“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Sunday School and Youth Updates
Mission and Ministry Update
Special Worship Information
How appropriate to be celebrating the beginning of the Holy Spirit among us after a year of walking in step with Him! Last weekend, the congregation voted unanimously to extend a Pastoral Call to Pastor Tim Orlowski (as well as the compensation package). Pastor Tim verbally accepted our Call. Thank you all at CtK for your prayers, support, encouragement, and faithful service during this interim time. Please add Messiah Lutheran in Albuquerque to your prayers as they begin the call process open themselves to a new chapter in their history.
The Church Council
Election results from Annual Meeting 4/28/13
CtK Council members re-elected for 2nd 2-year term:
New Council members elected for 1st 2-year term:
Council alternates: Lillian Boe and Dianne Millarch
SPECIFIC COUNCIL M-TEAM DESIGNATIONS TO BE DETERMINED AT THE MAY 21 COUNCIL MEETING
Children’s World Board:
re-elected: Mandy Gardner
New board members:
Mission Endowment board:
New board member:
Important Summer Dates
5/19 Pentecost; Last day of Sunday School & Chancel Choir.
5/24 Animas HS Graduation: Izzy Tonso.
5/31 Durango HS Graduation: Becca Awe, Haley Cotgageorge.
6/15 11 AM Wilbur Rossmiller Memorial Service. 6/16 was to be Wilbur’s 90th birthday, so cake will follow the service.
6/23-6/29 Youth Mission Trip to Cortez, CO (YouthWorks)
7/7 5pm Mandatory Day Camp Jr Counselor Meeting. We will review guidelines/expectations, decorate, have dinner, and more!
7/8-7/11 9am-3pm Day Camp: Blessed to be a Blessing! (All regularly scheduled activities in the church will need to be rescheduled during this time. Please contact Linda Moore.)
8/19 First Day of School Bayfield, Durango
9/8 Rally Day: God’s Work, Our Hands
Scribe always available on website!
Access the CtK “Scribe” newsletter any time, day or night, right here. It’s easy and so convenient!
If you need a paper copy of the Scribe and cannot print one at home, you may pick one up in the Welcome Center. First come, first served!
Folks who are home-bound and/or non-local will continue to receive a copy via the US mail.
Fellowship This and That
A meeting was held with fellowship committee members on March3, 2013 and this is some of the things that we have changed.
We have broken down fellowship into these smaller ministries:
Sunday Coffee Hour
Special Events like soup suppers
Memorials and Funerals
What we need are captains. That would be a person in charge who would make sure we have enough people signed up for the event they are leading. As an example, Dianne Williams has chosen to lead funerals and memorials. When one is scheduled she will call the members who signed up to support this ministry and make sure we have enough cakes, servers, people to set up the fellowship hall etc.
That’s all there is to it!
For the Sunday Coffee Hour we are looking for captains to lead each month. They would have a list of names and when they see an open slot for a Sunday they would call a fellowship member to take that Sunday.
There is a poster by the Welcome Center that we are asking you to check and make sure your name is in the right spot and your e-mail is correct.
Finally, we are looking for an overall leader to manage Fellowship. There is this handy information book
chocked filled with information that will help you in this joy filled ministry!
So it really boils down to – WE NEED YOU!!!!!
May the Spirit fill you with the desire to reach out and be involved.
Blessings on all that you have done in the past and are about to do!!!!
Chancel Choir – on hiatus for the summer. Rehearsals will resume in August.
Sunday School for All Ages
Jesus’ Sparks: Pre-K – 3rd grade; this summer we are working on a Rube Goldberg contraption.
Confirmation Prep – 4th & 5th grades – 9:15 AM Sundays in W-3
Please call the church office (247-5310) or email Mandy Gardner if you have any questions.
Middle School Confirmation Class** – 9:15 AM Sundays in the Youth Room
**Confirmation in the Lutheran Church is a public profession of faith prepared for by long and careful instruction. In English, it is called “affirmation of baptism”, and is a mature and public profession of the faith.
Please call the church office (247-5310) or email Bobby Vaughn if you have any questions.
Fundraising for Youth Mission trip 2013
Here is a link to our FundRazr; donate and send requests to everyone you know!!
Ongoing – City Market Value Card fundraising. Did you know that City Market will donate $$ to our youth program when you use your Value Card? You don’t have to change what you buy or how often you shop; you just need to register your card. Please email Christian Ed with your Value Card number (12 digits), your name and phone number, and we will take care of the rest. Thank you for your support!
Contact Jen Colomb with any questions or concerns!
CtK University: 9:30-10:15am Sundays
Fellowship Hall -
May 5 & ongoing- “The Lives of Great Christians”, a DVD series hosted by Interim Pastor Neal and Dave and Lynn Mitzlaff.
Email Mandy Gardner or find her and Christ the King Christian Education at the church office (247-5310) and on Facebook.
Mission and Ministry Updates
Looking for Help with Homelessness
As many of you know, Christ the King is part of the Collaboration of Caring Communities (CCC). Its mission is to provide a focus for area churches and human-services agencies to optimize services and resources for people in need.” At our March meeting, Pastor Roger Haney and Linda Hunt (from First United Methodist Church) proposed a subcommittee of this team to address the issue of homelessness during the winter. Yes, we have a homeless shelter in Durango; however, there are people who for a variety of reasons, are not able to use that facility. They have opened up the facility for emergency use during extremely cold weather.
Several years back, we had a man die of exposure who was sleeping outside during the winter. Folks in the community tried to come up with some “stop gap” measures to help this situation and those efforts did not result in more places for folks to sleep. This is not a simple subject and there are no easy solutions.
So FUMC has offered to organize a group to discuss finding a solution to this problem BEFORE next winter. They hosted the 1st discussion on March 13th and we were not represented.
If you are able to attend some meetings and be part of this solution, we really need some help. CtK was part of the original group who provided food to the hungry, and that became the origins of the Manna Soup Kitchen. Perhaps we can step up again and be part of the solution for the homeless among us. If you are interested, please contact Jigger Staby on 259-7577 or email@example.com. Blessings to you all for your continued support of those in our community who need us.
How about a hike up from La Plata Canyon? We meet at the church on Saturday, May 11th, at 8:00am and leave for the canyon at 8:15. For those coming from Mancos, estimates are that we will start hiking from the Kroeger campground area at about 8:45. The campground/parking area is slightly more than a mile north of Mayday. From that point, there is a little-used trail that winds up and west towards Parrott Peak. There is a nice overlook about an hour’s walk or so from the valley that would make a good stopping point.
Bring water and snacks!
Love Out Loud…
…a chance to serve the community with your hearts and hands. Volunteer for one of these great opportunities on June 8th and June 9th by visiting the First United Methodist Church Website Link or by contacting Beth Stelz, 970-903-8354.
Habitat For Humanity News
For a change, CtK’s Habitat Work Day will be at the beginning of summer on Sat., June 8th, in conjunction with the Love Out Loud project. We are needing volunteers to work at the build site and volunteers to provide lunch for the site workers. At last report, workers could be helping with trusses, fascia, and soffits; non-construction people can help with general clean up. Once again the location will be Fox Farms in Bayfield. If you can help, please sign up in the Visitor’s Center. Additional details – time, directions, what to bring, waivers, etc. – will be provided early in the week prior to the actual work day. Questions, call Rap Fairley, 375-1690. This is a great opportunity to get together with other members from CtK and do something for someone else…and we have a very good time! (Note: For safety reasons, volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, accompanied by a parent or adult chaperone, and have the appropriate waiver signed.)
As always, if building is your passion, Habitat would be delighted for you to come out anytime Tuesday – Saturday. Just call Denise, at 382-2215, ahead of time to let her know you are coming.
Thanks, you guys – you are doing a marvelous job! Rap Fairley
Love Fund Appeal
Thanks for your ongoing support for the Love Fund. CtK depends on the generosity and love of fellow members who may face a financial emergency. Please consider making a donation (one time or recurring) by making your check to CtK, with “Love Fund” in the memo line. Helping our CtK family members is one way we show our love to God and each other. Bless you all.
Food Bank Donations
Remember to pick up oatmeal, mac & cheese, cereal, pasta, tomato sauce, and canned meats/tuna for the grocery cart in the Welcome Center. Here is some feedback from Sarah Smith at the Durango Food Bank:
“I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all of Christ the King! I realize that it seems like we are always requesting the same items but they are things that we really do need.
Last week, Cheryl Brandsma came in to drop off your donations. For several weeks, we had been out of cereal and I was so pleased to see several boxes in her car! I was able to take one right over to a family that was there picking up food. The little boy with his mother was so excited to have a box of fruit loops!! I know that it is easy to feel like we don’t make a difference with our single box of cereal or couple of canned goods. I just wanted CtK to know that you REALLY DO make a difference and we are so proud to have your support!!
If you would prefer to donate money, write “Food Bank” on the memo line of your check to Christ the King Lutheran Church.
Please Support the Spring Valley Slum School in Kenya
The school’s 300 students eat two meals a day there, allowing them to learn better and grow healthier. One dollar per day covers food and education for one child. If you’d like to contribute, write “African Mission” on the memo line of your check, and place it in the offering plate or drop it off at the church office. Contact: Christie Ilg-Salter, 259-3435. See our own Haley and the Youth from FUMC in Spring Valley.
Please pray for all of our Stephen Ministers, remembering: “If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.” ~1 Peter 4:11b
Becoming a Stephen Leader is a special calling from God to serve our CtK family. It requires a week of training then a two-year commitment to serve. This is your opportunity to help us make a difference in the lives of our church family.
For more information, please contact Interim Pastor Neal at 247-5310, or Carol Thurman at 247-2756. Thank you!
Volunteer Help Wanted for Durango American Cancer Society
The Durango American Cancer Society is reaching out to area churches to share their need for volunteers to help out at their Cancer Resource Center, located at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Volunteers who work at the Cancer Resource Center have the wonderful opportunity to serve cancer patients with tangible support by: coordinating rides to medical appointments, arranging free lodging, giving free wigs and head coverings, providing support group information, stocking a library of information and literature as well as providing answers to concerns and questions. All volunteers are thoroughly trained prior to working at the Cancer Resource Center. Volunteers can work a regular 4-hour shift each week, or be a substitute on an “on call” basis. If you are interested, please call Gina 247-4912.
Special Worship Information
SNAC – Saturday Night After Church
Meets weekly. Starts around 6:05 PM except the fourth Saturday of the month, when it starts before the service. To share ideas, or for information about ongoing projects at Four Corners and Sunshine Gardens, email Bill Thurman or call 970-247-2756, or call Beth Stelz at 970-903-8354
May 25: Service before the Service: If all our hopes and plans come together we will have members of our church family to visit, or perhaps assist in some other manner.
June 1: Potluck. Bring a dish to share and we’ll break bread together.
June 8th: Join us in the chapel after worship for the Healing Service lead by our pastor. 6:10; Carol will lead meditation time by playing and explaining “The Singing Bowls;” definitely one of our deepest and most nourishing prayer experiences. If you have not experienced the bliss of the “Sing Bowls” this is your chance, see you after the healing service.
June 15th: Don’t miss out on Game Night. We will have new thrilling games!
June 22th: Searching for ways to serve others? The residents of 4 Corners and Sunshine Gardens always deserve our attention. What can we do to make them feel valued? Maybe if we just show up to show we care. More ideas or information about our ongoing projects at the homes or ideas for a service project contact: Bill 759-0350, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Beth at 903-8354
June 29: This is an open evening that we will wait to see how the Holy Spirit moves us to fill.
2013 Member Directory available
You can now access the directory online. The site is password protected, so please email Linda for the password, or stop by the office for a hard copy.
The Blast & The Scribe
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