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Welcome and Announcements
Six variations on a German Tune - J.P. Sweelinck
Christina Haan on the Knox organ
Let God Arise - G.F. Handel
Text from Psalm 58. Performed by the Basel Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra.
Renewing the Covenant and Assurance of Pardon
Time with Children
Tina Hubert, Knox's director of faith formation, talks about being in the wilderness.
Psalm 68: 1-10; 32-35
1 Peter 4:12-14 and 1 Peter 5:6-11
Read by the Hamilton family.
Light Shall Lift Us - Paul Moravec
Lyrics by Mark Campbell. Produced by Opera America.
“Light shall lift us everyone, as sure as there’s a sun, light shall lift us.
Those of us with ailing hearts, those of us with broken souls, those of us without sight, shall all, shall all, shall all take flight.
Light shall lift us everyone, as sure as there’s a sun, light shall lift us, we shall soar,
In darkness evermore, light shall lift us, light shall lift us, light shall lift us. Light shall lift us. Every one!”
Prayers of the People
Libera Nos (Deliver Us) - John Sheppard
"Libera nos, salva nos, justifica nos, O beata Trinitas."
"Free us, save us, defend us, O blessed Trinity."
Toccata on "O God Our Help" - G.Young
Christina Haan on the Knox Organ
Announcements and Notes
Join us this morning for Coffee & Conversation online at 10:00am. Instead of meeting in the Social Hall, we’re gathering via Zoom at 10:00am this morning for a time of fellowship. Please join us! Just click this link shortly before 10:00am: https://zoom.us/j/714895836.
Today's Music: In an effort to bring us all a little closer together, the choral ensemble The Sixteen of London recently recorded John Sheppard's (c. 1515-1558) Libera Nos, the text of which has a particular resonance and poignancy at the moment. The title – meaning ‘deliver/free us’ – not only reflects our collective desire to be released back into normality but has a particular, and unexpected, relevance which becomes apparent at the end of the film. Recorded at home by every member of the choir and conducted by Harry Christophers, it reminds us that no matter where we are, music is always with us, continuing to uplift and provide peace and hope in these testing times.
Worship resource: Prayers of the People, Rev. Jill Duffield, Presbyterian Outlook.
If you've got elementary school children in your house...you'll be getting a surprise on your doorstep soon, thanks to the work of several Knox volunteers. Hang onto these activity bags and await further instructions next week! (And if you don't have a bag by this coming Tuesday, contact Tina Hubert.
When can we re-enter the Knox building? The Session has created a task force charged with creating a plan for Knox to resume meeting at 3400 Michigan Avenue, and they've held their first meeting. You can get the latest update here.
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Thank you for your continued financial support of Knox. Your generosity is helping us to serve our mission partners and to enable staff to continue to serve you each week, in addition to paying utility bills, insurance and other ongoing expenses even though the Knox building is closed.
How to reach Knox during the office closure. Even though our offices are closed, Knox staff members are still working from remote locations and are ready to serve you. We are monitoring the Knox telephone voice mail (513-321-2573) throughout normal business hours and will respond to you quickly. A full list of staff emails can be found here.