In observance of Scout Sunday and in the spirit of "Do A Good Turn Daily," the Scouts of Troop 106 will be hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday, February 3 from 8:00 a.m. - Noon. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and juice. A free will donation will be collected at the door. Proceeds will help offset costs of camping outings for the Scouts of Troop 106.
Sunday, February 10 at 11am
Because of the important discussions at the Annual Meeting, we will be having ONE Worship Service at 10:00 am, followed by the meeting at 11:00 am in the sanctuary. In addition to electing new leaders and passing our 2019 Budget for Ministry, council members will be presenting some preliminary findings from the recent Listening Circles. Please make every effort to attend this annual meeting of CtK.
We are pleased to announce that KT Thompson has accepted our offer to serve as Interim Organist & Accompanist through the end of April. KT is one of the folks who have been serving as substitute organist during these last Advent and Christmas seasons (you may remember her playing the accordion in addition to the organ and piano on one of those Sundays!). Her call to serve on an interim basis provides us with consistent and competent accompaniment for our worship services and choirs through Lent and Easter Sunday, while at the same time allowing us to carefully enter into a search for a permanent Organist/Accompanist without feeling the need to rush the process. Please make a point of welcoming KT among us at CtK!
Let me take this opportunity to also share more about the “re-shuffle” of our Worship and Music team, which we have been living into for a little while already. As many of you know, Nate Crary shifted his ministry at CtK from full- to half-time in July, in order to respond to a call to serve half-time with Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota. As a result of that change, Nate’s new title will be “Director of Worship.” He will continue to curate our seasonal liturgies, oversee visual and graphic arts for our worship space, design bulletins and related materials, lead the worship weekly worship planning, and supervise the Worship and Music staff team, while serving as liaison to the various volunteers related to worship.
As of December, Heather Nelson has increased her work to full-time, working under the new title of “Director of Music.” In addition to continuing to direct the Sanctuary Choir, Christ’s Kingsmen, and Glory Sound, Heather will also be working to create new avenues for musical participation among children, youth, and adults. IN addition, her work will include an increased role in liturgy planning and worship leadership, the development of a new concert series at CtK, as well as serving as a resource person for other program ministries as needed.
While we continue to work out the finer details of these important changes on our worship and music staff, I am pleased that the Worship and Music team at CtK continues to include folks who are not only wonderfully gifted, but whose gifts complement one another in such a remarkable way. In addition to Nate, Heather, and KT, this team includes Hannah Pagel and Caleb Anderson, whose work as Handbell Director and Sound Technician (respectively) remains the same.
“Praise the Lord! Praise God in the sanctuary…
Let everything thing that breathes praise the Lord!”
(Psalm 150: 1, 6)
**Postponed, due to weather** Watch for new date to come.
Join the CTK community for a special night with Agape (Dave Scherer) and Joe Davis. The event called “Speak Up” is designed to invite and encourage people to think about what their voice is in the world and why it not only matters but is needed. Agape and Joe will inspire people through music, spoken word and stories- as we imagine what it means to Speak Up! This is a free event for our community, so feel free to expand our community by inviting your friends. Questions? Contact Pete Erickson.
College-age students who are members of CtK and will be attending an ELCA College or University in the 2019-20 school year are encouraged to apply for a Christ the King Scholarship. You can access an online application form HERE. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2019. Our intent is to provide a $1,000 scholarship to each applicant. If you are interested in supporting the CtK Scholarship Fund with a donation, we welcome those as well. For more information, contact the church office, (651) 633-4674.
The local broadcast of CtK Worship services will now air on Channel 19 beginning next week at the same times: 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 1:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Monday.
Local broadcast of the CtK Christmas Festival (that took place on December 16) will be on CTV North Suburbs Channel 15 on Saturday, January 5 at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, January 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Sing for Our Neighbors
Come to Abiding Savior Lutheran Church on January 27th, 2019, at 2 p.m. to hear vocal choirs, a bell choir, and musicians from local churches. Free admission. Free coffee and cookies will be served at intermission.
Donors will receive a thank you gift in the form of tickets that may be redeemed for delicious homemade soup or dropped in a jar to take a chance on winning one of the door prizes!
Christ the King is pleased to welcome Barry Smith to the staff as our new Financial Administrator. He starts today, January 2.
Barry comes to us with more than 20 years of accounting experience and has worked in both for-profit and nonprofit settings. In 2018, he started his own business, Quality Cleaning Specialists, a professional cleaning service and is excited to pair that entrepreneurial enterprise with CtK's part-time accounting position. After his on the job training with Eunice Helgeson, his office hours will be Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday mornings.
Barry and his family live in Shoreview and are active members of Central Baptist Church.
Newborn baby caps are needed for Global Health Ministry and CtK Alternative Christmas gifts. The caps will become part of a small layette given to expecting mothers and part of prenatal health care. Requirements: Any pattern to fit a newborn; washable yarn (NO WOOLS); embellishments are OK. Deadline for the Alternative Christmas gifts is: January 10, 2019. Caps will be accepted in an ongoing basis for Global Health Ministries. Completed caps may be placed in a marked box in Room M105 on the counter, across from the Library. Thank You! Questions? Email Judy Benke by clicking here.
There will be a gathering for folks who are considering membership at Christ the King on the evening of January 22 from 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. This will include a meal and time for conversation. Child care will be provided. For more information, please contact Pastor John Schwehn.