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    The Week of

    April 12 - 20, 2024

  • GRACE NOTES

    The Week of April 12-20, 2024

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    KEYSTONE HABITS​

    The "Being Challenge" encouraged us to imitate Jesus by developing the habits He Himself used to hold together his life and ministry on earth, like a keystone does for an arch. The "Keystone Habits" (in the order you'll see them below) are Choosing Church, Studying Scripture, Committing to Community, Prioritizing Prayer, and Seeking Solitude.​
     

    Words in blue letters below are links to other sites and pages.

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    CHOOSING CHURCH

    You can open, download, and print the print-out

    for both worship services for Sunday, April 14, HERE>>

     

    You can choose to join us in person any Sunday morning at Christ the King (worship services with Holy Communion at 8:15 and 10:45 am,

    Bible Class and Sunday School at 9:30 am),

     

    or watch our services live or recorded ​on Facebook 

    ( Sunday at 8:15 am) HERE>> 

     

    or on our YouTube channel 

    (Sunday at 10:45 am) HERE>>

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    CHOOSING CHURCH in April 2024

     ALL APRIL SUNDAYS

    • Worship with Holy Communion, 8:15 & 10:45 am
    • Sunday School, Confirmation Class, and Adult Bible Study 9:30 am 

    BY THE WAY, you're invited to a celebration of the 60-year ministry of

    Rev. Walther P. Marcis as Pastor at

    St. John Lutheran Church

    17403 Nottingham Road

    Cleveland, Ohio 44119

    on Sunday, April 14, 2024

    There will be a worship services at 9:45 am with a cake reception to follow.

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    STUDYING SCRIPTURE - Bible Studies this Week

    At 9:30 AM Sundays

    SUNDAY SCHOOL and YOUTH CONFIRMATION CLASS

    BIBLE CLASS FOR ADULTS -

    • April 7 & 14 - The Resurrection of the Body
    • Handout HERE>>; Video, Part 1 (April 7) HERE>>; Video, Part 2 (April 14) TBA
    • Coming April 21 - Adult and Youth Confirmation Class together - "Why Do We Have Pastors?"

    On Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm and Wednesdays, 9:30-11 am

    WOMEN'S WEEKDAY BIBLE STUDIES

     

    On Thursday (April 18) at 10:30 am in the Parish Hall or on ZOOM

    The LWML "Let's Meet" Bible Study!

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    COMMITTING TO COMMUNITY​

    BY SUNDAY, APRIL 21

    Please return all LWML "Mite Boxes"

    These gifts help support Gospel mission projects all over the world!

     

    ON OUR "COMMITTING TO COMMUNITY" PAGE!​

    CLICK HERE>> TO LEARN ABOUT
    • Our Christ the King Community: March and April Birthdays, Alcoholics Anonymous, Meal Train
    • In Medina County: schedule of monthly food pantries and distributions
    • At Christ the King, we help our neighbors in need through our participation in the Matthew 25 Coalition of churches. You can find minutes and reports the latest meeting HERE>>
    • In our nation and world: SELC District, Lutheran Women's Missionary League's Website, LCEF (Lutheran Church Extension Fund) ​
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    The Lutheran Women's Missionary League is the "mission auxiliary" of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Every two years the LWML has a national convention; in the years between every District has a convention; and there are regular local events called "rallies" in between.

    • On Saturday, April 27, a rally will take place at St. John Lutheran Church in Massillon, Ohio, from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm.
    • On May 3-5 the Convention for our SELC District LWML will be held at Concordia Lutheran Church in Macungie PA.

    You can find out more about both of these events HERE>>. You can also go to the SELC District LWML website at https://lwmlselc.mystrikingly.com/ to find out all about the convention, including button-links to the Convention Registration form, Housing information, schedule, and more!

     

    Meanwhile, join some of our ladies at the Christ the King Parish Hall on Thursday, April 18 for the LWML "Let's Meet" Bible Study at 10:30 am!

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    More about LWML "Ingatherings"

    One great feature of every LWML event is an "ingathering," a collection of freewill offerings of items to benefit a local charity or social service agency. This spring, the April rally will be gathering items for a homeless shelter in Canton; the May convention will be gathering items for a crisis pregnancy center near Macungie PA.

     

    Everything you need to know to help with these "ingatherings" is HERE>>!

     

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    COMMITTING TO COMMUNITY - Alcoholics Anonymous

    At Christ the King, part of our “commitment to community” means that

    for a number of years we have provided free meeting space in our Parish Hall

    for Alcoholics Anonymous groups –

    Sundays at 7 pm
    Mondays at 7:30 pm
    Tuesdays at 5 pm (for women).  

     

    Each meeting is one hour long.
    For more information about these groups, see Pastor Cahill
    or click the link above.

     

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    PRIORITIZING PRAYER

    ​Find the Christ the King prayer list at our updated prayer website HERE>>

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    SEEKING SOLITUDE

    The Keystone Habit of "Solitude" doesn't simply mean loneliness; it means being away from the usual distractions of life to notice what God is doing around you and with you.

     

    Now that we're done with the "Serving Challenge", take some time with God to read an excerpt from a blog post (HERE>>) by Zach and Allison Zehnder titled "Three Steps to Help You Bounce Back When You Are Feeling Low: The Low After the High."

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    • NEW a "Red Letter Challenge" blog post HERE>> from Zach Zehnder - From Local to Global: The 7 Key Benefits of Short-Term Mission Trips for Your Church 
    • The Family Bible Journey is a daily devotional podcast where listeners will learn how the real-life stories of God’s relationship with His people encourage us today. You can listen to episodes of the podcast by Rev. Dan Lepley, Lutheran Church Extension Fund Vice President for the SELC District, here familybiblejourney.com 
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    ONE LAST THING . . . ​

    Our Church Council will meet on Sunday, April 21, at noon
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