Dear Friends in Christ,
Worship services at King of Kings have always been and continue to be a rich and rewarding experience for me. The pandemic has forced our leadership to find creative ways to continue to worship. I am thankful that we have had the ability to watch online and receive communion in small groups.
Pastor Birner, the Elders and the MLG have taken a slow and careful approach to “in-person” worship. Congregation members are now welcome to attend both the 8:30 and 11:00 worship services; however, we are abiding by the limitations set by Governor Inslee. We must practice social distancing, wear masks, and limit the number of individuals who can worship at any given service to 50.
We will continue to stream and post our services online. Our Holy Communion services will continue on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, every other week.
If you are planning on attending any of the services, please be prepared to observe social distancing, wear a mask, and fill out a blue sheet (for contact tracing). DO NOT attend if you have had contact with someone who has Covid-19, if you are at high risk, or if you are experiencing any symptoms.
Please continue to pray for our pastor, the music teams, and the visual teams as they make it possible for us continue to hear the Word of God and worship our Lord. I pray that in a short while, we will all be able to gather the way we did before the pandemic.
God’s grace and peace to all.
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.
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
The best way to contact Pastor Birner, Pastor Both, Suzy or Hillari is by email or cell phone.
Hillari is back in the office full time. Please let us know if you are in need and we will help you as best we can.
FEEDING THE COMMUNITY You may have heard about boxes of food being handed out to our community from our parking lot. On Wednesdays we have been getting truck loads of food delivered to our parking lot by a program through the U.S.D.A. We feel very blessed that we can help feed the community. If you would like to help out with loading cars, unloading the truck, directing traffic, or talking to people while they wait, then please contact Kim Petz.
THE PUMPKINS ARE COMING!!! Pumpkins will be delivered sometime around October 15th and, while we are working on contact free payment methods, it will still be nice to have a person or two in the patch to greet people and answer questions. Watch for a sign up announcement or contact Suzy if you can help.
JOIN US FOR A COVID SAFE TRUNK OR TREAT We want to provide a safe and healthy alternative to our Fall Festival. Bring your car and treat the kids of our community October 31, 1 pm to 3pm. We are watching state mandates carefully but here's what it we have planned at this time.
Congregation members will sign up for a parking spot , pop open your trunk, decorate it, and have wrapped goodies for kids to take. We will also need parking lot attendants to direct cars to parking and help space out trunk or treaters.
Contact Suzy or Hillari for more details or to sign up!!
OCTOBER IS PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH Pastor Birner and Pastor Both work so hard shepherding our little flock. Let’s all take a moment to let them know how much we appreciate it!
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.
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.
Both of our Worship Services are now open for in person attendance. Please wear a mask and fill out a blue sheet.
Please do not attend if:
If you do attend, you must: