Join us Sundays at 9:30 AM for Worship online during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Below are some links to worship/education/prayer experiences that you are invited to enter into - as you are. Currently most of these are online due to our continued care for each other amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Some are weekly/recurring, while others are one time special events.
Join us for Mid-Week Evening Prayer with the Calumet Nation (community) each Wednesday during Lent. Service will be live-streamed on their website and Facebook. Come join alongside other CtK Members as well as a much wider community of Calumet. All are welcome! All are invited! (Watch for Pastor Kim's reflection in mid-March.)
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/campcalumet
On Calumet's Website: calumet.org/resources/live-stream
Recently, the CtK Council approved a Reopening Plan* for our community. This plan is NOT set in stone, but is a pathway forward in a faithful, safe, and intentional pattern that was recommended to us by the Medical Advisory Team. Because so much changes, so quickly, this plan has an * alongside it - as we stand ready to make changes as we go, responding to local needs/concerns, etc. Watch for further details as we approach these dates, as well as opportunities to be a part of the re-opening team.
OUTDOOR & ONLINE WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - SUMMER
+ We will seek to begin offering an outdoor worship opportunity beginning on Pentecost Sunday, May 23 @ 9:30. People will be invited to come to the parking lot masked, bring a lawn chair, sit socially distanced from their neighbors, record information for contact tracing, and enter into a time of worship. Frequency of Holy Communion is being discussed. For those who don't yet feel safe to gather together physically, or if weather is a concern - there will be a simple Service of the Word available each week online, with further conversation about Holy Communion. Stay tuned for more details.
RETURNING TO INDOOR WORSHIP - FALL
+ We will seek to begin a gradual return to in-person worship in the sanctuary beginning on September 12, 2021. There will be a new process, pattern, and flow to our gatherings. We also intend to continue with some form of an online service at this time - although much is still being discerned and decided. Stay tuned for more details.
Dear Siblings in Christ,
January 6, 2021 was a sad and scary day in our nation’s history – as mobs of rioters swarmed and illegally entered our nation’s Capital Building during a time when our elected officials were doing the work we elected them to do. Much of this mob mentality was stirred by leaders in the highest positions in our government; while many of us sat in front of our tvs, connecting to websites, and checking in on print media not truly believing that this was really happening. We lament this vicious attack – the destruction, the fear, the injury and the loss of life. We lament the loss of trust in our institutions, in our community, and even among each other – the very goal of this act of terrorism.
There is a lot of concern, confusion, fear, and division in our country right now. This is not who we are called to be. As people of faith we are called to do justice, love mercy, and to walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8) in all areas of our lives. This means that we are called to be a part of bringing about justice, healing, and wholeness within our nation and beyond – for all people. And that begins not in silence but in prayer.
We pray for the families of the people who have died in this act of terrorism. We pray for the safety of all lawmakers and staff, for the public safety officers, for journalists, and for the people living in the immediate areas. We pray for swift and transparent action on the part of lawmakers and law enforcement. We pray for the peacemakers and justice workers on the ground, as they continue to work for a safe and open government for all. We pray for families and communities that are divided. We pray that we – individually and collectively – will own our own part in this, and commit to work toward the peace and justice that we are called to by God.
In the Rite of Affirmation of Baptism (which we will share together on January 17th) we are asked if we intend to continue in the covenant God made with us in holy baptism: to live among God’s faithful people, to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people, following the example of Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth? As we seek to process what has taken place and how we take the next steps, may we remember this call and respond loudly saying, “We do, and we ask God to help and guide us.”
May we turn and reflect the love and justice of God.
~ Pastor Kim
We have had conversation over the past several weeks about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The WHO declared an official pandemic as the spread and impact continues to grow. There is much not known about this virus, and what is known is that the impact on people over the age of 60, and those with compromised immune systems can be deadly - while for the majority of others it is minimal. We also know that people can be asymptomatic - meaning they have NO symptoms and feel perfectly fine - but they carry the virus and have the potential to share it. With all that said, many communities - educational, governmental, social, and faith - are having to make hard decisions about their life, in light of our interconnectedness, and for the sake of those most impacted.
We at Christ the King are facing those decisions as well, and our intent to to keep our communication flowing and regular. Below you will find current changes to our life together and can return here regularly for updates. We will also make use of our online email service, as well as Facebook, and one-on-one phone calls as things warrant. As we make changes to our life together we hold fast to our faith and our call to care for the least of those among us.
As of March 14, 2020 the following changes have been made:
+ The church building is CLOSED. Worship and other experiences will be taking place in new ways. Please watch for details daily on this page and click here to read the email that just was sent out announcing the closure.
If at anytime you need to reach Pastor Kim directly please call her office phone at 603-664-4632 to be connected with her cell phone.
We pray together this prayer offered up by the ELCA:
God, our peace and our strength, we pray for our nation and the world as we face new uncertainties around coronavirus. Protect the most vulnerable among us, especially all who are currently sick or in isolation. Grant wisdom, patience, and clarity to health care workers, especially as their work caring for others puts them at great risk. Guide us as we consider how best to prepare and respond in our families, congregations, workplaces, and communities. Give us courage to face these days not with fear but with compassion, concern, and acts of service, trusting that you abide with us always; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Christ the King Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ congregation, committed to serving and supporting the LGBTQ+ community in the Greater Nashua Area!
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Christ the King Lutheran Church is located in Nashua, New Hampshire
at 3 Lutheran Drive, right off NH Rt 130.