Life at CTK

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Guidelines for Re-Opening Christ the King Lutheran Church for Worship

EMPTY PEWS NO MORE! After careful deliberation, and following local and state guidelines, our pastors have developed the following bullet points designed to keep our congregants and staff safe during the return to worship, an event  for which we have prayed in earnest. Click on the highlighted portion to read the protocol. Guidelines for Returning …

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Prayer in Such a Time as This

You’ve heard the story of the ocean liner in rough seas. A passenger asks the captain if the ship is in danger, to which the captain replies, “You should start praying now.” The lady gasps, grabs the captain’s arm, and cries, “Oh, surely, it’s not as bad as that!” We CTK Lutherans are a praying …

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Responding to the Pandemic

Click here to watch Pastor Mark and Pastor Chuck explain CTK’s response to COVID-19 concerns It’s unfortunate that the first three letters of the word “pandemic” are the same first three letters in the word “panic.”  So before you’ve even completed saying or reading the word, you’re already on edge. At Christ the King, our …

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Connecting

When becoming a new member of a congregation, it may be a little daunting finding your way around, not only through the physical buildings, but through the labyrinth of ministries and fellowship opportunities that are offered to you. Who do you contact? Where do you go? How do you find the latest information and RSVP …

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Tanzania Mission Team Update: Valentine’s Bake Sale

Christ the King’s Tanzania Mission Team continued its fund-and-awareness-raising with a Valentine’s Bake Sale on a recent windy Sunday. Festively wrapped cakes, cookies, breads, and treats were available for purchase and the Mission Team was all smiles with each loving transaction.  The Team’s progress with preparations has been aided by the congregation’s generosity and encouragement. …

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Progress!

Cherishing memories is high on the list of things being done this week as the membership of Christ the King takes a collective sigh while watching the demolition of Building 2, the Fellowship Hall, and the Church Administration offices.  It is a week of mixed emotions. The Schrader Fellowship Hall, once the sanctuary where so …

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Christmas at CTK

Celebrating Christmas at Christ the King means lovely candlelight, precious children lighting the Advent wreath and Christ Candle, beautiful choral and instrumental music, a surprise animal during Pastor Mark’s children’s message, the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and powerful Word heard from our Pastors — all combining to bring a reverence and peace to our Christmas …

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Make straight paths!

“In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the Desert of Judea…Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.” There’s a ton to get done this time of year, isn’t there? As much as we try, it’s hard not to get caught up in the frenzy of the season, running all …

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Thanks!giving

Thanks to the donations from the congregation and the loving, creative hands of the members of the CTK’s Altar Guild, the chancel area was beautifully decorated for Thanksgiving, a witness to God’s bountiful goodness. Bathed in the reflective light of the stained glass window, the arrangement was a reminder that it is truly from God …

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A Unique Invitation

On a recent Sunday, CTK’s Choir Director Chris Cardona came down from the balcony to issue this unique invitation to join the choir. Set to the tune of the Beatles’ hit “Yesterday,” the lyrics were fun and creative, and served to encourage those who like to sing but who may be a bit shy about …

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