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

October 17, 2021

NOTES AND NEWS AT CTK: Happy birthday to Jill Kasper and Corina Puente today! Katherine White was admitted to Charlton Methodist last week. Lisa Castor will be undergoing surgery this week. Next Sunday, we will be celebrating Christian Education Sunday. Our guest preacher will be Rev. Jay Brown.

WHAT IS KIMA? KIMA stands for Koinoneo (Greek word for “fellowship”) Independent Mission Agency. It is an agency to funnel God’s love and resources to help fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission of going and making disciples in Mexico. KIMA provides materials/funding for servant events, VBS programs, Sunday School classes, Evangelism outreach programs, assisting and training of pastoral students and lay-ministers, or anything that would promote spiritual growth and bonding in that country. Donations to this ministry are tax-deductible. Those serving on its Board of Directors from our congregation are Pastor Finke and Sylvia Bulot. It is based in Waxahachie.  Every year, Christ the King sponsors a dinner/auction to raise funds to support its mission. They appreciate your donations and presence at this year’s auction, October 24th starting at noon in our fellowship hall.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE:  Nominating committee members, Bill Crawford, Mary Mau, Greg Markwardt, and Chester Juroska, are now searching for people to serve as officers of Christ the King. Don’t wait for them to come to you, feel free to come to them and submit your name. 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.

FINANCIAL NEWS:  At the end of September, we have spent $10,744 more than we have received in offerings. We incurred some major expenses over the summer. We spent $1,200 in landscaping improvements, $11,000 in parking lot repair, and about $1,600 in organ repair. All things considered, the giving at CTK has been great! Please keep the stewardship of CTK in your prayers, that giving continues to increase during these times as it has in the past and that God protects us from further emergency expenditures.

STEWARDSHIP NOTES: In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth, he wrote, “But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also” (2 Corinthians 8:7). Paul is seeking the generosity of the people in Corinth for the distressed Christians in Jerusalem. Just as Paul urged them, we are urged to “Excel in the Grace of Giving.”  God’s will for us is not only that we should be saved (Timothy 2:4), but also that we should be sanctified—live the Christian life faithfully (Ephesians 4:1). God calls and equips us to be generous people. In Christ, we can stop putting our self-interests first and seek to be giving and sharing people. We give because we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. By God’s grace, we desire to give regularly, generously, and cheerfully. If you haven’t already done so, please remember to bring your 2022 commitment form today. It will be returned to you unopened next year. We strive here at CTK to keep your personal amount of giving to the church as something private between you and your Lord.

COVID-19 WATCH: On October 13th it was reported by CovidActNow that there is a total of 63 Covid hospital patients and 18 ICU patients in Ellis County for a total of 81. A drop of 15 from last week. On the same day, the Texas Department of Health reported an “estimated” 303 active cases in Ellis County, a drop of six from last week. Also, on that day, Waxahachie School District reported 49 active cases, a drop of 30 from last week. This has been the fifth week of drops.

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.  

KIMA AUCTION/LUNCHEON: Be on the lookout for the sign-up sheet emailed earlier in the week; this will let us know if you are planning on attending and/or bringing food for this fun, fellowship event! Thank you.

FALL FEST VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We need some volunteers to help with games at Fall Fest! If you would be willing to lead a game (all supplies provided!) please talk to Allison or any member of the board of Education.



Sunday, October 17       

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

5:00 p.m.             Confirmation

6:00 p.m.             YOUTH- High School Pizza


Thursday, October 21

6:30 p.m.             Youth Committee


Saturday, October 16

9:00 a.m.             Men’s Breakfast/Bible Study

11:30 a.m.           Praise Team


Sunday, October 24

8:00 a.m.             Communion- Traditional Service

9:30 a.m.             Sunday School

10:45 a.m.           Communion- Contemporary Service

12:00 p.m.           KIMA Auction & Luncheon

4:00 p.m.             YOUTH- Jr. High

5:00 p.m.             Confirmation