Church News

Greetings Saints (10/12/18)

 

King of Kings Lutheran Church
1101 N. Wymore Road
Maitland, FL 32751
407-628-5696

VisitKoK.com

Worship Time:
Sundays @ 10:00 am

Family Bible Time:
Sundays @ 9:00 am
- Sunday School (K-Grade 5)
- ACTS (Teens)
- Adult Bible Study:
Growing in Hope I - Hope Grows as We Learn the Truth about Death and Resurrection


This Week's Schedule

SATURDAY, 10/13
6:30 pm - Game Night @ Church
SUNDAY, 10/14
9 am - Family Bible Time (SS/ACTs/ABS)
10 am - Worship
11:30 am - Crusaders for Life Light Lunch & Presentation
WEDNESDAY, 10/17-FRIDAY, 10/19
South Atlantic District (WELS) Called Worker Conference @ Palm Coast, FL
SATURDAY, 10/20
Lutheran Women's Missionary Society (LWMS) Fall Rally @ Open Bible Lutheran Church(The Villages, FL)
Greetings, Saints!

Last Sunday we began a brief series on the unique mission that God has given to every Christian--the task of sharing the good news of Jesus with others. To help us dig deeper into the work Christ has for us, we considered what the Apostle Paul had to say in his second letter to the Corinthians Christians (2 Corinthians 5:14-21). The following is adapted from Sunday's sermon--We Represent Christ.

Reconciliation is almost non-existent these days, isn’t it? You look around and where can you possibly find it? Politicians and pundits and political parties are constantly attacking each other. If you’ve paid any attention to the news recently, you’ve seen again and again how far apart they really are. Society itself has become so polarized that rather than try to interact calmly from a position of common ground, you either stand with me and hate the other side or you become my mortal enemy undeserving of even the slightest shred of compassion. As our society pulls farther and farther apart, reconciliation seems like a distant dream. You see it in our neighborhoods and communities and schools. You see it in families as fighting and bickering and attacking never seem to end. Even as Christians, we get caught up in the fighting, bickering, and complaining about each other.

So why would Jesus entrust the task of proclaiming his good news of peace to us when we ourselves struggle to be reconciled with each other, let alone God? Well, consider what our mission is. Our assignment as representatives of Christ is to bring to our broken homes, to our broken communities, to our broken society, to the broken people in our lives the one message that re-establishes the broken relationship between sinful people and the holy God. That message? “God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them.”

How is that possible with our irreconcilable tendencies? Scripture describes Jesus as the Prince of Peace, the Wonderful Counselor. That's who we represent. We represent Jesus, whose holy blood paid the required price for the sins of every single soul, even yours and mine, thereby reconciling us with the holy God. “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God!”

We are Christ’s representatives to the world with the only message that brings real reconciliation to people of different races, nations, cultures, genders, backgrounds, social strata, and political perspectives. Our task is to warn people about their need to be reconciled to God and then to point them to Jesus as the only solution. That's what Jesus did for us. Why wouldn't we want to share that reconciliation with others in our lives?

So what's our message? “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” Jesus became your sin that you might become his righteousness! Jesus was clothed with your sin to clothe you with his holiness. Jesus died that you might have eternal life through him. What a message! What a privilege to represent that Savior to our world!

Representing Christ with You,
Pastor Gumm

Coming Soon @ King of Kings

Game Night is planned for this Saturday (10/13). Feel free to bring your favorite board game and snacks to share.  The fun starts at 6:30 pm!

Crusaders for Life has arranged a special presentation for after worship this Sunday. A representative from Vitas Hospice and Palliative Care will provide information on end of life caregiving services provided by the organization.  Did you know they offer assistance for the caregiver in addition to care for the elderly and terminally ill?  A light lunch will be provided at 11:30 amfollowed by the presentation at noon.
 
Lutheran Women's Missionary Society (LWMS) Fall Rally is planned for next Saturday, October 20 at Open Bible Lutheran Church in The Villages.  Dawn Schulz will share her experiences as a missionary partner in Canada and South Florida.  A sign-up sheet is posted in the narthex. Be sure to RSVP ASAP!



Did You Serve in the Military? - If you or your spouse or any of your family members served in the military, please reply to this e-mail or contact Dawn Todd (secretary@visitkok.com)! We are making plans for special festivities on Veteran’s Day, Sunday, November 11.

Every Member Visits - As part of our new start here at King of Kings, I'm planning to visit all of our member households. A sign-up sheet indicating your preferred day and time of day is available in the entryway. For more info, reply to this e-mail!

Help Us Welcome! – Sign up at the social cart to provide refreshments after worship. They give us a great opportunity to connect with our guests and each other after worship. Also if you have interest in serving as a greeter before worship and have not expressed that interest yet, please reply to this e-mail or contact Randy Cochran (randy.cochran@visitkok.com)!

An Encouraging Word: But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. (1 Peter 3:15,18)