CTR Weekly News: Jan 22 – 28

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

Acolytes early: Greg Speer/William Butler; 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

THE FEBRUARY CTR-U CRAFT CLASS will be held on February 7 at 5:30. It is a Valentine wall hanging. Sign up at the display in the narthex. The class is limited to 12 participants and will cost $7.00.
  
ECC LOVE GATHERING: Please bring kleenix, paper towels and non-scented wipes to the collection baskets in the narthex for ECC through the month of January. Your donations are greatly appreciated!!

ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR FEBRUARY and beyond.

BILLY SIMPSON: Anyone wishing to send cards to Billy Simpson can do so by using the following address: Billy Simpson c/o Craig Hospital, 3425 S Clarkson St., Englewood CO 80113.
 
SOUP FOR SUPER BOWL SUNDAY: Members are asked to bring cans of soup in support of South Tulsa Community House for Super Bowl Sunday, February 4! Show your support for those less fortunate!! SOUTH TULSA COMMUNITY HOUSE also has a need for clean styrofoam or paper egg cartoons.  Please drop off any donations to the cart at the south entrance.
 
APPRECIATION RECEPTION FOR OUR ECC DIRECTOR NIKKI WITT: Parish Life will be hosting a reception during the Sunday school hour on January 28 honoring our ECC Director, Nikki Witt. Nikki has worked at the church for 11 years and has been the director at ECC for eight years. We will also be observing Lutheran School Week during this time. Join us!
 
CONGREGATION MEETING has been rescheduled for January 28 at noon following a potluck. Members are asked to bring a main course or side dish to share and the board members will provide the desserts. Babysitting will be provided. Please attend.
 
THE ANNUAL CTR WOMEN’S RETREAT is March 2-4 at Camp Lutherhoma. This year’s theme is “Sip, Savor and Drink Deeply.” Cost is $75 and includes programming, activities, lodging and meals. Open to all CTR women 21 and over and their friends. Space is limited. Contact DCE Suzanne to register or for more details.
 
FATHER-DAUGHTER DINNER is February 17. All fathers, grandfathers, godfathers, and fathers-in-law are welcome with their daughters! Cost is $25 per couple and $5 each additional person. This year’s theme is “Girl’s Rock!” so get ready for a fun night of dinner, desserts and dancing! Tickets for sale beginning January 21.
 
Sunday Night Youth Schedule! 2 Sundays a month from 3-5 PM!
Feb. 11 Confirmation/Bible Study & Games
Feb. 25 Confirmation/Bible Study & Games
 
JR HIGH RETREAT (6th-8th grade) January 26-28, 2018. The Jr High Retreat is only for CTR youth and friends. This annual event brings together our 6th-8th grade students and friends for a weekend of Bible study, fellowship and team building. Jr High Retreat @ Camp Lutherhoma in Tahlequah. Cost is $70 per Jr high student or friend & $35 per high school student leader DUE TODAY. You can sign up by returning a check for the registration amount (see above) & the form.
 
SUMMER MISSION TRIP (6th-12th grade) June 23-July 1,  2018. The deadline to sign up for the youth summer trip to Florida is January 28. Both Jr High & High School youth may register. In order to attend and reserve your spot you must complete the form and return it with a $50 non-refundable deposit.
 
INCREDIBLE LOCK-IN (6th-12th grade) Feb. 18-19, 2018. The regional LCMS youth lock-in at Incredible Pizza is February 18-19 and open to Jr High & High School students.  RSVP and $30 non-refundable payment due no later than February 4 to attend. All Tulsa area LCMS churches are invited to attend and you can bring a friend as well. To attend please return your $30 and submit a 2018 medical/permission form.
 
OK’D IN CHRIST (9th-12th grade) March 9-11, 2018. The Oklahoma District High School Youth Gathering will be March 9-11 at the Embassy Suites in Norman, OK. Early registration is $100 and due February 4 afterwards the price goes up to $135. Friends invited to attend as well! Cost includes programming, travel, hotel, meals and a t-shirt! This year’s band is The Homesteaders and the speaker is Gabe Kaspar who has previously worked with the National Youth Gathering! To attend please complete the form and return it with a $100 non-refundable deposit.
 
YOUTH FORMS: All forms are now downloadable on the youth page of the CTR website. The 2018 Permission/Medical form is good for the entire year as long as your insurance and medical information does not change. This must be returned BEFORE a student attends any trip or youth event in 2018.
 
Mark your calendars for Camp Out Winter VBS on February 2-4th! Does your child look forward to VBS each year? Come February, does your family start to have Cabin Fever? Then join us for Camp Out Winter VBS on February 2-4th. Children three years old to fifth grade will learn s’more about Jesus, while their parents can attend fellowship and Bible Study hosted by John and Erin Busch from Camp Lutherhoma!

Camp Out Winter VBS Dates and Times

Friday, February 2, 2018
Kick-Off Dinner: 4:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday Night VBS: 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Breakfast: 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Saturday Morning VBS: 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Club 345 Movie: 11:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
VBS Celebration/Camp Lutherhoma Presentation: 9:30 a.m.
 
Save the Date for Family and Club 345 Events:
February 2-4: Camp Out Winter VBS
February 3: Club 345 Camp Out Movie Afternoon
March 4: Jr. Roustabouts
April 6-8: Club 345 Retreat to Camp Lutherhoma
April 14: Connect Night
May 12: Club 345 Silly String and Water War