From the Pastor
Welcome to Christ the King Lutheran Church!
Whether you are a long-time member of a church or just exploring what church is all about, whether you are already a member of the congregation or whether you’re just passing through for a Sunday, you have a place at Christ the King.
Your presence with us is a gift. Just by joining us, you enrich our worship and learning, our fellowship and outreach. Our hope is that you will feel comfortable to be yourself in our midst.
I believe strongly that God’s love for us is expansive and extends to all people and all of creation. As the church we strive to reflect God’s inclusiveness and grace. God has shown us through the cross that we discover God in unexpected places, especially among the most vulnerable among us. We experience this knowledge of God as we come together in community, listening to the stories of faith in scripture, in the life of the church, and in the lives of one another. Our faith moves us from worship out into the world to serve our neighbor and speak out for justice.
Together we are a congregation striving to be a place where all people find welcome and care as part of God’s inclusive and loving family. We aren’t always perfect, but we seek to embody the love of Jesus for all people.
I am excited about the ministry of our congregation. I am passionate about the mission of the church to worship together and to serve the needs of the community. I welcome your input about how we, the church, can better serve the community.
Please join us for worship on Sundays at 9:30 or stop by the office. You can reach me by email or by calling the church at (860) 688-1854. I am in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I very much look forward to getting to know you better.
Pastor Steven’s sermons are available on his blog page here.
Pastor Steven (he/him/his) is a graduate of Valparaiso University and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (now United Lutheran Seminary). In addition to serving as the pastor here at Christ the King, he serves on the advisory council of the Institute of Liturgical Studies and enjoys serving the wider church especially in the areas of worship planning, stewardship, and conflict transformation. He lives in Chicopee, MA, with his husband, Michael, and their delightfully spunky preschooler.