Welcome to John Knox Presbyterian Church
9104 Westport Rd. Louisville, KY 40242
A member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Mid-Kentucky Presbytery and a Matthew 25 Church
Masks are optional as long as Jefferson County is in the GREEN zone and you are vaccinated. You will find a link to our sermon podcasts on our Facebook page. (See link below.)
John Knox Presbyterian Church welcomes all who walk through the doors of our sanctuary - regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, economic or social status, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. We believe that all are valuable children of God.
Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday school 9:30 a.m. when scheduled
Calendar Events for January 2023:
01/01 - Communion celebrated at 11 AM worship service
Guest Minister, the Rev. Ann LaPerle
01/03- Tuesday Study Group (Book study, What Kind of Christianity) 2:00 PM, Parlor
City of Westwood 7:30 PM, Parlor
01/08 - Sunday school study (Honor Sabbath, Lesson 1) 9:30 AM, Parlor
01/10 - Tuesday Study Group (Book study, What Kind of Christianity) 2:00 PM, Parlor
01/15 - Sunday school study (Honor Sabbath, Lesson 2) 9:30 AM, Parlor
01/17 - Tuesday Study Group (Book study, What Kind of Christianity) 2:00 PM, Parlor
01/22 - Sunday school study (Honor Sabbath, Lesson 3) 9:30 AM, Parlor
01/24 - Tuesday Study Group (Book study, What Kind of Christianity) 2:00 PM, Parlor
Langdon Place 7:00, Parlor
01/27 - Games On! event 1:00 PM, Fitzsimons Hall
01/29 - Sunday school study (Honor Sabbath, Lesson 4) 9:30 AM, Parlor
01/31 - Tuesday Study Group (Book study, What Kind of Christianity) 2:00 PM, Parlor
Staff And Leadership
The Rev. Susan M. Barnes, Transitional Pastor
Minister’s office hours – Tuesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and by appointment
Welcome! If you are looking for a spiritual home, we hope you find one with us. I came to John Knox January 2020 as their transitional pastor, ready to help them discern their mission in the community and explore what God was calling them to do and be. Two and a half months later, the pandemic hit. We shut the doors of the church and began online worship for those who were online. For those who were not, we mailed out copies of the worship service, including scripture and liturgy. We wanted people to share in worship even when we couldn’t be together.
In early spring of 2021, our parishioners were delighted to share their vaccination dates so we could celebrate in emails and newsletters. Our vaccinations and our mask-wearing demonstrate our Christian commitment to love our neighbors and ourselves. We were able to resume in-person worship May 2021. We are in the process of adding an online version of worship. We are all figuring out how to do mission as a post-pandemic church.
To reach me, call the church and leave a message. I will return your call. I’m often in the church building outside my office hours.
Since 1989, I’ve served churches in Montana, Iowa, Oregon, Oklahoma, and now Louisville. I love translating Scripture and finding out how the stories in the Bible speak to our stories. I do watercolor quilting and make stoles. I’m married to Mike Ferguson and we have two grown children, a boy and a girl.
Music Director - Judy Metzger Warren
Effective January 29, 2023
Judy comes to us with over 20 years of
experience as a church musician and choral director. She is also Executive
Coordinator, A/P Specialist and Corporate Office Manager at Presbyterian
Homes and Services of Kentucky, Inc.
Judy has an Artist Diploma and Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (OH) and Bachelor of Music from Fredonia State University (NY). Judy and her family reside in LaGrange, KY.
What is an Elder?
Elders are chosen by members of the congregation. Together with ministers of the Word and Sacrament, they exercise leadership, government, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a particular church, as well as the church at large. They shall serve faithfully as members of the session for up to two, consecutive three-year terms.