Fellowship Groups – Feb. 2024

Fellowship Groups – Feb. 2024

CtK Piecemaker Quilters

We had a wonderful holiday break! We will be posting our schedule very soon. Please be sure to check back for more news! If you would like to quilt, but don’t know how, join us and we will teach you. For other questions, you can contact Judy Olson at (651) 303-8450 or judy_olson@yahoo.com

CtK Book Club

Our book club is currently meeting via Zoom on the second Thursday of the month at 3:00 P.M. This month we are reading “Mad Honey” by Jodi Piccoult. It is a sad story about teenage romance. This particular book is writtne by two authors, each one writing about different characters in the book. Both are very good writers.

In the following months, we will be reading:

March – West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

April – Go as a River by Shelley Read


If you have any questions, contact Judy Olson at (651-303-8450) or judy_olson@yahoo.com.

Bible Studies – Feb. 2024

Bible Studies – Feb. 2024

Circle of Contemplative Prayer

The Circle of Contemplative Prayer meets the 1st, 3rd, and (if applicable) 5th Monday at 5:30pm. 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. Our current study is following the series, “The Chosen”, with weekly discussion following an episode, scripture readings, and study guide. For more information contact Kayla Hefner.

*NOTE:  We are currently 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.

Women’s Bible Study (Tuesdays) led by Deacon Mandy

This newly formed group meets on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:15 PM. We are currently discussing “Women & God” by Kathleen Nielsen. We hope you can come and join us each week!

Please RSVP to Deacon Mandy if you plan on joining us for the Tuesday sessions. Email: Email Deacon Mandy HERE

To purchase the current book – CLICK HERE

Midweek (Thursday) Bible Study led by Pastor Tim & 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 meet every Thursday at 1:30. We are currently meeting on Zoom but hope to meet in person soon. We begin by going around and sharing anything that is concerning us about ourselves, our family or friends, or someone in the congregation. We then have a prayer for people in need in our families, our congregation and friends. We always have a book that we are discussing. This week we will begin a new book called, “The Most Misunderstood Women of the Bible”, by Mary E. DeMuth.  If you would like to join us or have any questions, please contact me at 651-303-8450 or Judy_olson@yahoo.com.

Spiritual Study Group (SSG)

Our group meets on Wednesdays at 3:00pm in the Chapel. For more information, or the Zoom link, contact Aurora Rose. (970-382-1848)

Social Ministry News – Feb. 2024

Social Ministry News – Feb. 2024

The Love Fund at Christ the King

You are, hopefully, aware that Christ the King maintains a small pool of money to assist church members and attendees experiencing short-term financial emergencies.  We refer to this as the Love Fund.  However, you may not be aware of the origin of the fund nor how it is maintained.  We hope to remedy that, as the woman whose generosity started it deserves remembering!

Sandy MacAlister was a long-time, active member of Christ the King.  When she passed away in 2003, tragically at an early age, she left a sizable bequest to the church. Most of it went to set up the Mission Endowment Fund, but a smaller amount was earmarked to establish what came to be called the Love Fund.  It has been used ever since by our pastors, with the advice of the Social Ministry Committee, to aid parishioners in need.

Grants from the fund are gifts, given in Christian love, and there is no mention nor expectation of payback, though some recipients have done so.  The money has been used for emergency car repairs, rent or mortgage payments, medicine, legal fees, and many other needs.  Whenever feasible, checks are written directly to providers—mechanics, landlords, doctors, etc.  Since it is meant for short-term, emergency problems, repeat requests are not normally accepted, though exceptions can be made.  Money for the Love Fund comes entirely from donations earmarked for the fund; nothing comes from the church’s general fund.

If you are having temporary financial difficulty, please talk to Pastor Tim or Deacon Mandy.  They will first attempt to connect you various community sources that may be able to help, but if that is impossible, the Love Fund can be considered.  As with any communication to the pastor, it is all held strictly confidential.

The flip side, of course, is that if you are in a sound financial position, please consider donating to the Fund.  Make a note on a check put in the offering plate or on cash put in an offering envelope—or do what Sandy MacAllister did; remember it in your will.

Thank you for reading this far,

The Social Ministry Committee.


Noisy Offering Partner for February (and March):

ELCA World Hunger

Worship Assistants – Feb. 2024

Worship Assistants – Feb. 2024

To sign up for this or any of our volunteer opportunities, be sure to visit: https://www.ctkdurango.org/signup/

Thank You!


Sunday Worship Assistants

9:30 am Inside Sanctuary unless otherwise noted.




Feb. 4 – 9:30am Catherine Hawk
Lisa Weber
Eryn Orlowski
Feb. 11 – 9:30am Anita Ashby
Lynn Mitzlaff
Aurora Rose
Feb. 14 – 6:00pm Catherine Hawk
Lynn Mitzlaff Addison Ashby
Feb. 18 – 9:30am Barbara Hawxhurst
David Smith
Lisa Weber
Feb. 25 – 9:30am
Gary Henschen
Lisa Weber
Molly Bodewes


Sunday Media Desk

9:30 am Inside Sanctuary unless otherwise noted.







Feb. 4 – 9:30am Dan Graves
Angelia Graves
D & A Graves
Feb. 11 – 9:30am Catherine Hawk
David Smith
Gary Rollstin
Feb. 14 – 6:00pm
Anita Ashby
David Smith
Gary Orlowski
Feb. 18 – 9:30am Dan Graves
Angelia Graves D & A Graves
Feb. 25 – 9:30am
Anita Ashby
David Smith
Gary Rollstin

In Other News – Feb. 2024

In Other News – Feb. 2024

Worship Information

Sunday, 9:30 AM – IN PERSON & 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 Pastor Tim or 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!

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 her during the week. Training will be provided for all volunteers. Thanks for your consideration.

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The CtK Praise Ensemble, “Lost, Found, & Redeemed” is rocking the rafters in the Sanctuary. Our rehearsals are Monday evenings from 5:15pm – 6:15pm.

The Chancel Choir is filling the Sanctuary with their melodious voices. The choir meets for rehearsals on Monday evenings from 6:15pm – 7:15pm.

Please contact Jared Wright, Choir Director if you would like to sing. Jared can be reached at 970-759-1834 or email chancelchoir@ctkdurango.org  – All are welcome!

The CtK Handbell Ensemble is ringing out the good news and praises! This group practices on Sunday mornings @ 8:30am. Please contact Jared Wright, Choir Director or Anita Ashby if you would like to ring. Jared can be reached at the church office or email chancelchoir@ctkdurango.org  – All are welcome!

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The noisy offering partner for February & March is: ELCA World Hunger

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Save the Dates – February

Sunday, Feb. 4 – Join us for Scout Sunday! Scout Troop 538 will be with us and will have a short presentation and will host our after church fellowship time.

Sunday, Feb. 4 – Birthday Sunday!  Be sure to join us as we celebrate our CtK members who have birthdays in February! Join us for fellowship and cake! Amen!

Tuesday, Feb. 6 – From 3pm – 5pm La Plata Family Centers Coalition pairs with Morehart Murphy to give away coats, warm clothes, and more! Be sure to contact LPFCC for more info. amber@lpfcc.org

Sunday, Feb. 11 – Fat Tuesday Celebration!  Laissez les bon temp rouler! Come celebrate a Mardi gras themed fellowhip after our 9:30am worship service.

Sunday, Feb. 11 – Superbowl Sunday!  Be sure to join us as we cheer for our favorite teams in fellowship! Bring your favorite “football game” themed snack and come to the Community Hall and watch the Superbowl!

Wednesday, Feb. 14 – Join us for our annual Ash Wednesday service. We will have a Soup Supper before our service during our usual “Behold!” worship time. Dinner at 5:26pm and our Ash Wednesday Service at 6:00pm.

Thursday, Feb. 15 – From 2pm – 6pm, the La Plata Family Centers Coalition will be offering a free Dental Screen for kids. Contact LPFCC for more info. amber@lpfcc.org

Saturday, Feb. 24 – Scouting for Food!  Be sure to join Scout Troop 538 as they round up food for good causes. The truck will be parked in the CtK parking lot from 9am – 12pm. Drive-Thru and donate some nonperishables. Amen!

***Coming Up in MARCH:

Wednesday, March 13 – VOA Shelter from the Storm Event  – David Smith will be representing CtK as the Table Captain. More news coming soon!

Lent, Holy Week, Easter Eve, EASTER!!! Coming Soon!!

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