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King of Glory Weekly News & Updates

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Sandwich Sunday Needs!

Last month, we exhausted our sandwich supplies for the most part, when we made around 420 sandwiches for the River of Life Mission!  We are requesting deli meats, sliced cheese and containers of soft margarine for our January 9th Sandwich Session!  Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm!   Blessings to all this coming year-2022! 

Sincerely, Val and Tom Bridges

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Two Covid Tests

We currently have 2 Everlywell Covid-19 tests available. These tests will expire the end of January. With these tests you can easily test for SARS-CoV-2 infection whether you’re symptomatic or asymptomatic. You can collect your sample at home and ship it free for secure digital results within 24-48 hours of the lab receiving your sample. A telehealth consult is available to guide you through your next steps.


If you are interested in these covid-19 at home collection kits/tests, please contact the KOG office.


208-377-0220

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JANUARY COUNCIL CONNECTIONS

Your King of Glory Council is preparing for the 2022 Annual Meeting, Sunday January 30 at 10:30 AM. There will be only a 9 AM in-person worship that Sunday (virtual worship an option), followed by the meeting in the Sanctuary. This is a virtual annual meeting. Attendance options are in-person or linked by Zoom.

        The 2022 Annual Report which highlights the activities of King of Glory will be available the middle of January, as a printed copy, or a PDF. The Annual Report captures the work and ministry of King of Glory during 2021 with committee, staff, and financial reports. Please look over the Annual Report for a capsule of King of Glory’s ministries during 2021.

        To expedite budget approval during the annual meeting, there will be two information events on Sundays, January 16 and January 23 between the two in-person worship services. This will be a chance to ask budget-related questions of the Finance Committee and the Executive Committee, to understand the “whys” of the 2022 budget. The proposed budget, which has been prepared by the Finance Committee and approved by the council, will be available for the congregation after the January 12 council meeting.

 

Christmas worship at King of Glory was truly a celebration! Two traditional Christmas Eve worship services welcomed many friends and families. Congregational singing—all masked—of familiar carols was truly a special gift, especially the candle-light tradition of “Silent Night”. “Waving” the Peace and individual communion in the pews was assuring that the pandemic protocols for the safety of the entire community of faith continue to be of high importance.

        It has been, and continues to be, challenging for your leadership to ensure that “all” can safely be together. With the concern now regarding the prolific spread of the Omicron variation of COVID, we are hopeful that we can not only practice, but continue to expand more of our treasured fellowship traditions:

·      We are “singing” the two hymns during the in-person worship service!

·      We are having simple coffee hours, with beverages and cookies and distanced seating in the Fellowship Hall.

·      The Free Meal gang served a sit-down meal for December in the Fellowship Hall, practicing social distancing, vaccinations, and wearing masks when not eating.

·      The adult educational hour plans to offer in-person sessions in February between services.

Choir? King of Glory’s music staff is not comfortable re-organizing the vocal choir at this time. Singing produces a particularly high level of respiratory particles (aerosols), which potentially contain coronavirus. An infected singer risks infecting others in the room via the air they breathe, especially since singing involves people inhaling deeply as well.

Considering the median age of the choir, lack of space (at least 6’ of distance between singers) to maintain safe distances, and an air filtration system that is not able to promote adequate air flow, we are blessed with song leaders who have been faithfully sharing their gifts of music in worship.

Thank you King of Glory for your willingness to be masked and vaxxed! As your leadership, we continue to monitor CDC guidelines and advice from health care professionals to ensure that we are able to care for each other safely with “faith steps” that are appropriate for our community of faith.

 

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Book Club

Book Club will meet on Jan 8th at 9 AM over zoom. Mary Kay Tinker will be leading the discussion about Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham.

 

Time: Jan 8, 2022 09:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 819 918 8860

Passcode: 570967

Samson, Isabelle, and Their Children’s Faith Journey

The Social Justice Committee’s project for 2021 has been completed. A professional videographer, Stephanie Cullen, recorded and edited Samson Madjitoloum, Isabelle Datoloum, and their children’s faith journey. The DVD will be presented to the congregation the three first Sundays in February, in between the services.



This will be an opportunity for you to know Samson and his family in a better and deeper way. The parents, Samson and Isabelle, were born in Central Africa Republic. They moved to Cameroun when the war made it impossible for them to stay in their native country. A few years later, they were given a chance to move to America, and landed in Boise, Idaho. They chose King of Glory as their church.

They will speak of their struggles and their joys, as well as the importance of their faith and King of Glory in their life.

February 6: Samson’s Story

February 13: The family’s Story

February 20: Isabelle’s Story

There will be time at the end of each session to ask questions and make comments.


We are also inviting the youth to attend the presentation and participate in the conversation.

For the members who are not attending the church in person, there will be 2 DVDs available for check up at the church library.


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Urgent U.S. Wildfires


“Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord” (Jeremiah 17:7).

Dear friends,

It is unusual for me to be sending a note to you on behalf of Lutheran Disaster Response on a holiday such as today, but the needs of those we serve persist even on such days – and today, the needs of our neighbors in Colorado are great. The Marshall Fire ignited on Dec. 30 in Boulder County, Colo. Over 6,200 acres burned quickly, forcing the evacuations of 35,000 people. The fire spread throughout suburban neighborhoods, destroying at least 500 homes. While December wildfires are rare, the severe drought in the western United States created hazardous conditions that allowed the Marshall Fire to spread rapidly. This unusual fire is one of the impacts of a changing climate and will become increasingly more common.

Lutheran Disaster Response is engaging with the Rocky Mountain Synod and Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains to respond to the impact of the fires. We anticipate that immediate needs will include emotional and spiritual care, temporary shelters, food and other necessities. With local partners, Lutheran Disaster Response will continue to accompany survivors throughout the years of long-term recovery.

Your gifts will support wildfire survivors. Gifts to “U.S. Wildfires” will be used in full (100%) to assist those affected by wildfires.

You may also designate gifts to “Lutheran Disaster Response” so we can immediately respond to disasters in the United States and around the world whenever they might strike.


We pray that God may comfort and protect those impacted by the wildfires in Colorado. Together, we can walk with survivors and show them that they are not alone.


In Christ’s service,


The Rev. Daniel Rift

Director, ELCA World Hunger and Lutheran Disaster Response Fund

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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Are you interested?

James Grunow from Immanuel Lutheran Church is facilitating a discussion of Heather McGhee’s New York Times best-selling book: The Sum Of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. He has a few openings and graciously offered them to KOG members.

 

It is on Zoom and meets for 5 weeks on Wednesdays starting on January 12. There are afternoon or evening options — Wednesdays at 1:30 - 2:45 PM or 6 - 7:15 PM.

To register, email or call

jamesggrunow@gmail.com   

call or text   208 571-6309

 

 McGhee: “I’ve spent the last three years writing about the hidden costs of racism to us all: the traumas that radiate out beyond the intended victims and the ways that racism in our politics and laws leads to dysfunction and needless suffering.”

 

 “The Sum of Us is a deeply empathetic and heartfelt analysis of the real impact of inequality and racism on everyday Americans,” said Dan Fierman, President of Higher Ground Audio. “Heather not only understands and captures the broader history of how we got here, but she also truly cares about the many people impacted today by our biggest societal failures. We are thrilled to work with her to amplify the beautiful stories from her essential new book.”

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2022 Annual Meeting Sunday, January 30, 2022

The 2022 King of Glory Annual meeting has been scheduled for Sunday, January 30 at 10:30 AM. There will be one service that Sunday at 9AM, followed by the Annual Meeting which will be virtual, in-person in the sanctuary or on-line via Zoom.

         Congregational information sessions to discuss the proposed budget will be held on January 16 and 23 between the worship services. This will be a chance to better understand the proposed 2022 budget.

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KOG Annual Report 2021REMINDER: Committees need to send their annual reports to the office by January 10 at the latest.

kogloryboise@gmail.com


Once the Annual Report is finalized, we will send every member a downloadable PDF version. If you wish to have a printed copy, we will have some available.

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Shawl Blessing Sunday

On January 16th, we will be having a shawl blessing for the first time in two years. If you have shawls or blankets completed at your home, please bring them to church to Carolyn Jean Smith by Saturday, January 15th. Also, if you know of anyone who would benefit from the comfort a shawl or blanket gives through our prayers and God’s love, please let Carolyn Jean know and she will get it to the person. If they are out of town, the ministry will mail the shawl or blanket.

Free Meal Update

The December free meal was a big hit. We held it inside for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. We had ham, cheesy potatoes, green beans, rolls, olives, applesauce, and apple pie and ice cream. It was a wonderful Christmas dinner and we served 44 meals. Our January free meal will be on January 29th. Since we have a bunch of leftover ham, we will be making something yummy with that. It will be from 12:00 – 1:30 PM. If you would like to help cook, please show up around 10:00 AM, to serve and clean up, arrive around 11:30. 

Thanks to all the 11 workers who helped with the December meal!

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Owls Meeting News

The Owls will be meeting again on January 18th at the Idaho Pizza Company at 7444 W. Fairview, Boise. It is near the intersection of Fairview and Cole Rd. Come join us for yummy pizza and salad.

A Thank You

Thank you so much for the attractive and special, hand-made prayer blanket. Your kindness and concern are so appreciated. I have used the blanket and know I will find more and more comfort from it as these weeks progress.

Bob Applequist

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Prayer Requests


Prayers for God’s Healing:

Jim Cambron

Tim Pfankuch, Son of Paul & Bonita Pfankuch.

Louise Moore

Marge Holmquist

Bob Applequist

Tom & Sharyn Christensen

David Fredrich, nephew of Mark Drew


Prayers for Augustine Taigam

Prayers for the Severson Family.

Prayers for Justin Boinde and Family.

Prayers for Kurt & Alma's neighbor Pat as she comforts her daughter in her last few days.


Prayers for the Nominating Committee as they put together the Candidates for various elected offices in the Congregation.

Prayers for Unspoken Needs and requests, those whose hurts are too deep to be spoken.


Prayers for all Healthcare Workers, Military, and the family that

surrounds them.

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