CTR Weekly News: June 19 – 25

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

Acolytes early: none scheduled; late: none scheduled
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

Help is still needed for our Summer Sunday School Program. At minimum, it’s only a 2-week commitment. Don’t let the kids down. Sign up Today!!  SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL’S THEME IS ROME: Paul and the Underground Church. Each theme lasts for 2 weeks during June-August. There are different activities each of the 2 weeks that reinforce that theme. Volunteers can help once or sign up to help with the same activity multiple times. Opportunities for activities include – Games, Crafts, Actors in Dramas. We will also need volunteers to serve as Family Group Leaders for small groups of children and to serve as actors portraying Paul, Brutus, Lucia and Marcus on 5 occasions to share the Bible lesson. We cannot have a successful Sunday School for our children without the help of awesome adult volunteers, so please sign up at the table in the Narthex to help!

VBS REGISTRATION: When registering your child for VBS, please note that the class they will be registering for is the grade that they just completed in school (not the grade they will be going in to). Online registration ends June 18. On-site registration is 1st come 1st served.


We still need several more volunteer spots filled for VBS the week of June 19-23! Please consider helping share Jesus with these awesome kids! The spots to fill include:
Bible Discovery Station Leader
Imagination Station Assistant
Crew Leader for 3rd-5th Grade
Crew Leader Assistants for various ages

ECC NEEDS BOOKS!  The ECC is looking for books that are gently used for our school. Most of the books will be in classes with children ages 1-4 years old. Please donate age-appropriate and hardback books when possible as they wear out easily. They get lots of use! A donation box is located at the south entrance. Thanks so much!

GREETERS NEEDED! We are starting a new greeter schedule that will be handled by the church secretary. We are looking for 12 sets of greeters for both early and late service. There will be two sets of greeters scheduled each week (one set per north and south entrance). You will be scheduled to greet two weeks a month and twice a year. If you are currently a greeter or would like to become a greeter, please email Connie at connie.phillips@ctrtulsa.org or call the church office. She will need to know which service you prefer to greet at and your email address. She will create the schedule and email it out to everyone mid-month prior to the month you are scheduled. You will be responsible for getting a sub if you are unable to greet on the week that she schedules you for. If you have any questions, contact Connie at the office.

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN TRAVELERS will be going to Branson Nov. 14-16. If you are interested in going with them, check out the flyer at the south entrance. The agenda will include Miracle of Christmas at the Sight & Sound Theater, Hot Rods & High Heels, Dinner & Murder Mystery Show and a Down Home Country Show.

FOURTH SUNDAY FOOD DRIVE  for South Tulsa Community House is next Sunday. Drop your donations off at the north entrance.

LWML is nearing its goal of $2,600 for our year which ends on July 31. As of June 12, we have collected $2,190.47 which is 84% of our goal. Please help us reach our goal by making a contribution in the mite box – coins, bills, and checks (made out to LWML) are joyfully accepted and will be used to help spread the gospel by providing grants to help those in the mission field locally, nationally, and internationally. YOU can help make a difference.

CORNERSTONE:  There will be no newsletter in July. The next deadline will be July 15 for the August edition.



We are in great need of just about everything “canned,” as well as other proteins such as dried beans, peanut butter, meat based soups. We also need clean and labels removed prescription bottles which we use to distribute shampoo, body wash/soap and the like. They request that you not donate any Ramon noodles.
COLLECTION CENTER:  Please remember to collect various ink cartridges and electronic equipment for the LWML; food and household supplies for South Tulsa Community House; various labels for ECC (check out the collection center for a list); various coupons for the military; eye glasses for MOST Ministries. All these items can be dropped off at the collection center at the south entrance.