The mission of John Knox Presbyterian Church is to
grow in Christ,
be inspired to spread his Word,
share his love throughout the community, and
experience joy on the way.
A note from Pastor John
Dear Friends in Christ:
First of all, I need to share that this has been one of the hardest John’s Jottings that I have written. I have thrown away a number of attempts. The leadership of John Knox is committed to transparency and sharing in the planning as well as the operation of this Church. My wife and I had agreed that I would retire at 65 and only do occasional preaching and or short term temporary pastoral work after retirement. However, later we became convinced that God was calling us to minister with you at John Knox. When I first began my ministry here it was with the expectation that this was to be a relatively short term situation. “Short term” has turned into over 5 years!
Because I believe that the leadership of the Church needs to plan for the future, I have informed the Session that I am now planning to retire at age 80, which is about 16 months from now. We have found the congregation of John Knox to be remarkably caring and loving. Plus you are willing to put your faith into action. It is my firm belief that the Spirit will continue to work through you. I trust that God will guide you as you plan for the future and that the shared ministry here will continue to grow ever stronger.
Yours in Christ,
“At this Christmas when Christ comes,
will He find a warm heart?
Mark the season of Advent
by loving and serving the others
with God's own love and concern.”
John Knox Presbyterian Church, 452 Cummings Lane N, P O Box 20968, Keizer OR 97307