Welcome to John Knox Presbyterian Church
Welcome home, children of God!
Our faith celebrates the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
John Knox is a place where anyone can experience and share the love of God, the peace of Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
We are a faith community that values your thoughts and questions. Come as you are today and grow with us in faith and discipleship. We welcome all to the Lord’s table for Holy Communion, which is usually celebrated monthly.
We invite you to stay for fellowship after worship, where refreshments are served and friendships are made and nurtured.
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The in-person worship service at 10:30am is recorded live in the sanctuary and will be posted to the website on Sunday evening.
Is there hope for life when we feel like shards of glass?
Photo by Paul Kapischka on Unsplash
Hope for shattered pieces
The following article from The Presbyterian Outlook
Rev. Quincy Worthington, pastor at Highland Park Presbyterian Church north of Chicago, shares an honest reflection after the mass shooting at the Highland Park July 4 parade.
B Y Q U I N C Y W O R T H I N G T O N | J U L Y 6 , 2 0 2 2
The Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”
Cain said, “I don’t know. Am I my brother’s guardian?”
The Lord said, “What did you do? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground.”
— Genesis 4:9-11
I was sitting at the kitchen table with my mom speaking the words: “Illinois has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation and still these things happen. I just don’t know what the answer is…” I had no idea that 20 minutes later my youngest daughter would text me saying not to worry. She’s safe. A shooting happened at the parade, but they were safe.
A shooting? Did she mistake fireworks? Maybe a blank from a parade drill team? A car backfire?
Immediately, texts began to flood my phone. Another shooting. This time just blocks from my house. 6 dead. 24 injured. Words that have haunted me for years from the poet Padraig O’Tuama in his poem “Pedagogy of Conflict” began to whisper to my heart:
“When I was a child, I learnt to count: one, two, three, four, five. But these days,
I’ve been counting lives, so I count
Because each time is the first time that that life has been taken.”
read the rest of the article here
HOURS & SERVICES:
Church Office: Open Monday & Wednesday 9 - Noon
The office closes in observance of federal and state holidays.
Masks are WELCOME here, not required
ADA Accessible with hearing loop installed in Sanctuary to help those with compatible hearing aids
Pastor: Rev. Peter Blank
Music Director: Anna Robinson
Pianist: Bethany Cozort
Clerk of Session: Eileen Sheelar
Deacon Moderator: Linda Garland
Treasurer: Bronwyn Curtis
We share our building with our brothers and sisters in Christ, Iglesia de Jesucristo Puerta del Cielo, and the following community groups utilize our facilities:
AA meetings: Monday - Step Study 7:30pm, Thursday - Way of Life 7:00pm, Saturday Morning Coffee 8:00am
Daughters of the American Revolution
Keizer Old Time Jam music group