CTR Weekly News: Mar 26 – Apr 1

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

Acolytes early: Camden Knutson; 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

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.
 
BILLY SIMPSON: Anyone wishing to send a card to Billy can do so at his home address: 1523 E Main, Cushing, OK 74023

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.
 
HARVEST HOUSE SPRING CLOTHING DRIVE: Clean out your closets and bring your gently used clothing for the clients of Harvest House during the month of March.

  
OUTREACH FOOD DRIVE for South Tulsa is Sunday! Please remember to bring non-perishable food and household items for those in our area who are not as fortunate as we are.
 
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.

Celebrate the Resurrection with us on Easter Sunday! The CTR Youth and their  families invite you to an  Easter Sunday breakfast.
When: April 1 from  9 AM-10:30 AM
Where: CTR Fellowship Hall
All donations will help support the youth attending the 2018 Summer Mission Trip to Florida and the 2019 National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis.

Youth Easter Breakfast: This year our menu for the Easter breakfast will be casseroles, fruit and pancakes. We have decided that it would be easiest to all meet together Friday, March 30 before the Good Friday worship service to:
1. Set up the Fellowship Hall
2. Prep the fruit and casseroles
Please commit  to be here on Friday at 5:30 PM. The supplies for the casseroles will be here (including disposable pans!) as well as the fruit. We will need hands, preferably youth hands as well as adult, to assist in assembling casseroles and setting up the tables and paper products. Then we will need families to commit to taking home casseroles to bake OR arriving early on Sunday to help get them in the oven. And we will need servers and pancake makers for Sunday morning.
Please RSVP to me if you can come Friday to help and if you can be here Sunday to assist.
 
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.
  
ASSISTANCE DURING TEACHER WALKOUT: CTR plans to make the church available for “School Camp” for up to 50 of our children and youth in grades PK-12 in the event of a teacher walkout beginning April 2 from 8:00 AM-5:30 PM Monday-Friday. Beginning today, you will able to sign up for this service on a first come, first served nature. Please speak to DCE Suzanne for more information. Volunteers will also be needed to help assist throughout each day and a signup is available through DCE Intern Myrthe to serve this way. We will also be 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.
 
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.
 
MITE BOX SUNDAY is next Sunday.
SENIOR FRIENDS will meet for lunch on April 8 at Bread & Butter (51st & Harvard).
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.
 
Sunday Night Youth Schedule! 2 Sundays a month from 3-5 PM!
March 25 Confirmation/Bible Study & Games
 
Save the Date for Family and Club 345 Events:
April 6-8: Club 345 Retreat to Camp Lutherhoma
April 14: Connect Night
May 12: Club 345 Silly String and Water War 

CLUB 345 RETREAT REGISTRATION for Club 345’s Retreat to Camp Lutherhoma will begin next Sunday. From April 6-8th, all third, fourth and fifth graders are welcome to join us for a weekend of fun and fellowship! Questions? Contact DCE Intern Myrthe at families@ctrtulsa.org.