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Church Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 1:00pm
March, 04, 2021
New This Week
Our Lenten journey continues with a reading from Exodus and John.
This is our third week of Lent won't you join us on-line at 9:15am.
Embodied for Lent will take on many ways to feel deeply and have a sense of wholeness. Beyond our weekly livestreamed worship on Wednesdays (6:30pm), we have daily devotionals, coloring pages, discussion after worship and a host of other ways to connect. 
Join in, be made whole, and see God’s love come to life!
Confirmation Class Reminder For Lent: Through Lent we not be having formal class time with students, however the expectation is that students attend our virtual worship service. The service will be on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm livestreamed on Facebook (Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24). This will also be a great time to get worship notes completed - available through our online portal.

Faith In Our Homes Video Series
This week Pastor Nate discusses the symbolism of palms for Palm Sunday.

This year we will have lilies and mums (pink, yellow or white) available. The price is $16, same as last year.
CtK Church sign reads:
Lent: Spring Training
Easter: Opening Day
 
Some of you may have seen the sign out in the front of church. I am sorry to say, it does not mean we are having in person, Easter worship in the sanctuary. It is a baseball analogy applied to the Church for the season of Lent to prepare us for the glorious gift of the resurrection of Jesus Christ! (There will be parking lot worship at 10:15am!)
We are happy to report that a team of people from our congregation will be meeting Thursday to update our document for reentry of in person worship and gatherings. As we continue to see the numbers of new cases for COVID-19 going down and vaccinations are going up we are preparing for a phased approach for being in person again. We all are looking forward to that day! Continue to be vigilant in thinking and acting to others safe and watch for more information in the coming weeks.
Free Samples
“O Taste and see that the Lord is good; Psalm 34:8a NRSV Free virtual sample classes are being offered for East Central Synod of Wisconsin’s Lay School of Ministry Friday evenings March 19th and April 16th, as well as Saturday mornings March 20th and April 17th.

These guest classes include, New Testament, Lutheran Confessions, Faith and Spirituality, and Church History. You may sample all or just one to help you determine if you would like to attend the school next fall.

Lay Ministry School is designed to strengthen your faith, and equip you for Christ’s Mission to spread the Good News. For more info, click on the link below. For personal observations, contact Christ The King ESCW Lay Ministry School alumni: Denise or Rick Barnaal, Dane Casanova, Paul Girod, Julie Meitzen, Jeff Otto, or Jim Weyers. Their pictures, email addresses, and phone numbers are in the CTK online directory.

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Please join the Doughnut Whole Gang for a four week online Lenten doughnut eating, book, video, and Bible study beginning on Saturday, March 13th from 8-9:30 a.m. Each week, we will read a chapter, watch a 30 minute video by author Lee Strobel of “The Case For Easter, A Journalist Investigates Evidence for the Resurrection,” eat a doughnut, and take part in a 90 minute discussion. It is finished on Easter Saturday, April 3rd. “The Gang” meets virtually from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturdays via Zoom. For more info, email Rick Barnaal at barnowls2@new.rr.com
Pillars February Dinner Recap
You have all stepped up to serve the community and your neighbors in a way that we could never have imagined. I have no doubt that you can continue making a difference for guests in shelter and help us meet the goals set for this year!

I recently received an email from the Shelter Managers regarding dinner service:
“Tony, I can imagine you don’t get a ton of recognition from the “folks on the ground” so I wanted pass this on. The Shelter Client Advocates just realized that dinner is provided and served the rest of February! The mental relief they feel on all three shifts is very noticeable. Thank you, Tony! Thank you for hanging in there through all this.”

I want to extend my thanks to those of you that have stepped up to provide and/or serve a meal at Pillars in February and recent months!
Thanks again! Toni Schneider, Volunteer Manager
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Scrip Available

Remember we have gas and grocery cards available for all your shopping needs. Please contact Aubrey by email or phone to let her know what you would like by Tuesday. Scrip that we have on hand will be ready for you to pick up on Thursday. If we order it we will let you know when it comes in. Pickup would be 8:00-1:00 Mon-Thur. Please bring exact amount as we will not have change on hand.
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