Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 23

Service of the Word
10:30 a.m.

 The service will include traditional Thanksgiving hymns, a sermon, and a Litany of Thanksgiving.
All are welcome.
Casual attire is encouraged.

Dinner at Christ the King Church
11:40 a.m.

 Grandma comes to the parish hall – and you don’t even have to drive “over the river and through the woods”– for Thanksgiving Dinner! Paul and Marie Monroe have graciously volunteered to prepare turkey & dressing for a family-style Thanksgiving Day dinner in the parish hall. Any students who aren’t going home, young adults without plans, and all adults without family in town are invited to join them. If you would like, you may bring a covered dish to share (salad, vegetable, bread, dessert, fancy drinks, etc.).

For an accurate count, please notify Beverly Davis (beverlydavis@ctkelc.org). However, if you don’t sign up, you are still welcome: everyone will eat their fill and we’ll have baskets of food left over. Thanksgiving dinner will begin around 11:40 a.m. and run until the turkey tryptophan kicks in.

Festival Weekend

Service Project    Saturday, November 18 at 9:00 a.m.
Pollinator Garden Refresh
The CTK Creation Care Team invites you to celebrate the festival of Christ the King by caring for God’s good creation. We will be planting plants in our pollinator garden at CTK to attract butterflies & nourish caterpillars. Join us at CTK for this event (green thumbs not required)! Contact Lisa Brenskelle if you would like to participate.

Festival Fair   Sunday, November 19 9:45 a.m. in the Courtyard
Join us in the courtyard after both services to celebrate our annual Festival Sunday. There will be opportunities to sign up for Sociables (social gatherings hosted by members of the congregation and whose proceeds support our outreach ministries), learn about ministry volunteer opportunities, and grant wishes from our various ministry partners off of the Wishing Wall. Snacks will be provided by Thrivent Financial. Join us in celebrating our congregation’s 72 years of ministry and the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

“Nail It” to the Reformation Door
Christ the King Church has its own Reformation door in the narthex. All are invited to come to the Reformation door and post answers to, “What are your hopes for the Church in 5 years, 50 years, and 500 years.” No need to come up with 95 theses, but ideas, wishes, hopes, dreams are all welcome! In lieu of nails, Post-It notes are provided at the door. The door will be up through Festival Sunday, November 19.

Wednesday Nights at Church this Fall

The following programs resume this fall semester: Adult classes, choristers, chorus and choir, and Confirmation class. The Music Explorer classes for babies and toddlers will be in recess until January. Due to the space limitations caused by the flooding of the basement the Wednesday Night dinners have been suspended until we can resume full programming.

Pizza will be offered 15 minutes before all programs for children and youth at $2.00 a slice. Adults are invited to bring a snack or your own dinner.

Music Explorers (4-5 years) 5:45 – 6:15 p.m.
Jr. Choristers (K-second grade) 6:15 – 6:55 p.m.
Choristers (third-sixth grade) 6:00 – 6:50 p.m.
Love Your Neighbour 5:45 p.m.
Resilient Reformer 6:15 p.m. (resumes September 27)
Evening Prayer 7:05 p.m.
Choir and Chorus 7:30 p.m. Continue reading

Friday Morning Bible Study Resumes September 15

All are invited to Friday Morning Bible Study. We gather after 10:00 a.m. for snacks and fellowship in the 2nd floor council room. Bible Study and prayer begin at 10:30, and we finish approximately 11:40 a.m.

Friday Morning Bible Study is an opportunity to enrich life in preparation for the Sunday assemblies. We read the texts assigned for the Sunday liturgy and prepare ourselves for the encounter with the living Lord who promises to be with us in word and sacrament.

Young Adult September Gathering – Luther-fest

It’s finally ‘weizen season’, and what better way to enjoy it than with cold beer, brats, and a Luther-inspired table talk? We’ll gather at the parsonage (2342 Rice Blvd) on September 17 at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and discussion on the intersection of modern life and Lutheran theology. For questions, contact Meaghan Wheeler. Brats and beer provided, but sides and desserts are always welcome.