For the safety and well-being of all participants, if you are not vaccinated, masks and social-distancing are strongly encouraged.
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, October 24th, 2021
Until further notice, all worship services will be held in the CtK sanctuary and live-streamed.
This coming Sunday the gospel reading tells the story of a blind man who cries out to Jesus for mercy and for healing. Come to worship to join Bartimaeus in such prayers.
Readings for this week:
This passage speaks not only of the southern kingdom, Judah, and its homecoming from exile in Babylon, but also of the northern kingdom ("Israel" or "Ephraim") and its restoration. The northern tribes of Israel had been lost in exile to Assyria more than a century before Jeremiah prophesied.
Human priests of old offered sacrifice for their own sins and served only until their death. In contrast, Jesus is God's Son, the holy, sinless, resurrected high priest. Death did not terminate his priestly service, but through his death he has interceded for our sins.
Bartimaeus comes to Jesus with faith, asking that he might see again. Recognizing Jesus' identity, Bartimaeus is the first person to call him "Son of David" in the Gospel of Mark.
NOTE: Worship is livestreamed on the CtK YouTube channel, and begins promptly at 10:00am.
Wait for worship to begin or log in again closer to 10:00am.
If you missed last week's service it can be found on the CtK YouTube channel.
In our prayers this week:
- This nation, for justice, peace, and wisdom;
- For Afghanistan, those affected by violence; families and individuals seeking asylum and all refugees and children separated from their parents;
- For those affected by the changing climate of our world: all peoples in the western United States who are displaced and affected by drought and wildfires;
- For those in our companion synod, the Cape Orange Diocese of South Africa as the country is in the grips of violent political protest;
- For Richard Huber, deployed to Kuwait; and all members of our military overseas and serving here;
- Individuals who are ill, injured, or in special need, and those who have requested prayers: Betty, Elijah, Ellen, Bill and Christine, Claire, Paul, Butch, Luke;
- For Trevor (grandson of Bill and Billie Ranard) and his friend Bella, as they embark on a journey with "Youth With a Mission", spreading God's word throughout the world;
- All those affected by the corona virus around the world, especially here in Montana - those who are ill and healthcare workers caring for the infected;
- Pastors, pastoral leaders, LPAs and congregation and ministry leaders across the synod as they find ways to serve their communities and congregations;
- Our bishops, the Rev. Dr. Laurie Jungling and the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton;
- These ministries of the Montana Synod and the ELCA: Froid Lutheran, Froid; Fort Peck Lutheran, Port Peck; Zion Lutheran, Fairview; and the Slovak Zion Synod.
You can give online to CtK, or send a check to the church (4383 Durston Road, Bozeman, MT 59718). You can also give by TEXT. Enter the amount you wish to give and text it to 406-510-0929. Follow the registration instructions.
You will receive a verification text as well as a receipt via email.
You can also give by clicking on the green GIVE button on the Home page of this website.
Questions? Contact the church office (406-577-2382) for more information about giving electronically.
Thank you for your generosity!