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The Weekly | November 19
QUOTE FOR A MONDAY
As always, you can find a full calendar of every event and meeting at JKPC by going to JKPC Calendar
THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE & SPECIAL OFFERING
This Wednesday evening, join us for a service of Thanksgiving to God. We will lift our gratitude and praise through song, prayer, Scripture, and in the sacrament of Communion. Childcare will be available for children ages Nursery through Preschool. This year’s special Thanksgiving offering will benefit Seattle Clubhouse / Hero House NW.
Seattle Clubhouse was opened earlier this year with the purpose of providing rehabilitation and employment programs for adults living with mental illness. For those of you who are not familiar with the Clubhouse model, Clubhouses are community-based rehabilitation centers that save lives and help people with mental illness flourish. Mental illness affects 1 in 4 adults and can be very costly. One year of Clubhouse costs less than two weeks of psychiatric hospitalization. The Clubhouse model yields a 14:1 social return on investment. Clubhouses are a community of support where work and relationships ignite recovery and restore dignity.
Please use your special Thanksgiving offering envelope or write “Thanksgiving Offering” on the memo line of your check or pew envelope. Donations can also be made online at www.jkpcusa.org or through Realm. Thank you for supporting a program that stops the cycle of isolation and homelessness among those living with mental illness.
THANKSGIVING EVE CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
In preparation for our time celebrating God’s provisions to us, our Thanksgiving Eve service will include a special place for children to join us in worship. On the organ side of the sanctuary, we will physically rearrange our space to make an area where our younger worshipers may engage in worship in a way that may feel more natural to them. We will include smaller tables, chairs, bean bag chairs, pillows and a variety of different items for kids to use as they connect in worship. These may include art supplies and crafting materials. If your family is planning on attending this service, please plan to sit in this area together as a family. If you don’t have small children, I hope you enjoy welcoming the children, watching how they engage in this experience, and encouraging them as we all learn together how important it is to worship together.
The JK Office & Preschool will be closed on Thursday November 22 & 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
$20 BUYS A BIBLE FOR A STUDENT IN KENYA
Do you remember the day you received your first Bible? What a treasure it was to have your very own copy of God’s Word. We would like to share that heartfelt experience with each of our sponsored children at Kinyago-Dandora School (KDS) as we present them with a Bible appropriate for their age:
Our prayer is that we will raise enough money to gift a Bible to each of 40+ sponsored children, plus have a few extras for the school. The Kenya Mission Team will deliver the Bibles during our visit, January 16-29, 2019. If you would like to help put God’s Word into the hands and hearts of our students at KDS, simply write a check to John Knox Presbyterian Church with Kenya Mission Trip in the memo line.
WELCOME JOHNATHAN & CINDEE RANEY OF MISSION AVAIATION FELLOWSHIP
Welcome Thanksgiving Weekend November 25 Jonathan and Cindee Raney; Mission Aviation Fellowship. Jonathan and Cindee have been supported by JK Go Give Send for many years and we look forward to hearing how God has been using them in response to isolated peoples in remote regions in Indonesia. Jonathan and Cindee work to see that the word of God and life-giving supplies are delivered via the “Kodiak”, the brainchild of Bruce Kennedy a long-time member of John Knox and former Alaska Airlines CEO. Bruce is sadly gone, but his vision for a plane, the “Kodiak” lives on in the work and witness of Jonathan, Cindee and Mission Aviation Fellowship throughout the world. The JK Community will have an opportunity between services to meet and/or catch up with the Raney’s in the Welcome Center between services.
ADVENT ART NIGHT – SIGN-UP TODAY!
You are invited to join us for an ALL AGES event as we reflect on the upcoming Advent season and create artwork to hang in the Worship Center! We will begin with a FREE dinner at 5:30 PM and then start painting around 6:00 PM. Sign-up today here or in the Atrium beginning Sunday, November 11th.
This year’s theme for Advent is “Expectant”. We will focus on two passages of Scripture for our art night – you can choose one to base your painting on or you can incorporate both. The passages of Scriptures for Advent Art Night are Genesis 15:1-6 and Matthew 1:18-25.Here is an excerpt from our upcoming JKPC Advent Devotional that gives some additional background information about why we chose these passages:
“In the book of Genesis, God made a promise to Abraham that Abraham’s descendants would be as the stars. This promise became a source of hope for the people of Israel, as Israel lived through her tumultuous history as God’s people. God also promised to Abraham that all the nations would be blessed through Abraham’s descendants.
As Christians, we believe that this promise was fulfilled through the birth of Jesus, as the entire world was blessed by Jesus’ life, sacrifice and resurrection. The fulfillment of this promise, culminated in the resurrection, leads us to a new hope, the hope that the God of the living will raise us from the dead at Jesus’ return.”
All artwork will need to be completed by the end of Advent Art Night on Wednesday, November 28th. If you want to get a head start on your piece, stop by the table in the Atrium beginning Sunday, November 11th and you can pick up a canvas early. Get ready to bring your ideas, creativity, and most importantly a spirit ready to connect with God and others as you create art and prepare for the Advent season!
HIGHLINE HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW
On Tuesday November 20, Highline High School will be hosting an art show with works of art created by students from Highline. In order to show the students that their work is appreciated by the community, some members of the JK Go:Serve Team will be going to the art show together. If you are interested in joining, please contact Pastor Jon.