Church News

Greetings Saints (11/02/18)

 

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

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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, 11/4
9 am - Family Bible Hour (SS/ACTS/ABS)
10 am - All Saints Worship w/ Communion
11 am-4 pm - Parking for Greek Fest
TUESDAY, 11/6
Election Day
7 am-7 pm - Voting @ King of Kings
WEDNESDAY, 11/7
10 am - Genesis Bible Study @ Church

FUNDAY SUNDAY, 11/11
9 am - Family Bible Hour (SS/ACTS/ABS)
10 am - Funday Sunday Worship
11:30 am - All-American Picnic & Games
Greetings, Saints!

What would you do if you had to decide between disobeying God and denying your Christian faith...or losing everything, even life? What would I do? Would I cave in? Would you? On Sunday, we learned about three men in Daniel 3, who stood firm in their faith before the rage of one of the most powerful rulers in ancient history. They even faced a horrible death for the sake of the true God, but God delivered them and did so miraculously. So how can we stand firm in the face of objections to our faith, veiled pressures and threats? How can we faithfully confess our Christian faith to the end? Consider the following from Sunday's sermon--We Only Serve the True God.

How can you have the same confidence that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego had in the midst of extreme pressure? Remember that the God you serve “is able to save you from it.” ...But how can you be sure? Look to the Word of God and find there what you can’t find anywhere else.

Do you have a God who knows how hard life is for a believer in this world? Yes! Look to Jesus who walked this lonely sod in your shoes and endured to the end for you. Do you have a God who loves you and can take away your guilt for all those times when you’ve caved in to the pressure of this world? Yes! Look to Jesus who threw his shoulder under the cross you deserved and marched the lonely road to death for your sins enduring God’s awful condemnation for you. Do you have a God who has power over life and death and all things? Yes! Look to Jesus who abandoned his tomb for you on Easter morning. Do you have a God who promises to deliver you when you are forced to take a stand and then saves you? Yes! Look to Jesus who has overcome the world for you and will deliver you in the day of trouble, whether in this life or by bringing you into eternal life. At the same time, know that you have a Savior who gives you the words to say, who enables you to give a clear confession of faith about the hope that you have—a hope founded on the truth of Scripture alone given to you by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

How could Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego do it? How could Daniel and Peter and Paul and Athanasius (a 4th century confessor of the faith who was exile 5x) and Martin Luther and so many others do it? How can believers today stand firm in the faith to the end? How can you? They have a God who saves, a God who overcame the world, a God who conquered Satan and death. That’s your God too. He is the only true God and he enables us to only serve him even when we face pressure or persecution or worse. On his Word, we stand. Through his promises, we live. Through Christ, we are saved. To him be glory and honor forever!

Standing Firm on Christ,
Pastor Gumm

- On Sunday we also celebrated the 501st anniversary of the start of the Reformation. So who was Martin Luther? What is the Reformation? Why does it still matter for us today? In Fall 2017, a group of East Coast pastors from our church body gathered to answer those questions and others as concisely as possible using a format similar to TED Talks. We had one goal with our "Ref Talks"--to clearly share with the world why the Reformation remains just as important for us today as it did 500 years ago. The Ref Talks can be found here on YouTube!

Coming Soon @ King of Kings

Don't Forget to Fall Back! - Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. So don't forget to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night!

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 Dawn Todd!

Interactive Bible Study – Would you like to learn how to tell others about your Savior and the hope that you have? Starting Wednesday, November 7 @ 7 & 9 pm, 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!

Help God’s People in Panama City – Friday, November 9 (10 am–7 pm ET) and Saturday, November 10 (10 am–3 pm ET), Northwestern Publishing House (NPH)—our church body’s publishing house—will accept contributions to help our sister church—Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Panama City. Amazing Grace suffered severe damage to its church when Hurricane Michael made landfall. With your help, NPH aims to replace the church's water-damaged hymnals and other faith-building resources. Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted during the above hours over the phone at 800-662-6022. In appreciation of your kind donation, you will receive a $5 coupon to use online at nph.net.

Crusaders for Life - Our quarterly meeting scheduled for November 5 has been moved to Tuesday, November 13 @ 7 pm. Join us in the After School Care room to plan our winter activities!

Kids’ Night In is planned for Saturday, November 17 from 5-8 pm in the Family Life Center. All member and school children in grades Pre-K (fully potty-trained) through Grade 8 are welcome to participate for an evening of fun while parents get a chance to do some early Christmas shopping or go on a date night. More info can be found in the insert. Registration is open through Nov. 12! We could also use one more volunteer to assist with the event. If you’d like to help, please contact  Jill LejarzaSara Höfler, or Pastor (Reply to this e-mail).





After School Care - After six years of faithful service, John Houlihan has recently stepped down as our After School Care coordinator. We thank our God and John for his service. We are now looking to hire a new coordinator. The pay is $12/hr. and the hours are 3-6 pm on scheduled school days. For more, contact Mr. C!

Popcorn Fundraiser for our school will run through the end of November. Proceeds will go towards covering the cost of our security gate. Mr. C has tasted samples of the popcorn—and it tastes scrumptious! More info is available in the entryway at church.

Leftover Candy? - If you are looking to donate leftover candy, we are looking for candy to include in the goody bags for the kids this Christmas. Please contact Jill Lejarza or Dawn Todd!

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!

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: The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The Lord has spoken. In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.” (Isaiah 25:8-9)