From the Pastor

Friends, Family, and members of Knoxville Pres, 

We hope all is well and wanted to take a moment and touch base with you on a few things:

  • Ephesians - Folks, we have four more weeks in the book of Ephesians and then we'll begin the season of Advent.  This next week we will be talking about Ephesians 5:1-14, take some time to read it in a few different translations and be ready for Sunday morning.
  • Translations - I had a few folks ask me about the translation I use. I believe the pew bible translation is the RSV.  I typically speak from either the NRSV (newer version of the pew bibles) and the NET.  When it comes studying I use these two along with the Message translation (which I will use every once in a while).  There is no such thing as a perfect translation, so when studying the bible it is best to use a couple different translations.  
  • Jerry Anderson - Many of you already know, but Jerry Anderson had a stroke almost two weeks ago.  We were able to go visit him in Peoria, and should be moving back this way soon.  He seemed to be doing well and Ginnie was in high spirits.  Please keep them in your prayers.
  • Family Meeting, pt. 2 - we will be hosting our next family meeting on November 17th from 6-8pm.  We will be continuing our conversation from the last family meeting

Have a great week...see you Sunday!

Matthew and Sarah