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The Weekly | January 14
As always, you can find a full calendar of every event and meeting at JKPC by going to JKPC Calendar
Our church has entered into a time of discernment during which we are gathering information to guide our decisions for our future. Recently, you have heard and read about one aspect of this process: The Church Assessment Tool (CAT). This tool will provide a clearer picture of who we are as a church and what directions might be important for our future. Your response is very important to us. This email indicates that you have been selected to participate in the CAT. It is not transferable; please do not forward it. We ask that you take the on-line assessment as soon as possible, but before February 1st. All answers are strictly anonymous. We have no way of matching any assessment to a particular person, so please feel free to candidly share your perceptions, opinions and experiences. The assessment will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Please set aside enough time to complete the survey all at one time. Our future together is dependent on your participation and honest answers. When you are ready, click on this link and begin. If you have questions, please contact the church office or a member of the Mission Study Team.
This will be a special study as we parallel the sermon series on Matthew, delving deep into Matthew’s eyewitness account of the events of Jesus’ life—His miraculous birth, His response to the test of His kingliness, His inauguration, miracles, teaching, and public ministry.
We’ll use John MacArthur’s Matthew, The Coming of the King as our study guide, available for $10.00 at the Welcome Center or from your group leader.
We will meet Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30am beginning January 17 with childcare available, and Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm beginning January 14.
Join us for the first game night of 2019! We don't know about you, but we have a few new games to try out (hooray for Christmas gifts!). Bring a game, snack, or drink to share if you want.
Where: Glenn & Erin Nordman's Home
23425 26th Ave S Des Moines, WA 98198
We have tried a few different things in JK Kids programming this Advent season and want to hear your thoughts about them. Please respond to this post, or send an email to Kristine sharing any thoughts you have about the children’s involvement in worship. For the first part of December, children still participated in Sunday morning classes, but began and ended their time in worship with their family. On December 30th, we created a Family Worship space in the sanctuary. I would love to hear about your experience of this happening as well. Thank you so much for taking your time to help our ministry team evaluate these ideas!
Our 2019-2020 In House Registration will begin on Tuesday January 22 for families either currently enrolled in John Knox Community Preschool or for families who are currently attending and active at John Knox Presbyterian Church. For new families, our open registration period begins on Tuesday January 29. Registration forms can be printed from our website, www.JKPreschool.com . Please contact the preschool office with any questions at 206.241.0505
Confirmation Class is a time for youth to confirm their baptism and solidify their faith. It is time to prepare them for college or for careers after High School. On January 20, JKPC will begin a Confirmation Class for High Schools students. Classes will be held from 10:10am - 11:00am on Sundays, during second service and will run for ten weeks. The class will be overseen by Pastor Jon. If you are interested, please email Pastor Jon.
Join Pastor Shari, Pastor Jon, and the JK Staff as we take a journey through the Book of Matthew and Psalms beginning January 6 through Easter. A scripture reading plan has been developed to keep you engaged throughout the week. Each month a new reading plan will be published on Realm, available at https://johnknox.life/reading-plan and made into a bookmark that can be picked up at the Welcome Center.
Each year we publish a church directory of JK members and regular attendees. Beginning January 6, a draft of the directory will be at the Welcome Center. All JK members are automatically included, as well as regular attendees who were in the 2018 directory. Please stop by the Welcome Center and check your information. If it is not correct, please fill out a directory update card. All attendees are invited to be a part of our directory. Just fill out a directory update card at the Welcome Center. Contact Suzy Lindeke in the main office if you have questions.