Michael Shelton Retirement

Dear Faithful People of Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church:

After twenty-eight years of faithful service as a member of our Christ the King Church staff, Michael Shelton has given notice that he will be retiring from his position on August 31, 2022.

Mike’s “official” job title has been Receptionist/Secretary. Anyone who has ever worked with Mike or asked him for any assistance knows that that job title, like most church-related job titles, has never fully described his work and his loving and supportive care for everything and everyone who enters our campus. Mike’s deep commitment to warm hospitality is a hallmark of his ministry among us and his welcome has always set at ease his colleagues, congregation members, friends, and visitors. Mike’s willingness to assist members with their specific needs is legendary and will be sorely missed by us all. Mike is the longest serving member of Christ the King Church’s staff and as such is also one of the few remaining “keepers of our institutional memory.”

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Sermon from the Funeral of Paul Schenck

(February 2, 1929-March 30, 2022)
Saturday in the Fourth Week of Lent
April 2, 2022
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-11a, 13; Psalm 23; Romans 14: 7-9; Saint John 14: 1-6

In nomine Jesu!

In the Book of Genesis we are told that “there were giants on the earth in those days;” who were “the mighty men of old, men of renown.” We don’t really know who they were then; nor what made them “men of renown.” But we do know – all of us know, even a late-comer like me knows — that we can apply that description to Paul Edgar Schenck now. By any measure, Paul was a giant of a man – a strong man, a family man, a faithful man, a patriotic man, a renaissance man, a churchman, Christ’s man, a renowned man. And Paul would tell us exactly what, or rather who made him that way. The Lord Jesus Christ, Paul would say. In fact, that is exactly what Paul is saying to all of us today with his choice of another Paul’s words to the Romans: “We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord.” Paul lived his life, served his country, loved his wife, raised his family, conducted his career, followed his passions, served this church, and met his death confidently trusting that “whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.” He chose for us to hear those words today because it was by those very words that he lived his life and met his death.

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Epiphany Bilingual Service and More at Worship This Weekend (No Livestream)

Epiphany Bilingual Service and Observance with Incense: Saturday, January 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the nave
Epiphany Bulletin 1/8

Brief Order of Holy Communion: Sunday, January 9 at 8:30 a.m. in the nave

Holy Communion: Sunday, January 9 at 11:00 a.m. in the nave
Bulletin for 11 a.m. 1/9

Join us on Saturday, January 8, to bless the nave, our “church house”, with the blessing of the magi. At the end of the service, we will move to the narthex for the inscription of the lintel for the 2022 year. We will celebrate the occasion with king cake after worship. A printed prayer rite and chalk can be taken home to inscribe and bless one’s own house or door.

There will be no livestream this weekend.