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News: From February 2nd through March 2nd, the church will meet exclusively in homes

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by Fr. Mark in News

From Feb 2 through March 2, the church will meet exclusively in homes. We will not meet at San Jose Christian School at all. No services at 5 p.m. will be held there. As small church, we are going on a 30 day “Journey Into the Wilderness.”  Just after Jesus’ baptism, the Spirit of God led him into the wilderness. There he was tempted to by the same core temptations we all face: appetite, affirmation and ambition. He emerged from the wilderness certain of his identity, mission and way to do mission. We will pray for the same success as a church. We will clarify our present identity, our present mission to our community, and how we will do that mission. Our calendar for 2014 will reflect how the Spirit leads us during these 30 days.  Guests are welcome!  If you are the pioneering sort and If you would like to visit, please contact Pastor Mark Lauer to learn the location of our meetings.

See and Know– Sundays of Epiphany

Friday, January 17, 2014 by Fr. Mark in Christian Spirituality&News&Uncategorized

I wonder what you do to help you assess the present moment and consider what lies ahead? Sometimes, it simply helps to stop, take a step back, consider the big and small pictures and life, and move forward in a way that you can see clearly to go.  All sorts of helpful tools exist to help people assess their lives, circumstances, and how to move forward.


When I consider Jesus’ baptism, I find myself seeing his actions in this sort of light. During this present season of “Epiphany,” we aim to see clearly with understanding that which the Bible teaches about Jesus’ identity and about his mission.  Between last Sunday the 12th and the upcoming Sunday the 19th, we have a two part exploration of what was proclaimed at Jesus baptism.  In Matthew 3, we see God makes a new “creation” as Jesus is identified as the unique Son of God upon whom the favor and power of God rests. In that scene, we see Jesus, the Spirit in the form of of dove “lighting upon him,” and the booming voice of the Father, “This is my beloved son, whom I love. With him I am well pleased.”  As when “all of God” created the first time in Genesis 1-2, we see “all of God” (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), creating again. In Genesis, God declared each step of creation “good,” and in Jesus it is good again, “well pleased.”

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Advent in Common Life

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality&News

Into our common day and life’s structures, Jesus comes.  This week I have already had a strong reminder of how this plays out.  My hours have been filled with meeting people and then seeing God show up.   I like the word, “common,” for this reality.  In Advent, we usually prefer to consider how wondrous and glorious is Jesus’ coming. We regard the majesty of his reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. Our Bible readings for Advent take inspire those themes.  But to sit with another person to speak and pray about the common things of life and see the Lord enter into that person’s life afresh, well, that is commonly wondrous!  To see the expression on someone’s face, “Jesus spoke to me! God showed me something…” is commonly glorious, as well.  The Lord Jesus invites us into this reality:  God meets us gently and powerfully in our day-in, day-out lives. In the common stuff we experience the wonder of God’s presence.

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A Growing Mission- Reflections from Winter Conference

Thursday, February 18, 2010 by Fr. Mark in Christian Spirituality&News

Inspiring, Fun, Strategic, Convicting, Hopeful, and Snowed-in for 3 days, wow, lots happened in Greensboro, NC during the last week of January. In many ways I am still gathering my thoughts from the conference. Here are some highlights.

One significant message I came away with came from Archbishop Kolini.  He ended his sermon during the opening worship service and also a tribute session for him hosted by the Mission, with this question, “Will you obey the Lord?” He speaks from personal experience and the personal experiences of many Rwandan and other African priests and bishops. They have been shot at, threatened and some killed in service to Christ and his Church. “Will you obey the Lord?” is no simple question. Instead, will we obey when we lose a building, see a program fail, lose members or gain others? Will we obey in the face of opposition? Will we obey as the Lord guides, for it is His church into which we are called and given roles to play?  This is what ++Emmanual Kolini asks. Will you sacrifice your finances, time, convenience, and priorities—whatever it may be—to obey the Lord?

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Grateful and Excited

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 by Fr. Mark in News

A new year brings new things.  I wonder what you hope for in 2010? Are you someone who likes to set goals and resolutions for the year? Or has maybe enough missed resolutions dampened your enthusiasm? A good friend of mine went through a health-scare last year, and since his recovery he has found “new resolve” to accomplish things that just sat on the back burners of his life over the years. I like that! I’m going to do the same—for me that means more exercise, more reflection time, and more planned activities with family. Read more…

Christmas Eve Service Announcement

Saturday, December 5, 2009 by Fr. Mark in News

Please join us for our Christmas Eve Services on December 24. These will be joint evening services with St. James Anglican Church.

– 4:30 p.m. Family service with pageant at Camden Community Center
– 8:15 p.m. candlelight service at Christ the King

There will also be a Christmas Day service at Deacon Carole Anderson’s home at 10 a.m. Please contact Dn. Carole at

Thank you’s, Anniversaries, and Goals

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 by Fr. Mark in News

Dear Friends,

What a Sunday we had on Nov 15! Many thanks go to those of you, family and friends, who made the trek to Modesto. I am grateful for your encouragement and support for my ordination as a presbyter (priest) in the AMiA. I also want to express my gratitude to Bishop Sandy Greene and his wife, Gigi, as well as Canon Missioner Keith Andrews, leader of our Network, for their willingness to travel from out of state to continue to build the Anglican Mission’s presence in Northern California. What a set of anniversaries we can now celebrate– the same week in November marks my ordination as priest, the week my family joined the church, and our parish’s anniversary (15 years and counting as “Christ the King”).

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Practice Thankfulness

Saturday, November 7, 2009 by Fr. Mark in Christian Spirituality&News

As Thanksgiving approaches, I am reminded to pause to consider all that I have to be thankful for in my life. I’m not going to list any of them in this blog! I’m going to save that for next time. Instead, in one of the shortest blog entries you’ll ever read, I want to encourage you to do the same.  Each day, think of at least two things for which are you are thankful-and then pay attention to how your perspective begins to be influenced by this simple discipline.

We will host our annual Thanksgiving service this year, and we’re inviting St. James to join us at Orchard. During our service, extended time will be given for you to share your testimonies and remembrances of Thanksgiving to God. I look forward to this service!

Parish Retreat

Monday, September 28, 2009 by Fr. Mark in News

You’re receiving a special edition of the CTK Anglican eNews because our parish retreat is scheduled for this weekend, and I want you to be able to plan appropriately. In this newsletter, you’ll see a link to Redwood Christian Park. From their website you can find just about any information you need. Also included is a menu for the weekend, a link to our agenda, an address and phone for the RCP, as well as a map. Parents have already received an email with regard to the agenda for the children.

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New Youth Group Launched

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 by Fr. Mark in News

I’m excited for our church! God is on the move within us, and I am grateful for his grace and blessings. On Sept. 9 we launched a new youth group in cooperation with St. James Anglican Church. Eight kids came to the first gathering and 13 came the next week. Kids from both churches have brought friends. It’s exciting and fun-and encouraging to see kids excited about being together.

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About Our Church

Anglican Mission logoChrist The King Anglican Church embodies the Three Streams of the historic Christian Church: The Scripture (Evangelical stream), The Sacred (the Sacramental stream) and The Spirit (the Charismatic stream).   We are happy to belong to The Anglican Mission: A Society of Mission and Apostolic Works. The Mission.  The Mission began in December 1999, and it has been the leader in establishing new churches and ministries in an Anglican heritage across North America. In recent years, The Mission has grown to include many overseas works, including The Anglican Mission: India.

We’re committed to believe and trust Jesus Christ, to be directed by His Spirit, and to trust in His Holy Scripture as our standard in matters of faith and practice. Everyone who is at Christ the King now was once a visitor and decided to make this his or her church home. We hope you will consider making the same decision! If you are interested in church membership or more information, please call the church office at (408) 770-2260.


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