Wednesday, September 25
6:30 p.m. in the parish hall
Pastor Larson and Fatih Ozcan of Houston’s Blue Mosque will give an orientation to the Scriptural Reasoning program. Interested participants will register for the monthly program. Scriptural reasoning was developed at Cambridge University, UK, and has gone global as a wonderful and practical way of sharing our scriptures in small groups. In a group no larger than 14, half Christian and half-Muslim, we read similar texts from the Bible and the Qur’an side by side and share what they mean to us. Light food and good fellowship accent the experience of growing together as Abrahamic cousins in faith and friendship. You can register for the monthly small group programs—hosted in homes or elsewhere—after the orientation on September 25.
On September 29 at 12:30 p.m. all who are interested in learning more about Christ the King Church’s ministries and community are invited to a luncheon with the pastors. On October 6, we will receive all who would like to join themselves to the mission of Christ the King Church as new members.
We welcome Pastor Ron Glusenkamp as our Guest Preacher on Sunday, September 8. He comes to thank Christ the King Lutheran Church for our large role in the ELCA’s successful Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA. The campaign, the conclusion of which was celebrated at the recent Churchwide Assembly, raised over $198 million. The campaign’s purpose was and is to establish a strong culture of stewardship allowing this church to boldly do God’s work in Jesus’ name throughout the world.
Ron is a graduate of Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana (BA in Greek) and also a graduate of Christ Seminary-Seminex (M. Div. Biblical Studies). He was ordained in 1981.
From 2006-2014 Ron served as Senior Pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village, CO and previously served at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wichita, KS; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kansas City; Gethsemane Lutheran Church, St. Louis, MO. Ron was the Vice President of Customer Relations for the ELCA Board of Pensions (now Portico), and was a guest Lutheran Preacher on Day 1 (formerly the Protestant Hour).
Ron has been married for 43 years to Sue Ann Glusenkamp, who is a clinical nurse educator at Porter Hospital in Denver, and together they have three adult children. In the summer of 2018, they biked from Copenhagen to Berlin. Most recently (August 2019) they hiked the last 115 km of the Camino de Santiago. In addition to being a book author, Ron is a bread baker and a pretzel maker. He likes “to raise dough” literally and figuratively! Ron is committed to the vision “that all may be fed.”
Saturday, August 3, at 10:00 a.m.
The memorial service for Pastor Fred Haman, Associate Pastor at Christ the King Church from 1986 and 1995 and Visitation Pastor from 2000 until 2007, will be at Christ the King on Saturday, August 3, at 10:00 a.m. followed by a congregational lunch reception. Please contact Terri if you would like to provide a dish or assist with the luncheon. In lieu of flowers, you are invited to contribute to ELCA World Hunger either directly at elca.org or through Christ the King Church (check memo: Pastor Haman-World Hunger).
Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.
submitted by CTK members Larry Foust and Christine Wagener
Christ the King Lutheran Church distinguishes itself in many ways, one of which is its commitment early every Saturday evening to an ecumenical form of worship created in the 1940’s by Roger Schütz in France after the occupation by Nazi Germany had ended. The Taize approach to worship is soft, quiet, meditative, and peaceful. The music, albeit sung in many languages, emphasizes simple biblical phrases and is repeated in a soothing fashion. It is yoga, marathon running, blood pressure treatment, and anti-anxiety medication all rolled into a one hour shared worship service before your Saturday evening festivities begin. Come and experience it. Relax. Wrap yourself in its comfortable arms. Come and experience God’s Peace and healing in a new way.