We welcome Pastor Ron Glusenkamp as our Guest Preacher on Sunday, September 8. He comes to thank Christ the King Lutheran Church for our large role in the ELCA’s successful Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA. The campaign, the conclusion of which was celebrated at the recent Churchwide Assembly, raised over $198 million. The campaign’s purpose was and is to establish a strong culture of stewardship allowing this church to boldly do God’s work in Jesus’ name throughout the world.
Ron is a graduate of Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana (BA in Greek) and also a graduate of Christ Seminary-Seminex (M. Div. Biblical Studies). He was ordained in 1981.
From 2006-2014 Ron served as Senior Pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village, CO and previously served at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wichita, KS; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kansas City; Gethsemane Lutheran Church, St. Louis, MO. Ron was the Vice President of Customer Relations for the ELCA Board of Pensions (now Portico), and was a guest Lutheran Preacher on Day 1 (formerly the Protestant Hour).
Ron has been married for 43 years to Sue Ann Glusenkamp, who is a clinical nurse educator at Porter Hospital in Denver, and together they have three adult children. In the summer of 2018, they biked from Copenhagen to Berlin. Most recently (August 2019) they hiked the last 115 km of the Camino de Santiago. In addition to being a book author, Ron is a bread baker and a pretzel maker. He likes “to raise dough” literally and figuratively! Ron is committed to the vision “that all may be fed.”
Are you interested in coming to know some of our Muslim friends and their faith better? Would you like to grow in your own Christian faith at the same time while sharing in fellowship and conversation with members of Houston’s Blue Mosque?
On September 25, Pastor Larson and Fatih Ozcan will give an orientation to the Scriptural Reasoning program. Interested participants will register for the monthly program.
Scriptural reasoning was developed at Cambridge University, UK, and has gone global as a wonderful and practical way of sharing our scriptures in small groups. In a group no larger than 14, half Christian and half-Muslim, we read similar texts from the Bible and the Qur’an side by side and share what they mean to us. Light food and good fellowship accent the experience of growing together as Abrahamic cousins in faith and friendship. You can register for the monthly small group programs—hosted in homes or elsewhere—after the orientation on September 25.
Have you wondered how to dance? How to cook? How to study the bible? What messages are in the Marvel Comics Movies or the New Yorker? How to taste beer & wine? How do I sew a button? A new summer ministry opportunity is coming to Christ the King Lutheran Church this summer. Each night from Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2 we will come together for fun and learning with sessions taught by members and friends of Christ the King Lutheran Church. Lutherhill Ministries will be here as well to offer summer camp for our families with children ages 5-12. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. Sessions begin at 6:15 p.m. and every night has closing worship at 8:00 p.m. Cost is $60.00. Look for details soon. For information, contact Deacon Ben Remmer at email@example.com.
Summer Wonder for children:
• Lutherhill Day Camp for children ages 5-12, led by Lutherhill Staff
Register here for Children’s Activities
Tentative Summer Wonder for youth and adults:
• Bible Study, led by Kristine Wallace
• Beer Tasting and Instruction led Nathan Wiker and Karli McGowen
• Dancing, led by Trish Chapman and David Karohl
• NY Times Theology, led by Pastor Duane Larson
• Marvel Cinematic Universe Theology, led by Deacon Ben Remmert
• Technology 101, led by Luther League Youth
Register here for Adult Activities
You are invited to donate the Sunday flowers throughout the year. Here’s your chance to contribute flowers in honor or memory of your loved ones. The Sunday flowers are a significant part of the Altar Guild ministry as its members deliver them after services to families and individuals to express the congregation’s support in times of joy, sadness or concern. Our cost for flower arrangements for weekend services are $65. Please pay for the flowers when you sign up. Checks and cash can be dropped in the offering baskets (made out to Christ the King Church, memo line “Altar Flowers”). For online giving please use the Donate link on the church home page, ctkelc.org.
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We celebrate the Advent season with Advent Lessons and Carols. This beautiful annual event includes readings, hymns, anthems, and prayers that mark events in the story of Redemption. Join our Church Choir, Chorus, Choristers and Junior Choristers as we fill our nave in sound! A potluck Open House will immediately follow Lessons and Carols in the parish hall. All are invited to bring a savory or sweet finger food to share. (Please bring food items already plated and ready to share, so that there will be a minimum of set-up and clean-up).