June 2020–In Other News. . .

June 2020–In Other News. . .

“Surely the Presence of the Lord is in This Place”  ~ L. Wolfe

CtK Currently Remains Closed. . .

Orders from the governor’s office and recommendations from the Office of the Bishop have led us to continue  suspension of in-person worship services and meetings until further notice.  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 https://www.ctkdurango.org/learn-more/give 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  pastortim@ctkdurango.org.  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 www.ctkdurango.org   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:   https://zoom.us/j/530311237

Fellowship Time after ALL of our worship services (Wednesdays and Sundays) can be accessed by clicking this link:  https://zoom.us/j/3445934929.

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:  https://zoom.us/j/698922754.

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

Congregational Meeting Information

This Sunday, May 31, we will hold our semi-annual congregational meeting via ZOOM immediately following our worship service which will begin at 9:15am. Use the following links to access these important events:
Worship Service at 9:15am: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/530311237
Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting (beginning around 10:00am): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81322886237
The links above can also be found on our website at https://www.ctkdurango.org/worship.
If you do not have the ability to access our meeting on your computer, you can use your phone and call into the meeting, instead. To do so, follow these instructions:

  1. Call (301) 715-8592
  2. When prompted, type in the meeting room number: 813 2288 6237
  3. When prompted, type in the meeting passcode: 1964

Meeting Materials Now Available Online

Go to https://www.ctkdurango.org/learn-more/documents/ to access materials for our Congregational Meeting to be held this Sunday, May 31, following our (Zoom) worship service.

Materials include:

  • Meeting Instructions
  • November 2019 Meeting Minutes
  • 2019 Annual Report
  • May 2020 Agenda
  • May 2020 Ballot for Congregation Council and Mission Endowment Fund Board


Important Events:

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

Sunday, May 31st — Congregational meeting directly following the (Zoom) worship; meeting will begin around 10am.  See “Webinar Link Information” listed above to access worship AND the meeting.

Friday, June 26th thru Sunday June 28th CtK’s Church-wide Campout at Chris Park has been cancelled due to Covie-19.

Monday, July 6th thru Friday, July 10thCtK Day Camp at Home: details to follow!




June 2020 — In Our Prayers

June 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, has been approved for Endorsement by the Rocky Mountain Synod.
  • 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!
June 2020 Fellowship Group News

June 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.  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.

June 2020 Bible Studies

June 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.  NOTE:  Meetings are currently suspended until further noticeFor more information, contact Sharyn Butler, 970-759-6355.


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. NOTE:  During the health crisis, they are conferencing via Zoom at 592-847-8387 , the password for this meeting is Testify.  Please join them for study sessions that are deeply rewarding. For more information, contact Kayla Hefner, 970-759-1636.


Midweek Bible Study led by Pastor Tim

Bible Study class meets each Thursday from 12:00-1:15 PM  in the CtK Community Hall.  However, class is currently conferencing via Zoom.   You can  join Pastor Tim  for class by clicking this link:  https://zoom.us/j/698922754 Pastor Tim is currently discussing 1st Timothy.   Our discussions are engaging and span a variety of topics.  Please “zoom in!”


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.  NOTE:  Meetings are currently suspended until further notice.


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.   NOTE:  Meetings are currently suspended until further notice.

June 2020 — Social Ministry News

June 2020 — Social Ministry News

CtK’s Habitat Update

May 4th was a big day for Habitat for Humanity.  They broke ground on the 2020 build and reopened the Restore!  The Restore is virtually open for business.  To shop there, please go to Habitat’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/HFHLPC/ and scroll down to Posts.  Click on the first entry, about the new virtual Restore, and follow the directions from there — it’s easy!

As for the build, Christ the King Lutheran’s date of May 16th has been postponed to a later, as-yet-to-be-determined date.  Right now, Habitat is working on the infrastructure for the duplex and does not need groups.  They are developing a strategy for having volunteers work and hope to start with groups the beginning of June or July.  Keep in mind, like everything else these days, their plans are subject to change.  As soon as CtK has additional information, we will notify you.  So, stay tuned.

Everyone take care!

Rap Fairley

CtK Social Ministry Committee

Help Needed in Our Community

As our community deals with the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our partner ministries are working hard to support the needs of those in the community with few resources.  VOA is asking folks to remember Mothers at this time, in honor of Mother’s Day.  You can mail a check to Volunteers of America, 1055 Avenida del Sol, Durango, CO 81301 to support mothers and children at the Safehouse.  You may also donate on the phone:  970-259-1021.  The Durango Food Bank is also working tirelessly to provide food to so many people. Please consider supporting their food drive at http://durangoareafoodbank.org/online-food-drive/.

Manna is providing meals to those in need throughout this time as well; all food may be picked up at their site.

The graphic below offers various ways to help and support Manna, and in turn, help those people in our community who are food insecure.

Blessings, and thanks for your ongoing support to these nonprofit organizations.

Jigger Staby

CtK Social Ministry Team