Christ the King
Where God's Love Comes To Life

Church Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 1:00pm
September 16, 2021
New This Week
Are you a servant?
We are meeting Sunday at 9:15am both virtually and in person. Our message this week will be about serving others. Won't you join us?
2022 ELCA Youth Gathering Informational Meeting
Join us to hear more about the opportunity to connect with 30,000 of our closest friends from around the country at next summer's ELCA Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, MN! This important informational meeting is a chance to get the basic details, hear fundraising plans for the year, and to kick off the process of discerning if YOUR high school student (currently 9th-12th grade) would like to be part of the group who represents Christ the King in Minneapolis next summer.
Date: Sunday, September 19th 
Time: 10:15am 
Location: the lawn at Christ the King (bring a chair!)
Fox Cities Marathon
On Sunday, September 19, 2021 over 5,000 athletes participating in the Community First Fox Cities Marathon, ThedaCare Half Marathon, and the Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon will be passing through the Fox Cities! The races start at 7:00 a.m. at the UWO-Fox Cities campus in Menasha and finish at Riverside Park in Neenah. We’re excited to be celebrating 30 years of this great event in the Fox Cities! 
A course map is attached and can be found online at 
The route crosses at Hwy N and CE. Please be cautious of runners and walkers in the road while driving.
Doughnut Whole Gang to meet
The Doughnut Whole Gang will return to meeting in person as masked men, who have vowed not to touch one another with six foot poles, on Saturday, September 18th from 8-9:30 a.m. Our study by Ray Vander Laan is entitled “Walking With God In The Desert, Experiencing Living Water When Life Is Tough.” Men aged eighteen or better are invited to join us as we study how “there is Hope in the deserts of life” and when “God can use us as examples of His Living Water during difficult times.” For more info email Rick Barnaal at, call or text 920-750-0379.
The No Basement Church Ladies will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. beginning Saturday, October 2nd. They have not yet determined whether they will Zoom or meet in person.
Join us Sunday, October 10th anytime noon-5pm for Crafty Friends. Come share some fellowship while you work. Bring part or all of a project – quilters, scrapbookers, jewelers, knitters & more!!
- Everyone should be masked when in the church.
- Social distancing should still be followed.
- Food and beverages can be brought in, however the food needs to be prepackaged if it will be shared, or have one person serve or each person use separate utensils for serving the food. (no potluck style where everyone serves themselves).

Join us in the gathering room. Bring your project, BYOB drinks & snacks. Any questions contact Deanna Gjerald (920-202-2420) or Judy Ruhl (920-858-3059). Bring a Friend!! Members & Non-members welcome!!
Future Dates: Nov 14, Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 15
The newest issue of Christ In Our Homes (Oct-Nov-Dec) is now available. Pick up your copy during office hours or when coming to church on Sundays.
Youth Faith Information
Our faith formation school year is starting soon!
If you have yet to register your child, now is the time to do so. There is a required virtual parent meeting for Christian Education and Confirmation on September 15th at 6:30pm.
  • Sunday School (3K – 3rd grade) starts on September 19th. We will meet Sunday mornings from 10:00 – 10:45am. This year we are asking that an adult (parent/grandparent/baptismal sponsor/etc.) attend with your child. Older and younger siblings are welcome to join us as well. Contact Susie with any questions.

  • Christian Education (4th – 6th grade) starts Monday, September 20th. Classes meet from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Contact Susie with any questions.

  • Confirmation (7th – 9th grade) starts Wednesday, September 22. Classes meet from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Contact Kayla with any questions.

Here are the links:
Christian Education Registration
Confirmation Registration

For more information email Susie or Kayla
Please pray fully consider and contact Susie for more information about being a table guide.
Volunteering Opportunities
Pillars Dinner Announcement
Let’s provide Italian night at Pillars (formerly Homeless Connections)!! Looking for volunteers to provide and serve on Tuesday, October 12!! Sign up on the bulletin board or call the church office. We need spaghetti noodles, red or white sauce, meatballs, green beans, garlic bread & desserts. Contact Judy Ruhl at or text / call 920-858-3059 if you’re able to donate or serve.
Fall Work Day
"As part of our exploration of stewardship in action, Christ the King will be offering a fall workday to our members and community on Saturday October 16 from 8 until noon.  This will be a morning of working together to help those who need our hands and hearts to do work that might otherwise might be a struggle for them. We will be raking lawns, cleaning gutters and washing windows (on single story houses).

This is part two of our solicit... We will be looking for people that might need this help as well as many to provide the help. Please contact Jim Weyers at with both homeowners needing help as well as your willingness to work. This may well be a great opportunity for families to work together. Children with parents are welcome.
We will need the project houses identified by September 15th to allow for organization of materials and manpower ahead of the actual workday."
Volunteers Needed for Northeastern Walk to Defeat ALS on 9/25/2021
Volunteers Needed for:
  • Put signage along walking path
  • Food Prep – 7:00 - 10:00 a.m. 
  • Help prepare/assemble/ organize breakfast food items (bananas, oranges, bagels, donuts) for the participants’ food tent
  • Assist with setting up auction items 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  • Registration - 7:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
  • Check in pre-registered participants
  • Assist with registering day of event participants
  • T-shirt hand out – 7:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
  • Food – 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Assist with passing out pizza for the participants
  • Direct/assist individuals along walking route – 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Tear down – 10:30 a.m. – noon
  • Additional opportunities throughout the morning available

Registration is now open for volunteers for the 2021 Northeastern Walk to Defeat ALS with opportunities on September 24 - 25. This Walk supports individuals battling ALS. All funds raised remain in Wisconsin to support the programs and services available to individuals living with ALS and we could not do it without your support. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!
Interested in volunteering or have any questions? Email Outreach Community Coordinator Cheryl Brooks at volunteer registration link
Join us for A United Day of Hope
For the second year in a row, NAMIWalks Fox Valley will be a little different — while making a lot of difference. While last year's Walk was a fully virtual experience, this year's Walk will be a hybrid event with both in-person* and virtual options. On October 9, you can join us at the Fox Cities Stadium to walk a 5K, walk with friends and family on your own desired route, or spend Walk day honoring mental health "your way".
No matter what you choose to do on Walk day, as you spread the word about mental health and raise funds in the weeks leading up to the Walk, you will make a huge difference in keeping NAMI Fox Valley's mental health programs going and growing for the coming year!
Our collective mental health needs may be at their greatest in living memory. Typically, one in five U.S. adults experiences mental illness in a given year. Since the pandemic began, however, one in three U.S. adults has reported experiencing depression or anxiety. Over this time, NAMI Fox Valley's programs have been incredibly active. Indeed, we have served more support group participants and warm line callers than ever before. Your participation in NAMIWalks 2021 will help us to continue to provide such incredibly important services.
*NOTE: NAMI Fox Valley will closely monitor CDC and local health department COVID-19 guidelines. We will determine and enforce COVID-19 safety measures accordingly. Additionally, if safety necessitates doing so, we may transition the Walk to a fully virtual event.
Remember: United, we insist on Mental Health for All.

Donate blood and be a part of a patient's recovery journey ...
Through donor centers, community blood drives and mobile units, we are active in your community.

Financial Support
Between 9/16 - 9/17 any reloadable or e-gift cards can earn up to 20% rebates! Take advantage of this earning event to raise more money and make a bigger impact on Christ the King! Shop for fall clothing, home furnishings, family night out, and much more! Sneak peek on the bonuses on 9/15 if you have the RaiseRight App! 🙂 
Here are the Kwik Trip cards you can get ASAP since they are on hand to earn the 10% rebate in September! This is the Kwik Trip scrip we have in stock: $10.00 (9), $20.00 (3), $25.00 (8), $50.00 (10), $100.00 (8), $500.00 (4)
Check out these Scrip cards we have ON HAND for easy and fast pickup! 2.25% $25.00 (2), $100.00 (4)
Burger King 4% $10.00 (2)
Chipotle 10% $10.00 (2)
Festival Foods 3%  $25.00 (4), $50.00 (5), $100.00 (5)
Fleet Farm 3.5% $25.00 (2)
Hardee's 5 $10.00 (1)
JoAnn Fabrics 6% $25.00 (1)
Noodles & Co. 8% $10.00 (2)
Piggly Wiggly (WI Only) 3% $25.00 (1), $50.00 (4), $100.00 (4)
Pizza Hut 8% $10.00 (2)
Sally's Beauty Supply 12% $25.00 (2)
Shell Gas 2.5% $25.00 (8) $50.00 (17) $100.00(1)
Shiny Car 2% $25.00 (4)
Subway 6% $10.00 (3)
Taco Bell 5% $10.00 (1)
Target 2.5% $50.00 (2)
VISA (5% Back) 1.25% $50.00 (1)
Walmart/Sam's Club 2.5% $50.00 (7) $100.00 (5)
Let Tina in the office know which cards you'd like by calling 920-788-6492 or emailing Aubrey
RaiseRight Update
With the new RaiseRight app we have earned $102.60 since June 2021! Thank you to everyone using the app and ordering Scrip! 
The Raise Right App has been successful for many of you. Thank you for those who have ordered! Not only does it allow you to purchase new cards, but you can also reload your old cards and both benefit CtK! When you pay for Scrip through the app, it ships directly to your house. If you opt to pay via cash or check, it will send the cards to CtK for pickup and payment. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Aubrey at Thanks!!
Thank you to everyone using Amazon Smile for CTK! From April - June 2021 $86.17 was donated to CTK!
Don't forget to sign up for or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon mobile app.
Ways to Give
Financially Growing
As you all know, summertime is our slower giving time as our lives become busier with family activities, vacations, and enjoying the warm summer weather. Over the last couple weeks, we have noticed a trend of past due pledges being caught up. Thank you to everyone that is catching up on their pledges. It is much appreciated, and we hope to end 2021 financially strong.
Giving Envelopes
Giving envelopes are mailed out quarterly. If you would like to be signed up to receive giving envelopes or need extras, please reach out to Aubrey Novak at
Giving through ACH
Don't forget another way to give is via ACH! Easily fill out the attached form and either email it to Aubrey at, drop it off at the church office or mail it in! There are 3 options to choose from: Monthly on the 1st, Monthly on the 15th, or Weekly Friday. Any questions, please reach out to Aubrey!
Hello everyone! We are now accepting giving via Venmo! Please use the link below for another option to give. Our username is ChristTheKing601. 

Venmo Link
We recently updated our PayPal account and now members can give this way too!

PayPal is very popular and if you have an account or would like to give this way, it is very easy to set up and use. If you have any questions Aubrey can help.
Don't forget you can give using! 
To give through the church website click on the link below.
It's a safe and easy way to give any time.
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