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02.22.17 | Newsletter

    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.

    Meditation Workshops
    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 


    Adult Education

    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 .

    Click here for more Adult Education Opportunities.

    Reformation 500 Event

    Rev. Dr. Martin J. Lohrmann
    Assistant Professor of Lutheran Confessions & Heritage,
    Wartburg Seminary

    Saturday, April 1, 2017, 2:00-4:00 PM
    A Reformation of Faith: Introducing Luther & the Reformation
    Martin Luther’s historic reforms of the church centered on the conviction that faith in God changes lives and changes the world. In this talk, Dr. Lohrmann will examine the roots of Luther’s view of faith and how it launched a Reformation. Book signing and reception to follow.

    Sunday, April 2, 2017

    Dr. Lohrmann will lead us in worship at all 3 services. He will also teach during the education hour in the Romans & Reformation Class. He will lead discussion on the topic of Romans 8:1-13, Justification assures salvation.

    Read more about Dr. Lohrmann.

    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.”

    If you would like to join the OWN IT class, they meet every Sunday from 10:10-11:00 in room LL15.  For more information on assisting the refugee family, please contact John Mathis at .

    Small Group Ministry

    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.

    Life Groups

    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 .

    The FACTs are taking a “break” for March. Enjoy Spring Break!!
    Contact Sharon Lane 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!


    Save the Date: Reformation 500 Lecture



    Holy Week and Easter Worship Schedule