Christ the King Sunday

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Livestream begins at 10:00am

Are you a sheep or a goat? Lutherans believe that each of us is both saint and sinner, both sheep and goat. Come to worship this coming Sunday, the last Sunday of the church year, when we will praise Christ as the great judge who gathers us around his throne both now and at the end of time.

The service will be livestreamed on Facebook Sunday morning (watch on facebook.com/ctkbozeman), and available later in the week via Facebook, the YouTube channel and here on this website.

Here is a copy of this week's bulletin.

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 7:00pm

On Facebook.com/ctkbozeman

Immediately followed by BYO-Pie Fellowship via Zoom

In our prayers this week:

  • All who have been evacuated from their homes or lost their homes (and income) due to wildfires, hurricanes, storms;
  • Individuals who are ill, injured, or in special need, and those who have requested prayers: Bruce, Mike, Bridger, Shari, Cindy, Tom, Dorothy, Bob, Joann, Mae, John, Rosanne, Robert, Randy, Brooke, Nevaeh, Eric, William, Butch, Bill, Duncan, Luke;
  • All those affected by the corona virus around the world - those who are ill and healthcare workers caring for the infected;
  • All students, parents, faculty and school administrators learning a new way of teaching/learning, whether it is in person or online learning, or both;
  • Pastors, pastoral leaders, LPAs and congregation and ministry leaders across the synod as they find ways to serve their communities and congregations;
  • Victims of violence, racism, and oppression;
  • 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: Messiah and American Lutheran Churches, Billings; Southern Ohio Synod and the South Western California 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!

Pastor's Letter

Dear Friends,

As Covid19 numbers continue to rise in our community, and more members of CtK are diagnosed with Covid19 or asked to quarantine, after this Sunday (11/22) we will be returning to online-only worship. Thanksgiving Eve worship will be online at 7:00pm on Wednesday - followed by a BYO-Pie fellowship time on Zoom, and the First Sunday of Advent will be online at 10:00am on November 29th. We hope to be able to return to in-person worship soon, while keeping an online option for our more vulnerable members. 

As you will find in the articles and announcements below, the church won't be "closed" - there are many opportunities to love and serve our neighbors, to continue learning, and to worship - just not always in person. I pray the Holy Spirit will keep us knit together in the body of Christ and grant us wholeness and peace in the midst of the anxiety and suffering of the pandemic.

Yours in Christ,
+ Pastor Lindean

PS - This Sunday is "Christ the King Sunday" or "Reign of Christ Sunday" and it's the last Sunday of the church year. Next week, on November 29th, we begin a new year with the First Sunday of Advent. Our Advent theme this year is "Those Who Dream." One way we'll move through the days of Advent together is through daily devotions. These will be sent via email and will also include options for activities or practices to observe the season. Should you wish to remove yourself from that list, please let the church office know, office@ctkbozeman.org. In addition, next week we'll be mailing a pack of 56 activity cards to families with children birth-5th grade. Enjoy!

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.