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1107: A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another

1107: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another

Hey everyone: Just watched a speech about banning books in Florida from 100-year-old Grace Lynn (Rnid Macken's cousin). Her whole presentation is just a few minutes.

She also shows off a quilt she made about Targeted and Manned books... when she was only 99! It's obvious the fire of justice runs through Enid's family.

Here's the YouTube link

Announcements for Upcoming Events in April:

1. April 6, 2023: Knox/Thanksgiving invite us to a Maundy Thursday service at 6 pm

Christ's "mandate" is commemorated on Maundy Thursday---"maundy" being a shortened form of mandatum (Latin), which means "command." It was on the Thursday of Christ's final week before being crucified; Jesus and his disciples had just shared the Passover meal and he was washing their feet when he said: "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another" (John 13:34).

2. April 7, 2023 Good Friday at Knox (another invitation to share:

Service of Darkness and Light at 6:00PM

As for Good Friday, we will be having a Service of Darkness and Light at 6 pm, and would love for you all to join us – Pastor Janet

If you have any questions, feel free to email Pastor Janet at the church email:

3. April 15: 9:00 – 12:00 Planting Day at Knox. The ground will be rototilled prior to our arrival. Please bring shovels or spades, rakes and other implements for planting grasses and other plants.

4. Easter Sunday Emmaus Celebration?

5. Saturday, April 1st: John Dear The Way of the Cross

To register, visit

The program begins at 11am Pacific/ 12pm Mountain/ 1pm Central/ 2pm Eastern time

The way of the cross is active, steadfast, nonviolent resistance to the culture of violence, injustice, war, and empire. It means joining Jesus’ grassroots campaign of nonviolence against state-sanctioned violence and imperialism, and announcing the coming of God’s reign of peace and justice, a whole new culture of nonviolence here and now. This campaign of nonviolent resistance is never well received. That’s why Dorothy Day once said that the measure of our discipleship to the nonviolent Jesus is how much trouble we’re in!

What’s so amazing is that even as Jesus goes to the limits of nonviolence on the cross, he returns as gentle, loving, and nonviolent as ever in the resurrection, and calls us to carry on his campaign. Join me as we reflect on Jesus’ Holy Week nonviolence and what it means for us today.

To register, visit

Saturday, April 1st

The program begins at 11am Pacific/ 12pm Mountain/ 1pm Central/ 2pm Eastern time. You will receive the zoom link a few days beforehand, so be on the lookout!, and a recording link afterwards. If you have questions, email Kassandra at See you then.

“It would seem that, quite possibly, the ultimate measure of health in any community might well reside in our ability to stand in awe at what folks have to carry rather than in judgment at how they carry it.”

—Fr. Gregory Boyle, Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship

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