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THIS WEEK AT KNOLLWOOD

Sunday September 13-- Pre-service prayer at 9:15 a.m.

     Online: pre-service prayer

     Or in the Heritage Room

Sunday September 13- -- Pre-service chat time starting at 9:30 a.m.

     Website: online.knollwood.ca

     Or on our YouTube Channel

Sunday September 13--- Service at 10 a.m.  

     At Knollwood -- We have been blessed with about 60 people attending in person each Sunday.  We greatly enjoy worshiping our awesome God together.  We are being very safe -- wearing masks, sitting 6 feet apart, not singing out loud.  If you want more details about our safety protocol, follow this link re-opening-this-sunday  

Do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, feeling unwell), or if you have been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19.  If you are considered to be vulnerable, or if you simply are not comfortable, please continue to watch our services online.

     Online Service at 10 a.m.:       online.knollwood.ca     or         YouTube Channel

Sunday September 13 -- Opening Evening of Week of Prayer -- Auditorium 7 p.m. 

There are no experts when it comes to praying. None of us have arrived. We all have many ways to grow. Join us for this Week of Prayer as we seek to deepen our relationship with our wise, loving, and powerful Lord!

Week of Worship through Prayer -- September 13 to 18

     Join us one of these times as we pray together.

Sunday at 7:00 PM in the auditorium

Monday to Friday at 7:00 PM online 

Saturday at 9:00 AM in the auditorium

  For more information or to download your own guide to the Week of Prayer, follow this link Week of Worship through Prayer

Tuesday September 15 --  Nexus Youth 6:30 p.m.

Youth for Christ Fundraiser--Drive-In Concert -- September 14 and 15 at 6 p.m.

Instead of their usual fundraising banquet, this year Youth for Christ is hosting a "Live Concert" Drive-In Event, featuring stars from the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia.  It is being held at Forest City Community Church in London.  If you love "Good Ol' Country Gospel" or just want to support YFC, call for information at 519-686-0093, or go to www.thevpp.ca and click BUY ONLINE.      YFC Fundraiser Good Ol' Country Gospel

September 20 -- Young Adult's BBQ after Sunday Service at the Klahsens' House

If you are a young adult (age 18 to 29ish) then you're welcome at the Klahsen House for burgers, hot dogs, snacks and fellowship.  And it's free!  We can arrange rides if needed.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair.  To register, click hereYoung Adults' BBQ registration

September 24 -- Youth Leaders Meeting 6:30 p.m.

September 27 -- Members' Meeting after Sunday Service

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NEW! -- Family Zone -- an Alternative to Nursery

Calling all families who are missing Church Nursery!  Until we are able to offer a nursery program for our littlest church family members, why not check out our Family Zone!  We have created a comfortable place for parents and their young children in the cafe corner.  Kids can play while parents watch and listen to the service through the windows in the lobby.  Please bring your own books and toys. Drinking and snacking are strongly discouraged.

 

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CHILDREN'S MINISTRY UPDATES

We are running a slightly shorter children's program for Jk-Gr 5 during the preaching portion of our service. 

We are seeking to take necessary precautions during the program including doing it outside (weather permitting), keeping socially distanced, providing masks and hand sanitizer and making sure necessary surfaces are cleaned. 

Since we will be outside, we ask if families could bring blankets or towels for the kids to sit on while they are outside if they so desire. 

If you are unable to attend, we will continue to provide the lesson video and activity sheets on our website, as well as our Family Worship teaching through our live service. (See below).

At this time, we are still unable to supply regular nursery services but hope to safely do so in the future.

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ONLINE CHILDREN'S MINISTRY – FROM THE “GOSPEL PROJECT”

YouTube Playlist with our lessons

Activity Sheets -- This week we are on Unit 13 Week 2. You can access activity sheets with this link or at the bottom of the online bulletin.    

 

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FAMILY WORSHIP — FROM THE NEW CITY CATECHISM

Question 5: What else did God create?

Answer: God created all things by his powerful Word, and all his creation was very good; everything flourished under his loving rule.

Children's Answer: God created all things and all his creation was very good.

Genesis 1:31

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. .

  

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PRAYER AND PRAISE FOCUS FOR SEPTEMBER 13 - SEPTEMBER 19

Preaching Next Sunday — Pastor Matt Freele

Our Staff — Pastor Nathan Klahsen

Our Deacons — Keith Albion, Dave DeHaan, Jeff Freele, Chuck Selby

Missionaries — Terry and Joanie Wiley

Neighbouring Churches — West Park Church– Lead Pastor Charles Stone

Local Supported Agencies — The Cross Current

Back to School — Please pray for parents who have had to make some hard decisions about sending their children back to school in September.  Pray for the physical and emotional well-being of the children.  Pray for the families who have decided to homeschool or access distance learning. Pray also for the teachers and administrators who are working hard to provide the best and safest learning environment for the kids.

 

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IN URGENT NEED OF VOLUNTEERS!

We are in great need of helpers in the Children's Ministry, the Youth Ministry, the Worship Team, the A/V Team, and Ushers and Greeters.  What a great way to serve the Knollwood family!  For more detail, and to sign up, go to: https://buff.ly/3dRJITP    

Reminder -- most positions need a current Vulnerable Sector Check from the police department.  To apply online, follow this link Vulnerable-Sector-Check  

 

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WAYS OF GIVING TOWARDS KNOLLWOOD

Thank you so much for your faithful giving!

Here are a few ways that you can give:    

  • In the offering plate on Sunday
  • Go to https://www.knollwood.ca/pages/giving to give online via debit card or credit card. 
  • Interac transfer is no longer available. Please use the giving link above. Contact Kevin at [email protected] if you have questions.
  • Put your offering envelope in the mailbox at the church's east doors.  Beth will be checking for mail daily around 1 p.m.

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REACHING OUT TO OUR KNOLLWOOD FAMILY

Need someone's address or phone number?  Here is the link to our online directory.

If you need anything -- help, encouragement, groceries -- please contact the church office at 519-455-2090 or send an email to Beth at [email protected]  We would love to help you!      

 

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UPDATES FROM SOME OF OUR MISSIONARIES 

David and Cathy Smith --  David and Cathy are thankful that Cathy continues to recover after her weeks of illness and for the excellent care of their family doctor.  She still has to have extra rest and be cautious mixing with anyone outside their usual bubble of immediate family. 

If you would like to receive their newsletter, contact Beth at [email protected]

Ken and Cathy Yinger -- Spain

Ken and Cathy write in their latest newsletter that there are days when it's been really, really hard. Covid 19 numbers are beginning to rise again with tourists coming into Spain, it has been intolerably hot, they are missing their children and grandchildren, and they are concerned about both their mothers. They write: "However, God is always so good, so creative in His ways to remind us that He is sovereign.  He is in control.  He is the one who called us, He is the one who will work in and through and around us in His good time.  The only thing He asks of us is obedience."

"More than anything, we ask you to pray that we will rest in Him, expect Him to open doors that only He can, and have eyes to see and ears to hear.  Pray for wisdom for government leaders as they make decisions about handling the pandemic.  Pray for our Fellowship International colleagues, and for our World Horizons partners here in Extremadura. Pray for the pastors and leaders of the evangelical churches across Extremadura, that they will seek God’s plan for moving forward.  He is doing new things!"

Click here to read their most recent newsletter.     Yingers' Summer Update

Rebekah Drew -- Papua New Guinea            

Rebekah’s Prayer Requests and Praise Items for the month of August:

  • PRAISE God that COVID-19’s impact in PNG has been relatively minimal so far. PRAY that the current outbreak in Port Moresby will be well-contained and not spread to other parts of the country.
  • PRAY for wisdom for me and Jessie [her teammate] and the others involved regarding the timing for holding the Translator Training Course. Pray that all the people who want to attend the course will be able to attend.
  • PRAY that Jessie and I will be productive in our work here in Ukarumpa, that we will use our time here well.
  • PRAISE God for the new physiotherapist here, and that my back pain is dramatically decreasing! Please continue to PRAY for complete healing.
  • PRAY for me as I continue to process my recent painful relationship situation. PRAISE God for the gift of spiritual and emotional resilience that he has given me at this time.
  • Several key families are trying to return to PNG, including our Director and some of our medical staff. So far, people have been able to leave PNG to return to their home country, but no one has been able to come back. Flights tend to get cancelled at the last minute. Please PRAY that nothing will happen to prevent the return of these coworkers in August.

Click here to read Rebekah's complete newsletter  Drew's News

Terry and Joanie Wiley

Terry and Joanie are currently working from Three Hills, Alberta.  They recently moved Joanie's parents from a long-term care facility to their own home. Joanie's father needs palliative care for cancer and is looking forward to his heavenly home.  

Their prayer requests are as follows:

  • Pray for a clear mind, good memory, and God's blessing for their son Frank as he takes his oral exams for his Masters of Theology in August.
  • Pray for grace and strength for Joanie's father, and for Terry and Joanie as well.
  • Pray for the pastors of Ethiopian churches to find peace and wisdom as they deal with family issues, financial issues, and unrest in the country.

Barney and Adelia Robison

Barney and Adelia are home from the Gambia and are winding down their ministry in preparation for retirement. 

Here are their prayer requests:

  • Making right decisions concerning where to settle down.
  • Journeying mercy as they finish reporting to their churches.
  • Barney as he finishes up his Doctorate Course.