February 2020 In Other News. . .

February 2020 In Other News. . .

February 2020 — In Other News. . .

The Durango Food Bank

“Thank you very much!”

These are words I hear every time I deliver our CtK food donations to the Durango Food Bank.  During 2019, we donated 634 lbs. of food items!  That translates into approximately 551 meals for our La Plata County neighbors.  WOW!!  In addition to food items, CtK’ers contributed

$319 during January’s Noisy Offering campaign for the Food Bank.  Your kindness and generosity is a great help throughout the year and so appreciated by those in need.

Currently the Food Bank is in need of canned vegetables, fruits, and soups, canned meats, canned and dry beans, bagged and boxed rice, and breakfast items.

Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness and generosity; your continued support means so much to so many.

CtK Food Bank Coordinator

Barbara Hawxhurst

Important February Events:

Sunday, February 2nd Special “Candlemas” worship at both the 8am & 10:30am


Sunday, February 2nd —CtK’s Annual Super Bowl Party in the Community Hall 4-8pm

Sunday, February 9thLutheran Family Services guest speaker, James Horan, will give

a presentation during CtK Sunday School hour (9:15-10:15am);

there will also be a Q/A session following the 10:30am service.

Sunday, February16th –  “Scout Sunday.”  CtK-sponsored Boy Scout Troop 538 & Girl

Scout Troop 537 will host fellowship between services from 9:15am-10:15am.

Sunday, February16th – The Renewal Leave Team invites you to another session to learn about and have discussion about Pastor Tim’s upcoming time of Renewal Leave (happening June – August, 2021). We need the input and support of CtK’ers as we write a grant that can provide funds for CtK and for Pastor and his family during this time of renewal.  Meet in the Community Hall this day from 9:15-10:15am.

Monday, February 17th – Presidents’ Day Holiday, Church Office CLOSED

Sunday, February 23rd — Pastor Tim will conduct a New Members’ class between services

(9:15am –10:15am); new members will also be received this day at both the 8am and 10:30 am services.

Wednesday, February 26th – Ash Wednesday Service at 6:00pm at Christ the King Lutheran Church

Plan Ahead:

Sunday, March 1st  – “Dr. Seuss Sunday” – Pastor Tim presents his sermon in Seussian


Sunday, March 8thDaylight Savings Time ENDS at 2am – “spring forward” 1 hour

prior to bedtime on Saturday, March 7th. 

Wednesdays during Lent  —  Ecumenical Lenten Service & Soup Supper at 6:00pm. Check the March issue of the Scribe for weekly worship locations.

Sunday, April 5thPalm Sunday Worship at 8am with music led by Joyful Noise; 10:30am worship with music led by CtK’s Chancel Choir.

Thursday, April 9thMaundy Thursday service at CtK at 6:00pm with traditional foot washing (optional); music led by CtK’s Chancel Choir.

Friday, April 10thGood Friday service at CtK at 6:00pm with music led by Joyful Noise.

Saturday, April 11thEaster Eve Dinner & Worship beginning at 5:00pm

Sunday, April 12thEaster “Sonrise” Service at Greenmount Cemetery at 6:30am 

Sunday, April 12thEaster Brunch at CtK from 9:00am—10:15am

Sunday, April 12thEaster Worship at CtK at 8:00am with music led by Joyful Noise; 10:30am worship with music led by CtK’s Chancel Choir.

Sunday, April 19th“Earth Day Sunday” (actual Earth Day date is April 22nd)

Friday/Saturday, May 1st/2nd Rocky Mtn. Synod Assembly, Albuquerque, NM

Saturday, June 6th thru Sunday, June 14th – Love Out Loud Week

Friday, June 26th thru Sunday June 28th CtK’s Church-wide Campout at Chris Park;

ONE 10:30am Worship at CtK on Sunday, June 28th.

Monday, July 6th thru Friday, July 10thCtK Day Camp



February 2020 — Council’s Corner

February 2020 — Council’s Corner

News from CtK Council & M-Teams

Renewal and Being Rooted

List of topics, ideas, questions, and the like from the Renewal discussion on Jan 26th. 

Greetings from your Church Council! We hope that you all had a blessed Christmas Season and that the New Year is off to a wonderful start for you.

It is a busy time with many things in the works. We have members of the congregation teaming up with members from Church Council–all working to accomplish some great things.

On January 26th, we had a very productive congregational gathering to discuss Pastor Tim’s planned renewal leave during the Summer of 2020.  The discussion focused on the theme of “Being Rooted.” It was a time to learn more about the Lily Foundation Grant and how, if received, will financially assist both Pastor Tim and his family, as well as the congregation, for renewal leave activities. Thank you to everyone who attended and brought great questions and wonderful ideas for how this can be a period of renewal for the entire congregation! The next meeting to discuss the renewal leave will be on Sunday, February 16th at 9:30am in the Community Hall.  At this time, we’ll also give an update about the progress on the grant application.  Please plan to join us as we discuss this important and exciting time for both Pastor Tim and his family, AND our CtK family.

CtK’s “Garden Suites”

A team of CtK’ers has been working very diligently on planning and preparing The Garden Suites (formally known as Children’s World), for a potential new tenant. This group is working towards the goal of having the space prepared and rented by the second quarter. Look for future updates on the progress of this project coming soon!

CtK Fun and Fellowship Events and Activities

CtK’ers having fun at the  New Year’s Eve Game Night party.                                                                                        CtK ladies out for a winter hike.

Several Fellowship opportunities are being planned for all of us to get to better know our CtK family, share meals, fun and laughter. Coming up real soon is CtK’s Annual Super Bowl party on Sunday, February 2nd with kick-off at 4:30pm in the Community Hall. All are invited to join the fun and bring your best appetizer to share.  You can enter it in the annual food contest, and you might win one of the three prizes being awarded!!

Another upcoming activity is the Taste and Talk dinner groups for February and March gatherings. If you would like more information about these groups, please talk to Janeann Jones or Holly Landgren.

Be watching the Sunday bulletins for additional Fellowship opportunities in February and March—we hope you will join us for good ol’ CtK fun and fellowship!



Holly Landgren, Council President

Photos by H. Landgren


February 2020 — Faith Formation

February 2020 — Faith Formation

CtK’s Lenten Photo Challenge 2020

The year 2020 connotes vision – at least to me – so for the 2020 season of Lent CtK once again issues a Lenten Photo Challenge. There is a word for each day that is inspired by the lectionary readings – let this word inspire you to pause, reflect, and get creative. Each day, take a picture of how you perceive the day’s word – no explanation needed. Challenge yourself to take a picture every day, but you can participate as much or as little as you like. Share your pictures in any of the following ways:

  1. Send daily pictures to Mandy with the day’s word in the subject line
  2. Post daily pictures to Instagram, #ctkdurango, #[wordoftheday] (for example, #dust)
  3. Post daily pictures and word to your Facebook page and tag Christ the King Lutheran Church – Durango
  4. Post daily pictures and word to CtK’s Facebook wall (Christ the King Lutheran Church – Durango)

Invite your friends and family, those near and far, to participate in this challenge as well. Each Sunday there will be a slideshow of all the week’s photos (those sent to Mandy) in the Sanctuary and on our website.

View submissions here.

You don’t have to be a great photographer. This challenge is about paying attention and being intentional. It’s not about getting the perfect shot with the perfect light and the perfect filter (but if that’s your jam, go for it!).

Take the time each day to live into Lent, and share with our community a glimpse into your Lenten life.



February 2020 Bible Studies

February 2020 Bible Studies


Bible Studies

Circle of Contemplative Prayer

The Circle of Contemplative Prayer meets on Mondays from 5:30-7:15pm in the Chapel. We are currently studying “The Untethered Soul: the journey beyond yourself” by Michael Singer.  For more information, contact Sharyn Butler.


Great Ol’ Broads of God (GoBoGs)

GoBoGs invites you to join them in study and fellowship. They meet at CtK in the classrooms W6/W7 each Monday from 4:00-5:30 pm. (The first Monday of each month is dedicated to Share The Care, GoBoGs’ outreach mission.) They are currently studying “Inspired” by Rachel Held Evans. Please join them for study sessions that are deeply rewarding. For more information, contact Lynda Morris.


Midweek Bible Study led by Pastor Tim

We meet each Thursday from 12:00-1:15 PM  in the CtK Community Hall.  Please join us, and bring your lunch if you wish.  Our discussions are engaging and span a variety of topics.  For more information, call the church office at 247-5310.


Khuvara (“Circle of Friends”)

The Khuvara Women’s Group are currently reading the book “What’s So Amazing About Grace” by Phillip Yangtze. All women are welcome, and we gladly invite new members to join us. We meet each Thursday at 1:30 pm in the CtK Library. For more information, contact Stella Welcher.


Spiritual Study Group (SSG)

Currently the Spiritual Study Group is reading and studying “Consider the Women,” a provocative guide to three matriarchs of the Bible.   The Spiritual Study Group meets weekly on Thursdays at 3:00 pm in the Welcome Center.  Please join us for lively, enriching discussions! For more information, contact Aurora Rose.

February 2020 — Worship Assistants

February 2020 — Worship Assistants

8:00 10:30
Usher David & Wendy Gonzales

Dominique Holling

Rick Jones

Worship Assistant Lynn Mitzlaff Molly Bodewes
Communion Assistants Denise Dey, Lynn Mitzlaff, Gary Rollstin

Janeann Jones

Jigger Staby

Sound Board Operator Dave Mitzlaff Charlie Hakes


8:00 10:30
Usher Roger & Cora Landgren
Dominique Holling, David Smith
Worship Assistant Holly Landgren
Molly Bodewes
Communion Assistants

Holly Landgren, Gary Rollstin, Gary Steinbach

Jigger Staby
Sound Board Operator Bruce Wongstrom Charlie Hakes


Usher Jeff & Donn Wince

Rick Jones

David Smith

Worship Assistant Dianne Milarch
Carol Orlowski
Communion Assistants Brigitte Cunningham, Jo & Dianne Milarch

Dominique Holling

Janeann Jones

Jigger Staby

Sound Board Operator Bruce Wongstrom Charlie Hakes


8:00 10:30
Usher Dan & Angelia Graves

Dominique Holling

David Smith

Worship Assistant Amy Wendland
Eryn Orlowski
Communion Assistants Mike Smedley & Amy Wendland, Gary Steinbach

Carol Orlowski

Jigger Staby

Sound Board Operator Kalyn Hutt
Charlie Hakes