Dear King of Glory family and friends,
Happy March to you all! This month marks the beginning of Lent, so I have a few exciting things I wanted to share with you regarding that and then an update from our office.
First, let’s talk about Lent. This Lenten season we will be doing our regular Wednesday evening schedule, beginning Wednesday, March 6th, with our special Ash Wednesday services. Those services will be at both 12 noon and 6:15 pm. The schedule for the other Wednesdays in Lent will be a Soup Supper at 5:30 pm, Worship at 6:15 pm, and Growth Groups from 6:45-7:45 pm. As you may have heard, we are doing our Growth Group study on Max Lucado’s book Grace: More than We Deserve, Greater than We Imagine. For Wednesday worship, we are trying something different with the music—each song will be by request, so come ready with your favorite hymns (just so long as they don’t have an “alleluia” in them). On Sundays, we’re going to have some new fun things planned too. For the 8 am Traditional Service, we will be trying a new liturgy called Chosen People which will have its own liturgy books from which the service will be led. And at both services throughout Lent, we’ll be hearing personal stories from our own KOG members regarding ways God’s grace has touched their lives. I’m really excited for these next 6 weeks and their focus on God’s amazing grace and how it changes and enriches the lives of those among us.
Secondly, I wanted to share a couple pieces of news from our office. On a sad note, our new bookkeeper, Christy Borack, resigned effective Friday, March 1. She received an unexpected offer for a full-time job with the school district, which she just couldn’t pass up. We are overjoyed at the opportunity she has been given even though we had already come to enjoy and appreciate her presence so much on the staff. Filling in as our interim bookkeeper will be a phenomenal lady named Jera Ricktersen. Jera is the bookkeeper for Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Huntington Beach and Christ Lutheran Church in Orange. We’re lucky that she is fitting us into her busy schedule, which will mean that her office hours will not always parallel the hours our office is open. We’re going to give this a try and see how it works as Jera brings with her a fantastic level of experience and expertise and ringing endorsements. Another change in our office is that Heather Stolte, our Office Manager, has changed her position to be our Campus Administrator. Simply put, this means that Heather’s responsibilities are more focused on the scheduling and coordination of our facility use as well as general office duties and Catherine Marcum will now be the point person for all things that have to do with Sunday morning worship. In conjunction with this change, Heather has reduced her office hours to Monday and Wednesday from 9 to 3 and Thursdays from 10 to 1. Lastly, this also prompted a change in her email address, so there is no longer an [email protected] email address. Instead you can reach Heather at [email protected] We’ve had more changes in the office than anticipated this early into 2019, but hopefully it’s setting us up for a successful year.
Blessings to you all during this upcoming Lenten season,