CTR Weekly News: May 21 – 27

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

May 20 Acolytes early: Andrew King- late: Katelyn Reeves
May 27 Acolytes early: … late: Faris Jackson
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

ECC FREEZER door handle has broken off. It’s an old freezer (approximately 1999)  so the handle  cannot be fixed/replaced. If someone has a large upright freezer they would like to donate to the ECC, please contact Nikki Witt.

VBS: Join us for a packed week of fun, fellowship and Bible study as we learn what it means to LIVE FULLY ALIVE! 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.

VBS Set up dates are June 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2018 from 9:30-3:00 –  VBS is June 11-15, 2018. Volunteer leaders and helpers are needed for the following: Group Leaders – Crafts – Group Assistants

VBS DONATIONS: Look on the library windows for the multi-colored “A” signs. Needs range from craft supplies to food. Non-perishable donations should be brought by Friday, June 8 and non-perishable items can be brought June 8-10. There are also tags for “volunteer snacks” for each day. Items can be pre-bought or homemade and should arrive by start time at 9:00.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held May 20 following a potluck at noon. Members are asked to bring a dish to share. Desserts will be provided by the board of directors. All are encouraged to attend. Babysitting will be provided.
WIRED WORD SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: Sunday’s Wired Word topic will be “GQ Puts the Bible on ‘Don’t Have to Read List'”.  This class is held in the library and weaves current events with Biblical study. Join them as they explore current events each and every week.

PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP for K-3rd grade is open for registration. The camp will be held from June 1-August 3. Call the ECC office for fees and availability.
OWLS will meet on May 24 at 11:30 at Incredible Pizza. Speaker will be a representative from the Tulsa County Assessor’s Office. There is a sign-up sheet.
LOVE GATHERING for ECC will take place during the month of May. Donations of kleenix, paper towels and non-scented wipes can be placed in the buckets in the narthex. Many thanks for your donations to our program.

Summer Sunday School Volunteers Needed! From June– August, Children’s Sunday School will be held in the gym.  Each week we need 4 volunteers to lead stations. If you’re interested in more information or would like to volunteer, please check out the display in the narthex as well as DCE Intern Myrthe. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER APPRECIATION: May 20 will be the last Sunday for regular Sunday School. If your family would like to show any form of appreciation to those teachers, please do so on that day. Our summer classes will begin June 3. The Sunday School teachers are…
3 Years/K: Sarah Ross, Chris/Brenda Flasch, James/Rachel Morgan – First and Second Grade: Tessa Chesher, Hillary Speer – Third and Fourth Grade: Amber Carson – Fifth Grade: Larry/Lisa Bellmard – Jr. High: Suzanne Watt – High School: David Ross, Nathanael/Lindsay Rake
RETIREMENT RECEPTION honoring Norma Muller will be held May 27 during the Sunday school hour. Norma has served as organist at CTR for 10 years. Please join us in expressing our blessings to her as she retires. There will be a basket for cards.

CENSUS CARD: All families are asked to fill out the card insert in the bulletin and place it in the offering plate or the box located on the altar in the fellowship hall.
CLUB 345 DAY AT THE PARK: Club 345, on June 23 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., will be spending a day at the park together! This will be your chance to meet our new DCE Intern, Carinna, and have some fun with friends! We are inviting all second graders to attend this event as their first taste of Club 345. We are asking everyone to pack their own lunch and bring some outdoor sports equipment to play with! Parents supervision is required. Please email families@ctrtulsa.org if you are interested in attending. If it rains, we will meet at church for a fun game afternoon instead!
ALSO ON July 28th from 12:00-4:00, FCM is hosting a family fun day for all ages on the front lawn of church! Come and enjoy blow up water slides, hot dogs, hamburgers, snow cones and more! All families are asked to bring a dessert or side dish to share and a lawn game (or two!) to enjoy with everyone. Please sign up in the narthex near the library.
SUNDAY SCHOOL PICK UP: Starting June 3rd, we are asking that parents pick up their child from Sunday School each morning at 10:30 in the gym. This will allow our new intern to meet your family and prevent liability issues during the hectic summer months.