November 23, 2014 As the Body of Christ,

As the Body of Christ,
we are called and sent
to love and serve the world.
November 23, 2014
Christ the King Lutheran Church offers the following opportunities to worship:
Please keep these members and friends
in your prayers: David, Doris, Damien, Char-
Sunday: 8:15, 9:30, and 11:00 am
lie, Collin, Brianna, Wendy, Sean, Brian, Ann,
Sandy, Sue, Sarah, Ron, Jan, Megan, David,
Jacob, Bryan, Conner, Kathy, Eric, Jeff, Katie,
Earl, Chris, Marianne, Landon, Tom, Susanne,
Chris, Bruce, Bernice, Mark, Tina, Susan, Paul,
Bob, Brenden, Mark, Lori, Chloe, Susan, Bonner, Dick, Connie, Christine, Angie, Courtney,
Gayle, Audrey, Lorrie, Betty, Dean, Julie, Sarah,
Jenna, Kylee, Ally, Barbara, Karl, Betty, Harry,
Dale, Jackie, Catherine, Lilla, Louann, Cynthia,
Don, Pat, Don, Kenneth, Karen, Louis, Jon,
Avery, Mike, Peg, Don, Sandy, Jim, Gene, Paul,
Al, Anne, Dan, Jennie, Marvin, Colton, Julie,
Ralph, Ruth, Michelle, Rebecca, Miriam, Dale,
Jack, Marge, Moles family, Dylan, Connie,
Pitcher family, Katie, Gary, Don, Bob, Shari,
Greda, Mike, Connie, Susan, Annie, Ryan, Katie,
Ryan, Gaynetta, Ned, Luise, Andy, Allison,
Geraldine, Natalie, Susan, Bob, Lorrie, Peg,
Alan, Virginia, John, Art, and Alyssa.
Third Sunday of each month: 1:30 pm at Michiana Rehab. Center on Douglas, with Pr. Terri
Monday: 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 11:30 am Mid day prayer
Second Friday of each month: 3:00 pm at the
Hearth at Juday Creek, with Pr. Terri
Commitment Sunday, November 23: If you have pledged
already to the INTO campaign, thank you! If
you haven’t, but intend to do so, you are invited
to turn in a pledge card today, which also happens to be Christ the King Sunday. The INTO
campaign will enable us to deepen our commitment to God’s mission and enhance our
ministry now and into the future. This commitment to mission through the INTO campaign is
borne out in the components of this campaign:
1. Taking care of our primary mission location
by providing for major (and overdue) maintenance needs (furnaces, pavement, carpet,
sanctuary lighting, etc.) and renovating some
areas of the facility to better serve the needs
of our ministry (narthex, music rehearsal
area, youth room, storage, fellowship hall).
2. A Mission Fund that will impact lives in this
community and beyond for the next decade.
3. Providing for staffing that will enhance our
ministry and foster continued growth –
growth of faith and skills of members,
growth of membership, growth of ministries.
Adult Forum:
On November 23, at 9:30 am in
room 504, we will discuss The Story, chapters
17 and 18. What is discussed on Sundays will be
discussed on the following Wednesday.
Please pray for those in the military:
Senior Master Sergeant Jeremy Yates (Langley
AFB/stateside); US Navy Lt. Cmdr. Bill Krueper, son of Elly; Joshua Thompson (Royal Air
Force, Scotland), son of Jon & Marilyn Thompson;
Captain Jacob Della Pia (Stateside),
nephew of Sue Koski; Scott Esler (Air Force),
son-in-law of Mike & Sandy Hollowell; Daniel
Rudisel (Army), nephew of Donna Gradeless;
Staff Sergeant Brian Beal (Army/Stateside), son
of Chris & Katie Schlotfeldt and grandson of
Dee Schlotfeldt; Stefon Allen (Army/
Afghanistan), brother-in-law of Bryant Vande
Kolk; Doug Smith (USAF/Afghanistan), son of
Diane Guerrant; and Nathan Granlund, nephew
of Andy Trundle, serving in Saudi Arabia with
the Coast Guard.
There will be no Sunday
School on November
30 because of the holidays.
We encourage
you, as a family, to name all the ways God has
blessed your family this past year, and give
thanks. Take some time and think, “How can
I share God’s love with others, and be a blessing to them?” Sunday School will resume
on December 7.
In the New Testament we read in Luke
6:38, that when you are obedient to THE
OFFERINGS, then you should expect an
abundance of blessings …… “Give, and it
shall be given unto you; good measure,
pressed down, shaken together, and running over, shall be put into your bosom.
For the same measure that ye mete withal it
shall be measured to you again.”
Visit to view
the INTO video on the home
page (top right corner).
Poinsettias for Christmas:
This Christmas
we would like to offer an opportunity for people to purchase poinsettias or choose to have
their donation go towards the purchase of livestock through the ELCA Good Gifts program.
We would still like to decorate the altar at
Christmas with poinsettias but since we seem to
have an abundance of flowers left, we would
also like to include the option of allowing your
donation to go towards another worthwhile
cause. Cost of the flowers is $6.00/each for 6”
pots and $12.00/each for 8” pots with three
plants. Poinsettias are available in white, red, or
pink. Order forms will be available as bulletin
inserts and are due by December 1.
Around Thanksgiving, the
Social Ministry committee
will put up our Angel Tree
in the narthex to give all of
us at CtK the opportunity
to make a merrier Christmas for those in need in
our greater community. The 9 organizations
that will receive our gifts include: AWS Group
Homes (serving adults with developmental disabilities), BABE (providing children's things for
parents in need), Children's Campus (serving
severely emotionally disturbed youth), Golden
Living Center (nursing home), Healthwin
(nursing home), Muessel Primary Center
(S.B. elementary school with many low-income
families), Portage Manor (serving those with
mental disabilities), Real Services (serving
families and seniors), and YWCA (serving
women and children in need).
All you need to do is take an ornament (or several!) off the tree, buy one or more of the gifts
listed on the tag, attach the tag to the gift, and
bring the wrapped gifts back to CtK no later
than Sunday, December 14. Any questions,
call Cheryl Stuckey 574-272-3821 or email her
at [email protected].
What a wonderful
way to begin the Advent season!
Wednesday, December 3, 10, &
17, from 7:00 - 7:30 pm, come
and worship in the sanctuary as
we wait for the birth of our Savior.
Advent Family Activities:
On Sunday, November 30, December 7, 14, & 21, from 4 - 6
pm (includes a meal) families of all ages are invited to:
November 30: Make Advent Wreaths
December 7: Sights & Sounds of the Season
December 14: Interactive Christmas Program
with Art Gorman
December 21: Interactive Christmas Program
with Art Gorman
Mission Africa, How You
Can Help: Pray for the people
of West Africa, for an end to
the ebola crisis, and for ongoing
assistance to alleviate poverty
and improve the lives of those
who struggle and suffer throughout the world.
Our Mission Africa group is a small group and we
could use a number of additional people to work
with us-- to assist us in developing additional networking connections, in helping us to develop a
mission proposal to present to the congregation,
and assisting with managing and sustaining the
program once it is developed. Contact any member of the team: Lorrie Bjornstad, EJ and Tewah
Fenner, Tom and Deb Frecka, Ruth Munneke,
and Catherine Shilue.
Dismas House:
Monthly dinners
are being provided and served by
CtK volunteers on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Tuesday, November 25, will be the next opportunity to help serve dinner to the
residents and staff at Dismas House, 521 S. St.
Joseph St., a local, nonprofit organization offering housing and programming for both women
and men returning to the community following
incarceration. Any questions or interest in this
service may be directed to Bill Montgomery.
Sunday, December 13,
10 am - 2 pm: CtK is
again hosting a “Parents’
Night Out.” Parents can
drop off their children
(ages Preschool through
6th Grade) from 10 am 2 pm on December 13.
Join us for a day of singing, games, Bible study,
crafts, service projects,
and lunch. Please register
online by December 7.
Contact Craig Swendsen
or Jessica Lala with any questions.
Invite your neighbors and
family to...
Sights & Sounds
of the Season
Sunday, December 7, at 4 pm
Light hors d'oeuvres reception
to follow in the narthex.
Can you help? Sign up sheet on the kiosk.
“Blue Christmas”
Celebrating The Birth while Mourning Loss
Stay At Home Moms Or Working Women:
Are you a woman needing to connect with other
Are you a woman seeking to
strengthen your faith? “Women’s Journey” is
the name of the new women’s group. Our next
meeting will be on Wednesday, November 26 at
10:00 am in room 303. We will be studying the
book, “When The Heart Waits,” by Sue Monk
Kidd. Please join us for a time of fellowship,
study, and coffee. The group will end with
Wednesday mid-day prayer which starts at 11:30
am and ends by noon. Contact Jessica Lala, Jill
Harms, or Kara Clark with questions.
In a time of comfort and joy for most, we reach
out to the sad, displaced and lonely. This service
is for those who have suffered a significant loss,
are ill, or are not interested in the sometimesforced happiness of the season.
Please join us or extend an invitation to others.
Monday, December 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Christ the King Lutheran Church
Preaching/Presiding: Pastor Steve Schwier and Pastor Terri Peterson
Marie & John Warsko
Greg Sautter
Mike Hollowell
Karen & Doug Small
Mikaleyn Kosac
Caroline Dell
Kevin Trimboli
Assisting Minister
Amy & Matt Dowd
Rita Kurtz
Amy & Matt Dowd
Gene Case
Annette Johnson
Bill Montgomery
Communion Servers
Amy & Matt Dowd
Pam & Bill Montgomery
Carla & Mark Meekhof
Greeters: David Smail
PowerPoint Projector (9:30 service): Sarah Henderson
Communion Bread was baked by: Rachael Peterson
Communion Setup: Freda & Larry Scheibelhut, Julie & Bob Freske, Pam Montgomery, Karen Wendling and
Accamma Koshy
Altar flowers donated by Tom & Margie Yarger in celebration of their anniversary
Ushers, Communion Servers & Communion Bread Bakers:
Ushers, communion servers
and bread bakers are needed for December. Ushers are needed at all three Christmas Eve services:
4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm. Please sign up on the kiosk.
Monday, November 24
12:00 pm
Alleluia Quintet Rehearsal
Fit & Faithful
SCC Board Meeting
Alleluia Ringers Rehearsal
Stephen Ministry
Tuesday, November 25
6:30 pm
Boy Scouts
Adult Choir
Wednesday, November 26
10:00 am
5:00 pm
Adult Study Group
Women’s Fellowship Group
Mid day Prayer
No-Evening Meal
“The Story” Adult Forum
No-K - 6th Grade Choir
No-Adult Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, November 27
7:00 PM
No-Xalt Rehearsal
Friday, November 28
7:00 PM
Saturday, November 29
8:00 am
*AA Meeting
Sunday, November 30
First Sunday in Advent
8:15 am
4:00 PM
Traditional Worship
Contemporary Worship
No-Sunday School – all ages
Adult Forum - “The Story”
Traditional Worship
Advent Family: Make Advent
* AA Meeting
* indicates a community activity held at CtK
Christ the King Lutheran Church
17195 Cleveland Road, South Bend, IN 46635