THANK YOU to CtK’s Family & Friends

To the Congregation,

I want to thank all of you who wished George and me well in our retirement.  Thank you for the cards and gifts.  Thank you for the gorgeous music stand that will remind me daily that I am loved.  You made my last days as Joyful Noise Director shine with the light of Christ.

May God bless you all.


Aurora Rose


Aurora & George Rose

A special thank you to Denise Dey & Linda Hartlein for planning, coordinating, and preparing food for the wonderful retirement celebration for Aurora Rose.  There were many others who helped with set-up and clean-up as well as preparing food —  to all of you, a special thanks as well.  The event was a fitting honor to Aurora for her extraordinary music ministry to CtK over the years.  The picture below shows Pastor Tim presenting Aurora with a handmade, black cherry wood music stand crafted in her honor.



We wish Aurora much success in her future endeavors!


(Ph. Cr. ~ J. Staby)


CtK Piecemaker Quilters’ 2019 Report:



We want to take this opportunity to let the members of CtK know what we’ve been doing in 2019.  We created, made, and donated quits to the following individuals and organizations:

2 Prayer quilts – Lon Erwin (CtK member) and Mark Walters (friend of Patty Mack)

1 Baptism quilt – Riley Mae Mitzlaff

1 Comfort quit – George Friday

4 Homebound CtK’ers – Shirley Buslee, LuLu Mae Hess, Bonnie Rossmiller, and

Mary Southworth

8 Quilts were given to Angel Tree recipients (7 children and 1 adult)

6 Quilts were delivered to the Volunteers of America Community Shelter, Durango, CO

25 Quilts were delivered to the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, AZ

In total, the Piecemakers donated 47 quilts in 2019!!  Plus. . . , we donated $1500 to help pay down our Children’s World deficit.

We are turning our focus to 2020 as we continue our ministry.  As always, we encourage you to join us in providing comfort (in the form of quilts) to those in our community who need to know, or be reminded, that we at CtK care about them and pray for them!

From all the Piecemaker Quilters, THANK YOU for your continuing support of this outreach ministry.

(Pictured above L–R:  Carol Orlowski, Julie Williams, Judy Olson, Donn Wince, Judy Danielson, Stella Welcher; not  pictured:  Cora Landgren, Sue Mages, Dottie Robinson;  ph.cr. ~ L. White)




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:








Important January Events:

Sunday, January 12th, 2020 — Epiphany Sunday


Plan Ahead:


Monday, February 17th — Presidents’ Day Holiday — Church Office CLOSED

Wednesday, February 26th — Ash Wednesday