King s Herald. As the Body of Christ, we are called and sent to love and serve the world.

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2 The Creative Process Senior Pastor Rev. Caroline Satre Cell: (847) Pastor Rev. Brad Davick Cell: (847) Pastor Emeritus Rev. Loren Van Oort Music Ministries Hillary Doerries Ministry Coordinator Marie Blunt Business Manager Debbie Radecki Mission Coordinator Jill Harms Faith Formation Coordinator Faith Jordan Communications Coordinator Lisa Kochanowski Custodian Jean Schlemmer Choir Accompanist Bev Butler Sacred Music Intern Erin Wendt The King s Herald is a monthly newsletter of Christ the King Lutheran Church. It can also be found under the News tab on our website I had one class in college that compared art and literature. Then I went off to Europe for a semester and got to see paintings and portraits and architecture with my own eyes. I ve been in love with art ever since. I spend time in art museums like others spend time at the beach: when I go, I go for the day. I can t tell you exactly how long I studied Michelangelo s David or Fra Angelico s Annunciation or an obscure piece of Egyptian sculpture called The Scribe. I only know these pieces were more stunning in person than I had ever imagined. One piece I wish I d lingered over but hurried past on my way to see David is the unfinished statue to the right. Not only does it give me a glimpse into Michelangelo s creative process (how could anyone carve such a life-like torso out of a massive stone block?), but it also strikes me as an artistic rendering of the Christian life. Even the eldest among us is more like the not-yet-complete Atlas than the highly polished David; as Christian people, we are all unfinished masterpieces. Although there are certainly times when I wish this weren t the case (just chip away the rough stuff, would you, God?), there is another part of me that finds the whole life-long process a thing of beauty. There is something very human and also very holy about never being entirely set in stone, but in continually learning and growing and taking shape. There is something very human and also very holy about sharing in God s creative process. O Gracious One, It is an awesome power you ve shared; and I honor your power not only in pianist, poet and painter, but in those whose encouragement ignites my heart, whose laughter lights up a room, whose touch fills a void, whose integrity inspires my will, whose commitment builds a church, whose compassion builds a community, whose demands stretch my soul, and whose love makes my day; and I honor your power in those artists of kitchen and office and shop, of courtroom and classroom and sickroom; in those crazy people who somehow know the world is always unfinished, and who happily risk pushing and shoving and tugging and pounding and making love to it until it and all of us Pictured is Atlas Slave by Michelangelo in the Accademia in Florence, Italy. come out in more glorious shape. As a new year begins and the final 50 th anniversary event approaches (January 20), discernment for a community ministry project continues, and Lenten small groups are just around the bend, may God continue to shape you and may we continue to shape each other and our surrounding community into a yet more glorious form. From one piece of work to another, Pastor Caroline Page 2

3 A Page In My Journey Ryan Peteraf For years I have wanted to be baptized, but I was never sure what community I wanted to be a part of. I was raised in a primarily Catholic family, and worked in a Catholic Church for the past few years. It seemed natural for me to someday go through RCIA and get baptized in the Catholic Church, but it just never worked out. When I came to Notre Dame, I started to study other denominations in depth. This was when I really started to understand the Lutheran faith. Once I delved into Lutheran theology, I knew it was the right church for me. Then, I asked Hillary Doerries if she could introduce me to the Pastor. I finally met Pastor Caroline, and was baptized soon after. I will never forget the moment I was baptized; it was truly special. I am so happy to be a part of the Lutheran Church, and to finally be baptized in the faith. A Page In My Journey is a new monthly column written by a member of the congregation. If you are interested, submit your story to Page 3

4 God s work. Our hands. Mission Activity Calendar Friday, January 4 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY SHARE FELLOWSHIP WHILE KNITTING AND CROCHETING Join this group to make prayer shawls and hats for Madison School, Memorial Hospital Neonatal Unit, and Women s Care Center or bring your own personal work. Don t know how to knit or crochet, but want to learn? They will even give tutorials. If you can t make it on Fridays but would like to contribute to the effort, please feel free to bring completed prayer shawls and hats to the church. Tuesday, January 8 7:00 p.m. SOCIAL MINISTRY COMMITTEE This fun & lively committee organizes & coordinates the many monthly mission activities at CtK. This month s focus will be on the activities for Friday, January 11 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. CARD MINISTRY Come join Card Ministry on the second Friday of each month at 10:00 am. They have a wonderful time of fellowship as they create beautiful cards stitched on cardstock made for those in our congregation who are hurting. The cards are punched, stitched and assembled. Maybe the time slot does not work well for you. We have some who do this on their own time. If you would like to do this, please call Freda Scheibelhut at (574) Saturday, January 26 Sunday, January 27 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. CENTER FOR HOMELESS SERVING OUR COMMUNITY Sign up on the narthex kiosk to serve dinner, cafeteria style, to residents at the Center for the Homeless. CtK members visit the Center on the fourth Saturday and Sunday of each month. This is a great service opportunity for a family to do together. Simply go to the Center for Homeless at 813 South Michigan Street and check in at the front desk. Sunday, January 27 SOCIAL MINISTRY THANK YOU BREAKFAST The Social Ministry Committee is thanking the congregation for all you do, so please come to church hungry on Sunday, January 27. Thanks to your generosity, Social Ministry helped over 30 local and international organizations in Please join the committee for breakfast in 502/504 between the services to celebrate the gifts CtK was able to provide. Tuesday, January 29 6:00 p.m. 7:15 p.m. DISMAS HOUSE PREPARING DINNER & FELLOWSHIP This mission involves making dinner for residents at Dismas House who are working towards independent living after jail or prison. CtK members sign-up to prepare and take a meal and eat in fellowship with the residents. The meal is self-serve/buffet style & the residents do the clean up. Sign up on the narthex kiosk and/or contact Bill Montgomery for more details. Dismas House is located at 521 S. St. Joseph Street in South Bend. Page 4

5 Spotlight On Missions Sunbeam Home for Boys in Jamaica. Social Ministry thanks CtK members for their continued support on January 27. The Social Ministry Committee meets the first Tuesday of the month to decide what missions CtK will support and to creatively come up with ways to reach the goals. Recently, the committee was working on the 2019 budget and reveled in the number of organizations CtK touched in 2018, with a budget of just $1,300. This number, however, doesn t tell the true narrative of how we as a body of Christ are loving and serving the world. That story begins with you and your generosity! Because you share your talents and time, contribute through your charitable giving, provide supplies and offer prayer, CtK can do so much in our community and the world. Thank you for your continued support of our church s mission! The following organizations were touched by CtK in 2018 by receiving either funds, supplies and/or time from our members: A Backpack & Beyond AWS Group Homes B.A.B.E. Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County Broadway Christian Parish Center for the Homeless Clay Food Pantry CROP Walk Dismas House Foodbank of Northern Indiana Golden Living Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County Hannah & Friends Healthwin Specialized Care Humane Society of St. Joseph County Lutheran Volunteer Corp Luvability Ministries Madison Food Packs Madison STEAM Academy Malawi Matters Mosaic in Northern Indiana Muessel Center School Oaklawn, The Children s Campus Phebe Community Lutheran School in Liberia Portage Manor REAL Services St. Margaret s House Sunbeam Home for Boys Women s Care Center As a way to say thank you for your support of all the CtK missions, in conjunction with the Stephen Ministers, Prayer Shawl, Card & Braille Ministries, the Social Ministry Committee is hosting a breakfast on Sunday, January 27. Between church services, please join the committee in 502/504 for a hot breakfast and joyful conversation. Page 5

6 Youth Ministry Winter Youth Event - Tubing at St. Patrick s Park All 6th through 12th graders are invited to join us for some fun in the great outdoors! We have the tubing hill at St. Patrick's County Park reserved for our group from 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 26. Meet here at church at 7:30 p.m. and we will carpool there. Friends are welcome to join us too! Here's what you will need: A $5.00 per person entrance fee, a St. Joseph County Parks Waiver form filled out by a parent, a CtK health/liability form filled out by a parent (if we don't have one on file yet), and warm winter gear. Please sign-up on the Youth bulletin board, text/call , or contact Faith Jordan at Necessary forms will be on the youth bulletin board. Don't miss out on this awesome night in the snow! Come and join us! Sunday Night Live! for January Sunday School in session. Sunday School News Sunday school resumes for all children and youth on January 6 at 10:30 a.m. Offering: Children ages 2 through 5th grade will continue to collect offering each week for the ELCA Good Gifts "God's Global Barnyard" program. We have already purchased 4 flocks of chicks (10 in each), 2 pigs and 4 goats, and look forward to adding more to help families in need around the world. Youth in 6th-12th grades are collecting offering to support programs for the prevention of teen suicide. This cause was specifically chosen by our youth and we are proud of their efforts to make a difference for teens in need. Middle school Sunday School class: Our Youth Sunday school class will be dividing in two starting January 6, with the high school youth meeting in the Youth Room and the Middle School youth (6th-8th grades) meeting in room 303. Though we've loved being together, we also look forward to some good small group discussions and activities relating to each age group. All youth are still welcome to hang out in the Youth Room before and after class. Our SNL nights for Confirmation and High school youth continue in January, with a timing change for one of our dates. We will be meeting early on January 13 to work on a Service Project together. The Jamaica and Rummage Sale team needs our help sorting clothing in Van Oort hall from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Help with the sort, then stay for our SNL dinner together at 5:00 p.m. No class after dinner on that date. On January 27 our usual SNL schedule resumes from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Page 6

7 Community Events & Notices Welcome New Members Jonathan Hehn, OSL was welcomed as a new member at CtK December 30 at the 11:15 a.m. service. He moved to our area from Tampa, FL in He enjoys woodworking and researching liturgy. He is currently a staff member at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart/ND Campus Ministry Make your New Year's Resolution promise to join a group at CtK in 2019! Consider the Christ the King Lunch Bunch, a group that meets the first Tuesday of each month at Copper Creek Buffet. Sign-up in the narthex today! Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser BRRRR, it's frreeezing outside! How about some hot chili to warm you up a bit? You are invited to a special event to help raise funds for The Ripple Effect choir's performance at Carnegie Hall. On January 26, chili enthusiasts in the area will be bringing pots of their special homespun recipes to St. Peter's United Church of Christ to be judged by the public. At the end of the evening, the Top Chili Dog will be awarded a prize! The $10 suggested donation at the door includes limitless chili, cornbread, beverage, dessert, dinner music (provided by The Ripple Effect with special guest Art Gorman!), and the opportunity to participate in a silent auction. All proceeds will go to The Ripple Effect choir general operations, including our Carnegie Hall performance and 4th annual tour in Dec. '19. St. Peter's United Church of Christ is located at 915 N Ironwood Dr, South Bend, and the doors open 4:30-7:30. For more info, please contact Sherry K at or (preferred). Page 7

8 Sights & Sounds 2018 The Alleluia Ringers The CtK Children s Choir Members of the CtK Youth Ensemble Page 8

9 Diane Huwaldt Perspective Ask God What His Plans Are For Us On November 12, 2018, a dear friend of mine attended a Bible study at her church for the first time. The group was discussing a book they had read. It was especially enjoyable, because everyone was a willing contributor during the discussion. They talked about heaven and the fact that none of us have answers to all our questions. However, each of us has come to know God, and He is all things good. How very blessed we are to have Him in our lives. After leaving the education building on the large grounds, she needed to ask directions to locate the entrance to the church. While she attended this church regularly, she had never entered the door she had been directed to, and there were many doors. Once seated, she moved over to make room for others to sit, so they wouldn t have to step over her to find a seat. A woman came in and sat next to her; they were alone for a short time before the service began. My friend couldn t help but notice that the woman smelled badly. The woman told my friend that she had never been to that church before and that she was homeless. My friend was immediately moved by the woman, and she answered many questions the woman asked. The woman wanted to know how to contact the pastor. She had no phone and no , but her granddaughter had a phone. So, my friend helped her fill out the notepad in the pew, and she checked the box to have the pastor contact her. My friend always takes notes during the service including Bible verses, hymn titles, words from the pastor, anything she wants to save and reflect upon at a later time. She explained to the woman that she picks one verse to read daily and to think about the words and what they mean. The woman asked if she would copy her notes so she could have something to take away with her after the church service was over. My friend could not have been happier to do that. The woman could not see very well, so my friend held the hymnal for both of them to share, and the woman was able to read it much better. The woman sang beautifully and she knew all the responses the people spoke. I asked my friend why she thought she had that experience. She felt there were two reasons. First, whatever concerns we may have, keep our eyes on God. She attended a Bible study for the first time at that church, where she had the opportunity to learn more about God which is always a blessing. That caused her to be late to church, because she needed to ask directions, and she was directed to a side entrance which she had never used before. And, she ended up sitting in an area she had never sat in before. She said to me, Everything that happened to me that morning was out of my normal routine; it was off balance; it was out of kilter. Secondly, God helps us put things into perspective. And, He puts opportunities to serve Him in our paths. She was able to show the woman how to contact the pastor, copy her notes so the woman had something to take away from the service, and hold the hymnal so the woman could see the words and sing them in her beautiful voice. In my opinion, both women were equally blessed by each other. As I think about our own days when things are not going as we had originally planned, maybe they are off balance, out of kilter, fruit basket upset days. Maybe that is where God can most easily find us to do work for Him and to fulfill opportunities He has---opportunities just waiting to be seized by one of us. Ask Him what His plans are for our days. Be hopeful and expectant and see what and who God sends our way. In and Through Him, Diane Huwaldt Page 9

10 CtK Business Updates NOTICE OF CONGREGATIONAL MEETING WHEN: Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 12:45 p.m. WHERE: Sanctuary PURPOSE: 1. Annual Report 2. Approval of the 2019 Budget 3. Approval of the Trust Fund Policy Change 4. Elections for Council Anyone who is confirmed (including newly confirmed youth), has communed, and has made a contribution of record to this congregation is eligible to vote. Listening Post: Council members will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding the Annual Report on Sunday, January 27, A potluck will follow the January 27th meeting. Please sign-up at the narthex kiosk. Page 10

11 January 2019 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 30 8:15, 9:30 & 11:15 Worship 31 New Years Eve Office Closed NO Worship NO Alleluia Ringers 1 New Years Day Office Closed 2 3 5:30 Finance 7 Xalt! Rehearsal 4 10 Prayer Shawl 5 8 AA Meeting 6 Epiphany 8:15, 9:30 & 11:15 Worship 9:30 Adult Study 10:30 Sunday School 10:30 Youth Crew 7 6:15 Fit & Faithful 6:30 Worship 6:30 Trust Fund 7 Alleluia Ringers 8 12 Stephen Ministry Network 2:30 Braille 6 CMG Off Site 6:30 Boy Scouts 6:30 Venture Crew 7 Property Meeting 7 Stephen Ministry Supervision 7 Worship Committee 9 10 Adult Study 10 Women s Journey 11:30 Mid day Prayer 12 Staff Meeting 3:30 Women on Wed 6:15 Children's Choir 7 Sanctuary Choir 10 9:30 Finance 2 Executive Com 5:30 Basketball at Madison 7 Xalt! Rehearsal Card Ministry 12 8 AA Meeting 9 Michiana Calligraphy Guild 13 8:15, 9:30 & 11:15 Worship 9:30 Adult Study 10:30 Sunday School 10:30 Youth Crew 2 Rummage Sale Sort Sunday Night Live dinner Men s Lunch 6 Mosiac Advocacy 6:15 Fit & Faithful 6:30 Worship 7 Alleluia Ringers 7 Evangelical Outreach Quality Choice/ Tom Walsh 2:30 Braille 6:30 Boy Scouts 6:30 Venture Crew 7 Council Meeting Adult Study 10 Women s Journey 11:30 Mid day Prayer 3:30 Women on Wed 6:15 Children's Choir 7 Sanctuary Choir 17 8 Men s Study 5:30 Basketball at Madison 7 Xalt! Rehearsal 7 PHJC & Assoc. 7 Quality Choice/ Tom Walsh 18 KH Articles Due 19 8 AA Meeting 6 Scandinavia Trip Dinner & movie 7:30 Youth Crew Outdoor Winter Fun 20 Guest Preacher Bishop Bill Gafkjen 8:15, 9:30 & 11:15 Worship 9:30 Adult Study 10:30 Sunday School 10:30 Youth Crew 10:30 Reception 21 Martin Luther King Jr. 6 Alleluia Quartet 6:15 Fit & Faithful 6:30 Worship 7 Alleluia Ringers 22 2:30 Braille 6 CMG Off -Site 6:30 Boy Scouts 6:30 Venture Crew Adult Study 10 Women s Journey 11:30 Mid day Prayer 12 Staff Meeting 6:15 Children's Choir 7 Sanctuary Choir 24 5:30 Basketball at Madison 7 Xalt! Rehearsal AA Meeting 4 Center for the Homeless 27 8:15, 9:30 & 11:15 Worship 9:30 Adult Study 10:30 Sunday School 10:30 Youth Crew 12:45 Annual Meeting with Potluck Lunch 4 Center for the Homeless 5 Sunday Night Live! Men s Lunch 6 Alleluia Quartet 6:15 Fit & Faithful 6:30 Worship 7 Alleluia Ringers 29 2:30 Braille 6 Dismas House Dinner & Fellowship 6:30 Boy Scouts 6:30 Venture Crew Adult Study 10 Women s Journey 11:30 Mid day Prayer 6:15 Children's Choir 7 Sanctuary Choir 31 8 Men s Study 5:30 Basketball at Madison 7 Xalt! Rehearsal 1 10 Prayer Shawl 2 8 AA Meeting Stay Connected to CtK Have you moved or disconnected your landline? Help us stay connected by sending any updated address, telephone, or address to Marie Blunt at Page 11

12 Christ the King Lutheran Church Cleveland Road South Bend, IN A congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America God s Work. Our Hands. NONPROFIT ORG. US POSTAGE PD SOUTH BEND, IN PERMIT NO. 94 Holy Communion Sunday 8:15, 9:30 & 11:15 am Monday 6:30 pm Office Hours 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED Samaritan Counseling Center (574) Executive Director Alexandra Sobieski Director of Operations Deborah Campoli Business Director Don Zerfas Professional counselors available by appointment. Bishop Bill Gafkjen will preach at all three services. We will celebrate the affiliation of CtK with the American Lutheran Church, predecessor of the ELCA in January A reception for Bishop Gafkjen will be before the late service. Please come and celebrate with us!