May 2020–In Other News. . .

May 2020–In Other News. . .

“Behold, I make all things new.”  ~ Revelation 21:5

CtK Currently Remains Closed. . .

Orders from the governor’s office and recommendations from the Office of the Bishop have led us to the conclusion that we must extend our suspension of in-person worship services and meetings through May 10, 2020, at which point we will re-evaluate the safety of in-person gatherings. At this time, worship services for Wednesdays at 6pm and Sundays at 9:15am (worship, then fellowship) are offered online via Zoom; Thursday Noon Bible Study is also offered online each week.  It is hoped that the form of these online services will be meaningful to you.  (*For more information on Zoom webinars, please refer to the webinar links list below).

Christ the King Lutheran Church continues to need your financial support, especially in this time of need. Giving financially to Christ the King Lutheran Church is vital to continue these ministries that work to sustain and strengthen you and your faith in these trying times. You can give to Christ the King Lutheran Church in many ways. Visit for more information and links to give online.

During this unprecedented time in our lives, you are encouraged to do whatever you can to promote the public health, especially for those who are most vulnerable. If you are healthy and are able to help with grocery shopping, to run errands, or help in any other way, please email  He will do his best to connect those who have needs to those who have offered their help.

Remember to take care of yourselves. Go for walks. Laugh and talk with neighbors (from a safe distance and wearing your facemask). Wash your hands well and often. Enjoy the beauty of creation in which we live. Get off your computer and away from news and just read a book for a while. Play a board game. Take part in fun faith formation resources that we have available to you online at   Be patient, kind, and compassionate as always. Remember that this hardship will come to an end. Pray that it comes quickly.


* Webinar Links


Each Sunday until further notice, at 9:15am please join Pastor Tim for Sunday’s Worship Webinar and Fellowship. You can access Sunday’s worship webinar by clicking this link:

Fellowship Time after ALL of our worship services (Wednesdays and Sundays) can be accessed by clicking this link:

Each Thursday at Noon please join me for our Thursday Bible Study, where we are just finishing up our study on 2 Thessalonians. You can join me for that Bible Study by clicking this link:

If you have any trouble accessing these meeting sites, please let me know. You can email me at, or call at 970-426-9681.


CtK Recognizes and Honors 2020 Graduates!

Graduation is a very special time of the year for those graduating.  Sadly, most of this year’s graduates will experience less than a normal graduation due to Covid-19.  Consequently, it is even more important to be able to recognize and honor the accomplishments of CtK’s fine, young adults who will be going on to the next stage of their journey.  Please offer up a special prayer of hope for their future successes.


Emily Fogel

2020 Graduate of Grand Canyon University

Future plans: unknown at this time

Emily is the daughter of Janet & Dennis Fogel


Margaret Ann (Maggie) Gardner

2020 Graduate of St. Columba School

Future plans:  Durango High School

Special Honors:  Honor Roll; Good Conduct; 6th & 8th Grade St. Columba Awards

Maggie is the daughter of Mandy Gardner


Clara Grace Wolf

2020 Graduate of Animas High School

Future Plans:  Pursue a Nursing Degree at either the University of Lynchburg, VA or

the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO (both schools have extended application deadlines at this time)

Special Honors:  Scholarships which Clara applied for have extended their award dates,

so no news at this time.

Clara is the daughter of Janet & Jon Wolf

Important Events:

NOTE:  Given the current pandemic crisis, the following dates are “tentative” at this time.  Please continue to check our CtK Website  for updates.   Unless otherwise noted, all worship services in May will be via Zoom — see above “Webinar Links” for more info, or email    Thank you!

Friday/Saturday, May 1st/2nd —  “Virtual” Rocky Mtn. Synod Assembly (CtK voting representatives:  David & Wendy Gonzales)

Sunday, May 31stPentecost Sunday.  Remember to wear RED!

Sunday, May 31st — This day is also the date for CtK’s Congregational Meeting.  Due to the pandemic, there will be a Congregational Virtual Meeting at 10:30 AM immediately following the 9:15 AM Virtual Worship Service. For Virtual Meeting  information & meeting materials go to: or call Pastor Tim for more information: 970-426-9681.

Friday, June 26th thru Sunday June 28th CtK’s Church-wide Campout at Chris Park;  ONLY ONE 10:30am Worship at CtK on Sunday, June 28th.

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



May 2020 — Faith Formation

May 2020 — Faith Formation

Day Camp 2020

As I write this today, April 28th at 2:48pm, Day Camp is a GO at CtK from July 6-9. Rainbow trail released a statement for the overnight camps at RTLC, but we don’t have anything yet for what their counselors’ protocols will be during Day Camp. That said, we will be following SJBH’s safety guidelines, and the counselors will be, too, so whatever RTLC wants them to do will be in conjunction with meeting our standards as well. It’s difficult to know what those guidelines will be, so we’re planning Day Camp with the guidelines that will come into effect on May 8th. Therefore, camp will look different this year. Our plan is to have 2 daily sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each Rainbow Trail counselor will have up to 5 campers (and one Jr Counselor) in their group each session. Each group will have their own section of the church with their own entrance and exit so they don’t need to go through other groups to get anywhere. Snacks will be pre-packaged/self-contained. Arts and Crafts will come to each group instead of all the groups coming to one Arts and Crafts area. Everyone will have daily temperature checks. Morning campers will go home at lunch time. Areas will be disinfected before the afternoon campers arrive and again when they leave. No one but campers and Day Camp staff will be allowed to enter the building from Monday July 6 – Thursday July 9th. Parents will drop off and collect their children from the parking lot in a staggered fashion.


All this feels so… awful. So burdensome. But we do not want to take this opportunity away from our campers and we certainly don’t want to get anyone sick. Maybe by July we can relax some of this. Maybe we can’t. Either way, CtK will need your help with Snack and Arts and Crafts donations – info on that to follow. Additionally – I don’t know if any of you would be willing to house the counselors for the week. If not – which is entirely ok – we’ll need monetary donations for 2 hotel rooms.

Thank you so much for your continued support in bringing Day Camp to the very world-weary children of Durango.

May 2020 — Worship Assistants

May 2020 — Worship Assistants

Worship Assistant Molly Bodewes


Worship Assistant Ann Duft


Worship Assistant Ann Duft


Worship Assistant Carol Orlowski


Worship Assistant Amy Wendland


Worship Assistant Holly Landgren


Worship Assistant Carol Orlowski


Worship Assistant Holly Landgren


Worship Assistant Eryn Orlowski


May 2020 — In Our Prayers

May 2020 — In Our Prayers

Please keep the following Military men and women in your prayers…

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

  • 1st Lt. Mitch Bugaj stationed in Germany–Nephew of Ronnie Zaday
  • 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
  • Staff Sergeant (SSgt.) 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
  • Technical Sgt. & Special Air Force Agent Stephen Van Dover—Nephew of Nancy Van Dover

CtK family & friends who are in need of prayer…

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

  • The Family of Ardis Ellingson
  • The Family of Shirley Buslee
  • Christina Cummins, Steve Kennedy, and infant daughter, Adilynn Marie Kennedy
  • Laura Stransky
  • Dottie Johnson
  • Larry & Lauren Rardin
  • Beverly and Paul Dittmer
  • Mary Southworth
  • Darlene Warring
  • Bonnie Rossmiller
  • LuLu Mae Hess
  • Bev Brown
  • Lori Lachelt
  • Kayla Hefner
  • Carol Gunderson
  • 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 our homebound members through this ministry.
  • Mandy Gardner, CtK’s Director of Faith Formation. She was approved for Endorsement by the RMS in March, 2019.
  • All those battling mental illness and addictions.
  • Each person in our CtK church family.
  • All the front-line workers striving to keep Durango and our surrounding community safe, healthy, fed, educated, and mentally and spiritually fulfilled during the Covid-19 crisis.  May God bless and protect EVERYONE!
May 2020 Fellowship Group News

May 2020 Fellowship Group News

CtK Piecemaker Quilters

The Piecemaker Quilters have suspended their meetings until further notice due to covid-19.   However, in keeping with their ministry of reaching out and helping others by way of their craft, many of the quilters have been busy making much-needed facemasks while maintaining their stay-at-home order.  Thus far, they have made over 400 face masks!  If you would like to join them in this ministry or need a mask, please contact the coordinator, Carol Orlowski .  The Piecemakers regularly meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 9:30 am until 2:00 pm in the CtK Community Hall.   We look forward to seeing everyone soon!  So stay tuned for future meeting times or contact Judy, 970-247-2582 for more information.  Till then, stay safe and well. Thank you.


CtK Book Club

The CtK Book Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm in the CtK Library. However, due to the covid-19 pandemic, we are suspending our meetings until further notice.  So stay tuned for future meeting times or contact Stella Welcher at 970-903-9327 for more information.  Till then, be safe and well. Thank you.