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It never fails to astonish me how fast a year can go by. The saying is true: “A day feels like a lifetime, a lifetime feels like a day.” In this case it we can use the same saying for a year. This is a time to allow us all to reflect on what God has been doing here at Knollwood this past year, and also to help us look forward to what God will continue to do through us as we walk faithfully with Him.

I am thankful for the many opportunities God has given us to grow in the ministries that we have throughout our community and neighbouring communities which allowed us to reach out with the Gospel and to make God’s presence and our own, known in our community. I am amazed by God’s work in raising up young men who seek God and who aspire to take on leadership roles here. I’m thankful for the continued ministry to the seniors in residences, our young adults’ ministry, and our women’s ministry as we seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ in all ages and stages in life. I am encouraged to see how we aim to be a light bringing the Gospel to our neighbourhood. I continue to be humbled by those who faithfully serve and contribute to the ongoing ministry and life at Knollwood. I am also thankful for God bringing people willing to lock arms with us as a church as we seek to be disciples who make disciples of Jesus Christ. The list can go on and on, so as we look back, I have two questions for you: What are you thanking God for as you look back on 2019? What are you seeking God for as we move into 2020?

As you read the reports and summaries of what has happened this year, be sure to take time to thank God and praise Him for what He has done at Knollwood. Also, continue to pray for the ministry leaders as you read through their reports. Take the time to thank our ministry leaders for their service and continue to pray for them as the new year begins. Let us continue to pray and seek God as we are a church gathered as we seek to exalt Christ through the preaching and singing of God’s Word, a church in community as we seek to be committed to the apostles teaching with one another, in fellowship with one another, and in prayer with one another, and a church in the city sharing the good news of Jesus Christ as we seek to be disciples who make disciples of Jesus Christ. Pray for our Deacons and leaders as we continue to lead and seek God’s will for Knollwood. May we be a people of prayer. Looking forwards to 2020 and beyond, may we be disciples who make disciples of Jesus Christ.