Sunday Forum Series: 50.40.10. We Are Church, We Are Called

Sundays at 10:00 a.m. online.

September 27: Women’s Work: Writing and Speaking with Passion
presented by Linda Siemers
We will explore the profound, positive effects the following women’s speaking and writing have had on society: Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Nellie Bly, and Rachel Carson.
Join us as we celebrate 50 years of Lutheran women being ordained in the United States, 40 years of women of color being ordained, and 10 years of LGBTQIA+ persons being able to serve freely. We joyously celebrate these anniversaries while also lamenting that it was only 50, 40 and 10 years ago that our church was able to take these momentous steps.  If you would like the link to the meeting please contact us at ctk@ctkelc.org.

September 27: Women’s Work: Writing and Speaking with Passion
presented by Linda Siemers
We will explore the profound, positive effects the following women’s speaking and writing have had on society: Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Nellie Bly, and Rachel Carson.

September Mission Offering: The Lutheran Church of Peru

La Iglesia Luterana de Peru, IL-P (The Lutheran Church of Peru), a member of the Lutheran World Federation, is comprised of over a dozen congregations and several mission starts (faith communities). Our congregation established a companion relationship with four congregations/faith communities in Trujillo, in 2010. As you might imagine, Peru has been hit hard by Covid-19. Continue reading

New House Church Groups: Sign up by September 27

The concept of ‘house churches’ dates to Christianity’s early days, with New Testament references including the stories of the Last Supper and Pentecost. Little did we know that the house church groups that started last fall would find themselves transitioning this past spring to a virtual meeting format via Zoom. Through the creativity and persistence of these pioneers we have learned that the personal bonds and spiritual support these groups are intended to nurture lend themselves very well to a virtual mode.

With our first year having been a very positive experience of house churches here at CTK, we’d like to now expand the concept to more groups and more people. We are organizing now so that new groups can plan their first virtual meetings for mid-October. Please email the church office (ctk@ctkelc.org) by September 27th if you want to participate, and let us know whether you might be willing to be a group sponsor. Continue reading

Banner Highlight: Redeemed

By: Lucky Sahualla

This spring I had the opportunity to help select 11 graduating seniors from HISD’s Heights High School to receive $1,000 college scholarships from the PTO. The amount is relatively small compared to the total cost of college, but it is enough to be meaningful. For some recipients it might be all they need to be able to start their studies right away.

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