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!