CTR Weekly News: Oct. 9 – 15

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

Acolytes early: Camden Knutson; 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

SUNDAY IS PASTOR APPRECIATION SUNDAY: Join us in fellowship as we show our appreciation to Pastor Burmeister during the Sunday school hour. The gym will be available for the youth to enjoy the bounce house with parental supervision. A basket for cards will be available. No Sunday school classes will be held.
LWML SUNDAY is Sunday. A door offering will be taken up for Mites.
LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR THE CTR-U CRAFT CLASS which is Oct. 11 at 5:30 and limited to 12. Cost is $5.00. Check out the display in the narthex for details.

SPIRITUAL GIFTS SURVEYS AND PLEDGE CARDS: If you haven’t filled out the survey or the pledge card, please pick one up today and turn it in. The survey results help align you with your strengths in regard to work done by CTR’s lay ministries. The results will be shared with those ministries as well.
FALL FESTIVAL: Volunteers are needed for the fall festival which is Oct. 15. Check out the signup near the library!
ECC WILL HAVE AN AUCTION during fall festival. If you have anything that you would like to donate, please contact Nikki Witt (918-230-4156) or Nikki.witt@ctrtulsa.org by October 10th. Please come and support the ECC by bidding on some wonderful baskets!

LWML BAKE SALE will be next Sunday during church and the fall festival. Proceeds will benefit the LWML and their mission projects. Anyone wishing to donate baked goods is encouraged to do so.

SENIOR FRIENDS will be Oct. 8 at Red Lobster (71st & Memorial).
BRAILLE WORKSHOP will be Oct. 9 at 9:00 at Our Savior.
BUNKO will be Oct. 10, 7:00 at church with hostess Tomie Whitacre.
FLU SHOTS will be available during church and fall festival on Oct. 15.
BLOOK MOBILE will be at CTR on Oct. 22.
ACOLYTES are asked to sign up for one or more Sundays on the new schedule that is located near the library.

FLOOD BUCKET PROJECT: CTR will be collecting flood buckets, along with other OK District congregations, to help those affected by the recent hurricanes. Families are asked to purchase a 5-gallon bucket with lid and fill it with paper towels, disposable rags, glass cleaner, cleansing powder, liquid cleaner, 1-gallon size bleach, scrub brush, sponge(s) and 2 pairs of rubber gloves. These buckets should be brought to the church no later than Sunday, Oct. 15. An insert in Sunday’s bulletin will have all this and further details for you.

HARVEST HOUSE: Please bring clean/gently used, or brand new, clothing/household items to church during October. Especially needed at this time are items for the cold weather: sweaters, long pants, coats, blankets. Visit the table in the entry hallway area for more information and to drop off  your items.   

Advent Devotional! The season of Advent is almost upon us. Please prayerfully consider writing a devotion to contribute to this year’s book, “The Genealogy of Christ: A Savior for Sinners.” We will be exploring different people from both Matthew and Luke’s genealogies in the build up to the Savior of the nations coming into the world! Sign ups and additional information are by the library.  Questions? Contact DCE Intern Myrthe Harkenrider.

Green Country Reformation Jubilee: Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation October 29 – Immanuel, Broken Arrow –
Pre-service Recital – 3:30
Service with orchestra and mass choirs – 4:00
BBQ Reception – 5:30
Guest Preacher: Rev. J. Bart Day, Former

Executive Director LCMS Office of National Mission

All NEW Sunday Night Youth Schedule! Beginning in September we will have youth events 2 Sundays a month from 3:00-5:00 PM! You will have the option of participating in a Confirmation class or a Small Group Bible Study followed by a light snack and games. Other weeks we will have weekend retreats or special events.
Oct 15 Fall Festival Night @ CTR
Oct 29 Reformation Jubilee Service @ Immanuel (**Confirmation students may receive a discipleship credit if they attend the service & complete a 1 page essay.)
Nov 5 Small Group w/Snack & Games
Nov 19 Small Group w/Snack & Games

CONNECT NIGHT: Mark your calendars for the next Connect Night which will be October 14th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at DCE Suzanne Watt’s house. We will be offering babysitting once again. Please RSVP by October 10th.

WHAT KIND OF CROSS WOULD YOU LIKE? Evangelism is preparing 4-foot crosses designed to be displayed in the ground (picket bottom), hung on a fence, house, tree or wherever you like (flat bottom). There are four colors (chocolate, vanilla, rose or natural). Sign up sheets are at both entrances for orders. Please indicate color and style or email Tom Kuehnert at judymot@cox.net.

CLUB 3-4-5: On November 10th, Club 345 will be adventuring the Oklahoma Aquarium to sleep under the sharks! This will be a night filled with tons of fun and learning about God’s under the sea creatures!


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.