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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, September 26th, 2021


Please check the HOME page on this website for Sunday's information. 

The gospel this Sunday suggests that if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. 

What in the world does this mean? Come to worship to hear the word of God

and to receive comfort in the bread and wine.

Readings for this week:

Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29

What constitutes legitimate need and legitimate leadership is the focus of this reading. God provides manna in the wilderness, yet the people crave meat. What is truly needful? God bestows the spirit on seventy elders, yet two men not designated as leaders prophesy in the power of God's spirit. What constitutes real leadership?

James 5:13-20

Marks of the Christian community include praying for those who are sick and in need, celebrating with those in good health, restoring those who have strayed, confessing sins to one another, and offering forgiveness to each other.

Mark 9:38-50

On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus teaches his disciples about ministry that involves service and sacrifice. His disciples are slow to realize that these words apply to them as well as to others.

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, and refugees; 
  • 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: Jeremy, Doug, Christa and her family, Ellen, Joann, Bill and Christine, Claire, Paul, Bob, Butch, Luke;
  • For families affected by the housing crisis in Bozeman, especially the families being served by Family Promise of Gallatin Valley;
  • All those affected by the corona virus around the world and locally - 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;
  • 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;
  • For the Montana Synod Council as they gather online to conduct synod business;
  • These ministries of the Montana Synod and the ELCA: 

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.