• 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).
  • NEW to "A Season of Grace"

    Latest Update September 15 2020


    THANK YOU to those of you who have been able to help out one of our church families with meals in the last couple of weeks!

    They can still use our help in bringing meals a few times a week. You should be able to find all the information you need to volunteer a meal HERE>>.

    f you have any questions, please contact Betty Olah at ctklutheranlodi@gmail.org. Thank you for your loving suppport!

    NEW In "Sources of Hope"

    NEW September is National Suicide Prevention Month

    Learn more HERE>>

    In "The Latest"

    A collection of quotes from the recent book "Faith in the Shadow of a Pandemic" by John T. Pless and Jacob A. Corzine

    In "Schedule"

    "Program Notes" moved here from regular email updates


    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.

  • CTK COVID-19 protection compliance

    As of September 15, 2020 - Medina County COVID-19 Threat Level

    Medina County at Level 2 (ORANGE)

    • Increased exposure and spread.
    • Follow all current health orders.

    Although Christ the King will maintain the current schedule of activities, we encourage everyone to exercise caution when thinking about attending worship in person, and instead consider participating via livestream or recordings (on Facebook or YouTube) or via ZOOM when offered.

    Face masks

    • As of July 23, 2020, REQUIRED by mandate of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine
    • Not required for people with medical issue or a disability, but expected by everyone entering the Christ the King building
    • If you forget, we have a limited supply of disposable masks
    • See the complete description here

    Maintain Social Distancing

    • Use designated seating areas in Sanctuary
    • Keep social distancing throughout the building

    Wash hands / Sanitize

    • Hand sanitizer in Parish Hall and Narthex

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

    September 13, 2020:


    • Worship Service with Holy Communion LIVE on Facebook (recorded for later posting)  830 am
    • Adult Bible Study 9:30 am - recorded to Facebook and YouTube
    • Church open for Counsel, Communion, and Prayer 900 am - Noon
    • Alcoholics Anonymous 7 pm, Parish Hall or Pavilion


    • Worship Service with Holy Communion, 9 am - posted to YouTube and Facebook
    • LCMS SELC District Central Circuit Pastors ZOOM check-in 11 am
    • Alcoholics Anonymous Lodi Home Group 7 pm, Pavilion (or Parish Hall)


    • ZOOM Bible Study "Foundations of Christ" 10 am - send an email to Pastor Cahill at ctklutheranlodi@gmail.com to ask for the link.

    OFFICE NOTES - 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).


    1. If you come to Christ the King for worship, prayer, counsel, or Communion (as listed below), please be considerate of the well-being of others - be prepared to wash and sanitize your hands, maintain social distancing, and wear a face mask (see note 2). A small supply of masks will be on hand, if you forget to bring one.
    2. Under social distancing guidelines, the seating capacity of our sanctuary is about 30 persons, including front-row seating and seating for 6 in the Narthex.
    3. We intend that the worship services on SUNDAY 8:30 am will be live on Facebook HERE>>.  If the livestream doesn't work, check back on Facebook or YouTube around 11 am for the recorded service.   We also intend that the WEDNESDAY 9 am worship services will be live on Facebook as well.  These services will also be recorded and posted to Facebook and YouTube for viewing later in the day.  HERE>> is a brief video from Pastor Cahill about this.
    4. Stay after worship Sunday or come for an Adult Bible Study, 9:30-10:30 in the parish hall.  Look for the Bible Study (livestreamed when possible, recorded and posted around 11 am) on Facebook HERE>> or later on YouTube HERE>>.  You can also find the "Five Smooth Stones" Bible Study video and handouts HERE>> each week after Sunday morning.
  • 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 during worship at Christ the King on Sunday mornings, at 8:30 am or on Wednesday mornings at 9 am.
    • You might also like to know the following:
      • Although there is restricted seating in the Sanctuary, there is in fact room for about two dozen folks at each service
      • Pastor Cahill will set up the communion vessels and bread and wine using food handling precautions (washing hands, sanitizing, wearing gloves)
      • Pastor Cahill will wear gloves and a face mask to distribute the bread and wine.
    • As the Lord wills and keeps Pastor Cahill healthy, Sunday morning worship services will continue to 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>>. Wednesday worship services will be live / direct to YouTube, we hope.

    For Children

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

    • By the State of Ohio mandate of July 22, children under 10 years old are NOT REQUIRED to wear face masks while in the building.
    • 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 100.0!
    • 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.

    August 28, 2020 · Prayer,Quotes,Books
    Lutheran professors John Pless and Jacob Corzine have written a book "Faith in the Shadow of a Pandemic," published by Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis. Here are some quotes from this book. On Luther's response to the plague in his day: "Avoiding both impulsive heroism and cowardly...
    August 13, 2020 · Bible Studies
    Starting Sunday, August 9, our Sunday Adult Bible Study will be working through five Old Testament books. Some of them you probably know; one or two of them you might think you know (but you might be surprised); and at least one of them you might not know at all! Join us on Sunday mornings at...
    August 13, 2020 · Precautions,Possibilities
    Dear friends in Christ, On August 13 2020 I phoned the Medina County Health Department to get some clarification on policies and procedures that we're using here at Christ the King to help slow / stop the spread of the COVID virus. Here's what they told me: The Medina County Health Department...
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  • Sources of Hope

    LInks, videos, announcements, and more

    NEW September is National Suicide Prevention Month

    We can ALL prevent suicide

    Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide. Click  HERE>> to learn more about how you can help.

    NEW UNITED WAY assistance

    United Way has been the administrative agent for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds for many years. Currently the National EFSP Board has awarded over $184,000 to Medina County to assist residents with COVID19 relief. Funds are available for assistance with food, rent, mortgage, other shelter, and utilities.

    You can access assistance by reaching out to the following organizations.
    Feeding Medina County – 330-421-0564 – Food Resources
    Community Action Wayne/Medina – 330-264-8677 – Utilities and Food Resources
    Salvation Army Medina – 330-722-6488 – Rent, Utilities and Other Shelter
    Salvation Army Brunswick -440-935-9967 – Rent, Utilities and Other Shelter
    Salvation Army Wadsworth – 330-335-2327 – Rent, Mortgage and Food Resources
    Medina County Police Activities League – 330-661-0121 – Food Resources


    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 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

    "CTK Season of Grace Sing-Along Playlist"

    Videos you can sing along to, with on-screen lyrics

    By request, here's a playlist of some of our viewers' favorite hymns and spiritual songs, with lyrics so that you can sing along. Please send an email at the button on the bottom of this page to make a suggestion for another hymn or song.


    From the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County

    Here is is a a good resource for mental health and stress relief from the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County. It has a lot of good and useful information and links. Some of them are for residents of Ashland County, but others are for anyone, wherever you live. Click the picture, or HERE>>, for more.

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