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Ladies’ Luncheon Saturday, April 22, 2023

The next Ladies’ Luncheon is Saturday, April 22 at 11:30AM at Legends Steakhouse at 42 Tennessee St, Murphy, NC 28906. We have reserved the private room so that we can have a great time catching up. Please sign up on the church calendar or email Becky Keller or Karen Rauch.

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New Member Classes Start Sunday, April 16, 2023

Ready to join Christ the King Church? Our spring New Member Class series starts on Sunday, April 16, 2023.

Lunch will be served. There will be three 1.5 hour classes over 3 weeks, after the second Sunday service, in the Fellowship Hall.

Class Schedule

101 Class on Sunday, April 16, 2023: The Gospel and the Church (capital C)

201 Class on Sunday, April 23, 2023: The Anglican Communion, The Anglican Church in North America, and the History of Christ the King Church

301 Class on Sunday, April 30, 2023: Responsibilities of Membership, How Christ the King is Organized. How to Plug In and Serve, and How to Formally Join

New Member Sunday & Potluck Celebration on Sunday, May 7, 2023: New members will be formally received in the services, followed by an amazing potluck celebration after the second service.

We ask that you would complete at least 2 of the 3 classes to proceed with membership and be able to be present for the New Member Sunday on May 7, 2023. Sign up on our calendar or send Charlie+ an email.

Easter Sunday Services April 9, 2023

Christ the King Church is pleased to offer two Easter Sunday Services on Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 9AM (Traditional) and 10:30AM (Contemporary).

Easter marks the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, three days after his crucifixion. The resurrection is considered to be the ultimate proof of Jesus’ divinity and the cornerstone of the Christian faith. Through his death and resurrection, Jesus conquered sin and death, and provided a path for believers to have eternal life. The celebration of Easter is therefore a time of great joy, hope and renewal.

The season of Eastertide lasts 50 days until the Day of Pentecost on May 28, 2023.

Good Friday Offering April 7, 2023 is for Christ Church, Jerusalem

The Rt. Rev Dr. Frank Lyons, Assisting Bishop of ADOTS, has asked all churches in the Diocese to take up a special offering for Christ Church, Jerusalem, as we’ve done in the past. While there will be no formal Offertory in the service, there will be a special collection plate in the first pew for Christ Church, Jerusalem. Please make checks payable to ADOTS with “Christ Church Jerusalem” in the memo line.

From Bp. Frank:

The history of the Good Friday Offering reaches back to 1922 when, in the aftermath of World War I, The Anglican Church sought to create new relationships with and among the Christians of the Middle East. The Good Friday Offering was created from these initial efforts, which focused on a combination of relief work and the improvement of ecumenical and Anglican relations. Read More

Good Friday Service April 7, 2023

Christ the King Church is pleased to offer a Good Friday Communion Service on Friday, April 7, 2023 at Noon, the time Jesus was thought to be crucified.

Communion will be served from the Reserved Sacrament from the Maundy Thursday Service. There will be no music. The service is expected to last about an hour.

More about the Good Friday service from the ACNA Book of Common Prayer 2019: Read More

Prayer Vigil Thursday, April 6, 2023-Friday, April 7, 2023

Christ the King Church is pleased to offer a Prayer Vigil Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 8PM (starting after the Maundy Thursday Service) until Friday, April 7, 2023 at Noon, the time Jesus was thought to be crucified. The Vigil will conclude with the Good Friday Service at 12PM.

This is a time to pray and be with Jesus as he struggled and sweat blood in the Garden of Gethsemane while his disciples slept, was arrested, stood trial before the Roman authorities, was mocked by the crowd, abandoned by most of his followers, and was crucified. (Matthew 26:36-27:50)

Signups for prayer shifts will be available in the narthex of the church, starting Sunday, 3/26/23.

Maundy Thursday Service April 6, 2023

Christ the King Church is pleased to offer a Maundy Thursday Communion Service on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 6:30PM.

Communion will be served. There will be no music. The service is expected to last about an hour.

The service will include foot-washing, which is of course, optional. The service concludes with the stripping of the Table. This practice involves the removal of all adornments and decorations from the Table, leaving it bare and stark. This is meant to symbolize the abandonment and desertion of Jesus by his disciples after the Last Supper, and it serves as a reminder to Christians of the need for humility and repentance. At the end of the service, the people depart in silence.

More about Maundy Thursday rom the ACNA Book of Common Prayer 2019: Read More

Reconciliation of a Penitent (aka Aural Confession) Monday, April 3-Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Reconciliation of a Penitent is a rite in the Book of Common Prayer by which a minister of the church pronounces forgiveness of sin to a penitent in the name of Christ and the Church. It is particularly apt during the penitential seasons of Advent and Lent.

Charlie+ will be providing opportunities to hear confession Monday through Wednesday during Holy Week. Time can be scheduled by emailing Charlie+.

The secrecy of a confession is morally binding upon the clergy and will not to be broken. The content of the confession is not normally a matter of subsequent discussion. It is the Anglican belief in aural (heard) confession that, “all may, some should, and none must.” It can be a powerful and life-changing experience, especially for those who struggle to feel forgiven.

Charlie+ will be using the Rite of Reconciliation of Penitents from pages 223-224 of the ACNA Book of Common Prayer (2019). The rite appears below: Read More