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Sunday, October 31 Scripture: Ruth 1:1-8 Rev. Bright Yun is preaching Message: Beating Bitterness In the book of Ruth, one may figure Ruth would be the main character. But she isn’t. She is a major player in the story. But the main character is actually Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi. In fact, the story is about the bitterness of Naomi. In verse 20, Naomi even confesses it herself, “Don’t call me Naomi! But call me Mara!” Mara means sorrow or sadness. The bitterness comes from the loss of her...

Sunday, October 24 Scripture: Job 42:1-6, 10-17 Rev. Bright Yun is preaching. Message: Restored double for the trouble! In chapter one Job is put to the test. The rest of the book is Job’s response to the testing. And the last chapter (42) tells us how Job is restored and in the end blessed. One lesson is that our adversities in life affects us. We can become bitter or we can become better. Job could have turned his back on God. Throughout all of his trials and testing, however, he never...

Sunday, October 17, 2021 Guest Preacher: The Rev. Robert Burrows from Vancouver. Bob grew up in Agincourt and attended Knox during that time. He entered the ministry of the United Church and has given lifelong service to the United Church especially to the most vulnerable residents of the Downtown Eastside area of Vancouver, British Columbia. Bob’s selfless caring and concern for others was first evident while he was growing up here in our church. Knox is pleased that Bob will be our guest...

Sunday, October 10 Scripture: Mark 10:17-31 Rev. Bright Yun preaching Message: What must I do? A young person in the scripture addresses Jesus as “good,” which Jesus then rebukes him. It was a traditional Jewish perspective that by keeping God’s laws, a person would remain “right” with God. Jesus doesn’t deny his Jewish background but challenges the young person (Jewish) to sell all his possessions and give them to the poor. It is not the Jewishness that makes you good but how we abandon many...

Sunday, October 3 The Scripture is Job 1:1, 2:1-10 Rev. Bright Yun is preaching. Message: Down but not out! Job was a godly person who served God and feared God. But he was not exempt from suffering. Knowing God and loving God is not an exemption from suffering. Suffering doesn’t necessarily alter our status before God. Job was “my servant” before the suffering, and he is still “my servant.” The very trial/challenge we go through today can be a trial of our faith. And the good news is this...