Christ The King Lutheran Church
Ishpeming MI

49849-2931





Who we are

Christ the King formally organized on Christ the King Sunday, November 20, 1977. A total of 43 members were transferred from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marquette.

On January 21, 1979, an all-purpose worship building was dedicated. Pastor Robert Knepel was installed on January 22, 1978, and served as a half-time pastor until January of 1982.

Pastor Tim Ott was installed on September 8, 1982 as the first full-time pastor of Christ the King. The congregation was growing steadily and soon had outgrown the small all-purpose building.

Ground was broken for a new sanctuary on May 1, 1988. With the help of Laborers For Christ, and everyone in our congregation, a new sanctuary and additional classrooms were dedicated to the glory of God on October 9, 1988.

The next significant outreach was the formation of a Christian preschool that opened in 1996 with Lois Ott as the director and teacher.

God continued to bless Christ the King in all areas of ministry and soon we were again experiencing a shortage of Sunday School rooms and Fellowship Hall space. A long-range committe spent 5 years developing plans for a Family Life Center, a new Preschool, and more Sunday School rooms. Again with the help of Laborers for Christ, and the tremendous outpouring of help from the congregation, a beautiful Family Life Center was dedicated on October 25, 1998.

In 2006 the decision was made to call Amanda Stacy as our first full-time Director of Christian Education. In addition to children's and family ministry, Amanda is now our Preschool Director and Teacher.

After Pastor Ott's retirement, Pastor DJ Thomsen was installed on March 23 of 2014.

We give thanks and praise to God for His abundant blessings and pray for His continued guidance!



Church Address

Christ The King Lutheran Church
440 Stoneville Road
Ishpeming, MI 49849-2931
United States
Phone: (906) 485-4432
Fax: (906) 485-4496
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Church Pastor

Rev Dwain (DJ) Thomsen
Rev Dwain (DJ) Thomsen
Pastor
440 Stoneville Road
Ishpeming, MI 49849-2931
United States
Phone: (906) 485-4432
Fax: (906) 485-4496
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Psalms 31:3

For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

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Dwain (DJ) Thomsen grew up on a farm in the small town of Rush City, Minnesota and graduated from Rush City High School in 2002. At the age of 16 DJ began attending church at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rush City and was instructed in the Lutheran faith and baptized shortly thereafter. In high school he began to feel God pulling him toward pastoral ministry while he was president of his youth group at St. John’s Lutheran Church and when he graduated high school he set off to attend Concordia University Wisconsin.

During his time at Concordia, DJ developed a passion for ministry while working with youth in the campus youth ministry program. His involvement in this program, as well as other campus ministry programs, served to affirm DJ on his path toward becoming a pastor. It was at Concordia University that DJ became involved in a campus music group and met a stunning young girl named Josie. Josie grew up just 70 miles across the Mississippi from DJ in Barron, Wisconsin. Josie and DJ were married during their time at Concordia and they have four children; John, Keegan, Camden, and Clover.

DJ graduated from the St. Louis Seminary in 2010 and previously served for 3 1/2 years as Associate Pastor at Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Flower Mound Texas before accepting the call to Christ the King. Because they have four busy children, DJ and Josie spend much of their free time being parents. However, when those quiet moments come, Josie enjoys scrapbooking, photography, music, and Pinterest adventures. Whenever DJ gets a chance he heads to the garage to work on motorcycles or cars or Josie's Pinterest requests. He particularly enjoys restoring old motorcycles and has a 1961 Volkswagen Beetle that he plans on restoring.   Edit
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440 Stoneville Rd
Ishpeming, MI
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Services

Saturday: 5:00PM September thru May
Sunday: 8:30AM 10:45AM
Thursday: 7:00PM June thru August

Sunday School

Sunday: 9:30AM September thru May

COVID-19 Update

Please Join us for Drive-in Worship services. Please remain in your car and tune your car radios to 87.9 FM.

Good Friday: 7pm

Easter Sunday morning at 8:30 & 10:45.

Service Times last updated on the 8th of April, 2020
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Children and Youth Activities

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Early Childhood

Christ the King Lutheran Preschool offers a program that will provide your child with a wide variety of learning experiences. In a guided Christian environment, your child will be free to explore his/her surroundings and to participate in planned and spontaneous activities designated to promote success.

Our Preschool is licensed by the State of Michigan and our staff consists of a Program Director, Teachers, and Teacher’s aide.

Your child must be 3 by December 1 in order to attend the 3 year old class, and 4 by December 1 in order to attend the 4 year old class.

The class schedule is as follows:

3 Year Old Class: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30 pm

4 Year Old Class Returning Students: Monday-Thursdays, 8:30-11:30 am

4 Year Old Class New Students: Monday-Thursdays, 9:00-12:00 pm

Tuition for each class is as follows:

3 Year Old Class: $60/Month

4 Year Old Classes: $125/Month


Children's Ministry

Sunday School

Our Sunday School program allows children the opportunity to feel, show, and share God's love while nurturing their growing faith through the teaching of God's Word. Children 3 years old to high school are welcome to attend on Sunday mornings, 9:30-10:30 am.

The first day of Sunday School for the 2019-2020 school year will be on Sunday, September 8.

Vacation Bible School

Join us July 22-25, 9:00-11:30 am, for ROAR! Vacation Bible School. Kids ages 3 years old to 5th grade will be able to explore God's goodness and celebrate a FEROCIOUS faith that powers them through this WILD life. While at ROAR! Vacation Bible School, kids will participate in singing, Wild Bible Adventures, an Imagination Station, and more!

If you are interested in registering your child, please call the church office at 485-4432, or visit the "Media" tab, click on "Vacation Bible School Registration", print and send to Christ the King.

We are also in need of volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents for VBS this year, please contact Amanda.   Edit
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Confirmation

We want to encourage your 7th and 8th grade students to grow in their faith and learn more about our Church during our Confirmation classes that take place on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 6:00-7:30 pm.

The 8th grade students from the 2018-2019 school year will be confirmed on Sunday, May 5.

Confirmation Retreat at Camp Luther

We encourage all of our confirmands (those entering Confirmation and those in Confirmation) to attend the Confirmation Retreat at Camp Luther for a special time of group building, fellowship and instruction. Groups can expect activities such as swimming, kayaking, capture-the-flag, campfire devotions, cooking out, challenge courses, and Christian growth time.

The Confirmation Retreat will take place on Tuesday, August 13-Thursday, August 15 this summer.

Youth Adventures

Every 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month Pastor DJ meets with youth in grades 7-12 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Come for pizza, games and a devotion!   Edit

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History of the church

Christ the King formally organized on Christ the King Sunday, November 20, 1977. A total of 43 members were transferred from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marquette.

On January 21, 1979, an all-purpose worship building was dedicated. Pastor Robert Knepel was installed on January 22, 1978, and served as a half-time pastor until January of 1982.

Pastor Tim Ott was installed on September 8, 1982 as the first full-time pastor of Christ the King. The congregation was growing steadily and soon had outgrown the small all-purpose building.

Ground was broken for a new sanctuary on May 1, 1988. With the help of Laborers For Christ, and everyone in our congregation, a new sanctuary and additional classrooms were dedicated to the glory of God on October 9, 1988.

The next significant outreach was the formation of a Christian preschool that opened in 1996 with Lois Ott as the director and teacher.

God continued to bless Christ the King in all areas of ministry and soon we were again experiencing a shortage of Sunday School rooms and Fellowship Hall space. A long-range committe spent 5 years developing plans for a Family Life Center, a new Preschool, and more Sunday School rooms. Again with the help of Laborers for Christ, and the tremendous outpouring of help from the congregation, a beautiful Family Life Center was dedicated on October 25, 1998.

In 2006 the decision was made to call Amanda Stacy as our first full-time Director of Christian Education. In addition to children's and family ministry, Amanda is now our Preschool Director and Teacher.

After Pastor Ott's retirement, Pastor DJ Thomsen was installed on March 23 of 2014.

We give thanks and praise to God for His abundant blessings and pray for His continued guidance!   Edit


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