"Welcome to the Advocate!"

A publication of celebrations and happenings in the lives of CTK family and friends. Formerly, the Advocate was a printed newsletter with church information. 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 the publication every 1st of the month. Birthdays and Anniversaries are near the bottom!

This week's bulletin

Welcome to Lent

Marked by Ashes by Walter Brueggemann

Ruler of the Night, Guarantor of the day ...

This day — a gift from you.

This day — like none other you have ever given, or we have ever received.

This Wednesday dazzles us with gift and newness and possibility.

This Wednesday burdens us with the tasks of the day, for we are already halfway home

halfway back to committees and memos,

halfway back to calls and appointments,

halfway on to next Sunday,

halfway back, half frazzled, half expectant,

half turned toward you, half rather not.

This Wednesday is a long way from Ash Wednesday,

but all our Wednesdays are marked by ashes —

we begin this day with that taste of ash in our mouth:

of failed hope and broken promises,

of forgotten children and frightened women,

we ourselves are ashes to ashes, dust to dust;

we can taste our mortality as we roll the ash around on our tongues.

We are able to ponder our ashness with

some confidence, only because our every Wednesday of ashes

anticipates your Easter victory over that dry, flaky taste of death.

On this Wednesday, we submit our ashen way to you —

you Easter parade of newness.

Before the sun sets, take our Wednesday and Easter us,

Easter us to joy and energy and courage and freedom;

Easter us that we may be fearless for your truth.

Come here and Easter our Wednesday with

mercy and justice and peace and generosity.

We pray as we wait for the Risen One who comes soon.

From: Prayers for a Privileged People (Nashville: Abingdon, 2008), pp. 27-28. 

Join us during mid-week Lent services, we will slow down and meet God's grace through meditation, inspiring images, and message dialogue:

March 1- Isaiah's messages of Grace - Salad Bar meal

at 6 pm by Women Bible Study

March 8- Grace for the Lost -Loaded Baked Potatoes

at 6 pm by Church Council

March 15 Grace for the Sighless - Casserole meal

6 pm by Outreach Committee

March 22- Grace at the Well - Chicken pot pie and dessert

6 pm by Membership

March 29 - Grace for Paul - Chili and sandwiches

6 pm by Boys Breakfast Bible Study

*All services Begin at 7 pm

Holy Week Worship

April 2 Palm Sunday 9 am

April 6 Maundy Thursday 7 pm

April 7 Good Friday 7 pm

April 9 Easter Sunday 8:15 & 10:30 am services. 9:00 am Breakfast is organized by the Education Committee and Confirmation.

Special Sundays in February

World Marriage Day is celebrated across the world every year on the second Sunday in February, sometimes coinciding with St. Valentine’s Day. This year, it took place on February 12.

Celebrating Scouts Sunday

Members of our sponsor group Troop 20

Katie Varrelman with Isaiah meeting Pr. Gerry

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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Outreach Committee has been asked to help gather personal hygiene items for Kettle Moraine students in need by the H. S. social worker. Items will be gathered by the display in the upper Sanctuary until March 12th. Items to donate include Regular size shampoo/conditioner, deodorant M/W, etc. Click below for a complete list.

Your help is needed!

Youth and Children Corner

Confirmation class: Time: 5:30pm to 7pm Group Learning - Lutheran worship practices Time: 7-7:30pm 8th Grade stays late - Intro Faith Statements for 8th graders

*SAVE THE DATE - May 13th Lutherdale Retreat

May 21 Confirmation Sunday

Sunday school - March 5th

God's Global Barnyard

The Sunday School students are doing a service project!  They are collecting money during Lent to buy animals for families in need through God’s Global Barnyard program: https://goodgifts.elca.org/gods-global-barnyard  

The kids are so excited to pick out animals for people!  They have each been given a bank to collect change from family and friends, and they have been encouraged to do extra chores in order to earn money to put in their bank.  

On Palm Sunday (April 2nd) the kids will be walking around church collecting any extra change you would like to give.  I hope you will support them in their service project!

Jenny, Faith Formation Coordinator

Join us in prayer                           

Individual Prayers: The friends and loved ones of Hurbert, the family and loved ones of Dale, Brian, the family of Janelle, Hadley and her family, Jim, and Steve.

Ongoing Prayers: 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.


Adult Education

Our Education committee has set up Adult Forums for anyone to attend.

Mark your calendars for these dates:

Thursday, March 9 - Narcan Presentation

April TBD Travel Log by Jenny Nettesheim

April 23 Thrivent presentation after worship

Wed. May 10 - "A Glimpse into the World of Widowhood" Author Bonnie Merryfield

The format will be 6:00-6:30pm refreshments, 6:30-7:30pm presetation

March Adult Forum

Adult Forum

Corey Erickson, Advanced Planning Specialist from Krause Funeral presented on Feb. 12th for CTK members. His informative speech on pre planning funerals included a checklist to help you take the burden off loved ones at a volatile time for them. Why pre-plan? Give your family Peace of Mind. Thank you, Cory and Krause Funeral Home for providing donuts and coffee for the presentation.

Sign up for Daily Grace

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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 9:00am

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

Executive Team: 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm *Rescheduled March 9 @ 5:30 pm

Church Council: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm

Education: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm 

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

Alcoholics Anonymous: Fridays 7:00pm

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

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

Special Dates

March 5 - Boy Scout Troop 20 Pancake Breakfast at CTL@ 10-12 pm

March 8- Mid-week worship: Grace for the Lost - Lenten Meal, Loaded Baked Potatoes @ 6 pm and Worship @ 7 pm

March 9 Narcan Training 6 pm refreshments 6:30 presentation

March 15 Mid-week worship: Grace for the Sightless  - Lenten Meal, Casseroles @ 6 pm and Worship @ 7 pm

March 27 Membership meeting @ 5:30 pm

April 23 Thrivent presentation after worship

May 5 - Ecumenical Women's Breakfast *SAVE THE DATE*

Wed. May 10 - "A Glimpse into the World of Widowhood" Author Bonnie Merryfield, Adult Forum 6 pm refreshments 6:30 presentation

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!

Serenity Inns - CTK Community Outreach

Since our visit from Jason Dobson in November we have served 5 meals with the help of many cooks in our congregation. As usual, we travel with hot food to 28th and Brown on the fourth Tuesday of every month and also on the fifth Monday! We will provide 17 meals during 2023! We check with the office a few days ahead of our visit to be sure we plan for allergies and learn their current Covid status. If everyone is healthy, we are invited to eat dinner with the residents and their Innkeeper. If not, we simply drop off the food in disposable containers. When we are able to stay, we open with a prayer led by a resident and then chat during dinner. There is always a thought-provoking question for the residents and guests. This past Tuesday, Katie Varrelmann and I were able to stay to share the meal and were asked, “How do you practice open-mindedness?”  The residents provided their ideas on what each would say to his disease if he could speak directly to it! As you might guess, this was a very engaging conversation! As always, the men expressed great appreciation for the homemade rolls, cake, potatoes, salad and turkey casserole that was served with fried chicken. Last week Ken and Sharon Ziarek took Italian Beef and Pulled Pork sandwiches (and many sides). The residents love to eat!! Enjoy the photo of our visit – not everyone is in the photo because those doing dishes did not want to stop cleaning!! As you can see, sometimes the alumni will join us. Bill, who overcame many medical issues in addition to addiction, was with us on the 30th. He asked that we be sure to thank everyone at Christ the King for praying for him because we helped to save his life!! His sincerity is easy to see and feel when speaking with him!  This is a rewarding and important ministry to serve. To join us in the future contact Vicky Jaeger at vickyejaeger@gmail.com or 262-490—5128!

All God's Children Fundraiser - City Tins

Our City Tins fundraiser is going on now!

Tins are available for purchase in the school office. You can also support our fundraiser by shopping online.


Please keep in mind that you must access the online fundraiser from the link below and cannot just go to citytins.com. To credit the fundraiser to our school, please choose All God's Children from the drop-down menu in step 3.

The URL that defaults to the LAKE COUNTRY tin is: https://citytins.com/products/lake-country-2023-restaurant?fund=justship


Thank you for supporting our school!

Peggy Dorn, Director AGC

The next coffee order will be placed on Sunday, March 19th and be ready for pick up on Sunday, March 26th.

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.

2023 Women Build

April 25th - 29th & May 2nd - 6th

Join us for 10 days of empowerment by sponsoring our 2023 Women Build. As a sponsor, you will help ten families obtain homeownership by helping to build five new townhome duplexes at Prairieville Village and Domenica Park, Waukesha.

Girls Play House.

Women Build Them!

Click below to register.


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 17th

Forget the times of Trouble

but not the truths taught

Forget the days of sorrow

but not the strength they brought

Forget the storms you battled through

beneath a heavy load

but not the Light that led you

safely down the unknown road

~Patience Strong


Irwin, Elaine Mar 2

Zayas Aponte, Carmen Mar 2

Varrelmann, Jennifer Mar 4

Wittrock, Deb Mar 4

Christy, Tina Mar 5

Marshall, Ruth Mar 6

Petersen, Fredrik Mar 6

Daniels, Linda Mar 7

Lieske, Sheila Mar 9

Doll, Gerald Mar 15

Dowd, Ellen Mar 17

Maney, Gayle Mar 18

Carlson, Gilbert Mar 20

Neumiller, Bruce Mar 20

Engeswick, John Mar 21

Feld, Marilyn Mar 22

Waedekin, Lynn Mar 22

Kohl, Tom Mar 25

Ferree, Kathie Mar 27

LaFond, Jacalyn Mar 27

Waltz, William Mar 27

Behrend, Jim Mar 29

Quinlan, Megan Mar 30

Varrelmann, Katie Mar 30

Guetzke, John Mar 31

Kroening, Robert Mar 31

March Anniversaries

Richard & Rita Klick March 11

Rich & LeeAnn Quinlan March 12

Jerry & Arlene Spencer March 14

David & Linda Daniels March 28

Easter Plant Sale

 Spring is right around the corner. Are you Ready?

We want to invite you to purchase spring plants. Initially, we will use them to beautify our sanctuary for Easter. Then they are yours to decorate your home.

Each potted plant in 6” and comes in a purple foil wrapper. The cost per plant is $12. Please indicate if this is in memory of or to honor your family, loved one or someone special.


The forms are in the office. Please place in the collection plate in worship or return to the church office by March 19.

Thank you, 

Worship Committee


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