HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Posted by Christ the King Lutheran Church on March 22, 2016 under Pastor's Message | Comments are off for this article

Please join us as we journey through Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday, March 24th at 6:30 p.m. We share this evening with St. Thomas Anglican and gather at their building on Signal Road. The Potluck supper and the Worship Service are intertwined around the supper tables. The service includes Foot Washing and Holy Communion. The Rev. Christopher Tapera preaching.

Good Friday, March 25th at 10:00 a.m. We share this morning service with All Saints’ Anglican and St. Thomas Anglican, meeting at All Saints’ downtown on Hardin Street. The Rev. Susan Horton preaching.

Easter Sunday, March 27th – We return to the Timberlea School Gym for a Potluck Breakfast at 9:45 and Worship with Holy Communion (and Alleluias!) at 10:30. Please remember that Timberlea is a nut-free school.

May you draw closer to Jesus throughout this journey.

Pastor Susan Hortoncross in purple vause

DIETING? NO, FASTING!

Posted by Christ the King Lutheran Church on February 12, 2016 under Pastor's Message | Comments are off for this article

Dieting is more popular in our culture than fasting. Dieting is about food, but fasting is much more than that. Fasting from certain meals or certain foods may remind us of those who have no choice but to go hungry. That reminder can open the way for the other traditional Lenten disciples: prayer and financial generosity towards people in need (almsgiving).

But fasting isn’t limited to caloric intake or body image.

Ears, eyes, and hands can fast too. Ears can fast from gossip and rumour; eyes can fast from the ads that stir up covetousness; hands can fast from violent responses or greedy stock-piling. The space gained, the time gained, makes more room for the presence of Jesus. Such habits, developed during the 40 days of Lent, can change attitudes and actions for the rest of the year.purple cross

May you celebrate a holy Lent.

Pastor Susan Horton

THREE OR FOUR MINUTES A DAY

Posted by Christ the King Lutheran Church on January 12, 2016 under Pastor's Message | Comments are off for this article

No, I’m not referring to an intense work-out program or a minimal prayer life: I’m rejoicing in the extra minutes of sunlight each day this week. At this latitude, even a little bit extra is noticeable.

Maybe that little bit extra would be noticeable to our body and spiritual health too, if we committed to add that much to our daily schedule. But today I’m thinking more about the light as a gift we don’t control or earn. It comes without effort on our part, like the undeserved love and mercy of God shown through Jesus Christ. That’s what “grace” is – a gift because we need it, cannot do without it. It’s like light brightening our days.

In this church season of Epiphany we learn again how the light of God grew in the world through the life of Jesus Christ. Each action of his, each conversation of his, revealed a little bit more of the character of God who is not willing to let us wander away in the dark.

In the cold of the winter, we long for the blazing hours of June’s longest day, but we know e can’t get from here to there in one great leap. It takes time for the hours to stretch out, even as it takes time for us to grow in the spiritual life. It takes time to deepen our relationship with Jesus; it takes time to listen more carefully for the voice of the Holy Spirit nudging us towards greater sharing and caring.

Sometimes it seems like our progress is too slow. We want to be spiritual giants and compassionate public leaders much sooner. When we focus where we are not, we may miss the unhurried work of God, the “three or four minutes a day” that is a sign of change.

A simple calendar can show the change in the physical day, but the change in ourselves cannot be tracked so easily. For that we need to trust the grace of God who brings the light of Jesus to us.

Blessings,
Pastor Susan Horton

SAVE THE DATE – Semi-Annual General Meeting, Sunday, January 31st.

 

O, COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL — OR NOT

Posted by Christ the King Lutheran Church on December 23, 2015 under Pastor's Message | Comments are off for this article

O, come, all ye tired or grieving. O, come, all ye uncertain. O, come, all ye who are joyous. O, come, for there is room for all near the baby Jesus.

Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th – 7:30 p.m. at Timberlea School on Brett Drive (with glow stick ‘candles’)

Sunday, December 27th – no worship service at the school. Please join St. Thomas Anglican on Signal Road at 10:00 or All Saints’ Anglican, on Hardin, at 10:30.

Worship Services resume at the school on January 3rd, 2016

SAVE THE DATE – Semi-Annual General Meeting, Sunday, January 31st, 2016

May Jesus, the great gift of Christmas, bring peace and hope to your hearts.

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SPECIAL GATHERINGS

Posted by Christ the King Lutheran Church on November 21, 2015 under Pastor's Message | Comments are off for this article

Sunday, November 22nd – Once-a-Month Sunday School at 9:30;Worship at 10:30;  Birthday Treats for November birthdays to follow worship.

Sunday, November 29th – First Sunday in Advent. Worship at 10:30; Potluck Lunch (no nuts in recipes, please) and Advent crafts to follow worship.

Sunday, December 13th – 10:30 The Congregational Christmas Program returns by popular demand. Even if you don’t have a chance to sign up, please show up and share.