October 2022 – In Other News

October 2022 – In Other News

October 2022 – In Other News. . .

Worship Information

Sunday, 9:30 AM – INDOOR & LIVE STREAM 

We hope you’ll join us in the CtK Sanctuary and online. All are welcome!

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

We are having dinner before Behold! Come and join us for food and fellowship @ 5:26pm prior to the Wednesday evening service.

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

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 filling the Sanctuary with their melodious voices. The choir meets for rehearsals on Monday evenings from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

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!


The newly formed Handbell Ensemble is ringing out the good news and praises!

This group practices on Sunday mornings @ 8:30am. Please contact Jared Wright, Choir/Music Director or Anita Ashby if you would like to ring. Jared can be reached at 970-759-1834 or email chancelchoir@ctkdurango.org  – All are welcome!

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CtK Book Review Group

October 2nd after worship

Join us as we delve into practices of Contemplative Rhythms.

Save the Dates – October

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

Sunday, October 2nd – Birthday Sunday! Join us after our 9:30am service for fellowship and cake as we celebrate the CtK October Birthdays! Cheers!
Sunday, October 2nd – Celebrate with us as Ella Dillon is baptized here at CtK! Amen!
Thursday, October 6 @ 6:00pm – Join hosts Dan and Angelia Graves at their home for some fellowship and help fill the communion cup. Bring a box or two of pinot noir (brands Black Box, Bota, or Big Green Box) that will be used in the future for communion wine. Appetizers and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP at akgraves86@gmail.com or call 970-422-2170. Address: 13 Falcon Way
Sunday, October 9 – Gutemala Pot Luck
Saturday, October 15 – CtK Hiking & Fellowship Trip
Calling all hikers for a CTK Outdoors event – We will meet at church at 8:00am on Saturday October 15th. We will depart the church parking lot promptly at 8:15am. We will plan to hike at Junction Creek. Although for fall hikes we try and stay on heavily trafficked trails, please remember it is hunting season. Remember to wear the brightest colors you have. It is also recommended that any of our four legged friends joining us have on a brightly colored vest or shirt. Please reach out to Holly Landgren with any questions. 970-764-7014.
Saturday, October 15 – CtK Hiking & Fellowship Trip

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A Special Thank You Message

Fencing Project Work Day – they ROCK!

Kayla Hefner 
Catherine Hawk
Dan Graves
Paul Plvan
Pete Olson
Clark Lagow
Larry Rardin
Thanks to them we are 100% positive THIS church is built on SOLID ROCK!
  The Altar Guild and Piecemakers quilting group are pleased to present new paraments to the congregation beginning with the Tree of Life for the Days After Pentecost season.  The Tree of Life growing from the Father’s creating hands recalls the tree of life in the Garden of Eden, (Genesis 1:9).  It also recalls the tree made into a cross on which Jesus was crucified. By His death our sins are forgiven and we receive new life in Him.  The words,”Behold, come be made new” recall Revelations 21:5 where John writes of his vision of a new heaven and earth and God proclaims, “I am making all things new.”

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

October 2022 — In Our Prayers

October 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)

  • Codey Roy (US Air Force) & Jared Peterson (US Army), Great-Nephews of Megan Reid
  • 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 Ardys Daniels
  • The Family of Li Miller
  • Pastor Art Meyer & Family
  • Ken Zipperer
  • The Family of Dan Graves
  • 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 fall semester. Keep them safe and help them ready for the new school year.
  • 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 we welcome his return to CtK after his renewal leave. Amen!

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

October 2022 – Fellowship Group News

CtK Piecemaker Quilters

The CTK quilting group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 10:00 A.M. in the community hall. We make Baptism and prayer quilts for members of our congregation as they are needed. We also make quilts for our local nursing homes and the Navajo Nation through NELM. This year we are also making new paraments for our sanctuary. If you would like to work on the paraments but not quilt, contact Carol Orlowski at 248-245-3541. We are now starting to make Christmas stockings for the less fortunate in La Plata County. Some of these people had never had a Christmas stocking. Last year we made several hundred and they were so appreciated. If you would like to join us in this endeavor, let me know. We will provide you with a pattern, Christmas material, and lining. If you are interested in quilting, please join us. If you would like to quilt, but don’t know how, join us and we will teach you.

  judy_olson @yahoo.com   651-303-8450.

CtK Book Club

Our Book Club meets in the Community Hall at 3:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of the month. On October 13, we will be discussing The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian. It is a powerful story about poverty and racism.

The following months we will be reading:

November – Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett

December – Christmas Luncheon

January 2023 – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

February – We Begin at the End by Chris Whitker

March – Ladies Midnight Swimming Club by Faith Hogan

April – Mesa Verde Victim by Scott Graham. (Scott is a local writer)

If you like to read and discuss books, please join us.  We would love to have you.
Judy Olson at judy_olson@yahoo.com or 651-303-8450.


October 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.  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 a group of ladies that get together every Thursday at 1:15 P.M. in the community hall. We start a check of how everything one is doing and say a prayer for all of those in need with our group, our congregation, and friends. On October 6 we will begin to discuss “Love Winds” by Rob Bell. If you can’t meet on Thursdays and would like to know more about the book, please contact Judy Olson judy_olson@yahoo.com or 651-303-8450.

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)

October 2022 — Social Ministry News

October 2022 — Social Ministry News

This month we will lift up a long-term partner with Christ the King, Bread for the World. This Christian advocacy organization was founded by a Lutheran pastor and works with U.S. federal decision makers to address systemic issues around hunger and poverty. This work has made a huge difference around the world and in the United States in the last almost 50 years.
Yet, one in ten people goes to bed hungry every night. One in four children under the age of five is severely malnourished.
Good progress was being made until the significant impacts of COVID on people around the world and in our own community. So the work continues and every voice matters. Check out www.bread.org and add your voice to the chorus of all who hear God’s call to care for all of God’s people.

CELEBRATE OUR MISSION PARTNER: Iglesia Luterana Agustina de Guatemala (ILAG)

Guatemala weekend is almost here!

Rev. Karen Castillo and her son, Diego Gil, will be joining us for 10/8-10! Rev. Karen is the head of the Lutheran Church in Guatemala and provides leadership and ministry to the congregations across the country, including our partner church in Zacaleu.

On Sunday, 10/8, Rev. Karen and Diego will be joining us for worship and Pastor Karen will be preaching.  We plan to have a potluck after worship at 10:30 a.m. We are excited to have all of our members (not just the 10 lucky CtKers who have been there) be able to meet with them and learn more about the ministry there and how we can continue to deepen our relationship.

Please make every effort to be present with us and we thank you for your ongoing support and prayers for our mission partner.



Christmas is coming!!!!!

The Social Ministry Team invites you all to participate in the ELCA Good Gifts program that keeps on giving.  Using the online catalogue, you can choose from more than 50 sustainable gifts, in honor of family and friends, to give to people throughout the world who are in desperate need.  Go to goodgifts@ELCA.org to start shopping.


There is Still More!!!!!!

Don’t forget to put Colorado Gives Day on your calendar!  This will be held on Tuesday, 12/6/22.  Community First Foundation and 1st Bank have partnered with sponsors around the state to provide $1 Million Incentive Fund that will make your donation more powerful for local nonprofits.  Go to www.coloradogives.org/cogivesday website to donate.


Let’s spread the love!