The congregation and the community at large are invited to bring any and all of their pets and have them blessed so God may “fulfill in you the purpose for which you were created” (from the rite of blessing). Pet treat and human snacks will be available following the 45 minute service.
Jesus’ I Am-statements
The Wednesday Lenten Vespers service will be at 7:00 p.m. in the nave, February 21 and 28, and March 7, 14, and 21. Join us for meditations on the “I am” statements of Jesus from the Gospel of John. Hearkening back to the revelation of God’s name to Moses at the site of the burning bush as “I am who I am” – or, “I will be who I am” (Exodus 3:14), Jesus uses a series of “I AM” statements to describe himself. The images he uses invite us to reflect who Jesus is for the church, the world, and us.
Daily Devotional Guide “you are the way”
The congregation is invited to make Jesus’ sayings in the Gospel of John “I am the bread of life, the light of the world, the gate, the good shepherd” and so on the theme for this year’s Lenten devotions. A devotional book you are the way with daily readings, reflections and prayers is available at church for a small donation of $2 or can be purchased electronically at Augsburg Fortress.
- February 14-17 I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
- February 18-24 I am the gate; I am the good shepherd.
- February 25-March 3 I am the light of the world.
- March 4-10 I am the true vine; I am the vine, you are the branches.
- March 11-17 I am.
- March 18-24 I am the bread of life.
- March 25-31 I am the resurrection and the life.
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.
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
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. Continue reading