KOG Opportunities
Have you ever wanted to share the King of Glory’s ministry in new, different ways? As the audio/visual equipment nears completion, the Church needs to transition to the next phase – finding those wanting to “drive” the equipment. If you are interested, there are some upcoming opportunities:

  • We have a training session on Friday, May 6th at 2PM here at the church. Our vendor Neurilink will be training us on how to use all of the new equipment. If you are interested, please feel free to let Matt Lee (foxhoyle@gmail.com) know, and he’ll make sure you are included.
  • Another opportunity to help is to learn the software we will be using during our services, called ProPresenter. This software is designed with church services in mind. If you are interested, you can download a free version on your computer and try it out. A free tutorial on the program is here. If you would like to help make portions of the service, let Mary Rickerd (rickemar@msn.com) know.

Come join us on our next adventure!
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Answering God's Call to Serve Refugees

From Jewish Law to Christian Gospel, the call of God is unmistakable. 
The Church and its people must care for the foreigner and stranger, the oppressed and dispossessed – in a word, the refugee. And when we answer that call, blessings return to us tenfold. Foreigners become friends. Strangers become neighbors. Refugees contribute to our broader economy, culture and community.

At Lutheran Community Services Northwest, we are grateful for Church partners who support this work with hands, hearts and prayers. With your help we have resettled more than 700 Afghans since August. But the work is far from done. Today we stand at an Easter season crossroads, preparing for a wave of Ukrainian evacuees, plus more Afghans. The pace is also quickening for refugees arriving from other continents.
King of Glory Community Garden Update
April 2022
 
Spring has Sprung!
Most of our gardeners have already turned their plots and applied manure prior to the sprinklers being turned on. I have filled the water tank, and one of our Russian gardeners has already planted some frost-tolerant herbs/greens.
 
A new gardener this year has mobility issues, so you will notice a simple but functional handrail around one of the plots. She will be assisted by her mother and son, and was thrilled with the more accessible space that we made for her.
 
Poo on the Move!
Have you noticed that the manure and compost area now looks neat and tidy?
We had some tractor work done, in which the goat-head-infested topsoil was scraped out into the “goat head field”, the working compost pile was moved out of the way of Suez Waters’ new gate and turned, and the long piles of manure were condensed into one large pile. Gardeners are already utilizing the manure, and can safely walk to it without fear of thorns, the working compost pile is working away, and a big space was scraped clean right behind the greenhouse for the soon-to-be-delivered finished City compost!
 
A New Face –
I have a helper this year, which just tickles me to death! His name is Paul Dillon, and like me, he loves gardening. Additionally, he loves to “build things, and ponder and come up with helpful solutions”!! Just what we need! He helped me with the irrigation setup a week or so ago, and cheerfully dug up a post that I was unable to budge for an entire year. He is a welcome addition to my one-woman workforce!
 
As always, Blessed Gardening!
Carolyn
LWR Quilters Notice

Did you know you can help the quilters from the comfort of your home? Our 11” blocks are cut at home and some enjoy piecing scrappy 11” blocks. Later, tops are sewn together at home.
 
We love our time together on Thursdays and that’s when those blocks are laid out in pleasing arrangements and stacked by rows to go home for sewing. At our other big table, the backs, batting and tops are pinned and tied, then the bindings are sewn. Lastly they are packed in boxes.
 
While in past years we have had 12-14 quilters, we are down to 8 or 9 due to health, Covid, attrition, and death. And yes, some of us are slowing down. It’s an age thing!
 
If you can help in any way, call Nicki Tompkins at 208-870-2819, Donna Groth at 208-761-8022 or Marilyn Falk at 208-288-1576. We would love to show you where fabric to cut is located, where items are left to pick up or return, or welcome you to help on Thursdays.
Hybrid Church Class

God is calling King of Glory to discover the future as a hybrid church that embraces on-line and on-the-ground ministry as equally important for our future.
Becoming a hybrid church requires ways to see both online and on-the-ground ministry as important, and to strategically focus in each and both environments to find the way to move forward in each and both places. Whew-- that’s a lot to ask of us as we come back from a two year pandemic!

The Adult Forum (between worship services) returns again on May 1, 8, and 15 to continue to wrestle with the concepts of “hybrid church” as it pertains to:
·      Worship—transformational-we go home differently.
·      Social Media—build relationships online. 
·      Spiritual Formation—takes place best within a community of faith.
·      Servanthood—multiples ways to connect and opportunities to serve.
·      Evangelical Witness—connecting the ongoing story of God.
·      Pastoral and Congregational Care—work of the whole congregation.
·      Stewardship—focus on gratitude and generosity.
·      Facilities—how to create space in our physical building.

The online world is real for the church today! It is a place where real ministry happens and genuine community comes together. Hybrid ministry calls us to explore every aspect of ministry and use both online and on-the-ground solutions to do ministry well. You are invited to explore solutions!
ELCA Church Council Considers Debt, Discipline and a Declaration to the Muslim Community
The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) met March 31–April 2. The council, which serves as the ELCA's board of directors, took action on a variety of matters before this church. Among them were preparations for the 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, to be held Aug. 8-12 in Columbus, Ohio.
In her report to the council, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton spoke of the ELCA's "Future Church" goals, emphasizing the importance of the added goal to engage one million new, young and diverse people by 2030.
Noting the changing culture and demographics of this country and citing research that shows many people are searching for meaning, Eaton asked the council to consider how this church will share the liberating word of the gospel with others and "also receive from them the way this gospel message has impacted and changed their lives in ways that we may not have recognized because it's not the way we've always done it."
In her written report, Eaton added: "I pray that the Church Council at this meeting let the Spirit breathe for us and into us. We have a lot before us. The church, through the Holy Spirit, has called us to this work. Let us listen carefully and critically to each other, and even more attentively to the Holy Spirit."

The council took the following key actions:
  • Authorized the creation of a task force to review the current process for discipline and its impact on people of color and other historically marginalized groups. The executive committee will appoint members to the task force. A report will be provided at the spring 2023 Church Council meeting.
  • Authorized the creation of a task force charged with studying educational debt among rostered ministers and developing a comprehensive strategy to provide educational debt relief to as many rostered ministers as possible. The action also authorized the executive committee to appoint to the task force members from across the ELCA ecology. The council requested progress reports at its fall 2023 meeting, and a final report with possible recommendations at its spring 2025 meeting.


  • Authorized the formation of an ad hoc committee as identified in the implementing resolutions for the social statement Faith, Sexism and Justice: A Call to Action, adopted by the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, and assigned the committee with guiding a process for public repentance, including a churchwide day of confession and repentance for the sins of patriarchy and sexism.

  • Affirmed the design concept for the Deacon's Unified Cross, as proposed by the Entrance Rite Discernment task force and defined by the Church Council in 2019.

  • Approved the establishment of a Church Council designated fund — the Campaign Readiness Fund — in the amount of $3 million, to be used to assess the feasibility of a fundraising campaign at a future date.

  • Approved the addition of $1.5 million to the Youth Gathering designated fund, to be used to offset losses incurred by canceling the 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering and to provide support for future Gathering events.

  • Increased fiscal year 2022 spending authorization in the current fund by $650,271, from $65,816,150 to $66,466,421, and increased spending authorization for ELCA World Hunger by $3,321,700, from $22,665,000 to $25,986,700.

  • Recommended the following triennium budget proposals for adoption by the 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly: (1) a current fund spending authorization of $68,814,000 for 2023; (2) a current fund income proposal of $70,191,000 for 2024 and $71,594,000 for 2025; and (3) a ELCA World Hunger income proposal of $22,869,000 for 2023, $22,930,000 for 2024 and $22,960,000 for 2025.

  • Approved necessary related continuing resolutions for the Constitution, Bylaws, and Continuing Resolutions of the ELCA in response to the approval of a new structure of Church Council standing committees at the fall 2021 council meeting. The council approved new or revised committee charters and appointed members to each committee: Budget and Finance; Legal and Constitutional Review; Faith, Society, and Innovation; Christian Community and Leadership; and Service and Justice. The executive committee will include the chairs of each of these committees after the 2022 Churchwide Assembly.

  • Adopted revisions to "Rules Governing Disciplinary Proceedings Against Rostered Ministers and Congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America."

  • Recommended proposed rules of organization and procedure for the 2022 Churchwide Assembly and adopted a rule concerning hearings to be held online the week before the assembly.

  • Received a report and primer on youth and young adults and the church from the Church Council Young Adult Working Group.

  • Received a primer on the role of the Church Council at the 2022 Churchwide Assembly.

The council also received reports from the church's officers, its council committees and the Conference of Bishops as well as ecumenical greetings from The Episcopal Church. In addition, the council participated in a conversation on cultural humility and held time for reflections from the Church Council class of 2022.
Moms, Daughters & Grandmoms

Mom and Grandmoms check in the church library for the May/June issue of the Gather magazine, published by the Women of the ELCA. It is an eclectic issue discussing issues from children (Read the article, “This is my Children’s Church.) and intergenerational relationships to quilting, journaling, faith and trees. The articles, are seeds of this church season to take root in our hearts. While reading the article “Audacious Faith”, I had to look up the word “audacious” which definition lead me to look up the word “intrepid,” after which I had to look up “trepid,” then “verve”. In the end I wanted audacious faith.
May is the month Gather magazine reserves for an intergenerational devotional instead of a multi-sessional Bible study. Our regularly scheduled women’s Gather study welcome women young and old and teenage to gather to share this devotional. We will read the personal stories of authors of various ages. Intergenerational relationships are explored from their varied points of view. The most fun part of our studies are our own varied thoughts and stories we share. We hope that young mothers among other ages will join us. The generations have much to learn from each other’s point of view—we need to hear other generations.
We will meet Wednesday afternoon, May 11th at 1:00. (Always the 2nd Wednesday of the month). For the first time in a while we will meet again in person at the church in the Bethlehem room. You don’t need a magazine to enjoy our time together.        
Lay Preaching Class
Both Online & In-Person Class

Who is invited?
People who love God and have a message to share about faith, God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
This course will give you tools & resources for your preaching tool belt.
In-Person Session:
In-person sessions at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 3430 N. Maple Grove Road, Boise, ID
Zoom Classes: The Zoom invitation will be given after you sign up
When: Monday evenings at 7:00 –8:00 pm MST, April 25, May 2, 9, 16
Cost: FREE
Sign up Deadline: April 23, 2022

Contact Info:
Pastor Connie Winter-Eulberg
970.222.8394
pastorconniewe@gmail.com
Free Meal Update

Next Free Meal is April 30, 2022.
The last free meal of corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes, and carrots was a big hit. The diners came in very sporadically but at the end of the day, we served 22 diners and sent 18 meals home. At the very end when we were taking the sign down and closing up, one last car full of people came by and took all the leftovers. So all the food went to good use. The next free meal will be on Saturday, April 30th from 12:00 – 1:30 PM. Those that want to help cook can show up at 10:00 AM and those who wish to serve and clean up can show up at 11:30 AM. Thanks to all who help with this endeavor. We couldn’t do this without your help.
WELCA presents Ladies Spring Luncheon
and Janet Worthington as Suffragette, Amelia Bloomer
May 7, 2022 @ 11:00 am
Tickets per person - $15.00 Purchase Tickets In-Between Services.

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

Come join us for a 1920s style luncheon and presentation of suffragette, Amelia Bloomer, portrayed by Janet Worthington to celebrate the 100year anniversary of the women’s right to vote: 1920’s foods, fashions, slang, inventions, Prohibition and Speakeasys, Jazz music, the introduction of counting calories and dieting, hobbies and entertainment.
We encourage any and all ladies to come dressed like a 1920s lady, housekeeper, suffragette, flapper, girl gangster, etc.   
Come eat, drink some giggle water and be merry and have your picture taken with a vintage automobile.
Luther Heights Events

Luther Heights is looking forward to celebrating 70 years of ministry (1952 - 2022) this year! They're hosting a Blue Jean Gathering both in Boise (Immanuel) and Pocatello (Good Shepherd) as well as a retreat and day celebration at camp this summer!
Blue Jean Gathering - May 1st at 2 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Boise.
Join us for worship, dessert and fellowship, new canteen items and a raffle. RSVP by scanning the QR code (with your smart phone camera app) or visiting 70th Celebrations at lutherheights.org.
Attention to our ONLINE Worship Attendees Near & Far: You are included and remembered at all of our in-person worship services. But, we are working on an even more tangible way to include YOU. Please send us a photo of you (shoulders and head). Different ways would be to: crop a photo you have on your phone or take a photo of a photo with your phone (or someone else's). Make sure it is as clear as possible. Send via email to Megan. We will keep you posted on our project.
Update and Refresh of our member board - It has been a while since we last updated our board of photos in the Narthex hall at church. We would like to include ALL OF OUR MEMBERS.  Please send us a photo of you (shoulders and head). Different ways would be to: crop a photo you have on your phone or take a photo of a photo with your phone (or someone else's). Make sure it is as clear as possible. Send via email to Megan.
Worship Assistant Schedule
Greeter, Usher, Assistant Minister, Lector, and Song Leader Schedule.

Thank you to those that volunteer for our Sunday Services. We appreciate all that you do, and are so grateful for your service.
You may download the new (April/May) Worship Assistant Schedule below.

We did our best to accommodate everyone's desired times. For future scheduling conflicts, please either switch with someone or find a replacement.

If you have a preference for a specific service (9am & 10:30am) please respond to this email with your preferences and we will schedule accordingly for the next volunteer schedule.
King of Glory Lutheran Church
3430 N. Maple Grove Rd., Boise, ID 83704
208-377-0220
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