May 8 Graduation
May 22 Confirmation
May 15 Rededication of the Nave and Pentecost Picnic
May 15 German language Pentecost worship, 4:00 p.m. (potluck following)
Sending of Pastor and Kathy Moore
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Bread for the World’s annual Offering of Letters campaign engages churches, campuses, and other faith communities in writing letters to Congress. Each year, for the focus of the campaign, BFW chooses specific legislation or a legislative emphasis that can make a real difference to people struggling with hunger and poverty. This year’s emphasis is helping mothers and children survive and thrive.
Christ the King Church members are invited to gather in the courtyard and write letters on Mother’s Day, May 8. Sample letters and writing materials will be availabe. Supported with prayer, our letters become a bold witness to God’s justice and mercy. They have had, and continue to have, a significant impact on the decisions made in Congress.
What is the 2016 Offering of Letters About? Continue reading
Grand Entrance 10:00 a.m.
Rededication of the Nave and Pentecost Picnic
We celebrate the fiftieth day of Easter with the festival of Pentecost on May 15. This year’s Pentecost will be a particularly meaningful celebration as we rededicate the nave after reconstruction. Following the only morning worship service at 10:00 a.m., all are invited to the annual Pentecost Picnic in the courtyard. Fried chicken will be provided. Please bring side dishes or desserts to supplement our main dish. A suggested donation of $5 per person with a cap at $20 per family will help defray the costs of the picnic and any proceeds will support our youth mission trip to Peru in June. There will be lots of fun and games for the children. Don’t forget to dress casually and wear red.
German Service 4:00 p.m.
A German language service will be celebrated with Sunday School for kids and a potluck picnic.
Do You Speak a Foreign Language?
Each year on Pentecost Sunday, we invite those who speak or read a language other than English to participate in the reading from the book of Acts. We encourage wide participation from all who worship with us. The readings will be done from the seats, taking place simultaneously with the languages filling the nave. Please contact Cheryl Gaspard in the church office for more information or a copy of the reading in your language.
Those completed 2nd-5th grade will spend a whole week at Lutherhill discovering all of the joys camp has to offer! Find new friends and fun times in God’s creation! Learn from cabin Bible studies and camp-wide worships. Enjoy afternoon activities and daily All Camp activities. Grow in community through camp songs and games. Spend an evening around the campfire making s’mores. Cost for those completed 1st grade is $235, those completed 2nd-6th grade is $390 per child. Register early for discounted price! Sign up on Lutherhill.org by March 31 to guarantee a spot.
Confirmation Camp- July 10-15, 2016
Those completed 6th-8th grade can experience a week at Lutherhill as a confirmation group! Our youth will grow closer as a community and develop your faith as you are challenged by new experiences. Our students will learn from cabin Bible studies and camp-wide worships, be challenge yourself on the high ropes course, enjoy afternoon activities and daily All Camp activities, grow in community with fellow junior high students, and spend a night cooking over open fires and sleeping in the tree houses and hanging village. All confirmation students are expected to go one of their two years in confirmation. Cost is $415. Scholarships are available. Sign up on Lutherhill.org by March 31 to guarantee a spot.
May 8: Three Foundational Documents in American History
Dr. John Boles continues a series on three foundational documents in American history by Thomas Jefferson which Jefferson regarded as the key contributions of his life. He asked that the inscription on his tombstone read: “Here lies Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia.” The central theme to Jefferson’s life might be chosen from another line of his, “the illimitable freedom of the human mind.” In this series we will closely consider The Declaration of Independence, looking at its context, writing, and content; the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, placing it in its historical context and examining its philosophy and inclusiveness; and “The Report of the Commissioners for the University of Virginia,” the philosophical basis for what we think of as the modern university in American life. Jefferson saw these three documents as the basis for political freedom, religious freedom, and the freedom from ignorance. Christ the King Church member Dr. John Boles ithe William P. Hobby Professor of History at Rice University.
The columbarium will be located in the new Meditation Garden on the south side of the church. It is expected to be complete in the summer of 2016. There will be 288 niches on the south wall of the columbarium. If you are interested in purchasing a niche, please review the brochure and contact Cheryl Gaspard for a copy of the “Policies and Regulations of the Columbarium.” If you have questions, you may also contact Gaelyn Lesher, member of the Columbarium Committee.