Christ the King 
Lutheran Church 3330 Rt. 27 Kendall Park
  Sundays at 9:30 am
     Worship Service with Holy Communion
      Sunday School & G.I.F.T at 10:45 am

The Rev. Dale Selover        office@xtheking.org
  


Christ the King Lutheran Church welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds, 
with joys and sorrows, gifts and flaws, to come be loved by God. 
Rejoicing in God's grace, sustained by God's word and inspired by God's spirit, 
we care for others, work for justice, pray for peace and share the gospel of Christ. 
As we journey through life and its struggles, our faith and trust in God comforts us.  
Please feel free to join us any Sunday or contact us anytime!

We are a congregation of the New Jersey Synod 


Sundays In Advent


“Prepare the Way of the Lord!”

and join us for worship each Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

and the GIFT Hour (Grow in Faith Together) at 10:45 a.m.



First Sunday in Advent – December 3

Preparing the Way Through Ritual”

Service of Holy Communion and Lighting of the Advent Wreath

GIFT Hour: Advent Wreath Making

Please contact the Church Office by Friday if you would like to join in the Advent ritual

of making a wreath for your home.


Second Sunday in Advent – December 10

Preparing the Way Through Prayer”

Service of Holy Communion and Lighting of the Advent Wreath

GIFT Hour: God’s Praying People

Join us for a special intergenerational event as we celebrate God’s gift of prayer.


Third Sunday in Advent – December 17

“Preparing the Way Through Love”

Service of Holy Communion and Lighting of the Advent Wreath

GIFT Hour:  Advent Pancake Breakfast

Come and support our youth as they raise funds to attend the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston.


10:45 am - Sunday School

Kids, join the fun and get filled with The Spirit!

Wednesdays in Advent

Looking for some peace throughout this busy season?

Come and catch your breath with prayer, silence, and candlelight.

December 6

Service of Healing

7:00 p.m.


December 10

A Quiet Night

7:00 p.m.


December 17

A Blue Christmas

7:00 p.m.


Christmas Services

The Nativity of Our Lord

December 24


9:30 a.m. Service of Holy Communion

Special Music

7:30 p.m.  Candelight Service of Holy Communion

Special Music


Special Holiday Opportunities

The Giving Tree

As we celebrate the gift of Jesus, there are numerous opportunities to give to others this season.  Please check out our Giving Tree in the Fellowship Hall and prayerfully consider giving a gift to the veterans, ELCA Good Gifts or HomeFront.  

Thank you for your generosity.

 


Hanging of the Greens

The King’s Men and Altar Guild will be putting up the tree and decorating the sanctuary on

Saturday, December 16 beginning at 9:00 a.m.  

All are welcome to lend a hand and deck the halls!


If you would like to place a poinsettia in the sanctuary for Christmas, please call the  call or email the Church Office or fill out a form on Sunday morning.  

Flowers must be ordered by Sunday, December 17.


Pasta & Prayer
First Tuesday of the month
6 pm
 
"Families that eat together stay together."
 
Come together for fellowship and a simple meal the first Tuesday of each month.
 
Please RSVP to the church office by that
Tuesday morning.

ALL ARE WELCOME!
God's Work 
That I Can Do This Week

  Make Time for Daily Devotions.
  Resources are hereherehereherehere and here.

  Pray. Resources are here.

Donate to the South Brunswick Food Pantry. 
Food banks are always stretched very thinly this time of year. 
Please remember this on your next trip to the grocery store and donate as generously as possible.  
If you need help from the Food Pantry, click here



Donate to the Trenton Rescue Mission.
 
For more information about this ministry see:  
A box for donating gently used items in is the fellowship hall.  


Help the Lutheran Disaster Relief Fight Famine in South Sudan
Right now 7 million of our brothers and sisters in South Sudan need humanitarian aid.


That means that almost every dollar you give goes to help the cause and not to pay salaries or other "overhead."


Commit to Living out Your Baptism
Do you intend to continue in the covenant God made with you in holy baptism:
to live among God’s faithful people, 
to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper, 
to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, 
to serve all people, following the example of Jesus, and 
to strive for justice and peace in all the earth? 

We do! and ask God to help and guide us. 
 For help in doing this click here.

Think and Pray about Racism.
Listen to Bishop Eaton's Call to be Present.  click here
Read the ELCA Social Statement on Race, Ethnicity and Culture: click here

Pray:  
O God, call us into a deeper relationship to be your church for the sake of the world. 
Help us to see with new eyes the injustices within church and society. 
Call us to have a loving heart that respects and uplifts the humanity and dignity of every person. 
Open our ears to listen to and learn from the experiences of people of color. 
Open our mouths to speak up about injustices. 
Join us with others to work for 
racial equity and opportunity and full inclusion in for all people.
In Jesus's name we pray.  Amen


Support Christ the King as You Do Your Shopping.

Purchase Stop and Shop or ShopRite Gift Cards after Sunday Services.  
5% of the face value goes to Christ the King.

Register for Amazon Smile
Go to www.AmazonSmile.com and sign up
Use your regular Amazon account user ID and password, but you will get to choose a charity to benefit from your purchases. 
CTK is on the list. Just make sure you pick the right CTK (there are a few with the same name). 
Once you do this, every time you go on Amazon you will be asked if you want to use Amazon SmileGiving.  
Say YES and every time you do, Amazon will give back 5% to CTK.

Purchase from Hundreds of Websites through iGive.com
Register with your name, email address and zip code up on the iGive home page
Then pick a charity.  Christ the King in Kendall Park is listed.  Be sure to pick the right Christ the King.
Every time you plan to buy from any of the participating Etailers, 
including Target, Talbots, JC Penney, JJill, Justice, JO-ANN, Macy's, Michaels, the Gap, Old Navy, Footlocker, 
Kohl's, Oriental Trading, Apple, Sears, Staples, Office Max and Office Depot, CAMPMOR and hundreds more, 
(hotels and rental car companies too) a percentage of the price of your purchase will be donated to Christ the King.

The Church confesses Christ, who has broken down the dividing wall (Ephesians 2:14). Christ, our
peace, has put an end to the hostility of race, ethnicity, gender, and economic class. The Church
proclaims Christ, confident this good news sets at liberty those captive behind walls of hostility
(cf. Luke 4:18).
The Church confesses Christ, who has broken down the dividing wall (Ephesians 2:14). Christ, our
peace, has put an end to the hostility of race, ethnicity, gender, and economic class. The Church
proclaims Christ, confident this good news sets at liberty those captive behind walls of hostility
(cf. Luke 4:18)


As for Me and My House 
We Will Serve the Lord
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