A four week Bible study about Sacred Waters will be offered on Sunday nights, April 7, 14 & 28, and May 5 in Trinity Rooms. This is for adults and children with interactive activities centered around water and the Bible. The planning team consists of Loretta Cloutier, Karen Grivna, Bob Sackariason, and Diane Shallue. Optional meal available. Information available in the registration online.
Lenten Book Study
At our 2018 annual meeting, Christ the King unanimously passed a new welcome statement. "Grounded in the promise of God's grace, we are called to extend Christ's welcome to all people," it reads. As we continue to live into this way of welcome, we will be having conversations this Lent about God's unconditional love for all. Join in by reading our Lenten book, entitled Love Without Limits: Jesus' Radical Vision for Love with No Exceptions by Professor Jacqueline A. Bussie (Concordia College, Moorhead, MN). Small groups will meet for five weeks beginning Wednesday, March 13th. We will have paper sign-ups and books for sale beginning next Sunday, March 3rd. You can also sign-up by clicking here.
Contact Pastor John if you are interested in being a small group leader! He can equip you with a study guide.
Adult "Confirmation" Class this Lent
Have you ever had questions about faith but nowhere to ask them? Questions like, "How do Lutherans read the Bible? What is sin? What happens on the cross? What happens at the end of time?" Of course you have these questions! Join in a five-week study with the pastors this Lent where we will dig into these topics (and more!) together. We will meet for five Sundays at 11:30 AM, beginning March 10th. We will use David Lose's Making Sense of the Christian Faith as a resource to guide our conversation together.
You can sign up by contacting Pastor John, by clicking here, or by signing up in the narthex beginning March 3rd. Books will also be available for purchase at that time.
February 24 at 8:30AM, 10:30AM and 6:30PM
The 35th annual Youth Musical will be performed at worship on Sunday, February 24 at both services and at 6:30PM.
Christ the King has a rich history of student created, written, and performed faith-based musicals. This year’s theme, “This Is Living”, focuses on five vignettes exploring the dynamic nature of living a life of faith in a complex world.
You can expect engaging dialogue, a relevant message, and uplifting music. Please join us at worship on February 24 to experience “This Is Living.”
Meals From The Heart, based in Stillwater, Minnesota, brings people together to serve their neighbors through easy-to-execute, energized and fun meal-packing events. Our events build relationships and strengthen communities while providing flavorful, fortified meals to local food shelves. Christ the King Lutheran Church will be hosting a packing event on Wednesday, February 27th with TWO packing times: 5:30-6:30PM and 6:30-7:30PM. The process is putting together a bagged meal by measuring out different ingredients (think Feed My Starving Children).
The event will take place in Gym where we will have stations set up. We can accommodate roughly 60 people at each packing session. Please sign up by either emailing Pete Erickson (email@example.com) OR sign up on a sign up sheet that will be available in the office and at the Welcome Desk on Sundays and Wednesdays. PLEASE INCLUDE: Your name, the number you are registering to pack and the time you'd like pack (5:30 or 6:30PM). The suggested donation for this event is $15/person, max. $50 per family. Cash or Checks made out to Christ the King.
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.