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February-March 2016
CHRIST THE KING
LUTHERAN CHURCH
King’s Chronicles
Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reasons
“Jesus said: ‘I tell you the truth, you are looking for Me, not because you saw
miraculous signs, but because you ate the loaves and had your fill.’” John 6:26
Inside this issue:
Divine WorshipLenten Worship
Schedule/
Lenten Dinners
2
3
Divine Worship
cont’d./Holy Week
Services/
Confirmation
Instruction/75th
Church Anniversary
Elder’s Corner
4
Pastor’s article for
GP News/
Community News
5
Youth Group News/ 6
Stewardship
Preschool
Happenings/News
Briefs
7
Jesus was telling the people in John 6
that they were following Him for the wrong
reason. They were not following him
because of His teaching, they were
following Him because of their hunger
which had become the most important
thing in their thinking. They reasoned that
Jesus was a good teacher, and they falsely
believed that His main purpose was to set
them free from Roman oppression and an
impoverished life in the Roman world. With
Jesus to overthrow their political and
social order, they reasoned they would be
free from heavy taxes and oppression, and
they would always have enough to eat and
be able to live life as they desired. Jesus
was well aware that sinful, human people
would respond to Him and His Gospel this
way. They still do!
Fallen beings that we are, we all have a
tendency to want to make our Lord and
His message into something that pleases
us. There are plenty of people who are
flocking to Jesus to be entertained, to help
them with their problems, and to fill their
immediate desires. And there are plenty of
churches and pastors out there who are
willing to oblige them, even if it sadly
means altering the central message of the
Gospel, or making something other than
the Kingdom of God the first priority! What
they are really doing in making another
gospel is following Jesus for the wrong
reason, and that does not please our Lord.
First and foremost, the Gospel proclaims
the glory of the cross and open tomb. The
Gospel was not sent from heaven for us to
do what we want or simply to take what we
please. Jesus didn’t shed His blood for
this. Lent is a time to take on the special
privilege of gathering to hear the Passion
Narrative and to ponder Divine love in
sending a Savior to wash our sins away. If
we make God’s plan of salvation our first
priority (and that is why we celebrate Lent),
then not only will God give us life in this
world and all we need according to HIS
will, we will then be sure we will not miss
eternal life with Him! Gather around the
Word with us this Holy Season at 11:15
A.M. and 7:00 P.M. in worship. In this way,
we will make sure at Christ the King that
we do the right thing...for the right reason!
Your Servant in Christ,
Pastor Boelter
Official Acts
The following acts were performed or are scheduled to be performed by your Pastor
on behalf of the congregation:
Funerals
Ralph H. Wenskus, born September 9,1930, died in the Lord Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Grosse Pointe Beaumont
Select Hospital. Funeral Service Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at A.H. Peters Funeral Home. Burial: Grand Lawn
Cemetery, Detroit, MI. Pastor Boelter officiating. Isaiah 63:7
Nick H. Demos, born July 5, 1931, died in the Lord Saturday evening, January 16, 2016 at St. John Hospital. Funeral
Service A.H. Peters Funeral Home Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Burial: Cremation, Glen Eden Cemetery, Macomb, MI.
Officiant: Pastor Boelter. Psalm 23:4.
Holy Baptism
Walter Richard Reichelt IV, son of Walter (Rick) Richard Reichelt III and his wife, Katie Marie ne’e Pratt Reichelt, born
August 7, 2015 at Beaumont Grosse Pointe Hospital. Baptized Sunday, December 27, 2015. Baptismal Sponsors: Robert
and Jenny Laws and Carrie Houtman. Officiant: Pastor Boelter.
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Divine Worship
Wednesday Lenten Worship Schedule 2016
For us Lutheran Christian believers, our Lenten Midweek Services begin with Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016. As is
our custom, we will offer both morning (11:15 A.M.) and evening (7:00 P.M.) worship times for the 6 Wednesdays of Lent.
Each of our Wednesdays will feature a new theme under the topic: “Living Lent as People of the Resurrection.” This series
will remind us that after every Good Friday in our lives, there is always an Easter because our Savior Jesus Christ is risen!
Our Wednesday themes for Preaching will be as follows:
Ash Wednesday, February 10: “Ponder” based upon Luke 5:27-32. Lent is a time for us to ponder our
relationship with God and with each other, and to discover the love of God seen in the cross and the empty tomb.
Wednesday Midweek II, February 17: “Purpose” based on Luke 19:1-10. This Holy Season is a time to find God’s
purpose for our lives, fulfilled in our redemption by Jesus, Who seeks and saves the lost and gives us new life.
Wednesday Midweek III, February 24: “People” based on John 10:14-18. We are called to be among people in
this world. People matter to God; He sent Jesus to save them. People should matter to us; we are sent to love them.
Wednesday Midweek IV, March 2: “Proclaim” based on I Peter 2:9-10. To proclaim the story of Jesus Christ is to
paint a picture of the God who seeks and embraces us. Our proclamation of the Savior brings faith to life.
Wednesday Midweek V, March 9: “Praise” based on Psalm 34:1-10. Even in the middle of sorrow, we are called
to celebrate the love of God and the joy that can be found only in Jesus Christ the Crucified, Who reigns in glory.
Wednesday Midweek VI, March 16: “Pain” based on Luke 15:11-32 and 23:26-49. The pain of rejection and the
pain of a father when a son leaves are matched against the reckless love of God revealed to us in Jesus, Who wipes away
our tears.
Sunday Services in Lent in February and March:
We will celebrate the Transfiguration of our Lord on Sunday, February 7th. Communion will be celebrated at the early
(8:15 A.M.) Divine Worship Service.
Join us each Sunday in Lent for a special sermon series entitled: “The Parables of Lent.” Each Sunday, our services will
focus on a Biblical Parable that connects us to a Lenten Theme. Our sermon series will be as follows:
Sunday, February 14, First Sunday in Lent: “Receive Justification” based on Luke 18:9-14. The Parable of the
Pharisee and the Tax Collector. The Tax Collector who repents of his sin goes home justified by God, while the proud
Pharisee does not. We too who repent are justified or made right with God through faith in Jesus Christ. (Holy Communion
at 10:45 A.M.)
Sunday, February 21, Second Sunday in Lent: “Receive the Word” based on Matthew 13:1-8 and 18-23. The
Parable of the Sower and the Seed. The seed that falls on fertile soil takes root and grows, while seeds in other soils fail.
When we are open to receiving the Word, then the Word of Christ grows within us. (Holy Communion at 8:15 A.M.)
Sunday, February 28, Third Sunday in Lent: “Receive the Treasure” based on Matthew 13:44-46. The Parables of
the Hidden Treasure and the Priceless Pearl. Two men give all they have to buy objects of great worth. We who are
priceless to Jesus Christ receive Him who gave His very all to call us His very own children. (Holy Communion at 10:45
A.M.)
Sunday, March 6, Fourth Sunday in Lent: “Receive Mercy” based on Luke 10:25-37. The Parable of the Vineyard.
All workers in a vineyard are given the same pay from the master, no matter how long they had labored. We who have
been called by the Master are blessed by the same reward in Jesus Christ. (Holy Communion at 8:15 A.M.)
Sunday, March 13, Fifth Sunday in Lent: “Receiving Grace” based on Matthew 20:1-6. The Parable of the
Wayward Son. A wayward son returns to the forgiving embrace of his father, who welcomes him home. We who have often
strayed from our Father can return again and again to the embrace of our Father, through the Sacrifice of His Son Jesus
Christ. (Holy Communion at 10:45 A.M.)
Sunday, March 20, Palm Sunday: “Receive Love” based on Luke 15:1-7. The Parable of the Lost Sheep. A
shepherd leaves his 99 sheep to find the one who was lost. We who are lost in sin are found by our Loving Shepherd
Jesus Christ, and we receive love through Him. (Holy Communion 8:15 A.M.)
Lenten Dinners will be held February 10 through March 16 each Wednesday evening in our Library
beginning at 5:30 and ending at 6:45. Check the Dinner Schedule in our Welcome Center should you or
your group desire to provide a dinner for our worshipers, or contact the church office for more
information. Our first dinner, February 10, will include: baked chicken, homemade macaroni and
cheese, salads, dessert and beverage.
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Holy Week Services: (The Parables of Lent and Easter—Continued)
Maundy Thursday, March 24: Services held at 11:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. The Parable of the
Great Banquet. Luke 14:22. Those in low positions are invited to a place of honor by the
host. We who are humbled by our sin and outcast by the world are welcomed by Christ to
dine at His Holy Supper.
Good Friday, March 25: Services held at 11:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. (Tenebrae). The Parable
of the Landowner and the Tenants. Matthew 21:38-39. Tenants in the vineyard kill the son
the master sent to gather the harvest. We are reminded that when we receive the sacrifice
of Jesus on the cross, our place in His kingdom is preserved.
Easter Sunday, March 27 at 8:00 A.M. and 10:45 A.M. Holy Communion at 8:00 A.M. only.
The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders. Matthew 7:24. When a storm hits, the house
built on the rock remains while the one built on sand is washed away. We must build our
lives on the rock-solid foundation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
NOTE TIMES: Maundy Thursday and Good Friday MORNING Services are held 15 minutes
earlier than our 6 Wednesdays in Lent to facilitate easier parking during Holy Week. Easter
Sunday Early Service begins 15 minutes earlier, at 8:00 rather than 8:15 so that we may
worship and enjoy Easter Breakfast together between 9:00 and 10:00 A.M.
Confirmation Instruction began January 5th with two
students in Level III, 4 students in Level II and 2 new
students in Level I. There will be no Confirmation Classes
the week of February 16th as the Grosse Pointe Schools
recess for Winter Break. Classes will resume February
23rd. There will be no classes Holy Week, March 22nd or
the following week March 29th which is observed as
Spring Break. Classes will resume April 5th.
Pray the Litany
We continue to gather for Litany Prayer Service
each 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at
9:30 A.M. for prayer. Services last 20 minutes,
and affords us an opportunity to bring the needs
of our members and others to the Lord in prayer,
and to prepare our hearts and minds for worship
on Sunday.
Sunday Worship
8:15am & 10:45am
Holy Communion
1st & 3rd Sunday
8:15am
2nd & 4th Sunday
10:45am
Monday Worship
7:00pm
2nd & 4th Mondays of
the month
Monday Evening Services with Holy Communion
will be held the following dates in February and
March:
Monday, February 8 and 22, and March 14.
There will be NO Monday evening service on
Easter Monday, March 28.
Sunrise Chapel Services
Christ the King continues its ministry to the residents
and staff of Sunrise Assisted Living on Aline/Mack by
holding prayer services on the first and third Thursday of
each month at 10:30 A.M. This is our 11th consecutive
year of ministering to our friends in the Reminiscence
Unit at Sunrise. You are welcome to come and join us as
we greet our friends and provide an uplifting message
for their spiritual lives, and share Jesus’ love in some
fellowship time.
Happy Anniversary Christ the King Lutheran!
We kicked off our Diamond Jubilee Year Sunday, January 24th with our first Festival Service,
which included a brunch in our Library, a presentation to the congregation from the Michigan
House of Representatives, and an historical presentation of the first 50 years of our
congregation. The commemoration of our 75th Anniversary Milestone by the Michigan
Legislature is located in our Welcome Center for you to see! Our next celebration will take
place in the warm weather with another Festival Service and a Congregational Picnic. At that
time, we will continue our remembrance by especially giving thanks to God for the events of
the last 25 years. Our Guest Preacher will be Pastor Timothy Holzerland, Christ the King’s
Associate Pastor from 1994 to 2006. Dates will be announced soon. Our theme for our 75th Anniversary
comes from I Chronicles 16:7-11: “Give thanks unto the LORD, call on His name; make known to all people
what He has done...look to the LORD and His strength, seek His face always.”
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The Face of God
Paul Nuechterlein, for the CtK Board of Elders
We have recently celebrated the Epiphany of our Lord
bringing to us the brilliant light of Christ. To refocus our
lives, we should look at what God says about this light that
emanates from the Word of God.
After the fall of man, the face of the almighty God was
something to be feared and never seen because of the
awesome power and majesty of God. No man would
consider meeting God face to face. We see in Exodus 33:20
-22 God spoke to Moses. But He said, “You cannot see My
face, for no one may see Me and live. When My glory passes
by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with My
hand until I have passed by. Then I will remove My hand and
you will see My back, but My face must not be seen.”
In Exodus 34:29 when Moses came down from Mount
Sinai...He was not aware that his face was radiant because
he had spoken with the Lord.
Later, after the temple was built, the Holy of Holies where
God dwelt was separated from man by means of a heavy
curtain, so man could not see this place. He Himself is in
His holy temple.
God’s prophesy of restoration with man would soon come
true and this Word would come to us as light. To meet God
face to face was something that God Himself desired.
The people hear in Isaiah 60:1, “Arise, shine; for your light
has come and the glory of the Lord rises upon you, and His
glory appears over you.” Nations (Gentiles) will come to your
light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. (rising)
It is important for each of us to know all that God has
revealed to us. Wise men from the east already knew where
the king was to be born. When this new light rose in the
east, they went to the king of Israel to find the source of this
light. Matthew 2:2 says, “Where is the one who has been
born King of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose in the
east and we have come to worship him.” Note, they did not
follow the star.
In Matthew 2:9, “After they had heard the king (Herod of
Israel), they went on their way and the star that they had
seen rise in the east went ahead of them until it stopped
over the place where the child was. When they saw the star,
they were overjoyed.”
On the night that God’s promise to us was born, the
shepherds were also overwhelmed by the light of God. Luke
2:9, “The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory
of the Lord shone around them and they were terrified.” And
the angel said to them, (with the words of Christ’s often
repeated greeting) “Be not afraid.”
When Jesus walked with His disciples, they witnessed light
coming from Jesus at the Transfiguration of our Lord. Luke
9:29, “And as He was praying, the appearance of His face
changed, and His clothes became as bright as a flash of
lightning.”
Significantly, at Christ’s death, there was darkness, but
man’s separation had come to an end. Luke 23:44, “It was
now about the sixth hour and darkness came over the
whole land until the ninth hour. For the sun stopped shining
and the curtain of the temple was torn in two.”
But, Christ overcame the grave and brought light back into
the world!
Saul, set out to quench this light. Acts 9:3-5, “As he
neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from
heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard
a voice say to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?’
‘Who are you, Lord?’ Saul asked. ‘I am Jesus, whom you are
persecuting.’”
Like Paul’s encounter with Christ, we also receive this light
directly. It comes to us first in the word of baptism as
spoken by our elders. “Through baptism God has added us
to His own people to declare the wonderful deeds of our
Savior, Who has called us out of darkness and into His
marvelous light.”
Jesus’ command to us; “Let your light shine!”
Acts 13:47, “For this is what the Lord has commanded us.
I have made you a light for the gentiles, that you may bring
salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Ephesians 5:8, “For you were once in darkness, but now
you are light in the Lord.”
In Revelation, John saw Christ in His true nature.
Revelation 1:13-18, “I saw someone like a son of man.
His head and hair were white as wool, as white as snow,
and His eyes were blazing fire. His face was like the sun
shining in all its brilliance. When I saw Him I fell at His feet
as though dead. Then He placed His right hand on me and
said, ‘Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the
Living One. I was dead and behold I am alive forever and
ever. And I hold the key of death.’”
Revelation 19:11, “His eyes are like blazing fire and on
His head are many crowns. He has a name written on Him
that no one but He Himself knows. He is dressed in a robe
dipped in blood and His name is the Word of God.”
In His holy temple, Christ Himself comes to us directly
through the Means of Grace. God’s desire for us is to see
His face in His redeemed son.
Each Sunday morning, the power of God’s blessing is
something that God gives to us during the benediction and
in it His face shines directly on us. This cannot and should
not be taken lightly.
Out of thankfulness, we hear His blessing:
“The Lord bless thee and keep thee. The Lord make His
face shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee. The Lord
lift up His countenance upon thee and give thee peace.”
Amen.
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The following article will appear in the Grosse Pointe News. It serves as a good reminder for us here at Christ
the King as well.
“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”
Romans 8:18
These are words for successful living and they can guide everyone who accepts the invitation to use the shared parking
lot between Christ the King Church and the Kroger store.
Life has lately become more confrontational than peaceful in this lot. Drivers are forgetting that parking is a shared
privilege in this place. If you park in this lot, you park on private property owned by Kroger and our congregation. It is not a
municipal parking lot, it is private property zoned for public use. Kroger and our congregation have an agreement to share
this land. We in turn share it with the community.
Christ the King members keep peace daily by yielding parking for shoppers. Shoppers must practice peace by yielding to
those coming to church on Sundays and during festivals. All who come here must practice peace by slowing down,
especially when preschoolers, elderly and disabled persons are present. All who take advantage of this parking privilege
need to be patient and respectful of others for the common good.
When you come, drive in this lot with a mind for sharing. Check your busy life on Mack Avenue at the curb and be ready to
exercise some godly patience. For so many people to keep successfully sharing one, small, busy space, no one can arrive
with an attitude of entitlement. We welcome you to come and share our parking, but as far as depends on you, slow down,
yield, and practice living peacefully with others.
Pastor Boelter
Christ the King Lutheran Church
Community News
“The First Rosa”
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod is releasing a DVD of the movie “The First Rosa” to our congregation. The name of
the civil rights champion Dr. Rosa Parks is well know to history. But there was another Rosa, “a black teacher with
liberating dreams” with an inspiring story of her own. Born to an ordinary life in an ordinary town in rural Alabama, Rosa J.
Young was anything but ordinary. She played an instrumental role in the founding and the development of 30 Lutheran
elementary schools and 35 Lutheran congregations throughout Alabama’s Black Belt Region. With a passion for helping
others, educating children and sharing the Gospel, she accomplished extraordinary things for her community and the
Kingdom of God. See this compelling documentary on Dr. Rosa J. Young, pioneer Lutheran educator and missionary, who
alongside the Rev. Nils J. Bakke, planted dozens of historically black Lutheran schools and chapels in the American South.
See the long odds they faced - struggles with strident critics, the Ku Klux Klan, even an invasion of boll weevils - before
emerging with a glorious victory. We will host a viewing of this movie at Christ the King as soon as our copy is made
available to us. You may watch the official trailer at lcms.org/thefirstrosa.
Christian Yoga: A Living Hope Ministry
A yoga class with a distinctly Christian approach to health and fitness will
be conducted at Christ the King Lutheran Church for 7 weeks in February
and March on Tuesday evenings in our Large Auditorium beginning at 6:00
P.M. The class is led by Nancy McEnroe from New Beginnings Presbyterian
Church. If you are interested, you may contact our church office for details.
Community Event! Grosse Pointe Ministerial Association is hosting an
evening at the Okulski Theatre, 14920 Windmill Pointe Drive, Grosse
Pointe Park on February 3 at 7:00 P.M. Lutheran Social Services and the
Grosse Pointe Ministerial Association will present the movie “The
Children of Aleppo,” a documentary on the Syrian refugee crisis in our
world. A conversation will take place following the film, led by Grosse
Pointe Ministerial pastors and LSSM leaders, making members of our
congregations aware of the different ways we can support refugees in
our local community. To register, call 313-308-8862 or register online at
refugee-crisis.eventbrite.com.
KFUO is a worldwide Christian News Radio
Station in St. Louis, MO on the Campus of
Concorida Seminary. On BOOKTALK, The
Rev. Rod Zwonitzer reviews “Jesus and the
Jihadis: Confronting the Rage of ISIS.”
Two leading Biblical scholars have created
a go-to guide to understanding ISIS’
distorted theology. Through historical and
Biblical insights, discover how ISIS’ acts of
violence, terrorism and persecution impact
your life and your faith. Listen Friday,
February 12 at 2:00 P.M. Central time
(3:00 P.M. Eastern time). Archived at
KFUO.org. Follow KFUO on facebook.com/
KFUOradio. It is your LCMS Christian Radio
Station seeing faith and life from a biblical
and confessional perspective!
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Youth Group News
We had so much fun, let’s do it again...Sunday, February 14th...Valentine’s Day Wallyball! Same time, same place, same
Coney afterwards. Warren Racquet and Fitness from 2:00-4:00 P.M. Contact the church office if you can join us and/or
need a ride for a good workout and a lot of laughs.
Then we’re in for a real treat—we are planning a Feather Bowling outing. It’s going to be on Sunday, February 28th at the
Bath City Bistro in Mt. Clemens from 3:00-5:00 P.M. For those who aren’t familiar with Feather Bowling, you can get a
sneak peek on the Bath City website. Instead of a bowling ball thrown down an alley to knock down pins, you use a
wooden wheel and roll it down a lane attempting to get your “wheel” to land as close as humanly possible to the feather
that is sticking up out of the end of the lane. You’re going to love it! You only need to bring a little spending money for
snacks at the Bistro. Please RSVP by February 25th to the church office. As always, we will be happy to provide a ride to
anyone who needs one.
On March 6th, we have been invited to join the St. Paul Youth Group on a trip to tour the Henry Ford Museum at Greenfield
Village. There is so much to see at this awesome museum! Go to their website for all of the great exhibits that you can visit
as well as some “hands on” activities! Time to be announced as we get a bit closer.
With Wednesday Lenten Services starting so early in February through March, there will not be any Wednesday Youth
Group meetings at St. Paul’s until after Easter.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! To all ages of our Youth Group—please consider giving some of your time to help out at the
Christ the King Preschool Mom-to-Mom Sale on Saturday, March 5th. It runs from 8:30 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. The moms
can really use your help as most of them are working at their own individual tables selling items. They can use you for any
amount of time and for a variety of jobs. Please let the church office know if you are interested.
Stewardship
The Apostle Paul urges Timothy, his brother in Christ, to charge the rich not to put their hope in the uncertainty of
riches but on God who gives us all things to enjoy. The spiritual danger in possessing lots of money is that a person’s
trust will be placed in things rather than in God. This was the danger that Jesus saw in the life of the Rich Young
Ruler. (Mark 10:17-22) For this reason, Jesus placed His finger on the thing that stood between this man and the
surrender of his life to God. Jesus knew that the man lacked faith. Jesus asked the young man to give his money to
the poor, but he was unable to part with his money, so the Rich Young Ruler turned away very sorrowful. In speaking
to His disciples, Jesus said, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go
through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:24)
Much of life revolves around money. Money is used to buy our necessities of food, clothing, shelter, transportation,
etc. With or without wealth, God promises to provide for our needs. (Philippians 4:19) Those who have lots of money
are always aware of moral values that money cannot buy. Wealth used in the right way can minister to many needs
and do great service in God’s kingdom, such as printing Bibles, supporting missionaries, building hospitals, schools
and churches, etc. Unfortunately, when a person grows rich and sets his/her affection on those riches, that immoral
love for wealth can obscure the many positive uses for money. Money and the things money can buy in order to
enhance our physical existence can become overly important. The person who puts together a large sum of money is
able to say to himself, “relax, eat, drink, be merry.” (Luke 12:19) Perhaps the greatest spiritual danger connected
with having much money is that almost unconsciously people will depend on their money in such a way that a life of
complete dependence upon God is no longer possible.
May God grant us the strength and wisdom to control our money rather than being controlled by our money.
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Preschool Happenings
Registration and Open House for 2016-2017
Christ the King Lutheran Preschool is hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, February 7 th, from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. Parents
are welcome to come and bring their child and see what our program is all about.
Our preschool offers ½ day sessions on various days for three year olds, four year olds, and young fives. We are now
offering more days for three year olds and four year olds and our young fives program is a ½ day every day to give the
child who needs another year before Kindergarten a year of growth without the demands of an all-day program. Our
tuition is extremely competitive and we accept enrollment from children in any area. Christ the King Preschool is licensed
by the State of Michigan and we have an extremely qualified staff with early childhood education degrees.
Our typical day offers free play, circle time, projects, gross motor development, snack time, Jesus time, centers, and story
time. We follow a play based curriculum and incorporate the Handwriting Without Tears program. Our three year old
program has a strong emphasis on social development and our four year old program emphasizes Kindergarten readiness
as we learn a letter of the alphabet each week as well as various other skills to meet Kindergarten expectations. Our
young fives program serves those children who need an extra year before Kindergarten. This program continues to work
on social and academic readiness while also giving attention to handwriting, journaling, science, math, and social studies.
You may learn more about our program by calling 313-884-5998 or visiting us at www.christthekinggp.org.
Preschool Olymypics
Mom-to-Mom Sale Mark your calendars and pass the word! The Preschool’s annual,
We will be hosting our first
annual Preschool Olympics on
February 3rd and 4th. During
each preschooler’s class time
they will be participating in
events such as the Snowman
Shuffle, Shotput Coin Toss,
Parachute Snowfall, Skeleton,
and Winter Wipeout Obstacle
Course. Family and friends will
be
sponsoring
our
preschoolers for this event
and all proceeds go directly to
the preschool! If you would
like to sponsor a preschooler,
please call the preschool
office at 313-884-5998. You
are also welcome to come
watch and cheer them on!
spring Mom-to-Mom Sale will be held here at Christ the King on Saturday, March 5th
from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Table rental is $25.00 and is on a first come, first served
basis. If you don’t want to rent a space, but have some large items to sell, you can do
that too. Plan to shop if you need any children’s clothing, toys, or big items such as
strollers, high chairs, rocking chairs, etc. All items are gently used and are sold at great
prices. This is great for moms and grandmas who may need some items when the
grandkids come to visit. For more information or to obtain a contract, email
[email protected]
News Briefs
Fundraisers
Thank you so
much to everyone who placed
orders for our Little Caesar’s
fundraiser. We profited $839.
Our next fundraiser is our Momto-Mom Sale on March 5th.
Spread the word to family and
friends who may be interested
in renting a table or shopping!
Please Help Us Advertise Our registration process
for the 2016-2017 school year has begun. Please
help us advertise by passing along a preschool
brochure in the Welcome Center to a family who has
a preschooler. Also, please put your lawn signs out as
we are in our registration process. They can be kept
up from now until March. If you need a new sign, or if
you’ve never had a sign, you may pick them up in the
church office. Thank you for your help!
Chili Cook-Off CtK along with First English Evangelical Lutheran Church will have a Chili
Cook-Off at First English Church on Saturday, February 27 at 6:00 P.M. Registration forms
are available in the church office for anyone interested in entering. Deadline is February
26th. Everyone is encouraged to come for fun and fellowship even if you are not entering the
competition.
Voters’ Assembly & Vestry Meetings
The Vestry and Voters’ Assembly are
scheduled to meet this year on the following
dates: Vestry: Saturday, February 20 at 9:00
A.M., Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 P.M.,
Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 P.M., and
Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 P.M.
Voters’ Assembly will convene at 9:30 A.M.
between our services on: Sunday February
21, Sunday May 15, Sunday August 14, and
Sunday November 13.
Women’s Guild
Congratulations to Sue Mack voted Council of Lutheran Women of the
Year 2016. Sue will be honored at the Council of Lutheran Women
Luncheon March 15, 2016 at the Sterling Inn, Sterling Heights. A limited
amount of tickets are available. Please contact the church office for more
information.
The Guild is selling Christ the King Tiles. Each tile is six inches square,
cream colored with a cork back and hanging loop. Cost is $10.00 each.
Please contact the church office if you are interested in purchasing a tile.
They would make a great Christ the King 75th Anniversary gift!

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