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
  
The Rev. Dr. Kimberly Carlson - pastor@xtheking.org

Join us in building a loving community 

that shares the unconditional love of Jesus with the world.


Upcoming Events at CtK:

  

Sunday, November 23 

Youth Group Mockingjay Movie Night

Click here to watch the trailer.

Contact Michaela Kruger for information.


 Sunday, November 23, 6:30 pm 

South Brunswick Area Clergy Association

Visions of Plenty - Interfaith Thanksgiving Observance

at the Islamic Society of Central New Jersey

Bring a food item to donate to the South Brunswick Food Pantry


Wednesday, December 3, 10 and 17, Noon or 7:00 pm

Advent Study - Reflections on Gratitude 

(and 21st Century Potluck a/k/a BYOD (bring your own dinner (and maybe something to share))

Study led by Pastor Kim


Wednesday, November 19 & 26, 7:00 pm

December 3, 10 and 17, 8:00 pm

Choir Practice - Sing with Us for Advent & Christmas!


Sunday December 21, 10:30 am 

Sunday School Christmas Pageant 

Practice for all Sunday School-age Children Sundays, November 30, December 7 & 14 9:00 am


Wednesday, December 24, 5:00, 7:00, 11:00 pm

Christmas Eve Services




All November & December Events at CtK

Saturday, November 22 - Altar Guild Meeting - 11:00 am

Sunday, November 23 -  Worship Service With Holy Communion 9:00 & 10:30 am
Sunday School Pagaent Practice- 9:00 am
Last Sunday to Order Candles from the Youth Group 
to Help them Raise Money for the Summer 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering

Sunday, November 23 - Visions of Plenty Interfaith Thanksgiving Observance - 6:30 pm
@ Islamic Society of Central New Jersey

Sunday, November 23 - Youth Group - 7:00pm

Wednesday, November 26 - Choir Rehearsal - 7:00 pm

Sunday, November 30 - Advent Begins
Worship Service With Holy Communion 9:00 & 10:30 am
Sunday School Pagaent Practice- 9:00 am

Sunday, November 30 - Youth Group - 7:00pm

Tuesday, December 2 - First Communion Class - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, December 3 - Advent Study & Potluck - 7:00 pm
Choir Practice - 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 6, Hand in Hand (Post-Sandy) Rebuilding Day - 9:00 am
See Rolf Erga for Details

Sunday, December 7 -  Second Sunday in Advent
Worship Service With Holy Communion 9:00 & 10:30 am
Sunday School Pagaent Practice- 9:00 am

Sunday, December 7 - Youth Group Chat & Chew - 6:00pm

Tuesday, December 9 - Finance & Stewardship Team Meeting - 7:00 pm 

Wednesday, December 10 - Advent Study & Potluck - 7:00 pm
Choir Practice - 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 14 -  Third Sunday in Advent
Worship Service With Holy Communion 9:00 & 10:30 am
Sunday School Pagaent Practice- 9:00 am

Sunday, December 14 - Youth Group - 7:00pm

Tuesday, December 16 - Congregation Council Meeting - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 17 - Advent Study & Potluck - 7:00 pm
Choir Practice - 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 20 - Women's Group Meeting - 11:00 am

Sunday, December 21-  Fourth Sunday in Advent
Worship Service With Holy Communion 9:00 & 10:30 am
Sunday School Christmas Pageant at 10:30 Service 

Wednesday, December 24 Christmas Eve Services
5:00 - Children's' Christmas Eve Service
7:00 - Traditional Christmas Eve Service
11:00 Traditional Christmas Eve Service

Sunday, December 28, Come Together Worship Service With Holy Communion - 10:00 am
No Sunday School
God's Work That I Can Do Right Now 

Make Time for Weekly Devotions in Advent
Advent Devotions are an opportunity to focus at the beginning of the church year 
(this year, on November 30) for the coming of our Lord.  
Devotions Available by Clicking Here

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 for Moderation and Against Extremism in Palestine and Israel:
Read (US) 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


Be a Christmas Angel and Love Others as You Have Been Loved
Give a Christmas Gift to a Someone Who Might Not Otherwise Receive One
The Angel Tree is Set Up - Chose a Tag (or several) and buy a gift for a South Brunswick Family or a Veteran
Place your wrapped gift under the Angel Tree no later than December 14.
See Bulletin Insert for Specific Directions

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)
Thinking about Michael Brown, Officer Darren Wilson 
and Ferguson, Missouri?

Learn about the ELCA's Racial Justice Ministries by clicking here.

And read the ELCA Social Statement on Race, Ethnicity and Culture 
in English by clicking here 
or in Spanish by clicking here.

And read the ELCA Social Statement For Peace In God's World
in English, by clicking here.
or in Spanish by clicking here.


From the ELCA Social Statement 
on Race, Ethnicity and Culture:


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).

. . . 


So, the Church must cry out for justice, 

and thereby resist the cynicism fueled by visions that failed and dreams that died. 


The Church must insist on justice, 

and thereby refuse to blame victimized people for their situations. 


The Church must insist on justice, 

and thereby assure participation of all people.

. . .



From the ELCA Social Statement on Peace:

Where the Church does live in unity, overcoming such divisions and
welcoming the stranger and outcast, the Church contributes to earthly peace.
Where the followers of Jesus refuse to repay evil with evil but turn the other
cheek and go the extra mile (Matthew 5:38-42), where in their life together
Christians’ creative, nonviolent responses to hostile acts open up possibilities
for reconciliation, the Church contributes to earthly peace. Where churches
in different countries work in solidarity for human dignity, the Church
contributes to earthly peace. Peace in the community of faith serves by
example the ministry and message of reconciliation entrusted to the Church
for the world (2 Corinthians 5:18-19). “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they
will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9).
Where the Church does live in unity, overcoming such divisions and
welcoming the stranger and outcast, the Church contributes to earthly peace.
Where the followers of Jesus refuse to repay evil with evil but turn the other
cheek and go the extra mile (Matthew 5:38-42), where in their life together
Christians’ creative, nonviolent responses to hostile acts open up possibilities
for reconciliation, the Church contributes to earthly peace. Where churches
in different countries work in solidarity for human dignity, the Church
contributes to earthly peace. Peace in the community of faith serves by
example the ministry and message of reconciliation entrusted to the Church
for the world (2 Corinthians 5:18-19). “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they
will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9).


Where the Church does live in unity, overcoming such divisions 

and welcoming the stranger and outcast, the Church contributes to earthly peace.


Where the followers of Jesus refuse to repay evil with evil 

but turn the other cheek and go the extra mile (Matthew 5:38-42), 

where in their life together Christians’ creative, nonviolent responses to hostile acts 

open up possibilities for reconciliation, the Church contributes to earthly peace.


. . .


Peace in the community of faith serves by example 

the ministry and message of reconciliation entrusted to the Church for the world 

(2 Corinthians 5:18-19).


“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9).


. . . 

By equipping the faithful to act for peace the in all their communities 

the Church contributes to earthly peace.  



Where the Church does live in unity, overcoming such divisions and
welcoming the stranger and outcast, the Church contributes to earthly peace.
Where the followers of Jesus refuse to repay evil with evil but turn the other
cheek and go the extra mile (Matthew 5:38-42), where in their life together
Christians’ creative, nonviolent responses to hostile acts open up possibilities
for reconciliation, the Church contributes to earthly peace. Where churches
in different countries work in solidarity for human dignity, the Church
contributes to earthly peace. Peace in the community of faith serves by
example the ministry and message of reconciliation entrusted to the Church
for the world (2 Corinthians 5:18-19). “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they
will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9).




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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