Pastor Kathryn Tiede currently serves as the Director for Congregational Relations for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and shares stories of the ministry made possible by LSS's partnership with Christ the King.
May 7, 2017
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Chelsey Crary, Guest Preacher
Former Young Adult in Global Missions (YAGM) volunteer, Chelsey Crary, shares about her work and the stories of Palestinian Christians she lived with while volunteering with her husband Nate (CtK Staff) for one year in a small village located down the hill from Bethlehem in the West Bank called Beit Sahour.
On this Global Mission Sunday, we celebrate our partnerships with Tanzania and welcome Pastor Medson Chengula from the Nduli parish in Iringa as our guest preacher. Pastor Medson says that, "In our loves, we aren't supposed to walk alone. We are supposed to walk together. Through walking together, we may show love...Through walking together, we can see the presence of of Jesus."
April 23, 2017
Second Sunday of Easter
Pastor Martha Schwehn Bardwell, Guest Preacher
On this special Baptism Sunday, we were joined by Pastor Martha Bardwell of Our Saviour's in Minneapolis who walks us through the story of Doubting Thomas and of the wounds we carry. She asks, "Where are the wounded places in you, that seem untouchable? And—where are the wounded places in our world, that seem untouchable? That seem beyond peace, beyond forgiveness?"
"The God we follow is a God of resurrection and new life. And God’s work of raising the dead and bringing new life is unfinished." Resurrection becomes redefined through the story of Jesus calling his friend Lazarus out of the tomb and into new life. Sermon starts at 5:00. Texts: Ezekiel 37:1-14 and John 11:1-45
Where has Jesus met you? What must you leave behind in order to be transformed? Pastor John asks big questions of faith as we dig into the story of Jesus with the woman at the well. This Sunday's texts: John 4:5-42.
“For God so loved the world…for God so loves you. All of you! All of us! And I hope that, like Nicodemus, we might find a freedom in knowing this. That we respond to this life-changing, world-shaking truth not by obnoxiously waving it around... but that we respond to this freedom by risking something of ourselves. ”
Sermon starts 2:06. This Sunday's Texts: Genesis 12:1-4a and John 3:1-17.
Using the words for Jesus's first public address, Pastor John reflects on how we see those society calls the alien, the stranger, the other. This Sunday's texts: Micah 6:8, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, Matthew 5:1-12. Read:"Who is called blessed?" (PDF)
What does Jesus mean when he asks us to be fishers of people? Christ the King/Cristo Rey Mission Developer Ana Becerra draws from her childhood memories of living in the oceanside town of Puerto Vallarta as she explores how Jesus calls us to be disciples. This Sunday's Texts: Isaiah 9:1-4, Matthew 4:12-23.
¿Qué significan las palabras de Jesús cuando nos pide ser pescadores de gente? La desarrolladora de misiones Christ the King / Cristo Rey Ana Becerra habla sobre sus recuerdos de vivir en la ciudad oceánica de Puerto Vallarta mientras explora cómo Jesús nos llama a ser discípulos. Los Textos de este domingo: Isaías 9: 1-4, Mateo 4: 12-23.
On this Local Mission Partner Sunday, Pastor Peter highlights that, "our biblical witness holds up the special place of the immigrant, the foreigner, the alien with and among the people of God." Sermon begins at 1:40. This Sunday's texts: Luke 23:33-43.
Come to church on Sunday, September 24 to learn about Christ the King’s partnership with Believer Bible Chapel School in Liberia. The demand and need for education in Liberia is great, and BBC school is striving to meet that need.
I am a Lutheran, through and through. I feel fortunate that I was raised in the Lutheran Church because I totally buy into our belief that we are "saved by grace through faith." As a 60+ year old woman, I am proud to believe Lutheran theology. In working with the Pastors in preparing the study book for our Commemoration at CtK, not only has my faith been reinforced, I have learned--again--that Luther's Reformation did not stop in the 1600's. Reforming the church never ends. But now I ask, what am I able to do with my life to encourage the ongoing reformation?
One of my favorites among these slogans was the cry “Semper Reformanda!” While its origins are a bit murky the idea is that we as individuals, as well as the whole church collectively, must always be actively reforming.