Christ the King 
Lutheran Church Kendall Park, NJ
  Sundays at 9:30 am
     Worship Service with Holy Communion
      Back In September: Sunday School & G.I.F.T at 10:45 am

The Rev. Dale Selover

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 


Summer Opportunities 

for Worship, Fellowship, Prayer & Healing

Weekly Worship Services 

with Holy Communion

Sundays at 9:30 am

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost - August 6
Service of Holy Communion

Thank you to all who have added to our worship this summer by sharing
with us your favorite hymns. If you have not yet had a chance to do so,
please let us know your favorites, and we will be sure to include them
before the summer is over. Thank you for your participation!

Lemonade Stand

Lemonade, Cookies and Fellowship

After Worship on Sundays

A Time for Prayer - Virtual

Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.

Where ever you are on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m., pray for

our community, our church, those in need,

and for guidance in finding our way in this place.

Prayer resources can be found by clicking here.

A humble and heartfelt thank you to our Sisters and Brothers in Christ from 
St. Paul's AME Church!  They stopped by worship this past month to thank us for our hospitality, and to celebrate our partnership in ministry.  As an expression of their 
gratitude and our partnership, they gave Christ the King a very generous donation 
towards our fund for the parking lot.  We give thanks to God for these fellow 
members of the Body of Christ and for their generosity. We're very excited to build 
on this partnership on Come Together Sunday, September 10th 
when we get to worship and praise God together. Please join us!

A heart for God....and each other

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart...
and your neighbor as yourself."
Matthew 22:37,39
This summer we are focusing on ways that we have a heart for God and for one another.  Let's covenant with one another to be intentional about deepening our relationships as members of Christ the King.

  • Sit with someone whom you do not know in worship
  • During the fellowship time, have a glass of lemonade with someone you would like to get to know better
  • Give a call, or send a note or a text to someone you have not seen in worship.  Let them know you've missed them.
  • Pray for a fellow member
  • Visit one of our homebound members
  • Send a card to someone on our prayer list
  • Offer a word of gratitude to a fellow member
Cross Roads Day Camp  August 14 - 18
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church brings Cross Roads Day Camp 
back to Christ the King, August 14 - 18, 2017. 
It will be an awesome week of action-packed camp fun including cool crafts, 
engaging in worship, singing fun songs, too much to list!! 
All activities work together to form great friendships and 
strengthen campers’ faith development.

Camp hours are from 8:45 am to 3:00 pm, with aftercare available until 
5:30 pm. Children entering grades K - 6 are the right age for camp! 
All are welcome!!

Click HERE for registration form

Click HERE for the health form

Click HERE for more info on the St. Barnabas website

Giant Church Picnic
August 20th
2 p.m.
at Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center
29 Pleasant Grove Road
Port Murray, NJ 07865

The annual end-of-season bash brings out the kid in everyone! Experience camp fun one last time with great activities: canoeing, swimming, high ropes, and more, plus great fellowship and walks in the woods. 
Church groups, families, and individuals are welcome. Check-in is at 2 p.m., and closing worship at 6 p.m. Dinner is included. Cost: $12 per person, $35 maximum per family.

Click this link for more info!

Come Together Sunday
September 10, 2017

Join us as we come back together after the summer months.  We will be welcoming our Sisters and Brothers in Christ from St. Paul's AME Church for worship and a picnic.
We will also be coming together to 
work on a service project
as we join Lutherans from around the 
country and celebrate
God's Work, Our Hands
"Tell out my soul" 
Our Voices in the World 
A woman's retreat at 
Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center

Two dates, same great retreat!
September 29 - October 1  
October 13 - October 15

Lead by our Pastor, Dale Selover, this women's retreat asks 
some probing and important questions, such as
does each of us have a voice that is distinctively our own? 
What are we saying when we open our mouths?
Which voices are we listening to? 
Are we aware of the voiceless among us? 
Are we listening for the "still, small voice" of our loving Creator? 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow called the human voice the "organ of the soul." Let us look, together, at how we express ourselves in a world of constant communication, sound bites, and ear buds.

For more information, please visit:

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 breakfast items in July, specifically Parmalat boxed milk, oatmeal in individual packets, and coffee.  
Please remember this on your next trip to the grocery store.  
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

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 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
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