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, September 19th

9:00am Adult Forum (SH)

9:00am Sunday School (S)

10:00am Worship

11:00am Fellowship

Monday, September 20th

1:15pm Gather Women’s Study (SH)

3:30pm Girl Scout Troop #3824 (SH)

Tuesday, September 21st

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

12:00pm Men’s Book Study (SH)

6:30pm Youth Ministry Team meeting

Wednesday, September 22nd

10:00am Staff Meeting (L)

4:00pm Quaternions (S)

6:00pm Youth Group (SH)

8:00pm Campus Ministry-Dessert and Devotions @ Christus Collegium

 Thursday, September 23rd

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

Saturday, September 25th

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, September 26th

9:00am Adult Forum (SH)

9:00am Sunday School (S/Classrooms)

10:00am Worship/3rd Grade Bible presentation

11:00am Fellowship



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.

THIRD GRADE BIBLES To assist parents with the promises made at their child’s baptism, CtK will give Bibles to parents to give to their third grade students during worship on Sunday, September 26th. Please contact the church office, 577-2382 to indicate how you wish your child’s name to appear in their Bible.

BLESSING OF PETS Sunday, October 3rd, we will mark the commemoration of Saint Francis of Assisi. Pets will be welcome at worship, on a leash or in a carrier (if your pet is shy or dangerous please bring a photo).

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.


GATHER WOMEN’S STUDY All women of CtK are invited to attend the Gather Bible study on Monday, September 20th, 1:15pm-3:30pm in the CtK social hall. Extra Gather magazines (the publication of the Women of the ELCA) are available in the church office.

YOUTH GROUP Wednesday, September 22nd with dinner at 6:00pm, fun and activities from 6:30-8:00pm, for all 6th-12th graders. Remember friends are always welcome! Questions? Talk to JP Carlson, 577-2382.

SUNDAY SCHOOL Please register your child(ren) for this new school year. Visit https://ctkbozeman.org/children-youth-family to find the 2021-22 registration forms. Questions? Call 577-2382.

ADULT FORUM every Sunday at 9:00am our fall series: “Touchy Subjects”. Next Sunday, September 26th, “The Death Penalty.” Find the social statement here www.elca.org/faith/faith-and-society/social-statements/death-penalty.


* 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 monthly, (Contact JP Carlson for dates/times)

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

* Youth Group,  Wednesdays, 6:00pm dinner; (JP Carlson, 577-2382) next 9/22

* Friday Small Group, 7:00am, every other Friday (Zoom) (Pastor Lindean, 577-2382) Next: 10/1

* 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.


GOD’S WORK. OUR HANDS. SUNDAY: Thank you to the volunteers who helped assemble the LWR School Kits (52 total before running out of notebooks), and did such an awesome job at clearing the shrubs and trees around the facility, and washing the windows.

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).

BLOOD DRIVE Honor your hero. Be a hero. Donate blood at the American Red Cross Blood Drive Saturday, September 25, 9:00am-2:00pm at the Christus Collegium, 714 S. 8th Avenue. To make an appointment or for more info call 1-800-733-2767, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, or go online at www.redcrossblood.org.

GALLATIN VALLEY PACKATHON FOR HAITI CtK hosts the annual Gallatin Valley Packathon for Haiti October 15th-16th- this year at Hope Lutheran Church. Register now for one of the five packing sessions online at GallatinValleyPackathon.org  We need 400 volunteers-will you help us pack? While the packing event is “free”, we also are seeking donations to purchase and send 6 tons of rice, beans, vegetables, and vitamin supplement. We are almost half-way to the $27,000 needed. You may give online https://secure.qgiv.com/event/960490/ or make your check payable to Future Forward for Haiti and put it in the offering or mail to Shelly Fallang, 3805 Toole Street, Bozeman, MT 59718. Questions? Call Kay 201-913-1331 or Marsha 406-581-7292.

LUTHERAN IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE SERVICE (LIRS) is hard at work welcoming Afghan refugees to the United States. Learn more and support this vital ministry at lirs.org.

THE ROCK YOUTH CENTER across from Bozeman High School needs more adult volunteers for lunch time and after school shifts. For more information talk to George Polansky or therockyc.org.

HAVEN’S AN EVENING OF HOPE Saturday, October 9th, beginning at 7:00pm. RSVP for this virtual event at havenmt.org/events. HAVEN supports survivors and educates the community about domestic violence.

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 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.


SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL for updates and announcements. Send an email to office@ctkbozeman.org and put “subscribe THIS WEEK” in the subject line. Check out the CtK website: www.ctkbozeman.org. Find us on facebook, even if you do not have a facebook account: www.facebook.com/ctkbozeman. If you have an announcement for the weekly newsletter or bulletin, the deadline is 11:00am Thursdays.

LAY PASTORAL ASSOCIATE (LPA) PROGRAM If you have questions regarding our Montana Synod LPA training or would like to inquire about enrolling in the fall program, please contact one of the following: Bishop Jungling, ljungling@montanasynod.org; Rev. Jason Asselstine, jasselstine@montanasynod.org; or Candi Standall, Office Manager, cstandall@montanasynod.org. You can also talk with Pr. Lindean or LPA John Sheppard for more information.


    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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