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2 Timothy 4:9-11 – “Do your best to come to me soon. For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia,Titus to Dalmatia.Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry.”

This week we conclude our 7-week series on Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy. It has been a refreshing walk through one of my favorite New Testament letters, one I have been inclined to preach on for quite some time! Just as much as Timothy needed to be encouraged by his mentor, St. Paul, so also do we, modern day Christians (and modern day preachers!), need to be encouraged. The journey of faith is a difficult one. It is fraught with peril, temptation, doubts, and conflicts. The old book by John Bunyan, A Pilgrim’s Progress, does an excellent job chronicling that difficult journey to stay on the narrow road that leads to eternal life. The focus for this final week is this: “Your Name and the Book of Life.” I decided on that sermon title some months ago because of all the names listed at the end of 2 Timothy 4 – some of which you see above. I was struck by how well connected the early church was, so much so, that when a brother or sister in Christ left the church, left the Faith, it was painful. And it still is painful today knowing friend, family, spouse, and neighbor who have left the church, who have abandoned their faith in Jesus (the two are indeed connected). May God grant us the proper words of comfort and challenge as we share our faith with those who have never heard about Jesus, but also with those who have left Christ’s church.
Blessings always,
Pastor Chris

buttheThis week at Christ the King:
Tuesday: Ladies Group – 1 PM
Lay School for Mission – 5:15 PM
Wednesday: Bible Study on Nehemiah 1 & 2 – 9:30 AM and 7 PM
Thursday: Coffee Clutch w/ the Staff – 10 AM
Thursday Theology: Mere Christianity – 11:30 AM
Saturday: Wedding for Courney Jensen and Jake Bowden – 1 PM
Worship w/ Holy Communion – 5 PM
Sunday: Faith Formation (Sunday School and Confirmation) – 9 AM
Worship w/ Holy Communion – 10:30 AM
Remember this weekend to bring pledges of time, talent, and treasure with in case you missed last weekend’s Stewardship Sunday. May the people of God be generous with what the Lord has blessed them with!


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Weekend Worship is at
5 p.m. on Saturdays
10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
Communion is celebrated at every service and a staffed nursery is available during the 10:30 worship

Youth Faith Formation
(Sunday School)
Every Sunday from
9:00 – 10:15 am

Christ the King Lutheran Church
1230 N. 18th St.
Escanaba, Michigan
Phone: 906-786-7400


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