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Here’s what we’ve got going at King of Kings.
ADVENT SOUP SUPPERS, Wednesdays December 8, 13 and 20, 6:00 PM in the Patio Room of The Gathering Place. Advent Prayer Service follows at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary.
WELCA Annual Christmas Luncheon, Saturday December 16, 12:30 PM at El Camino Country Club in Oceanside.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship, Sunday December 24, 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Invite your friends and family to join us in proclaiming the wonder of the birth of Jesus in our Christmas Eve Worship. Services are identical, complete with candle lighting, carol singing and special music from our choirs.
“SUNDAY KIDSTIME” STARTS AT 9:30 AM. We’ll meet between services in the Lounge to read stories about Jesus, and practice and learn songs to sing and share with the congregation.
A recap of some of our events and activities:
CHRISTMAS PARTY AND TALENT SHOW, Saturday December 9, 5:00 PM was an evening of holiday fun and fellowship to officially kick off the Christmas season. There was the Talent Show (of course) featuring performers of all ages; a Centerpiece Competition, a Gingerbread Decorating Station; an “Ugly Sweater” Contest; games and puzzles; plus a delicious buffet meal, courtesy of Loretta Gerken and her team. St. Nicholas himself also made an appearance, and many folks got the chance to have their picture take with him. Thanks to all the people who participated in the contests and talent show, and special thanks to members of the Congregational Life Committee, who planned and put this on. It was a great time!
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING AND CAROL SING, Saturday December 2. We gathered around our newly decorated to tree to kick off the Christmas season with a tree lighting and the singing of carols in the Sanctuary, followed by cookies and hot chocolate in The Gathering Place.
THE KING’S CONCERT SERIES PRESENTED ORGANIST EMILY HOLZER IN CONCERT, 4:00 PM Sunday November 12. Music lovers from throughout the North County area were treated to a beautiful presentation from a talented and skilled musician.Emily, who is the organist for King of Kings, brought amazing sounds out of ou
r newly refurbished Möller/Rogers organ with a program of musical styles, including fugues and chorales from Bach, Brahms, Buxtehuden and other composers.
GOD’S WORK OUR HANDS, Sunday October 1, began with a short prayer service in the sanctuary before members and friends of King of Kings went out to be God’s hands in our community. During that time, we tied six quilts; wrote 36 notes to send to our military and first responders; assembled 85 personal hygiene kits, and filled a 33-gallon bag with new socks and underwear for Stand Up For Kids; cleaned up around a local creekside area, collecting 16 bags of trash and four shopping carts; and crocheted waterproof sleeping mats for disaster and homeless victims. Many thanks to Thrivent for giving us two Action Team Grants that helped us outfit the personal hygiene kits and also pay for lunch. Thanks also, to Chris Hall and Jan Hall for coordinating the day, and to those who headed up the various projects: Joan Bockman, Sandy Darrow, Mary Ellen Jones, Margi Knebel and Curt Spiller. Here are photos: GodsWorkOurHands2017
FALL MUSIC FESTIVAL, Sunday September 10, was an extraordinary day at King of Kings, with our worship service at 9:30 filled with music from start to finish. Presented by the musicians and choirs of King of Kings, it included anthems, canons and songs from our Chancel Choir, Chamber Choir, Bell Choir, Band, King’s Kids, and more. Special thanks to Michael Blinco, Emily Holzer, Whit Aadland, Rachel Eichler and Julia Huff for their contributions.
THE KING OF KINGS ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC was held immediately after the Music Festival Service. Members and friends were treated to hot dogs, watermelon, ice cream, cake and all kinds of fun and games.
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