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.

Sermon for A Pentecost 14 Based on Matthew 18:15-20.

Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit. Bidden or unbidden, God is present. When the human spirit soars with care for the neighbor under its wings, it is easy to overlook that God is in the wind. When the human spirit is gladdened by reason serving compassion, all is wonderful and often God smiles anonymously off in the shadows. And when reason serves ideology and the self, and not compassion, humanity is diminished, hate flares, and God is often then kept at a distance, if not angrily ignored. But the reality is that bidden or unbidden, God is present. Whether we ask for God’s presence or not, God is here. It makes a difference to remember that in whatever we do, wherever we are. Continue reading

Reformation Festival Fall

Christ the King Church will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a plethora of events – educational, musical, family oriented, and service minded. Instead of one big event, we will offer opportunities for the congregation to engage at church and in the ecumenical community September – November.
See our working schedule below.
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Altar Guild Open House

September 10, 9:45-10:30 in the narthex

Do you know what a pulpit antependium is? You don’t? Well join the Altar Guild for a morning of discovery on September 10. During Sunday Forum time the Altar Guild and Pastors will discuss duties and various items that are used during Services. We will also discover the meanings behind some of the symbols you see every Sunday. Members of the Altar Guild will treat those who have not seen the new sacristy to a personal tour. Hope to see you there.

First Guest Speaker for CTK’s Reformation 500 Celebration

On Sunday, September 3, Msgr. Dennis Mikulanis will be the first in a series of outstanding guest speakers for Christ the King Lutheran Church’s Reformation 500 observances. Msgr. Mikulanis will preach at both services on Sunday morning (8:30 and 10:50), speak at the 9:45 a.m. Sunday Forum, and address a luncheon following worship at 12:15 p.m. The luncheon will be open to the public as well as to those unable to attend the morning’s Sunday Forum. An informal luncheon conversation for area clergy and lay leaders is also scheduled for Saturday, September 2, at 11:30 a.m. Continue reading