“A Place of Grace, sharing the Love of God with each other and the Community”

September 26, 2021

EMERGENCY COUNCIL MEETING:  The council will be meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. to investigate the possibility of renting our building to St. Mark the Evangelist Anglican Lutheran Church in Waxahachie.  They are an Anglican mission start and are needing a place for worship by November 1st. As always, the council meetings are open to the public.  But keep in mind, it does reserve the right to go into executive session.

COMMUNION CHANGE FOR 10:45 A.M. SERVICE:  Starting this Sunday, the 10:45 a.m. will go back to pre-Covid communion distribution style.  This means you will be officially welcomed and dismissed at each table. The offering will still be taken as you come into the sanctuary.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE:  The church stands in need of volunteers to serve on this year’s nominating committee.  So far, Chester Jurasko, Mary Mau, and Billy Crawford have volunteered.  They could use one more. If you would like to serve in this capacity, please talk to Pastor, Greg Markwardt, or Tom Batchelor. Officers up for election are Vice-President Kelly Hinton, Treasurer Michael Todd, Board of Social Ministry and Outreach Members, Cecilia Raebel, Kathy Montgomery, Judy Gearner, Dawn Cronkright, Bill McDonald, and Cona Wende, Board of Elder Members; Michael Graf, Craig Cates, Steve Schiemann, and Gary Thompson; Board of Trustees; Bob Habasevich, John Savering, and Jaimie Puente; Board of Stewardship, Bev Tosch, Jill Kasper, Melody Luedke, and Mary Crawford; and Board of Education; Annette Goss.

UNDERSHEPHERD MEETING:  The next quarterly combined Undershepherd–Elder Meeting is scheduled for October 5th at 6:00 p.m.

STEWARDSHIP NOTES:  Next week, we will begin our three-week stewardship emphasis Blessed by Grace to Give.  We give because God first gave to us.  Each day, God gives and gives. What we give to our Savior, He accepts, uses, magnifies, and returns to us changed and enhanced in value. Part of our stewardship drive involves notifying everyone in our church about it by direct mail.  To be a good steward and to save the church postage, please pick up your notification in your mailbox today.  If you turned in a pledge for 2021, you will also find that pledge card in your box in the unopened envelope you gave it.

COVID-19 WATCH:  We are aware of one active Covid case in our parish. On September 22nd it was reported by CovidActNow that there is a total of 102 Covid hospital patients and 28 ICU patients in Ellis County for a total of 130. On September 22nd the Texas Department of Health reported an “estimated” 507 active cases in Ellis Count, a drop of 173 from last week. On September 22nd Waxahachie School District reported 97 active cases, a drop of 74 from last week. This has been the second week of significant drops. Hopefully, the surge is over, and the numbers will continue to drop.

IN DESPERATE NEED OF HELPING HANDS & SERVANT HEARTS NEEDED! The Board of Christian Education needs some helping hands and servant hearts to help with Children’s ministry here at Christ the King! We continually need volunteers to help in the nursery during Sunday School and the 10:45 am service.  (We don’t always have kids in the nursery on Sunday mornings, so some weeks you may just be “on-call” but we need to be prepared regardless) We are also starting a new Sunday School class just for preschoolers and Annette Goss is looking for an assistant to help her!  Please prayerfully consider if God may be calling you to serve our youngest members here at CTK!  If you are willing to volunteer in any way, please contact either Allison Daniels or Annette Goss.  

SAVE THE DATE:  Family Fall Fest happening October 30, 4-6pm! This fun afternoon will include games, crafts, food, and prizes for kids!





Sunday, September 26 

8:00 a.m.             Communion- Traditional Service

9:30 a.m.             Sunday School

10:45 a.m.           Communion- Contemporary Service

12:00 p.m.           Children’s Choir

4:00 p.m.             YOUTH- Jr. High

5:00 p.m.             Confirmation


Tuesday, September 28

9:30 a.m.             Women’s Bible Study


Wednesday, September 29

6:15 p.m.             Handbells

7:30 p.m.             Choir


Thursday, September 30

7:00 p.m.             Praise Team


Saturday, October 2

9:00 a.m.             YOUTH- Jr. High Confirmation Retreat


Sunday, October 3         

8:00 a.m.             Communion- Traditional Service

9:30 a.m.             Sunday School

10:45 a.m.           Communion- Contemporary Service

12:00 p.m.           Children’s Choir

12:00 p.m.           Board of Social Ministry & Outreach

5:00 p.m.             Confirmation

6:00 p.m.                      YOUTH- High School