Christ the King 
Lutheran Church Kendall Park, NJ
      Sundays at 9:30 am
          Worship Service with Holy Communion
          Sunday School and *G.I.F.T at 10:45 am
      Wednesdays at 11:30 am - Prayer Service

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 of the 



Lenten Journey
As you enter the Fellowship Hall you will see the cross adorned with our intentions-ways that we each have named that we would like to be intentional throughout these forty days as we journey with Jesus. May the cross serve as a reminder of these intentions. May it also serve as a place where we gather for prayer, for ourselves and for one another.


  

Worship & Discussion Opportunities


Worship Service 

with Holy Communion

Sundays at 9:30 a.m.


G.I.F.T.

Growing 

in Faith 

Together

  

Weekly Gathering 

on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. 

to discuss different aspects of faith 

and life together as the body of Christ.

During Lent we focusing on our commitment to Christ 

through prayer, listening, inviting and sharing our stories



A Time for Prayer

Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at CtK

Join us each week for prayers for

our community, our church, those in need,

and for guidance in finding our way in this place.

If you can't join us, pray where ever you are at 11:30 on Wednesdays.

Prayer resources can be found by clicking here.

   



   Healing Service
   First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm
     April 5, May 3, and June 7


Community Seder and Pot Luck
Led by Rabbi Robert Wolkoff of B'Nai Tikkvah
at Six Mile Run Reformed Church
on Route 27 in Franklin Park
Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m.


Holy Week Worship at CtK

Palm Sunday 
Service of Holy Communion 
April 9 at 9:30 a.m.

Maunday Thursday 
Service of Holy Communion & Stripping of the Altar
April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Good Friday
Seven Last Words
Friday April 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday 
Easter Vigil
April 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Resurrection of Our Lord!
Easter Sunday
Service of Holy Communion
April 16 at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.


Still Collecting: Books for Kids (& Teens) 
Books for Kids is a ministry to give books to children, 
teens, parent and grandparents who come to the Food Pantry 
at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Jackson, Michigan.

Free books are available one a month 
on a Saturday morning while the food pantry is open.  
Immanuel shared 3,568 books in 2016.
To learn more about Immanuel Lutheran Church 
and its ministries, click here.

Please donate one or more new or gently used books.
 
Invite the children in your life to choose a book 
that is (or was) a favorite of theirs.  
Or to go through their bookcase with them 
and donate books they have outgrown.
    
Collecting Diapers for HomeFront in Mercer County
Did you know that 30% of American families will struggle
at some point to pay for enough diapers for their child?
HomeFront, a nonprofit in Mercer County distributes diapers to Central New Jersey families who need help meeting this critical basic need. 
In Lent, as we prepare for Easter and the celebration of new life, we are collecting diapers for the newest lives among us.  

All diaper sizes are welcome. 
Leave them in the pack-and-play 
outside of the sanctuary. 

HomeFront's mission is to end homelessness in New Jersey and they have been working on this mission for 25 years.  Consider supporting other HomeFront programs - more information is available by clicking here.  

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. 
We are collecting cans of tuna fish so there is a steady supply of a healthy protein available.  
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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