July 3, 2020
Our Building is Closed, But Our Church is OPEN! as We Share Christ With Others
online and by phone……
Knox Worship Continues! ..... ONLINE !!!!!
SUNDAY at 10:30 a.m.
Please join us this Sunday as Pastor Steve leads us in worship. We will continue our Knox practice of celebrating Communion on the first Sunday of the month. If you will be sharing in Communion, please prepare elements of bread and juice.
For anyone not on the Knox e-mail mailing list, they can receive, by e-mail, their own personalized ZOOM LINK to worship with us. All we need is an e-mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with their e-mail address, First Name, Last Name. Requests can be received up to 10:00 a.m. on the morning of the worship service.
The Knox Online Worship Service will also be livestreamed to the Knox Facebook page and the sermon audio will be posted to our website www.knoxmilton.com for your convenience.
Knox leaders met earlier in June and decided that for the near to intermediate term, we would err on the side of caution in keeping our facility restricted from group gatherings including Sunday Worship. We continue with weekly Online Sunday Worship opportunities via Zoom and Facebook and some Small Group Bible Studies continue online via Zoom.
We have already defined many of the physical arrangements that would be necessary in a phased reopening, but we are also cognizant of the complexity of operating the church with many restrictions still in place. For instance, at present, church schools cannot be reopened, there can be no singing, maintaining social distancing in a limited access old building (access to washrooms, etc.) is problematic, and numerous other aspects of being present in the church remain under restriction.
And so, Knox leaders continue to monitor the response to COVID-19 by the Province, the Region and our town and are weighing any developments relative to our own church facility and congregation. We will communicate as new information emerges.
In the meantime, we want to hear from you. You can send us an e-mail to email@example.com.
While we have all have been affected by the coronavirus, all Knox family have remained free of infections, so far as we know, and for this we celebrate and give thanks to the Lord. All of us look forward to the day when we will be able to once again move about freely knowing that if contacted by such a virus there is a vaccine or other medical response to manage the extent of the illness.
May the Lord watch over us all as we give thanks, always, for the life we have in Jesus.
Knox Connects – Help us stay connected with you
If you have an e-mail address but have not been receiving e-mails from Knox in recent weeks, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make sure you’re included in our e-mailings.
Knox Gathers – Small Groups
One of the things we miss is in-person small groups. Bible studies, discussion groups, service and support groups and the like are the connective tissue of our church. While it might be difficult or impossible to replicate these groups or their activities during this time, we have begun Online Small Groups via Zoom Meeting.
This week’s groups are:
Bible Study – Tuesday July 7 @ 7:00 pm – continuing series with Francis Chan teaching on the Gospel of Mark - pre-register please
Bible Study – Wednesday July 8 @ 2:00 p.m. – Matthew 26 - pre-register please
Pre-register at: email@example.com Let us know your name and which session(s) you’re interested in.
If there is something you’d like to explore in study or service, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to help you connect and grow!
Knox Gives – Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!
Knox Milton continues to respond to the ministry needs of our Church through faithful and generous financial giving!
NEW! – Online Giving by credit card now available! www.knoxmilton.com/giving
NEW! – Text Giving by credit card now available! Text knox123 followed by you gift amount to 73256
Example: knox123 $100
For questions about these or other ways you can exercise your financial stewardship in support of Knox e-mail us at email@example.com
www.knoxmilton.com, our Knox Website, is being regularly updated during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has important information on what our Church is doing in response, including online Worship. Please check the site regularly and share the website location, www.knoxmilton.com, with a friend.
Salvation Army – Khi Community Food Bank
Knox has been a long-standing friend and supporter of the Milton Salvation Army Khi Community. Their Food bank service to those in need in Milton is a key component of their Christian witness in our town. Not surprisingly, the demand today is as great as ever.
Donations of non-perishable food items for our food bank are always needed. There are drop boxes located throughout Milton at The Superstore, Metro, Walmart Superstore and Food Basics. Dropoff donations can also be made at their 820 Nipissing Road Unit 4 location but call ahead for hours at 905 875-1022. Their website is www.khicommunity.com