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GUEST PASTORS - We thank our guest pastors, Sandra Barnes,  pastor of Gethsemane Lutheran in Chalmette who will lead the Saturday 5 PM worship and Pastor Nancy Andrews, conference dean, who will lead all Sunday services this weekend. 

BOOK GIVE-AWAY - Pastor Unger has left several shelves of books in the pastor’s office which are yours for the taking. Feel free to look them over any time the office is open.

OUR CONFIRMATION CLASSES -  will begin on Sunday, September 9th at 9:15 am in the youth room of our community center.  Christ the King’s confirmation program lasts for three school years. Typically, young people begin participating at the beginning of 6th grade and are confirmed at the end of 8th grade. Some begin a year or so later because of special circumstances.  This year they will be reading and discussing the Gospel of  Matthew which will provide a great introduction to discipleship. They will be looking at one chapter a week.  Please contact the church office or Brenda Bastone at (504) 654-7130 for more information.  
FAITH, FAMILY & FOOTBALL - Calling all children - preschool age through Confirmation, and their Families. It’s a new season for football and for Sunday School. Join us September 9, at 9:15 AM in the Fellowship Hall for Rally Sunday. There will be games, fellowship, fun and refreshments. Come play on God’s Team!! We can’t wait to see you! It’s the Saints first game of the season, so wear your black and gold.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS – This adult group holds meetings at East Jefferson General Hospital in the Esplanade I room of the first floor Crawford Conference Center. There is no fee to attend. The meetings are usually the first and third Saturdays each month, from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm. The meetings are open to any adult who has experienced the death of a loved one and are led by a licensed facilitator. For information on this grief support group, visit the Akula Foundation website: or contact Lee Matthews: In September, *** PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE *** to September 15th.

SOCIAL SERVICES MINISTRY - For the month of September, CTK is collecting supplies for Ronald McDonald House. They provide a “home away from home” for families of hospitalized children. RMDH provides home cooked meals, private bedrooms, sibling support, educational programs and much more.
Some of the needs are:                                            Flat and full sized fitted sheets
8 ½ x11 copy paper                                                  Scrubbing Bubbles for bathtubs
13 gal trash bags                                                      Disinfecting wipes
Gift cards                                                                  Large size foil steam table pans
HE laundry soap {PODS preferred}                         White washcloths and towels
Disinfecting spray                                                     Individual hand soap
There is a container in the narthex where you can place your donations. Please call Barbara Cozic at 305-4437 if you have any questions.

CHOIR REHEARSAL - The Choir is back! Rehearsals are every Wednesday evening at 7PM. Please prayerfully consider becoming part of our choir. We have lost a couple of members recently and we would love to have you add your voice to the choir.  Please come join us!!!

KITCHEN ITEMS - Our kitchen here at Christ the King is in need of restocking. We are not asking for new items to be purchased but asking those who are interested to do a fall cleanup in your kitchen. If you have items that you no longer use we would appreciate the donation. We are in need of bowls of all sizes(glass or plastic), dishes, silverware, all types of utensils, hand towels, salt and pepper shakers, wicker or plastic baskets, pot holders, cookie sheets, pitchers(glass or plastic), any type of plastic containers , etc. You can bring items to the church narthex and mark the bag or box “Kitchen Items”, and place it in storage closet in the narthex. We will go through the donations and place in our kitchen what is needed. If there are items remaining we will save them and donated them to our Church Garage Sale that will be held November 3. All proceeds from the Church Garage Sale will go to Christ the King Property which will help to maintain our facility. If you have any questions, please call Debbie Paulson, (504)487-6801.

“99” PARTY - Mark your calendars. The next fun-filled evening of “99” has been scheduled  for  Friday, September 21 at 7 PM in the fellowship hall. Please join members and friends  for fellowship, laughs, good food and good times.

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT FORUM - The Sunday morning “Adult Forum” which meets at 9:15 AM in the conference room is looking at a very interesting look at major events in the Old Testament with the help of a Jewish professor at Vanderbilt U Divinity School on a DVD from “The Great Courses” library. Grab a cup of coffee and join us for what are
always lively discussions!

THE CTK GARAGE SALE -  is Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm in the CTK parking lot. We will be taking donations for the sale in October. More information to follow. All proceeds from the garage sale will go towards the church property maintenance budget. Also, if you are interested, you can rent a space for your own sale for $25.00. See flyer's in the Narthex. If you have any questions you can contact Brenda Bastone, Debbie Manos, or Dolinda Werling-Baye.

FOOD DONATIONS—Please contribute canned and packaged food regularly. There is a marked basket in the narthex in which you can place the food. It will be used for members and non-members in need with the remainder sent to the Kenner Food Bank.

CHRIST IN OUR HOME—The devotional booklets for July/August/September can be found on the welcome center in the narthex.

CTK NEWSLETTTER—If you don’t receive the church newsletter electronically, there are copies on the welcome center. Pick one up on your way out.

READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR - The reading schedule for September is available on the welcome center in the narthex.

YOUTH GROUP - Be sure to like and follow our youth group! Facebook & Google +:Christ the King NOLA Youth Group, Instagram: @ctknolayouthgroup, Twitter: @ctknolayouth, Shapchat: ctknola.youth.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION FORMS—”Emergency Information” forms are available in the foyer for those who have never submitted one to the church or need to update their contact Information. We keep these on hand so we know how to communicate during an emergency. Our website has a link to a list of emergency evacuation sites and also to a weblog where members of Christ the King can keep in touch.