December 22. 2021
Your Weekly KOG News & Updates
Merry Christmas King of Glory!

Merry Christmas to you and God bless you all and your families with peace and joy for the year to come. Glory to the newborn king! Christ in Bethlehem was born – let us rejoice and give thanks to God.
Updated Usher & Greeter Schedule
Huge thank you to all that volunteered to help Usher & Greet. We have had to make several changes to the schedule due to opt outs etc. Below you can download the most recent schedule, as well as the updated Usher tasks.

Thank you all!
The King of Glory Church Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, December 7. Here are December meeting highlights:
Financial Report
Income received as of November 30, 2021:                                $415,274
Income budgeted:                                                                      $397,708
Income Received without the two Paycheck Protection Program Loans: $335,046
The church received two Paycheck Protection Program loans in 2021 for $80,228 added to the total income received. These loans were part of the Rescue Act passed by Congress to assist businesses and non-profit organizations with revenue shortfalls during the pandemic. These two loans have been forgiven and do not need to be repaid.
Total Expenditures as of November 30, 2021:                              $390,437
Budgeted Expenditures:                                                              $415,460
The expenditures do not include the capital improvement projects which are being funded by the loan from the Mission Investment Fund of the ELCA.
Thank you to all who have returned pledge commitments and new Time and Talent information. Your return of your pledge commitments has assisted the Council in preparing the 2022 budget. Pledge cards and Time and Talent forms are available in the church.
Update on Capital Improvement Projects
The three outdoor capital improvement projects have been completed! We are very relieved that the roof update and repair, and the painting of the cross tower were completed before the fall rains came to the Treasure Valley. Very timely as the fall rainy weather began just as the roofing contractor removed his equipment.
         The audio and sound project is in progress. Neurilink and King of Glory representatives have been meeting to go over project details. It is expected that the actual installation will begin the end of February once ordered equipment has been shipped, and “pre” details like upgrading power and running cables have been done in the sanctuary. Matt Lee has assumed the responsibilities of Project Manager, representing King of Glory’s interests and needs in this project. We appreciate the assistance of Wes Lewis and Katie Vaage.
Christmas at King of Glory
In-person Christmas Eve services, are scheduled for Friday, December 24 at 5 and 7 PM. The on-line virtual service will premiere at 4 PM. All attending will be asked to mask and be vaccinated. Sunday, December 26 will have one in-person worship service at 10 AM.
The Council had a lengthy discussion on King of Glory’s pandemic protocol. Wanting to ensure a safe environment for all, and providing reasonable options for those who are not comfortable gathering in person, Council voted to continue requiring masks and vaccinations for all who attend worship. A constant in all pandemic protocol decisions continues to be the community case load in the area, and the spread of known and new variants. The acknowledgement of the safety and effectiveness of vaccinations and wearing masks and the practice of safe distancing continues to be important. What a special gift to be able to sing a hymn during the Advent worship services! Hymn singing will continue through the Christmas season.
2022 Annual Meeting - Sunday, January 30, 2022
The 2022 King of Glory Annual meeting has been scheduled for Sunday, January 30 at 10:30 AM. There will be one service that Sunday at 9AM, followed by the Annual Meeting which will be virtual, in-person in the sanctuary or on-line via Zoom.
         Congregational information sessions to discuss the proposed budget will be held on January 16 and 23 between the worship services. This will be a chance to better understand the proposed 2022 budget.
KOG Annual Report 2021

REMINDER: Committees need to send their annual reports to the office by January 10 at the latest.

Once the Annual Report is finalized, we will send every member a downloadable PDF version. If you wish to have a printed copy, we will have some available.
Staff Christmas Remembrances

It’s traditional for King of Glory members to remember the church staff at Christmas in many special and meaningful ways, besides chocolate. We will set up a special fund for your donations through a Vanco designated fund or checks. Please designate Staff Christmas Gift on your check. Thank you!
Address Change for Gordon Swenson
Gordon Swenson has moved to Morningstar Memory Care at Englefield Green.
His new address is:
350 South Allumbaugh Way, Suite 104
Boise, Idaho 83709
cell phone (no change): 208-412-5474
Gordon is happy to see King of Glory friends at his new home, but asks that you call ahead so he's ready for company! Visitors are welcome between 9 am and 5 pm every day. Please note that Morningstar requires a negative rapid COVID test (they provide) for every visitor at entry.
Nominations Open!

The 2022 Nominating Committee is beginning their work. Elected at the 2021 Annual Meeting were Dan Johnson, Mark Drew, Nicki Tompkins and Roxanne Jensen. They will be seeking candidates for Council terms (3 year terms) two full 3 year-terms on the Columbarium Board of Directors and nominations for the Nominating Committee Thank you for your interest if asked!
Lewis’ Honorarium

Since March of 2020 Wes and Dawn Lewis have provided a faithful ministry among us producing weekly virtual worship services. They put in thousands of hours into this unique ministry, and used their technical expertise to produce worship services for the whole world to participate in while we were distanced from each other and our sanctuary. We would like to thank them for this ministry and have set up an honorarium in their honor. You may donate on-line in a Vanco designated fund, or by check or cash. Please designate your gift for the Lewis Honorarium. We will present this gift at our January Annual Meeting. And yes, they are continuing their ministry among us until we are able to “live stream” from our sanctuary.
Baptism on 12/19/2021
Advent and Christmas at King of Glory

You are invited to take quiet time during this Advent season by attending Wednesday in-person worship services at 7 PM in the sanctuary or a virtual dulcimer evening prayer service led by Steve Eulberg and Erin May Lewis, also offered on Wednesdays at 7 PM. The link for the service and the link to down-load the bulletin will be available on King of Glory’s website.

Christmas Eve services will be held at King of Glory at both 5PM & 7PM. If you are unable to attend in person, we have our online worship available at 4:00PM. To view the online service, click the link below at 4:00PM and it will be able to be viewed at that time.

We are excited that a special gift at the services will be “singing”! With the ending of crisis standards of care at area hospitals, a lower community transmission rate, and the ability of children to be vaccinated it will be special to celebrate with song! We are thankful that our music staff and choir members shared the gift of music with us as we listened to the words.
We will still require all to be masked while singing.
Prayer Requests

Prayers for God’s Healing:
Jim Cambron
Tim Pfankuch, Son of Paul & Bonita Pfankuch.
Louise Moore
Marge Holmquist
Tom & Sharyn Christensen
David Fredrich, nephew of Mark Drew

Prayers for the Severson Family.
Prayers for Justin Boinde and Family.

Prayers for the Nominating Committee as they put together the Candidates for various elected offices in the Congregation.
Prayers for Unspoken Needs and requests, those whose hurts are too deep to be spoken.

Prayers for all Healthcare Workers, Military, and the family that
surrounds them.
Here is the schedule for Lutheran Churches for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Treasure Valley Lutheran Churches -
Christmas Eve Services and Christmas Day worship
Hope Lutheran, Eagle
  3pm and 5 pm parking lot services
  10 pm in person - masked
  On-line worship 
Trinity, Nampa
4 pm and 10 pm in person – masked
Shepherd of the Valley
5 pm, 7 pm, 9 pm and 11 pm. All in person and masked
  On-Line worship also
4:30, 7:30 and 10 pm in person and masked
    Christmas Day worship Recorded Lessons and Carols
King of Glory
5 pm and 7pm Vaccinated and Masked. In person
   On-line recorded worship found at:
King of Glory Lutheran Church
3430 N. Maple Grove Rd., Boise, ID 83704
Facebook: Ministries at King of Glory Lutheran –