For the week of February 17, 2019


TAPROOT THEATRE TICKETS - PLAN AHEAD Come see "Kim's Convenience", a contemporary comedy, on Wednesday May 29th @ 10:30 at Taproot Theatre. It's the story about a Korean family making their way in Toronto. We'll enjoy the play and then go out for lunch. Meet @ the church to car pool. Discount of 15% given for a group of 8 or more. Last day to order tickets is Sat. Feb. 23th. Please leave a message with Joan Linderman.

MINISTRY FORUM, SATURDAY MARCH 2: Pastor Birner, the MLG and Elders are hosting a Ministry Forum on Saturday March 2, to discuss Worship Ideas, our children’s ministry programs, and the ARISE program. You are welcome to attend all or those parts of the program which you are interested in. The schedule: 9:30, Coffee & Donuts. 9:45, Opening Devotions. 9:55, Worship Ideas and Planning: Discussion led by Pastor Birner. 10:30, Children’s Ministry: Discussion led by Suzy Hennig, DCE. 12:00, Lunch. 12:30, ARISE: Discussion led by Pastor Birner. 2:00, Closing Prayer.

FIESTA, TUESDAY, MARCH 5 AT 6:30: As many of you know, we have been hosting a Hispanic church [Insert name here] on Sunday afternoons, Thursday evenings, and occasionally on Saturdays. In order to get to know them and to celebrate our common Christian faith, we will be having a pre-Lenten fiesta—sort of like a Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday celebration. Watch for more information.

MID-WINTER BREAK The preschool will be closed Monday, February 18 – Friday, February 22.

SAVE THE DATE: February 24, 2019 – 1:30pm Location: Pilgrim Lutheran Church 10420 SE 11th St. Bellevue, WA 98004 (North Lot Entrance) 1:30-3:30pm We will gather at 1:30pm to hear updates on our outreach ministry. Cake and refreshments will be served. If you have a favorite dessert to share, please do! Also, we will reach out in service to the homeless by assembling “care packs.” The packs will include: • Scarves, mittens (or gloves), socks, hand warmers, caps (warm hats), energy bars (granola, protein, snack packs), bottled water, Chapstick®, and Kleenex®, “A Simple Explanation of Christianity” (supplied by LMSN). We hope that we can assemble 100+ care packs. We will have some material pre-purchased, but we also hope that you can help by bringing the items noted above which can be purchased at the store of your choice. Once the kits are assembled, keep one or more in your car with you. When you meet someone at the corner with a cardboard sign, you can give them a care pack to let them know of Jesus’ love. 

Trinity Lutheran Bible Camp is excited to tell you about the ministry opportunities we have in 2019!

TLBC Youth Conference- Who Do You Say I Am? Looking at What it Means to Call Christ “Lord” For high school and college youth under 21 years of age.  Participants are welcome to attend regardless of their involvement in TLBC in July.  March 8th @ 6:30pm through March 9th @ 5pm. $40 per participant. This event is held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Olympia, WA.

TLBC Outdoor Bible Camp in July- “Here I Am, Lord”: Saying “YES” to God” Campers ages are 3rd through 7th grade by July. Counselors had completed one year of high school and college aged youth under 21. Camp dates this year for campers are July 15th-19th and for counselors July 12th-20th. Camp is held at the Environmental Learning Center at Millersylvania State Park. The cost is $225 per camper. There is no fee for counselors.

MAT VOLUNTEER OPENINGS Please consider volunteering to lead a church MAT position in Education, Outreach, Worship or Fellowship. To learn more about these opportunities to serve at King of Kings contact me or a member of the MLG. Ralph Linderman. 

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.

LUKE 6:20-21 – “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.” The Beatitudes are largely about emptiness. If you are poor, your pockets are empty. If you are hungry, your stomach is empty. If you are mourning, there’s an emptiness in your heart that used to be filled with the presence of a loved one. Jesus assures us in each case that the Lord will fill our emptiness. That assurance gives us peace and courage to follow the Lord faithfully.



For more information contact Suzy Hennig -