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

    In a world that seems increasingly filled with bad news (widespread disease, fear, violence, rioting, anger, and more) there is only one place where the News is consistently Good - in the Gospel of Salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave His life for us. You can choose to find that Good News here in God's Word, in devotions and prayers, in the resources below - and by joining other believers in worship this weekend in person at church or at home via the internet.  ​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 March 18, 2022

    HOW ARE YOU HOLDING UP?

    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.

    NEW News from Route 42

    A Spotify playlist of hopeful and calming Christian music to go along with Pastor Cahill's "Route 42" podcast. See the top entry in "The Latest" section below.

    NEW CTK COVID-19 protection compliance

    NEW The Centers for Disease Control have recently revised their mask guidelines. You’re not required to wear a mask here at Christ the King, but please be considerate of those who do choose to wear them; and please continue to be thoughtful about observing social distancing and sanitation guidelines.

     

    Pastor Cahill will wear a facemask during the prayers, and while consecrating and distributing Holy Communion.

     

    Thank you for your help and consideration in keeping one another safe!
     

  • CTK COVID-19 protection compliance

    NEW Face masks

    • The Centers for Disease Control have recently revised their mask guidelines. You’re not required to wear a mask here at Christ the King, but please be considerate of those who do choose to wear them; and please continue to be thoughtful about observing social distancing and sanitation guidelines.

      Pastor Cahill will wear a facemask during the prayers, and while consecrating and distributing Holy Communion.

      Thank you for your help and consideration in keeping one another safe!
       

    • We have kid-sized masks, too (on the Narthex table)!

    Maintain Social Distancing

    • Sanctuary seating limitations have been removed, but we still encourage social distancing in the Sanctuary and throughout the building as much as possible

    Wash hands / Sanitize

    • Hand sanitizer in Parish Hall and Narthex
  • Adjustments

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

    HOLY COMMUNION

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

    • If you'd like to receive Holy Communion privately or with your family, you can come to the church almost any day between 9 am and 1230 pm, or 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 either worship service (8:15 and 10:45 am).
    • You might also like to know the following:
      • Members of our Altar Guild 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 8:15 and 10:45 am; they'll remain on Facebook until Pastor Cahill deletes them. The sermons will also be recorded and posted on the Christ the King YouTube channel here>>.

    • A limited number of Lutheran Service Book Hymnals is available for borrowing, if you aren't always able to print out the worship service for Sunday. Contact Pastor Cahill if you're interested - he'll ask you to sign one out, if you promise to return it someday.

    For Children

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

    • We have kid-sized facemasks available at church (because we know you're used to wearing them for school, but you might forget to bring one from home)
    • We've removed all the "church bags" and their contents, as well as all the toys and baskets.  Feel free to bring your own from home and take them back with you.

    Grownups

    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.

    Everyone

    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)
  • CALENDAR

    Every Week

    SUNDAYS

    • Worship Services with Holy Communion in person and livestreamed on Facebook (recorded for later viewing)  815 and 1045 am
    • Adult Bible Study - Sanctuary (also LIVE on Facebook) 9:30 am
    • Sunday School 930 am, Parish Hall 
    • Alcoholics Anonymous 7 pm, Parish Hall

    WEEKDAYS

    Pastor Cahill's office hours at the church - 9 am - 1230 pm daily; most weekday afternoons (call first)

    MONDAYS

    • Alcoholics Anonymous, Parish Hall, 7:30 pm

    TUESDAYS

    • Ladies' Bible Study 7 pm, Parish Hall

    WEDNESDAYS

    • Ladies' Bible Study 930 am, Parish Hall
    • Men's Bible Study 930 am, Sanctuary

    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 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).

    ONLINE MINISTRY NOTES

    1. We intend that the worship services on SUNDAY will be live on Facebook HERE>>.  If the livestream doesn't work, check back on Facebook later in the day for the recorded service.   
    2. Sermons from Sundays are posted to YouTube HERE>> later in the week.
    3. Sometime each week either the Sunday or Wednesday sermon will be posted as a podcast (audio only) HERE>>.
  • The LATEST

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

    March 18, 2022
    For over a year Pastor Cahill has been posting sermons and other treats on his "Route 42" Podcast (click HERE>>).  You can download to your phone any of the sermons from the past 90 days and listen while you're driving, gardening, doing the dishes, etc. (if that's your thing). NEW Pastor Cahill...
    March 8, 2021 · Worship,Senses,Sensory Processing
    A while back I received a book titled "Mental Health and the Church" by Dr. Stephen Grcevich, but it's just sat on the stack next to my desk until recently. Its subtitle is "A Ministry Handbook for Including Children and Adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Other Common Mental Health...
    Here is a news release from The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod about the results of this Synod-wide referendum, as posted in the SELC District's online newsletter The Beacon: Congregations vote to delay Synod convention by Cheryl Magness The congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod...
    More Posts
  • Sources of Hope

    LInks, videos, announcements, and more

    Links

    To Sources of Hope

    • Lutheran Church Missouri Synod - President's videos, and links to other resources
    • Concordia Publishing House - free resources for personal and family devotions
    • 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.
    • YOUR FAMILY AND JESUS -
      • 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 on Pastor Cahill's YouTube channel

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

    "CTK Season of Grace Christmas Sing-Along Playlist"

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

    Here's a playlist of the Christmas hymns and carols we'll be singing during our worship services in December

    HEALTHY ASHLAND app

    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.

  • HOPE-FULL PODCASTS

    Like radio programs, but on the internet. You can listen to them on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. You can download them to an electronic device so you can listen to them in your car or while you're walking through a park; and you can even subscribe to many of them and receive an alert when a new episode becomes available. We recommend these:

    Route 42

    Pastor Chris Cahill

    LIsten HERE>>, on the Christ the King website HERE>>, or on Facebook, Spotify, iHeart Radio, and iTunes/Apple podcasts .

     

    New episodes weekly!

    NOTE: each episode is available for only 90 days , but Pastor Cahill archives them all. Now's the time to download a favorite!

    Midweek With Christ

    Pastor Charles St. Onge

    Listen HERE>> on Spotify.

    New episodes weekly!

    Essentially Translatable

    Lutheran Bible Translators

    Listen HERE>> 

    or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music and iHeartRadio.

    KFUO Radio

    Lutheran Bible Translators

    Based in St. Louis, KFUO is a Listener Supported Broadcast Ministry of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is the original home of The Lutheran Hour. KFUO livestreams to the internet, and offers most of their programming as podcasts.

     

    Listen HERE>>.

  • Connect With Us

    Email
    330-948-3000

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    Facebook

    #ctkseasonofgrace

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