There are a handful of events at CtK that I look forward to every year: Lent in general, but the Holy Week services in particular (and Easter Eve, to be even more specific); our Super Bowl party and appetizer contest; All Saints’ Sunday; our Live Nativity; and our Christmas Eve worship services, to name a few. But one event still stands out as perhaps my most beloved event: our annual Art Gallery & Gala.

I don’t know if you understand how special this event is. I’ve never been to or heard of another congregation – Lutheran or otherwise – that devotes this much time and energy to creating artwork around some biblical theme. And that it includes people of all ages, all skill levels, all art mediums, makes it that much more special. Finally, it requires that you – the artists – actually spend time thinking about, praying over, and creatively representing some biblical book or theme, which makes this congregation more biblically literate than most. I just love this event!

This year’s theme is “The Book of Psalms,” and the Gala will be held on Saturday, November 2nd from 5:00-7:00pm. I’m giving you plenty of advance notice about this year’s event so that you will have time to do your thinkin’ and prayin’ and creatin’. Again, any art medium is invited and welcome, including (but not limited to):

  • Painting
  • Sketching
  • Lego-Building
  • Dancing
  • Sculpting
  • Cooking
  • Singing (stay tuned for more info on our “Open Mic” time!)
  • Photographing
  • Quilting
  • Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Sewing
  • Videography and Editing
  • … something completely new and unexpected!

If you need help coming up with ideas of what to do for this year’s event, please come talk to me. I’d be happy to brainstorm with you!

Finally, let me encourage you to invite your family or friends or neighbors to create something for this year’s Gallery! We have invited others from other churches and faith communities around Durango to participate, but a personal invitation is always more effective. Then, of course, invite those same people to come and view what others have made at the Gala. It’ll be another wonderful evening that will bring a smile to your face, I’m sure!

To RSVP for the event (helpful, but not required), click here.


Pastor Tim