Reverend Michael Knight, Celebrant, preacher, and our Sunday Missioner Extended
On Saturday at 5PM & Sunday at 8 AM and 10 AM, we welcome the Reverend Michael Knight, Celebrant, preacher, and our Sunday Missioner Extended for our LiveStream Services. Reverend Knight is a Retired priest of the Diocese of Pennsylvania who served at several local churches as Rector. He is blessed to be with us for our Livestream services. Father Michael Knight comes to the Chapel after a long career as a priest of the Diocese of Pennsylvania having served parishes in Upper Darby, Chester, West Chester and Norwood. He graduated from the former Philadelphia Divinity School and pursued doctoral studies at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary specializing in the teaching values of the Baptismal Covenant. His leadership in our diocese has included two terms as Dean, five terms on Diocesan Council, Chair of the Program Budget Committee, and on Diocesan committees including Stewardship, Spiritual Growth, Renewal Evangelism and Church Growth, Long Range Planning, Venture in Mission, and the Bishop’s Ad Hoc Committee on Urban Concerns. His community involvements include board leadership for Foster Grandparents, a Community Nursing Association, and a private school.
He has three grown children, five grandchildren. He and his bride, Jan, (both widowed) have been married five years and make their home in Glen Mills. In retirement he volunteers as a Joiner/Millwright at the 1704 Newlin Grist Mill helping build a replacement wooden water wheel using 18th Century tools and methods. He is a Vietnam veteran and Agent Orange cancer survivor and retired as commander of the NJANG’s 170th Security Police Flight in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel.
WEEKLY SERVICE NOTES FROM FATHER KNIGHT
“So, What Do You Have?“
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
2 August 2020
The story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 is widely known, even outside the Church. It points to the fact that God cares about our physical welfare as well as our spiritual wholeness. This event is a mandate to feed the hungry. More precisely, it is a mandate to notice the hungry and then act on what we see.
It’s tempting to see the story from the standpoint of our own lack. “If I am in need, I can ask God to do a miracle that will take care of me.” You may remember that back on Lent 1 we saw Jesus reject the temptation to use his power to make bread. This story is not just a story about hungry people getting fed. It is a demonstration of exactly how God‘s love becomes tangible in the struggles of life. He calls the attention of his disciples to the obvious. “It’s late, they re hungry!”
Their first response is institutional: “There’s not enough money is the treasury for this many people!”
“Then, what do you have?” In other words, don’t start with what you don’t have; start with what you do have, no matter how insignificant it might be.
“Five pitas and a couple sardines.”
“That’s enough! Let’s thank God.” And [Fade to black.] This is what’s known in series television as a cliff-hanger. Tune in 8 or 10 this coming Sunday more than.
See you on Sunday’s livestream. You don’t need to be on FaceBook to take part.
Father Michael Knight
Sunday Missioner Extended