On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21, Christ the King Church members and friends will once again join the MLK Grande Parade. The parade starts at the corner of Elgin and San Jacinto at 10:00 a.m., but all groups gather for registration by 9:00 a.m. at the SE corner of Holman and San Jacinto. The theme of the parade is “It takes a Village.” We will have a banner, a convertible, and however many would like to walk the route of 1.5 miles with individual signs provided (or you can make your own). Please contact Beverly if you are interested in joining the parade walkers, representing Christ the King Church’s commitment to the Gospel-Faith-Justice-Welcome. Anyone who would like to participate but can not walk the route, please contact Beverly. We need an accurate count of participants by January 14 so to ensure enough signs for all.
During Lent, we again join Lutheran World Relief’s Project Promise: Building Kits of Care. Each week, we collect a different item that will be used to assemble Personal Care Kits that give people around the world tools to stay healthy in life’s most challenging situations.
Our goal is to assemble at least 100 LWR Care Kits during Lent.
Here’s our collection schedule:
Anytime: Bath towels (new, light-weight, maximum 52″x27″, dark color recommended)
March 4: Toothbrushes (adult size, in original packaging)
March 11: Combs(sturdy, please! No picks or fine toothed combs)
March 18: Nail Clippers (metal, attached file optional)
March 25: Bars of Soap (each kit includes 2 bars of soap)
Photo above: Students at ELIMAA School enjoy their new LWR Personal Care Kits. Their teacher is using the items in the kits to teach hygiene lessons, including proper hand washing. Photo by Brenda Kimaro, for LWR
This is such an important time at Christ the King Church. We are in our last week of the Fall Campaign of Salt and Light. This Saturday at Taizé worship and Sunday worship, we have the opportunity to re-affirm our membership in the mission of Christ the King Church and to offer our pledges of financial support. The Salt and Light Stewardship Team will follow-up by phone and/or personal visits those members who could neither be present on the 19th/20th nor send in their pledges by mail. All members should have received a final letter, brochure and pledge cards in the mail this week. Extras are available in the narthex and church office. Please see today’s final bulletin insert for further information, too. Thank you for all you do in the name of Christ and please pray that the Holy Spirit will bless this campaign!
On Sunday, November 13, noon, a light lunch will be provided for any inquirers about membership. No classes are required for baptized Christians who wish to join Christ the King Church. This orientation will last about an hour. New members will be received at worship on November 20 as part of our grand Christ the King Festival Weekend, along with all current members who wish to re-dedicate themselves as members of Christ the King Church’s mission. Please contact or speak with Pastor Duane about your interest in attendance at this orientation meeting.