We Are All About God’s Grace for God’s People


Thankful for God’s People

The last several weeks here at Christ the King have been a bit – how should I say it – hectic?  Stressful?  Crazy even?  We have had many details to get taken care of; some of them little, and some of them not so little.  In fact some of them have felt huge!  There are things a Pastor does for and with their church that get taken for granted, or not even noticed at all until they are not taken care of.  I think it safe to say we have discovered quite a few of those over the past few weeks!

There is something else we have discovered along with this.  What might that be you ask?  Well, one of them is the strength of this church in the face of a challenge.  Many have stepped up and into roles they may have thought they couldn’t handle, or were reserved solely for the Pastor.  Leading a Bible study?  No problem!  Well maybe a little anxious – but willing nonetheless.  How about preparing young people to serve as acolytes or to make their confirmation in the coming weeks?  Yes, we can do that too!

I have been nothing short of humbled and amazed by how the members of this church have pulled together, gone the extra mile, and challenged themselves to take on new things, even if they are outside their comfort zone.  God in his mercy and wisdom helps us do these things.  And we are blessed because of it.

Jeremiah 31:33 says, “I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”  Yes, He is our God, and we are His people – and through Him –  we find the strength and willingness to serve.  What a beautiful thing to witness!

There will likely be more challenges ahead, but through His grace, we will find a way to meet them.  Don’t worry if you haven’t found your chance to serve just yet, there will be more on the horizon!  God has good things planned for Christ the King, and I am very  thankful for you, His people.

Yours in Christ,

Lisa Temple, Council Vice-President
& Luther Seminary L.I.M. Student

This week at Christ the King

Tuesday, September 18th
1 PM Ladies’ JOY Book Club
Wednesday, September 19th
9 AM Quilting
9:30 AM Bible Study – John 1:19-34
Thursday, September 20th
10 AM Coffee with the Staff
5:30 PM Finance Meeting
6:15 PM Church Council
Saturday, September 22nd – 5 PM  Worship w/ Holy Communion
Sunday , September 23rd
9 AM Faith Formation (Sunday School and Confirmation)
9:30 AM Coffee Fellowship Time (Library)
10:30 AM Worship w/ Holy Communion

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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