Worship with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion music by the Sanctuary Choir
The Lenten journey begins with a solemn service where we receive ashes on our foreheads in the sign of the cross, a reminder of our human frailty and complete dependence on God. Childcare available, infant through Kindergarten.
Lenten Midweek Worship
Wednesdays, March 8-April 5
6:30 p.m. Worship: The Art of Lent
Pastor Gary Johnson explores works of art that are portals into readings drawn from the Book of Psalms, the Apostles’ Creed, and Luther’s Small Catechism. Childcare available, infant through Kindergarten.
Join us on Wednesday evenings immediately following the 6:30 pm Lenten Service for an additional 45 minutes to an hour of guided meditation. Whether you have an active meditation practice or are considering trying it out, join our guide, Chris Calitz, as he helps us realize the benefits. We will meet downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. Chairs and sitting pillows will be provided. If you have questions, please contact Nancy Wolff at .
Connect Your Faith: New Member Class
Sundays, March 5 – 26, 10:10-11:00 am
Four-week class for individuals interested in joining King of Glory. This interactive course is designed to strengthen your understanding of Lutheran Tradition, communicate the values and vision of King of Glory and facilitate a connection to KoG's ministries. Online Registration is open now through 3/5. For more information, contact Kerri Macy at .
Reformation 500 Event
Rev. Dr. Martin J. Lohrmann
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 2:00-4:00 PM
Education Class Serves Refugee Family
The “God’s Word: Own It!” Sunday Education class has committed to serve the Kilozo family during the month of February. Class members have signed up to assist in the following ways:
Donating non-food items such as cleaning supplies, toilet paper, toiletries, dish soap, and Walmart gift cards.
Donating cash for such things as her rechargeable card for the laundromat in her apartment complex.
Signing up to provide rides to appointments, both governmental and medical.
Assisting Fatuma with her English skills, gratefully relying on the free Google translation app for Swahili as needed, although she also speaks some French. Fatuma is working hard on the English Rosetta Stone program already generously provided by KOG.
Carolyn Knudsen wrote “Fatuma has only arrived at this point by displaying a courage and determination that I cannot imagine. I want to thank the class for not just opening their hearts, but being willing to act on behalf of a woman who has endured unimaginable hardships by living for the last 20 years in a refugee camp.”
Contemplating the Cross
A Lenten Study led by Carolyn Knudsen
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am at King of Glory
When was the last time you were overwhelmed – I mean, so overcome that you were reeling, suffering from not only mental anguish but actual physical pain, so acute you thought you would die from it? Jesus, in his last hours before Calvary, was exactly at that place. Are we too familiar with this story? Has it lost some of its impact? Walk with Jesus during these final moments in the Garden before his arrest. Allow God to reveal to you a clearer understanding of a love so passionate that He would willingly allow himself to undergo such a horror as crucifixion.
The pilgrimage will include discussion as well as much introspection and journaling. We will base our morning’s study on the first 4 meditations from Contemplating the Cross by Tricia McCary Rhodes, a book of 40 meditations for Lent, and I would encourage you to continue with the remaining 36 during Lent. My prayer is that in looking in a new way at the anguish of that moment, His passionate love will bring us to our knees in awe and gratitude.
Please register online by Sunday, February 26. For more info, contact Carolyn Knudsen at .
Check out our list of Open Small Groups meeting in your area.
Via de Cristo
March 16-19, 2017
Briarwood Retreat Center
What is Via de Cristo? Registration deadline is March 6. Contact John and Molli Harris at molli for more information.
Young Families Parents Night Out
Saturday, March 4 from 5:00-7:00 pm
Ready for an Adult Night Out? Parents of infants & toddlers meet monthly for dinner & fun! Vouchers are available to offset childcare expenses. Please contact Kristin McComber to sign up at or 817.404.2825.
Save the Date: ACTION will be serving lunch at the Habitat Build on Saturday, April 8. More details to follow. For more information, please contact Ken Gill at .
Partners in Faith (PIF) March Gathering
Saturday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Everyone Welcome!! Home of Tim & Sue Schildt. For more information, contact: Michelle Hild, , 972-342-0726.
Seasoned Friends Birthday Bash
Join us on March 15 for Birthday Bash! Members who are 60+ years come together on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate monthly birthdays with cake and coffee. For more information contact Betty Johnson at .
Inside the FBI: A Veteran’s Story
Monday, March 13, 2017, 10 a.m.
GUSTO!’s March 13 meeting will feature retired FBI agent Danny Defenbaugh, who spearheaded the investigation into the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Read more.
All of these and more can be found on our Adults Life Group Page.
Youth and Family Ministry Call Committee
Since posting the Youth and Family Ministry position in December, on several Lutheran Seminary/University websites which have strong Youth & Family Ministry degrees, we have received 6 resumes and after our committee reviewed them, they do not meet our qualifications and were not a good fit for our church. We will continue to meet about every two weeks. Please continue to keep our committee and candidates in your prayers.
VBS Registration Opens March 1. Take a look at what we have in store for this summer!