John Knox Presbyterian Church (USA) 452 Cummings Lane N PO Box 20968 Keizer, OR 97307 503-393-0404
Rev. Dr. John Neal, Pastor
Welcome! 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 every Sunday 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.
As you may have noticed, I have been using this column to answer questions that people have been asking me. This month's question is : "Dr. John, why are you a Christian?" This question is really a two part one; how did you become a Christian and why are you still a Christian?
I became a Christian because when I was only a few days old, my parents and their friends had me baptized and then they actually tried to live out their vows that I would be raised in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. During my teenage years I was challenged by a Young life Leader to make a commitment for myself and to take personal responsibility for my spiritual life. I wish I could tell you that everything was wonderful after that, but I see now that it was but the beginning of a long journey. And that leads me to the second part of the question. I believe I am still a Christian and a Presbyterian Christian, precisely because I am someone who is not perfect. I know that I am a person who fails physically, spiritually and inter-personally. I know that I need reminding not only that I sin (fall short of the target) but that I am also forgiven. The Church Universal and John Knox P.C. through worship and its members help me live out my true sense of being a part of the people of God.
I hope you are looking forward to the start-up of all the activities at JKPC this Fall. It is important that you are present in our time together--- see you soon.
Yours In Christ,
OUT OF CHAOS,HOPE
IN SOUTH LOUISIANA
Our hearts, prayers and thoughts go out to the people of Baton Rouge and the Gulf Coast in the wake of catastrophic flooding. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has deployed the National Reponse Team to support the Presbytery of South Louisiana and the Synod of the Sun as they begin outreach to those affected.
You can join in the response and encourage those in need by standing in the "GAP."
Financial support to help those impacted by the flooding:
By phone at 800-872-3283 to give by credit card weekdays between 8am and 6pm(EST)
By check designated to DR000191, mail directly to Presbyterian Church (USA), P O Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700
Text PDA FLOOD to 20222 to give $10 to the US Flooding account
Volunteer to help with clean-up and rebuilding; contact PDA National Call Center at 866-732-6121, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pray for families impacted by flooding through loss of property and livelihood; for first responders, and all others who put themselves in harms way to care for those impacted; that communities will rebuild stronger relationships and connections; for God's sustaining grace through it all.
For more information visit www.presbyterianmission.org/pda