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ANNOUNCEMENTS

10-10-10 - Our most successful stewardship campaign ever, “10-10-10,” is back! God blesses each of us with time, talents, and treasures. Please prayerfully consider sharing your blessings in the coming year using one of the following goals:
* Offer 10% of your income (tithe)
* Increase your current offering by 10%
* Increase your current offering by $10 per week
We ask you to place a completed pledge card in a sealed envelope (with your name on the outside of the envelope), then bring the envelope on November 18 and place it in the pledge box. The pledge box will be available in the Narthex through the first weekend in December. Your sealed pledge will be returned to you unopened at this time next year. The stewardship committee hopes this will strengthen our growth as passionate followers of Jesus, with stewardship focused on the freedom we have in Christ to be generous with everything God has given us.

TURKEYS FOR THE HOMELESS - We are again cooking turkeys for the homeless.  The cooked turkeys should be in a bag and throw away pan.  Please call Barbara Couzic or Jody Dusang. We have to have the numbers by Dec 2. It should be a 10-12 lb. bird.  We need them at CTK by noon so we can deliver them on Dec. 8.  The turkeys will go to Ozanam Inn.  Again thank you for your generosity. 

“I CAN ONLY IMAGINE” MOVIE NIGHT - School will be out Thanksgiving week, so that is a great time to show a movie that will entertain and inspire you. Join us on Monday, November 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for pizza, popcorn and “I Can Only Imagine”. Learn the true story behind the making of the hit song by MercyMe.
As the DVD cover says:
“Running from a troubled home life and a broken relationship, Bart Millard found escape in music. Hitting the road in a decrepit tour bus, Bard and his band MercyMe set out on an amazing journey none of them could ever have imagined…. [It is a] music-filled movie that beautifully illustrates the power of forgiveness and God’s love.”
This is a movie for all ages (10-100?). There is no charge. The film will be shown in the Fellowship Hall and child-care will be provided if needed.

THANKSGIVING SERVICE - The Thanksgiving service this year will be an evening worship service at 7:00 PM on Wednesday evening, November 21.

CTK LONG SLEVE T-SHIRT AAND POLO SHIRT FUNDRAISER -  Please visit the table in the narthex before and after each worship service for more information during the weeks of Nov. 18th and 25th and Dec. 2nd.  Money for shirts will be due December 2nd.  All proceeds will go toward the church maintenance fund.  Show your CTK spirit and order a shirt.  Thank you!  

FOR NEW AND TRANSFERRING MEMBERS - If you are new to Christ the King Lutheran and are exploring where the Holy Spirit might be leading you, please let Pastor Rick or Earl in the Church Office know. We would like to plan for receiving new members and/or welcoming transferring members into the congregation on the first Sunday of Advent, December 2.

CTK GARAGE SALE - Wow, what an incredible church family we have. We announced in September we were going to have a garage sale to raise money for our church and everyone stepped up and contributed to help make it a huge success. We had numerous donations and countless volunteers to help with preparation and actual event. Because of you, we made $1,500.00 at the garage sale for the church. Thank you all for your time, talents, and dedication to Christ the King church.

BIG EASY PARKINSON’S GROUP - Big & Loud and Rock Steady Boxing - two therapies specifically designed to help people with Parkinson’s will be demonstrated at the November 26th meeting of the Big Easy Parkinson’s Support Group. The group holds meetings at East Jefferson General Hospital in the Esplanade I room of the first floor Conference Center. There is no fee to attend. The next meeting will be on Monday November 26th from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. For information on the Big Easy Fleur de Lis Parkinson’s Support Group, contact Bonnie Huddleston: Bonhudd4417@gmail.com Visit our website: BigEasyFleurDeLis.org.

HURRICANE RELIEF - Remembering all the people that helped us, we would like to help in the hurricane relief efforts and will be collecting money and gift cards for the victims of hurricane Florence and Michael.  Before and after services, there will be a basket in the narthex for those who would like to give a free-will offering. Checks should be made out to Christ the King with “hurricane relief”  on the memo line. Jody will be in contact with the ELCA Carolinas and Florida Synods for assistance in getting the relief in the right place to do the most good.

THANK YOU  - for all of the donations to Ronald McDonald House. These donations will be used by families who come to New Orleans with seriously ill children. RMcD House provides an affordable place to stay, meals, transportation, etc. for these families.

SOCIAL SERVICES MINISTRY - for the month of November, Christ the King will be collecting NEW unwrapped gifts for Angel’s Place children up to the age of 18. Angel’s Place supports children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The gifts may be placed in the container located in the narthex. If you have any questions, please call Barbara Cozic (504-305-4437) or Jody DuSang (504-888-0244).

"911 BIBLE STUDY” - One answer to the question “How can we help the Pastor improve his sermons?” is: “Come to the new Bible Study each Tuesday morning at 9:11 am in the Conference Room. We will preview and discuss the Scripture readings for the coming weekend. Not everyone can make a morning meeting, so if there is interest we are happy to schedule an evening session. -- Pastor Rick

SUNDAY MORNING STUDY - "Please Join us between Sunday morning services as we explore the Book of James together. We will be using a resource called  James for Everyone, by Dr. N.T. "Tom" Wright, a Church of England Bishop." – Pastor Rick
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 October/November/December 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 November 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. www.ctk-nola.org.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS—You may read our monthly newsletter and calendar of events at our website at www.ctk-nola.org. Many of our members and guests also receive the weekly bulletin announcements by email. Simply write your email address on your green attendance slip in the bulletin and you will be added to the list of those who receive them. (This list also serves as a data base for keeping in contact electronically during an emergency.)

 

 

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