April 2021–In Other News. .

April 2021–In Other News. .

Limited In-person Worship Sundays at 9:15 AM–Please Sign-Up

Those who wish to join us for our worship service at 9:15am on Sunday mornings must sign up in advance. You can do so by navigating to our sign-up hub on our website (https://www.ctkdurango.org/signup/). If you do not have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone to sign up on your own, please notify Pastor Tim or the Church Office.   At this time, we can accommodate up to 30 people in the Sanctuary.  Masks are required to be worn at all times, and physical distancing between households is required.

Thank you for your help in making this a safe experience for all.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Tim.

Mission Endowment Fund Announcement

Our mission:  To love and serve God by proclaiming Christ’s gospel, strengthening worship, deepening discipleship, and serving our congregation, community and world.

As we hope you know, written into the charter of the Mission Endowment Fund is the requirement that each year 5% of its assets are made available for small grants to people and organizations whose activities fulfill our mission.  The grants are made to the congregation, the community, and the world.  This year, we had $9,470 available.  The board would like to announce, somewhat belatedly, the recipients of the grants for 2021:


Kathleen Duft

Christ the King Lutheran Church Youth Group

La Plata Family Center Coalition


Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Durango Derailers Cycling Team

Community Compassion Outreach

American Heritage Girls troop CO2517

Navajo Electrification Project

The Gideons


Young Adults in Global Mission

St. Andrews Anglican Church

Sheppard Foundation for Hope

La Esperanza Granada

ELCA World Hunger

Feed My Starving Children

One last thing.  If you are interested in running for a seat on the MEF board, please contact us at mef@ctkdurango.org. Please do it promptly, as elections take place at the May semiannual meeting. Terms are two years, and involve 3-4 meetings each year, concentrated from November to January.

Submitted to the congregation by the MEF board:

Wendy Gonzales (chair), Lynn Mitzlaff, Gary Rollstin, John Condie, Megan Reid


Save the Dates–April

CtK’s designee for Noisy Offering donations collected during the month

of April is ELCA World Hunger.

Thursday, April 1st – Maundy Thursday  ————————————->            Click HERE

Friday, April 2nd – Good Friday ———————————————–>                for more

Saturday, April 3rd – Easter Eve Immersive Worship ———————->      Holy Week information

Sunday, April 4th – Easter Sunday “Sonrise” Service at Greenmount Cemetery beginning

Sunday, April 4th – Easter Sunday Worship

6:30am at Greenmount Cemetery (no prior sign-up necessary); Sunrise is at 6:52am. It’s often COLD, so dress in layers.

9:15am Livestream and In-Person Worship (sign-up required)

11:00am Outdoor In-Person Worship (sign-up required)

Looking Ahead

Sunday, May 23rd – Ordination and Installation of Deacon Amanda Gardner.  Livestream at 2:00pm; stay tuned for details. . .

Saturday/Sunday, July 31st-August 1st – CtK’s Annual Campout at Chris Park/Haviland Lake.  Stay tuned for details. . .

For all events and activities, please check the CtK website for updates. 



April 2021 — In Our Prayers

April 2021 — In Our Prayers

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

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

  • 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
  • Master Sargent 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 Julie McCallister
  • The Family of LuLu Mae (Sue) Hess
  • The Family of Mary Southworth
  • Stella Welcher
  • Carol Orlowski
  • Roger Landgren
  • Julie Williams
  • Laura Stransky
  • Dottie Johnson
  • Larry & Lauren Rardin
  • Darlene Warring
  • Bonnie Rossmiller
  • Bev Brown
  • Lori Lachelt
  • Kayla Hefner
  • Carol Gunderson
  • Deacon Mandy Gardner as she begins her new call and ministries at CtK.
  • 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.
  • 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!
April 2021 Fellowship Group News

April 2021 Fellowship Group News

CtK Piecemaker Quilters

The Piecemaker Quilters continue to meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10 am until 2 pm.  Everyone is welcome to join us.   For more information and meeting location, please call Stella Welcher at 970-903-9327.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon! 

CtK Book Club

The CtK Book Club currently meets on the second Thursday of each month at 3PM via Zoom.

This month, on Thursday, April 8th, we will be discussing “The Vanishing Half” by Britt Bennett.  During our May 13th meeting, a book by Susan Wiggs, “The Lost and Found Bookshop” will be our topic for discussion.   Our last book discussion for this season will be a book by Charlotte McConaghy, “Migrations,” on Thursday, June 10th.  We will take a break for the summer months and return to meet again in September, 2021.  

We hope you will join us — anyone can attend one or more book discussions.    If you are interested in attending, please call Stella Welcher at 970-903-9327 to get the Zoom link information.  


April 2021 Bible Studies

April 2021 Bible Studies


Bible Studies

Circle of Contemplative Prayer

The Circle of Contemplative Prayer meets each Monday from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Silent meditation and prayer sessions are followed by a book discussion. Currently, the discussion topics delve into the ways the contemplative path calls us to connect our inner search for transformational growth with the external realities of how we live and act, what we eat and wear, etc.

NOTE: Meetings are currently being held via Zoom. For the Zoom link and other pertinent information, please text Sharyn Butler at 970-759-6355.  Thank you.

Great Ol’ Broads of God (GoBoGs)

GoBoGs invites you to join them in study and fellowship each Monday from 4:00-5:30 pm. Share the Care, GoBoGs’ outreach mission, is addressed upon requests.  They are currently finishing a study based on “The Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd.  The next study will focus on the book, “You Are Loved and Free” by Micah Ruth.  Also, during the Lenten Season, they are discussing contemporary reflection questions relating to this season’s Gospel scriptures, as posed by Father Kevin.

NOTE:  During the health crisis, they are conferencing via Zoom at 592-847-8387; the password for this meeting is Testify.  The Zoom meeting ID is 966-5642-4190.  Please join them for study sessions that are deeply rewarding. For more information, contact Kayla Hefner at 970-759-1636.

Midweek Bible Study led by Pastor Tim

Bible Study class meets on Thursdays from 12:00-1:15 PM.  We are studying the Petrine Epistles (1 & 2 Peter) and currently reading the first chapter of 1 Peter.  Invite others to join us if you’d like! The link to access these meetings via Zoom is located below.


If you ever misplace this link, you can also find it on our website at https://www.ctkdurang.org/worship. If you need the password to access the class, call Pastor Tim at 970-426-9681.

I look forward to seeing you all!!!

Khuvara (“Circle of Friends”)

The Khuvara Women’s Group is starting a new book for discussion entitled, “Everyone’s Normal till You Get to Know Them” by John Ortberg.  All women are welcome, and we gladly invite new members to join us.  For meeting time/place during Covid, please call Stella at 970-903-9327.

Spiritual Study Group (SSG)

Currently, the Spiritual Study Group meetings are suspended until further notice due to Covid-19.  For more information, contact Aurora Rose.  

April 2021 — Social Ministry News

April 2021 — Social Ministry News


ELCA World Hunger Lenten Challenge–March Update

As I am confident you remember from last month, the Social Ministry Committee set a goal of $5000 to donate to ELCA World Hunger.  So far, the church has responded amazingly.  As of the middle of March, we had raised $3990!  With a little Easter push, we should easily meet our goal. 

If you wonder what ELCA World Hunger does with our money, visit https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/ELCA-World-Hunger for descriptions of their domestic and international approaches to addressing hunger issues.  If you wonder why the church feels this is necessary work, look in last month’s Scribe for statistics cribbed from the ELCS World Hunger website.

As you attend church this Easter, reflect on all the blessings God has bestowed on you and share some of those blessings with the world’s less fortunate. 

Thank you for your awesome generosity.

John Condie and the Social Ministry Committee