Christ the King Lutheran Church
Kendall Park, NJ

  
Worship Service with Holy Communion
Sundays at 9:00 and 10:30 am
Sunday School 9:00 am
Coffee and Conversation in between the services
  
Vice Pastor:  The Rev. Dale Selover
Contact CtK:  office@xtheking.org

Join us in building a loving community that shares the unconditional love of Jesus with the world.



Welcome to Vice Pastor Dale Selover!  

Effective January 5, 2015, the Rev. Dale Selover was appointed by Bishop Bartholomew as Vice Pastor of Christ The King Church.  In this position Pastor Dale will be with us through the time that a new pastor is called by Christ The King.  Pastor Dale is in the process of determining dates when she will be available to preach and preside for Sunday worship. Her specific responsibilities include the following:

Meeting monthly with the Congregation Council to provide pastoral counsel and guidance

Supervising educational programs and possibly teaching the upcoming Confirmation class

Presiding over special services (weddings, funerals, etc.) 

Providing pastoral care for those who are hospitalized or home bound

Providing pastoral care in all other emergencies

Supporting the administrative matters of the congregation

In emergencies requiring pastoral care Pastor Dale may be reached at 609-785-5366

Read Pastor Selover's Biography by clicking here (scroll down about one third of the way)



January 25 11:30 am

Congregational Meeting

We will meet to set our 2015 Budget.  Please plan to attend.  



January 28 & February 4 & 11 -  7:00 pm

Where the H is Heaven?

Bible Study led by Rob Olson


January 25 - 10:00 am

Come Together Worship Service & Sunday School

Followed by Congregational Meeting at 11:00 am


January 28 & February 4 & 11 -  noon and Sundays TBD

CtK Book Study

Open Secrets by Richard Lischner

Available online at B&N and Amazon


Fresh out of divinity school and bursting with enthusiasm, Richard Lischer found himself assigned to 

a small conservative church in an economically depressed town in southern Illinois. It’s an awkward 

marriage at best--a young man with a Ph.D. in theology, full of ideas and ambitions, determined to 

improve his parish and bring it into the twenty-first century, and a community that is 

“as tightly sealed as a jar of home-canned pickles.” 


In Open Secrets, Lischer tells not only his own story but also the story of New Cana 

and its inhabitants. With charm, openness, and humor, Lischer brings to life the clash of 

cultures and personalities that marks his pastoral tenure, including his own doubts, as well as 

those of his parishioners, that a twenty-eight-year-old suburban-raised liberal can deal with the troubled marriages, alcoholism, teen sex, inadequate farm subsidies, and other concerns of the conservative, 

tightly knit community. But the inhabitants of New Cana--lovable, deeply flawed, imperfect people 

who stick together--open their arms to him in their own way, and the result is a colorful, 

poignant comedy of small-town life and all it has to offer.



February 21 & March 21 

Hand in Hand Rebuilding

More opportunities are available to pitch in and help New Jersey families 
recover from Super Storm Sandy through Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey.  
Talk to Rolf Erga about what to expect.
For more information, click here.

Only with the the ongoing help of volunteers like you can we get the job done.

January Events at CtK

Sunday, January 25 - Come Together Worship Service with Holy Communion - 10:00 am
Sunday School 10:00 am
The Rev. John Hansen preaching and presiding
Pastor Hansen is a 1977 graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia.  He retired in January 2014 after serving as pastor for Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Rockaway New Jersey for 11 years.  As pastor at Holy Trinity he convened the Rockaway Ecumenical Clergy and Rockaway Interfaith Community.  Pastor Hansen also joined other local clergy in ministering to the community along the Rockaway River that flooded in Hurricane Irene.  Prior to that he served for 16 years as the Director of Disability and Special Residential Services for Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey.  Prior to that he served as Director of Special Education at the Beisler Camping and Retreat Center.  
Sunday, January 25 - Congregational Meeting - 11:00 am

Sunday, January 25 - Youth Group - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, January 21 - CtK Book Study:  Open Secrets - Noon 

Wednesday, January 28 - Where the H is Heaven? Bible Study - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, January 28 - Choir Practice - 8:00 pm

Sunday, February 1 - Worship Service with Holy Communion - 9:00 & 10:30 am
The Rev. John Melin preaching and presiding
Pastor Melin was ordained in 1953.   
He is retired and has preached and presided at many different churches in the New Jersey Synod.   

God's Work That I Can Do Right Now 

Donate to the South Brunswick Food Pantry and Feed God's People
The South Brunswick Food Pantry's supplies have been very low this summer due to greater than typical need.
Click here to see the article on NJ.com.
  Drop off a Donation to the SB Food Pantry in the baskets in the hall at CtK.
If you need help from the Food Pantry click here

Learn About a Voice for Moderation and Against Extremism in Palestine and Israel:
Read ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's letter to Bishop Munib Younan 
of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land by clicking here:
Bishop
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land
The Rev. Dr. Munib Younan
Bishop
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land 
And read more about "Peace Without Walls" by clicking here.

Pray for People in Need
To join the CtK Prayer List send an email to: office@xtheking.org

Give a "Good Gift" through the ELCA to Grow the Church, Fight Hunger and Transform Lives
To learn more or to give a "Good Gift" click here.

Help the ELCA Help African Nations Contain Ebola

Pray for those affected or threatened by the virus that they may be granted healing and hope.

Learn More about what the Lutheran Church is doing to help African Nations contain Ebola by clicking here and here.

Give to the ELCA Disaster Response Fund by clicking here.



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)

Christ the King Lutheran Church is a welcoming community of persons of all
ages and backgrounds, with joys and sorrows, gifts and flaws, loved of 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 as best we can, trusting God for the outcome.


We are a congregation of the New Jersey Synod of the  Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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