Who We Are
King of Kings Sanctuary: Our Christian community at King of Kings attempts to grow through God's word to become Christ's disciples and to bring God's kingdom to this area of the world and beyond.
We walk together on our journey of faith: We are a diverse community, coming from different backgrounds, different parts of the world and from different faith communities or none at all. Yet we find unity in our faith and common purpose of thanking and serving God.
We worship: We come together to give thanks to God who is generous and loving and to be reminded of God’s love and grace. We pray, sing, listen and respond to God’s word, share in community, and receive God’s blessing.
We grow in faith: We come together to learn through scripture, discussion of current events, sharing our stories, joining in fellowship and giving and receiving support, encouragement, and challenge.
We serve: Our King of Kings community has been serving the eastern Milwaukie and northwestern Clackamas County area since 1965. In addition to our Kings Cupboard neighborhood food pantry and prayer shawl ministry, we also support local ministries including JOIN and Backpack Buddies.
We partner: King of Kings is in partnership with 10,470 congregations, 28 Lutheran colleges and universities, 8 seminaries, over 260 world-wide missionaries, one of the largest non-profit social service networks in the United States serving over 6.0 million people every year, Lutheran Disaster Response and Lutheran World Relief, all ministries of the 4.8 million member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
In Micah 6:8, when the prophet Micah told his people how to practice faith, he told them to do justice and to love mercy. When Jesus was asked about ultimate matters, part of his response was “to love your neighbor as yourself.”
Jesus didn’t just address the spiritual needs of the people he met, his was a hands-on ministry that addressed human needs for health, wholeness and inclusion. Our King of Kings community attempts to focus all aspects of our lives on these principles.
We are Reconciled In Christ: we the people of King of Kings Lutheran Church have made the commitment to affirm that WE LOVE because God first loved us. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we seek to transform our community in Christ into a safer, more caring community where we are free to be the people God intends us to be. Therefore, trusting in Christ, we the people of King of Kings welcome all with love and hospitality. We declare our support and welcome to people who experience discrimination based on race, religion, poverty, physical features, physical or mental infirmities, mental illness, age, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation
Pastor Sharon L. Hughes
Pastor Hughes is an intentional interim pastor. She is called by the council to walk with King of Kings in discernment in calling a full time pastor.
Pastor Hughes has served three congregations in Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts. She retired and moved to Oregon last June to live close to daughters and grand children.
She was born in Northern Maine, and until now, has lived almost exclusively in New England. She is now looking forward to exploring Oregon – particularly the coast. At home, she putters in the garden, reads and hopes to find time to sew and quilt again.
Susan Carder, Church Secretary
Susan is the voice that you hear first when you call KOK. She prepares weekly bulletins, monthly newsletters and everything else that needs to be done in between. t hwert hwrt werf ghwer gwer gwer gwer gwe
Lonnie Cline, Choir Director
Lonnie Cline recently retired as Conductor of Classical Choral Music and Director of “Vocal Jazz studies at Clackamas Community College (CCC) in Oregon City, Oregon.
He holds a B.A. in Music Education, Vocal Specialist from Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho. He studied for a M.A. in Choral Conducting at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, where he was a graduate teaching fellow and director of two University vocal jazz ensembles.
Karen Corbett , Organist
Karen Corbett is a native of California where she studied piano, organ, and church music at the University of Southern California. She has taught piano and music privately and in the classroom and has served as organist for several churches, including Episcopal, United Methodist, and ELCA congregations.
Karen has accompanied several community choral groups and enjoys performing with soloists and with chamber groups. She is a member ofhe American Guild of Organists.
Our Mission Doing justice, loving kindness, walking humbly with God. (from Micah 6:8)
Centered in Christ, we love all, welcome all, and strive for justice and peace.
- Listening to God and each other
- Recognizing the Holy in everyone
- Acting with courage
- Practicing gratefulness and generosity locally and globally
- Honoring all Creation
- Maintaining honest, healthy relationships