Knox Presbyterian Church
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Come and Worship the Lord
Rev. Ron Blade, Pastor
Worship Service at 11:00 A.M.
Today is the FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT. Lent is a time for self-examination, repentance and change. Many people give something up for Lent. Others take on a new commitment to prayer or service. Whatever you choose, use this time to grow in faith and commitment to God.
It is with joy that we CELEBRATED THE 115TH ANNIVERSARY OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. We began with the idea of Elder John C. Snyder to start a Sabbath School in this part of town. That shaky start took root when the Men’s Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church purchased two lots on 28th Street. The Reverend George Lawson acted as Pastor to the group of Presbyterians until the formal organization of the Church by the Norfolk Presbytery in 1899. It was first named Park Place Presbyterian Church. The name was changed to Knox Church in 1909. The current building was erected in 1940 and has been OUR HOME ever since!
Thanks to all the folks who attended the 115th Anniversary Celebration. It was a TERRIFIC Day.
We are TRULY BLESSED!!!
The Mission of Knox Presbyterian Church is to learn in a diverse community of people the joy of experiencing the Good News of Christ through developing in persons gifts for ministry, and by extending love through ministries of evangelism, compassion, fellowship, education and worship in our community and in the world.
A Brief Statement of Faith
In life and in death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve. We trust in God, Whom Jesus called Abba Father. In sovereign love God created the world good and makes everyone equally in God’s image, male and female, of every race and people, to live as one community. But we rebel against God; we hide from our Creator. Ignoring God’s commandments, We violate the image of God in others and ourselves, accept lies as truth, exploit neighbor and nature, and threaten death to the planet entrusted to our care. We deserve God’s condemnation. Yet God acts with justice and mercy to redeem creation. In everlasting love, the God of Abraham and Sarah chose a covenant people to bless all families of the earth. Hearing their cry, God delivered the children of Israel from the house of bondage. Loving us still, God makes us heirs with Christ of the covenant. Like a mother who will not forsake her nursing child, like a father who runs to welcome the prodigal home, God is faithful still!!!
Our Daily Bread