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.

Annual Meeting of the Congregation

Sunday, January 31, 2021 -- 11:00am (via Zoom)

Council Forum -- Spending Plan January 24, 9:00am and January 27, 7:00pm



ONLINE WORSHIP Due to increasing case numbers in Gallatin Valley CtK services will be online only until further notice.

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.

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.


ADULT FORUM Council discussion of 2021 Spending Plan, January 24th, 9:00am; January 27th, 7:00pm.

YOUTH GROUP 6-12th Grade: Wednesdays, 6:00pm In Person and via Zoom (TBA)

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

EAT: Young Adult Spiritual Formation Tuesdays, 7:00pm. Questions? Talk to JP Carlson, 577-2382. This group meets every other Tuesday. Next January 26th via Zoom.

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. Next 1/18/21

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

Youth Group,  Wednesdays, (Zoom), (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 Tuesday, next 1/26 (Zoom) (JP Carlson, 577-2382)

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

* Dwell in the Word Thursdays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11 and 18, 6:30am and/or 9:30pm

Friday Small Group, 7:00am, every other Friday (Zoom) (Pastor Lindean, 577-2382) Next 1/22/21

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.


VIDEO RECORDINGS WANTED The Worship & Arts Team is seeking recorded videos of the scripture readings,  Nicene Creed, 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.



    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!