For the week of Nov. 11, 2018


JOIN US IN THE NARTHEX for coffee and treats provided by Thrivent! Sunday morning 11/11 after both services Elvira Makarevich will be here to introduce herself as our Thrivent rep, and to talk about all the different programs Thrivent has to offer.

SUNDAY MORNING 11/11 WE WILL BE COLLECTING A DOOR OFFERING for ARISE. The money raised this morning will go toward helping our volunteers feed the men who are staying with us this month.

NEW BIBLE STUDY: Pastor Birner will be starting a verse-by-verse study of St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians, beginning Sunday November 11. The class meets in the Parish Hall from 9:45 to 10:45. All are welcome, and coffee is served. For more information, contact Pastor Birner.

JOIN THE OWLS on Monday November 12th to go to lunch at La Hacienda in downtown Renton. Before eating we will have a planning meeting for 2019 activities. Meet at the restaurant at 11:00 am. The address is 811 S. 3rd in downtown Renton. The lunch cost will be in the $11-$13 range. Questions contact Bob Bliesner.

CHRISTMAS WISH TREE The women of King of Kings will have a Christmas Wish tree displayed in the church entry starting November 18.  Would you like to help the residents of the Benson Heights Rehab Center with a Christmas gift this season?  Choose a stocking on the tree.  All instructions are posted on the display, but if you have any questions, please contact Aletha Voges.

THE YOUTH AT KING OF KINGS are collecting food to make Thanksgiving baskets for those in our community who need a little extra help this time of year.  If you would like to nominate a family for a basket, then please visit the table in the Narthex to get a nomination form.

NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH WE SERVE AND HOUSE THE ARISE GROUP. ARISE provides emergency shelter for homeless men trying to get back on their feet. We will be serving them breakfast and a snack. We need donations of breakfast foods. If you’re at the store or Costco and you can you pick up an extra box of cereal that would be wonderful. Hot or cold cereal is fine. Granola bars, fruit and nut bars, and items like that work well for snacks. Also, last year several people approached me about providing dinner. We are not required to provide an evening meal anymore, however, some of you have expressed an interest in feeding them. Please contact me if you are interested and I will set up a calendar for the month. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please leave it in my box in the office or with Hillari. If you have any questions, please call me. Thank you in advance for your support. Kim Petz

PREVIEW CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY 2018! This is a special event for high school students who want to check out CU and see what it has to offer. What is college life like? That’s what Preview CU is all about. This year’s event is Friday, November 2nd. Attendees will have the opportunity to take a campus tour, meet some professors, sit in on a class, and more. Please register online or give the admissions office a call, 503-493-6339.

WE HAVE A NEW JR. CHOIR! If you have a child who would be interested in helping us make a joyful noise to the Lord, please see Maggie Heimsoth between church services or you can call/text her.

NOMINATIONS: There are several open positions for the MLG and the Board of Elders. If you are interested in serving as secretary, treasurer, a member at large or an elder or would like to recommend a nomination contact Kristi Dyson or Aletha Voges. Positions will be voted on at the Semi-Annual December Voter’s meeting.

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.

Mark 12:44 – “For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”  From Old Testament times right through to today the Lord has urged us to give to His work in the Church in proportion to how He has blessed us. He has also called us to sacrificial giving, that is, giving that actually costs us something. That’s the shape of true Christian generosity.


Holiday Schedule

Nov. 21 @ 7:00 pm – Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Dec. 1 @ 2:00 pm – Taproot Christmas Play

Dec. 5, 12, 19 @ 12:30 pm & 7:00 pm – Advent Worship

Dec. 5, 12, 19 @ 6:00 pm – Advent Soup Supper

Dec. 16 @ 3:00 pm – Christmas Cantata and Play

Dec. 21 @ 7:00 pm – Blue Christmas

Dec. 23 @ 10:00 am – Combined Sunday Worship Service

Dec. 24 @ 7:30 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.

Dec. 24 @ 10:00 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service w/Communion.

Dec. 25@ 10:00 am – Christmas Morning Worship Service


For more information contact Suzy Hennig -