Justice in a Culture of Gun Violence

The ELCA has a "60 day journey toward Justice in a Culture of Gun Violence"  Here is the link: https://elca.org/60days
At this link on the ELCA website you will find a litany, prayers, and the historical documents from decades of the ELCA speaking out against gun violence. 
This is a good resource.  

Pastor Connie
"Why Not Wednesday" 
We are planning 3 informal KOG gatherings this summer. Can you check your schedule and see if you would be able to attend and contribute a piece during one of them?
The dates for "Why Not Wednesday" are June 15, July 20th or August 17 5:45 - 8 pm. People are invited to bring a picnic and part of the meal may be provided. 
What piece can YOU help with?
· Would you like to choose a song or two to cue up on a phone to sing with?  OR
· Do team building (or game) activity (all ages) OR
· Write or draw prayers & intentions in an interactive way?
· Assist with setup or cleanup?

This is a new thing that we can make into whatever we want, so don't think it HAS to be any certain way. I want to know what works for families with young kids.
Thanks- Katie Vaage
“MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE!!!” From age 1 to 101 - ALL are invited to join us in supporting our Worship with your voices. During the summer months, if you would like to try out singing in the choir – join us at 9am to sing thru the hymns and special music for the service – NO Wednesday night rehearsals, NO pressure, NO commitment, just LOTS of fun…AND you get to sit on the cushioned chairs!! For questions, ask Laurann.
Book Club

Come join us!
Book Club 9:30 AM at KOG Library.
June 4, 2022
Book Title: Death Comes for the Archbishop
Author: Willa Cather
Leader: Marlene Jensen
Book Overview
Willa Cather's best known novel is an epic--almost mythic--story of a single human life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert. In 1851 Father Jean Marie Latour comes to serve as the Apostolic Vicar to New Mexico. What he finds is a vast territory of red hills and tortuous arroyos, American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. In the almost forty years that follow, Latour spreads his faith in the only way he knows--gently, all the while contending with an unforgiving landscape, derelict and sometimes openly rebellious priests, and his own loneliness. Out of these events, Cather gives us an indelible vision of life unfolding in a place where time itself seems suspended.

July 9, 2022- Next Months Book Read: Caste
Written by: Isabel Wilkerson
Lead by: Bob Firman
King of Glory Community Garden Update
May 2022
Peas, please!
Well, as usual, our little plots are bursting with new pea plants! There may be one or two out there that are growing beans, but peas seem to be the stars of the show.
The sprinklers are on now, so things are really starting to take off.
New, deluxe pathways
When I had asked about using weed block in the pathways of our garden, the curator of a nearby community garden had told me that any weeds in the pathways tend to just get trampled, so are not generally a problem. So last year I did not lay down any weed block in the pathways. I dreaded dragging the heavy stuff out of the shed. I still laugh when I think about how naïve I was! It wasn’t the weeds I should have been worried about. It was the fact that to many of our gardeners, any tiny speck of bare ground is fair game for cultivation. As the year progressed, I chuckled as I watched the pathways shrink, day by day, as they were filled with tiny, hopeful pea plants and m’chicha. By fall, the pathways were just tiny little deer trails through the wilderness.
This year you may notice that our pathways are now covered in carpeting, thanks to my next door neighbor replacing all the carpeting in his house. The installer thoughtfully cut it into 3 ft strips for me, rolled it up and even delivered it to my garage! This is a well-known garden “hack”, as carpet, even in the toughest conditions, will last years and years. I anticipate being able to get a wheel barrow down the pathways all summer!
As always, Blessed Gardening!
Birthday Coffee Hour
KOG member Duane Kraft will turn 90 years young on June 1st! Please help us celebrate his milestone birthday at the post-worship coffee hour on June 5th. There will be cake, stories, and revelry! Cards are welcome, but NO gifts please. -Todd & Lisa Kraft

OWLS Meeting
The Owls will meet on Tuesday, June 21st at 11:30 am at Casa Mexico, 10332 W Fairview Ave, Boise. It is in the shopping center on the Northeast corner of Fairview and Five Mile Rd. See everybody there. 
Monthly Events Recap
Easter Egg Hunt & Crafts
The Lord is Risen! And so did the sugar levels of kids under 12 years old. The rain was welcome, but proved for a soggy lawn, so the egg hunt was moved indoors to the sanctuary. An arts and crafts table provided some distraction while the goodies were hidden. Nearly 20 kiddos searched for and found coloring books, candy, bubbles and more nestled in the pews. After no Easter egg hunts at King of Glory for 2 years, this was the first ever for some of them!
Bingo Fundraiser
Bingo was held on Sunday, April 24th after second service. Folks were seated and served sloppy joes, chips, watermelon and drinks. The costs were covered by a 
$ 250 Thrivent grant. All ticket sales and donations totalling $ 1,100 are being donated to Luther Heights Bible Camp and earmarked for transportation costs to get youth to the Sawtooth Mountains.  
Thanks to the Fornanders for the use of their vintage Bingo set and new technology attached to the TV monitor, the calling was efficient and enable many games to be played. Lucky winners chose mystery gift bags which included candles, kitchen towels, seasonal signage, Christmas decor, mini Bluetooth speakers and more.
We were very glad to be able to gather again in the Fellowship Hall for food and fun!
2022 Graduates
Honorine (Aurelie) Beyam graduates from Ridgeview High School on May 24th, 2022. Aurelie's plan after high school is to attend CWI to get her certificate on social work and then may transfer at a later time.  
Brooke Cendejas is graduating from Renaissance High School on Saturday, June 4th. She also graduates with college credits and completion of the International Baccalaureate Career Program through a 2-year program at Renaissance with an emphasis on the culinary arts. Within this program, she received Certified Fundamentals Cook certification from the American Culinary Federation. She has been accepted to the U of I Honors Program and is planning on attending the University of Idaho in the fall. She will be majoring in Studio Art & Design with an emphasis in Graphic Design
Aiden Burlingame-Lee is graduating from Rocky Mountain High School. He will be staying in the area and attending Boise State University this Fall. He intends to pursue a degree in Kinesiology. His goal is to be a strength and conditioning coach with a college athletic team. 
Claire Vaage
The Top Ten Scholar Award is the highest academic honor granted to a Boise State undergraduate student. These ten outstanding graduates received nominations from the dean of their college and a committee of accomplished university faculty, led by the Boise State Honors College, recognize the honorees for their exceptional academic success. Claire graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies with a minor in Biology. She will attend the University of Washington in Seattle to pursue a Masters and Doctorate at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Claire hopes to make a positive impact on the salmon population in the Northwest.
King of Glory needs you!
We are grateful for the faithful who assisted in our in-person worship services this past year.
Greeters at the doors;
*Ushers at the sanctuary entrance;
*Altar Guild supplying the communion kits;
*Song Leaders leading us in song;
*Coffee hour hosts.
Now as we begin our summer worship schedule of one service at 9:30,
Do you have an hour a week to “spare”?
Do you have an hour a week to “share”?
Greeters - Ushers - Altar Guild -
Summer Song Leaders -
Coffee Hour Hosts
We Are Inviting
Families & Couples & Singles
To Share An Hour!
Contact Megan Rizk to be added to the Summer Schedule.
Sharing an hour will be a blessing for the King of Glory Community!
Thank you for saying YES!

Interfaith Equality Coalition is planning a fun event on Thursday, June 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.--INTERFAITH PALOOZA! 
King of Glory is a member of the coalition, and our congregation is invited to the party.
The musical entertainment will come from different congregations. The music will be unplugged--no amplification. 
If you have any questions, email or call Debbie Mallis (IEC coordinator) at 208-823-2740 (home) or 208-871-8085 (cell) or debbiemallis@gmail.com.
Celebration Ringers 2022 Tour Press Release Boise, Idaho
King of Glory Lutheran Church at 3430 N Maple Grove Rd. will host a free handbell concert by the Celebration Ringers from Colorado Springs, CO at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 2. This high school group is one of five handbell choirs at First Lutheran Church. Over the last twenty years they have toured every June presenting concerts in cities throughout 15 states. Their concert features a variety of handbell music from traditional hymn tunes to a South Australian sea shanty. In addition to the high school ringers, five alumni Celebration Ringers join the tour this year.
Violinist, Elisa Wicks, will be a featured artist on the program. Elisa is the artistic director of Parish House Baroque, Colorado Springs' early music ensemble, and plays principal second in the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her sons, Daniel and Paul, are members of the Celebration Ringers.
Due to the pandemic, the group has not been able to travel for two years. On the road again they will play concerts in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Utah, and Colorado. Their director, Joan Kuehn, has been on staff at First Lutheran since 1988. This will be her last tour with the Celebration Ringers. The concert is free and open to the public.

Contact Information
Joan Kuehn
719 661-4116
Council News
For the past two years, “pandemic protocol behavior,” has been on every Council agenda! And for the past two years there was intense discussion of “safe” pandemic protocol for everyone in the King of Glory community of faith. Ada County case rates and the critical standards of care were a guideline for the behavior of requiring masks and vaccinations. Ada County is now experiencing a “Low” Community level of Covid cases and hospitalizations related to Covid. 
At the April council meeting loosening our behavior policies requiring masks and vaccinations was discussed. We surveyed you, the congregation, with an electronic/paper survey to assist in making our decision. The results of the survey:
           13 requested masks continue to be required at worship and in-person events.
63 requested that masks be welcome but not required for worship and in-person events; masks should be worn based on personal preference or health requirements.
16 favored mask mandates at one of our worship services.
60 did not favor mask mandates at one of our worship services.
By unanimous vote at the May council meeting, masks will be welcome, or optional, and vaccinations will be encouraged but not required to attend worship services and in-person functions at King of Glory. On-line services will continue to be available for those unable to attend in-person. If you have a cough or cold, or flu or Covid symptoms, thank you for staying home until you are well. IF the Community Level rises, mask requirements may again be reinstated.
This new pandemic protocol began May 29, with the start of the summer worship schedule.
If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Mary Rickerd, Council President. Thank you for your willingness to “love” each other with these protocols of protected behavior in the past two years. We continue to embrace those concerns for each other by honoring our behaviors to be safe.
Address Updates:

Address for Tom and Sharyn Christensen:
Harbour Pointe Senior Living
10200 Harbour Pl Room 315
Mukilteo WA 98275

Address for Marge Holmquist
Good Samaritan Village
508 W Trilbury Road Room 212
Fort Collins CO 80525
LHBC Women's Retreat

Ladies are you ready for a weekend of relaxation in the Sawtooth Mountains at Luther Heights Bible Camp? King of Glory will be hosting this year’s Women’s Retreat at camp in July. The dates are July 15-17, 2022.
The Theme is from Matthew 18:20 ‘Where 2 or more are gathered in my name—‘. Mary Morrow, Synod Director for Evangelical Mission, is our speaker. On the same weekend, there is a Women’s Hike & Pray that you can also register for. Registration for both events is done through Luther Heights. The cost is $115. WELCA is supplying scholarships to the retreat. Come join in a weekend of Bible Study, relaxation, yoga, hiking, and praying. Great fellowship with other women from throughout our Synod! If you have questions, please call Nicki Tompkins (208-870-2819) or email her at catsnbooks40@gmailcom. More information coming in June!!
KOG Prayer Requests

Prayers for God’s Healing:
Siefkes Family
Tim Pfankuch, Son of Paul & Bonita Pfankuch.
Louise Moore
Bob Applequist
Sharon Grove
*Sharon is recovering from knee surgery and is currently in a rehabilitation center. If you would like to send her a card for comfort, or give her a call, please use the information below.
2320 E White Hawk Street
Meridian ID 83646

Alice Nelson
Jim Rickerd
Prayers for Comfort:
Gregory Family
Prayers for Kristin Quigley
Prayers for the loss and devastation experienced in Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
Prayers for those in the cycle of domestic violence.
Prayers for Unspoken Needs and requests, those whose hurts are too deep to be spoken.
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:

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