Church News

Greetings Saints (10/26/18)

 

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:
Back to the Basics: A Walk through the Life of Jesus


This Week's Schedule

SUNDAY, 10/28
9 am - Family Bible Hour (SS/ACTS/ABS)
10 am - Reformation Day Worship
MONDAY, 10/29
6 pm - Church Council Meeting @ Church
WEDNESDAY, 10/31
10 am - Genesis Bible Study @ Church
FRIDAY, 11/2
4-11 pm - Parking for Greek Fest
SATURDAY, 11/3
11 am-11 pm - Parking for Greek Fest

SUNDAY, 11/4
9 am - Family Bible Hour (SS/ACTS/ABS)
10 am - All Saints Day Worship w/ Communion
11 am-6 pm - Parking for Greek Fest
Greetings, Saints!

How do you save the world? That was a question we wrestled with recently as we considered the unique mission that God gives to every Christian--the task of sharing the good news of Jesus with others. To help us tackle that question, we took at look at the account of Paul and Barnabas in the city of Pisidian Antioch in Acts 13:38-48. The following is adapted from Sunday's sermon--How Do You Save the World?

Imagine for a moment that our world has come under attack not by a deadly virus that threatens the entire world. Against everything that modern medicine can muster, the disease seems unstoppable. News reports blare with warnings and death counts and chaos occurring around the world.

Before long, you discover that you’re starting to show symptoms of the disease. You’re scared and wonder how long the virus will take to run its course before you die…but you’re also hungry. So you dig out the old, familiar recipe for your Grandma’s chicken noodle soup. Whenever you were sick growing up, there was always a steaming bowl of that savory chicken noodle soup coming your way. It always made you feel a little better. So you cook it up just like Grandma used to make it. It smells wonderful. You ladle out enough yummy soup to fill a big bowl. You dig in and finish the whole bowl, but something strange happens. You actually get better!

Could something as simple as Grandma’s chicken noodle soup really be the cure for that complex, unstoppable disease? You give some of the soup to your family...and it works! You take some soup to your close friends and again, it works! You take some over to your next door neighbors and again, it works! It finally dawns on you what you really have. You have the cure to save the world. You have to share it with everyone everywhere! Who knew Grandma was such a miracle worker!

Now that's just an imaginary situation, but you and I find ourselves in a surprisingly similar situation. We live in a world that's sick, dying, and broken with the pandemic of sin and unbelief. So how do you save the world? You can’t save the world with power or force like some spiritual Superman or Wonder Woman, but even as an ordinary Christian, you have something extraordinary.

You know the cure-defying complexity of sin--your sin, my sin, the sins of every single human being who has lived or ever will live on Planet Earth. You know how it infects and ruins and kills us all. Yet you also know the cure! You know that Jesus came to take away your sins—the big ones that dominate your memory and impact your life in a very real, public way, the small ones that make daily life difficult, and the secret sins that you don’t want anyone to know about. All of these have been forgiven, paid for, washed away in the blood of Christ. That simple cure from such an unlikely place has cured you of guilt and unbelief. Even when you were dead in sin, Christ’s cure gave you life through faith in him.

So what will you do with that cure? If Christ's cure works, then you need to share that cure! His cure works on the sin-sick souls of family and friends, of co-workers and classmates and neighbors, of young and old, of male and female, of educated and uneducated, of wealthy and poor. The cure of Jesus’ blood is…for…all no matter who they are, where they come from, what they look like, or who their daddy is. Jesus came to heal and raise the dying. Souls around us in our homes, our neighborhoods, our workplaces, our communities are dying...and you have the cure! You have Jesus. You have the precious, cleansing, healing, life-saving, life-giving blood of the Lamb of God. So take that cure and share that cure. Then watch as Jesus saves the world one soul at a time.

Sharing Christ's Cure with the World,
Pastor Gumm

- If you would like to read the second sermon in our 3-part "We Are Christ's Witnesses" series, click on this link: It Starts with an Invitation.

Coming Soon @ King of Kings

Volunteer Opportunity #1 – We will be offering parking ($5/car) for the Orlando Greek Fest next Friday, 11/2 (4-11 pm), Saturday, 11/3 (11 am-11 pm), and Sunday, 11/4 (11 am-6 pm). We will need volunteers to man our parking tent during those time slots. To volunteer or for more information, please contact Randy Cochran by e-mail or call/text 407-637-4876.

Volunteer Opportunity #2 – Plans are being made to offer a Kids’ Night In/Parents’ Night Out on Saturday, November 17 from 5-8 pm for all member and school children in grades Pre-K-Grade 8 in the Family Life Center. More info about the event is coming soon! To hold the event, we are in need of two more volunteers to assist with the event. To volunteer or for more info, please contact Jill LejarzaSara Höfler, or Pastor (Reply to this e-mail).
 




Interactive Bible Study – 
As a Christian, you know that your sins are forgiven and eternal life is yours. You want others to know that as well, but perhaps telling others about Jesus is daunting. What do I say? How do I say it? What if I don’t have answers to people’s questions? On Wednesdays, November 7, 14, & 28 @ 7 & 9 pm, our church body (WELS) is offering an online, interactive Bible study: “Beginning in Your Backyard,” led by WELS Commission on Evangelism director, Pr. Eric Roecker. This study can be enjoyed online from the comfort of your own home. For more information, visit WELS.net/InteractiveFaith!

Our Next Funday Sunday
 is planned for Veterans’ Day, Sunday, November 11. We will be recognizing all who served in the military. The kids will sing “God Bless America” at the conclusion of our service. We will have an all-American meal and Minute to Win It games with prizes. If you, your spouse, or your children served in the military, please reply to this e-mail or e-mail Dawn Todd (secretary@visitkok.com)!

Every Member Visits - I am currently visiting all of our member households. A sign-up sheet indicating your preferred day and time of day is available in the entryway at church. For more info or to schedule a visit, you can also reply to this e-mail!

Growing in Hope – Why does it matter that Jesus is my Savior? Does the Bible really apply to my life? How can I become a member of King of Kings? We offer a Bible information course that answers those questions and many more. Classes are scheduled to accommodate your schedule. If you are interested in this course, please reply to this e-mail!

An Encouraging Word: God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. (Psalm 46:1-3)