October 2021–In Other News

October 2021–In Other News

Worship Information (Through October) 


We hope you’ll join us in the CtK Sanctuary. All are welcome! (Masks are recommended)

Sunday, 10:30 AM – IN-PERSON, OUTDOOR (front lawn/parking lot)

The 10:30am outdoor worship will continue through October. We will then move to a single, indoor service at 9:00am. Sign-up for the outdoor service is not required; however, if you choose to sit on the front lawn and HAVE NOT been vaccinated, masks are strongly encouraged; and physical distancing between households is required for everyone. 

 Wednesday “Behold!” 6:00PM – IN-PERSON—CtK Community Hall + Zoom

 Click Here to zoom-in.  If you need the password, please contact Pastor Tim.

 NOTE:  For the time being, we will NOT be having dinner with our Behold! worship service.

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

News You Can Use

CtK’s Post-pandemic Opening

As CtK begins to open post-pandemic, we are calling on everyone to prayerfully consider how you might use your time and talents to help propel CtK forward in this new hybrid in-person/techno-based way of doing church. We have the technology. Now, we need YOU! Currently, we are seeking to fill ALL categories of worship volunteers:

  • Altar Guild Assistants
  • Worship Assistants
    • Ushers
    • Readers
    • Communion assistants
    • Soundboard/camera operators
    • Presentation computer operators
    • Online church host. This person would be basically acting as a “virtual greeter/online chat person” for worship services.

If you feel you might be interested in any of these volunteer positions and/or if you have any questions, please give Pastor Tim a call (970-247-5310) or touch base with him between Sunday services. Training will be provided for all volunteers. Thanks for your consideration. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for all of our volunteer spots during CtK’s Rally Day — “God’s Work. Our Hands.” to be held on Sunday, September 12th.  Stay tuned for further details.

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Chancel Choir is once again filling the Sanctuary with their melodious voices. Please contact Jared Wright, Choir/Music Director if you would like to sing. Jared can be reached at

970-759-1834 or email chancelchoir@ctkdurango.org  – All are welcome!

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Mission Endowment Fund!         

The Mission Endowment Fund Committee of Christ the King Lutheran Church is now accepting grant applications for projects that support the mission of Christ the King. The mission is “To love and serve God by proclaiming Christ’s gospel, strengthening worship, deepening discipleship, and serving our congregation, community and world.”  The application deadline is December 15, 2021.  The Mission Endowment Fund Grant Application may found on line at https://www.ctkdurango.org/learn-more/documents/.  You may file it electronically, or print it and submit a hard copy. For further information contact the Mission Endowment Fund at mef@ctkdurango.org, or you may talk with any of us.

Yours in Christ, the CtK Mission Endowment Board.

Wendy Gonzales, John Condie, Gary Rollstin, Lynn Mitzlaff, and Megan Reid

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Save the Dates–October

CtK’s Noisy Offering designee for the month of October is the Bread for the World

 Looking Ahead

 Wednesday, October 6thFancy Dinner Youth Fundraiser – Let the CtK Youth pamper you with good food and good service at this Fancy Dinner Fundraiser! Reservations are required – Signup here: https://www.ctkdurango.org/signup/

**Limited Seating – Signup closes Sunday evening, October 3rd**

 Sunday, October 10th – Spooky Silent Sunday with Swanson – and the Youth of CtK!

Come marvel at the skills of the brilliant pianist Adam Swanson, in the return of his Silent Sunday Series at the Durango Arts Center. We hope you’ll join us for a great afternoon in the th­eatre and a great bonding opportunity for CtK’s Gathering-bound Youth. Be sure to check out https://www.ctkdurango.org/youth-events/ for more information.

 Sunday, October 10th & 17th – The Piecemakers will be holding a sale before and after each service. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of new materials for new items to be made and donated. There will be items of all sizes ranging in price from under $10 to larger items for under $200.

 Friday, October 22nd – Youth will meet at DAC to paint Christmas Pottery for our upcoming Christmas Bake Sale!

  Saturday, November 6th – CtK’s Annual Art Gallery & Gala.  The theme is “The Parables.”

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

October 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 Jared)

  • 1st Lt. Mitch Bugaj stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA—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 in need of prayer…

(To add or remove names from this list, please contact Jared)

  • The Family of Jeff Wince
  • Stetson Keegan
  • The Family of Tom Duft
  • The Family of David Smith
  • The Family of Ann Duft
  • Pete Olson
  • Dave Mitzlaff
  • Stella Welcher
  • Laura Stransky
  • Roger Landgren
  • Darlene Warring
  • Bonnie Rossmiller
  • 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.
  • All those battling mental illness and addictions.
  • Each person in our CtK church family.
  • All K-12 and college students, their families, and their educators as they begin the new school year in the midst of the Delta variant outbreak in our community.
  • All the front-line workers who continue to keep Durango and our surrounding communities safe, healthy, fed, educated, and mentally and spiritually fulfilled during the Covid-19/Delta variant crisis. May God bless and protect EVERYONE!

To add or remove names from this list, email Jared in the Church office or call: 970-247-5310.

October 2021 Fellowship Group News

CtK Piecemaker Quilters

The Piecemaker Quilters continue to meet regularly on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10 am until 2 pm in the CtK Community Hall.  The quilters are currently working on new items for their upcoming sale on Oct. 10th & 17th. Items range in price from $7 – 100+ and include items such as home-sewn gifts/products potholders, aprons, wall hangings, table runners, quilts and more!  Come before and after services to help support this wonderful ministry. New members are warmly invited to join the quilters and help create these quilts for baptisms, graduations, pray quilts for those who are ill or homebound, long-term care residents (Four Corners and Mancos Nursing Homes), and for the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission (NELM) in Rock Point, AZ.  If you need a sewing machine, two extra machines were donated to the group—you are welcome to use one.  And, if quilting is a craft that has often interested you, but you don’t know how to quilt, there are quilters who will gladly teach you.  They will help ensure you that your creation will be one you can feel proud about giving to someone in need.  So, do consider coming to our next meeting on October 27th. You’ll be surprised at what we do and the fun and camaraderie we all share.

For more information about the meetings and/or the quilt sale, please call Stella Welcher at

970-903-9327.  We look forward to seeing you!

 CtK Book Club

The CtK Book Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 3PM outside in the CtK Columbarium. On Thursday, October 7th, we’ll talk about Kristin Hannah’s book, “Four Winds.”  “The Only Woman in the Room” is our book discussion for Thursday, November 11th, and we’ll finish out the year on Thursday, December 9th, with a discussion of “Let Him Go” by Larry Watson.

You are invited to join us–anyone can attend one or more book discussions.   If you are interested in attending, please call Stella Welcher at 970-903-9327.

October 2021 Bible Studies

October 2021 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 (Thursday) Bible Study led by Pastor Tim

 Bible Study class meets on Thursdays from 12:00-1:15 PM.  We are studying and discussing the topic, “Rooted: Our Christian Heritage.”   Attendees can choose to meet for class in-person OR via Zoom. The link to access these meetings via Zoom is:


 If you ever misplace this link, you can also find it on our website at:  


 The “regular password” is needed to access the meeting via Zoom.  If you need the password, contact the church office at 970-247-5310.  We gladly invite and welcome any and all to join the class. I look forward to seeing each of you!!!

 Khuvara (“Circle of Friends”)

 The Khuvara Women’s Group current book discussion focuses on “Book of Joy” by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams.  All women are encouraged and welcome to attend and we gladly invite new members to join us.  We meet each Thursday from 1:00pm-2:30pm outside in the CtK Columbarium.  For more info, call Stella at 970-903-9327.  

 Spiritual Study Group (SSG)

 Currently, the Spiritual Study Group meets on Thursdays from 3:00pm-4:30pm via Zoom. We’re reading “Love Is The Way” by Bishop Michael Curry. Starting in November, we’ll be moving on to a study from Gather Magazine on the Gift of the Holy Spirit. For more information, or the Zoom link, contact Aurora Rose. (970-382-1848)

October 2021 — Social Ministry News

October 2021 — Social Ministry News

Bread for the World Sunday

OCTOBER 17TH – Bread for the World Sunday!

We will celebrate Bread for the World Sunday on October 17th at Christ the King Lutheran Church. CtK has been a long-time partner and supporter of this Christian advocacy organization.  Bread for the World (www.bread.org) has been working to fight hunger and poverty here in the U.S. and all over the world; progress has been made in policy, partnering with local governments, non-profits and churches to get at the root of some of these issues. However, COVID-19 has had significant impact on the ability of people to put food on the table, while trying to deal with their employment, housing and all the issues impacted by COVID.

Your voice matters and needs to be heard now, and always. Go to the Bread website and see how you can personally get involved, support financially, or pray for solutions to these critical issues for our brothers and sisters across the world. In particular, there is a focus on concentrating on the first 1000 days of a child’s development and care. You can read more about that on the website.

Thanks for your prayers and support.

Jigger Staby

Social Ministry Team

Christmas is Coming!

The Social Ministry Team invites you all to participate in the “alternate giving” program through the ELCA Good Gifts, online catalog. You can choose from more than 50 gifts that will not only help people around this world, during this Covid pandemic, but honor your family and friends, in giving a lasting gift that will make a difference in the lives of God’s children whom we never met.  Go to goodgifts@elca.org and help share God’s love.

But there is MORE!!!!!!

Don’t forget to put Colorado Gives Day on your calendar!  This will be held on Tuesday, 12/7/21.  If a nonprofit organization receives 10% of the total money raised on that day, that same nonprofit receives 10% of the $1 Million Incentive Fund that is powered by Community First Foundation and presented by 1st Bank.  You can donate at www.coloradogives.org/cogivesday web site.

Let’s spread the love!