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

And the Community”

February 23, 2020

NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE AT CTK: Morgan “Cowboy” McRae, husband of Bonnie, was given emergency baptism at Baylor Hospital in Waxahachie, last Monday. Our condolences to Morgan McRae’s family, as one day after baptism, he was transferred to the church triumphant last Tuesday.

MILITARY ADDRESSES:  In fulfilling our vision statement of “sharing the love of God with each other,” a master list of military personal addresses is posted by the mailboxes.  If you would be so kind to share the love of God with them by sending them cards or care packages, they would be so appreciative. If you have a family member serving, and the address is not posted on the master list, please submit that address to the church office.

GOOD NEWS:  Since September 8, 2018, we have had 66 people (38 households) join our church and few more will be joining us soon.  Can our present facility accommodate another wave of 18-month growth like this?  The answer is no and that is why your church leaders are acting as fast as possible to increase parking spaces and creating new building space. Please support them in their endeavor as we all seek to make God’s kingdom grow here at Christ the King!

UNDERSHEPHERDING PROGRAM:  At the last Elder’s Meeting, it was agreed to recruit men or women to be Undershepherds for the purpose of helping them serve the people at Christ the King.  An Undershepherd will have no more than 10 families assigned to them by their own choosing. Responsibility of an Undershepherd would be to see that people are not missing on Sunday mornings and help see that the people under their care are having their needs met in cases of death, illness or other crises.  If you would be willing to be an Undershepherd, please let Pastor or John White know. A short Undershepherd training meeting will take place soon.

FUNERAL PLANNING SEMINAR:  The elders are sponsoring a funeral planning seminar on March 14th at 11:00 a.m.  It will last about an hour.  In the seminar, pastor will share what things people should consider when planning their own funerals and assist in that planning with those seeking assistance.

FUNERAL POLICY: At the last elders meeting, the elders enacted a funeral policy for Christ the King.  Copies of that policy are available on the table by the door.  Hopefully, the policy will help answer many questions one may have about how funerals are done at Christ the King.

LENT BEGINS: Plan now start the Lenten journey in preparation for our Easter celebration.  Our Lenten services begin on February 26th with Ash Wednesday services, with communion, at 7:00 p.m.  Wednesday evening Lenten services will continue through April 1st. Lenten suppers will be served before services beginning at 6:00 p.m. Please join us in this journey.  Your Easter celebration will be enriched if you do.

EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES:  Since Easter service times are different than our usual Sunday services times, we will constantly remind you through the Scroll and verbal announcements of those times.  On Easter we will have three services, one at 6:30 a.m. (Sunrise/Easter Vigil); 9:15 a.m. (Traditional Worship); 11:00 a.m. (Contemporary Worship), mark your calendars and please let other people know.  All three will have communion.

MEN’S SPRING RETREAT: The dates of the event will be March 20-22, 2020.  Plans are now being solidified with Habit for Humanity to have us help with the building of a house in the morning of March 21st at Denison. Our theme for the retreat will be Strengthening Men as Spiritual Leaders. It will start on a Friday evening and go to Sunday noon.  Cost of the event will be $65.00 a person.  This will cover lodging and food for the entire retreat time.  To register for the event, make a check payable to CTK for $65.00 and mark on it, Men’s Retreat 2020.  So far, we have registered John White, Ron Erdman, James Byler, Dean Kasper, Craig Cates, Mark Landrey, Marty Gohr, Darryl Earhart.  More are expected. If you have paid for registration and do not see your name, please notify Pastor. Last day to register will be March 8th.

LENT IN A BOX: Calling all families with children + youth! We have something special waiting for you in the Narthex.  We’ve put together “Lent in a Box” devotional kits for your family to utilize during the season of Lent. Each box contains devotions and interactive activities to draw you closer to God and closer to each other.  Pick up a box before Ash Wednesday and enjoy family time!

BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING:   Our first meeting will be held February 29th at 9:30 a.m.  These meetings will be open to the public, but only members endorsed by council will have voting rights.

COUNCIL WANTS TO KNOW:  At the last council meeting, it was discussed on whether members of our church would use a “church app” if we invested in one.  They would be glad to invest in one if they know it will be used.  Let your preferences be known to either Dr. Nordstrom, Pastor Raebel or any council member.

8:00 A.M. SERVICE REQUEST:  It has been asked by some members, if all, in this service, would politely refrain from any unnecessary and casual conversation at least five minutes before the service begins.  This would enable those in the service to have adequate time for prayerful preparation before the service begins. Your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.

HEALTH CONCERN:  It was brought to the council’s attention about health concerns regarding the sharing of the peace.  It was suggested that if you are concerned of spreading or contacting germs and viruses during this rite, to simply cross hands over chest, while nodding your head and saying, “The peace of the Lord be with you.” 


Sunday, February 23      

8:00 a.m.             Communion Service

9:30 a.m.             Sunday School

10:45 a.m.           Communion Service

12:00 p.m.           Children’s Choir

5:00 p.m.             Confirmation Classes


Tuesday, February 25

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

6:30 p.m.             Praise Team


Wednesday, February 26

6:00 p.m.             Bell Choir

6:00 p.m.             Lent Soup Supper

7:00 p.m.             Ash Wednesday Service

8:00 p.m.             Adult Choir


Friday, February 28

5:30 p.m.             Jr. High Lock-in


Sunday, March 1

8:00 a.m.             Communion Service

9:30 a.m.             Sunday School

10:45 a.m.           Communion Service

12:00 p.m.           Children’s Choir

12:00 p.m.           Board of Stewardship

12:00 p.m.           Board of Social Ministry

12:00 p.m.           Board of Trustees

5:00 p.m.             Confirmation Classes

6:15 p.m.             Pizza w/Pastor & Allison