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Giving Thanks

This is a short week for church activities because we are celebrating Thanksgiving!  For many of us it is a week full of preparing food and preparing our homes for guests.  But are we also preparing our hearts?  

That is what Thanksgiving is meant for.  Preparing our hearts to stop for a few moments, and give thanks for all of our blessings.  We give thanks for food, family, friends, and the grace of our Lord & Savior. 

Let us also remember to look beyond the obvious, and give thanks for life itself.  We are blessed to be here, blessed to have the comforts of a home and family.  And let us also remember that not everyone has these things that most of us take for granted.

Not everyone has a place to go for Thanksgiving, or a ride to get there, or people to be with.  Loneliness can be especially difficult as the holiday season arrives.  Look around you – those who need a helping hand are closer than you might think. 

And so, while you are enjoying your feasts and family, please don’t forget those who may be alone.  Could you drop off a plate for a shut in?  Or invite someone to join your family celebration? Or give someone a ride to church?

Also, here at Christ the King, the week right after Thanksgiving we will be hosting Hope At the Inn.  We need volunteers to work a shift, or prepare a meal.  Please don’t forget these folks who would have just spent Thanksgiving without a home of their own.

We also have the joy of participating in a youth led service this coming Sunday!  The youth will be doing most of the service, and the choir will be singing as well.  Please make an effort to attend worship this weekend to give thanks for our church, our youth, our choir, and our very lives!
 
Yours in Christ,

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


This week at Christ the King

Monday, November 19th
6:00 PM – Choir Practice 
Tuesday, November 20th
1:00 PM – JOY Book Club
Wednesday, November 21st
7:00 PM – Thanksgiving Service at Bethany Lutheran Church
Pie Social & Auction to Follow
Thursday, November 22nd
Happy Thanksgiving!
FridayOffice Closed
Saturday, November 24th
5:00 PM – Service of the Word
Sunday , November 25th
Faith Formation on Break!! 
9:30 AM – Coffee Fellowship Time (Library)
10:30 AM – Youth Led Worship with Holy Communion 

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Worship
Weekend Worship is at
5 p.m. on Saturdays
and
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
(Confirmation)
(Sunday School)
Every Sunday from
9:00 – 10:15 am

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

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