CTR Weekly News: Sept 18 – 24

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

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

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING  is Sunday at noon following a potluck. All are encouraged to attend. Babysitting will be provided.
CTR-U BEGINS SEPTEMBER 6: CONFIRMATION CLASSES from 5:30-6:30 PM are open to students in 6th grade and up. Sept. 6-Nov. 1 we will be studying Prayer, Nov. 15-Dec. 6 we will be studying Law and Gospel. FAITH FRIENDS is an option for children kindergarten-fifth grade! Come to the gym at 5:30 for a fun time exploring our faith. PRE-CONFIRMATION will start at 7:00. If you are in 4th or 5th grade, please consider joining us! PASTOR’S ADULT CLASS will start at 7:00 with Hebrews-The Fulfillment of Faith as well as his youth Bible study at 5:30 in the youth room. Check out the complete schedule and menu in the bulletin and/or newsletter for other men/women groups and music options.
WIDOWS BIBLE STUDY with Pastor Burmeister is at 10:00 in the library. The subject will be the LifeLight series on Mark. The class will meet every Wednesday.
LADIES BIBLE STUDY with DCE Suzanne is at 9:30 in the library on Fridays. Women of all ages welcome. Contact DCE Suzanne for more information or to order a copy of Love Rules.
JUNIOR HIGH REGISTRATION FOR JOY IS NOW OPEN! JOY is open to students in 6th-8th grade and their friends. This year’s cost is $130 for a CTR Student and $95 for CTR Friends (*Note a friend is a non-church member.) Please turn in your forms ASAP so we can reserve spots!!! You may pay a $55 non-refundable fee to hold your spot when you turn in your form and the rest on or before Sept, 30.  We will depart from CTR on Friday at 5:30 PM and return Sunday afternoon between 2:30-3:00 PM.

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.

Sept 24 Small Group w/Snack & Games

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

INTRODUCING CLUB 345! We are kick starting Club 345 (our third, fourth, and fifth grade youth group) with a trip to Pumpkin Town Farms on October 1st at 1:00 p.m. We are asking that every child has at least one parent or guardian in attendance.  With that being said, there will be a $5 payment per person due by Sunday, September 24th. After late service on October 1, we will be offering a pizza lunch for an additional $3 per person. Once we are done with lunch, the plan is to caravan over to the pumpkin patch.  We hope to have all our awesome third, fourth, and fifth graders at this first Club 345 event!

Future Events: Nov. 10th-11th – Lock-In at the Aquarium
December 10th – Christmas Party
LWML FALL FEST is hosted by King of Kings at CTR on Sept. 16. Registration/coffee begins at 8:30. Patti Ross will be the speaker. Mission offering is baby diapers, formula, snack items (pudding’/fruit cups, PB/cheese crackers, etc.) Check out the registration forms at the LWML table in the narthex. 
LWML KICKOFF BRUNCH will be at First Watch (81st & Lewis) at 10:30 on Sept. 19. All ladies are invited. Please sign up at the display in the narthex.
LWML PACKING DAY will be Sept. 26. If you’d like to help pack up the various items that have been collected for LWR, please plan to attend at 10:00.
SOCIAL SECURITY: STRATEGIZE to MAXIMIZE is a workshop hosted by Thrivent Financial. Learn how to sort your options to ensure your choices will meet your needs. The fist workshop is Sept. 26 at 4 & 6:30 pm at Fellowship Lutheran Church. Check the October newsletter for other dates. Call 918-392-7130 to make reservations.
OUTREACH FOOD DRIVE for South Tulsa is next week!
Young Adults Bible Study! On October 3rd we will be kicking off our young adult’s Bible study. The night will start at 6:30 p.m. at Taziki’s on 71st and Yale. After dinner, we will head back to church for a Bible Study on “You Lost Me.” If your schedule is crowded, you are welcome to come to just dinner or just the Bible Study. Please let DCE  Intern Myrthe know if you are interested in joining by emailing families@ctrtulsa.org.
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.
COLLEGE STUDENT MINISTRY: Ministry of Education needs your children’s college mailing addresses. We are planning to send out at least seven mailings this school year. Without an address your child will not receive our mailings. Please send their mailing addresses to connie.phillips@ctrtulsa.org or call 492-6451. Our first mailing will be mailed out in October. Thank you, Tom & Barb Sprunger.
MISSION SUNDAY is Sept. 24. Our guest speaker will be Pastor Hesham Chehab from Salam Christian Fellowship in Chicago where he ministers to the Muslin community. LWML will provide the lunch as a thank you to CTR for their support of LWML/LWR mission projects. A free-will offering will be taken to help support Pastor Chehab’s ministry. Please plan to attend.
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.
CONNECT NIGHT: Mark your calendars for the next Connect Night! Our next Connect Night 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.
ABLAZE BUILDING DEDICATION is Sunday, September 24 at 4:00. Ablaze Church is a satellite of Our Savior. An open house and refreshments will follow the service.
EDDIE MORRIS will be celebrating 20 years in the ministry. A party in his honor is Oct. 15 at Our Savior from 3-6 pm – includes an early dinner at 3:30. RSVP Stacy Edwards at 918-519-0912.  Send cards to Our Savior in care of Sandra Meyer at 146 S. Sheridan Rd., Tulsa 74112.
SOUTH TULSA COMMUNITY HOUSE: 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.