During the COVID pandemic, our weekly email updates were first called "A Season of Grace in a Time of Fear." We hoped that you might find some moments and places of the peace of God in that time of fear, uncertainty, and confusion. Eventually, the title became "Seasons of Grace," and now, "Grace Notes." Here's the place to look for weekly updates and reminders, and even some notes on things to look forward to.
The "Being Challenge" encouraged us to develop habits similar to the ones Jesus used, that pulled together his life and ministry on earth, like a keystone does for an arch.
The "Keystone Habits" (in the order you'll see them below) are Choosing Church, Studying Scripture, Committing to Community, Prioritizing Prayer, and Seeking Solitude)
SUNDAY, September 10, 2023 through Sunday, September 17, 2023
Worship at 8:15 am and 10:45 am
You can choose to join us in person at Christ the King, or watch our services live or recorded on Facebook (8:15 am) HERE>> or on YouTube (10:45 am) HERE>>
You can open, download, and print the printout for both September 10 worship services at 8:15 and 10:45 am HERE>>
ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Readings from God's Word this Sunday are about government and authority (Romans 13) and children and forgiveness (Matthew 18). What could possibly be the link that brings all these together?
Could it be - baseball?
ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Saint Peter once asked Jesus if he had to forgive his brother seven times for the same sin. Jesus told Peter "what about 77 times?" In the sermon for September 17 we'll think about why forgiving seems so hard for people - and what Jesus has done to help
Bible Studies on Sundays and Weekdays
SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS FOR ADULTS - 9:30 am in the Sanctuary
On September 10 we begin an 11-week study of the Book of Revelation. This week - Be Prepared! Next week (September 17, if there's time!) - Living Faithfully in the End Times
SUNDAY YOUTH CONFIRMATION CLASS - 9:30 am in the Parish Hall
September 10 - The Ten Commandments, Part 1
September 17 & 24 - The Ten Commandments, Part 2
WOMEN'S WEEKDAY BIBLE STUDIES - in the Parish Hall
Beginning September 12
Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm and Wednesdays, 9:30-11 am
Our current study is Gideon - see Pam Reece for details, and a book!
AND FOR KIDS - SUNDAY SCHOOL - 9:30 am in the Parish Hall
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL SEASON BEGINS SEPTEMBER 17 WITH RALLY DAY!
Please join us in the Parish Hall to welcome everyone back to another year of Sunday School! Treats, games, crafts, and fun for everyone (yes, even adults!) No RSVP is needed - just show up and join the fun!
Don't forget! You can explore more opportunities to Study Scripture HERE>>
The Matthew 25 Coalition of Medina County and the Matthew 25 Outreach Center of Ashland / Richland Counties
FREE MONTHLY PRODUCE DISTRIBUTION
Saturday September 9
at the Cloverleaf Elementary School, 8337 Friendsville Road
Distribution 10 am – 1 pm
Volunteers needed 8 am – 2 pm
Questions? 419-961-0110, or visit this website www.m25oc.org
Church Council Meeting
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, NOON
Our Council officers have been chosen (and volunteered!) to work together to guide our church now, and as we move into the future. You're welcome to sit in on any of our meetings!
Find the Christ the King prayer list at our updated prayer website HERE>>
Please pray about this issue during September
If you or someone you care about are currently having thoughts of suicide, call or text 988 anytime day or night for help and hope.
Below is a terrific resource called "Finding Hope: A Toolkit for Suicide Prevention", with these pages:
The Keystone Habit of "Solitude" doesn't simply mean loneliness; it means being away from the usual distractions of life to notice what God is doing around you and with you. So here's a September suggestion: go for a walk by yourself in one of our Medina County parks. If you must take your cell phone with you, keep it in your pocket. Don't listen to music; instead, listen for the sounds of breezes in the trees, the voices God has given the birds in the trees and frogs in the ponds, and the rustling of critters in the underbrush. Don't watch videos; instead, look around at what God is doing in the plants and flowers as they all get ready for Autumn. Do this several times in September, and notice the changes He is making as He changes the seasons. NOTE: if you don't use a decent amount of bug spray before your walk, you'll notice that lots of bugs are hungry, too!