Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise.
--Psalm 95, 1-2
Welcome to online worship at Knox! We hope you find these resources helpful, inspiring and encouraging.
Isaiah 43:1-4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Restoration and Protection Promised
43 But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
3 For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I give Egypt as your ransom,
Ethiopia[a] and Seba in exchange for you.
4 Because you are precious in my sight,
and honored, and I love you...
A message from Adam Fronczek
Yes, COVID-19 has created a crisis, but it's also created an opportunity--an opportunity to Keep Calm and Be The Church. Adam Fronczek explains in the video below (and gives a good hand-washing tip, too).
Click the links below to hear music from Knox member Mike McClellan:
Click here for music selected for today by Earl Rivers:
Amazing Grace arr. by Mack Wilberg
Father, Forgive Them (from The Seven Last Words of Christ) by F.J. Haydn (listen from 5:28-13:06).
Text: Luke 23:45 and other unknown
Father, forgive them,
for they know not what they do.
Father in Heaven, look down
from thy eternal throne!
Loving Father, thy only begotten Son
prays for sinners, for thy children,
grant the prayer of thy Son!
Alas, we have fallen from grace,
we have grievously sinned;
but for us all and for our salvation
thy Son has shed his blood.
The blood of the Lamb does not cry out for vengeance;
it redeems our sins.
Loving Father, let us find grace,
Grant the prayer of thy Son.
Gracious and Holy God,
We pray for the presence of your Holy Spirit
surrounding the lives of all affected by COVID-19.
We pray especially for the sick and dying,
and also for the lonely and the anxious.
We pray in thanksgiving for all who are working for good
in the midst of this time of crisis,
especially medical professionals and first responders.
Grant wisdom and discernment to our leaders,
and patience and calm to all of us.
Help us not to be consumed by our fears,
and to keep calm and carry on,
knowing that you, God,
are a Faithful Mother who will never leave us.
We pray in the name of Christ, our Savior.
The work of Knox continues despite these challenging times. We encourage you to continue your financial support of Knox Church by mailing your contributions to the church, or by using the online giving form here. Please note if your donation is part of your pledge or is a gift.
This week's prayer requests may be found here.
Families with children: devotional and prayer resources here.
Additional devotional resources will be sent to you through the week. Check the Knox website, Facebook and your emails!
Today's music by Mike McClellan is available for purchase, with all proceeds going to Childhood Food Solutions, a Knox partner that is meeting critical needs for children who may not be receiving meals from their schools. Click here for information and to purchase.
The Presbytery of Cincinnati has made available a number of worship and devotional materials for your use during the coming week. Click here to view them.
The Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) as a critical need for volunteers to help host homeless families at Knox during the week of April 19-26. Homelessness does not stop for coronavirus! Read more and sign up here.
Knox is here to help! Let us know if you do not have a support system in place if you become ill, or if you have concerns for someone for whom that may be true. The Knox Congregational Care Team is ready to check in with you as you request. Contact Pam Ward, RN, Faith Community Nurse, at or by calling the church at 513-321-2573.
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