Community Notes



Don’t Forget  to remember the Manna Food Bank Baskets in the Narthex, Canadian Tire Money for the animal shelter an stamps for the Leprosy Mission.

Communication  Rev. Heather sends out a weekly email with information about our upcoming worship services along with details about other activities taking place at Knox. If you are not on her email list, and would like to be, please contact Heather after the service or simply email your request to

The Coffee is on  letting the congregation know we brew a pot of coffee in the morning so drop by, say hi and help yourself to a cup.

Time Change  Following the Annual Meeting, it has been decided to change the start time of Worship from 9:30am to 10:00 am beginning March 3rd for a 6 month trial period.

40 Acts of Generosity – Do Lent Generously!  Our Lent sermon series will focus on generosity and we’ll be participating in a world-wide movement called 40 Acts of Generosity. Instead of giving something up for Lent, we’ll be encouraged to add generosity to our lives. During our Sunday services, we’ll examine acts of generosity as described in the book of Acts, and you’re also invited to participate in daily generosity challenges that can be found by signing up at or following the 40Acts movement on Facebook and Twitter. Let’s do Lent generously!

Minister Study Leave  We will take a break from our Lenten sermon series next Sunday (March 17th) as Rev. Heather will be away on study leave and Rev. David Woodall will lead our service. Heather is attending a conference and retreat with author Karoline Lewis, studying ways to enhance preaching in a contemporary context.

Hymn Books  All the lyrics to our worship music appear on the screen; however, hymn books are available in the bookcase at the back of the sanctuary for anyone who may like to follow along with the music.

Knox Presbyterian Church Prayer Shawl Ministry:  The Bracebridge hospital is looking to expand its prayer shawl ministry, which provides shawls and blankets to those in palliative care. If you like to knit or crotchet, this is a wonderful way to share your gift and provide comfort to someone in need. If you’re not into needlework, you can still help out by donating yarn. and praying! If this interests you, information packages with instructions and materials needed can be found in the Narthex or speak to Elizabeth Northey for more information.

Rainbow Communion  A special LGBTQI Listening Committee of the Presbyterian Church of Canada has been assembled to offer a safe and respectful environment in order to encourage people to tell their stories of harm done to them within and by the church because f homophobia, heterosexism and transphobia and to share their stories of God’s grace experienced by them.  They will be collecting stories and accounts between May 15th and June 15th.  To share your story or book a listening space please visit the webpage or contact  More information about this committee can be found in the Narthex.

Sale of Lot  Presbytery has approved the sale of the property following Tuesday’s meeting, which means all the conditions have been met for the sale to close on May 6th.  Keep your fingers crossed!



The Bracebridge Ministerial  is hosting a Lenten worship series during the Wednesdays of Lent starting March 13th from 12:10 to 12:30pm. The services will be held at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church and will be led by various ministers from the community. Rev. Heather will lead the service on March 27th. You’re welcome to bring along a bag lunch and stay for fellowship following the service.

Muskoka Lady Shriners Present  The Kentucky Derby—Saturday, May 4th–JD Lang Park.  Come and watch Live Races, partake in a Silent Auction, and enjoy Dinner and Drinks while supporting the Shriners Hospital for Children.  Tickets are $60.00 / adult and can be purchased through Elizabeth Northey at 705-645-2057 or Jody Klinkman 705-645-4521.


Community Connect  Monday, April 1-10:15 am -WISE Mobile Active Living Centre—54 Dominion St..  This months topic will be presented by the Algonquin Family Health Team and will be discussing the Red Cross Transportation and Meals on Wheels programs along with Bone Health and fall prevention.  This month’s Decoration Theme is :A Piece of the Puzzle”.  These are free programs for anyone 55+—RSVP 645-21— ext. 199 or


Spiritual Rest  (in the path of the Ancient Mystics) Meditation Workshop. Join us to learn more about Christian meditation on Saturday March 30 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Bracebridge. There is no cost and a light lunch will be provided. For more information and to register contact Barbara Nangle at 705-645-8154.

Lakehead University Orillia and the CFUW Muskoka Charitable Trust  present its three-part, winter speaker series, The ‘60s: The Decade that changed the World?.  The Series take place Thursday mornings, April 4th, 11th and 18 from9:30 to 11:30 am at Knox Presbyterian Church, Cost is $39 + HST.  For information contact us at 705-330-4008 ext.2632 or visit to register.

Lifelong Learning at St. Andrew’s, Barrie Church Spring 2019 Speaker Series  Wednesday 7:30 to 9pm — March 27, April 24th and May 22.  See flyer in the Narthex for more details about guest speakers and cost




























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