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Friday, December 15th

7:00am Small Group (Clarks’ Fork)

6:00-10:00pm Cookie Ninjas (High School)

7:00pm Youth caroling @ Bozeman Lodge

Saturday, December 16th

7:00am Men’s Study @ Perkins (W. Main)

7:30am Women’s Study @ The Daily (N. Rouse  and Oak Street)

9:30am Quilters

7:00-9:00pm Christmas Party (Middle School)

Sunday, December 17th

Fourth Sunday in Advent

9:00am Sunday School/Program Rehearsal

9:00am Adult Forum

10:00am Worship/SS Program

11:15am Fellowship

12:00pm Caroling (Boz. Health & Boz. Lodge)

Monday, December 18th

1:15pm Gather Women’s Study (Johnsons’)

Tuesday, December 19th

10:00am Text Study

12:00pm Nooners Bible & Book studies

6:30pm Council meeting

Wednesday, December 20th

12:00pm MSU Small Group

6:00pm Soup Supper

6:00pm Choir rehearsal

7:00pm Advent Midweek Worship

Thursday, December 21st

10:00am Cluster Meeting

7:00pm Al-Anon

Friday, December 22nd

1:30-3:00pm Barracuda Swim Team decorating

6:30-8:30pm Barracuda Swim Team party

Saturday, December 23rd

7:00am Men’s Study @ Perkins (W. Main)

7:30am Women’s Study @ The Daily

              (N. Rouse  and Oak Street)

Sunday, December 24th

Christmas Eve

— No Sunday School/Adult Forum

10:00am Worship, Carols, Holy Communion

11:15am Fellowship

4:00pm Carols, Choir & Candlelight

7:00pm Carols, Candlelight & Holy Communion

Monday, December 25th

The Nativity of Our Lord

10:00am Worship with Holy Communion



CHRISTMAS EVE AND DAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE Christmas Eve, 4:00pm and 7:00pm Candlelight and Carols (with Holy Communion celebrated at 7:00pm); and Christmas Day, 10:00am (with Holy Communion). This is a great time to invite your family and friends to worship.

FINAL MIDWEEK ADVENT WORSHIP Wednesday, December 20th. Soup supper at 6:00pm, Worship (Holden Evening Prayer) at 7:00pm. Please join us.

POINSETTIA ORDER FORMS DUE TODAY You are invited to contribute $10 in memory, honor or thanksgiving for someone special to provide poinsettias for our worship space during Christmas. Pick up a form (on narthex table), fill it in and place it along with your $10 in the offering plate TODAY. Poinsettias may be taken home after December 31st. Thank you.

NEW YEARS’ EVE LABYRINTH CtK will again host the Gallatin Valley Interfaith Association’s New Year’s Eve Labyrinth Walk on Sunday, December 31st. Special time (7:00-8:00pm) has been set aside for families with young children. Adults are invited to “walk” from 8:00pm-12:00am Labyrinths are single paths that wind from the entrance to the center and are often used as prayer or meditation paths.

TITHING/OFFERING BY CREDIT/DEBIT CARD is now available at CtK! Forgot your checkbook? No worries! CtK is now accepting offering by credit/debit card. Look for the Council Host sitting at a table in the social hall to make a credit/debit card gift today!

CHOIR REHEARSAL  Adult Choir rehearses Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm. All people with a love of singing are welcome and encouraged to join the choir. Talk with Kris Olsen, CtK Choir Director.

SERMON RECORDINGS/SERMON PREVIEW VIDEOS Sermon audio recordings are available on the website:, click on WORSHIP, Sermons, click on the sermon you wish to hear. Sermon preview videos are posted on the CtK Facebook page to help you think about Sunday’s scripture and themes ahead of time. You can find that on CtK’s Facebook page: You don’t need a Facebook account to see the CtK Facebook page.


WOMEN’S GATHER BIBLE STUDY will be held at Margaret Johnson’s home tomorrow, December 18th from 1:15-3:30pm. Call 585-8215 for directions. Extra Gather magazines (and study) available in the hallway display stand.

ADULT FORUM Sundays, 9:00-9:45am: Will resume in January 2018, with a six week series, Earthbound: Created and called to care for creation.

YOUTH GROUP resumes January 3rd, 6:00-8:00pm. Questions about December Youth activities? Contact JP Carlson,

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL December 24th or 31st. Resumes January 7th at 9:00am.

JOIN A BIBLE STUDY OR SMALL GROUP (contact the church office for more info on groups)

* Moms of Munchkins (Mamas), 6:30pm, usually second Sunday every month  Resumes 2018

* Monday Women’s Gather Study 1:15-3:30pm third Mondays (12/18 @ Margaret Johnson’s)

* Tuesday Nooners 12:00pm (will resume 1/9)

* MSU Faculty/Staff Book Group, Wednesdays, 12:00pm (Ian Anderson, 580-5071)

* Youth Group Wednesdays (resumes in 2018)

* C3–College. Caffeine. Christ. Wednesdays, 8:30-10:00pm (resumes in 2018)

* Prayer Shawl Ministry, 1st Thursdays, 10:00am; 2nd Thursdays, 7:00pm (Rosauers’ Deli)

* Friday Small Group, 7:00am, every other Friday (Clark’s Fork, N. 19th Ave.) (12/29)

* Saturday Bible Study Men’s, 7:00am (Perkins); Women’s, 7:30am (The Daily, Oak & Rouse)

* CtK Quilters  1st & 3rd Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm  (resumes 1/6)

If you don’t see a group you are interested in or a time you are available to participate, please call the church office and let’s talk about other possibilities! 587-4131.


WARMING CENTER OVERFLOW @ CTK Members and friends of CtK are needed for daily set-up (approx. 9:00pm) and clean-up (7:00-8:00am). Set up: putting up cots, hot water for tea, setting up movable divider walls, etc.; clean up: storing cots, vacuuming, tidying up, etc.) Please call the church office for more info/to sign up.

MANY THANKS FOR GIVING TREE GIFTS! The recipient families will be stopping by the church Tuesday and Wednesday to pick up their families’ gifts. 

FORK AND SPOON: AKA COMMUNITY CAFÉ On the first Sunday of every month, Christ the King Lutheran Church provides five volunteers (18+ years of age) for the dinner service at Fork and Spoon, formerly the Bozeman Community Café (302 N. 7th Ave.) from 4:30-7:30pm. Our next opportunity is Sunday, January 7th. Please sign up in the social hall if you can help.


CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR SNOWBIRDS You are invited to add your signature to Christmas greetings for Christ the King Lutheran Church’s snowbirds. Cards are available on a table in the social hall and will be there through this morning. Let’s keep these long distance relationships vital by sending greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Tuesdays, January 9th-February 27th, 6:30-8:00pm, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, utilizing Understanding Your Grief by Dr. Alan Wolfelt. Talk to Pr. Grant for more information and to register. All are welcome.


JOB OPENING: NURSERY ATTENDANT to provide friendly, warm, competent and secure care for young children while their parents attend classes, worship, and other events at Christ the King Lutheran Church. To see a full job description and application go to the website: Talk to Pastor Lindean for more information.