ctk this week


COVID-19 UPDATE -- Updates on CtK activities will be posted on this website. If you are sick, stay home! If you have questions contact Pastor Lindean, lindean@ctkbozeman.org, or call the church office (406-577-2383). Masks are required at all CtK events.

Sunday, November 22nd -- Christ the King Sunday

10:00am Worship (final in person)

5:30pm Youth (Zoom)


Monday, November 23rd

4:00pm Quartet Rehearsal (S)

5:30pm Girl Scouts (SH)


Tuesday, November 24th

12:00pm Men’s Book Group (Zoom)

5:30pm Mosaic Chapel Book Study (SH)


Wednesday, November 25th

8:00am Check In and Prayer (Zoom)

4:00pm Quaternions rehearsal (S)

TBA-- Youth Group (Zoom)

7:00pm Thanksgiving Eve Online Worship (FB, YouTube)

BYO-Pie Fellowship (Zoom)


Thursday, November 26th

Thanksgiving Day

-- Closed


Friday, November 27th

-- Closed

7:00am Small Group (Zoom)


Saturday, November 28th

7:30am Men’s Study (Zoom)

8:00am Women’s Study (Zoom)


Sunday, November 29th

First Sunday of Advent

10:00am Worship Online only

5:30pm Youth (Zoom)



ONLINE WORSHIP Due to increasing case numbers in Gallatin Valley CtK services will be online only after today.

CHECK IN AND PRAYER Wednesday mornings, 8:00am on Zoom. Gather with fellow Christians to support one another and pray together. The Zoom link is included in the weekly update.

THANKSGIVING EVE on Facebook.com/ctkbozeman, premiering at 7:00pm. Immediately following the service will be online fellowship on Zoom, BYO-pie optional. The Zoom link will be sent next Wednesday.

ADVENT DEVOTIONS Beginning November 29th, daily devotions and faith practices for Advent will be emailed to the congregation. If you do not want to receive these daily emails please let Dawn know in the church office, office@ctkbozeman.org.

GIVING OPTIONS: Check: By mail. Text: Enter the amount you wish to give and text to 406-510-0929. 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.


YOUTH GROUP 6-12th Grade: Wednesdays, (Zoom) (TBA)

SUNDAY SCHOOL Pre-K-12th grade: Download the curriculum, www.ctkbozeman.org/Children-Youth-Family.

EAT: Young Adult Spiritual Formation Monday, November 30th, 7:00pm. Questions? Talk to JP Carlson, 577-2382. This group meets every other Monday.

JOIN A BIBLE STUDY OR SMALL GROUP (call for more info on groups, 577-2382; those groups not meeting now have “TBA” listed as their next meeting time, below)

Women’s Gather Study, 1:15pm Third Monday every month (Zoom) Jeanette Hughes will send the Zoom link. Magazines available in office

Tuesday Book Studies: 12:00pm, Men’s (Zoom); Women’s (TBA)

Youth Group,  Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm, (JP Carlson, 577-2382)

Lutheran Campus Ministry Christus Collegium (714 S. 8th Ave., 586-3172) Wednesdays, will resume next semester

“EAT”: Young Adult Spiritual Formation, 7:00pm every other Monday, next 11/30 (SH) (JP Carlson, 577-2382)

Prayer Shawl Ministry, (Jeanette Hughes, 570-7368) TBA

Friday Small Group, 7:00am, every other Friday (Zoom) (Pastor Lindean, 577-2382) Next 11/27

MSU Faculty/Staff Book Group, (Kristin Harney, 548-8336)  (TBA)

Saturday Bible Studies Men’s: 7:30am (SH or Zoom) (Dave Hughes, 595-3381); Women’s: 8:00am (Zoom) (Roxanne Hoblitt, 539-1189)

CtK Quilters 9:30am Fridays (all skill levels welcome)

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.


CAN THE GRIZ Thank you to everyone who donated.

VIDEO RECORDINGS WANTED The Worship & Arts Team is seeking recorded videos of the scripture readings, sharing of the peace,  mission statement, special music (vocal or instrumental) to involve more individuals and families in the worship service on Sunday mornings. Want to make a video? Contact CtK’s media coordinator, Tana Malmo, media@ctkbozeman.org, for specific recordings needed. Questions? Call the church office, 577-2382.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE is seeking nominations for Congregation Council and other leadership positions. To nominate yourself or another CtK member, contact  committee chairperson Laura Holte, lholte1961@gmail.com or Marc Beck, Ric Rasmussen, Wes Schon, or Megan Vincent.

2020 GIVING TREES We will provide gifts for families in need at Meadowlark Elementary School and foster children receiving support from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children. Due to Covid-19 a Signup Genius page with wish list items will be posted online in addition to the tags on the Giving Trees.

GIFT BASKET NINJAS! This year the Youth Group are asking for donations of store bought, individually wrapped items for delivery to the local fire stations, 911 Center, Law & Justice Center, and the hospital nurses stations (12 baskets total). Items should be dropped at CtK by 2:30pm Monday, December 7th for delivery later that week. Items include: chips, candy, nuts, trail mix, popcorn, caramels, candy canes, cocoa and tea. Questions? Contact JP Carlson, cyf@ctkbozeman.org.

LOVE INC VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Have some time on your hands this holiday season? Want to give back to your community while helping your neighbors? Give Love INC a call, 587-6395. They need volunteers to answer the phone, sort donations, make deliveries, work at the Clothes Closet and/or in the Personal Care Pantry. Monetary donations are always needed and welcome.

2020 HUFFING FOR STUFFING (Virtual race) HFS will look different this year but is still raising critical funds for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank. Join your community in the tradition of giving back on Thanksgiving Day. Sign up to run a virtual 1k, 5k, 10k, or participate in the new Community Challenge. Help beat last year’s mileage by running, walking, donating or doing a good deed for a neighbor (1 good deed = 1 mile). Register online, https://runsignup.com/Race/MT/Bozeman/HuffingForStuffing2020Virtual.

LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE Hurricanes Eta and Iota have caused severe damage this past week. Lutheran Disaster Response is on the ground helping already. Donations can be made via check: Christ the King Lutheran, memo: LDR. We will make sure your donation is received.



    worshiping in the sanctuary (during covid)

    When we closed the doors to the sanctuary following worship on March 15th, no one expected it to be seven months before we would be worshiping in that space again, and even though we aren't sure what this will look like, we do know it will be different.

    To protect all attending worship in-person, the CDC guidelines for re-openings will be strictly followed. 

    • For the time being, Sunday School and Adult Forum will not meet on Sunday mornings before worship. At-home Sunday School materials are available. Contact JP for more information, cyf@ctkbozeman.org. Adult Forum will meet on Zoom at 7:00pm Sunday evenings (Meeting ID: 856 0177 1559).
    • Masks will be required in the building for everyone over the age of four years. (We have disposable masks if you forget yours.)
    • Only the Southeast entrance will be open (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.
    • An usher will seat you (maintaining social distancing). 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 will you in the sanctuary.
    • No one will be allowed to wander the building. 
    • The restroom closest to the office will be the only restroom in the building open Sunday morning.
    • 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 with the whole service printed will be distributed and the liturgy will be projected. Bibles and hymnals have been removed from the pews. If you want to follow the readings in a Bible, feel free to bring your own!
    • There will be no 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 will 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 and masks 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 at
    facebook.com/ctkbozeman and posted later on Facebook and YouTube.

    CtK newsletters

    Are you interested in learning more about CtK and ways that we are worshipping, learning and serving in our community?  If so, checkout our newsletters below!