Based on Mark 8: 31-38
Jesus, turning and looking at the disciples, said to Peter, “get behind me, Satan!”
Here’s a thought experiment. What would Jesus’ momma have said if she witnessed and heard this whole exchange? It might have gone something like this. Continue reading
Based on Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-21.
Duane Larson, Senior Pastor
There is always some humor in the people of God, if even kind of dark. We just read of the Israelites having been out on their exodus for a while. They had become impatient with their wilderness journey. They felt like they were going in circles, …because they were. They tired of manna and rationed water. They complained about the menu in overstated terms. “There is no food and no water,” they said. And then they said, “we detest this miserable food.” They anticipated Yogi Berra, because they pretty much said “We have no food and it tastes awful, too.” That is also sort of like Mark Twain’s words in Huckleberry Finn about the preacher; “He never charged nothing for his preaching and it was worth it, too.”
If you must ask, really, this sermon is free. Unless you choose to pay. Continue reading
Help us create the vision for the next five years and more at Christ the King Lutheran Church!
On Thursday, March 22, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Pastor Duane will lead the next general strategic planning “Faithful Imagination” session in the parish hall. He’ll share what your ministry staff and Congregation Council have imagined so far. We’ll draw also from what the congregation has expressed in hopes for the shape of CTK’s future. Above all, we’ll talk about your hopes and dreams for worship, education, outreach, and life together at CTK. We’ll use our God-given human imagination and God-given faith to begin to answer the question of “What do we want the world to know of us five and more years hence?” Continue reading
Join us on Wednesdays for Soup and Support our Missionaries in Mexico
All members and friends are invited to come and sample a delicious variety of soups each Wednesday evening during Lent, 5:30-6:40 p.m. And of course, additional soup makers and servers are most welcome. Proceeds from our soup suppers benefit our missionaries in Mexico, Pastor David and Alicia Brandos.
If you would like to help with one of our Wednesday Lenten soup suppers, please contact Beverly Davis.
Based on Mark 1:9-15
It is Lent. Ash Wednesday began early and ended painfully. Lent has been full of work and worry since. I recognized my own lack of sleep on Friday morning when I wetted my head in the shower but forgot to apply shampoo. Because of my inattention, I had a balding feeling the rest of the day. It wasn’t as bad as a couple of years ago, though, when I did wet my head and did add shampoo. But I grabbed the wrong bottle. It was the dog’s shampoo. The rest of that day I was scratching under my left arm with my right foot. Continue reading