Our weekly newsletter with all the happenings and things you need to know for the week. Published almost every Monday morning.
The Weekly | March 25
As always, you can find a full calendar of every event and meeting at JKPC by going to JKPC Calendar
THIS SUNDAY | SPECIAL GUEST PREACHER
This Sunday we will welcome Chitra Hanstad, who will be preaching on Matthew 25:31-46. Chitra is the Executive Director of World Relief Seattle, one of our long-time mission partners. After each service, Chitra will be available for a meet & greet in the Atrium. Light finger foods will be provided by Maryrose Catering, a company dedicated to helping refugee and immigrant cooks. This is sure to be a great Sunday; don't miss out!
SPRING INTERGENERATIONAL WORSHIP CHOIR
Calling ALL singers first grade through adults: you are invited to join singers of all generations to lead JKPC in worship on four different Sundays beginning on Palm Sunday (April 14) and ending on Pentecost Sunday (June 9). Whether you have sung in choirs your whole life or this is your very first time – you are welcome! No audition required. Rehearsals begin this Thursday, March 28th, so sign-up today! For questions or to sign-up, please email Rachel Morris.
DATE NIGHT WITH A PURPOSE
Marriage is tough. Having kids and being married is even more of a challenge. Let us help you make space for time together. Bring your kids, ages 1 year and walking up to 12 years old, to Date Night with a Purpose. After dropping the kids off, parents are invited meet for a brief conversation about a relevant marriage topic. Your kids will stay with John Knox students and adults and we will provide dinner, games, crafts, fun and a movie. Drop off is at 6:00pm and our program has 2 ending times depending on the needs of your family: 8:00pm for the Lite version costs $15 per child and 9:45pm for the Late version and costs $20 per child. The deadline to register has been extended to Tuesday, March 26th (that's tomorrow, folks!) so if you would like to participate, register with Linda Farnsworth now!.
ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT | APRIL 20 9:30AM
We love welcoming all the neighborhood children who join us for this wonderfully fun time, but we need your help in preparing for this event. Can you help us with one or more of the following needs?
Please bring candy and toy donations to the Atrium collection table by April 13th! Please contact Kristine Jung or Stefanie Schmidt if you have any questions!
HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES
At JKPC we celebrate the Triduum – or “The Three Days” – beginning Maundy Thursday and ending on Easter Sunday. These three days recall the passion, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We hope that you will join us in worship for these special services.
ALL-CHURCH CHRISTIAN FORMATION CLASSES
Coming this spring, John Knox is offering Christian Formation classes for all ages between worship services. For six weeks from May 5 through June 9 there is something for everyone from the youngest among us through adults. Classes will take place from 9:40am to 10:20am. Second service will begin at 10:30am for the six week period. The class for adults will be taught by Rev. James Mead, author of Jesus And. Books are available in the Atrium on Sundays and online.
LAKE CHELAN CAMPING TRIP
Each year a large group of people from John Knox join in on a church camping trip to Lake Chelan State Park. It is one of the easiest camping trips ever as we all participate in sharing meals together and of course there are many friends from church to spend time with. The dates for this year’s trip are either Thursday June 20th or Friday June 21st through Sunday June 23rd. Due to the popularity of the park, registration for this trip must happen in September. A lot can change in people’s plans during that time and we find that some campers are not able to make it, leaving sites available for others. If you are interested in adding your name to a waitlist to get a site or are interested in sharing a site with someone who is already going, please contact Kara Mendes.
MARCH YOUNG ADULT GAME NIGHT
Join us for an Irish themed, late Saint Patrick's Day version of game night! Wear green if you'd like and bring a drink/snack/game/friend or just yourself. We hope to see you there!
23425 26th Ave S Des Moines, WA 98198
SAVE THE DATE
This summer, JKPC will be sending 25 High School students and 7 adults to work with our Christian brothers and sisters in Orange Walk, Belize. Donations from members of John Knox Presbyterian Church have supported our High Schoolers learning from and working alongside our friends in Belize for over a decade now. Please put the following dates on your calendar and come and support our youth!