Pastor Karin Liebster will lead a three week series reading and discussing the study Faith, Sexism, Justice. The study is a work by the ELCA Taskforce Women and Justice: One in Christ, put forth to all congregations of the ELCA as an invitation to engage in conversation on the topic. The task force writes, “countless people are suffering under the weight on injustice. … Many individuals and their families struggle emotionally, physically and economically because of the effects of sexism and patriarchy. These forces are personal, religious, social and economic. As member of the body of Christ … we are called to help all people live abundant lives that are just and sufficient – lives in which every individual and community is committed to the mutual values of respect, dignity, interdependence and equity.” Continue reading
Something for everyone is happening this weekend at Christ the King Church. Hope to see you here!
Saturday, August 13: Creation Fest: Environmental Extravaganza from 9:30-4. Bring the entire family to this free environmental educational offering with activities for all ages. Adults can attend interactive lectures by a variety of experts, from anthropologists to zoologists. Kids can enjoy meeting live education animals, seeing films, and other fun activities. Nursery care for kids under 5 will be provided upon request. Exhibits by local environmental nonprofits will offer more opportunities to learn and engage.
Saturday, August 13, 6:00 pm. Taize Worship, always profound and beautiful, this service with Prayers and Anointing for Healing.
Sunday, 9:45 am: Special Adult Forum, especially informative for parents of preschoolers, in the basement classroom. Diane Schoppe will present information gleaned from the book, The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups, by Erika Christakis. The nursery will be open for our babies and toddlers and there will be an activity for older children in the children’s library area on the second floor.
10:00 am: Organ mini-recital in the nave, by our own Christopher Holman
10:50 am: Worship, special guest preacher Bishop Samuel Ndanga-Toue´ of the Evangelical Lutheran of the Church Central African Republic; reception following (Pastor Larson will preach and preside at the 8:30 service).
7:30 pm: Young Adult Pub Theology, with Pastor Larson at The Ginger Man Pub, on Morningside. College students and Young Adults are encouraged to gather over a brew and conversation, and to talk about our future together for this next year!
More information is in the This Week, our weekly publication of current and upcoming events and news.
The next blood pressure screening will be on February 25 between the morning services in the narthex. Monthly blood pressure screenings are held on the last Sunday of each month