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The Connection is your weekly news update at CTK

Sunday, April 14, 2024


Pastor Jackie Cook

Services are live-streamed and available on YouTube, or the CTK Website



Visitors are always welcome. Our Greeters will help you get seated for worship and acquaint you with our facility and child-friendly sanctuary.  Available in the entrance areas and around the building are hand sanitizing stations. We ask that if you are not feeling well, or feel that you may have been exposed to COVID, you view the service via live-streaming. You can find this on our website. Click HERE

Read more on what to expect below.

What to Expect

Opportunities to serve the Synod and Greater Church. Please prayerfully consider the following open positions and let me know if you are interested or would recommend someone. Pastor Jackie

Churchwide Assembly, Lay Male (August 2025) Churchwide Assembly – July 28 – August 2, 2025 – Phoenix, Arizona Nominating Committee, Lay Female  (partial term: now Synod Assembly 2024)

To be appointed by the Synod Council

Nominating Committee, Rostered Minister (full term: Synod Assembly 2024 – Synod Assembly 2026)

To be appointed by the Synod Council

Weekly Calenddar...

April 15 Women's Bible study @ 9:30 am

April 16 Church Council @ 5:30 pm

April 17 - Wednesday Wellness @ noon Education @ 5:30 pm

April 19 Lumber Inn 7 am Men's Bible study

April 20 Boys Bible Breakfast in the Bell Room 8 am

Commitee/meeting Schedule

Sign up today!

Sr. Young at Heart luncheon on

April 25th here at CTK from 11-2pm. Lunch, Entertainment and Fun!

Anyone 65 yrs or older is invited. Sign up by calling the church office or using the signup sheet in the Upper Sanctuary!

Sunday, April 7th was the Installation of the CTK church officers:

President - Jeff Wittrock                        

Vice President Jim Haas                       

Secretary - LeeAnn Quinlan

Treasurer - Barb Hamman   

Audit & Budget-Bob Wierichs                   

Membership—Jan Guetzke

Education - Katie Varrelmann

Prop & Grounds—Paul Sternemann

Outreach—Pam Kroening                        

Worship & Music—Vicky Jaeger

Thank you!


If you hvae not picked up your Easter flowers that you ordered please do so by this Sunday, April 14th. The blooms may be faded but the bulbs can be planted. Otherwise, they will be donated.


Equipping The Saints Appeal of the Greater Milwaukee Synod.

Friends in Christ, Sunday April 14 begins the last week of CTK’s hosting the ETS

mission appeal. If the Spirit moves you to donate, pledge cards will be available in

the Sunday bulletin. They can be returned with the regular offering or to the office.

Here is another story about how the Missional Tithe Supports Leadership

Development In Diocese Of Meru, Tanzania

The Equipping the Saints mission appeal includes a 10% tithe to ministries outside of the

synod, with the first tithe sent on the total funds received in 2021. The tithe for the leadership

initiative was sent to our two global partners.

In May 2022, the Diocese of Meru used these funds to host a three-day Leadership

Training event for parish pastors and other leaders on active listening and other

leadership skills.

Participants Share the Impact of this Training:

“One of the greatest challenges facing our world today is not only the hunger for peace and the hunger for justice, but also the hungering for good governance and the hungering for good leadership.”– Bishop Elias Kitoi

“Effective listening can make you learn different perspectives and make you a good

leader. Just be open to reports; be open to criticism; be open to positive feedback. This will increase the capacity of your leadership.” – Workshop participant Dr. Samuel Kiwesa

“We have learned a lot. We have built our skills and improved our awareness. We

want to go and share with [those] in our different institutions so we can improve what

we are supposed to do.”

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this funding appeal.

In Christ, Pr. Jackie


Nature Spirituality Retreat

May 10-12, 2024

Dear Freinds,
I would like to invite you to join me for a weekend Nature Spirituality Retreat at Lutherdale Bible Camp in Elkhorn, WI. The gathering is from Friday evening, May 10 to Sunday morning May 12. The retreat will conclude with a 10 am Wild Church Worship Event on Sunday morning.  To register you need to call Lutherdale at 262-742-2352 or register online at info@lutherdale.org. More details below.

In addition to our Prayer List you are now able to click on the Icon to the left and submit a prayer at any time.

Individual Prayers: Jeff, MattAudrey, Casey, Alice Sand for all those who grieve, and those who suffer from mental illness.

Ongoing Prayers: Elaine, Tim, Maddie, Dave, all military persons and their, families all those who are in hospice and care facilities, and the healthcare workers who care for them.

Ministry Partners: The Evangelical Lutheran Churches in El Salvador and Tanzania and their Bishops, and Imbaseny parish in Tanzania, Serenity Inn, Family Promise, Reformation Lutheran Church, Lutherdale Bible Camp, All God's Children, Mt. Meru Coffee Project & Outreach for Hope Congregations, and those who work to end human trafficking.

More details


Sunday School

Sunday School (4 years old through 6th grade) is held twice a month on an irregular schedule. The next meeting is Sunday, April 28. After communion children will be dismissed with their teachers. Last Sunday School will be May 5th concluding with a celebration!

 Sunday School children's noisy collection for God's Global Barnyard was a huge success collecting $380! Thank you for your participation. They will be selecting animals of chickens, pigs, and goats to buy.

Confirmation 2023-2024


Home discussion: Which Bible stories resonated with the students during confirmation this year?


Home discussion: Road to Emmaus



2024 – 2025

CTK’s Scholarship program began giving out awards for the 1988 – 1989 year. Since then scholarships have been provided annually to encourage students to consider church-liberal arts colleges where there is a small professor/student ratio, and the focus is on educating the whole person for life.

Scholarships are generally provided for the first four years of attendance at a church related college upon application renewals, and may include part time online as well as full time campus attendance.

           To apply for a Newman Scholarship please contact the church (office@ctkdelafield.org) or jonmkilmer@gmail.com for an Application via email. Applications are to be received at the church office by May1st. 2024 for recognition and disbursement to the college in 2024.

          Thank you to those who continue to support the Newman Scholarship program over the last 36 years of allowing financial assistance to more than 65 achieving Christ The King students.

Scholarship Committee: Jon Kilmer, Diane Crowley, Jennifer Varrelmann

Mark your Calendars!

Pr. Gary Grindeland will be spending a month in our area and will have a Bible Study at CTK on the gospel of Mark Sunday, April 21st and Sunday April 28th after worship. Grab your coffee and head to the bell room for some great discussion. Sign up by calling the church office.

Ministry Initiatives or CTK church goals for this year are Preparing, Caring and Sharing. How does this fit into your committee and daily life?

Click Here for Initiatives

Save the Date!

Vacation Bible School

June 10-13

"Operation Restoration!"

Watch for more details and registration

High School & College Seniors

Save the Date!

Senior recognition Sunday is June 2nd

Please email the office with your name, school name, Senior Picture and what plans you have for after graduation. Also if you are able to attend.

Check out Lutherdale Summer Camps!

Every day at Lutherdale is an adventure. Whether you are starting your day with a polar plunge or ending your night with a night climb at the ropes course, each data has something for everyone. A typical day includes worship, bible study, swimming, arts and crafts, gaga ball, specialty games, and more! This is for families, and children ages ranging from k-`12. See the complete flyer on the board outside of the church office.

Adult Opportunities to Grow

Sunday, April 21st Pr. Gary Grindeland Gospel of Mark 10:15 am

*Thursday, April 25th Sr. Young at Heat Luncheon 11- 2pm

Sunday, April 28th Pr. Grindeland Gospel of Mark 10:15 am

*Sunday, May 5th Line Dancing 3 pm Yeee Haw!

Wed. May 8th “Get Balanced in Retirement” a healthy way by Dr. Moira Martin

*Sat. May 11th CPR/FA 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Sunday, May 19th Active Shooter training

Sunday, June 2nd Safety Series 10:30 am-11:00 am (Blood Born Pathogens)

*Sign up in the Upper Sanctuary or call the office 262-646-2343


Check out Lutherdale Summer Camps!

Every day at Lutherdale is an adventure. Whether you are starting your day with a polar plunge or ending your night with a night climb at the ropes course, each data has something for everyone. A typical day includes worship, bible study, swimming, arts and crafts, gaga ball, specialty games, and more! This is for families, and children ages ranging from k-`12. See the complete flyer on the board outside of the church office.

Please Donate to the Waukesha County Food Pantry and Help Support our Waukesha County Neighbors


Our food drive begins on Sunday, April 14th and ends on Sunday, May 12th

Donations of money are always appreciated

Checks should be made out to CTK with Waukesha Food Pantry in the memo line


Donate any of the “Big Eight” items, which are the items most needed by the food pantry

Ready to eat soup/pasta

Canned proteins (tuna, chicken, spam, tofu)

Whole grains (rice, quinoa)


Hamburger Helper

Pasta and Sauce

Peanut Butter

Condensed Soups  

Please no past date food


Shopping lists and more information is available in the upper sanctuary

Thank you for helping to feed the hungry

Outreach Committee

Church Organ Notes

The work that was done last year on our organ gave us the capability to record music in a permanent memory bank with lots of storage. You may have noticed at times that the organ plays with no one at the keyboard. It's not a recording of what was previously played, rather the music is recorded in a memory bank and then plays back live with no one at the moment playing the keys and pedals.

This has been a wonderful option for our Director of Music/ Organist to practice on a weekday or evening, and take several takes, if necessary, to record postludes and or preludes for our weekend services without interruptions, cameras, nerves, or slips by the organ or the player. This takes some pressure off the Sunday lineup and allows the DM to listen, visit and enjoy and hear the organ from a distance. Thanks to all who support the care of this beautiful instrument. 

Organ Team

Mark Your Calendars!

Adult Education

Opportunity May 8, 2024 at 6 pm at CTK. Please join us as

Dr. Moira Martin from the Lake Country Health Center presents, "Get Balanced in Retirement" a chiropractic perspective.

Check Out Lake CountryHealth Center


LINE DANCING in the Great Hall   Yee-Ha!!!

We have a chance to get moving and dancing on Sunday May 5th! Dianne Thayer is a line dancing instructor who uses a variety of styles of music to get people dancing! Wear your cowboy boots is you wish but any shoes will do! We will gather on Sunday afternoon at 3pm for about an hour or so to have an introduction to line dancing – NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!! Come and have some fun – in fact, invite some friends!!! Please sign up on the clipboard in the upper sanctuary or Call the church office if you are planning to attend so we have a rough idea of how many people will be joining in the fun. Come and have some fun!!!

April's Serenity Inns

Serenity Inns meals are April 23rd and April 29th. April 23rd is all planned. It will be breakfast for dinner. April 29th is still open. Need volunteers to make food and do dinner fellowship!

The question for the guests at March 26th Fellowship was "Why do you want to help people recovering from substance abuse?"

And the question for the residents was "If you saw someone from the program using would you tell and who?" The answer to this question had mixed responses ranging from none of my business to "Yes" to save their life I'd absolutely tell!


Orders will be ready for pick up on Sunday, April 28th.

 The Mt. Meru Spring Blend is now available to order.This blend is 80% regular beans and 20% Peaberry beans. Cupping notes (natural flavors) include dark chocolate, citrus and coffee blossom.

The next coffee order will be placed on April 21st and ready for pick up on

April 28 th .

Please see the display in the upper sanctuary.

10 Ways to refresh your evening routine.

Whether you both work in or out of the home, have children, pets, or just a busy life in general, the evening hours are often time to unwind before hitting the sack. But relaxing doesn't have to mean same old, same old. Sick of settling in for the same old streaming session?

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The Missions of the Church

Outreach for Hope – A ministry that helps provide resources to inner-city and struggling congregations in our synod. 

Family Promise - Homeless prevention program and services for homeless families.

Reformation Lutheran – A Milwaukee inner-city congregation.

Click here for information on their Community Bible Study.

Serenity Inn – a drug and alcohol rehabilitation house for men in Milwaukee. Monthly, we prepare meals and enjoy a time of fellowship with men at the inn.

Boy Scout Troop #20

The Mt. Meru Coffee Store | Order Here

All God's Children  AGCisfun@Allgodschildrenpreschool.com***

Greater Milwaukee Synod News

An Easter Message from Bishop Erickson

Last November, I participated in an ELCA Regional Consultation for synods that have companion relationships with churches in Latin America and the Caribbean. The theme for this event was “Reconnect, Renew, Rise Again,” and as you can see in the event logo, it was based on the Japanese art form known as “kintsugi.” This describes the process in which broken pottery is repaired by using a special gold lacquer, treating the breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

Read more

Easter Message From ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton

In her Easter message to the church, Bishop Eaton focuses on three words that describe what the women at tomb experienced when the angel announced that Jesus had been raised from the dead: fear, amazement and being seized or possessed.

Read maessage

Equipping the Saints Greater Milwaukee Synod Mission Appeal


Members of CTK, we have the opportunity to participate in the important work of donating to this campaign alongside other churches in the Greater Milwaukee Synod area.


The amount already collected has had a far-reaching impact on the mission and ministries of the church. Here’s a story from Pastor Karl-John Stone at House of Prayer in Franklin. The congregation has received one of the innovation grants to support a coach to guide a process of listening and growing in ministry.


At House of Prayer, our team of 6 was enthusiastic and curious about learning the Faithful Innovation process, but we didn’t know how to get started. We needed a wise and helpful guide to help us learn what Faithful Innovation was all about, begin our experiments, reflect on the results, and make adaptations for the future. The synod provided Pastor Andy Fetters as our coach, and he was exactly who we needed. Faithful Innovation has really helped us to grow spiritually as a congregation, and to begin the slow but essential process of becoming more connected with people outside the walls of our church. The funding of a coach from the “Equipping the Saints” mission appeal is making a lasting impact on the vitality of our congregation!

Additionally, ETS funds are supporting rostered ministers as part of the ETS initiative in leadership by the way of leadership grants. General Grants are open to all rostered ministers and can be requested for continuing education, additional retirement contributions, or student loan payments. BIPOC/LGBTQIA+ grants are given to candidates or rostered ministries of these communities that often have additional needs during candidacy, wait longer for a call, and serve in ministries that pay below guidelines.



57 grants given totaling $69,100

·        General Grants totaled $50,100

·        BIPOC/LGBTQIA Grants totaled $19,000


2024 to date (we are still open)

44 grants totaling $88,200

·        General Grants totaled $31,200

·        BIPOC/LGBTQIA Grants totaled $57,000 (these are closed)


 This week, your bulletin will contain more information about the campaign. Pledge cards will be due to the office by April 14th

Please prayerfully consider a generous donation to this campaign.


Pr. Jackie

2024 Synod Assembly registration is now open!

We hope you'll join us for our annual Assembly on Friday, May 17 - Saturday, May 18 at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. Pastors, deacons and lay leaders from across the Greater Milwaukee Synod will gather to worship, enjoy fellowship, and vote on business including our budget and elected positions.

Every congregation is allowed at least two lay voting members, plus one additional person, as long as that person is 30 years old or younger. Click below.

Save $25 per person if you register before April 17!

Learn more and sign up
Past Newsletters

Pastor Jackie Cook

Office Coordinator - Maggie Thompson

Music Director - Maria Tyksinski

Care Ministry - Sylvia Kreutzmann

Office hours:

Mon. - Thurs 9am-3pm

Friday 9 am - noon

Worship Sundays at 9 am