Season of Hope: Building Personal Care Kits for People Around the World

During Lent, we again join Lutheran World Relief’s Season of Hope appeal. 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 Sunday collection schedule is below, but we will gratefully receive items every Sunday, especially towels.
When emergencies like natural disasters or conflict arise, many families must flee their homes, leaving their belongings behind. When they arrive in a refugee camp or other place of safety, they are scared, vulnerable and dirty from the travel. The simple items included in a Personal Care Kit allow them to wash away the dirt and sweat, with the fresh sent of soap and the softness of a towel as reminder of someone’s care and concern for them in their plight.

Our goal is to assemble 100 LWR Care Kits during Lent. Drop items off in the narthex or church office. Here’s our collection schedule:

  • April 14: Bars of Soap (each kit includes 2 bars of soap)

Everyone is invited to join the Luther League in assembling our Personal Care Kits after the Good Friday service on April 19.

Calling All Members to Complete our Time and Talent Survey by February 17

You are cordially encouraged to be involved in the life of our congregation and community this year.  Our 2019 Time and Talent Booklet describes the various opportunities available for you to use in completing the survey online.
If you prefer to complete the survey on paper, both the booklets and response forms are available on the table in the narthex.  Feel free to take one and return it to the designated basket or to the church office.  Thank you for your faithful service to our congregation, our community and the world as God makes us into “a healing place.”

Personal Care Kits for Project Promise

pphome-banner-imgDuring 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

Salt and Light – The Fall Stewardship Campaign

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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!