Exciting news! Our new Vicar was just announced during the Vicar Placement Service. CTK extends our warmest welcome Vicar Erik Saunders, wife Katie and son Stephen! We are excited to have you with us.
Greetings in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ
Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Montana District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, founded in 1966.
We are a confessional, liturgical, friendly congregation that preaches Jesus Christ crucified to save sinners, and we love to sing. We recently completed construction on our new facility and would be glad to have you join us in hearing and studying God's Word.
- 10AM Sunday, The Divine Service with Holy Communion
(Lutheran Service Book - DS1 & DS3)
- 7PM Wednesday (during Advent and Lent only)
- 8:45AM Sunday, Adult & Children
- 10AM Wednesday, Good News Study
We offer the common cup and practice closed communion; since we believe that Christ's body and blood are physically present in the Lord's Supper ("this is my body... this is my blood" - Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24, Luke 22:19-20, 1 Cor. 11:24-25) and since St. Paul tells us to examine ourselves (1 Cor. 11:28) and to recognize the body and blood of the Lord (1 Cor. 11:29), we instruct adults and children prior to their confirmation and reception of the Lord's Supper at Christ the King.
Visitors are always welcome and quite frequent at Christ the King. If you are visiting and would like to commune we ask that you speak to the pastor prior to the service regarding Holy Communion. Since we cannot and do not judge the beliefs in the heart of an individual we look at the outward confession of the individual as expressed by the official fellowship to which they have attached themselves. We are very concerned about proper pastoral care and about our visitor's spiritual well-being; therefore we do not offer Holy Communion to those who cannot examine themselves, who are not repentant of their sins; or who do not share our confession and beliefs concerning the Scriptures and the Lord's Supper as expounded in the Book of Concord of 1580. (For further study please see Matthew 5:23f, 10:32f, 18:15-35, 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34; and the pastor is always willing to schedule a time to meet with you for further discussion).
If you are visiting and have not been able to speak to the pastor or are not prepared to commune but you or your children would like to receive a baptismal blessing, please come to the communion rail and fold your arms over your chest; the pastor will deliver the blessing.