• NEW to "A Season of Grace"

    Latest Update May 20, 2020

    In "Schedule"

    "Office Notes through the end of May"

    In "Adjustments"

    Worship Services and Holy Communion through the end of May

    In "The Latest"

    "Returning to Normal? "

    "New Service for Older Adults"

    "8 Important Questions to be Asking Ourselves"

    In "Sources of Hope"

    Links "Your Family and Jesus"


    Remember - if you're anxious or frustrated - or just tired of everything - you can give Pastor Cahill a call at the church (330-948-3000 - if you have to leave a message, he'll get back to you) to chat and pray with him.

  • About A Season of Grace: Sources of Hope in a Time of Fear

    This page does not contain information about the Coronavirus from scientists, government officials, or news media. It contains information and reminders about sources of hope if you're anxious, grace if you're afraid, and faith if you're uncertain.
    ​God bless us, everyone!

    A Message from our Pastor

    • If you have a particular need - for help, prayer, counsel, but also shopping or meals - or whatever - please don't hesitate to call the church office at 330-948-3000 and leave a message - I'll get back to you.  
    • I will try to be at the church most days to send emails, post video updates, make phone calls, pray for you and all of us, and whatever else may be necessary during these times.  
    • If during this time you feel you need the comfort of Jesus that He offers in His body and blood, please call me and arrange a time to come to the church to receive Holy Communion (by yourself, or with your family).

    The following building use / calendar notices are in effect as of

    May 15, 2020:


    • Worship LIVE on Facebook 830 am
    • Church open for Counsel, Communion, and Prayer 900 am - Noon
    • Alcoholics Anonymous 7 pm, Parish Hall or Pavilion


    • Alcoholics Anonymous Lodi Home Group 7 pm, Parish Hall or Pavilion

    OFFICE NOTES through the end of May - from Pastor Cahill

    • If you have a particular need - for help, prayer, counsel, but also shopping or meals - or whatever - please don't hesitate to call the church office at 330-948-3000 and leave a message - I'll get back to you.  Or you can call my cell at 330-421-6805.
    • I will be at the church most days (9am to 4 or 5pm) to send emails, post video updates, make phone calls, pray for you and all of us, and whatever else may be necessary during these times.  
    • If during the next few weeks you feel you need the comfort of Jesus that He offers in His body and blood, please call me and arrange a time to come to the church to receive Holy Communion (by yourself, or with your family).
  • Adjustments

    How we're dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic at Christ the King


    Here are some adjustments we've made to Holy Communion:

    • If you'd like to receive Holy Communion, you can come to the church almost any day between 9 am and 1230 pm, and between 2 and 430 pm.  Bring your family!  Call 330-948-3000 first to make sure Pastor Cahill will be there.
    • If you'd like to receive Holy Communion but are not sure you'd like to come to church for it, think about calling Pastor Cahill at 330-948-3000 to set up a time when he might bring Holy Communion to share it with you on your front porch or patio, in your garage, yard, or driveway!

    In worship

    Here are some adjustments we've made to worship services:

    • You are invited to take advantage of opportunities to receive Holy Communion at Christ the King on Sunday mornings, 9am - noon (beginning June 1, 10:30 am - noon). You might also like to know the following:
      • These are "open times" - no appointment is necessary, just come
      • If there are more than 5 cars in the parking lot when you arrive, please wait in your car for someone else to leave before coming in (it shouldn't take long)
      • If you'd prefer to call ahead you're welcome to do so - 330-948-3000
      • Plan on receiving Holy Communion as part of a brief service (Here>> it is).  If others are not waiting, you're welcome to stay a while afterward to chat or pray.
      • Pastor Cahill will set up the communion vessels and bread and wine using food handling precautions (washing hands, sanitizing, wearing food service gloves)
      • Pastor Cahill will wear food service gloves to distribute the bread and wine; he will wear a mask if you ask him to.
    • As the Lord wills and keeps Pastor Cahill healthy, Sunday morning worship services through May will be livestreamed to Facebook @ctklodi every Sunday at 8:30 am; they'll remain on Facebook until Pastor Cahill deletes them. The sermons will also be recorded and posted on the "Season of Grace" playlist on YouTube here>>.

    For Children

    Here are some things we'd like Children to know:

    • We've removed all the "church bags" and their contents. We'll replace them with coloring pages and small boxes of crayons that you can take home with you (or, you can bring your own and take them home again with you)
    • We've removed and sanitized the hard plastic toys and baskets. They'll be returned when all is clear
    • We've removed all the plush toys and their baskets for thorough cleaning.


    Here are some things we'd like Grownups to know:

    • Changes to our building schedule will be announced in our email newsletter, on our Facebook page, and in a section toward the top of this page.  You can scroll to the bottom of  this page on our website to sign up for our email newsletter.
    • If you've planned to come to Christ the King for something but aren't feeling well, please take care of others by staying home and taking care of yourself.


    Here are some things we'd like EVERYONE to know:

    • Please stay home if you feel ill, or have a fever over 100.!
    • Please be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you! (Ephesians 4:32)
  • The LATEST

    Thoughts, announcements, prayers, and more.
    A running log of the latest information.

    May 27, 2020 · Possibilities
    On Sunday, May 24, our Church Council affirmed this plan for the near future, subject to change based on new information / advisories / restrictions regarding Coronavirus precautions. Since we never really "closed down" for the Coronavirus pandemic, it's hard to say that we'll "return." However,...
    May 14, 2020 · Possibilities
    IF YOU'RE AGE 60 OR OLDER, HERE'S AN INVITATION FOR YOU (PASS IT ON!) To help ensure that older Ohioans stay connected while staying at home, Ohio Department of Aging Director Ursel McElroy announced a new service today that will provide a daily check-in by phone for Ohioans age 60 or older. ...
    May 5, 2020 · Cahill,Possibilities
    You're probably reading and hearing about "re-opening" businesses and "restarting" the economy. Christ the King has been open throughout this Coronavirus crisis to serve you with prayer, worship, Holy Communion, and the Word of God. Our Board of Elders and Pastor will be meeting the week of May...
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  • Sources of Hope

    LInks, videos, announcements, and more


    To Sources of Hope

    • Lutheran Church Missouri Synod - President's video, and links to other resources
    • Concordia Publishing House - free resources for personal and family devotions
    • KFUO Lutheran Radio - an internet ministry of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
    • Worship Anew, from Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne) and churches in the Fort Wayne area
    • Lots of links for personal, family, and children's devotions and activities collected by Deaconess Mary Moerbe at  Meet, Write, and Salutary.  Scroll down the right column to Free Lutheran Resources for an extensive list.
    • Mid-Week with Christ weekly podcasts by Rev. Charles St.-Onge, Ascension Lutheran Church, Montreal, Quebec (in English; SELC District congregation)
      • HERE>> is a free download of coloring pages for the next couple of Sundays and Ascension Day
      • HERE>> is a web page with LOTS of FREE resources for you and your family to grow stronger in your faith and your relationship with Jesus.  Some of them are just downloads; others ask you to submit your email address to access the downloads.  All are from GROUP Publishing, a long-time publisher of Christian education materials (we've used their materials here at Christ the King in Sunday School and VBS throughout the years).

    "Season of Grace" YouTube Playlist

    Click on the video to go to the complete "Season of Grace" video playlist

    Including worship and informational videos, children's messages, and songs / hymns

    The Online BEING Challenge

    From Pastor Zach Zehnder, Red Letter Challenge


    What if, in the midst of this crisis, you could become more like Christ?


    Join the FREE 43-day Online BEING Challenge, starting April 19th!


    During the OBC, we are going to implement new habits in our lives and grow in our relationship with God by learning from Jesus, the only One who was in perfect relationship with God.


    Let’s use this crisis to become more like Christ!
    MORE in the section "The Latest' below (including a sign-in link!)

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