Volume 59 Issue 9-10
Council President's Corner
A new chapter for Christ the King
Grace and peace to you in the name of our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is with much joy that I share the news of the Sierra Pacific Synod and the Christ the King Lutheran Church Council extending a call to me to be as the Interim Pastor for CTK. My journey and Interim Pastor work with CTK started on August 1, 2017. My wife Lynn and I are appreciative of the warm welcome and delicious potluck we received on our first Sunday. The Tuesday following the welcome Sunday, I met with the CTK Council and we began the conversations of our interim journey unfolding, i.e. we started planning our work during this transition time.
We have much work to do in the months ahead. But we go, we continue this work knowing the Holy Spirit accompanies us. We work side-by-side to see where we have been, where we are currently, and where and how God is calling us to share Christ's message with our neighbors near and far. I look forward to working with you all as we live into the promises of God and as we are being called to “do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God” (Micah 6:8). We know Jesus came that we may have life, and life abundantly (John 10:10). We as the church, the body of Christ, are called to share the Good News, loving and serving our neighbor so that all may have abundant lives.
The Council and I will be sharing more details in the weeks and months ahead but here is a snapshot of the Interim Process and how we look forward to your participation:
The purpose of this transition time is to mobilize discovery and generate the capacity to thrive and anew. The two major goals are 1) to discover a new and deepened sense of identity and purpose for the congregation and 2) to establish a healthy relationship with the next pastoral leader who will walk with the congregation toward the renewed sense of purpose.
We will be forming a Call Committee in the not to distance future. While the CTK Council continues to focus on continuing to support ministries of the congregation and the regular business of the church, the Call Committee will:
Sisters and brothers, this is an exciting time for CTK and the church. I look forward to our time together as CTK explores, plans and prepares for this new chapter in ministry.
Pastor Ray Waespi
Council President's Corner
Finally! I am very happy we finally have an interim pastor. I have really enjoyed working with Pastor Ray to bring him on board CTK since he was first recommended by Bishop Mark back in May. I have really enjoyed his sermons (and I have heard very positive comments from some members) and I truly believe he will be very helpful with our "call" process.
We will have a Congregation meeting in a few weeks with the main goal of starting our process to determine the future direction of CTK. I would like everyone involved. This time of self-reflection and celebration of our past will help us determine where to point our future. We need to hear all of our voices to help us determine our future path. The next few months will require extra work and time by all of us to get solid solutions, but the effort will be well worth it. Please recommit yourself to our mission and help me help CTK.
God bless you and God bless CTK.
Bob Kufeld, CTK Council President
Eternal sanctuary candle for September is given by
Bob and RoseAnne Lawrence in memory of their son Mike Covey
Also given by Ina Ketcham in memory of her parents Don and Pauline Ketcham.
Eternal Sanctuary candle for October is given by
Ina Ketcham and Michelle Hughes in honor of St. Francis of Assisi and in celebration of their summer camp animal herd, Thatcher James, Kitty Cat, Magnus, Bella Fay Fey, Navy, Koda, Lexi, Sadie, Bruno, Buddy, and in memory of Princess.
September 3rd given by Dave and Bunny Dubel in celebration of their 53rd wedding anniversary.
September 10th given by Ina Ketcham in memory of her niece Stacy Christine Huntoon.
September 17th given by Betty Wargo in honor of loved ones.
September 24th given by Debbie Pollak in celebration of her birthday.
October 1st given by Ina Ketcham in celebration of Myra and Michelle Hughes' birthday.
October 8th given by Christine O'Halloran in memory of her mother Marie Hill.
October 15th given by Tony, Veronica and Emily Pang in memory of loved ones.
October 22nd still available for giving
October 29th still available for giving
10 Cans of Chicken
2 Boxes of Pasta
6 Cans of Cat Food
10 Bags of Beans; 7 Cans of Beans
1 Can of Green Beans
2 Cans of Olives
1 Can of Chili
2 Cans of Mushrooms
1 Can of Soup
2 Cans Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Jar of Peanut Butter; 1 Jar of Sunflower Spread
1 Jar of Butterscotch Caramel Topping; 1 Container of Chocolate Fudge Topping
1 Jar of Beef Gravy
3 Bags of Doritos
7 Packets of Instant Oatmeal
9 Packets of Hot Chocolate Mix
1 Packet of Fruity Snacks
1 Mini Lotion; 1 Mini Shampoo; 1 Mini Conditioner
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.
Our focus for September is infant formula, baby foods, baby wipes, diapers, and baby clothes. Our focus for October is fruits and vegetables.
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.
Upcoming Events and News You Can Use
Bible Study Pastor Ray will begin Bible Study again Thursday September 7, 2017 at 10:00am in the library. Hope to see you there.
Get Ready for Rally Sunday, September 10, 2017 We will change to the Fall/Winter Worship time at 10:15am. The Choir and Praise Ensemble return for our musical inspiration.
Adult Forum will start again on Sunday September 10, 2017 at 9:00am in the Forum Room in Carlson Hall.
Congregational Meeting September 10, 2017 It will be an information meeting to discuss Phase 2 of the Call Process for a new Pastor. "CTK Self Study Period". It will follow our regular worship service, in the Worship Center we hope to see you all there.
Tri-City Interfaith Council is looking for volunteers at their annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on November 20, 2017. Also they are forming a choir from all the churches in the area that attend this group and are looking for volunteers. CTK is a member of the Tri-City Interfaith Council, if you would like more information about their upcoming events or to volunteer please contact Laurel King.
CTK Membership Directory Update We are planning to make a new Directory for 2017. Please stop by the table in the narthex, check the CTK Membership Directory for accuracy. If your name address and all the information is correct please put a check mark next to your name. If it is not correct please write the correct information in the margin. The directory will be in the narthex until the end of September, please be sure you check it by then.
Mt. Cross Ministries Fall Women's Retreat 2017
Pet Blessing October 22, 2017 - 9-9:30am Bring living animals that can safely be in a group. Pictures or stuffed animals are welcome, with a special emphasis on endangered species. We celebrate all life with music and movement and words. We celebrate the earth and all of god’s creation with song and dance. We ask for forgiveness and receive absolution. We praise our pets with prayers and scripture readings. Each pet will receive an individual blessing. Festivities will be in the courtyard outside Carlson Hall. Everyone is invited and all are welcome. We hope to see you there.
Game Night at Christ the King Lutheran Church
Next month CTK Lunch Bunch at 1:00pm on Wednesday, October 11, 2017
CTK September 2017 Worship Schedule
CTK October 2017 Worship Schedule
Christ the King Lutheran Church
Last updated 12 Sept 2017