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  • KOG Free Meal
  • Letter to Healthcare Workers
  • Quilt Sunday Information
  • Alter Guild News
  • KOG Garden Update
  • KOG Financials
  • Rake Up Boise
  • Confirmation Sunday
  • KOG Needs
  • Youth Gathering News
  • KOG Youth Needs
  • Sunday Worship Sign-Up
  • 2021 Holiday Bazaar
  • Weekly Events
  • KOG Prayers
Letter From Council

Remember one year ago--it was the “COVID LOCKDOWN”! Our society was essentially quarantined to contain the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus. The practices of wearing face coverings, maintaining social distancing, and hand washing were the best ways of mitigation. Virtual protocol, also known as Zoom, became the method of communication for committees, classrooms, and worship.
         Over the year, King of Glory instituted recommended guidelines from health care workers so that we could return safely to in-person worship and activities within the church building. We continue to ask persons attending to be vaccinated, wear face coverings and practice social distancing. Our in-person worship service is abbreviated with no congregation singing, individual communion sets, and passing the peace with a wave from the pew. Fellowship hour is a wonderful chance to greet each other and enjoy fellowship, but with no coffee. On-line worship for those who are not able to attend in person is a continuing weekly option.
         As your Council, we are mindful of the need to care for the entire community of faith. We hear your concerns and questions about “when will we be able…” We use 2 criteria in making decisions:
1.  The practice of medical care is currently being rationed due to lack of beds and health care staffing levels. The Crisis Standards of Care for both hospitals in our area must be removed so that health care is available for all needs.
2.  The Community Spread, or transmission rate, lowered to “moderate.” This is an indication that the numbers of cases are going down and the rate of spread is diminishing. Ada County is currently in the “high” category. Community spread is defined as illness within a community that lacks connection to travel or other confirmed cases; the source of spread is unknown.
As these criteria are met for our area, and the vaccine becomes available for children 5-11, we will continue to offer more options in the practices and customs we cherish in our worship practices. Thank you for your understanding. Your willingness and patience to be an integral part of this caring community is making a difference.
If you have suggestions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mary Rickerd Council President.
-From the Treasure Valley Cluster of Churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
In our daily work as pastors and faith community leaders, we have heard your stories, witnessed your frustration and tears, sat with you in your weariness. This pandemic wears on us all, but we have seen that you bear a disproportionate burden.
We know that it is not just you; we share the same concern for teachers and many others. But in these days when hospitals overflow and our health care system is so deeply strained, we want to express our appreciation and support for all of you who care for the health of others than yourselves.
We are moved by your dedication and sacrifice, your willingness to give of yourselves for the sake of others, the love of neighbor that pervades your daily work. We are grateful that when you are discouraged by our disregard, you still show up to care for us. We are inspired when we see that your commitment remains even when your zeal is lagging.
We want you to know we pray for you. And we pledge to pray for you weekly in worship and daily in life. You are not forgotten behind closed doors and hospital protocols. 
Because we want to protect you who protect us, we encourage our people to care for each other so you don’t have to. We urge them all to be fully vaccinated as their public responsibility. We ask them to do the things that should be second nature to us by now—wear a mask in public, practice safe distance, wash hands.
For us as Lutherans, health is not an individual possession but a shared endeavor. We teach that “the health of the whole community is connected to each other’s health. My health is related to yours; your health is related to mine. … we cannot be healthy by ourselves.” *
And, “it is a moral responsibility, grounded in loving the neighbor, to help each other attain good health through our ways of living together and through supporting those who provide all forms of health care services and healing.” We believe that “governments have an obligation to provide or organize many of these services, but all services depend on active collaboration with the entire community.” *
We want to do everything we can to contain the spread of this virus and relieve the strain it has put on our hospitals, our health care systems, your offices and clinics, your co-workers and you, so we are happy to follow the guidance and even the mandates that serve us all and ask us to serve each other.
We want to see the day when all people feel safe to patronize restaurants, entertainment venues and public gatherings. We are concerned for our schools, for struggling businesses, for those who are unemployed or underemployed due to this virus. We want to see a flourishing economy and enjoy thriving social and cultural lives again with all our neighbors.
We recognize that protecting ourselves isn’t enough to make this happen; it will happen when we come together to create healthy communities. None of us are safe until all of us are safe.
We do this not from fear, but because our faith compels us to love our neighbor as ourselves. Freed from self-centeredness, we strive to offer ourselves freely in love for others (Galatians 5:13-14).
In these times when caution and distance have so changed our lives, you are among the few who can and must – sometimes there is no other way to heal – touch us. Your hands, however swaddled in PPE, your hands care for us.
May you be safe, may you be well, may you find peace in the strife, may you get some rest.
And may you know that there are others who care about you.
and the Congregation Council of
Trinity Lutheran Church, Nampa
Pastor Paul Olsen
and the Congregation Council of
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Boise
Pastor Mike Sager
and the Congregation Council of
Hope Lutheran Church, Eagle
Pastor Dave Deckard
and the Congregation Council of
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Boise
Pastor Connie Winter-Eulberg
and the Congregation Council of
King of Glory Lutheran Church, Boise
Pastor Paul Malek
and the Congregation Council of
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ontario, OR
Pastor David Ernat
and the Congregation Council of
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Boise
Pastor Caryl Miller,
Grace Lutheran Church, Mountain Home
Faith Lutheran Church, Caldwell
Deacon Diane McGeoch,
Learning Peace: A Camp for Kids, Nampa
Pastor Mia Crosthwaite, Boise
KOG Free Meal
KOG Free Meal will be Saturday 10/30 from 12-1:30PM.
If you would like to help please arrive at 10:00AM.
We will be serving chili!
Youth Gathering Webinar Registration

October 21, 2021Tips & Tricks: Preparing your group and fundraising
Gathering Webinars are intended to give you the most up to date information as you prepare for the Gathering. Each webinar will be hosted by Gathering leadership and be split up in a presentation and a Q&A session. Our webinars will begin at 7 pm CST and last about 30 minutes. Recordings will be made available online for those who cannot attend.
Quilt Sunday October 24, 2021

Quilt Sunday will be on Sunday, Oct. 24th. We are able to send quilts/school kits to Portland’s in-gathering on Oct. 29th. You will be able to see some of the quilts we have been working on the past 2 years. In the Fellowship hall, we will be laying out some quilts if you are interesting in purchasing one or several. The cost of the quilt is $50. Checks or cash only. This will help us with our shipping costs/batting costs in the coming year. We will also lay some out in the sanctuary. The Quilters appreciate all that the congregation has graciously donated to our ministry in the past years! We will be boxing up the quilts on Monday the 25th @ 9 am to take to Shepherd of the Valley. We will need vehicles to help with the transportation of the boxes. If you can help out, let Marilyn Falk or Nicki Tompkins know!
Thanks again for being a great and supportive congregation!!
-Nicki T.
Confirmation Sunday
October 31, 2021

KOG Financials

Here are the numbers through 9-30-21:
Income through sept.  $359,785
110 percent of budget
Income without Ppp loans : $279557
85 percent of budget
Expenses through Sept: $322,727
94 percent of budget
An Addition to the In-Person and on-line Worship Experience
The altar guild is meeting again!! They are the ones who will be changing the altar paraments, putting out communion kits in the narthex and cleaning up communion after the Sunday services. At the altar guild meeting the group decided to move the baptismal font to the back of the sanctuary. They put some water in the font so that you can enter the sanctuary, dip your finger into the font and anoint your forehead with water to remember your baptism.
  The altar guild is hoping that the position of the font will enhance the worship experience.
   For those of you who view our worship online, we suggest that when you gather your wine/juice and bread/cracker/etc - that you also start your worship by dipping your finger in some water and anoint your forehead.
King of Glory Community Garden Update
Fall-Winter 2021

Well, we have shut off the sprinklers and had them blown out. Gardeners are starting to tuck in their gardens for the winter.

They have the option to leave plants in their gardens, since they will be gardening the same plot again next year, and may choose to compost the “natural” way. Most of them are putting the majority of their garden debris into the communal pile. Consequently, our “lazy” compost pile is huge now, and my next task is to spread it out so that it breaks down more quickly.

Here is something that may be of interest - a community garden cookbook! As many of you know, over the summer I have been asking the gardeners what they prepare from the items that they grow. I now have quite a collection of delicious recipes that I have cooked, and I thought “what the heck, let’s make a cookbook!” In addition to recipes, it is jam-packed with photos, important tips on where to find ingredients, good substitutions for hard-to-find ingredients, how to alter certain recipes to suit many of our more “Western” palates (I’m still not overly fond of dried fish…), and other information you didn’t even know you didn’t know!

The cookbook, brought to you by the gardeners and caretakers of the King of Glory Community Garden, will available for sale (price not set yet) at the bazaar.
Rake Up Boise
King of Glory is signed-up to participate in Rake Up Boise this year. The date for raking is Nov. 13th. 
Please call/text Lisa Kraft (208-861-5642) if you would like to be on the KoG team this year!
Book Club Update:
Happy October to everyone!
I wanted to remind everyone that we'll be discussing Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult on November 6th.
It was requested that we switch the Nov and Dec books, so we'll be discussing Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard on Dec. 4th.
The November meeting will be via zoom at 9 AM. I'll resend the link before the meeting.
Time: Nov 6, 2021 09:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 819 918 8860
Passcode: 570967
KOG Member Needs A Ride

A member of King of Glory needs a ride to church either service for the next two months. I will be the contact since this member speaks French. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Call Sally Husted to arrange the ride.
208 841-5937.

KOG Weekly Events

Monday 10/18 -
  • Christian Life Study Group -1:00PM on Zoom
  • Bell Choir Rehearsal - 7:00PM at KOG

Tuesday 10/19
  • Owls Group Meeting - 11:30AM at Chuck-a-Rama

Wednesday 10/20 -
  • Women's Bible Study - 9:30AM at KOG

Thursday 10/21 -
  • Men's Fellowship Meet at Black Bear Diner 8:00AM
  • KOG Quilters meet at KOG - 9:00AM

Friday 10/22 -
  • Scripture Study Group at KOG - 9:30AM

Sunday 10/24 -
  • Worship Online YouTube - 8:30AM
  • Worship In-Person at KOG - 9:00AM
  • Worship In-Person at KOG - 10:30AM

King of Glory Lutheran Church
3430 N. Maple Grove Rd., Boise, ID 83704
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