CtK’s Annual Art Gala

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year’s 4th Annual Art Gala a wonderful success. There was a wide variety of magnificent artwork and talent on display to wow the attendees.  So now, before your sparks of creativity fade away, start planning for next year!  The  theme will be Daniel, and the Gala will be on Saturday, November 7th, 2020.

And a very special shout out to Manna Soup Kitchen Culinary Arts Program for their delicious and thoughtful contributions to the Art Gala. In case you missed it, here is their Psalm-themed menu:

Taydn Muniz
Blue corn cakes, juniper ash, custard, candy cap mushroom dust, paired with Grapefruit sage salted sparkler
Psalm 102:9
For I eat ashes like bread, and mingle tears with my drink

McKenzie Sparby
Psalm 104: 14-15
You cause the grass to grow for the cattle, and plants for people to use, to bring forth food from the earth, and wine to gladden the human heart, oil to make the face shine, and bread to strengthen the human heart.

Desiree Champlin
Cocoa dusted monkey bread with berry coulis dipping sauce
Psalm 78:25-29
Mortals ate of the bread of angels; he sent them food in abundance. He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens, and by his power he led out the south wind; he rained flesh upon them like dust, winged birds like the sand of the seas; he let them fall within their camp, all around their dwellings. And they ate and were well filled, for he gave them what they craved.

Shanise Graves
Honeycomb, blue cheese, and apple on winter squash sesame cracker with honey peanut brittle crumble
Psalm 19:9-10
The ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb.


Alternative Giving Options

For instructions on how to designate Christ the King Lutheran Church—Durango as the recipient for your City Market Community Rewards and AmazonSmile Rewards programs, please go to CtK’s Give page under the following link:




Please consider giving a Children’s World donation before the end of the year to offset the remaining $10,000 deficit following the January 2019 closure of our Early Learning Center.  Children’s World donations given anytime during 2019 will qualify for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit.  If you have questions, please see Beth Stelz or call her at 970-247-5310.  Thank you!


Important December Events:

M, T, W, December 2nd, 3rd, 4th – Annual Ladies’ PEO Poinsettia Distribution at CtK.

Wednesday, December 4th — Ecumenical Advent Evening Prayer & Soup Supper hosted by St. Columba Catholic Church, 1830 E. 2nd Avenue, Durango

Friday, December 6th — For CtK’s December fellowship activity we’ll be attending the Fort Lewis College Music Department’s Holiday Program at 7:00pm on Saturday, December 6th.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.  The plan is to meet in the Lobby of the Community Concert Hall and try to sit together.  What a great way to ring in the Christmas season!  For more information, contact Janeann Jones at 480-201-5593.

Wednesday, December 11th — Ecumenical Advent Evening Cantata & Soup Supper hosted by First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive, Durango

Sunday, December 15th — CtK’s Annual Holiday Hoopla & Gingerbread-making Contest 12–2:00pm

Wednesday, December 18th — Ecumenical Advent Worship & Soup Supper hosted by First Presbyterian Church, 1159 E. Third Avenue, Durango

Sunday, December 22nd — Retirement Celebration for CtK’s Joyful Noise Director, Aurora Rose 9:15-10:30am

Sunday, December 22nd — CtK’s Annual Live Nativity Presentation during the 10:30am Worship

Tuesday, December 24th — Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship at Christ the King Lutheran:  5:00pm and 7:00pm

Wednesday, December 25thMerry Christmas!  (There are no services this day to allow everyone to spend time with family and friends.)  Have a blessed and peaceful day!

Tuesday, December 31st — Join fellow CtK’ers as we ring in the New Year with a game night on New Year’s Eve from 7-10pm.  Please bring your favorite appetizer and games to share.  See Holly Landgren for more info.

Plan Ahead:

Sunday, January 12th, 2020 — Epiphany Sunday