We will make stuffing again this year!

So the holiday season is starting!  While the Community Thanksgiving Dinner is now, regrettably, a thing of the past, Manna Soup Kitchen has taken over the task.  CtK will fulfill its usual commitment to the community on Thanksgiving by assembling the stuffing, so please put the annual Stuffing for the 400 Party on your calendar on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving (which my calendar says is the 22nd of November).  We will meet at Manna Soup Kitchen to chop vegetables, cook the sausage, tear the bread and smoosh together the ingredients for our now legendary stuffing.  If you have any questions, you may call Jeff Saville @ (928) 699-5779 or ask John Condie, who can often be found loitering in the welcome center by the donuts before and after the 9:30 service.

The Noisy Offering Recipient for November is Housing Solutions for the Southwest – thank you CtK!!

Christ the King Mission Endowment Fund

Grant Application Deadline –   15 December, 2022

What is the Mission Endowment Fund?

The fund was designed to support Christ the King Lutheran Church in its mission.  The Fund receives unrestricted gifts and bequests from congregation members and their families, and friends of Christ the King.

This is a permanent endowment fund that is separate and distinct from the everyday operating funds of the church.  The assets are held by the ELCA Endowment Fund Trust to provide for their long-term stability and growth, so donors can be confident that their gifts will endure to continue God’s work within our congregation, the community of Durango, and the world.

How do I apply for a Mission Endowment Fund Grant?

Applications can be made at any time of the year, but the Board meets once a year, in January, to review all applications that were received prior to December 15st of the previous year.

The application form can be found on the Christ the King website at ctkdurango.org/learn-more/documents/ in a fillable .pdf format.

To submit it, you may email to mef@ctkdurango.org.

Or it can be mailed to the church at

Mission Endowment Fund

Christ the King Lutheran Church

495 Florida Road

Durango, Colorado  81301-4730

If you have questions about filling out the application, or what kinds of projects or agencies might be appropriate, feel free to contact the board at mef@ctkdurango.orgOr, of course, you may talk with any of us at church.

Yours in Christ,

The MEF Board

John Condie, Lynn Mitzlaff, Megan Reid, Renate Widder, and Gary Rollstin

Christmas is coming!!!!!

The Social Ministry Team invites you all to participate in the ELCA Good Gifts program that keeps on giving.  Using the online catalogue, you can choose from more than 50 sustainable gifts, in honor of family and friends, to give to people throughout the world who are in desperate need.  Go to goodgifts@ELCA.org to start shopping.

There is Still More!!!!!!

Don’t forget to put Colorado Gives Day on your calendar!  This will be held on Tuesday, 12/6/22.  Community First Foundation and 1st Bank have partnered with sponsors around the state to provide $1 Million Incentive Fund that will make your donation more powerful for local nonprofits.  Go to www.coloradogives.org/cogivesday website to donate.

Let’s spread the love!