Posted by Christ the King Lutheran Church on September 11, 2015 under Pastor's Message | Comments are off for this article

Worship services return to Timberlea School on September 13th, with a potluck lunch to follow.

It was a great summer with our friends at St. Thomas Anglican and we continue to pray for them as they await the arrival of their new rector the Rev. Christopher Tapera, coming from Zimbabwe with his family.

Watch for details of our Once-a-Month Sunday School, and for information about Anglican-Lutheran youth activities.

“O God, we see the changes around us in brilliant colours of the fall leaves and flowers, but we don’t always see the changes in ourselves. As the year progresses, may we continue to grow into the image of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and may we be aware of the good work that the Holy Spirit is doing in our lives. Amen.”

Pastor Susan Horton


Posted by Christ the King Lutheran Church on July 3, 2015 under Pastor's Message | Comments are off for this article

For the fourth summer in a row, we are worshipping jointly with St. Thomas Anglican, 195 Signal Road. SERVICE TIME IS 10:00 A.M. from July 5th to Sept. 6th. (We return to the school on Sept. 13th).

For coverage of the ELCIC National Convention in Edmonton July 9th to 12th, visit

Summertime is a time of growth for plants and animals. It can be a special time of growth for Christians too when we take time for Jesus. Here are some ways to grow closer this summer:

1. Read through the book of Ephesians; it is the source of all the Epistle lessons from July 12th to August23th. (Don’t worry about the academic discussions on whether Paul or a disciple of Paul wrote it; the early church found it valuable for faith and we can too!)
2. Memorize a psalm or part of a psalm.
3. Forgive someone.
4. Visit to read updates on the Summer Bible Schools and pray for special blessings on the Christians in remote communities.
5. Say thank you more often.
6. Call a friend or relative you haven’t talked to in a while.
7. Listen more – see what God is saying when you read, pray, sing, or relax in the shade.
8. Look for signs of God in a popular new book or movie. Where are the characters offering grace to each other?
9. Worship with a different congregation, even a different denomination, if you’re travelling.
10. Say a prayer for Christ the King Lutheran and St. Thomas Anglican.

And the bonus feature: check out this biography of St. Thomas  whose Feast Day is July 3rd.

“Peace be to the whole community, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all who have an undying love for our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 6:23-24)

Pastor Susan Horton

Singing in the rain….or something….

Posted by Christ the King Lutheran Church on June 3, 2015 under Pastor's Message | Comments are off for this article

“I’m singing, and dancing, in the rain” – Gene Kelly danced to it in a movie, Kirk Browning skated to it. The song is light-hearted and encouraging, despite the downpour. Something even more encouraging happened in Philippi on one of the Apostle Paul’s early missionary journeys. According to Acts 16, Paul and Silas end up in jail because they spoke healing prayers over a young woman. “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.”

It’s an astounding story – and we’ll explore it in lots of ways with a Messy-Church style morning, 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 14th. There’s be games to play, snacks to eat, song birds to make, and songs to sing. To follow that up, we’ll wrap up the Sunday School season with a picnic. Hot dogs and cool treats will be provided; please bring other side dishes to share. Chairs, blankets, hats, games, etc. are also welcome.

We’re also looking ahead to sharing summer worship again with St. Thomas Anglican, beginning July 5th at their building, corner of Signal Road and Silin Forest Road. Services for July and August will begin at 10:00 a.m. Christ the King will return to the school on the second Sunday in September.

Pastor Susan Horton


Posted by Christ the King Lutheran Church on April 2, 2015 under Pastor's Message | Comments are off for this article

Maundy Thursday, April 2nd – 6:30 p.m.  Jjoint Potluck Supper and Worship Service with St. Thomas Anglican on Signal Road. The evening includes Foot Washing and Holy Communion. Theme: “Is it I, Lord?”

Good Friday, April 3rd – 10:00 a.m.  Joint Worship Service with St. Thomas Anglican and All Saints’ Anglican, downtown at the corner of Hardin and Manning. “We adore you, O Christ, and we blessed you. By your cross you have redeemed the world.”

Holy Saturday, April 4th – 7:00 p.m. St. Thomas Anglican hosts a “Tenebrae” Service of readings.

Easter Sunday, April 5th – We celebrate the Resurrection at Timberlea School with a Potluck Breakfast as 9:45 and Worship with Holy Communion at 10:00. (Please remember that Timberlea is a nut-free school.) “Alleluia! Christ is risen. Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!”

In this holy season, may you experience that generous forgiveness and love of our surprising God, whose power brought Jesus Christ from the tomb. Thanks be to God.

Pastor Susan Hortoncross snow cave

Let’s hear it for self-denial!

Posted by Christ the King Lutheran Church on February 26, 2015 under Pastor's Message | Comments are off for this article

Jesus said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross, and follow me.” (Mark 8:31-38)

Self-denial isn’t just about chocolate. It’s more about relationships and communities where we repeat over and over again, “It’s not always about me.”

That should be hard enough for one lenten season.cross snow drift

Pastor Susan Horton