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Advent/Christmas Season

Please consider making a donation “in honor of” or “in memory of” loved ones to beautify our sanctuary for the Advent/Christmas season.  Order forms may be picked up on the library desk.  Forms are due by Dec. 9th.

CTK’s School Ministry Team

CTK’s School Ministry Team is excited to support you in volunteering at your local school or to connect you to volunteer opportunities at Washburn, the elementary school the kids in our immediate neighborhood attend.  We’ll be collecting box tops for education in the commons to support the teachers and students at Washburn.  E-mail Tina Elder (tinyt74@gamil.com) with any questions or for more information!

Lighting of the Christmas Trees

Tuesday, December 18th – 2:00pm

Our traditional Lighting of the Christmas Trees and Dedication of the chancel for the Nativity of Our Lord will be on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 2:00pm. This is a special service for many in our congregation who prefer a service during the day and for those who may not be in town Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Everyone is invited! If you know of someone who does not have transportation to church, please call them and offer to bring them to this service. Or they can contact the church office (952-881-8600), and a ride will be arranged. This service will include reading the Christmas gospel in several languages and Holy Communion. Following the service, we will gather in the social hall to sing Christmas carols and enjoy cookies and coffee. We invite you to bring your favorite Christmas cookies to share with others. This is the J.O.Y. Event for December. A sign-up sheet can be found in the library. Coffee & beverages will be provided. 

The Longest Night Worship – Saturday — Dec. 22 @5pm

This worship service recognizes that the experience of Christmas, for a variety of reasons, is not always joyful. You may be grieving the loss of a loved one, living with a painful memory, just not “into” the season, or simply interested in a more reflective, subtle communion service.

Dates during Advent
 
Adults – Wednesdays – Nov. 28 to Dec. 19   Advent Contemplative Worship 6-6:30pm
6:30-7:30pm – A Faithful Look at Immigration
 
Children’s Christmas Program, Sunday – Dec. 16  at the 9:30am Worship 
Rehearsal for the Program is Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10am-Noon
Parent’s Time Out – Saturday, Dec. 15 from Noon to 4pm
 
Chapel Ringers Christmas Concert – after worship in the social hall on Sunday, Dec. 16
 
Lighting of the Tree – Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 2pm
 
Longest Night Worship, Saturday, 12/22 at 5pm
 
Christmas Eve – 4:30pm and 11pm with a half hour music prelude before each service
 
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Do you buy anything from Amazon?  Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Christ the King Lutheran Church or Christ the King Lutheran Church Foundation if you login a special way.  All you need to do is to start each shopping session at the URL 

http://smile.amazon.com (instead of amazon.com). 

On your first visit to AmazonSmile you need to select your charity.  Just type in Christ the King Lutheran Church of Bloomington in the large area on the right then click on [Search].  You will get two choices:
 

Christ the King Lutheran Church of Bloomington              or Christ the King Lutheran Church of Bloomington Foundation 

Choose the organization you prefer.  That’s all there is to it.  Then set up your bookmark to smile.amazon.com 
to make it even easier to start your shopping at AmazonSmile.  You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile.  Your shopping cart, wish list, and other account settings, such as Prime, are also the same.
Remember, if you want Amazon to donate to Christ the King Lutheran Church or Foundation, you need to start each shopping session at the URL http://smile.amazon.com, and AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.