CtK Continues to  Remain Closed. . .

Upon recommendations from the Office of the Bishopcongregations and communities of faith are to continue to prioritize worship opportunities that are safe, accessible, invitational, meaningful, and sustainable.  The use of an online/digital platform remains the highest recommended format for corporate worship through at least the end of the calendar year.  Any in-person worship experience should prioritize an outdoor venue, small groups, physical distancing, and the use of face coverings.  There is a strong likelihood that corporate, in-person worship that is able to include all parishioners inside of a church building will not be advisable well into 2021.”  While the Bishop does not have the authority to mandate congregations to do this, the recommendation of the Bishop does carry significant weight in our decisions, along with the guidance of local public health officials.  While disheartening news, CtK will continue suspension of in-person worship services and meetings until further notice.  At this time, worship services for Wednesdays at 6pm and Sundays at 9:15am (worship, then fellowship) are offered online via Zoom, and outdoor worship services this month are Sundays, October 4th – Bread for the World Sunday, and October 25th – Reformation Sunday.  These outdoor services will also be streamed via Zoom.  CtK continues to offer Thursday Noon Bible Study online each week.  It is hoped that the form of these online services has been meaningful to you.  (*For more information on Zoom webinars, please refer to the webinar links list below).

Christ the King Lutheran Church continues to need your financial support, especially in this time of need. Giving financially to Christ the King Lutheran Church is vital to continue these ministries that work to sustain and strengthen you and your faith in these trying times. You can give to Christ the King Lutheran Church in many ways. Visit https://www.ctkdurango.org/learn-more/give for more information and links to give online.

During this unprecedented time in our lives, you are encouraged to do whatever you can to promote the public health, especially for those who are most vulnerable. If you are healthy and are able to help with grocery shopping, to run errands, or help in any other way, please email  pastortim@ctkdurango.org.  He will do his best to connect those who have needs to those who have offered their help.

Remember to take care of yourselves. Go for walks. Laugh and talk with neighbors (from a safe distance and wearing your facemask). Wash your hands well and often. Enjoy the beauty of creation in which we live. Get off your computer and away from news and just read a book for a while. Play a board game. Take part in fun faith formation resources that we have available to you online at www.ctkdurango.org   Be patient, kind, and compassionate as always. Remember that this hardship will come to an end. Pray that it comes quickly.

* Webinar Links

For ZOOM meetings:  Sunday 9:15am worship services, Wednesday 6pm worship, Fellowship meetings (Sundays and Wednesdays directly after worship), and Thursday Noon Bible Study, click on  https://www.ctkdurango.org/worship/

To sign up for Sunday outdoor worship, Sunday afternoon Holy Communion, Monday Morning Coffee Chat w/Pastor Tim, and the Enneagram Seminar,  click on https://www.ctkdurango.org/signup/

More Info about Thursday Noon Bible Study:  

You are invited to join Pastor Tim for Thursday Bible Study class. Currently, and through the month of October, he is working through Paul’s Letter to Titus. You can join the class by clicking this link:  https://www.ctkdurango.org/worship/

More Info about Coffee Chat with PT:

‘Have a need or desire to set aside some one-on-one time with Pastor Tim?  Join him via Zoom for a chat over coffee (or tea or water or whatever) during these “Virtual Office Hours.”   Click on this link to sign up:  https://www.ctkdurango.org/signup/   If you don’t have access to Zoom, leave a comment when you sign up with your preferred number.  (Only Pastor Tim will see these comments).  I’m looking forward to seeing you soon!

Morning appointments from 8am-12pm; you can email Pastor Tim at pastortim@ctkdurango.org, or call him at 970-426-9681.

Enneagram Seminar:

Saturday, November 21st at 1pm led by Pastor Tim.  Click this link to register:  https://www.ctkdurango.org/signup/

If you have difficulty accessing any of the above-mentioned meeting sites/events

or need additional information, email Pastor Tim at pastortim@ctkdurango.org

or call him at 970-426-9681.


Memories of the Corona Virus-19 Project

As the Covid-19 Pandemic rages on, it has become obvious that the CtK ComMission Team’s project to collect memories of the affect this pandemic has had on our church community should carry on; perhaps without a deadline.  In case you missed the first notification of the project, here is a brief synopsis and an invitation to join us in our effort to preserve something about this huge, historic event.

Covid-19 has changed all of our lives in some way: how we work (or don’t work), how we spend our free time (if we are not first responders or caregivers who don’t seem to get much free time), how we worship, how we stay in touch with each other, and so much more.  State and local rules to help us stop the spread of this infection, for which we have no cure and no vaccine, seem to change daily if not hourly.  The ComMission Team wonders how it has affected you and your family, how you have been coping with the circumstances, maybe even what new and wonderful things you have learned or decided to try during this challenging time.  So, send us your stories, poems, drawings, photography – anything that can be kept in a binder/book format in our Church Library.  Share your stories – happy, sad, funny, innovative, thoughtful, or insightful.  We welcome your input.

Please email your contributions to Megan Reid at:   mreid1451@bresnan.net  or regular mail to: 2403 Thomas Avenue, Durango, CO 81301.  Be sure to sign and date your contribution and let us know the best way to contact you if we have any questions.  Megan can also be reached at 970-247-2577.

Christmas Season  Project

“Nativity Quilt/Wall Hanging”

Artist ~ Shanna Stordahl

As the Covid-19 virus continues it looks like we will be attending some or all of our Advent and Christmas Services on Zoom.  The ComMission Team would like YOUR HELP in celebrating this special time of the year.

Do you have an interesting Nativity?  Anything from a group of actual figures to wall hangings, art works, etc.  We would love to have you TAKE A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOUR NATIVITY (NATIVITIES) AND EMAIL IT (them) TO pastortim@ctkdurango.org NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 20, 2020.  These photographs of Nativities will become a part of our Advent and/or Christmas services.

What a wonderful way to show how Christians throughout the world portray the birth of Christ.  If you have any questions contact Megan Reid at mreid1451@bresnan.net or 970-247-2577.


Important October Events:

For all events and activities, please check the CtK website for updates. Unless otherwise noted, all worship services will be offered via Zoon — see above “Webinar Links” for more info, or email  pastortim@ctkdurango.org    Thank you!

Outdoor Worship Services in October

These services will be held at 9:15 am on Sunday, October 4th and Sunday, the 25th at Christ the King Lutheran Church.  Click on this link to sign up:  https://www.ctkdurango.org/signup/   These worship services will ALSO be live streamed via Zoom using our usual Sunday worship link — https://www.ctkdurango.org/worship/  So, if you do not wish to be here in person, you can join us from home. For more detailed info, call Pastor Tim at 970-426-9681.

Special Event Sundays in October

Sunday, October 4th – Bread for the World Sunday – An outdoor worship service will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church starting at 9:15am. This worship service will ALSO be live streamed via Zoom using our usual Sunday worship link — https://www.ctkdurango.org/worship/    So, if you do not wish to be here in person, you can join us from home. For more detailed info call Pastor Tim at 970-426-9681.

Sunday, October 25th – Reformation Sunday – Wear your RED to this outdoor worship service to be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church starting at 9:15am. This worship service will ALSO be live streamed via Zoom using our usual Sunday worship link —https://www.ctkdurango.org/worship/    So, if you do not wish to be here in person, you can join us from home. For more detailed info call Pastor Tim at 970-426-9681.

CtK Membership Activities for Everyone!

The following CtK Membership/Fellowship activities have been planned to help keep CtK’ers connected while apart, all while keeping your utmost safety and health in mind.  With the beautiful Fall weather upon us, it is a beautiful time of the year to take advantage of the great Colorado outdoors, as well as visiting a variety of fun places in downtown Durango.

Please keep in mind that all planned activities are subject to change based on current weather and  Covid conditions–masks and social distancing are expected to be practiced per State/County requirements at the time.  So be sure to keep an eye on the Save These Dates section below for the most current, up-to-date information.  In the meantime, if you have any questions about any events, email Kayla Hefner or call her at 970-759-1636.

October 17th, you can join fellow CtK’ers for an afternoon on the town at Get Fused, 600 Main Avenue, downtown Durango; be at the store by 2:30pm.  And yes, do “mask up.”

October 24th, hike Horse Gulch.  All interested hikers are to meet at the CtK parking lot for a 9:00am departure. Remember to bring along water/snacks.  And yes, do “mask up.”