Lenten Focus on World Hunger

From your persistent friends on the Social Ministry Committee: 

The First Sunday in Lent falls on March 1st this year.  And as we have for several years, the Social Ministry Team would like to focus the congregation’s attention on hunger; hunger in the US, and hunger around the world.  As a visual aid to assist us with this task, the ELCA has provided us with Lenten devotional calendars designed to help us think about and understand hunger.  We hope you received one of these calendars and will use them during Lent—they were given out on Sunday, February 23rd.  If you did not receive one and would like one, please check with Linda in the Front Office.

In addition, as part of the ELCA’s campaign to raise money for ELCA World Hunger, we have set a goal of $5000 for Christ the King.  If each person in the congregation put aside 50 cents a day during Lent, we would more than fulfill this modest goal.  Please prayerfully consider this worthwhile cause.  You may put your contributions in the Noisy Offering or put a check in the offering plate with “World Hunger” on the memo line. To further help us reach our goal of $5000, the Noisy Offerings for both March and April have been designated for ELCA World Hunger.  Thank you all for your generosity and for all you do in God’s name.

Olive Oil Project

This project is an ELCA partner project that supports over 1700 small farmers represented by the Palestine Fair Trade Association.  This association empowers marginalized, Palestinian rural communities caught in conflict so they can sustain their livelihoods.  You are invited to join us on March 8th after each service when we will be doing a tasting of three types of organic olive oil that you may purchase from the land of Canaan.  If there is demand, we will take orders.  Come taste and learn more about this project.  Contact Wanda Ellingson for more information –

johnandwanda@bresnan.net or 970-385-4882. 

The Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission

On Sunday, March 22nd, CtK will welcome Patterson Yazzie, the Mission Director for the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission. He will be leading a Q&A between services that day to talk about the ministries of NELM and answer any questions that you may have about the Mission. We are currently working on setting a date(s) for folks from CtK to travel to NELM to install solar light kits in people’s homes and to do some other work projects around the Mission Campus. The plan is to do this in April, but dates have not yet been confirmed. Please let me know if you would be interested in this trip by emailing me at pastortim@ctkdurango.org.