SERVICE TIME CHANGING Starting September 9 the early service will be changing from an 8:15 am start time to an 8:30 am start time. Our new service times will be 8:30 am and 11:00 am every Sunday. There will be no changes to the South Sudanese Nuer services.
NEW SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS. Pastor Birner will begin a 6-week study of the Apostles Creed in the Parish Hall today at 9:45. We will be taking a brief look at what the Scriptures teach about God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
THE WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10:30 am. We will be studying the Gospel of John and viewing the Movie, “John.” The movie John tells the story of the life of Jesus using only the words of the Gospel of John. We will read the Gospel and watch the movie and talk about what we have seen and read.
TEMPORARY HOUSING NEEDED. Pastor Birner has a friend from Alaska who was airlifted to Seattle for medical treatment. Jeff has been transferred to Highline Hospital for continued treatment and rehab. Jeff’s wife, Gayla [one of Pastor Birner’s youth group members from when he was a pastor in Alaska] is here tending to her husband and needs an economical place to stay. If you know of anyone who lives near Highline Hospital and has a guest room and might be willing for Gayla to stay there for a while, please contact the church office.
SOFTBALL PRACTICE – Join us September 15th at 10:00am on the ballfield for a very informal softball practice.
THE MISSION LEADERSHIP GROUP has been made aware that there was an error in the calculations in the budget line item for Salaries and benefits. The Human Resource Committee reworked the figures and we would need to add $4907 to that line item to correct that error. So we are calling for a Special Voters Meeting on Sunday September 16th at 12:30 pm to make these changes to the church budget. Item to be voted on: The Mission Leadership Group recommends Changing the Budget line item for salaries and benefits, for the fiscal year 2018-2019 from $306,000 to $310,907 and the total budget from $484,810 to $489,717. And that the affected salaries be made whole retroactive to July 1, 1918.
DID YOU KNOW we are now sponsoring two different robotics teams? This year we will again have a Lego League Jr. team (possibly two teams) for ages 6-10 and new this year will be a Lego League team for ages 9-14. We would like to be able to offer this to all kids at no charge, so no kid is left out. The cost is estimated to run around $1200 (includes team registration, equipment, and possible expo/competition fees). If you are interested in supporting our robotics program, money can be donated to King of Kings and marked for robotics. Thank you.
THANK YOU to everyone who has already donated items for the school kits. We have collected enough items for 40 kits, and we are going to keep collecting through Sunday September 22. At this point we are asking if you could possibly buy a whole kit minus the pens and pencils. Each kit need four 70 sheet spiral notebooks, one box of 16 or 24 crayons, one 30 centimeter ruler, one pencil sharpener, one pair of blunt scissors, and one 2.5” eraser Please see the Royal Mail or the display in the narthex for specifics on the needed items.
WOW! THANKS EVERYONE! We have reached our funding goal for the new roof. It should be going on in the next few weeks!
THE ENDOWMENT FUND COMMITTEE will be accepting disbursement proposals starting September 1st. We will have $537.37 to disburse this year. Applications can be found on the King of Kings website, or at the church office. If there are any questions, email Dwaine Mittag.
WHY DO WE HAVE BLUE SHEETS? Every Sunday we hand out blue sheets with the bulletins. A lot of you fill them out and for that we are very grateful. On the other hand, a large number of people do not. I imagine they have their own reasons for not filling out the blue sheet, but I am hoping that if you are one of them you will reconsider. Blue sheets are an important part of our ministry. They help us track attendance and allow us to see trends. It helps the Pastor and Elders to carry out their biblical duty to take care of the flock. Would you be willing to help us with this endeavor?
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 9:24 – Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” Haven’t we often felt like this! And notice that Jesus does not throw the man out because of his weakness of faith: He still has pity, He still blesses the man as His Lord. But neither does Jesus leave people in weakness of faith. He blesses us and calls us to a deeper faith – as He did to the disciples in the boat on the storm-tossed sea. How does our faith grow? By hearing the Word of God. What does our faith lead to as it grows? A godly life lived in thanksgiving to our Lord.