King of Kings Response to the Coronavirus [COVID-19] State of Emergency

Dear Friends in Christ,

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5: 7, 10-11

Last night Governor Jay Inslee issued a stay at home order for the state of Washington.  In order to comply with that order, King of Kings will take the following steps.

We will be live streaming our Wednesday and Sunday services so that no one needs to come to the church building to worship.

  • We are working on finding an alternative to offering communion.
  • The church office will be effectively closed for two weeks and Hillari will largely be working from home.
  • We will stay hopeful and encouraging and do our best to care for one another.

Here is what you can do to help us, and each other during this difficult time.

Please pray for one another, including our pastors and staff.

  • If you need help, food, prayer or anything else please reach out to your elder or email the church office. Hillari will be able to check email from home, so that will be the best way to reach out.
  • Please check the website or Facebook page regularly. This will be the best place to find new information. While working from home, Hillari will not be able to send mass emails. She can reply to individual emails, but she won’t have access to the email relay service needed to send congregation wide emails.
  • Be flexible, stay hopeful and encouraging and do your best to stay healthy and safe.

Here’s how to find our services online—either live streaming or recorded:

Thank you for your continued support. Your gifts given online and by mail have been a tremendous encouragement.

Sincerely,

Jackie Kinunen, King of Kings Congregation Chair
Pat Gorman, Chairman of the Board of Elders
Paul D. Birner, Sr. Pastor
Matthew Both, Associate Pastor
Suzy Hennig, DCE

News/Announcements

For the week of March 22, 2020

THE LADIES TEA scheduled for Saturday, March 21 will be postponed in light of the health and safety concerns of our speakers and members. We will reschedule at a later date.

MANY, MANY THANKS to all our generous bakers, buyers and rib smokers.  We had a great bake sale, despite the Coronavirus outbreak.  Praise the Lord!!!

A BIG THANK YOU FROM THE FOOD BANK for all the plastic and paper grocery bags you've brought in. We have a good supply; however we will always need more at some point so please save them up for us. Now that the City of Kent has banned plastic bags and charges for paper, our supply source has diminished. At this point only a very small percentage of the people who come to our food bank bring their own bags. Currently we aren't in a need for more egg cartons, we will let you know when we do. Thank you!

JOIN US ONLINE WEDNESDAYS DURING LENT (March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1) Join us for midday Lenten worship at 12:30 PM or evening Lenten worship 7:00 PM.

PERSONAL CARE KITS There is a great need for basic health care items in many parts of the world.  LWML is holding a health care drive through Tuesday April 28. Here is a list of what is needed in each kit:

  • Two bath size bars of soap, 4-5 oz. Any brand in original wrapper.
  • One bath size towel (approx. 52”x27”) dark color recommended.
  • One adult size tooth brush in its original packaging.  Multi packs are fine.
  • One sturdy comb, removed from packaging.
  • One metal nail clipper, removed from packaging.

This year we are asking people to donate one entire kit, instead of individual items.

  There is a big basket in the Narthex for donations.  Watch for specials when shopping.  Thank you for your continued support.

OFFERING ENVELOPES are now in the office.  If you haven’t picked yours up yet, they will be kept in there, please see or email Hillari if you need to have yours sent to you. 😊

2019 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS - Statements were emailed on January 13th so if you haven't seen yours yet check your inbox for that date.  If you need a printed copy, please contact Barbara Bruce or the office.

ON-LINE GIVING - Just a reminder that you can go to King-of-Kings.org and click on the link to set up automatic electronic giving from your bank account.  This is an easy way to make sure you are supporting the church on a regular basis. Thank you for your continued support of the church. King of Kings couldn't survive without the generous donations of its members.

WEEKEND LUTHERAN WOMEN'S MISSIONARY LEAGUE GROUP There has been some interest expressed to have an LWML Circle meet on the weekend at a time decided by the group. If you are working and daytime or the Tuesday night group doesn't fit your schedule and you would like to join the group for Bible Study and fellowship, let us know by responding to Aletha Voges in person at church.

2020 OFFERING ENVELOPES are now in the office.  If you haven’t picked yours up yet, they will be kept in there, please see or email Hillari if you need to have yours sent to you. 😊

AROMA NEUTRAL/SCENT FREE: This is one of the comments from one of our members regarding fragrances and scents, “Pastor, when I smell certain things, my nasal and bronchial passages constrict and I have to leave. If it gets bad, I have to use an emergency inhaler or maybe even go to the emergency room.” Thank you for being considerate of the needs of others and working towards a more aroma neutral/scent free worship environment.

PSALMS 142:5 – “I cry to you, O LORD; I say, ‘You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.’ ” The Lord is our portion, our refuge, our everything. His mercy preserves us through all our days in the land of the living. This confidence frees us from the fear that so often leads to sins of greed and coveting. We have the Lord, we have a Father, and He is in control. We can follow His Word in confidence.

Lenten and Holy Week Schedule

February 23 - 7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service

March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1 - 
             12:30 PM - Midday Lenten Service Online
               6:00 PM - Soup Supper
               7:00 PM - Evening Lenten Service Online

April 5 - 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM Palm Sunday                                                                 Worship Service

April 9 - 7:00 PM Maundy Thursday Service

April 10 - 7:00 PM Good Friday Service

April 12 - 
               8:00 AM - Easter Early Service
             10:00 AM - Easter Breakfast Served by                                      our youth in the Parish Hall.
             10:15 AM - Easter Late Service


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For more information contact Suzy Hennig - DCE@King-of-Kings.org

 

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