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 (406-577-2382). Masks are required at all CtK events.

Wednesday, February 24th

10:00am Staff (Zoom)

4:00pm Quaternions (S)

6:00pm Youth Group (SH)

7:30pm Midweek Worship (S/LS)

Saturday, February 27th

7:30am Men's Bible Study (SH & Zoom)

8:00am Women's Bible Study (Zoom)

Sunday, February 28th Second Sunday in Lent

10:00am In-Person Worship (LS)

5:30pm Youth (Zoom)

JOB OPENING: Worship Tech Support Person, to manage the livestream, projection, sound, etc. on Sunday mornings. Job description and application can be found on the "HOME" page of this website.



SUNDAY WORSHIP services are in-person and livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.

LENT IN A BAG materials are available to help you keep the season of Lent at home, with giving, prayer, and fasting. Pick up a bag and select the items that will be helpful for your household (devotions, "piggy bank" for ELCA World Hunger, 40 Days of Giving calendar, Family Packets, items for a home altar or devotion space, etc.) 

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.

ALCM HYMN SING FOR EASTER SUNDAY Please join us in celebrating Easter by together singing the Easter hymn, Jesus Christ is Risen Today! Our voices and videos will be joined with hundreds of Lutherans from around the country. Contact the church office, 577-2382 for the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians link. Recordings must be submitted to ALCM by Friday, February 26th.

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.


SAVE THE DATES: VBS August 16th-20th, 2021.

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

SUNDAY SCHOOL Pre-K-12th grade: No in-person classes yet.(TBA)

DWELLING IN THE WORD Thursdays in Lent, 9:30pm only (Zoom)

JOIN A BIBLE STUDY OR SMALL GROUP (call for more info on groups, 577-2382)

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

Youth Group,  Wednesday evenings, (JP Carlson, 577-2382) In-person (SH) and Zoom

Lutheran Campus Ministry Christus Collegium (714 S. 8th Ave.) Wednesdays, 8:15-9:30pm masks required

“EAT”: Young Adult Spiritual Formation, every other Tuesday, 7:00pm (JP Carlson, 577-2382) (next 3/9)

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

Dwell In the Word Thursdays, 9:30pm through Lent (Zoom)

Friday Small Group, 7:00am, every other Friday (Zoom) (Pastor Lindean, 577-2382) Next 3/5

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

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

CtK Quilters (Upper Room) No experience necessary! (Sherry Suta, 587-2352 for info.) TBA

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.


SHELF OFFERINGS CtK is collecting Cup-a-Noodles and other easily prepared food items for the Bozeman HS Shelf and the Gallatin HS Shelf. (The "Shelf" provides food and other items for high school students in need.)


CONVERSATIONS FOR EIGHT are taking the place of Dinners for Eight this year, due to COVID. Sign up to meet with a few other households for a time of conversation and fellowship over Zoom. Call the church office for more information, or find the sign-up link in the Friday (2/12) e-newsletter. Deleted your e-newsletter? You can find back e-newsletters on the HOME page of this website.

COMING IN MARCH: Bob Ross in a Box! Must register by 3/12 to participate on 3/26! More info to come...

CTK WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER (e-newsletter) is sent Friday afternoons.  If you would like to receive it, please send an email to office@ctkbozeman.org and put “subscribe THIS WEEK” in the subject line. If you have an announcement for the weekly e-newsletter or announcement sheet, the deadline is 11:00am Thursdays.


    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!