Christ the King Church’s Wednesday Night Alive! program are in full swing. This is a night with something fun, interesting or educational to do for every age group. All are invited, especially new persons – individuals and families alike! Programs and activities run from 4:30 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. Dinner is served starting at 5:30 p.m. until 6:40 p.m. All classes and groups join together for a Vespers service in the nave at 7:05 p.m. See detailed schedule. Registration form.
Chorus, Choir and Brass Ensembles
The choirs and brass ensemble provide core musical leadership in worship. Adults and high school youth rehearse every week on Wednesday nights. The brass ensemble meets with Director Bob Walp 6:15-7:15 p.m. in the music suite. Open to brass players, and string players, too, the group participates in worship and other activities. Contact Bob Walp. The chorus and church choir rehearse 7:30-9:00 p.m. after Vespers. Chris Holman leads the chorus while Rick Erickson leads the choir. Both groups welcome new singers – simply speak to Chris or Rick after church or by email.
The Choristers and Jr. Choristers uses a curriculum based on the Royal School of Church Music system, used internationally by boy and girl choirs. The program focuses on reading music, developing listening ability, and integrating church music, liturgy, and Lutheran identity. For more information, please contact Chris Holman or Vicki Gorman.
Music classes for babies and toddlers – Music Explorers
Parents, babies and toddlers explore music, movement, coordination and fellowship in the Music Explorer classes led by Sonya Anderson and Vicki Gorman. Make it a Wednesday with music and for dinner, pizza! (or a good meal for adults). 5:45-6:15 p.m., 6:20-6:50 p.m. and 5:30-5:55 p.m.
Being a Lutheran Human and a Human Lutheran – A course in “Lutheran Basics”
Pastor Duane Larson leads a class asking: Can one be “human” and “Lutheran” at the same time? A closer look reveals that the genius of Luther’s “rediscovery” of the Gospel makes this question just the point! Christian faith is not about eternal life insurance that has nothing to do with this life, rather it is about being a fully free human being so to be wild with God’s love, in this life, as a “foretaste of the feast to come.” This class is perfect for those new to the Lutheran expression of being church, and also a great rehearsal of basics for those who have been at this thing for quite a while, too. This class is also be a great resource for people who have just joined Christ the King Church as members and for those considering joining. New members will be celebrated at the 10:50 a.m. service on September 25. Read the September Banner for more details and contact Pastor Duane if you have further questions.
“The church” in which Martin Luther grew up: Medieval Christianity 1050-1500
“The church” in which Martin Luther grew up evolved and grew over centuries, and not the same in every place. The 1400’s saw a push for reformation but the time was not yet right. Dr. Kristine Wallace will teach the history of medieval Christianity covering the papacy in Avignon, the growth of cities, development of universities, the differences in church between northern and southern Europe, the Black Death, the reform movement and the religious and spiritual sensibilities of the late 15th century before Luther’s birth 1483. The book for the study class will use Kevin Madigan’s Medieval Christianity: A New History (Yale University Press 2015).