The members of Christ the King Lutheran Church celebrated CTK’s 60th anniversary recently with a festive service that brought together worshipers from both “early” and “late” services in a single service. The singing was powerful with over 400 people in the sanctuary, and the sermon resonated clearly with appreciation of the past and excitement about the future. The catered lunch and program that followed gave the 300-plus people a time for fellowship and a chance to catch up and enjoy memories, as “CTK 1959” (Jeff King) and “CTK 2019” (Donovan Smith) shared stories illustrating how, by the grace of God, the foundation laid by the early charter members led to where we are today. Congregation president Chris Hugo inspired the crowd with a forward vision, and Senior Pastor Chuck Neugebauer delighted them with an original song to the tune of “When I’m 64.”
The morning began with a decommissioning service in the Schrader Fellowship Hall, which formerly served as CTK’s first modern sanctuary, built after the membership outgrew the little white house. The Fellowship Hall is scheduled for demolition to make way for the renovation and expansion of CTK’s facilities, which will enable the membership to offer more Bible studies and community events and services. The Gospel will continue to be shared in a variety of ways, using the talents of our staff and many volunteers. Soli Deo Gloria!
Photos by Caroline Johnson
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i missed this beautiful service and luncheon by two weeks……….now residing in Bedford, Texas [Dallas-Ft. Worth]!! I pray that CTK continues their mission for another 60+ years and more!! I was privileged to have been a member for 33 of the last 60 years.