Pastor Liebster will hold a communion class for young children from age 3 with their parents on Sunday January 27 at 9:50 a.m. in the second floor children’s library. Holy Communion will be explained and experienced in age appropriate ways. The class will include demonstration of grains and sharing of bread and grapes. All children are invited, those already communing and those preparing for their first communion.
Pastor Liebster will hold a communion class for young children from age 3 with parents on Sundays January 20 and 27 at 9:50 a.m. in the second floor children’s library. Holy Communion will be explained and experienced in age appropriate ways. The class will include demonstration of grains and sharing of bread and grapes. All children are invited, those already communing and those preparing for their first communion.
In the transition from infant to toddler language plays a crucial role. It is also a main factor in the shaping of the Christian faith which proclaims God to be the Word made flesh who was born first a wordless infant. We therefore recognize the Milestone of Language, which children reach somewhere along their second and third years, on the Sunday of The Baptism of Our Lord, January 13, at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. services. Families with three-year-old children (and siblings) may approach the altar rail during the liturgy to receive a copy of Luther’s Small Catechism. The Catechism is a guidebook for parents to help their child learn the beginnings of formed language such as the Lord’s Prayer, table grace, and prayers for morning and evening. Continue reading
The children of Sunday School and Wednesday Night music programs will present a Christmas Pageant on Sunday, December 16 at 10:00 a.m. in the parish hall. All are invited. They will sing the Quempas Carol, a delightful, dance-like carol beloved in Germany before and after Martin Luther. It combines three Latin carols, the first being Quem pastores, hence the title “Quempas.” The children will sing the three songs in English translation starting out with “He whom shepherds once came praising.” The audience will join in with the refrain: “God’s own Son is born a child, is born a child, God the Father is reconciled, is reconciled.”
Rehearsal will be Sunday, December 9 in the parish hall, and dress rehearsal on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Pizza will be offered at 5:30 p.m. All children are welcome to participate in the pageant. Those who could not attend rehearsals may participate without singing. Call time on December 16 is 9:30 a.m.; the show time will be 10:00 a.m.
Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer in the CTK Nursery:
10. Because you can never read Green Eggs and Ham too many times in your life.
9. You don’t get to see your grandkids often enough.
8. You can indulge your closet LEGO obsession.
7. You’ll get an infection (not with ebola, silly, but with boundless joy and energy).
6. There’s a toy train.
5. It’s an opportunity to see the world through fresh eyes.
4. A way make new friends that will adore you just because you showed up.
3. No diaper changing duty-we leave that to the professionals.
2. It’s a sure way to serve God’s children as Jesus would have.
1. The nursery needs YOU!
The nursery at Christ the King Church is looking for new volunteers to assist our attendants on Sundays during and between the worship services. Volunteers are typically parents of children ages 0 – 4, but we welcome any members who enjoy caring for young children. All interested in volunteering please speak with the pastors, Beverly Davis or Tim Lenz. The Safe Haven policy of the congregation will apply for all new volunteers.