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Aubade Provencale - Fritz Kreisler
Welcome and Call to Worship
Cabin Song (Op. 18, No. 1) - Clarence Cameron White
Renewing the Covenant & Assurance of Pardon
Time with Children
The Scripture Lesson
Matthew 13: 1-9 and 18-23 - Read by Sally Ryan
Rev. Adam Fronczek
Benedictus from Missa St. Bernardi- F. J. Haydn
Prayers of the People
Canzonetta - R. Gliere
Rev. Jana Reister
Marching to Zion - arr. Young
Notes & Announcements
A note from the Knox Personnel Committee: Next Week is Sabbath Week at Knox. In recognition of, and in deep appreciation for, all the actions Knox staff has taken during these trying times, Session is pleased to award the staff a week of Sabbath. Knox Church will be closed seven days starting Monday July 13 and opening again July 20. Staff will be unavailable during this time in order to observe the well-deserved Sabbath. Any staff member who cannot reschedule work will be given a week at a later date when schedules permit. Pastoral care will still be available. Anyone with an urgent need to speak to a pastor during the sabbath week is encouraged to contact Rev. Jim DiEgidio, a retired Presbyterian pastor who worships at Knox. He can be reached at 513-446-8065. We will have a variety of Sunday Worship services for you on July 19 and hope you will enjoy the opportunity to worship in a different venue. Please look for details in the regular announcements next week.
Today’s music is provided by Knox members Rebecca Culnan (violin) and Dan Culnan (piano and cello), as well as a quartet of Knox soloists/section leaders that includes Jackie Stevens, soprano; Debra Templeman, mezzo-soprano; Jeffrey Stivers, tenor; Michael Young, baritone.
Music notes: In 1796, Franz Joseph Haydn composed his Paukenmesse (named for the timpani solos in the final movements). Also known as the Missa in tempori belli (Mass in Time of War), the work was premiered in Vienna in 1796, during a period of national anguish, as Austria was a war with the French in Italy and German, immediately following the French Revolution. Clarence Cameron White (1880-1960), composer of Cabin Song, was an African American violinist and composer who studied at Oberlin and was well known during his time.
Help us get more Knox members connected! Do you have an old iPad or similar device that you are no longer using and are willing to donate to Knox? Would you be willing to teach (safely, of course) a Knox member how to use an iPad or similar device so that they can be more connected to their church family? Then we need you to help the Pastoral Care Team get more Knox members connected with our online worship services, emails, social media and other communications. Contact Matt Burkart () for more information.
The Knox Prayer Tree continues to grow! Add your prayer ribbon to this interactive art installation at Knox’s Observatory Avenue entrance. Get all the details on how to participate here. If you’re not able to get to Knox, we’d be glad to pick up your prayer ribbon for you. Just contact Pam Ward at .
Are you feeling called to serve Knox in a new way? The Knox Nominating Committee is prayerfully searching for next year’s classes of Elders and Deacons who will serve for three years. Elders and Deacons are members of the Knox congregation who are elected by the membership and ordained to serve three-year terms in leadership roles in the church community. If you would like to nominate a Knox member or let the committee know of your interest in one of these positions, please email Laura Deck at .
Coffee & Conversation will meet this morning via Zoom at 10:00am. Click here to join.
The most recent prayer request list is here.
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- July 29, 7:00-8:30pm: Part 2 – Racism from 1960s to present, led by Donald Caster
- August 5, 7:00-8:30pm: Part 3 – Time for personal reflection and actions we can take in our families and community