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Welcome to John Knox Presbyterian Church

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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.

John Knox Presbyterian Church

452 Cummings Lane N

PO Box 20968

Keizer, OR 97307

Telephone:

503-393-0404

Email:

office.johnknoxpreskeizer@gmail.com

Reverend Peter Blank

Cell: 503-349-2559 

Email: peter.blank@comcast.net 

Sunday's Service

Check the Bulletin for announcements and other information here

The in-person worship service at 10:30am is recorded live in the sanctuary and will be posted to the website on Sunday evening.  
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Is there hope for life when we feel like shards of glass?

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Hope for shattered pieces

The following article from The Presbyterian Outlook  

V O I C E S https://pres-outlook.org/category/commentary/voices/

 

 

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

One life
One life
One life
One life
One life.

Because each time is the first time that that life has been taken.”

 

read the rest of the article here

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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

Pastor Office Hours:  Monday & Wednesday by appointment.

Please contact Rev. Peter Blank cell: 503-349-2559

Email: peter.blank@comcast.net to schedule an 

in person, Zoom or telephone appointment.

Christian Education is an optional intergenerational activity before church.  See what we're doing here

 

 

ADA Accessible with hearing loop installed in Sanctuary to help those with compatible hearing aids

Staff

Pastor:   Rev. Peter Blank

Music Director: Anna Robinson

Pianist: Bethany Cozort

Clerk of Session: Eileen Sheelar 

Deacon Moderator: Linda Garland

Treasurer: Bronwyn Curtis

Building Use

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

Community Resources

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Keizer Community Food Bank 
information here
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Marion Polk Food Share information here
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Referrals to basic needs programs such as food, shelter, health care and more www.211info.org/

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