November 2020 — By the Numbers

November 2020 — By the Numbers

Our Gifts Blessing Others:

Please note:  At the end of the year, several members did not receive their contribution statements because their spam blocked our newly created email address.  CtK’s recent contribution statements were emailed in July from  So if you have any questions or concerns, please use this email address to contact us.  Thank you.

Synod $1,560
World Hunger $515
Social Ministry $1,566
Total Benevolence $3,641
Synod $15,076
World Hunger $  6,677
Social Ministry $13,223
Total Benevolence $34,976

Financial Update:

Gifts Received $26,001
Facility Donations $     —
Rental Income $      833
Expenses $25,003
Net Operating Income $  1,831
Gifts Received $251,261
Facility Donations $       250
Rental Income $    2,500
Expenses $220,378
Net Operating  Income $  33,678
Endowment Fund Balance $172,888

Worship Attendance:

Sunday, October 4, 9:15am

34 Zoom

40 In-prsn

Wednesday, October 7, 6pm 7 Zoom
Sunday, October 11, 9:15am 63 Zoom
Wednesday,October 14, 6pm 3 Zoom
Sunday, October 18, 9:15am 55 Zoom
Wednesday, October 21, 6pm 7 Zoom
Sunday, October 25, 9:15am

42 Zoom

30 In-prsn

Monthly Total 281



November 2020 — Pastor Tim’s Thoughts

November 2020 — Pastor Tim’s Thoughts

First a little aside: PLEASE plan to attend CtK’s semi-annual meeting on Sunday, November 15 at 10:00am. The link to the meeting can be found at our website, We will be ratifying the 2021 Budget for Christ the King Lutheran Church and voting on amendments to the Constitution, Bylaws and Continuing Resolutions. Materials can be found at

Brrr! As I write this, it is snowing and blustery outside. Thank God! We so badly need the moisture, and I always welcome the first snow of the season. (I’ll change my tune about that by the time we get to February, though!)

As we head into this winter season, we at CtK are working hard to continue to offer worship, fellowship and ministries in a safe way that protects those who are most vulnerable. As cases rise in La Plata County, as they are around the country, we are once again learning to be very flexible with our plans for in-person gatherings as public health guidance and recommendations from local and state officials change. Thank you for your patience as we navigate CtK events through the next couple of months.

One of the changes we have been planning as we head into the colder months is a new format for Holy Communion on Sunday afternoons. I’m so pleased that we’ve been able to offer this Sacrament to our community over the last many months, and we’ve been blessed with weather that has cooperated with that service week-in and week-out since we started back in May! Still, cold weather (and hopefully lots of snow!) will start to be the norm for a while. So, we’ve been trying to come up with ways to offer this service in a way that keeps people safe and warm!

So, beginning November 1st, we are planning to offer two different weekly Holy Communion service options. The first will take place at Noon each Sunday. This service will be offered indoors, inside the Sanctuary. Participants will be required to sign up ahead of time (go to or call Pastor Tim at 970-426-9681), and we are restricting the number of people to a maximum of 16 participants. Walk-ins or those who have not pre-registered will not be able to attend, so that we can ensure that we don’t exceed capacity. Face masks and physical distancing between households will also be required for those who attend. Windows and doors will be open, and the ceiling fans will be on to provide the best possible ventilation for the space; so, dress appropriately – it’ll be cold in there! The communion service will be a maximum of fifteen minutes long. And, of course, the availability of this service is subject to change based on the recommendations or orders from public health authorities.

The second Holy Communion worship service will be held at 1:00pm each Sunday. This will be a drive-in service at the CtK parking lot. Participants will stay in their cars, and Pastor Tim’s voice and the musicians will be transmitted through your car radio. Simply tune into 96.5 FM when you arrive at the parking lot for sound. Bread and wine will be delivered to you in your car. There is no limit to the number of people we can have at this service (except the number of parking spaces, of course!), but please sign up so that we have adequate communion supplies prepared. Just go to our Sign-Up Hub or call Pastor Tim at 970-426-9681 to register for this, too.

We are all learning how to navigate these challenges together, and I’m ever so grateful for your support of Christ the King Lutheran Church and the ministries we have adapted over the past many months to support you in your faith. I know it is not the same, but we’re working hard to sustain or even expand ministries in this new environment.


Pastor Tim

October 2020 – Youth Group News

October 2020 – Youth Group News

CtK’s Youth are hosting a Yard Sale on Sunday, October 25th, in the CtK parking lot after the live worship service.
They are raising money to attend the ELCA Youth Gathering in 2022.
Ways you can help:

  • Come shop on Sunday, Oct 25, from 10am-1pm.
  • Donate items for the Youth to sell. Email Mandy to set up a drop off time.
  • Sell your own items on Sunday, Oct 25th out of the trunk of your car. The more, the merrier! You can give a percentage of your sales to the youth if you want, but you don’t have to.
  • Forward this url to invite others, or just tell everyone you see.

Thank you for helping CtK’s Youth get to Minneapolis in 2022!