Worship Services

Sunday Worship Service

We gather on Sundays at 10:00 am

On the first Sunday of each month worship is done in English/Mandarin

The service is a blend of traditional and contemporary with prayers, scripture readings, an inspiring message and music integrated throughout. Time is designated for announcements, sharing good news and prayer concerns and updates on the Life and Work of the Church.

Our worship style is mixed. The reflection/sermon, usually led by the minister is based on the selected scripture reading.  Our hymns are usually from Voices United and/or More Voices.

We consider ourselves a very friendly, welcoming group.

A typical service, approximately an hour. The gathering segment begins with a musical prelude or a hymn sing

Announcements regarding the Life and Work of the congregation, the wider Church and the community are shared.

A choral introit offered by the choir

Lighting of the Christ Candle – to centre us and the Memorial Candles – in memory of loved ones or in celebration of a special occasion

A Call to Worship is offered followed by the opening hymn

The Opening Prayer of Approach and Confession and the Lord’s Prayer follows

The children’s hymn and Moment of Discovery (Children’s Time) are next. The children are then accompanied to the Sunday Church School session and Youth group.

The scripture reading(s), choral anthem and the sermon/meditation are components of the good news segment.

We respond with a hymn the offering, musical ministry, the gathering of good news and prayer concerns and the prayers of the people.

We are sent out into the world with a closing hymn, Commission/Benediction and a musical postlude

Children and youth

Everyone who attends Knox share in the opening segments of the service. After the Moment of Discovery (Children Time), the children leave for Sunday School session and the youth to their session. They remain in the Sanctuary for Inter-generational services. There is a nursery for parents who’d like to use it. The nursery is staffed, but parents/caregivers who wish to remain the service is transmitted into the room.

We celebrate Communion approximately six times a year when all present are invited to partake. We alternate intinction  (those unable to come forward are served in the pews) and service in the pews. Gluten-free elements are offered.

The Sanctuary is accessible and a lift is available for access to The Heritage Room and washrooms. Hearing assist devices and large print bibles are also available for those who require them.

After worship, we gather downstairs in The Heritage Room for refreshments,  goodies and lots of conversation.

Baptism

We offer baptism to all ages from babies to adults and children. We also recognize baptism done in other communities of faith.

Membership

Membership into (The United Church of Canada), the family of Knox Agincourt United Church of Canada is extended by Profession of Faith, Reaffirmation of Faith or Transfer of Membership

Weddings

We at Knox wish to help you in terms of preparations for “the wedding” and the planning for the “marriage”. We want both your wedding day and continuing marriage relationship to be filled with love, joy and meaning.

Memorials and funerals

It is the policy of Knox United Church to offer compassion and hospitality to those who grieve, including members and adherents of the congregation, residents of Agincourt, and others whom we may be called upon to help from time to time.