Notes & Announcements
- This week’s prayer list may be found here.
- Coffee & Conversation. We supply the Zoom link (it’s here), you supply the coffee and the conversation. It all starts at 9:00am!
- Resources for worship: PCUSA, Office of Theology & Worship; Rev. Thom Shuman
- Today's music: Rejoice and Be Glad--During Mendelssohn's tenure as Royal Directer of Church Music in Berlin, he composed six a cappella motets for an eight-voice choir known as Sechs Spruche zum Kirchenjar (Six Pieces for the Church Year), Op. 79. Tecum Principium from Christmas Oratorio by Camille Saint-Saens was premiered on Christmas Day in 1858 in the Madeleine Church, Paris, where he was organist. In December 2010 the Knox Choir presented the work to the Cincinnati public as part of the Knox Music Series, and in June 2018 the Knox Choir performed both the Faure Requiem and the Gounod Requiem in the Madeleine Church, Paris. Fum, Fum, Fum--One source suggests that "fum, fum, fum" is an onomatopoeia imitating the sounds of a rocking cradle, and that the rhythms come for the Sardana, a courtly dance which originated in Catalonia and Provence.
- Wednesday at noon: all-church Advent Bible study. “Do Not Be Afraid” is a simple but powerful study that will add meaning to your holidays this year. It’s built around the four Advent themes of hope, peace, joy and love. We will meet from noon to 12:45pm this Wednesday via Zoom. Join us at this link!
- Wednesday evening: Join us for Silence @ 8. Gather with Knox members and friends from 8:00pm to 8:45pm for a quiet, mid-week pause via Zoom Wednesday evening. Rev. Jana Reister leads this time of contemplative prayer. No advance registration is needed; just save and click this Zoom link. Meeting ID: 868 1796 2862. Passcode: 649051.
- Tonight, December 20: Longest Night worship service. Step away from the busyness of the holidays this evening for an hour of music, prayer, candle lighting and peaceful contemplation. Join your friends at 7:00pm this for live-streamed service as we celebrate the coming Light of Christ.
- December 24: The traditional Knox Christmas Eve worship service will be available online beginning the morning of December 24. This beautiful service will include music from the Knox Chamber choir, short readings and lessons, and all the other elements of this meaningful Knox tradition.
- "Christmas at Knox" is a collection of sacred Christmas Music recorded recently by the Knox Chamber Choir, Soloists, Section Leaders and other musicians. This video will be available for download beginning next week at knox.org/christmasatknox.