CTR Weekly News: June 18 – 24

THIS SUNDAY AT CTR:
Worship at 8:15 & 10:45 – Sunday School at 9:30
Children’s Message: Suzanne Watt

Acolytes early: …- late: Katelyn Reeves
Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall and Kitchen & Conf. Rm behind the library

   Women’s Bible Study on Fridays at 9:30 in the library
For service Scripture readings go to www.lutherancalendar.org

ACOLYTE SCHEDULE for July-September 9 is ready for sign ups. It’s located on the family ministry bulletin board near the library.
 
WIRED WORD SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: Sunday’s Wired Word topic will be “Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee Apologize for Their Comments in Separate Incidents”.  This class is held in the library and weaves current events with Biblical study. Join them as they explore current events each and every week.

Summer Sunday School Volunteers Needed! From June– August, Children’s Sunday School will be held in the gym.  Each week we need 4 volunteers to lead stations. If you’re interested in more information or would like to volunteer, please check out the display in the narthex. 

CLUB 345 DAY AT THE PARK: On June 23 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. all second, third, fourth and fifth graders will be spending the afternoon at Lafortune Park! Please bring a packed dinner for a picnic and some games to share. This will be Carinna’s first event as an intern and a great way for Club 345ers and parents to meet Carinna! If your child is interested email Amanda Stein at stein.n.amanda@gmail.com.
 
FAMILY FUN DAY: Families young and old are invited to a family fun day on the front lawn of Christ the Redeemer  on July 28 from 10:00-2:00. Come and enjoy hotdogs, hamburgers, snow cones, bounce houses, lawn games and more. Bring a side dish or dessert. Sign up for this event will be in the back of church by the FCM bulletin board.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL PICK UP: Starting June 3rd, we are asking that parents pick up their child from Sunday School each morning at 10:30 in the gym. This will allow our new intern to meet your family and prevent liability issues during the hectic summer months.
 
INSTALLATION & RECEPTION: All members are invited to join us as we welcome our DCE Intern, Carinna Corbett, on Sunday, June 17, at 9:30. There will be a gift box for collection of cards. If you wish to give Carinna a gift to help with any items she needs for her apartment, please purchase VISA and Target gift cards. Carinna will be installed at both services.

OWLS will meet on June 28 at 11:30 at Incredible Pizza for lunch and program. Brad Teegarden will be the speaker. He will discuss the stock market and all things financial. There is a sign up at the south entrance.

OUTREACH FOOD DRIVE for South Tulsa is next week! Please remember to bring non-perishable food and household items for those in our area who are not as fortunate as we are.
 
OPEN HOUSE: Mend Medical Clinic & Pregnancy Resource Center will host an open house on June 21 from 5:30-7:30. You are invited to celebrate God’s provision of an expanded medical clinic and extended hours.
 
ALTAR FLOWERS are needed for August through the remainder of the year. They are $35 per arrangement. The sign-up sheet is located at the south entrance.
 
WORLD RELIEF SCHOOL KITS: Once again in July and August, we will gather up donations for school kits for World Relief. There are cards at the display in the narthex with the items needed. You can do complete kits or individual items. You can check out the Lutheran World Relief website to find out more information: https://lwr.org/get-involved/build-kits-of-care/school-kits. Monetary donations can also be made and Lynne Kollock will buy the items for you. Simply mark LWR on the memo line or give the money to either of them. If you have any questions, please contact Lynne Kollock.



CTR Weekly News: June 11 – 17

THIS SUNDAY AT CTR:
Worship at 8:15 & 10:45 – Sunday School at 9:30
Children’s Message: Pastor Burmeister

Acolytes early: …- late: …
Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall and Kitchen & Conf. Rm behind the library

   Women’s Bible Study on Fridays at 9:30 in the library
For service Scripture readings go to www.lutherancalendar.org

VBS: Join us for a packed week of fun, fellowship and Bible study as we learn what it means to LIVE FULLY ALIVE! Participants may register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/fktXVDsRTJTl44mA3 or check out the CTR website or Facebook page for a direct link!

VBS DONATIONS: Look on the library windows for the multi-colored “A” signs. Non-perishable donations should be brought by Friday, June 8 and non-perishable items can be brought June 8-10. There are also tags for “volunteer snacks” for each day. Items can be pre-bought or homemade and should arrive by start time at 9:00.
  
ACOLYTE SCHEDULE for July-September 9 is ready for sign ups. It’s located on the family ministry bulletin board near the library.
 
WIRED WORD SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: Sunday’s Wired Word topic will be “Starbucks Closes for Afternoon of Anti-Bias Training for Employees”.  This class is held in the library and weaves current events with Biblical study. Join them as they explore current events each and every week.

Summer Sunday School Volunteers Needed! From June– August, Children’s Sunday School will be held in the gym.  Each week we need 4 volunteers to lead stations. If you’re interested in more information or would like to volunteer, please check out the display in the narthex. 

CLUB 345 DAY AT THE PARK: On June 23 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. all second, third, fourth and fifth graders will be spending the afternoon at Lafortune Park! Please bring a packed dinner for a picnic and some games to share. This will be Carinna’s first event as an intern and a great way for Club 345ers and parents to meet Carinna! If your child is interested email Amanda Stein at stein.n.amanda@gmail.com.
 
FAMILY FUN DAY: Families young and old are invited to a family fun day on the front lawn of Christ the Redeemer  on July 28 from 10:00-2:00. Come and enjoy hotdogs, hamburgers, snow cones, bounce houses, lawn games and more. Bring a side dish or dessert. Sign ups for this event will be in the back of church by the FCM bulletin board.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL PICK UP: Starting June 3rd, we are asking that parents pick up their child from Sunday School each morning at 10:30 in the gym. This will allow our new intern to meet your family and prevent liability issues during the hectic summer months.
 
INSTALLATION & RECEPTION: All members are invited to join us as we welcome our DCE Intern, Carinna Corbett, on Sunday, June 17, at 9:30. There will be a gift box for collection of cards. If you wish to give Carinna a gift to help with any items she needs for her apartment, please purchase VISA and Target gift cards. Carinna will be installed at both services.

SENIOR FRIENDS will go to lunch on June 10 at Napa Flats
BRAILLE WORKSHOP will not meet in the summer. They will resume in September.
BUNKO will meet at Teresa Nightingale’s home on June 12 at 7:00. There is a sign up.
OWLS will meet on June 28 at 11:30 at Incredible Pizza for lunch and program. Brad Teegarden will be the speaker.



CTR Weekly News: June 4 – 10

THIS SUNDAY AT CTR:
Worship at 8:15 & 10:45 – Sunday School at 9:30
Children’s Message: Suzanne Watt

Acolytes early: Greg Speers- late: Katelyn Reeves
Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall and Kitchen & Conf. Rm behind the library

   Women’s Bible Study on Fridays at 9:30 in the library
For service Scripture readings go to www.lutherancalendar.org

VBS: Join us for a packed week of fun, fellowship and Bible study as we learn what it means to LIVE FULLY ALIVE! Participants may register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/fktXVDsRTJTl44mA3 or check out the CTR website or Facebook page for a direct link! Volunteers may register at: https://goo.gl/forms/Aii3K8bGaSfYth9D3 or check out the CTR website or Facebook page for a direct link! For more information or assistance signing up, please contact DCE Suzanne.

VBS Set up dates are June 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2018 from 9:30-3:00 –  VBS is June 11-15, 2018. Volunteer leaders and helpers are needed for the following: Group Leaders – Crafts – Group Assistants

VBS DONATIONS: Look on the library windows for the multi-colored “A” signs. Needs range from craft supplies to food. Non-perishable donations should be brought by Friday, June 8 and non-perishable items can be brought June 8-10. There are also tags for “volunteer snacks” for each day. Items can be pre-bought or homemade and should arrive by start time at 9:00.
  
WIRED WORD SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: Sunday’s Wired Word topic will be “Incidental Discoveries: Search for Flight MH370 Locates Sunken Ships From 19th Century”.  This class is held in the library and weaves current events with Biblical study. Join them as they explore current events each and every week.

Summer Sunday School Volunteers Needed! From June– August, Children’s Sunday School will be held in the gym.  Each week we need 4 volunteers to lead stations. If you’re interested in more information or would like to volunteer, please check out the display in the narthex. 

CENSUS CARD: All families are asked to fill out the card insert in the bulletin and place it in the offering plate or the box located on the altar in the fellowship hall.
 
CLUB 345 DAY AT THE PARK: On June 23 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. all second, third, fourth and fifth graders will be spending the afternoon at Lafortune Park! Please bring a packed dinner for a picnic and some games to share. This will be Carinna’s first event as an intern and a great way for Club 345ers and parents to meet Carinna! If your child is interested email Amanda Stein at stein.n.amanda@gmail.com.
 
FAMILY FUN DAY: Families young and old are invited to a family fun day on the front lawn of Christ the Redeemer  on July 28 from 10:00-2:00. Come and enjoy hotdogs, hamburgers, snow cones, bounce houses, lawn games and more. Bring a side dish or dessert. Sign ups for this event will be in the back of church by the FCM bulletin board.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL PICK UP: Starting June 3rd, we are asking that parents pick up their child from Sunday School each morning at 10:30 in the gym. This will allow our new intern to meet your family and prevent liability issues during the hectic summer months.
 
INSTALLATION & RECEPTION: All members are invited to join us as we welcome our DCE Intern, Carinna Corbett, on Sunday, June 17, at 9:30. There will be a gift box for collection of cards. If you wish to give Carinna a gift to help with any items she needs for her apartment, please purchase VISA and Target gift cards. Carinna will be installed at both services.

MITE BOX SUNDAY is Sunday. Bring in your mites for LWML mission projects.
SENIOR FRIENDS will go to lunch on June 10.
BRAILLE WORKSHOP is June 11 at 9:00 at Our Savior.
BUNKO will meet at Teresa Nightingale’s home on June 12 at 7:00. There is a sign up.
OWLS will meet on June 28 at 11:30 at Incredible Pizza for lunch and program. Brad Teegarden will be the speaker.



CTR Weekly News: May 21 – 27

THIS SUNDAY AT CTR:
Worship at 8:15 & 10:45 – Sunday School at 9:30
Children’s Message: Myrthe Harkenrider

May 20 Acolytes early: Andrew King- late: Katelyn Reeves
May 27 Acolytes early: … late: Faris Jackson
Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall and Kitchen & Conf. Rm behind the library

   Women’s Bible Study on Fridays at 9:30 in the library
For service Scripture readings go to www.lutherancalendar.org

 
ECC FREEZER door handle has broken off. It’s an old freezer (approximately 1999)  so the handle  cannot be fixed/replaced. If someone has a large upright freezer they would like to donate to the ECC, please contact Nikki Witt.

VBS: Join us for a packed week of fun, fellowship and Bible study as we learn what it means to LIVE FULLY ALIVE! Participants may register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/fktXVDsRTJTl44mA3 or check out the CTR website or Facebook page for a direct link! Volunteers may register at: https://goo.gl/forms/Aii3K8bGaSfYth9D3 or check out the CTR website or Facebook page for a direct link! For more information or assistance signing up, please contact DCE Suzanne.

VBS Set up dates are June 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2018 from 9:30-3:00 –  VBS is June 11-15, 2018. Volunteer leaders and helpers are needed for the following: Group Leaders – Crafts – Group Assistants

VBS DONATIONS: Look on the library windows for the multi-colored “A” signs. Needs range from craft supplies to food. Non-perishable donations should be brought by Friday, June 8 and non-perishable items can be brought June 8-10. There are also tags for “volunteer snacks” for each day. Items can be pre-bought or homemade and should arrive by start time at 9:00.
  
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held May 20 following a potluck at noon. Members are asked to bring a dish to share. Desserts will be provided by the board of directors. All are encouraged to attend. Babysitting will be provided.
 
WIRED WORD SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: Sunday’s Wired Word topic will be “GQ Puts the Bible on ‘Don’t Have to Read List'”.  This class is held in the library and weaves current events with Biblical study. Join them as they explore current events each and every week.

PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP for K-3rd grade is open for registration. The camp will be held from June 1-August 3. Call the ECC office for fees and availability.
 
OWLS will meet on May 24 at 11:30 at Incredible Pizza. Speaker will be a representative from the Tulsa County Assessor’s Office. There is a sign-up sheet.
 
LOVE GATHERING for ECC will take place during the month of May. Donations of kleenix, paper towels and non-scented wipes can be placed in the buckets in the narthex. Many thanks for your donations to our program.

Summer Sunday School Volunteers Needed! From June– August, Children’s Sunday School will be held in the gym.  Each week we need 4 volunteers to lead stations. If you’re interested in more information or would like to volunteer, please check out the display in the narthex as well as DCE Intern Myrthe. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER APPRECIATION: May 20 will be the last Sunday for regular Sunday School. If your family would like to show any form of appreciation to those teachers, please do so on that day. Our summer classes will begin June 3. The Sunday School teachers are…
3 Years/K: Sarah Ross, Chris/Brenda Flasch, James/Rachel Morgan – First and Second Grade: Tessa Chesher, Hillary Speer – Third and Fourth Grade: Amber Carson – Fifth Grade: Larry/Lisa Bellmard – Jr. High: Suzanne Watt – High School: David Ross, Nathanael/Lindsay Rake
 
RETIREMENT RECEPTION honoring Norma Muller will be held May 27 during the Sunday school hour. Norma has served as organist at CTR for 10 years. Please join us in expressing our blessings to her as she retires. There will be a basket for cards.

CENSUS CARD: All families are asked to fill out the card insert in the bulletin and place it in the offering plate or the box located on the altar in the fellowship hall.
 
CLUB 345 DAY AT THE PARK: Club 345, on June 23 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., will be spending a day at the park together! This will be your chance to meet our new DCE Intern, Carinna, and have some fun with friends! We are inviting all second graders to attend this event as their first taste of Club 345. We are asking everyone to pack their own lunch and bring some outdoor sports equipment to play with! Parents supervision is required. Please email families@ctrtulsa.org if you are interested in attending. If it rains, we will meet at church for a fun game afternoon instead!
 
ALSO ON July 28th from 12:00-4:00, FCM is hosting a family fun day for all ages on the front lawn of church! Come and enjoy blow up water slides, hot dogs, hamburgers, snow cones and more! All families are asked to bring a dessert or side dish to share and a lawn game (or two!) to enjoy with everyone. Please sign up in the narthex near the library.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL PICK UP: Starting June 3rd, we are asking that parents pick up their child from Sunday School each morning at 10:30 in the gym. This will allow our new intern to meet your family and prevent liability issues during the hectic summer months.



CTR Weekly News: May 14 – 20

THIS SUNDAY AT CTR:
Worship at 8:15 & 10:45 – Sunday School at 9:30
Children’s Message: Myrthe Harkenrider

Acolytes early: Andrew King- late: Addie Ross
Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall and Kitchen & Conf. Rm behind the library

   Women’s Bible Study on Fridays at 9:30 in the library
For service Scripture readings go to www.lutherancalendar.org

VBS: Join us for a packed week of fun, fellowship and Bible study as we learn what it means to LIVE FULLY ALIVE! Participants may register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/fktXVDsRTJTl44mA3 or check out the CTR website or Facebook page for a direct link! Volunteers may register at: https://goo.gl/forms/Aii3K8bGaSfYth9D3 or check out the CTR website or Facebook page for a direct link! For more information or assistance signing up, please contact DCE Suzanne.

VBS Set up dates are June 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2018 from 9:30-3:30 –  VBS is June 11-15, 2018. Volunteer leaders and helpers are needed for the following: Group Leaders – Crafts – Group Assistants
  
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held May 20 following a potluck at noon. Members are asked to bring a dish to share. Desserts will be provided by the board of directors. All are encouraged to attend. Babysitting will be provided.
 
WIRED WORD SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: Sunday’s Wired Word topic will be “Conroy No Longer Has a Prayer of Being House Chaplain, but Police Pray in Public for Individuals”.  This class is held in the library and weaves current events with Biblical study. Join them as they explore current events each and every week.

Get ready for Club 345’s Silly String and Water War on May 12th from 1:30-3:00 p.m. All third, fourth and fifth graders (and their friends!) are welcome to join in on the fun! Please tell DCE Intern Myrthe if you are planning to attend this fun afternoon.

PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP for K-3rd grade is open for registration. The camp will be held from June 1-August 3. Call the ECC office for fees and availability.
 
BRAILLE WORKSHOP is May 14 at Our Savior at 9:00.
SENIOR FRIENDS will not meet in May due to other church events and holidays.
OWLS will meet on May 24 at 11:30 at Incredible Pizza. There is a sign-up sheet.
RECYCLING: Due to changing guidelines, the LWML will no longer be accepting any recycling of ink cartridges, etc.
 
LOVE GATHERING for ECC will take place during the month of May. Donations of kleenix, paper towels and non-scented wipes can be placed in the buckets in the narthex. Many thanks for your donations to our program.

Summer Sunday School Volunteers Needed! From June– August, Children’s Sunday School will be held in the gym.  Each week we need 4 volunteers to lead stations. If you’re interested in more information or would like to volunteer, please check out the display in the narthex as well as DCE Intern Myrthe. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER APPRECIATION: May 20 will be the last Sunday for regular Sunday School. If your family would like to show any form of appreciation to those teachers, please do so on that day. Our summer classes will begin June 3. The Sunday School teachers are…
3 Years/K: Sarah Ross, Chris/Brenda Flasch, James/Rachel Morgan – First and Second Grade: Tessa Chesher, Hillary Speer – Third and Fourth Grade: Amber Carson – Fifth Grade: Larry/Lisa Bellmard – Jr. High: Suzanne Watt – High School: David Ross, Nathanael/Lindsay Rake
 
GRADUATES: Students graduating from high school or college should turn in their bio information to Connie at the church office no later than May 15 for the next newsletter.
 
RETIREMENT RECEPTION honoring Norma Muller will be held May 27 during the Sunday school hour. Norma has served as organist at CTR for 10 years. Please join us in expressing our blessings to her as she retires. There will be a basket for cards.

JACOB DRENGLER has accepted the position of music director. He will begin work in early August.
 
CENSUS CARD: All families are asked to fill out the card insert in the bulletin and place it in the offering plate or the box located on the altar in the fellowship hall.
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for TWO summer Family and Children’s Ministry programs. On June 23, Club 345 will be welcoming our new Intern Carinna to a day in the park. All current second, third, fourth and fifth grades and their families are welcome to attend. On July 28, FCM will host a Family Fun Day for all families to hang out and have some fun on the front lawn of church! More information about both of these events will come in the following weeks. 



CTR Weekly News: May 7 – 13

THIS SUNDAY AT CTR:
Worship at 8:15 & 10:45 – Sunday School at 9:30
Children’s Message: Suzanne Watt

Acolytes early: …- late: Katelyn Reeves
Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall and Kitchen & Conf. Rm behind the library

   Women’s Bible Study on Fridays at 9:30 in the library
For service Scripture readings go to www.lutherancalendar.org

VBS: Join us for a packed week of fun, fellowship and Bible study as we learn what it means to LIVE FULLY ALIVE! Participants may register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/fktXVDsRTJTl44mA3 or check out the CTR website or Facebook page for a direct link! Volunteers may register at: https://goo.gl/forms/Aii3K8bGaSfYth9D3 or check out the CTR website or Facebook page for a direct link! For more information or assistance signing up, please contact DCE Suzanne.

Save the Date! VBS Volunteer Training is May 6, 2018 following late service, pizza will be served.
VBS Set up dates are June 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2018 VBS is June 11-15, 2018. Volunteer leaders and helpers are needed for the following: Games – Mission Center – Group Leaders – Snacks – Crafts
  
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held May 20 following a potluck at noon. Members are asked to bring a dish to share. Desserts will be provided by the board of directors. All are encouraged to attend. Babysitting will be provided.
 
WIRED WORD SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: Sunday April 29, The Wired Word topic will be “North Korean Leader Halts Nuclear Tests and Missile Launches”.  This class is held in the library and weaves current events with Biblical study. Join them as they explore current events each and every week.

Get ready for Club 345’s Silly String and Water War on May 12th from 1:30-3:00 p.m. All third, fourth and fifth graders (and their friends!) are welcome to join in on the fun! Please tell DCE Intern Myrthe if you are planning to attend this fun afternoon.

PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP for K-3rd grade is open for registration. The camp will be held from June 1-August 3. Call the ECC office for fees and availability.
 
MITE BOX SUNDAY is Sunday.
BUNKO will be hosted by Diane Morlock on May 8 at 7:00 at church. There is a sign-up sheet.
BRAILLE WORKSHOP is May 14 at Our Savior at 9:00.
SENIOR FRIENDS will meet for lunch on May 20 at Napa Flats (9912 Riverside Pkwy). Brunch and regular menu will be available.
OWLS will meet on May 24 at 11:30 at Incredible Pizza. There is a sign-up sheet.
RECYCLING: Due to changing guidelines, the LWML will no longer be accepting any recycling of ink cartridges, etc.
 
LOVE GATHERING for ECC will take place during the month of May. Donations of kleenix, paper towels and non-scented wipes can be placed in the buckets in the narthex. Many thanks for your donations to our program.

Summer Sunday School Volunteers Needed! From June– August, Children’s Sunday School will be held in the gym.  Each week we need 4 volunteers to lead stations. If you’re interested in more information or would like to volunteer, please check out the display in the narthex as well as DCE Intern Myrthe. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER APPRECIATION: March 20 will be the last Sunday for regular Sunday School. If your family would like to show any form of appreciation to those teachers, please do so on that day. Our summer classes will begin June 3. The Sunday School teachers are…
3 Years/K: Sarah Ross, Chris/Brenda Flasch, James/Rachel Morgan – First and Second Grade: Tessa Chesher, Hillary Speer – Third and Fourth Grade: Amber Carson – Fifth Grade: Larry/Lisa Bellmard – Jr. High: Suzanne Watt – High School: David Ross, Nathanael/Lindsay Rake
 
GRADUATES: Students graduating from high school or college should turn in their bio information to Connie at the church office no later than May 15 for the next newsletter.
 
RETIREMENT RECEPTION honoring Norma Muller will be held May 27 during the Sunday school hour. Norma has served as organist at CTR for 10 years. Please join us in expressing our blessings to her as she retires. There will be a basket for cards.



CTR Weekly News: April 30 – May 6

THIS SUNDAY AT CTR:
Worship at 8:15 & 10:45 – Sunday School at 9:30
Children’s Message: Myrthe Harkenrider

Acolytes early: …- late: …
Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall and Kitchen & Conf. Rm behind the library

   Women’s Bible Study on Fridays at 9:30 in the library
For service Scripture readings go to www.lutherancalendar.org

ACOLYTE SCHEDULE is posted near the library. Please sign up.
LWR DONATIONS of soap and health items will be collected during April. Stop narthex display for a list of items needed.
 
CONFIRMATION SUNDAY is Sunday during the early service. A reception will be held at 9:30 honoring the confirmands: Hannah Haddad, Kaleb Chesher, Adrienne Schadel and Camden Knutson. A basket will be available for cards.
 
VBS: Join us for a packed week of fun, fellowship and Bible study as we learn what it means to LIVE FULLY ALIVE! Participants may register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/fktXVDsRTJTl44mA3 or check out the CTR website or Facebook page for a direct link! Volunteers may register at: https://goo.gl/forms/Aii3K8bGaSfYth9D3 or check out the CTR website or Facebook page for a direct link! For more information or assistance signing up, please contact DCE Suzanne.

Save the Date! VBS Volunteer Training is May 6, 2018 following late service, pizza will be served.  VBS Set up dates are June 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2018 VBS is June 11-15, 2018. Volunteer leaders and helpers are needed for the following: Games – Mission Center – Group Leaders – Snacks – Crafts
  
CONGREGATIONAL REPORTS for the meeting packet are due no later than April 30. Please email them to Connie at connie.phillips@ctrtulsa.org. The congregational meeting will be held May 20 following a potluck at noon. Members are asked to bring a dish to share. Desserts will be provided by the board of directors. All are encouraged to attend. Babysitting will be provided.
 
OUTREACH FOOD DRIVE for South Tulsa is next week! Please remember to bring non-perishable food and household items for those in our area who are not as fortunate as we are.
 
WIRED WORD SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: Sunday April 29, The Wired Word topic will be “Americans Are Forgetting the Holocaust”.  This class is held in the library and weaves current events with Biblical study. Join them as they explore current events each and every week.

Get ready for Club 345’s Silly String and Water War on May 12th from 1:30-3:00 p.m. All third, fourth and fifth graders (and their friends!) are welcome to join in on the fun! Please tell DCE Intern Myrthe if you are planning to attend this fun afternoon.

VICARAGE ASSIGNMENT: It is with great excitement that we announce that Joshua Brakhage will be doing his vicarage at Holy Trinity in Edmond. It will be wonderful to have him, Suzy and Graham so close to their CTR home again.
 
PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP for K-3rd grade is open for registration. The camp will be held from June 1-August 3. Call the ECC office for fees and availability.
 
MITE BOX SUNDAY is next week.
BUNKO will be hosted by Diane Morlock on May 8 at 7:00 at church. There is a sign-up sheet.
BRAILLE WORKSHOP is May 14 at Our Savior at 9:00.
SENIOR FRIENDS will meet for lunch on May 20 at Napa Flats (9912 Riverside Pkwy). Brunch and regular menu will be available.
OWLS will meet on May 24 at 11:30 at Incredible Pizza. There is a sign-up sheet.
 
LOVE GATHERING for ECC will take place during the month of May. Donations of kleenix, paper towels and non-scented wipes can be placed in the buckets in the narthex. Many thanks for your donations to our program.

Summer Sunday School Volunteers Needed! From June– August, Children’s Sunday School will be held in the gym.  Each week we need 4 volunteers to lead stations. If you’re interested in more information or would like to volunteer, please check out the display in the narthex as well as DCE Intern Myrthe. 



CTR Weekly News: April 23 – 29

THIS SUNDAY AT CTR:
Worship at 8:15 & 10:45 – Sunday School at 9:30
Children’s Message: Suzanne Watt

Acolytes early: Greg Speer – late: Katelyn Reeves
Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall and Kitchen & Conf. Rm behind the library

   Women’s Bible Study on Fridays at 9:30 in the library
For service Scripture readings go to www.lutherancalendar.org

CHURCH PUBLIC Wi-Fi is now available.
 
ACOLYTE SCHEDULE is posted near the library. Please sign up.
 

LWR DONATIONS of soap and health items will be collected during April. Stop narthex display for a list of items needed.
 
RECEPTION: The congregation is invited to a combined graduation reception honoring DCE Intern Myrthe and shower reception in honor of Mrythe and Jordan Flasch who will be married June 4 in a ceremony for family members in Florida. The reception is Sunday following the late service. A light luncheon will be served. If you wish to give a gift, they request gift cards from Amazon, Lowes or VISA or you can access their registry by using the following link and clicking on the registry tab: https://www.theknot.com/us/mordan-a-wedding.
 
CONFIRMATION SUNDAY is April 29 during the early service. A reception will be held at 9:30 honoring the confirmands: Hannah Haddad, Kaleb Chesher, Adrienne Schadel and Camden Knutson. A basket will be available for cards.
 
VBS: Join us for a packed week of fun, fellowship and Bible study as we learn what it means to LIVE FULLY ALIVE! Together we will learn about the lives of Joseph, Esther, Jesus and Paul. We will also learn about the Early Church. Jesus told us, “I have come so that they may have life. I want them to have it in the fullest possible way. (John 10:19b)” Through large and small group time, games, snacks, crafts, mission and music we will learn to live like God is with us, live like God has a plan for us, live like Jesus is alive, live like people matter and live like we are part of a bigger story.
 
Participants may register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/fktXVDsRTJTl44mA3 or check out the CTR website or Facebook page for a direct link! Volunteers may register at: https://goo.gl/forms/Aii3K8bGaSfYth9D3 or check out the CTR website or Facebook page for a direct link! For more information or assistance signing up, please contact DCE Suzanne.

Save the Date! VBS Volunteer Training is May 6, 2018 following late service, pizza will be served.
VBS Set up dates are June 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2018 VBS is June 11-15, 2018
   
EVANGELISM OPPORTUNITY: The evangelism committee is excited to provide EVANGEBAGS for the congregation. These bags are a great alternative to hand out to people on street corners, intersections, etc. who are asking for money or assistance. The bags contain a Bible, socks, hand sanitizer or tissue, soap, water, a tract, a granola bar, and a phone list of helpful numbers offering aid. The bags are outside the sanctuary in boxes marked “Evangebags”. We ask that you take 1-2 per family and keep them in your car to have ready when the opportunity comes along.
 
CALL DAY for vicarage placement is April 24 at 3:00. You can live stream it at callday.csl.edu to see where Joshua Brakhage will be placed.
 
CONGREGATIONAL REPORTS for the meeting packet are due no later than April 30. Please email them to Connie at connie.phillips@ctrtulsa.org. The congregational meeting will be held May 20 following a potluck at noon. Members are asked to bring a dish to share. Desserts will be provided by the board of directors. All are encouraged to attend. Babysitting will be provided.
 
OUTREACH FOOD DRIVE
for South Tulsa is next week! Please remember to bring non-perishable food and household items for those in our area who are not as fortunate as we are.
 
WIRED WORD SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: On Sunday, April 22, The Wired Word topic will be “Historic Milestones Give Nation Space to Reflect on Where We Are, How Far We Have Come, What Work Remains”.  This class is held in the library and weaves current events with Biblical study. Join them as they explore current events each and every week.

Get ready for Club 345’s Silly String and Water War on May 12th from 1:30-3:00 p.m. All third, fourth and fifth graders (and their friends!) are welcome to join in on the fun! Please tell DCE Intern Myrthe if you are planning to attend this fun afternoon.



CTR Weekly News: April 16 – 22

THIS SUNDAY AT CTR:
Worship at 8:15 & 10:45 – Sunday School at 9:30
Children’s Message: Suzanne Watt

Acolytes early: Greg Speer – late: Addie Ross
Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall and Kitchen & Conf. Rm behind the library

   Women’s Bible Study on Fridays at 9:30 in the library
For service Scripture readings go to www.lutherancalendar.org

PACK THE HOUSE! We’re gearing up to pack the house on Sunday with 100% attendance. If there’s someone you’ve missed seeing in church, make it a point to contact them and encourage them to join you in worship.
 
ACOLYTE SCHEDULE is posted near the library. Please sign up.

LWR DONATIONS of soap and health items will be collected during April. Stop narthex display for a list of items needed.
 
ECC AUCTION is set for April 20 from 6-10 at the Campbell Hotel. Tickets are $25/person – $40/couple. They can be purchased at the ECC office or contact Nikki Witt.

RECEPTION: The congregation is invited to a combined graduation reception honoring DCE Intern Myrthe and shower reception in honor of Mrythe and Jordan Flasch who will be married June 4 in a ceremony for family members in Florida. The reception is April 22 following the late service. A light luncheon will be served. If you wish to give a gift, they request gift cards from Amazon, Lowes or VISA or you can access their registry by using the following link and clicking on the registry tab: https://www.theknot.com/us/mordan-a-wedding.
 
CONFIRMATION SUNDAY is April 29 during the early service. A reception will be held at 9:30 honoring the confirmands: Hannah Haddad, Kaleb Chesher, Adrienne Schadel and Camden Knutson. A basket will be available for cards.
 
VBS: Join us for a packed week of fun, fellowship and Bible study as we learn what it means to LIVE FULLY ALIVE! Together we will learn about the lives of Joseph, Esther, Jesus and Paul. We will also learn about the Early Church. Jesus told us, “I have come so that they may have life. I want them to have it in the fullest possible way. (John 10:19b)” Through large and small group time, games, snacks, crafts, mission and music we will learn to live like God is with us, live like God has a plan for us, live like Jesus is alive, live like people matter and live like we are part of a bigger story.
Participants may register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/fktXVDsRTJTl44mA3 or check out the CTR website or Facebook page for a direct link! Volunteers may register at: https://goo.gl/forms/Aii3K8bGaSfYth9D3 or check out the CTR website or Facebook page for a direct link! For more information or assistance signing up, please contact DCE Suzanne.
  
RECONNECT will meet on April 14th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to make and decorate cookies! This event is for families young and old to reconnect with each other while also having fun with our church family! We will have a dinner provided and games for while the cookies are baking!
 
EVANGELISM OPPORTUNITY: The evangelism committee is excited to provide EVANGEBAGS for the congregation. These bags are a great alternative to hand out to people on street corners, intersections, etc. who are asking for money or assistance. The bags contain a Bible, socks, hand sanitizer or tissue, soap, water, a tract, a granola bar, and a phone list of helpful numbers offering aid. The bags are outside the sanctuary in boxes marked “Evangebags”. We ask that you take 1-2 per family and keep them in your car to have ready when the opportunity comes along.
 
CALL DAY for vicarage placement is April 24 at 3:00. You can live stream it at callday.csl.edu to see where Joshua Brakhage will be placed.
 
OUTREACH FOOD DRIVE
for South Tulsa is next week! Please remember to bring non-perishable food and household items for those in our area who are not as fortunate as we are.
 
WIRED WORD SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: On Sunday, April 22, The Wired Word topic will be “Historic Milestones Give Nation Space to Reflect on Where We Are, How Far We Have Come, What Work Remains”.  This class is held in the library and weaves current events with Biblical study. Join them as they explore current events each and every week.



CTR Weekly News: April 9 – 15

THIS SUNDAY AT CTR:
Worship at 8:15 & 10:45 – Sunday School at 9:30
Children’s Message: Pastor Burmeister

Acolytes early:                       late:
Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall and Kitchen & Conf. Rm behind the library

   Women’s Bible Study on Fridays at 9:30 in the library
For service Scripture readings go to www.lutherancalendar.org

ASSISTANCE DURING TEACHER WALKOUT: CTR will continue through next week with plans to make the church available for “School Camp” for up to 50 of our children and youth in grades PK-12 from 8:00 AM-5:30 PM Monday-Friday. Volunteers are needed to help assist throughout each day. Sign up at the narthex display or contact DCE Suzanne We are accepting donations of prepackaged chips and snack items to use for snacks such as– granola bars, trail mix, grahams, cookie etc. Please drop them off at the church office.
 
DCE INTERN PLACEMENT WATCH PARTY: Join us on April 8 from 12:30-2:30 to view the placement service and see who our new intern will be. Pizza and snacks will be provided.
Due to the DCE Intern Placement watch party on April 8 we will not have Sunday Night Youth. Please attend the watch party with us and enjoy pizza and fellowship!

PACK THE HOUSE! We’re gearing up to pack the house on April 15 with 100% attendance. If there’s someone you’ve missed seeing in church, make it a point to contact them and encourage them to join you in worship.
 
CTR-U CRAFT CLASS will be April 11 at 5:30. It will be a wooden wall hanging which you can hang seasonal décor,  children’s artwork, greeting card, etc. on. We will offer several options of spring décor to paint as well as two plaque options. Cost $5.00 – Limited to 11 participants. Sign up now.

OWLS will meet on April 11 at 11:30 at Incredible Pizza to discuss future plans of Older Wiser Lutheran Seniors. A private room has been reserved and the buffet costs $8. There is a signup sheet at the south entrance for those interested in attending.
 
SENIOR FRIENDS will meet for lunch on April 8 at Bread & Butter (51st & Harvard). Restaurant doesn’t take reservations.
BRAILLE WORKSHOP is April 9 at 9:00 at Our Savior.
BUNKO will be at church with hostess, Kathy Mathieu, on April 10 at 7:00. A sign up is available.
CHURCH Wi-Fi is currently unavailable. When the situation is resolved, CTR members will be made aware.
ACOLYTE SCHEDULE is posted near the library. Please sign up.
LWR DONATIONS of soap and health items will be collected during April. Stop narthex display for a list of items needed.
 
ECC AUCTION is set for April 20 from 6-10 at the Campbell Hotel. Tickets are $25/person – $40/couple. They can be purchased at the ECC office or contact Nikki Witt. If you would like to donate any of the following, please let Nikki know: a weekend stay at a timeshare or vacation home; any connections with sporting events or concerts (ie tickets, use of a suite, etc); bottles of wine; new/unused baskets of all sizes; monetary donations for basket sponsorships; restaurant gift cards.

RECEPTION: The congregation is invited to a combined graduation reception honoring DCE Intern Myrthe and shower reception in honor of Mrythe and Jordan Flasch who will be married June 4 in a ceremony for family members in Florida. The reception is April 22 following the late service. A light luncheon will be served. If you wish to give a gift, they request gift cards from Amazon, Lowes or VISA or you can access their registry by using the following link and clicking on the registry tab: https://www.theknot.com/us/mordan-a-wedding.
 
CONFIRMATION SUNDAY is April 29 during the early service. A reception will be held at 9:30 honoring the confirmands: Hannah Haddad, Kaleb Chesher, Adrienne Schadel and Camden Knutson. A basket will be available for cards.
 
ECC FAMILY lost everything due to a fire on Thursday. If you want to donate items for a girl 3T and 9T shoes or girl size 12/14 and 8.5 size women’s shoes, please bring them to ECC next week. Gift cards for area restaurants or VISA for immediate needs of the family will be appreciated as well.

SHARE THE LORD’S BLESSINGS: In December, Billy Simpson, a member of our congregation, was injured in an accident at wrestling practice. Through caring professionals and thanks to many prayers, God has worked a miraculous recovery in Billy. Many of his medical bills were covered by insurance, but the family had to meet deductibles for both 2017 & 2018 and incurred many other costs that were not covered by insurance. The Simpsons have not asked CTR for any financial support, but Pastor and the Elders want to help. If you would like to help defray some of these expenses, please make contributions payable to CTR and designate “Family Medical Support” and either place your contribution in the offering plate or give it to one of the Elders.
 
VBS: Join us for a packed week of fun, fellowship and Bible study as we learn what it means to LIVE FULLY ALIVE! Together we will learn about the lives of Joseph, Esther, Jesus and Paul. We will also learn about the Early Church. Jesus told us, “I have come so that they may have life. I want them to have it in the fullest possible way. (John 10:19b)” Through large and small group time, games, snacks, crafts, mission and music we will learn to live like God is with us, live like God has a plan for us, live like Jesus is alive, live like people matter and live like we are part of a bigger story.
 
Participants may register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/fktXVDsRTJTl44mA3 or check out the CTR website or Facebook page for a direct link! Volunteers may register at: https://goo.gl/forms/Aii3K8bGaSfYth9D3 or check out the CTR website or Facebook page for a direct link! For more information or assistance signing up, please contact DCE Suzanne.
  
RECONNECT will meet on April 14th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to make and decorate cookies! This event is for families young and old to reconnect with each other while also having fun with our church family! We will have a dinner provided and games for while the cookies are baking!