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Where God's Love Comes To Life

Church Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 1:00pm
December 10, 2020
New This Week
State of the Church
What’s new at CtK?
What’s the news at CtK?

Join us Thursday, Dec 17, 6:30pm

Watch for an email closer to the 17th with instructions to connect.
Holiday Wish Tree
With the holidays fast approaching we have a couple of families in the need of some special Christmas cheer. One thing that always impresses me is how generous our church families are towards those who could use a little extra.
If you are interested in helping these families please go on the link below. Donations accepted before December 14th. Thank you!
Stewardship for All Seasons

Thank you to many who have returned their cards. You have been a great help to meet our ministry goals for 2021.

If you haven’t returned your intent card yet, a second mailing is coming your way.

  • We ask you to pray about your response and return your card no matter your financial situation, giving intent, or level of contribution.
  • We encourage every household to return their intent card even if nothing is changing or if you mark “give as able.”
  • Doing this lets us know how you are supporting the ministry of CtK.

Continue to be resilient in God’s love!
How are you preparing?

Man says... Show me and I will trust you.
God says... Trust me and I will show you!

Join us at 9:15 this Sunday
This week Kayla talks about the simple act of grocery shopping/meal planning can be used in faith development. This is our 6th episode of Faith In Our Homes video series. This series is aimed at connecting families to faith.
Join us each week as member of the CtK staff will present a video focusing on Gods promises made through baptism.

Online Shopping!
Oh - it's that time of year again... When shopping on Amazon, please use Amazon Smile and look for Christ The King, Combined Locks. We get a percentage of your purchases. Plus, if you buy Amazon scrip it will double our percentages back. Proceeds go towards helping the ministries at CtK.
Guys, “are you going through a difficult period of life? The loss of a loved one? Unemployment? A crisis of faith? During these desert times, it’s easy to think God has disappeared. Discover that it’s only when we are totally dependent on Him that we find God is closer than ever.” Join the Doughnut Whole Gang beginning Saturday, January 9th for our Bible study, “Walking with God in the Desert: Experiencing Living Water When Life is Tough” by Ray Vander Laan. We will use our Bibles, a study guide from thattheworldmayknow.com as well as online videos from studygateway.com during and in between our live sessions every Saturday from 8-9:30 a.m. on Zoom.us. For more info email Rick Barnaal at barnowls2@new.rr.com.
Hey, Church Ladies!
In January of 2021, the No Basement Church Ladies will be going on “Journeys with Angels” the next study included in the first issue of Gather magazine for the New Year. Gather magazine is put together and shared by the Women of the ELCA and it’s what we have chosen to study. We are finding this magazine encouraging, enlightening and uplifting. Each study includes prayer, songs (we don’t always know these 😁), Bible passages and engaging questions.
We do enjoy discussing, sharing concerns and laughing and playing and praying together each Saturday morning. We gather online at about 8:30 a.m. and usually round things up between 9:30 and 9:45.
We’d love to have more women come and take part! Some of us attend each week and others once or twice each month.
So, if you like to come but can’t do each week, that’s ok, we’d just love to have you with us!! Email Denise Barnaal at buttongrl@new.rr.com for more information.
Prayer Partners Ministry
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We are looking for a few more participants for our Pray Partner Ministry. Please consider how your prayers and kind wishes could affect someone positively during this difficult time.
Anonymous notes of encouragement or celebration throughout the year can be sent to your partners.

Please fill the attached registration and submit. If you would like to fill out a form but unable to do so on line give us a call.
In Case You Missed It
Advent Bible Study
Tuesdays, December 15, 22) - 6:30pm
During Advent, a midweek discussion group around Mark’s gospel will be provided. Pastor Judy has prepared short videos to watch and discuss. Pastor Chuck will lead the discussion preparation for the coming of Christ’s birth.
Follow this link to be part of this discussion group. 
Advent Devotional
A copy of the Advent devotional came recently in your email. If a paper copy would benefit you, there will be paper copies in the bin by the front door.
Still looking for a few more Confirmation Gowns!
Please drop off your gowns and pickup your certificates and bibles next week. 8:00am-1:00pm. Please call the church office if the timing doesn't work and we will make other arrangements. Thanks
Support Group for Caregivers with Loved Ones in Care Facilities
During this challenging time, we recognize the need for support for caregivers that may be unable to see their loved ones. Fox Valley Memory Project is starting a support group specifically for caregivers who have loved ones in care facilities. This is an open group and attendees are welcome to join at any time without registration. This group will start out taking place over Zoom until it is deemed safe to return to in-person programming. Join us the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12 PM.
Family Volunteer Mission
Follow this attached link to volunteer opportunities in this area. Many local non-profits are looking for assistance.
Reminders
Social Media
Need inspiration during your crazy week? Let us help, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Holiday Scrip Available

Start your holiday shopping here with Scrip. We have it available during the Covid-19 pandemic. 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 do not have it on hand, we will order it and 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.
"Where God's Love Comes To Life"