For the week of February 18, 2018

LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS Come and fellowship at the Soup Suppers at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall every Wednesday in Lent starting Ash Wednesday February 14. If you could bring a soup, salad, hot dish or something to share with a family that would be appreciated. Beverage will be provided.

JOIN THE OWLS We will not have an activity in February, but we will have a lunch.  Join the OWLS on Monday February 26th to go to lunch at the Red House in Renton.  Meet at the restaurant at 11:30 am.  The address is 410 Burnett Ave S., near the old train station. The lunch cost will be in the $15-$17 range.  Questions contact Bob Bliesner.

THE CONCORDIA PORTLAND WIND ENSEMBLE is coming to Lutheran Church of the Cross, Sunday February 25 at 3:00 pm. They would love to have you attend.  Church of the Cross is also looking for some help with homestays and a potluck dinner. The homestay volunteer would host for one night, take the student(s) home after the concert, supply breakfast in the morning, and provide a ride back to Church of the Cross in the morning. If you can help with this, please contact Lutheran Church of the Cross at 253-854-3240

30 HOUR FAMINE Everyday 7,000 kids under age five die from hunger related causes. That is why February 23-24, our youth will go hungry for 30 hours to raise funds to help feed hungry children all around the world. Contact Suzy for donation information.

DID YOU KNOW?- We have a YouTube channel!  Jason Hennig and Aletha Voges have been very busy making great videos on all sorts of Christian topics.  Aletha has a video series titled “Philosophy Class”, and Jason has several series, some for Sunday School, and some on other subjects e.g. “Wait…that’s in the Bible?”  You can find our YouTube channel by clicking on the button on the front page of our website,

TAPROOT PLAY Inspired by a real event – three titans of history find themselves stranded in the woods while on a camping trip in Maryland. Fact and fiction collide for Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Warren G. Harding as they try to kill time without killing each other in this comedic and dramatic clash of wits and wills. (January 24 – March 3, 2018)Go to for more information regarding shows, dates and ticket prices.Length: approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes including one 15-minute intermission Age recommendation: 14+ for language and adult themes; children under 5 are never admitted Special performances and discounts: Pay What You Can Preview Performance will be on Wednesday, Jan 31 at 7:30 PM. Early Bird Group Discount Performances: Jan 24 & 27, Feb 1, 2 & 3. Groups of 8 or more receive a 25% discount per adult priced ticket for these dates. Seniors are welcome to attend our specially discounted Midweek Matinees on Dec 5 (very limited availability) at 2:00 PM and Oct 20 at 2:00 PM. Groups of 8+ can save up to 30% over single ticket prices. 

LAY READERS NEEDED.  I'm looking for new readers for both services.  Please give it thoughtful prayer and contact me, Dwaine Mittag, and provide me with which (or both) service you'd prefer to read and your email address.  Schedules come out every 3 months.

Altar Guild is seeking a few new members to help with preparation of the altar and communion at both the 8:15 and 11:00 services.  Training is provided, and you can choose which service or services you would be able to support. Please prayerfully consider helping with this ministry. It is an easy task to perform, and it is so meaningful to the worship service. If you are interested, please contact Diana Antrim.  

Mark 1:13 – “And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.” God the Father cares for Jesus even in the midst of his temptation in the wilds. God cares for us in every situation as well. Jesus realized this and always acted from the basis of trust in God the Father’s provision. This is likewise the basis for our life lived in Christ: God cares for us, so we need not act out of fear or greed.

Lenten and Holy Week Worship Schedule


  • Mid-week Lenten Services - February 21, 28 & March 7, 14, 21 at 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm.
  • Mid-week Soup Suppers - February 21, 28 & March 7, 14, 21 at 6:00 pm.
  • Palm Sunday - March 25 at 8:15 am and 11:00 am.
  • Maundy Thursday - March 29 at 7:00 pm.
  • Good Friday - March 30 at 7:00 pm
  • Holy Saturday Family Event - March 31 at 10:00 am.
  • Easter Resurrection Services - April 1 at 7:00 am, 9:00 am, and 11:00 am with a pancake breakfast served from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.

Support Our Youth Group as We Go Without Food For 30 Hours!

1 in every 9 people in the world do not have enough to eat.

We don't think it's right — so we're doing something about it through World Vision's 30 Hour Famine!

How the Famine works:

  1. Students LEARN the truth about global hunger and discover what God wants us all to do about it.
  2. We RAISE FUNDS to fight hunger (that's where YOU come in).
  3. We grow closer to God and each other as we FAST FOR 30 HOURS.
  4. LIVES ARE CHANGED because of the money we've raised!




What is FIRST LEGO League Jr.?

It’s never too early to discover STEMFIRST LEGO League Jr.* is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.

The really cool thing about FIRST LEGO League Jr. is…all skill levels are welcomed and needed, technical or non-technical.


Email Suzy at to be added to the list.


Pre-School News


Come in, Come Play

with King of Kings

Preschool Today!



Enrollment for the 2018-2019

School Year began 

January 29, 2018

Click here for more information



“Come in, Come play with King of Kings Preschool today!  King of Kings Preschool will be hosting an open house to the public on Thursday, February 1 from 4:00-6:00pm, The open house will run in conjunction with the Scholastic Book Fair.  This will be a great way to meet the teachers, see the classrooms, and learn a bit about the program we offer.