Join us on Sunday, September 19 at 9:30am
Join us in person at 9:30 for worship. Masks are required (ages 2+). Social distancing is practiced. All are welcome. All are invited!
Join us online at 9:30am or anytime after on:
We are back in the sanctuary for worship — with some protocols in place to continue to keep everyone healthy.
* We are requiring masks of all in attendance (2 years and older)
* We are sitting every-other-pew to help maintain some distance.
* We will begin only singing the sending hymn (with the intention as it is safe to add more back in as time goes on)
* We are sharing the peace in new ways and will NOT be passing an offering plate (an offering plate will be available at the entrance for you to place your tithes and offerings)
* We are sharing communion via individual, prepackaged elements to begin; and are working on the next steps to return to a more communal, traditional practice
* We are encouraging fellowship and catching up to take place outside (while the weather is good)
* We open all doors, and utilize the ceiling and exhaust fans (there are no windows to open in our sanctuary)
The CtK Council and Pastor, in consultation with the Medical Advisory Team, are regularly reviewing local and national health department/organization guidelines and recommendations and remain at the ready to pivot/modify as we need to in order to live into our call to "love our neighbor as ourselves" and to care for the least among us. Thank you for your patience, support, and commitment to loving and caring for our neighbors.
RETURNING TO INDOOR WORSHIP — FALL
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 to be shared mid-summer.
Living into our call to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves, the CtK Council has approved the following Worship/Gathering Guidelines — effective August. 22, 2021.
- Masks ARE REQUIRED inside the building, for all people — vaccinated and unvaccinated.
- For worship — we will sit every-other-pew — with the full service included in the bulletin.
- Communion will be celebrated weekly using prepackaged elements.
- All are encourage to fellowship outside —0 as weather permits.
- Groups gathering in the building are encouraged to open windows for greater air circulation and must schedule room usage with the office.
- Please stay home if you don't feel well, and call the Pastor/Office so we can pray and care for you.
- We celebrate this next step as a community together, and will continually review these guidelines and update when the situation warrants.
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
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.