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"A Season of Grace" #235
November 10-19, 2022

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  • FIND THESE at the CHRIST THE KING WEBSITE - button on the front page of the CTK website to open the latest update; links to Hope-Full Podcasts
  • PRAYERS - link to prayer website; NEW please pray for those in the path of Hurricane Hicole; NEW please pray for family and friends of Rev. Carl Zahrte; November downloads from Lutheran Bible Translators and from Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • RECOVERY - Two AA groups  at Christ the King:  Sundays, 7 pm; Mondays, 7:30 pm; Link to YouTube Channel for Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County
  • CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITIES - Matthew 25 Coalition meeting November 10; free monthly food distribution November 12
  • EVEN MORE CARING - Meal Train help still needed
  • SELC DISTRICT - link to weekly newsletter The Beacon; SELC Stewardship of our offerings; prayers for Grace Lutheran Church (Lakewood OH); Prayers for our sister congregations and ministries in Florida
  • WORSHIP SERVICES - NEW Worship service download and links for both worship services November 13; Christ the King OFFICIAL YouTube CHANNEL; "Season of Grace" playlist 
  • MARK YOUR CALENDAR! coming Special Events!
  • Sunday, November 6 - All Saints' Sunday
  • Help Wanted! - Cleaners; Recording Secretary for Council
  • NEW One last thing - Thanking all Veterans on Veterans' Day, November 11
  • WORTH THE LISTEN (Podcasts) "Five Minutes with a Missionary", "In the Way" with Pastor Charles St-Onge, and others
Find these and more at the
  • On the Front Page - a button that opens the most recent of these updates (in case you lose this email!).
  • LInks to all the "Hope-full Podcasts" HERE>> with some NEW episodes in the "Worth the Listen" (Podcasts and Radio) section below, as well as
  • Pastor Cahill's "Route 42" Podcast (click HERE>>) and "Route 42" Spotify Playlist HERE>> (Songs may be played in a random order; there are also commercials).
NEW Please pray for friends and loved ones in the path of Hurricane (aka Tropical Storm) Nicole now moving across and up Florida, including 
SELC Congregations in the Melbourne, Orlando, and Tampa areas
Residents and staff at our SELC Lutheran Haven, north of Orlando
Our Christ the King member Robin Emory and her family
And other friends and loved ones in the path of Hurricane Nicole
NEW please pray for the family and friends of Pastor Carl Zahrte (former pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church in Parma) at his death November 6, 2022.  

There will be a visitation at the Busch Funeral Home (7501 Ridge Road, just south of Pleasant Valley Road) on Sunday, November 13, from 3-8 pm; his funeral service will be on Monday, November 14, at 10:30 am at Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church, 11680 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

HERE>> is a personal note about Pastor Zahrte from Pastor Cahill, with a link to the obituary that includes a livestream link to the worship service.
Find the Christ the King prayer list at our updated prayer website HERE>>

Download the November mission prayer guide from Lutheran Bible Translators HERE>>, and the November prayer calendar "The Finish Line" from Wycliffe Bible Translators  HERE>>
Two Alcoholics Anonymous groups meet in the Christ the King Parish Hall each week - one on Sundays at 7 pm, the other on Mondays at 7:30 pm..  Both  are open groups, so if you think you might like to know what AA is all about, you're welcome to attend either meeting!
The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County has a nice YouTube channel HERE>>, featuring videos on "Parenting as Grandparenting," "Telehealth Services," "The Resilience Project" and more.

The Matthew 25 Coalition of churches in our area met on Thursday, November 10. You can read the reports and minutes from the October meeting HERE>>, and you can find out more about the Coalition at their website HERE>>.  Meetings are open to anyone interested (free breakfast is included!).
The Matthew 25 Coalition of Medina County and the Matthew 25 Outreach Center of Ashland / Richland Counties are announcing 
at the Cloverleaf Elementary School
8337 Friendsville Road
  • November 12
  • December 10
Distribution 10 am – 1 pm; Volunteers needed 8 am – 2 pm
Questions? 419-961-0110, or visit this website
Meal Train - Meal Calendar for New Parents, Surgery, Illness, and More

Christ the King Lutheran Church has set up another Meal Train page for Bob and Sally Gogolin.  They're both at home while Sally continues to undergo ongoing treatments for leukemia this summer, and they've said they can use help with meals.  These meals are truly appreciated.

Thanks for all your help!

To volunteer one or more meals to help out the Gogolins, go to the Meal Train site for them HERE>>
Christ the King Lutheran Church is a member of the SELC District of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Our District has a weekly online newsletter called The Beacon - you can view or download the latest edition HERE>> to read about  activities in other congregations of our District, and articles of interest from some of our pastors, including this article about how the SELC District "invests" the offerings we bring each Sunday:

The SELC is unique among LCMS districts. Its non-geographical nature allows it to do ministry in any part of the country. Its lean structure—no office building or full-time staff—means that dollars invested by congregations directly support more Gospel proclamation through our mission and ministry. Sixty percent (60%) of the district’s budget supports work beyond our current congregations (church planting and evangelism, support for national Synod, Lutheran Haven, and seminaries). The balance provides care, supports SELC congregations in their ministries, and sustains the district.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Rev. Dr. Mark Larson, Mission Advancement Director at

Please continue to pray for our friends and fellow believers at Grace Lutheran Church in Lakewood, Ohio.  Grace Lutheran Church is still in the prayerful process of seeking the Lord's will about their next pastor.
Please continue to pray for all the members and families, and the pastors who are ministering to them, of our sister SELC District congregations in Florida

Printouts, videos, and more

NEW for Sunday, November 13

You can open, download, and print the printout for both worship service for November 13 HERE>>
A NEW Adult Bible Class series titled "Pastors and Churches" continues every Sunday.  Join us at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings! This week - 1 Timothy Chapter 6

You can find most sermons and Adult Bible Classes at the
Christ the King OFFICIAL YouTube Channel HERE>>

You can also go to that YouTube link to suscribe and receive notifications each time a sermon or Bible Study video, or some other Christ the King video, is added to the channel.

Here>> is the "Season of Grace" playlist (curated by Pastor Cahill)
at his YouTube Channel.


  • Worship with Holy Communion 8:15 am & 10:45 AM - In Person at the church
    • The 8:15 am worship service will be livestreamed and available throughout Sunday at our Facebook channel HERE>>, and removed before the next Sunday.
    • The 10:45 am worship service will be livestreamed and available throughout Sunday at our YouTube channel HERE>>
    • You can still watch any of the available previously recorded sermons at the Christ the King YouTube channel "Sermons on the Route 42 Podcast" playlist HERE>>. or listen to them at the Route 42 Podcast HERE>>
  • Adult Bible Class 9:30 am 
  • Sunday School 9:30 am
  • Alcoholics Anonymous 7 pm (in person)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 pm  (in person)
  • Ladies' Bible Study, 7 pm
  • Ladies' Bible Study, 9:30 am
  • Men's Bible Study returns November 9, 9:30 am
  • ZOOM for SELC District Central Circuit pastors returns November 9, 11 am 


Nov 16 - Chandra White
Nov 19 - Bob Gogolin
Nov 22 - Paige Rieker, Chad Houseman
Nov 23 - Pam Reece
Nov 25 – Ed Gross, Vicki Rieker


married-mark-your-calendar-clipart - John Rogers Memorial Library

Week of November 20
We do NOT plan to have a worship service on Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday, November 23) or Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24)

ADVENT BEGINS Sunday, November 27
Watch this space for announcements about possible midweek Advent worship services, still TBD

SUNDAY, December 18 (Fourth Sunday in Advent) - Sunday School Christmas Worship (10:45 am service)
30 Classroom Job Cards & Help Wanted Signs {2 Styles!} by Ashley McKenzie

We're looking for some help from you with some things that need to be done here at Christ the King.  If you would be willing to help - or at least to get more information about one of these - please ask Betty Olah or Pastor Cahill about them.  Thanks!

Cleaning at the church - on a rotation with several others.  We have some supplies at church (HERE>> is a list), and HERE>> is a list of what needs to be cleaned.

Council Secretary - attend monthly Council meetings and occasional Voters' meetings, take notes (minutes), distribute to Council for next meeting.  You can to this by hand or on a computer.   Training provided.

Winning design selected in the 2022 Veterans Day poster contest - VA News

Several Christ the King members have served in the Armed Forces of the USA.  We thank you for your service to our country!
Christ the King sites & socials
LOTS of good information to explore
Christ the King Website Christ the King Website
Prayer at Christ the King Prayer at Christ the King
Christ the King Email Christ the King Email
CTK on Facebook CTK on Facebook
Christ the King on YouTube Christ the King on YouTube
Pastor Cahill on Twitter Pastor Cahill on Twitter
Route 42 Podcast Route 42 Podcast
Route 42 playlist on Spotify Route 42 playlist on Spotify
Other Sites
With even MORE good information to explore
The Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod The Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod
SELC District SELC District
Worth the Listen ("Hope-Full Podcasts" & Radio)
Pastor Cahill's "Route 42" podcast Pastor Cahill's "Route 42" podcast
Pastor Charles St Onge's "In the Way" podcast Pastor Charles St Onge's "In the Way" podcast
Lutheran Bible Translators' "Essentially Translatable" podcast Lutheran Bible Translators' "Essentially Translatable" podcast
LCMS "Friends for Life" podcast LCMS "Friends for Life" podcast
LCMS "Five Minutes with a Missionary" podcast LCMS "Five Minutes with a Missionary" podcast
Zach Zehnders' Red Letter Disciple podcast Zach Zehnders' Red Letter Disciple podcast
Lutheran Hour Ministries Lutheran Hour Ministries
KFUO Lutheran Radio KFUO Lutheran Radio
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