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

And the Community”

July 5, 2020


JULY CALENDAR:  Boards, committees and study groups will need to take a close look at the July calendar.  We are printing them as they existed before COVID-19.  So, if you are not wanting to have your boards or committees yet meet, please notify your members and the church office to eliminate as much confusion as possible.


OPERATION FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:  We have done this for several years and find it to be an extremely rewarding cause.   Again, this year we have been asked for pencils (8-12) in a package for 1,000 students. The drive thru will be held on Saturday, August 1st, but we need to have them delivered to Josh Morgan by July 27th where they will be consolidated with other supplies from other churches in Waxahachie.  If you can help with this event, please give money, or write a check to Christ the King Lutheran Church indicating Operation First Day in memo.  Money or check can be given to Donna Boyd or Allison Daniels.  Thank you for all you do for the people of our community.


PASTOR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CRISIS:  Understanding that not all are ready to return to public worship, Pastor Raebel stands ready to serve you with private communion. If you prefer this, you will need to call the office to set up an appointment.  We still offer private communion once a month on the first Saturday of the month. Our next one will be August 1st between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.  You can sign up online or call the church office.


WEARING OF MASKS:  Sometimes as a Christian we are called to make sacrifices for others.  In this time, consider making the sacrifice of wearing a mask in church where social distancing is not possible.  If you wish not to do it for yourself, at least thinking of doing it for others. Thank you.


RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITIES:  We plan to move ahead into the fall at normal speed beginning in August.  Confirmation Orientation will be held August 9th at 5:00 p.m.  Classes begin August 16th.  The Confirmation rite of last year’s 8th grade class will be held September 6th.  The blessing of backpacks will be held on August 9th. Men’s Retreat will be held October 16-18th.  If there are men that would like to join us and have not paid a registration fee of $65.00, you may still get in as long as you register before September 30th. Small Groups will resume in October.


SMALL GROUP LEADERS NEEDED:  This fall, we plan to resume our small group meetings.  If you would be willing to be a small group leader, please submit your name to Pastor Raebel.  This year’s topic will be a Bible study on personal peace making.


BUILDING COMMITTEE NEWS:  The Building Committee is hard at work studying feasibilities, demographics, financial status, building options, visiting churches for ideas, and the like.  They met with the trustees and vision committee members with the goal of coming up with an agreed upon plan from these committees for the future of CTK.  They have been meeting monthly throughout the pandemic. They hope to have some concrete proposals to share with the voters on June 28th


UNDERSHEPHERDING PROGRAM: We are thankful for the twelve people volunteering to be Undershepherds.  A training session for this position will soon be held once more of the pandemic settles down.  Three more Undershepherds are needed, please let pastor know if you would be willing to serve. Our training session will be held August 2nd at 6:30 p.m.


SERVANT LIST RETURNS IN JULY:  Due to the pandemic, a little chaos has occurred concerning the servant list.  We hope to restore order starting July 5th with a new servant list, bringing back a schedule of greeters, ushers, acolytes, elders, and readers.


DID YOU KNOW?  You can give an Offering, watch recent worship services and Bible studies, view The Scroll, see who has birthday’s/anniversary’s coming up, and view the member directory through our website christthekingwax.org.  Some of these things under the member section require a password, which is 1968.  


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Calling all families with preschool/elementary aged children! We are having our first ever FAMILY VBS JULY 13-17, 2020!  This family style VBS is meant for your entire family to come and experience together.  There will be no “groups” or group leaders and parents (or grandparents) are responsible for supervising their own child(ren).  This will only be open to members of CTK. But each child can invite 1 friend to join him/her so there is still a sense of outreach (with the understanding that parents are responsible for any friends they bring).  Registration is required by July 1st.  Please see Allison Daniels for more information and registration instructions.


Sunday, July 5   

8:00 a.m.             Communion Service

9:30 a.m.             Sunday School

10:30 a.m.           Board of Stewardship

10:45 a.m.           Communion Service

12:00 p.m.           Children’s Choir

4:00 p.m.             High School YOUTH

TBD                     Board of Social Ministry


Monday, July 6


High School Youth Summer Serve

Tuesday, July 7

6:30 p.m.             Council Meeting



Thursday, July 9

7:30 p.m.             Praise Team


Sunday, July 12 

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

4:00 p.m.             Junior High YOUTH