June 2022 – In Other News

June 2022 – In Other News

Worship Information

 Sunday, 9:30 AM – INDOOR & LIVE STREAM

We have updated our worship time! We hope you’ll join us in the CtK Sanctuary. All are welcome!

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

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

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

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 Deacon Mandy a call (970-247-5310) or touch base with him between Sunday services. Training will be provided for all volunteers. Thanks for your consideration.

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The Chancel Choir is once again filling the Sanctuary with their melodious voices.

We have also begun ringing the bells! Our new handbell ensemble will begin rehearsals and performing soon! 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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CtK Summer Book Study

Join us for our summer book study! Pick up your books June 5th or 12th – Reading begins the week of June 13th! Discussion sessions are every Sunday following the 9:30am service, (Approximately 10:30am), in the Community Hall.

Save the Dates – June

CtK’s Noisy Offering designee for the month

of June: Manna

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Habitat for Humanity – Last Chance!

Christ the King’s Habitat Work Day will be Saturday, June 11, back in Bayfield.  Sunday, June 4th, will be the last day you can sign up to volunteer for either working on site or helping with lunch.  The sign up sheet is in the Welcome Center OR you can sign up on line by going to the church’s website (ctkdurango.org), clicking on the Event & Signup Hub, then scroll down to the Habitat Logo.  Those who sign up will be contacted a week prior to the event with additional information.

HABITAT is also trying to build a faith-based support group from the churches in the Durango area.  They are kicking this effort off with a luncheon at the Doubletree Hotel, on June 15 from 12:00 noon till 1:00pm.   The goal is to “link families and community through shared involvement in the building process” of which there are many facets.  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by June 10th at director@habitatlaplata.org or call 970-382-2215 OR call Rap Fairley at 410-474-3571.

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

June 2022 — In Our Prayers

June 2022 – In Our Prayers

Military Prayer Requests

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. 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 Dave Mitzlaff
  • Brigitte Cunningham
  • The Family of Jeff Wince
  • Stetson Keegan
  • The Family of Tom Duft
  • The Family of David Smith
  • The Family of Ann Duft
  • Pete Olson
  • 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 their summer season. Keep them safe in their travels and ready for a new school year to come.
  • 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!
  • Tim Orlowski as he begin his renewal leave. Help him to carry your message of love and to be refreshed and renewed during this time of rest and reflection. For the Orlowski family in their travels and to all our congregational families during this time. Amen!

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

June 2022 – Fellowship Group News

CtK Piecemaker Quilters

We have changed our meeting time to the third Tuesday of the month. Our next meeting for quilting will be June 21st from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Community Hall. We usually bring a lunch or order from Wendy’s for lunch. We are currently working on Prayer Quilts for members that are ill and Baptism quilts. We are also working on new paraments for the church. The ones that we currently use are about 30 years old and need to be refreshed. If you don’t know how to quilt, we will be happy to teach you. If you have any questions, call Judy Olson at 651-303-8450.

CtK Book Club

The CTK Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 3:00PM in the Community Hall at church. This month (June 9th) we are reading/discussing “Wish You Were Here” by Jodie Picoult. In the following months, we will be reading:
July – “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult
August – “The Lady’s Midnight Swimming Club” by Faith Hagen
September – “Still Life” by Louise Penny

We would love to have you join us. If you have any questions, contact Judy Olson at 651-303-8450 or judy_olson@yahoo.com. 

June 2022 – 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. our new study is on Julian of Norwich, a 14th century English anchoress and mystic. We will be using readings, videos, the book “Julian of Norwich: Wisdom in a Time of Pandemic- and Beyond” (Matthew Fox) and discussions to guide our study. For more information contact:  Sharyn Butler csharynb@yahoo.com and/or Dian Jenkins  jenkdian@gmail.com

*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 Deacon Mandy

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 all to join the class. I look forward to seeing each of you!!!

Khuvara (“Circle of Friends”)

  • We are currently taking a break and will begin again after July 4th.

All women are encouraged and welcome to attend and we gladly invite new members to join us. Khuvara meets on Thursdays at 1:15pm in the Community Hall. We are a group of caring ladies that take the time to listen to concerns that our members have and pray for them. 
We would love to have you join us and this is a good time to join us as we start a new book to discuss. For more info, contact Judy Olson at 651-303-8450 or judy_olson@yahoo.com

Spiritual Study Group (SSG)

 Currently, the Spiritual Study Group meets on Thursdays from 3:00pm – 4:30pm on-site in the Chapel. (Unless Covid case numbers rise, in which case we will go back to Zoom). We’re studying “The Difficult Words of Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine. For more information, or the Zoom link, contact Aurora Rose. (970-382-1848)

June 2022 — Social Ministry News

June 2022 — Social Ministry News

This is the mission of Manna Soup Kitchen, our June Noisy Offering partner.  In March of this year, Manna opened a resource and navigation center in Durango. This marks the start of a model for supporting needs in our community that people across the area have been dreaming of: a place where people who face food insecurity and the unhoused community can go for traditional meals, but also have access to a food market, showers and bathrooms, computers, washers and dryers, a takeout window AND the connection to resources for housing and employment as well.

Last year Manna 84,496 meals, had 352,850 pounds of food donated and 4,812 volunteer hours from members of the community, like our CtK team which has two works days a month to prepare the meals that day. In addition, there is a garden to provide fresh produce, a backpack program to support student food needs, and a culinary program to help people gain the skills to secure a job in the food service industry.

Christ the King has been a long-term partner with Manna over the decades of service to our community.  Manna continues to create new ways to help people with the most basic needs and to provide connections to ways to sustain their lives.

We hope you will be generous with your donations to Manna in June.  They are a strong partner and one who faithfully serves our area with a big heart and wonderful leadership.  Help us help grow these opportunities! Blessings to you all for your ongoing prayers and your time and resources. Check out their website at: mannasoupkitchen.org for more information.