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Today’s (1/10/24) Women’s Bible Study Canceled, Noon Prayer & Communion Service Still On


Today’s Women’s Daytime Bible Study has been cancelled due to road conditions. It will resume next week.

The Noon Prayer & Communion Service is still on. However, please use caution.



Equipped for Ministry Class-Preparing for Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation 2024

In preparation of the Bishop’s arrival in February, Christ the King Church will be starting our Equipped for Ministry Class on January 7, 2024 for those who wish to be Confirmed in the Anglican Communion, Received in the Anglican Communion, or Reaffirm their faith.

Confirmation: What is it and why do we do it?

In the rite, a person renews his or her baptismal vows of faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord. Confirmation is especially appropriate for those who have been baptized as infants and now own their faith in Christ for themselves.

Second, Confirmation is about anointing. When the bishop lays his hands on you during the rite, he asks God to pour out his Holy Spirit on you and give you the power to carry out your ministry and mission in the life of Christ the King. The Spirit has given each member of the church gifts, abilities and passions and sends us on mission for the kingdom. Think of it as the “ordination of the laity.”

Who is Confirmation for?

Confirmation is specifically for those who have not been confirmed in the Anglican Communion. If you were confirmed in The Episcopal Church before the summer of 2003, your confirmation counts in the Anglican Communion.
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What is Epiphany?

The season of Epiphany is a liturgical season in the Christian calendar that follows the Christmas season. It begins on January 6th (celebrated on the closest Sunday to that date) and lasts until the beginning of Lent, which is determined by the date of Easter. While the exact duration may vary, the season of Epiphany typically covers a period of about six weeks.

The word “epiphany” itself means “manifestation” or “revelation,” and the season focuses on the manifestation of Jesus Christ to the world. It is a time when Christians reflect on various events that reveal the identity and mission of Jesus, emphasizing the universal significance of his birth. The primary event associated with Epiphany is the visit of the Magi (Wise Men) to the baby Jesus, symbolizing the revelation of Christ to the Gentiles.

Throughout the Epiphany season, different Gospel passages are read to highlight various aspects of Christ’s manifestation. Some key themes include the visit of the Magi, the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, and the first miracle at the Wedding in Cana, where Jesus turned water into wine.

Epiphany is a time of joy and celebration in the Christian calendar, and it helps set the stage for the journey through the seasons of the church year, leading up to the observance of Lent and, eventually, Easter.

Lessons & Carols Service on Sunday, December 31, 2023

Join us for our Lessons & Carols Service on Sunday, 12/31 at 10AM. There will be only one service that day.

The Lessons and Carols service, a cherished Christmas tradition in the Anglican Church, traces its roots to the late 19th century, combining scripture readings with musical interludes to celebrate the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. This unique format has become a hallmark of the Advent and Christmas seasons, fostering a sense of anticipation and joy among congregants. Read More

New Women’s Daytime Bible Study Starts Wednesday, January 10, 2024

The women will be studying Lysa Terkeurst’s study, Becoming More than a Bible Study Girl:Living the Faith After Bible Class is Over. It helps to answer the question, “How do we not only know God’s truth but also feel equipped to live it out in our everyday life?” The study lasts for 6 Wednesdays, Jan 10 – Feb. 14. 2024. Register here.

Christmas Services 2023

Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24)

9AM Morning Prayer Service with Communion

4:30PM  Caroling in the Sanctuary

5:00PM Candlelight Service with Communion

Christmas Day (Monday, December 25)

11:00AM Morning Prayer Service with Communion

12:00PM Christmas Lunch

New Year’s Eve (Sunday, December 31)

10:00AM Lessons and Carols – One service

What is Morning Prayer?

Morning Prayer  is a form of worship that follows a structured liturgical format and is typically conducted in the morning, although it can be adapted for other times of the day. It is rooted in the Book of Common Prayer. Morning Prayer, along with Evening Prayer, Holy Communion, and other services, is designed to provide Anglicans with a regular pattern of worship and a framework for daily prayer. However, Morning Prayer can be led by clergy or laypersons in a group, and there, could include Communion from the Reserve Sacrament in certain circumstances. Group services may or may not include a homily (short sermon).

Early in Anglican history, Morning Prayer was the primary Sunday service, with the frequency of the Eucharist varying. However, the Eucharist eventually became the central service on Sundays, with the most notable advancement occurring in the United States in 1979. However, aside from use as a personal devotional aid, Morning Prayer remains an important part of the Anglican tradition with churches often offering it at other times during the week. That does not necessarily exclude Sundays, however, especially in the absence of a bishop or priest.

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An Explanation of the Advent Candle

“Advent,” derived from the Latin word “adventus,” meaning “coming” or “arrival,” is a season of anticipation and preparation in the Christian liturgical calendar. For Anglicans, as with many other Christian denominations, the observance of Advent involves the symbolic use of candles to mark the passage of time and reflect on the profound spiritual journey leading up to the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

The Advent Wreath

At the heart of the Anglican Advent tradition is the Advent wreath, a circular arrangement of four candles, accompanied by a central, fifth candle. The circular shape of the wreath symbolizes eternity and the unending nature of God’s love, while the evergreen branches represent the hope and renewal found in Christ.

The Four Candles

Each of the four candles on the Advent wreath is lit on successive Sundays leading up to Christmas, with each candle representing a specific theme or aspect of the Advent season. Read More