In This Newsletter
Reconciling Works Sunday
KOG Garden Update
OWLS Meeting Info
Boise Pride Pictures
Sandwich Sunday Pictures
KOG Prayers
Book Club Information
Christian Life Study
KOG Financial Update
Days For Girls Needs Donations
Lutheran Disaster Response
KOG Updates & News

This Sunday September 19, 2021 we have our Reconciling in Christ Sunday. Please join us as we follow Christs example to love all. Hope to see you there!
King of Glory Community Garden Update

August-September 2021

Just as I thought that things were winding down, several gardeners have planted a second batch of
peas! With all the heat we have had, I didn’t think they would do well, but recent inspection shows
blossoms and fruit galore!
There are also “garden eggs” or “bitter tomato” ripening. These are a small, bitter eggplant relative
that is popular among the African gardeners. The fruit begins as the normal light green, then turns
white, then reddish orange when fully ripe. Our gardeners tend to prefer it in the white stage, when
it is a little more bitter than when fully ripe. They are similar to a close Italian relative, “melanzana
rossa di rotunda”.
There are also several varieties of squash being grown, in various shapes and sizes, but when I
query the gardeners, they all appear to be called “pumpkin”. I think there are some melons in there
also, but in the green stage, it is difficult to tell the difference. I have also spotted some “garden
huckleberry”, which is a nightshade grown for the tasty leaves.
Our gardeners were all excited to see the trees removed from the City water tank property! In
addition to flooding the back of the garden with light, the constant heavy truck traffic through the
“goat head field” did wonders to crush and kill many of the dreaded puncture vines!
I do have seeds of several African crops, should anyone be interested in trying their hand at them at
home. M’chicha is a nutritious and decorative plant, and the eggplant varieties are very interesting!
As always, Blessed Gardening!
Carolyn Watts
KOG August Financial Update

YTD income $333,696
112% of budget

Income w/o PPP $253468
85% of budget
YTD Expenses $289,536
94% of budget
KOG Prayers

  • Gordon Swenson
  • Marge Holmquist
  • Alice Nelson - Grief after Vern's death
  • Jerry Hendershot
  • Pastor Paul Pfankuch
Sandwich Sunday
Sandwich Sunday was a huge success once again. Thank you for all your donations & help!

It is fall—Cooler temperatures, shorter days, falling leaves, good books for stimulation and discussion! King of Glory’s Christian Life study group begins again for the 10th year and welcomes people who enjoy stimulating and, sometimes, provocative reading. The group meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 1 PM usually via Zoom and occasionally in person in the Bethlehem Room.
First meeting of the season: Monday, September 20 at 1 PM via Zoom.
First book: Jesus and John Wayne by Kristin Kobes Du Mez.

This book reveals how American evangelicals have worked to replace the Jesus of the Gospels with idols of rugged masculinity, mythical warriors and rugged individuals like John Wayne who assert white masculine power in defense of “Christian America”. The key to understanding this transformation is to recognize the role of culture in American evangelicalism and how these values have transformed faith.

If you’re interested in pursuing this discussion: Purchase the book and read at least the first six chapters. Contact Mary Rickerd for Zoom link information.
Lutheran Disaster Response
Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.
OWLS Meeting Information

Older Wiser Lutherans (OWLs)
This group welcomes everyone who is retired for monthly social events. This month, the Owls Group will be meeting at Joe Mama’s on Eagle Road September 21 at 11:30.

Join in the fun and hope to see you there!
Boise Pride Parade
Thank you all who came and showed your support at the Boise Pride Parade. We had a great time!
Book Club Update

I hope everyone was able to take advantage of the long weekend.
We are discussing A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell. Lois Wisner will be leading our discussion about a Virginia Hall, who excelled in the 'man's world' of espionage and war.
Here is the list of our books, Oct. 2021 to April 2022. We need someone to take the leadership of Finding Gobi, the Nov. book.

Oct. 2, 2021
The Perfume Collector
Kathleen Tessaro
Nicki Tompkins
Nov. 6, 2021
Finding Gobi 
Dion Leonard
Jan Colburn
Dec. 4, 2021
Plain Truth
Jodi Picoult
Marlene Jensen
Jan. 8, 2022
Franklin and Winston
Jon Meacham
Mary Kay Tinker
Thrivent Shredding Event

Sep 18, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hope Lutheran Church
Eagle, 331 N Linder Rd, Eagle, ID 83616
About the Event
Shredding provided by Western Records & Destruction, on-site.
Bring following items to donate to CATCH, a non-profit dedicated to helping families with children get back on their feet by providing housing first.
  • Moving Supplies (bubble wrap, boxes, packing tape, markers)
  • Clothes Hampers
  • Pillows
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Wet Wipes
  • Tampons
  • full size Deodorants (preferably gel type)
  • Toothbrush Caps or plastic     holders
  • Backpacks
  • Underwear (particularly ladies’ undies)
  • Gas Cards
  • $10 gift cards for Albertson's or WinCo
Sundays for Undies!
Days for Girls is a non-profit organization that
helps girls stay in school and retain dignity,
giving back important days of their lives. Most girls in developing countries miss school during their periods; many eventually drop out. We can do something about that by empowering girls, women, and communities through providing access to sustainable feminine hygiene, as well as menstrual health management training.
You can help us keep girls in school by bringing a package of GIRLS underwear to Church.
Fruit of the Loom - 8, 10, 12 and 14
Hanes - 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 5S
Wonder Nation (WalMart) - 12, 14 and 16
Preferably not white but there are usually 1-2 of those in a pack and we will dye them. Bright colors. No explicit words please.

KOG Sunday Services Needs Volunteers!

  • Ushers - 2-3 Members per Sunday Service
  1. Assist Members inside the sanctuary with seating etc.
  • Greeters - 2-3 Members per Sunday Service
  1. Greet Members inside the Narthex as well as at all entrances.
  • Counters - At least 2 per Sunday Service
  1. Assist with offering duties and counting.

If you have been coming regularly to our in-person Sunday Services, we ask that you consider volunteering to help assist with one of the volunteering opportunities above.
Thank you!
There will be a sign up sheet at both services if you would like to volunteer.
King of Glory Lutheran Church
3430 N. Maple Grove Rd., Boise, ID 83704
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