can use your talent to help us with this special ministry. As you make your shawl simply pray that the person receiving it will find peace. Shawls will be received with thanks at the church during office hours.
For more information please contact the church office 902 865 9216.

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Fader's Bottle Exchange:
Help support Knox by taking your recyclable cans and bottles to Fader's Bottle Exchange on Old Sackville Crossroad. Simply tell the employees that they are for Knox and they will apply your bottles to our account! 

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PAST KNOX COUNCIL MINUTES
NOW POSTED TO WEBSITE

In accordance with our governance document, past minutes from Knox Council meetings are to be posted as general information for the congregation.
We are pleased to announce that this feature has now been added to our Church Reports section of the website and can be viewed 
HERE.
The March 23, 2021 minutes are the first to be posted and we will keep the site updated as minutes as approved.

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Lower Sackville Nursery School

Did you know that LSNS has now expanded to a full-time daycare?

Spaces are still available and we look forward to meeting your family and taking care of your little ones.

Our daycare is a safe and inclusive place offering a dedicated, loving and educational environment.
 
Click 
here to register your littles

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YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED
Knox needs your continued support during these challenging times. There are several ways that you can continue to contribute to Knox's work:

E-transfer:
Send funds to: donations@knoxsackville.ca

CanadaHelps.org: 
Click HERE to make an online contribution and receive a tax receipt immediately.

Pre-authorized Remittance (PAR):
Sign up to have regular donations sent directly from your bank account. It's the same  process as paying your bills every pay/month.

To join PAR, contact the church ffice
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www.knoxsackville.ca 
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Did you know that you can listen to services online:
Visit http://www.knoxsackville.ca/Audio services.  ( the most recent service is usually also on the sliders on the home page) 

KNOX UNITED CHURCH:
WWW.KNOXSACKVILLE.CA
Minister:Rev. Tom Woods 902.865.2617 minister@knoxsackville.ca
Minister of Music & Dramatic Arts:
John Lindsay-Botten 902.448.4574 music@knoxsackville.ca
Sunday School: Lynn Stewart   
Office Administrator: Mary-Beth Fancy admin@knoxsackville.ca

Office: 902.865.9216

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri 9 am – 1 pm

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