For the safety and well-being of all participants, masks and social distancing will continue to be required while attending in person services at Christ the King Lutheran.

Fourth Sunday of Easter

10:00am (inside)

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

This coming fourth Sunday of Easter is called Good Shepherd Sunday, because all three years of the lectionary celebrate the image of the shepherd. We will sing the beloved Psalm 23. Unfortunately, most art depicting the good shepherd is unrealistic and sentimental: shepherding was a difficult and dirty job for the men and women who herded the flocks, but sheep were gifts from God and essential sources of life for the people. Join us in thanking God for being our shepherd.

Readings for this week:

Acts 4:5-12

Peter and John had been arrested the previous day because they were proclaiming the news of the resurrection to the people. In today's reading, Peter is filled with the Holy Spirit so that he can proclaim salvation in Jesus' name to the religious authorities.

1 John 3:16-24

Jesus' death on our behalf is the clearest demonstration of divine love. This is the very love we share with others, not just through our words but especially through our deeds. In sharing such love we fulfill God's commandments.

John 10:11-18

In language that recalls the twenty-third psalm, Jesus describes himself as the shepherd who cares for his sheep. He is willing to die for them, and he is able to overcome death for them.

The service will be Livestreamed at 10:00am on Facebook Sunday morning (watch on facebook.com/ctkbozeman), and available via Facebook, the YouTube channel later in the week.

If you missed last week's service it can be found on Facebook.com/ctkbozeman or the CtK YouTube channel.

In our prayers this week:

  • This nation, for justice, peace, and wisdom;
  • Individuals who are ill, injured, or in special need, and those who have requested prayers: John, Rosanne, Kim, Paul, Claire, Jim, Dave, Bob, Fred, Tom, Butch, Luke;
  • All those affected by the corona virus around the world - those who are ill and healthcare workers caring for the infected;
  • Students, faculty and staff as the spring semester wraps up at Montana State University and other places of learning;
  • Pastors, pastoral leaders, LPAs and congregation and ministry leaders across the synod as they find ways to serve their communities and congregations;
  • Peace and reconciliation in Brooklyn Center, MN following the tragic shooting earlier this week;
  • Families and individuals seeking asylum, all refugees, and children separated from their parents;
  • Our bishops, the Rev. Dr. Laurie Jungling and the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton;
  • These ministries of the Montana Synod and the ELCA: Hope Lutheran, Anaconda; Freedom In Christ Prison Congregation, Deer Lodge; and the Greater Milwaukee Synod.

Financial Stewardship

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!

worship (during normal times)

We gather for worship Sunday mornings at 10:00am. Child care is offered at all worship services. Please come as you are and join us! We use a variety of liturgical and blended forms for worship, and we are a congregation who loves to sing old hymns, contemporary praise songs and music from our Christian brothers and sisters around the world. We celebrate the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion) at each Sunday morning service, and all are welcome to the table. The pastors offer a children's message at each service. Their sermons connect the Bible with life today.

During Advent (the four weeks before Christmas) and Lent (the 6 weeks before Easter) we gather for worship on Wednesday evenings (6:30pm), usually preceded by a simple supper of soup and bread (6:00pm). 

Contact the church office for more information.