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.

Wednesday, July 28th

10:00am Staff meeting

4:00pm Quaternions (S)

Saturday, July 31st

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, August 1st

10:00am Worship

11:00am Fellowship

— High School youth and chaperones to FLBC

Tuesday, August 3rd

9:00am Knitted Together: Prayer Shawl Ministry (L)

12:00pm Men’s Book Study (SH)

6:30pm Executive Committee meeting (SH)

Wednesday, August 4th

10:00am Staff meeting

4:00pm Quaternions (S)

Friday, August 6th

7:00am Small Group (Zoom)

4:00pm FLBC group returning to Bozeman

Saturday, August 7th

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)

8:00am-12:00pm Red Cross Shelter Training (SH)

Sunday, August 8th

10:00am Worship

*Blessings: Middle School Service Plunge youth; Godspeed, McVincent family and Natalie Benson

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.

MONTHLY SUMMER PICNICS We invite you to join us for our monthly “after worship” (Bring Your Own) picnic lunch August 29th, for fellowship and fun on the lawn. Lemonade and lawn games will be provided.

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.


SUMMER DATES FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH: MIDDLE SCHOOL SERVICE PLUNGE August 9th-12th Youth entering 6th-9th grade. CTK VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL August 16th-20th, 9:00am-12:00pm each day, PreK-5th grade. Volunteers wanted. Contact JP Carlson, cyf@ctkbozeman.org, to register and/or learn more about any of these opportunities.

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.

WOMEN’ S ECUMENICAL BIBLE STUDY (WEBS)  will begin its fall/winter session, Monday, September 13th, 9:30-11:00am via Zoom and in-person, at Bozeman United Methodist Church. For more information, please contact Administrator, Ann Schrader, aschrader54@gmail.com; or Facilitator, Rev. Valerie Webster, vwebster587@gmail.com.


* 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) during school year

* Friday Small Group, 7:00am, every other Friday (Zoom) (Pastor Lindean, 577-2382) Next: 8/6

* 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.


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).

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY/Knitted Together with Prayer and God’s Love Tuesdays, 9:00-10:15am, in the Social Hall. All are welcome! For more information contact Barb Benson, 599-4882 or Jeanette Hughes, 570-7368. Prayer shawls and pocket squares are a gift to anyone who would like one. Take one for yourself or someone in need of prayer after worship Sunday mornings or in the church office Monday-Friday, 8:00am-2:30pm. (NOTE: No meeting 8/17 due to VBS.)

GALLATIN VALLEY PACKATHON FOR HAITI CtK hosts the annual Gallatin Valley Packathon for Haiti October 15th-16th. Registration starts September 1st to sign up the 400 volunteers needed for the five packing sessions. Will you help us now? Although this community event is free, food costs money. We will need to raise $27,000 to purchase six tons of rice, beans, vegetables and vitamin supplement. Would you (or your business) be interested in partnering with Gallatin Valley Packathon? Check out FutureForwardforHaiti.org or contact Kay 201-913-1331 or Marsha 406-581-7292 for more information.


2021 FALL SOJOURN TO HOLDEN VILLAGE September 26th-October 3rd. After a busy summer schedule, fall is quieter and a beautiful time for a visit. The following teaching staff will be featured: Rick Brown, PhD: Clean Energy as a Core Strategy to Address Climate Change; Pr. Jessica Crist, The Doctrine of Discovery: How Rick Santorum (and just about everyone else) Got it All Wrong; Pr. Mark Gravrock, The Reign of the Gathering God: The Gospel of Mark for 2021. If you are interested or have questions, contact Darius Larsen ASAP at: dariuslarsen@msn.com or at www.holdenvillage.org/visit.

FLATHEAD LUTHERAN BIBLE CAMP: Backpacking with the Bishop August 22nd-26th, through the Jewel Basin, (registration deadline August 8th). Find more information at https://flbc.net/backpackingwiththebishop/. Labor Day Weekend Retreat “free” over Labor Day weekend. Enjoy good food, fellowship and fun, while helping camp staff with some work projects. Register by August 30th. https://flbc.net/annual-programming/labor-day-family-camp/. Grief Retreat September 10th-12th, is for adults (18+) who have lost loved ones such as a partner, friend, parent, or child. There will be opportunities for learning and fellowship and time for peace and quiet.  https://flbc.net/annual-programming/grief-retreat/.




    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.

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