Christ the King
Where God's Love Comes To Life
May 16th, 2020
New This Week at Christ the King
Note From our Council President
The council would like to recognize all of the hard work that is going on behind the scenes of each of our worship services and many other events that support Christ the King. Pastor Dara’s family members have taken on many roles in the production of online worship. Diane & Dean Doersch, Pastor’s mom and stepdad have been offering technical support and have been in charge of taking care of Miriam and the family dogs. As an invaluable teammate, Pastor Dara’s husband, Adam has been orchestrating the video and audio components. In fact, I witnessed (remotely) just a small part of this orchestration as we were preparing for the “State of the Christ the King” webinar. Recently, Adam also donated many hours of his time helping Christ the King in a project helping with data migration resulting in a savings of $4500 in labor costs! Please join the council to recognize our immense gratitude to Adam and Pastor Dara’s family for their service to our church!

Respectfully submitted,

Karrie Been
CtK Council President
A Heartfelt Thank You & Best Wishes in Retirement
We are sad to announce that Jane Wyngaard is retiring as our Housekeeper at the end of this week. Jane has worked at Christ the King as our Sunday School Director, Christian Education Director, Youth Minister and Housekeeper for well over 30 years! Dedication, hard work, smiles, creativity and pure joy exude from Jane as she labors for the Lord and when she comes to worship. There have been countless people who have benefited from your love of the Lord and the love you have shared in your various positions. We appreciate all that you have done to make CtK and this world a better place! We celebrate with you as you turn the page to a new chapter of life. We look forward to seeing you on Sundays and serving with you in this new way. Please join us in wishing Jane the best in her retirement. Thank you Jane!
A Big Thank You
To the whole team of people who safely social distanced while fixing and prepare the exterior siding to be painted in the near future. Over 2,400 screws and 20 hours of labor were shared to secure the siding. Job well done! We appreciate all of you for taking the time to maintain our church home. Thank you!
State of the Church

If you were unable to attend the State of the Church webinar on April 30th, we recorded it and have attached it below. During the State of the Church Webinar, Pastor Nate, Pastor Dara, and two council members gave updates on how things are going at Christ the King during our time apart. They offered some updates on our financial position, and what staff have been working on. They also gave some insight into our initial plans for re-entry and what it will look like in conjunction with the Badger Bounce Back plan, once it is activated.
Looking for Bloggers!
We'd like to invite YOU to be part of the CtK blog! We're curious to hear how you are seeing God's love coming to life from your homes. Are you seeing it through worship? Or maybe your kids did something that reminded you of God's love. Or maybe...your mail carrier or a grocery store worker or a nurse you know?

We like to have one blog post every week, that's usually 300-500 words in length. Pictures and videos are welcome too! If you'd be interested in submitting a blog post, please send an email to Maureen , who will get you on the schedule.

So are YOU seeing God's love coming to life?
Virtual Book Clubs:
Join Pastor Nate or Pastor Dara for a weekly online book club, started this past week of May 11th. There is still room for more! Please fill out the online registration form so we know which book study you would like to attend. The descriptions are below.

Book Clubs will be happening via Zoom, so in addition to your book, you'll want to make sure you have a device with a working camera and microphone.
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World 

Pastor Nate will be leading discussion on "The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World" by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Monday evenings at 6:00pm. Please see the links below to purchase this book:

Is that Poop on My Arm? Parenting While Christian

Pastor Dara will be leading discussion on "Is That Poop On My Arm?: Parenting While Christian" by Justin Lind-Ayres on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm.
Please see the links below to purchase this book:

Mowers Needed!
We are in need of 3-5 more people who would be willing to help with the lawn mowing at church. There are two riding lawn mowers so we will have teams of two. Mowers must be 18 years or older or must have a valid driver's license and an adult present to operate if the rider is under 18. Teams are scheduled on a rotating basis. So, if we have enough teams, you may only have to mow a few times during the summer. If you have questions or would like to sign up, contact Shirley. Space is also available to sign up as a sub.

Many members have been asking about how they can continue to give their offerings. There are many opportunities to give. First, you can either mail in your offering as we have staff picking up the mail. Secondly, see the link below for additional ways to give electronically. This link will take you to our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at 788-6492 as messages are being checked as often as we can. Thank you for your continued stewardship.
In Case You Missed It...
Miss Weekly Worship Services or Sunday School?

Did you miss a service and want to get caught up? The rec ordings can be found under Virtual Church on our website. Please see the link below:

CtK Saturday Morning Coffee

Looking for a chance to connect and virtually socialize with your friends from CtK? “Zoom in” and join friends Saturday mornings starting May 2nd at 10:00am for your favorite cup of coffee with hostess, Heather for a little music, chatting, and virtual hugs. Please click the link below a little before 10:00am on Saturday to join in on the fun. If it asks you for a password, please use the following code to enter: 3w7hxz
Online Sunday Coffee Hour

Is anyone else craving fellowship? Well, we have created a virtual fellowship time called Online Coffee Hour. Come join us from your home with your coffee and cookie immediately following Sunday service. The link will be shared that day in the comments of the FB post. If we can't be at church, we can bring the church to you!
During these times of Covid-19 and physical distancing, the Christ the King “Knit-Wits” are still making and praying over prayer shawls and finding solace as they are knitting. The need for the shawls continues in our community at large. If you are a knitter and wish to share with others during this time, we have yarn and simple patterns available for you to participate. They can deliver the items to you. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Meitzen either by email or by calling 920-450-9252.
Christ in Our Home Devotionals

We have put out the current Christ in Our Home devotionals. They can be found in front of church next to the mailbox in the Rubbermaid tote. Please make sure the cover is replaced securely back on the tote once you've taken your devotional. Also, please note that in the tote are First Communion booklets. Those are for the First Communion students & their parents.