CTR Weekly Post: Feb 26 – Mar 4

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

Acolytes early: Camden Knutson/Lance Bellmard; late: William Butler
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

DCE APPRECIATION: Parish Life is hosting an appreciation reception for DCE Suzanne Sunday at 9:30. Please join us as we celebrate DCE Suzanne’s ministry at CTR. A basket will be available for cards.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT – CHILI COOK-OFF is Sunday at 5:00. Sign up to enter to win the Best Chili Contest! Winter Olympic Games for the youth and BINGO for the adults will be available as well as a cake give-away. The youth band will also perform! 
Best chili voting will be based on a point system: nickel: 5 pts, $1.00: 100 pts, $5.00: 500 pts, etc. Coins and $1.00 bills  will be deducted from the total whereas $5, $10, etc. will be added. All monetary proceeds will go to purchase toiletry items for the veterans in our area.
THIS MONTH’S OUTREACH for South Tulsa Community House will be donations of toiletry items for the veterans in our area. Please bring your donations next Sunday during church or during the chili cook-off. Monetary donations should have parish life veterans on the memo line.

KIDS WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES at the chili cook-off will be hosted by Family & Children’s Ministry. If you are interested in judging the games, please contact DCE Intern Myrthe. Games begin at 5:00 and conclude at 6:00. All children and friends are invited to 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.
GREETERS: If you are interested in being a greeter, please contact Connie in the church office at connie.phillips@ctrtulsa.org. We could use three teams for early service and one team for late service.

EARLY SERVICE USHERS are also needed. If you’d like to join an early usher crew, please contact Connie at the office as well.
MITE BOX SUNDAY is next week. Bring your mites for mission projects.
SENIOR FRIENDS meets on March 11 for lunch at Victoria’s Tea Room on E. 71st (behind Toys R Us).
BRAILLE WORSHOP is March 12 at Our Savior at 9:00.
BUNKO is March 13 at 7:00 at the home of Jody Zscheck. There is a sign up sheet.
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.  
PASTOR BENING: Anyone wishing to send Pastor Bening a card following his recent surgery can do so at 4815 E Elm, Claremore 74019.
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.

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR EASTER! For this year’s Easter egg-xperience, we will need clean egg cartons, all the plastic eggs we can get, and candy! Please deliver these items to the box under the Family and Children’s Ministry bulletin board at the south entrance. If you are interested in helping stuff the eggs, see DCE Intern Myrthe.

ARTIST NEEDED! For this year’s Easter Egg-xperience, we need your help in creating artwork to include in our interactive booklets. We are looking for drawings depicting the events that happened after Jesus rose from the dead until the time he ascended into heaven. Please submit your works to families@ctrtulsa.org or in person to DCE Intern Myrthe Harkenrider.

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.
Sunday Night Youth Schedule! 2 Sundays a month from 3-5 PM!
Feb. 25 Confirmation/Bible Study & Games
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.
Save the Date for Family and Club 345 Events:
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 

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.
JR ROUSTABOUTS will meet on March 4 from 12-1:30 to take part in all new service projects around the church. Lunch will be provided. If you and your child are interested in participating, please contact DCE Intern Myrthe at families @ctrtulsa.org.