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Worship for June 21 2020

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Join at 10:30 and be active in the viewing.  The service will be on the YouTube site anytime you would like to watch it later.  Former online services are available here as well.

Blessing of the Bicycles

This Week Blessing of the Bikes-it has long been a tradition at Knox to have a blessing of the bikes near the beginning of summer and we thought it would be fun to try and maintain that tradition during this time. So, if possible bring your bike, scooter, three wheeler, wheel chair, stroller, walker or any other mode of human powered transportation to your viewing of the service this week (maybe you can watch outside near your bike or other) and we’ll offer a blessing. Or you can easily carry the blessing from the service to your “wheels” after worship!

As we join together in worship we acknowledge that we live on Turtle island, land that creator brought out of the waters so all could have life. Turtle island is the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, and Dakota peoples, and the homeland of the Metis Nation.

Gathering Together in Singing:

MV#13 O Let the Power Fall On Me

O let the power fall on me, my Lord

Let the power fall on me.

O let the power from heaven fall on me

Let the power fall on me.


For we want justice and truth and love, my Lord

We want justice and truth and love,

For we want justice and truth and love, my Lord.

We want justice and truth and love


Guarani Kyrie


Ore poriaju vereko Nandeyara [x2]



Kyrie Eleison [x4]



O God have mercy [x3], have mercy on us



O Seigneur prends pitié [x3], prends pitié do nous tous



O Dios maawa ka (x3) maawa ka sa amin



Prabhu kripa cha [x4]



Oluwa shanu wa (x3) Shanu wa oluwa



Apo, Maasi Ka


Welcome and Community News


Singing: MV#33 Jesus Came Bringing Us Hope

Jesus came bringing us hope, Jesus came bringing us hope,

Jesus came bringing us hope, hallelujah forever more!


Additional verses: “peace”, “love”, “joy”, etc.


Opening Prayer (Unison)

Jesus, you say some comforting stuff:

Sparrows don’t fall without the Creator’s notice.

God numbers the hairs on our heads.

You ask us not to be afraid.

You tell each of us that we are intrinsically valuable.


But, Jesus, you say some disturbing stuff.

don’t want you to bring a sword.

There is a wack of violence and conflict already.

We are surrounded by abuse and pandemic pressures.

I want you to bring peace.


I don’t want to have my loved ones set against me.

There is too much division and dysfunction already.

Controversy and disagreement drive us apart.

I want a little unity.


I don’t want my tepid commitment labelled unworthy.

Too many voices already say I’m unworthy:

not buff enough, not hip enough, not woke enough.

I want you to remind me of your unconditional acceptance.


I’m not really keen to take up the cross.

I don’t want your paradox of losing life to find life.

I like my life.

I feel blessed most of the time.

I am trying to breathe gratitude.


Yet, I also want you to be my courage.

You are no predictable pushover.

You are not a merely nice, innocuous, do-gooder.

You proclaim the radical kin-dom values of justice and compassion.


God help me.

I am asking you to lead me.

Lead me to bravely name racism, privilege, and inequality.

(Adapted for use from Ted Dodd)


Singing: Ki Ri Su To No / May the peace of Christ

Ki ri su to no he I wa ga

Wa ta shi ta chi no ko ko ro no

Su mi zu mi nima de

Yu ki wa ta ri ma su yo u ni


May the peace of Christ be with you

May the love of Christ dwell deep in your heart

May the Spirit enlighten your way

May you walk in the comfort of God’s care.


May the grace of God be with you

May the love of God dwell deep in your heart

May you walk in the light of God’s way

May you live in the comfort of God’s peace.


Sharing of Peace

Children’s Time:  Blessing of the Bikes


Singing: MV #221   I Am Walking a Path of Peace

I am walking / biking a path of peace (love, hope).  [x3]

lead me home; lead me home.


Scripture Reading: Esther 4: 9-17

Reflection:  Rise Up!


Music Ministry: Rise Up – Michelle Zabaro (Words and Music by Andra Day)



The ministry and mission of Knox continues, even when the building is closed.  God’s love and concern for those who are struggling is shared.  You make it possible to carry this message to everyone.  If you normally give when you are in worship, we encourage you to continue your regular donations through Canada Helps.  The link is here: All donations made will be forwarded to Knox Winnipeg.  Or, if you have envelopes, you could put your offering in an envelope each Sunday and bring them with you when we get back to in person worship.  Thank you for your generosity in these times of trouble.


Singing:  MV#191 What Can I Do?

What can I do? What can I bring?

What can I say? What can I sing?

I’ll sing with joy. I’ll say a prayer.

I’ll bring my love. I’ll do my share.


Community Prayer:  Laura

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy Name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those

who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen.

‘हे हाम्रा पिता, जो स्‍वर्गमा हुनुहुन्‍छ,

तपाईंको नाउँ पवित्र होस्‌।

तपाईंको राज्‍य आओस्‌। 

 तपाईंको इच्‍छा स्‍वर्गमा जस्‍तो छ,

त्‍यस्‍तै यस पृथ्‍वीमा पूरा होस्‌।

हामीलाई आज हाम्रो दैनिक भोजन दिनुहोस्‌।

हाम्रा अपराधहरू क्षमा गर्नुहोस्,

जसरी हामीले आफ्‍ना अपराधीहरूलाई क्षमा गरेका छौं।

हामीलाई परीक्षामा पर्न नदिनुहोस्,

तर दुष्‍टबाट छुटाउनुहोस्‌

किनभने राज्‍य, पराक्रम र महिमा

सदासर्वदा तपाईंकै हुन्, आमेन।’

Singing: Teach me to dance (Knox Voices)

Teach me to dance to the beat of your heart

Teach me to move in the power of your Spirit

Teach me to walk in the light of your presence

Teach me to dance to the beat of your heart

Teach me to love with your heart of compassion

Teach me to trust in the word of your promise

Teach me to hope in the day of your coming

Teach me to dance to the beat of your heart.


You wrote the rhythm of life

Created heaven and earth

In You is joy without measure

So, like a child in your sight

I dance to see your delight

For I was made for your pleasure. Pleasure   R


Let all my movements express

A heart that loves to say ‘yes’

A will that leaps to obey you

Let all my energy blaze

To see the joy in your face

Let my whole being praise you,

praise you.  R