"Welcome to the Advocate!"

A publication of celebrations and happenings in the lives of CTK family and friends. This Advocate (will be printed for those who would like it) will summarize what's happened, and give a preview to new events coming your way! So keep a lookout for this publication every 1st of the month. Birthdays and Anniversaries are near the bottom!

May greetings from Pr. Jackie

Friends in Christ,

You know what they say about May? It may be sunny, it may rain, and it may even snow. The first few days of the month, I saw God in the quiet of the northwoods on a pastor's retreat. Worship, amazing hospitality and food, connecting with a dear friend, great conversation with other pastors, and SNOW. There was 5-7 inches of that white heavy stuff the night before I arrived, keeping our temperatures between 32 and 38 degrees! The crunching of my boots hiking in the snow reminded me to listen for the voice of God as I walked along the trails. I continue to see God's handiwork in the spring flowers popping up from under the snow and the budding of the trees. May you hear the voice of God whatever this month may bring.

Pr. Jackie

May, hiking in the snow.

Several more inches fell.

I made it safe and warm.

This week's bulletin

The Connections Newsletter comes out weekly on Thursdays. If you have information the congregation should know please submit by no later than Wed. by 5 pm of the week. For articles, the Connections are categorized as Celebrating our Connection to Christ, our Connection with Others, and our Connections to the Community.

Growing with God in connecting with Each Other

The Membership Committee has decided to begin the greeter and name tag programs.

Look for friendly members, and greeters, to welcome you to our church on Sunday mornings.

Name tags are available at the welcome table. Please consider wearing one to help visitors and members become more familiar with your names.

Growing with God in connecting with Community

On April 20, 2023, Christ the King Lutheran Church was presented with the Outstanding Organization of the Year

Award at the Delafield Chamber of Commerce’s yearly banquet. Pastor Jackie Cook received the award saying, “This is for all of you who faithfully serve others in small and big ways. I’m blessed to be the Pastor at CTK”. Other nominees for this non-profit category were HAWS, American Legion, and Ice Age Trail.

Christ the King has been a Chamber member since 2010. During this time CTK has been involved in many Chamber and Community activities growing its Connections at Business after Business, 4th of July parade, the annual Easter Egg Hunt, the Delafield Block Party, and Breakfast with the Reindeer-and a special appearance of Mrs. Claus.

CTK also supports public voting, Boy Scout Group 20, AA meetings, Al-anon, Lake Country Quilters, Sum Mer Del Gardening Club and others in our facilities in addition to regular church group activities. 

Special Sundays in April

Easter Worship- Christ has Risen!

Special Music sounds in the air

Easter Breakfast Welcomes all!

PLEASE NOTE: Are you missing out?? If you see "Message Clipped: View entire message" in this email, that is not the end! There are more announcements!

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Youth and Children Corner


Time: 5:30 pm to 7 pm

Group Learning - ReForm big question: Can I do something to make God stop loving me?

Confirmation service planning with 8th grade

Sunday, May 21

Confirmation Sunday 9 am Service- Arrive at 8 am

Sunday School

May 7 after Communinon

Sunday School Celebration in Worship

May 21

God's Global Barnyard

Our Sunday School raised $607.97 for God's Global Barnyard service project! Thank you to all who participated. We will be able to donate the following:

1 Fish Farm

2 Pigs

3 Honeybee Colonies

3 Sets of Chicks

4 Goats

These animals will be donated to families across the world to help them eat and earn a living. This is a sustainable way to make a difference in the lives of others! Everyone should feel proud of themselves!

Vacation Bible School -

June 12-15. 9-11:30 am

Four fun days of fun and catching the Wave of God's Amazing Love at the Surf Shack!

Volunteers needed contact Jenny to help. Anyone have boogie boards, surfboards or other equipment for the surf shack would help with our fun decor. Registration information coming soon.

Calling all Seniors! (High school or College) Graduation is an exciting time and as such we would like to celebrate you in a special announcement and recognition in worship June 4th. Please send a picture, your school's name and any future plans you would like to share to Maggie at office@ctkdelafield.org preferably by May 15th. Please let us know if you have a senior so we don't forget them in this important recognition.


               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 the 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, and may include part time online as well as full time attendance.

               To apply for a 2023 – 2024 Newman Scholarship please contact the church (office@ctkdelafield.org) or jonmkilmer@gmail.com for an Application via email. Applications are preferred to be received at the church office by May1st.

              Thank you to those who continue to support CTK’s Newman Scholarship program.

Join us in prayer                           

Individual Prayers: For Sami, Matthew S, Dick, Erick, Andy, Judy, Barb, friends and family of Jerri Jones, Marlis, the family and loved ones of Zoe, the family and loved ones of Dale, Brian, Jim, and Steve.

Ongoing Prayers: Hadley and her family, Anthony, Adam, and Megan.  For all those who grieve, those who suffer from anxiety and depression, and all those who are in hospice and in care facilities. The Evangelical Lutheran Churches in El Salvador and Tanzania and their Bishops, and Imbaseny parish in Tanzania, All God's Children, Mt. Meru Coffee Project & Outreach for Hope Congregations, our military and their families, and those who work to end sex trafficking.

All are Welcome May 10th for the Widowhood Forum

Updated Map

Our membership map located in the upper Sanctuary has been updated. Please check your name and location information to ensure it is correct. Thank you.


Property and Grounds: Mondays at 6:30pm

Prayer Shawl Ministry: 2nd & 4th Monday at 1:00pm 

Al Anon: Mondays 6:30pm

Women's Bible Study: select Mondays at 9:30am Next Gathering: May 8 & 22

Worship and Music: 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30pm

Executive Team: 1st Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm

Church Council: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm *NEW*

Education: moved to second Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm

Outreach: 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm

Men's Bible Study: Fridays at 7:00am

Alcoholics Anonymous: Fridays 7:00pm

Boys' Breakfast Bible Study: 1st & 3rd Saturdays at 8:00am (at CTK & via Zoom)

Special Dates

May 5th: Ecumenical Women's Breakfast

May 8th: Women's Bible Study 9:30-11 am

May 10th: "A Glimpse into the World of Widowhood" with author Bonnie Merryfield, Adult Forum 6pm refreshments, 6:30pm presentation

May 21st: Confirmation Sunday and Sunday School Celebration

May 22nd: Women's Bible Study 9:30-11 am

June 4thCelebration of Graduates

June 11: Baptism of Hudsen Ortiz, and affirmation of Baptism of Josef Larson

Please remember events and times are subject to change due to local COVID safety measures.

Please see the CTK calendar on the website for updates!

The next coffee order will be placed on Sunday, May 21st and be ready for pick up on Sunday, May 28th.


Mt. Meru coffee is available for purchase in the upper sanctuary. Orders placed by the 3rd Sunday of each month will be available for pick up on the 4th Sunday after Service.

This global outreach is helping farm families in the Meru Diocese in Tanzania. This project is giving the farmers a hand up rather than a handout.


Every month CTK volunteers prepare and serve a meal for the twelve residents recovering from addiction and their innkeeper. On April 25th we served breakfast foods for that dinner menu. The men LOVED this because they rarely get a hot breakfast! The confirmation students were invited to participate and Izzy, with the help of her mother (Julie Kreblin) joined our team right away!  They brought pancakes, applesauce and lots of bacon (which is a favorite). We also served baked oatmeal, egg bake, bagels with cream cheese and OJ! Lynn Waedekin made her famous brownies as a dessert! Pastor Jackie was able to attend and everyone participated in the prayer and question for the evening. Rolando asked, "If you could change one thing about yourself or the world, what would that be?" The answers were phenomenal! The men wanted to rid the world of Racism, Bigotry, Hatred, Judgemental Attitudes, Hunger, Disease and Prejudice. Izzy and her mom wanted to eradicate abuse for children and animals! The group wanted the world to have easy access to mental health care, to improve the distribution of wealth and for more people to understand that food addiction is a real thing. They asked for the strength to forgive themselves and to see the image of God in one another! To lighten the mood, Tyrone, who is bald, asked if he could have his hair back! Wonderful insights and personal conversations occurred throughout the visit. The men are always expounding with gratitude for the meal and conversations! We are very grateful to Izzy for her willingness to serve in this ministry. Remember, CTK does this every month on the 4th Tuesday and the 5th Monday....All are welcome to participate in whatever way that is comfortable for you. Tell the office or Vicky Jaeger of your interest and we will be in touch!  God's Work, Our Hands! Join us in Ministry - Your CTK Outreach Committee 

Family Promise News

The Family Promise Community Shelter opened Monday April 24th! The renovated firehouse can serve up to five families! Our church has agreed to serve dinner at this site on the first Friday of the month through October. Mark these dates on your calendar because you can help!

June 2nd, July 7th, Aug. 4th, Sept. 1st and Oct. 6th  As winter approaches the Waukesha Coalition will begin using the building to house the homeless from the cold. Family Promise is excited to rent the building from the Coalition but will continue to search for another site to serve families after October 6th. Family Promise continues to assist families through the Apartment Program all year round. Although short term, Family Promise team is delighted to assist additional families through the summer at this site. 

We have four trained volunteers willing to serve the meals and will be asking for food donations. The sign-up-genius for that meal is on-line. If you would like to donate food please write to Jenni Marquardt at marquardt.jenni@gmail.com and she will send that to you via email.  If you would like to have direct contact by serving the meal, some training is needed and can be completed online. See the Family Promise of Waukesha County website at https://www.familypromisewaukeshawi.org to watch those two videos. An on-site tour and a background check is also needed prior to your visit service date. If you have any questions, please contact Shelly Fuller (414.840.7102) or Vicky Jaeger.  God's Work, Our Hands! Join us in Ministry - Your CTK Outreach Committee 

Join the Western Conference of Greater Milwaukee Synod for a “Wild Church” worship event!

Sunday, May 21st, 2:00 PM

Lapham Peak State Park, Homestead Outdoor Shelter

W329 N846, County Trunk Hwy C, Delafield, WI

“I’d rather be in the mountains thinking about God

than in a church thinking about mountains.”

John Muir

There is a new movement happening in the United States that is called

“Wild Church.” There are over 200 churches that currently call themselves Wild

Churches. On Sunday, May 21 at 2 pm the Lake Country Cluster, with the

blessing and support of the Greater Milwaukee Synod’s Mission Table, will be

hosting a Wild Church Worship event at Lapham Peak State Park, in the

Homestead outdoor shelter. This is a time to experience this way of worshiping

and wonder together about how this approach might be a blessing to

congregations across the synod!

At our Wild Church worship, you will experience stories of awe. You might

help build a nature altar. You will learn to “hear like a deer”. You will sing with

other lovers of nature. You will pray a Celtic prayer. You will learn how Jesus

used creation to renew himself. You will experience an interactive nature

spirituality message. There will be refreshments and time to walk or hike

afterward. There is no cost to come and be part of this opportunity.

The early church scholar Eriugena said that there are two books of

revelation through which God teaches, the small book of scripture and the large

book of creation. We should not ignore the revelation of creation. Wild Church

loves the scriptures but seeks to learn from the creation of God all around us.

Jesus was a Wild Church evangelist. He almost never went to the city to renew

himself. He always went to the wilderness, desert or a mountain to be close to


Pastor Larry Harpster, the interim pastor at All Saints Lutheran Church in

Wales, WI will be leading the service. He is a known crazy nature person who

loves fishing, hiking, Celtic spirituality, and National Parks. If you have any

questions about this event, feel free to reach out to Pr. Larry at 262-344-5942.

flyer attached here

Sing Joyfully - 30th Anniversary Concert

Saturday, May 6th at 7:30pm at Ascension Lutheran Church (1415 Dopp Street) and Sunday, May 7th at 4pm at Dr. Martin Luther Church (325 South Main Street, Oconomowoc).

Pastor Gerry's son, Garrett, sings in this choir.

Tickets are available for purchase via email, phone, or at the door.

Seniors - $12

Adults - $15

Students - $7

Children under 10 - free

Email us or call 262-290-5242 for advance tickets.


Kunstmann, Richard May 1

Roth, Bonnie May 1

Ludkey, Audrey May 3

Palmer, Grace May 8

Rutledge, Suzanne May 9 1942

Bonesho, Jacob May 12 2004

Ganung, Seanna May 13 2006

Showers, Shari May 13 1965

Carnell, Mason May 14 2002

Carnell, Travis May 14

Neumiller, Linda May 14

Showers, Todd May 15

Christy, Brian May 18

Southard, Michael May 20

Voskuil, Bonnie May 21

Hine, Brenda May 24

Marusinec, Richard May 24

Corgiat, Jean May 25

Kraemer, Alan May 26

May Anniversaries

Stuart & Charlotte Tentoni May 4

Timothy & Brenda Hine May 5

Deb & Jeff Wittrock May 5

Michael & Terrie Kath May 13

Norbert & Cheryl Steinbach May 18

Richard & Laurie Wilson May 21

Our Mission – Alive and Growing through God’s Grace

Our Vision – A dynamic congregation and growing in service to Christ and the Community. All are Welcome

                                                          Core Values

Celebrating our connection to Christ and each other

Harmony through the difference we make and the smiles we create

Recognizing the infinite worth of each person

Investing in ourselves, our energy, and our resources

Supporting the growth of the individual, the congregation, the community, and these relationships

Transforming through action, effort and commitment

Things to submit to the "Advocate" should be sent to office@ctkdelafield.org by the 20th of the month.

Pastor Jackie Cook

Office Coordinator - Maggie Thompson

Music Director - Maria Tyksinski

Faith Formation-Jenny Nettesheim

Office hours:
Mon. - Thurs 9am-3pm
Friday 9 am - noon
Worship Sundays at 9 am