The Christ the King community bread oven is just about open for business! With gratitude to the CtK foundation for making this possible, and to the dozens of volunteers who assisted in building the oven these past six months, the true fun of this bread oven ministry can now begin. Breads, pizzas, gatherings around this hearth - the possibilities for using this oven for fellowship and feeding are many. We hope you might be interested in playing a part someday in this ministry. For anyone interested in being involved, we will have an informational summit on Tuesday, November 26th, at 6:00 PM. Please let Pastor John know if you plan on attending. If you would like to be involved but cannot attend the meeting, let Pr. John know that as well.
Here are a few of the roles you might consider being a part of in the future:
Bakers: This is the big one. The fun one. The tasty one. If you want to be notified of upcoming opportunities to mix dough, bake bread, throw pizza dough, or taste test, please let me know! If you have a bread recipe or sourdough starter you would like to share, we'd love to have it.
Firewood Collectors and/or Splitters: We need a team of a few people who could periodically be called upon to collect orphaned firewood for future use in the oven. Do you have a pick-up truck or trailer? Do you have a wood splitter we could borrow? Let me know if you'd be open to receiving periodic requests for assistance in wood collection.
Stokers: Do you like making fires? The oven needs to be stoked for many hours before it's ready for baking. Even if you can't commit to a shift of food preparation or cooking, we need a prep team who can light a fire and/or keep that fire going. Let me know if this sounds like something you'd love to do.
Other Needs: We still need a plan (structure?) for long-term wood storage. We would love a pathway for easier access to the oven in the wintertime. Some beautification of the grounds around the oven slab could be a fun springtime project. Do one of these projects pique your interest?
This past Sunday was Generosity Sunday, when we presented our annual intentions of giving (aka “Pledge Cards”) during worship, gathering these offerings as signs of our continued commitment to join in God’s mission in, with, and through Christ the King Lutheran Church.
Thanks to all of you who so generously committed to another year of ministry. Your financial contributions—along with your significant offering of your time and energy—make ministry happen at CtK, and allow us both to care for one another and to reach out further into our community. Thank you all!
While we did get a great number of you responding yesterday or before, it’s still too early to share the overall results of this annual generosity appeal. In the next few days, we’ll be contacting those members who haven’t yet returned their Pledge Card (if that’s you, and you want to avoid a call, pleased drop your Card off in the church office as soon as you can!), after which we’ll let you know how we did.
From there, our generosity numbers will be matched up with our budget requests in order to begin building the 2020 Budget for Ministry which will be presented to the congregation well ahead of our Annual Meeting in February. But for now, we mostly want to show our gratitude. Thanks for being part of Life at CtK, and for providing and supporting our shared ministry. Thanks for praying for this congregation and its leaders. Thanks for sharing all you do with our congregation and community.
Thank you! ¡Gracias! Takk! Asante! Dank je!