Announcements

For June 2017

North Oakville Food Drive: Knox 16 will join together with the churches of North Oakville on June 11th to collect food for the Oakville food banks. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to meet our neighbors as we do God’s work. Talk to Nancy McNamara to see how you can help.

For May 2017

Euchre Party: On Saturday, May 27th we are invited to the home of Bev and Bryce McBain for an entertaining evening of cards and fellowship. Confirm your participation with Bryce McBain or John Best

Service of Remembrance & Hope – Sunday May 28thThis annual service provides space for those who are grieving to remember those who have died and reflect with hope on the promise of the Gospel: an eternity spent in the presence of a loving God. As part of the service the cemetery will be decorated through the planting of flowers.

For April 2017

Sunday, April 30: Meet-n-Greet: A Following our service of worship we will share a light lunch, conversation and fellowship.

Easter Services.

Palm Sunday Service: the last week in Jerusalem

Good Friday: the last words of Jesus

Easter Sunday: the first day of the week

All Holy Week services begin at 10:30am.

Week of Guided Prayer: dates to be determined

Woven with Gods Love is the theme for this year’s WoGP retreat. Our lives are part of a tapestry that began at the dawn of time. God, the Master Weaver, drew in rich colours to create light and dark, seas and skies, earth, plants, animals. Then God did an amazing thing. In love, God wove people into this wonderful, ever-changing picture of life.

We invite you to join us in this week so you may experience a deepening relationship with God. The opening two-hour session will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, and will include instruction on praying scripture. The closing two-hour session will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6th.

We are not just part of God’s creation but are invited to be co-creators with the One who is Holy Mystery and Wholly Love. Through prayer we are drawn closer to the One who continues to weave with love.

For March 2017

The congregational Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, March 26 following a worship and a time of fellowship.

For February 2017

Bible Study / Book Study: this winter our study will focus on a reading and sharing of the book The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. The subtitle of the book is where tragedy confronts eternity and will provide for us an ability to wrestle with the timeless question – Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?

Thinking Day Service: on Sunday February 26, 2017 we will welcome  the 16th Oakville Sparks / Brownies and their families. The World Thinking Day Theme for 2017 is “Grow”. The Thinking Day Service will engage the children to discover that there are many things that are needed for people and organizations to grow. The Service will use the parable of the sower from Matthew’s Gospel to help the children discover that for things to grow the “soil” needs to be prepared, the “seeds” need to be planted and nurtured, and then we need patience – because seeds and relationships take time to grow.

For January 2017

Sunday, January 22: During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity we will celebrate together with our sister congregation from the International Cornerstone Fellowship. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary year of the beginnings of the Reformation, the 2017 theme is “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us”.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY:   JANUARY 18–25, 2017

The theme: “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us” (2 Corinthians 5:14-20) has been chosen in order to reflect upon two areas.  The first reflection focuses on the main concerns of the churches marked by Martin Luther’s Reformation and the second reflects upon the pain of the subsequent deep divisions which have afflicted the unity of the Church. In selecting this theme, it is viewed as an opportunity to take steps toward reconciliation.  Resources for the service have been prepared by the Canadian council of Churches: https://www.councilofchurches.ca

Sunday, January 29: Scottish Themed” Meet-n-Greet: A day to wear the tartan and to remember all things Scottish  (or to learn a thing or two about those who come from the Celts).  Following our service of worship we will share some traditional favorites,  including the Haggis – which will be addressed with flair!