The most important part of being a disciple of Jesus is regular worship.  In worship, the Holy Spirit gathers us together so that our Father can give us the gifts of His Word and Sacraments that are ours by faith in Christ.

 

Preaching: At the center of all Christian worship is the sermon, where our pastors deliver the Good News of Jesus Christ to the people gathered together.

 

Baptism: When we are baptized, even though we may be little children, even infants, God gives us all His promises of grace and eternal life.  Also, this community of faith promises to care for the needs of our new brother or sister in Christ.  If you want baptism for yourself or your children, call the church office to speak with our pastors. 

 

Children in Worship: God's Word - read, spoken, and heard - makes us into the people that God wants us to be.  Every baptized Christian, no matter how young or how old, is welcomed into the worship life of God's people.  Indeed, the youngest Christians are the ones who need to hear that Word the most!

We encourage parents to bring their children to worship.  If your little one needs a break, King of Kings offers a "cry room" and a nursery.

Our pastors often provide a special message just for the little ones of our congregation in a short Children's Sermon.  The children gather around the pastor to hear the Good News of Jesus. 

 

Holy Communion: Holy Communion is the deepest expression of Christ's love for us in our worship service.  In Holy Communion, he comes to us in His body and blood to forgive our sins and strengthen us to live according to His commands.

Holy Communion is also the deepest expression of our love for one another as the people of God in this place.  We kneel shoulder-to-shoulder, all of us sinners, and agree to love one another just as Christ has loved us.

Along with the vast majority of Christians all over the world, we believe that we should be in agreement about the content and practice of our faith before we join together in the sacrament of the altar.  If you are a member of one of our sister congregations, we trust that you have received faithful instruction in the Christian faith from your pastor, and you are welcome to commune with us.  If you are from another Christian community outside of our fellowship, please speak with one of our pastors about receiving the Lord's Supper at King of Kings.

 

Praise:  In gratitude for what our Lord has given us, we praise His name in word and song.  Our choirs and musicians help us to give our very best in thanksgiving to God. 

 

Prayer:  As the gathered people of God, we bring our  requests for mercy to our Father in Heaven.  If you would like the congregation to pray for you or a loved on on Sunday Morning, simply ask one of the ushers, and they will assist you.  Special requests can also go out via the email "prayer chain" by contacting the church office.

 

 

Preschool:  In our Preschool, the children of our church family and the surrounding community are prepared for Kindergarten, but are also prepared for a lifetime of Christian faith.  Read more about King of Kings Preschool.

 

Parochial Schools:  For children in Kindergarten through High School, King of Kings encourages families to receive education in one of our parochial schools: Martin Luther Academy and Lutheran High School.  These schools deliver a high quality education, and the students there live out their Christian faith in the classroom and on the athletic fields.

 

 

FOR ADULTS   

Adult Information Class:  Adult information class is an opportunity for people to receive the six most basic parts of the Christian faith:

  • Lord's Prayer
  • Ten Commandments
  • Holy Baptism
  • Holy Communion
  • The Apostle's Creed
  • Forgiveness of Sins

If you are not currently a member of one of our sister congregations, this class will prepare you for life as a disciple of Jesus here at King of Kings.

 

Adult Bible Study:  On Sunday mornings, King of Kings offers one or two guided Bible Studies. Together, we explore the Word of God so that we can more fully appreciate what God has done for us in Christ and what He expects us to do for each other.

In addition, we have several small group Bible Studies that meet during the week.  These groups pray together, study the scriptures together, participate in works of service together, and support and encourage each other in the struggles of life.

Finally, for the past 25+ years, people have gathered at noon on Tuesdays at King of Kings.  We bring our lunch with us, enjoy each others' company, and a pastor leads us in the study of God's Word.  

 

FOR CHILDREN

Sunday School:  In our Sunday School, we expand on the experience of worship by teaching the children the stories of the Bible, and what they mean for us today.  As the children grow into middle and high school age, our kids seek help to face the struggles of this world.

 

Junior Confirmation:  When a child enters the 6th grade, he or she is eligible to begin Junior Confirmation.  The students are instructed in the six basic parts of the Christian faith: 

  • Lord's Prayer
  • Ten Commandments
  • Holy Baptism
  • Holy Communion
  • The Apostle's Creed
  • Forgiveness of Sins 

At the end of their instruction, they are admitted to the Lord's Supper so that they can receive Jesus' body and blood for the forgiveness of their sins.  

 

For Families:  Regular prayer and devotional readings at home are an important part of life as a Christian family.  Each quarter, every family at King of Kings receives a copy of Portals of Prayer, a daily scripture reading and devotion book.

During the seasons of Lent (before Easter) and Advent (before Christmas), families are provided additional devotion resources.  We encourage you to add these devotions to your family's life during these special times of the year.

For families with younger children, Concordia Publishing house offers a wide variety of age-appropriate books for the spiritual formation of younger children.

 

For Individuals:  The Portals of Prayer and seasonal devotions above are equally suitable for private devotion as well.  Of course, nothing can replace spending time reading the scriptures daily.  Here is a good plan to read the Bible in a year