Table Talk

Volume 61 Issue 7-8

July-August 2019


Pastor's Message

Grace and peace to you in the name of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Below is the Mission and Vision Statement of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It is worth a read, followed by reflection of how we as Christ the King, and we as individuals are living into the Mission and Vision daily.

Evngelical Lutheran Church in America - Mission & Vision

Our mission
Together in Jesus Christ we are freed by grace to live faithfully, witness boldly and serve joyfully.
Our vision
A world experiencing the difference God's grace and love in Christ makes for all people and creation.
Our values
Our values are grounded in faith, in our biblical and Lutheran confessional sources and our love of God and neighbor. They speak to the way this church lives and practices our faith, and they will guide how we journey forward in Christ as church together.

Forgiveness and reconciliation – We are reconciled to God by God's forgiving mercy. Forgiveness and reconciliation flow from what God has made us to be in Jesus Christ and what God is doing with us in the world. As a people of God, we embody forgiveness in speech, action and relationships, and our ministry in reconciliation is foundational.
Dignity, compassion and justice – Each person is created in God's image. We respect this God-given right to dignity and, inspired by the life of Jesus, show love and compassion for all people. Through proclamation of the gospel, through worship and as servants of God working for healing and justice in the world, we uphold and seek to protect the dignity and human rights of all people.
Inclusion and diversity – As Christ's church, we value the richness of God's creation and offer a radical welcome to all people, appreciating our common humanity and our differences. We are a church that does not view diversity as a barrier to unity. We recognize and will challenge dynamics of power and privilege that create barriers to participation and equity in this church and society – for women, people of color, minority ethnic groups, people with disabilities, people who are marginalized or living in poverty, and the LGBTQ community.
Courage and openness to change – Because we trust in God's promise and understand faith to be a living, daring confidence in God's grace, we are emboldened to embrace learning and change in our spiritual and institutional journey as church. This means we are open to new ways and willing to take risks to discover God’s plan for this church.
Faithful stewardship of God's creation and gifts – As church together, faithful stewardship is about holding to God's purpose and ensuring the responsibilities and resources that God has entrusted to us are used with great care and with accountability to God, to each other and those served by this church.
Reprint from our ELCA website: ELCA.org

Rev. Ray Waespi


Council President's Corner

Summer Greetings!

Hope you are settling into the summer season and enjoying the warm weather. Many thanks to Dr. Bloomquist and Jim Sepeda assisting us with Sunday services during Pastor Waespi's vacation in June. Thanks also to the Choir under the direction of Diane Tiller and the Praise Ensemble under the lead of Jim Sepeda these past 9 months – may you all enjoy your well deserved summer break.

The Council and Call Committee continue to be working hard towards the goal of achieving a permanent Pastor for our congregation. It is an arduous process to say the least but we hope to be bringing you additional news in the next couple of months. Again, thank you for your patience. The goal is to have a Congregation Meeting in September in lieu of our June meeting.

The Cup Ministry for new guests is going well – thanks, Pastor Waespi, for implementing this great idea. If anyone would like to volunteer to assist, please let me know.

The Property Committee is working on the replacement of the parking lot lights with LEDs among their many other projects. The light replacement project is tentatively scheduled for August.

Yours In Christ

Peggy Claassen


Eternal sanctuary candle for July is given by

Ina Ketcham in celebration of brother, Don D. Ketcham, Jr.'s 70th Birthday
also given by
Marilyn Shaner in memory of her husband, Carl Shaner


Eternal Sanctuary candle for August is given by

Ina Ketcham in memory of husband, Peter Skalandunas


Chancel Flowers

July 7th given by John and Christina O'Halloran in celebration of their 24th wedding anniversary
July 14th given by Ina Ketcham in celebration of daughter, Nancy Boston's birthday
July 21st given by Marilyn Shaner in memory of her husband, Carl Shaner
July 28th given by Ina Ketcham in celebration of her brother Don D. Ketcham, Jr.'s 70th Birthday
August 4th Still available for giving
August 11th given by John and Gail Nelson in celebration of their 53rd wedding anniversary
August 18th given by Ina Ketcham in memory of husband, Peter Skalandunas
August 25th available for giving


Silver Barrel Donations for April 2019

5 packages feminine hygiene items
54 rolls toilet paper
1 pkg cereal
1 pkg dog treats

Silver Barrel Donations for May 2019

39 Jars of Peanut Butter
3 Cans of Soup
1 Jar of Jam
1 Box of Tea Bags
1 – 5lb Bag of Flour
12 Packs of Top Ramen Noodles
1 Container of Seasoning Mix
1 Bag of Candy
2 Packs of Gum
6 Cans of Cat Food
2 Bags of Cat Food
1 Bag of Dog Food

Items were dontated by CTK Members, sorted, counted and delivered to Tri-City Volunteers by Bonnie Immeker and RoseAnne Lawrence. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

For July our focus is rice & beans. For August, our focus is school supplies.
Tri-City Volunteers want you to know they can use donations of cat and dog food in addition to our regular monthly Silver Barrel donations as they have clients who have pets in need of food as well as themselves.
Please DO NOT donate goods with expired "Use by" dates OR canned goods that are in dented cans. In the past we have received canned goods that had EXPIRED "USE BY" dates. PLEASE check your canned goods and boxed dry goods before depositing in the silver barrel. These items will not be accepted by Tri-City and they must be discarded. Thank you!


Upcoming Events and News You Can Use

Game Night at CTK
Friday, July 12 • 7pm-9pm
Friday, August 16 • 7pm-9pm
Come one, come all, and bring a friend of any age. If you have a game you may or may not have played for a while, bring it along. Board games stocked include Chess, Checkers, Tri-ominoes®, Clue®, Monopoly®, and a table or two for Canasta and Pinochle. Novices are welcome. Bring yourself, a friend, family and a snack if you want to! We will provide drinks and popcorn.


Backpack Project 2019 We are again going to provide Tri-City Volunteers with backpacks filled with school supplies. THANK YOU for your support of our Backpack Project! Last year we completed a record number of 120 backpacks filled with school supplies – 40 each for Elementary School, Middle School and High School students. We started the project in 2009, with a donation from Thrivent and donated 26 backpacks to Tri-City Volunteers. To date we have donated a total of 733 backpacks! Our CTK Backpack Project is so successful because of the joint efforts of so many people who donated gifts of time and money. There are special envelopes in the narthex for your contributions. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. If you would like more information, you are welcome to contact Bonnie Immeker or Roseanne Lawrence.


Lunch Bunch
Love to eat? Love to talk?
Why not join the CTK Lunch Bunch at 1:00pm on Wednesday, July 10
Jack's Brewing Company
39176 Argonaut Way
Fremont, CA 94538 510.796.2036

Next month join the CTK Lunch Bunch at 1:00pm on Wednesday, August 7
Market Broiler
43406 Christy Street
Fremont, CA 94538, 510.791.8675

Everyone is welcome! We look forward to seeing you.
The Lunch Bunch meets on the second Wednesday of every month.


CTK July 2019 Worship Schedule

Sunday, July 7
Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
9:30am Worship Service with Holy Communion
Sunday, July 14
Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
9:30am Worship Service with Holy Communion
Sunday, July 21
Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
9:30am Worship Service with Holy Communion
Sunday, July 28
Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
9:30am Worship Service with Holy Communion


CTK August 2019 Worship Schedule

Sunday, August 4
Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
9:30am Worship Service with Holy Communion
Sunday, August 11
Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
9:30am Worship Service with Holy Communion
Sunday, August 18
Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
9:30am Worship Service with Holy Communion
Sunday, August 25
Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
9:30am Worship Service with Holy Communion

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1301 Mowry Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 510.797.3724
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Last updated 29 June 2019