ctk this week


COVID-19 UPDATE -- Updates on CtK activities will be posted on the HOME page of this website. If you are sick, please stay home! If you have questions contact Pastor Lindean, lindean@ctkbozeman.org, or call the church office (406-577-2382). 

Masks are required at all CtK indoor events.

Sunday, October 17th

9:00am Sunday School/Adult Forum

10:00am Worship

10:00am Worship/Bozeman Lodge

11:00am Fellowship

1:45pm CROP Walk

3:00-5:00pm New Member Class (SH)

Monday, October 18th

1:15pm Gather Women’s Bible Study (SH)

3:15pm Girl Scout Troop #3824 (SH)

7:00pm EAT (Platt-Pratt res.)

Tuesday, October 19th

9:00am-10:15am Knitted Together Study (L)

12:00pm Men’s Book Study (SH)

4:30pm Yoga For Community (SH)

7:00pm 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering orientation (Zoom)

Wednesday, October 20th

7:00am New Women’s Book Group (Zoom)

12:00am Staff Meeting (L)

4:00pm Quaternions (S)

6:00pm Youth Group Dinner (SH)

6:30-8:30pm Youth Group @ Hay Maze

7:00pm Campus Ministry @ Hay Maze

Thursday, October 21st

6:00pm-9:00pm NAMI (SH)

7:00pm ELCA Region 1 Congregation Preparedness

              Network (Zoom)

Saturday, October 23rd

7:00am Men’s Study  @ Cold Smoke, Huffine

7:00am Men’s Study (Zoom)

7:30am Women’s Study @ Duke’s Café

              220 S. Broadway, Belgrade

Sunday, October 24th

9:00am Sunday School/Adult Forum

10:00am Worship

11:00am Fellowship

5:00pm Young Families’ Group (Linn res.)

7:00pm Congregational Meeting (Zoom)




WELCOME TO WORSHIP We’re glad you’re here. If there is anything CtK can do for you please don’t hesitate to ask. If you would like a pastor to contact you this week, please email office@ctkbozeman.org or call, 577-2382.

OUR NEW HYMNALS, All Creation Sings will be dedicated on All Saints’ Sunday, November 7th. If you would like to  dedicate a hymnal in honor or memory of a loved one please fill out the form on the Narthex table and include payment ($12.50/copy) in the offering plate by October 31st.

GIVING OPTIONS Check: In person or by mail. Text: Enter the amount you wish to give and text to 406-510-0929 (This is a secure number, registered to CtK only). Follow the registration instructions. You will receive a verification text as well as a receipt via email. Online: ctkbozeman.org, HOME page, click GIVE button. Automatic giving: Contact the church office to set up monthly, weekly, bi-weekly, giving through automatic withdrawals or on a credit card.


NEW MEMBERS CLASS Are you interested in learning more about CtK or the Lutheran tradition of the Christian church? Want to join CtK? Please come to the New Member Class today, October 17th, 3:00-5:00pm. Need more info? Talk to Pr. Lindean if you wish to attend, 577-2382, lindean@ctkbozmean.org. New members will be received All Saints Sunday, November 7th during worship.

NEW ADULT GROUPS FORMING! Women’s Book Group: Meeting online every other Wednesday, 7:00am. Beginning 10/20 with discussion of the introduction and first chapter of An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor (zoom link will be in the weekly email). Cultivating Faith: An eight week Bible study to help you grow in faith. Two groups will be started in the next couple weeks, one meeting at 2:00pm Tuesdays, the other 7:30pm Wednesdays. Please contact Pastor Lindean for more information about any of these groups.

YOUTH GROUP Wednesday, October 20th with dinner at 6:00pm, Hay Maze from 6:30-8:30pm, for all 6th-12th graders. Cost/$5 person, friends are always free! Questions? Talk to JP Carlson, 577-2382.

ADULT FORUM every Sunday at 9:00am. Next Sunday, October 24th, continuing with “Touchy Subjects” — Mortality: Death, Dying, and Decisions.

WOMEN’S GATHER BIBLE STUDY/BUSINESS MEETING Tomorrow, October 18th, 1:15-3:30pm, (Social Hall). There will be a brief business meeting following the Bible study. All women are invited to attend.


* Prayer Shawl Ministry/Knitted Together with Prayer and God’s Love Tuesdays, 9:00-10:15am, (Barb Benson, 599-4882; Jeanette Hughes, 570-7368) (All abilities welcome!)

* “EAT”: Young Adult Spiritual Formation, meeting twice monthly, (Contact JP Carlson for info) Next 10/18 at Platt-Pratt residence

* Tuesday Men’s Book Study, 12:00pm (Social Hall)

* Women’s Book Group, 7:00am meeting every other Wednesday (via Zoom) Next 11/3

* Youth Group,  Wednesdays, 6:00pm dinner; (JP Carlson, 577-2382) next 10/20

* Friday Small Group, 7:00am, every other Friday (Zoom) (Pastor Lindean, 577-2382) Next: 10/29

* Saturday Bible Studies — Men’s: 7:00am Cold Smoke, Huffine; 7:00am (Zoom) (Dave Hughes, 595-3381); Women’s: 7:30am @ Duke’s Café (220 S. Broadway, Belgrade), (Tina Sheppard, 443-851-2805)

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! 577-2382.


2021 GALLATIN VALLEY CROP WALK Today, October 17th, walk to put an end to hunger! Registration: 1:30-1:45pm, walk begins at 2:00pm. Proceeds go to Church World Services with a portion kept locally. For more information, contact Nina Zidack, 451-3097.

CONGREGATION PREPAREDNESS NETWORK Region 1 of the ELCA (which includes the Montana Synod) has a network of congregations and other ministries working together to help individuals and congregations be prepared for disasters, such as fire, earthquake, flood, etc. Pastor Lindean is forming a CtK Preparedness Task Force. Interested? Contact Pastor Lindean, lindean@ctkbozeman.org

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE CtK is sponsoring the 2021 Run for Your Life to support The Help Center’s suicide prevent and intervention services. Join the CtK team to run/walk the 5k (10:00am start) or 1k kids run/walk (9:30am start) on Saturday, October 30th. Don’t want to run or walk? Support the CtK team with a financial contribution. Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/RaceGroup-998058?raceId=22291.

TRUNK OR TREAT Sunday, October 31st, 2:00-4:00pm (note new time). If you can decorate a trunk (remember this is a NON-scary Halloween event) and distribute candy to children please contact Pastor Lindean, lindean@ctkbozeman.org. Trunk or Treat is a great outreach event for our community. Plan to attend and welcome our neighbors.

2021 POTATO BAR & AUCTION The annual PB&A is back! Coming to the CtK social hall November 21st, 5:00pm. The youth are seeking donations of crafts, experiences, gift certificates, art, gift baskets, etc., for the live and silent auctions. Proceeds support the Youth and Family Ministry of CtK and a special offering will go toward Christikon Camp. Contact JP, cyf@ctkbozeman.org, for more information.

WANTED! DESSERTS FOR LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY’S Desserts and Devotions Wednesdays, 8:00pm, Christus Collegium, 714 S. 8th Avenue. A sign-up Genius has been set up — https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4DABA72DA6FC1-lutheran.

WORSHIP VOLUNTEERS Want to serve Sunday morning? If you would like to be an assistant minister, usher, Scripture reader, communion preparer, coffee host, or help set up for worship outside, please contact the church office (577-2382).


NEW YOUNG FAMILIES GROUP Monthly gatherings for conversation and fellowship in families’ homes. The first gathering will be held at the home of Annē, Patrick and Jasper Linn on Sunday, October 24th at 5:00pm for some chili and beverages. Children are welcome! Weather dependent, we will try to be outside as much as possible. Please RSVP to Annē at annemarielinn@gmail.com or 579-9326.


    worshiping in the sanctuary (during covid)

    Updated 6/1/2021

    To protect all attending worship in-person, the CtK Council have set the following guidelines for in person worship. 

    • Masks will be required in the building for everyone over the age of four years. (We have disposable masks, adult and children sizes, if you forget yours.) 
    • Only the Southeast entrance will be open for services (doors nearest the church office).
    • One person/family will be admitted at a time (allowing for social distancing - please do not congregate in the entry way, stay six feet apart on the sidewalk).
    • Your name and phone number will be recorded when you enter and you will be encouraged to use hand sanitizer. 
    • Overflow seating will be in the social hall. Chances are good you'll get to worship in a new seat! (Think of it as the Spirit giving you a new perspective!)
    • Please keep your coat and belongings with you in the sanctuary.
    • No one will be allowed to wander the building. 
    • The nursery will be open for children age four and under.
    • The cry room will be open for nursing moms and for diaper changes.

    During the worship service there will also be a few changes made, to limit contact with shared items and limit aerosols dispersed in the room:

    • Bulletins will not be distributed as the liturgy will be projected. Bibles and hymnals have been placed strategically in the pews that are available for social distance seating. 
    • There will be limit to congregational singing.
    • There will be no contact during passing of the peace. You can wave and smile (even under your mask).
    • The offering plate will not be passed, but will be placed near the sanctuary doors to receive your offering.
    • Ushers may direct the flow of traffic during communion.
    • Communion cups (both wine and white grape juice) are spaced enough so there is no need to touch more than your cup. Communion preparers wear gloves when setting up.
    • Wafers will be distributed using tongs (both gluten free and regular wafers).

    It is everyone's responsibility to pay close attention to their health and stay at home if they are unwell. Anyone experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, or who has been in contact with someone who is symptomatic or has had a positive Covid-19 test and is still contagious, should stay at home. 

    Here is a health self-assessment check list:

    • Fever or feeling feverish
    • Chills
    • A new cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • A new sore throat
    • New muscle aches
    • New headache
    • New loss of smell or taste
    • Awaiting Covid-19 test results
    • Have been told to quarantine or isolate for any reason

    If you have any of these, please remain at home and contact your health care provider.  We cannot state this enough  . . . If you are sick, please stay at home! Help stop the spread of germs! 

    If you join us for in-person worship Sunday mornings, and become ill during the worship service, please inform an usher and they will assist you when exiting the facility, and then let the staff know. If you joined us for worship and later find you are experiencing symptoms, please contact a member of the CtK staff immediately (577-2382).

    We all need to do our part to keep our community healthy, safe and Covid free. That said, it is impossible to eliminate all risk. If you are especially vulnerable, please worship at home, the service will be livestreamed each week on
    the CtK YouTube Channel, and later archived on YouTube.

    CtK newsletters

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