You will find a warm welcome when you come to our 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services. We know that it can be a little intimidating arriving in a strange place for the first time. We'll do everything we can to help you feel welcome. You can expect to be treated as a welcome guest, and your privacy will be respected.
Our congregation includes a great variety of people: long-term members, newcomers, those who have strong belief, and those who have lots of doubts. We’re all on a journey together. The Sunday worship service is where we all gather to celebrate the mystery of life, explore today’s Christian spirituality, and commit to making the world a better place as followers of the ways of Jesus.
Worship is central to the life of any church community. It’s practiced in some form by faith groups and cultures all over the world.
A worship service is a time to attend to our spirituality, listen to stories of faith from scriptures and elsewhere, hear some ideas about the meaning of these stories for our lives, and hold each other, our world and all creation in prayer. It's a time for celebration of all that gives life its fullness. The mood and the message are positive even when they are challenging. At the same time, we try to keep it relevant and to honestly address today’s issues such as ecology and social justice.
Children are welcome at Knox! Part-way through every worship service, children are invited to take part in our Children’s Church (Sunday School), with theme discussions and crafts led by carefully selected volunteers. A nursery is available if you need a more private space for infants or toddlers.
When you arrive at the front doors on Spadina Crescent, you will be greeted by some of the folks who worship here regularly. They’ll help you find your way to our pre-service gathering space (with fresh coffee available!). You can stay and chat, or go on into the sanctuary (take your coffee with you!) and listen to gentle organ music before the service begins. You’ll be handed a printed booklet that contains the order of service for the day along with announcements about upcoming events in the life of our church and the Saskatoon community.
As you leave at the end of the worship service, feel free to meet our minister, Rev. Brian Maitland. He's happy to answer your questions or hear your responses to what you’ve experienced during worship. If you are visiting, don't forget to sign our guest book. It reminds us of who you are and where you’re from.
After the service, you are welcome to enjoy a time of visiting with coffee and tea (and sometimes other goodies!) in Rod McLeod Hall just inside the street entrance. It’s a great time to share and connect with others who are worshipping that day.
The main doors off Spadina Crescent provide a level entrance without steps or other barriers. The rest of the church is fully accessible by an elevator just inside that entrance. The main public washrooms on the lower floor are wheelchair friendly.
We have audio headsets for those who have difficulty hearing. Just ask an usher or greeter when you arrive.