John Knox Presbyterian Church (USA) 452 Cummings Lane N PO Box 20968 Keizer, OR 97307 503-393-0404
Rev. Dr. John Neal, Pastor
We invite you to worship with us Sundays at 10:30 am.
Sunday School for children ages 4 through 8th grade is at 9:15 am during the school year, and adult education begins at 9:15 am.
We look forward to seeing you!
Our pastor, The Reverend Dr. John Neal.
Autumn has begun, and already there are a few trees with colored leaves and even some dropping their leaves. Yes, Summer is just about over. This is one of my favorite times of year, here in the Northwest we always have seem to have great weather right before the rain returns. I hope that you too are taking the time to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells that make up this wonderful time and place. And while we have been enjoying great weather we do suffer, support and pray for those parts of the Southeast that have suffered so much recently. I am especially proud of the way so many at John Knox P.C. have already contributed to the Presbyterian Disaster Fund.
At a recent Memorial service, a man who I didn’t know, introduced himself to me and then asked, “What do those who have no connection with religion do when they come face to face with real suffering and death?” He answered his own question by saying, “I know that my faith is all that really helps me in times like these!” In reflecting upon our conversation, it seemed to me that his comments were far deeper than even he realized. Yes, hope is closely related to faith. But the real question is where does our faith come from? And how do we best help our faith to grow and mature? I have discovered that for my spirituality the Church has been the place where my faith has grown the most. I hope that you are finding your faith growing and maturing through your time at John Knox P.C.
In the love and faith of Christ
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have wrought devastation in the Gulf region, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Carribean Islands. The need is great and the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance program is mobilizing to help.
Love and support your neighbors by standing in the G. A. P.
Checks can be made out to John Knox Presbyterian Church with the designation PDA Atlantic Regional Hurricanes, DR 000194 (Irma & Maria), or PDA Harvey DR000169 and posted to P O Box 20968, Keizer, OR 97307
God of help and hope, in the challenging days, months and years to come, work through us to bring relief and respite from urgent need, comfort and the hope of peace for those who grieve the loss of family, home and safety, and faith to walk on through weary days of rebuilding. May we be steadfast in love, stronger than death, and thus, with those whose lives we seek to sustain, together bear witness to your redeeming love. Amen.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."