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A SEASON OF GRACE
Sources of Hope for EVERY Time

(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

www.christthekinglodi.org

"A Season of Grace" #243
January 20 - 27, 2023

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  • Winter weather updates
  • 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 January prayer calendar downloads from Lutheran Bible Translators and 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 Thursday, February 9; free monthly food distribution schedule
  • EVEN MORE CARING - Meal Train help still needed
  • SELC DISTRICT - link to weekly newsletter The Beacon; prayers for Grace Lutheran Church (Lakewood OH) and Calvary Lutheran Church (Parma OH); SELC Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML)
  • WORSHIP SERVICES - NEW Worship service downloads and links for worship services January 22, 2023; Christ the King OFFICIAL YouTube CHANNEL; "Season of Grace" playlist 
  • UPDATED SCHEDULE NOTES FOR JANUARY
  • JANUARY BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES
  • NEW FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES
  • MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Coming in January; NEW Still to come in February
  • THE NEXT TO THE LAST THING - Offering envelopes available for pickup
  • ONE LAST THING - New Projects in a New Year
  • CHRIST THE KING SITES AND SOCIALS; OTHER SITES 
  • WORTH THE LISTEN (Podcasts) "Five Minutes with a Missionary", "In the Way" with Pastor Charles St-Onge, and others
Winter Weather updates
For snow and weather-related schedule changes, including closings, see our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ctklodi or our website at www.christthekinglodi.org (but not Twitter).

Even if the weather seems OK and there are no snow emergencies, please don't put yourself at risk trying to get to church!
The local Sheriffs offices will post emergency levels on Facebook HERE>> (Medina) and HERE>> (Wayne)
Find these and more at the
CHRIST THE KING WEBSITE 
 HERE>>
  • 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).
PRAYERS
Find the Christ the King prayer list at our updated prayer website HERE>>
Download the NEW January mission prayer guide from Lutheran Bible Translators HERE>>, and the NEW January prayer calendar "The Finish Line" from Wycliffe Bible Translators  HERE>>. BONUS DOWNLOAD!  A NEW booklet from Wycliffe Bible Translators introducing "The Finish Line" HERE>>
 
RECOVERY
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>>.
CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITIES

The next meeting of the Matthew 25 Coalition of churches will be Thursday, February 9, 2023, at the Seville United Methodist Church. You can read the reports and minutes from the November 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 
FREE MONTHLY PRODUCE DISTRIBUTIONS
at the Cloverleaf Elementary School
8337 Friendsville Road
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 15
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8
  • August 12
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 11
  • December 9
Distribution 10 am – 1 pm; Volunteers needed 8 am – 2 pm
Questions? 419-961-0110, or visit this website www.m25oc.org
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, 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.


 DISTRICT NOTES
Please continue to pray for our friends and fellow believers at Grace Lutheran Church in Lakewood, Ohio, and at Calvary Lutheran Church in Parma, Ohio.  Both churches are in the prayerful process of seeking the Lord's will about their next pastors.  NEW As a Vice President of the SELC District, Pastor Cahill plans to be visiting Grace Lutheran Church on Sunday, January 29, for worship and their Voters / Call meeting afterward.  Pastor George Hansell will be here at Christ the King that day.
30 Classroom Job Cards & Help Wanted Signs {2 Styles!} by Ashley McKenzie

The first “Let’s Meet” Bible Study for the SELC Lutheran Women Missionary League (LWML) met via ZOOM on January 19th at 10:30 am.  Fifteen women attended from several churches - from Christ the King to Parma to Norton to Saint Louis! 

Ladies - if you are a member of Christ the King, you are also a member of the LWML and are welcome to the next LWML Bible Study on Thursday, February 9, at 10:30 am at Christ the King in person or via Zoom. We will have a “Social Time” to get to know one another followed by the Lutheran Women’s Quarterly Bible Study – see Pam Reece or Betty Olah for more information.

WORSHIP SERVICES
Printouts, videos, and more

NEW for 
January 22, 2023

 
You can open, download, and print the printout for BOTH worship services (8:15 am and 10:45 am) on January 22, 2023  HERE>>The 815 service is livestreamed to Facebook HERE>>; the 1045 service is livestreamed on YouTube HERE>>

The Adult Bible Class returns on January 22.  Join us at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings!

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>>

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.

JANUARY SCHEDULE NOTES
THE SEASON OF EPIPHANY


SUNDAYS
  • SUNDAY, January 22 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 some time later.
    • The 10:45 am worship service will be livestreamed and available throughout Sunday at our YouTube channel HERE>>
    • Adult Bible Class "Adventures in Israel" with Pastor and Mrs Cahill, 9:30 am
    • Sunday School, 9:30 am
    • Alcoholics Anonymous 7 pm (in person)
  • SUNDAY, January 29 Worship with Holy Communion 8:15 am & 10:45 AM - In Person at the church ONLY - NO livestreams this Sunday. Pastor Cahill will be visiting Grace Lutheran Church in Lakewood on behalf of the SELC District; Rev George Hansell will be the guest pastor at CTK.
    • Adult Bible Class with Rev George Hansell (probably) - "Ask the Pastor", 9:30 am
    • Sunday School returns, 9:30 am
    • Alcoholics Anonymous 7 pm (in person)
MONDAYS
  • Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 pm  (in person)
TUESDAYS
  • Ladies' Bible Study, 7 pm
WEDNESDAYS
  • Ladies' Bible Study, 9:30 am


JANUARY BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES


JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
Jan 30 - Sally Gogolin
Jan 31 - Lucas Rieker

JANUARY ANNIVERSARIES
None that we know of


NEW FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES


FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS
Feb 2 - Dennis Winkelbauer
Feb 6 - Norm Kirchenbauer, Pastor Cahill
Feb 8 - Austin Jagusch
Feb 24 - Dan Brown

FEBRUARY ANNIVERSARIES
None that we know of

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

Still to come in January
  • Sunday, January 29  – Regular Sunday Schedule - Worship services with Holy Communion at 8:15 and 10:45 am (NOT LIVESTREAMED OR RECORDED); Sunday School and MAYBE Adult Bible Class 9:30 am
    • Special guest Pastor George Hansell (retired, formerly at Grace Lutheran in Lakewood) substtuting in worship while Pastor Cahill preaches at Grace and attends their Call Meeting
NEW still to come in February and later
The Season of Lent
Ash Wednesday February 22
Maundy (Holy) Thursday April 6
Good Friday April 7


The Season of Easter
Easter Sunday April 9
THE NEXT TO THE LAST THING
Some offering envelopes are available to be picked up from the table in the Narthex, if you received them last year.
ONE LAST THING!

NEW PROJECTS IN A NEW YEAR
Several new projects are under way here at Christ the King that will update and enhance our building, particularly the main entryway, coat closet, kitchen and rest rooms.  Many of you have already responded generously to cover the costs of these projects (THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFTS!), and our "remodel team" has already made a lot of headway - you can see some of their progress on Sunday when you come to church. 
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
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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