February Fellowship Groups

February Fellowship Groups

CtK Piecemakers

The Piecemakers would like to say THANK YOU for your generous support during our sale in October! With the proceeds from the sale, we’ll be able to continue supplying quilts to be used for baptisms, the sick and elderly, as well as for various mission projects for those in need here at home and abroad. We could not do what we do without your support! We’ve had two of our Piecemakers relocate out of state recently. Please consider joining us! For more information, call Judy Danielson by calling her at the Durango Quilt Company at 247-2582.  The quilters meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 9:30 am until 2:00 pm in the CtK Community Hall. Come check us out!”


CtK Book Club

The CtK Book Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm in the CtK Library. Our next meeting is on Thursday, February 14th, and our book discussion will focus on poetry – all kinds, your choice.  Our upcoming reading list is as follows:  March 14th, “The Dry” by Jane Harper; April 11th, “The President is Missing” by Clinton & Patterson; May 9th, “Keeper of the House” by Shirley Ann Grau.  And remember, you are invited to drop in at any time and join us for some lively and enriching literary discussions—new members are always warmly welcomed! Please call Stella Welcher for more information.

February 2019 Worship Assistants

February 2019 Worship Assistants

8:00 10:30
Usher Larry & Margaret Hjermstad Rick Jones
Worship Assistant Lynn Mitzlaff Heather Frank
Communion Assistants Brigitte Cunningham, Lynn Mitzlaff, Gary Rollstin Dominique Holling, Heather Frank
Sound Board Operator Dave Mitzlaff Charlie Hakes


8:00 10:30
Usher Jeff & Donn Wince David Smith
Worship Assistant Amy Wendland Eryn Orlowski
Communion Assistants Holly Landgren, Mike Smedley, Amy Wendland Dominique Holling
Sound Board Operator Bruce Wongstrom TBA


8:00 10:30
Usher John & Shanna Stordahl Richard Gjere, Rick Jones
Worship Assistant Dale Wingeleth Carol Orlowski
Communion Assistants Denise Dey, Cora Landgren, Holly Landgren Dominique Holling, Gary Orlowski, David Smith, Jigger Staby
Sound Board Operator Bruce Wongstrom Charlie Hakes


8:00 10:30
Usher Roger & Cora Landgren Dominique Holling
Worship Assistant Dianne Milarch Eryn Orlowski
Communion Assistants Jo & Dianne Milarch, Gary Rollstin Gary & Carol Orlowski, David Smith
Sound Board Operator Bruce Wongstrom TBA




Our Thursday Bible Studies for the past several months have taken us on a tour of a series of books and documents called “The Apocrypha.” Some of these texts are still well-known and recognized by some Christian churches today, especially some that are included in the Roman Catholic Old Testament. Many apocryphal texts – especially those written after the time of Jesus, for instance – are not included in any Christian Bibles. Nonetheless, it has been interesting to learn about how many traditions of faith stem from these apocryphal texts. The festival of Hanukkah, which comes from the books of the Maccabees, for instance. Or the tradition that St. Peter was crucified upside-down. Or really any stories about Joseph at all. These traditions and many more come through these obscure texts that many – if not most – of us have never read.


Traditions hold an important place in our faith lives, however. They provide a rhythm to our year, and a way to remember important figures in history. Reformation Sunday, or All Saints’ Sunday, or even my own Dr. Seuss Sunday (coming March 3rd!) are examples of these traditions that we hold dear.


In mid-February, we come across another traditional event: St. Valentine’s Day. Interestingly, however, the person for whom this event is celebrated has little to nothing to do with the lovey-dovey atmosphere the day now requires. In fact, it seems that St. Valentine (actually, there were several St. Valentine’s) was martyred for his faith in the late third century – hardly a romantic story! But instead of remembering this saint’s life on this day, February 14th became a day that was recognized in medieval England and France as the day(ish) when birds would find a mate. Chaucer even wrote poetry about it, linking it to “Seynt Valentyne’s Day.” And thus it was that this day’s origins were forgotten, replaced by a more pleasant tale. And the tradition has continued ever since.


I’m not really advocating for reviving the original macabre atmosphere of St. Valentine’s Day, but I do hope that this tale might encourage you to look into other traditions that you celebrate. How did they start? What did they mean when they began? What about now? Has anything changed? I hope this can be a fun exercise for you to do… perhaps even over a candlelight dinner with a close friend on February 14th!



Pastor Tim

February 2019 Prayer Requests

February 2019 Prayer Requests

Please keep the following people in your prayers…

In the Military

To add or remove names from this list, please contact Janeann Jones

  • Major Ryan Bankhead—Brother of Eryn Orlowski
  • Sgt. John Dee—Son in-law of Wendy Krull
  • Sgt. Chris Gomez—Nephew of BJ and Danny Pierce
  • Senior Airman Paul Herr—Nephew of Gary & Carol Orlowski
  • Hugh Jones, Jr. Sailor—Son of Rick & Janeann Jones
  • Sgt. Brandon Minser —Son in-law of Wendy Krull
  • LCDR Andy Schaaf—Son of Merilee and Mark Fleming
  • Major Clayton Stransky—Nephew of Kip and Laura Stransky
  • Staff Sgt. Stephen Van Dover—Nephew of Nancy Van Dover

Those Who Are In Need of Prayer

To add or remove names from this list, please contact Linda White

  • Mandy & Maggie Gardner
  • Larry Rardin
  • Beverly and Paul Dittmer
  • Dave Crawford, friend of the Stransky’s
  • Mary Southworth
  • Darlene Warring
  • Andrea Witkowski
  • Bonnie Rossmiller
  • Shirley Buslee
  • LuLu Mae Hess
  • Lucille Ball
  • Janet Evers,mother of Mike Johnson
  • Paul Schnackenberg, brother of Carroll Groeger
  • Stephanie Williams
  • Aria Yazzie
  • Lauren Rardin
  • Bev Brown
  • Lori Lachelt
  • Kayla Hefner
  • Carol Gunderson
  • Lou Steele
  • CtK’s ministry and partnership with both the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, AZ and San Juan Bautista Lutheran Church in Zaculeu, Guatemala.
  • CtK’s Homebound Ministry! and all those who serve ourhomebound members through this ministry.
  • Paul Gebo who is currently continuing his seminary studies at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Mandy Gardner, CtK’s Director of Faith Formation, as she continues to work toward completion of an Associate in Ministry degree.
  • All those battling mental illness and addictions.
  • Each person in our CtK church family.
Lenten Hunger Focus & CtK Missions — Guatemala

Lenten Hunger Focus & CtK Missions — Guatemala

Lenten Hunger Focus

Ash Wednesday is on March 6th, and Christ the King will be again focusing some efforts on ELCA World Hunger.  Stay tuned for details in the March Scribe, bulletins, and/or announcements!  In the meantime, you can always look at ways to explore your own Lenten journey at www.elca.org.

CtK Missions – Guatemala


In about four months, ten members of Christ the King Lutheran Church will join members from Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Stillwater, MN) in Guatemala for a week-long visit with our ministry partners. This will be CtK’s third delegation to visit Iglesia San Juan Bautista in Zaculeu, Guatemala. Our trip there this year will once again focus primarily on building relationships – that is, simply spending time together. Fundraisers to help the participants will be announced soon, but we are now looking for sponsors who might be willing to Adopt a Missionary. What does that entail? It would mean you would agree to support one missionary in all kinds of ways: prayer, visits, thinking-of-you notes, and – yes – perhaps financial support as well. If you are interested in serving in this way, please let Pastor Tim know. Thank you all for your prayers and support for our ministry partners!