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Wednesday, May 1, 2024: Announcements only! Celebrants, Talk with Therese, PRIDE June 1 & 2

Wednesday, May 1, 2024: Announcements only! Celebrants, Talk with Therese, PRIDE June 1 & 2


Calling All Celebrants, Assistant Celebrants and Celebrant Teams

The Liturgy Committee (Steve and Dan) is excited to complete our calendar  of celebrations for 2024

Let’s meet on ZOOM:

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

7:00 PM – 8:00PM 

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 519 315 8573Passcode: 1234

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Dear Sisters and Brothers: As you know we need to complete our calendar of celebrations from July through December.

At this meeting we’d like to identify celebrants who will carry us through the second half of 2024:

Celebration Dates include:

July 14

July 28

August 11

August 25

September 8

September 22

October 13

October 27

November 10

November 24

December 8

December 22

If you are unable to join us at the meeting but would like to take on the role of a celebrant / assistant or team member please contact Steve Lyman or Dan Vrooman with the date(s) you'd like to sign up for.

Steve Lyman

Phone: (707) 484-2510

Dan Vrooman:

Phone: (707) 721-2016

We will sponsor a longer meeting to discuss approaches to the celebrations – and the resources we’ve developed through the years which ease the process of putting together a liturgy.


From Knox Presbyterian Church & Thanksgiving Lutheran Church

1650 W. Third Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) website KnoxThanksgivingSR.orgRev. Dr. Janet E. Blair, Pastor


April 24, 2024

May 17th: Upcoming Talk on Palestine at Knox/Thanksgiving Church


Dear Friends,


We are writing to extend you a friendly invitation. The Knox Presbyterian / Thanksgiving Lutheran faith community, in connection with the Emmaus Community (Sonoma County), will be sponsoring a talk, “Roots and Reality of Middle East Conflict,” with speakers Therese Mughannam and Sam Tuttelman. The talk will take place on Friday, May 17th, at 6:00 pm at Knox/Thanksgiving Church, 1650 W. Third Street, in Santa Rosa.


We look forward to this special opportunity to learn more about Middle East history, about peacekeeping and faith, and about the personal experiences of our speakers (see their bios, below). We are not publicizing in the larger community but are extending this invitation to you and your people for a thoughtful, intimate gathering. A small reception will follow the talk.


We’d appreciate a response if you will be attending, and if you’ll let us know how many people from your faith community will join us.


Many blessings,

Pastor Janet Blair


Speaking on May 17th:

Therese Mughannam is a Palestinian American who has been telling the story of Palestinians for about 30 years in Sonoma County and the Bay Area, drawing from personal family stories and experiences in and about Palestine.


Sam Tuttelman is a retired social worker who has lived in Sonoma County since 1968. He is a second-generation Jewish American who has come to support the Palestinian struggle for freedom and dignity.


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