CTR WEEKLY NEWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CTR HAPPENINGS

CANCELLATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS:
 
Monday
 
 
Tuesday
10:00 am Sew N Sows
 
Wednesday
10:00 AM Widow and Widowers Bible Study
7:00 pm Choir
 
Thursday
OWLS
 
Friday
9:30 am – Ladies’ Bible Study
 
Sunday
No church nursery

 

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Keep up with coming events, announcements, and updates about recent events.
The public events page (where services are live-streamed) is at: https://www.facebook.com/ChristTheRedeemerLutheranChurch.
The private group (an information page for members only) is at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ctrtulsa/.
To join the private group, click Join Group in the top right-hand corner of the page, or email James Morgan at: communications@ctrtulsa.org
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For the Twitter account use: @PastorBe_CTR
 
NEWSLETTER: Check the church website to read the online newsletter.
 
CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION FOR EVENTS: Now that construction has begun, church activities are confined to Sundays only with limited room access. If you or your group wish to use the church facilities, please fill out the forms that are located in the narthex or contact Floyd Lemons. Floyd will confirm the date and location and get back to you with that confirmation.
 
JOB OPENING: CTR is seeking candidates for a job opening on our office staff for Business Administrator. The Business Administrator is a part-time position responsible for the accounting and bookkeeping functions of our church such as accounts payable, payroll, account reconciliation, member contribution statements, etc. Accounting and/or bookkeeping experience and knowledge is a requirement, as is experience and skill using computers, financial systems and spreadsheets. If you are interested, or if you know someone who may be interested please email personnel@ctrtulsa.org for more information, or contact Ed Fager, Personnel Committee Chair, at (918)810-1543 or email edfager@cox.net.
 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE: Connie Phillips been asked to continue filling in for Michelle at the church office. If there is anything that you need help with, please call the office or contact her directly at connie.phillips@ctrtulsa.org

 

STEWARDSHIP

GIVING: As we continue to do ministry, even in the time of being physically apart, your faithful giving is a blessing to Christ the Redeemer and your community. We thank you in advance for continuing to keep the ministry moving forward at Christ the Redeemer.
 
Here are some options for sending in your tithes and offerings to CTR:
1. Online: You can visit www.ctrtulsa.org/on-line-giving to sign up through Vanco for one-time or ongoing offerings or donations. This allows you to set up weekly, bi-weekly or monthly giving.
2. Smartphone: You can contribute through GivePlus Church, our mobile giving app. Go to the App Store or Google Play and search for “GivePlus church” to download it for free.
3. Vanco Client Services: You can call 1-800-675-7430 to give your offering for Christ The Redeemer by phone.
4. Mail: You can mail your offering in your offering envelope to the church office: 2550 E. 71st St., Tulsa, OK 74136.
 
Questions about E-giving? Email Mary Jane Landin at mjlandin@ctrtulsa.org for more information.
 

OFFERING/BUILDING FUND QUESTIONS: Mary Jane continues to work from home. If you have a question regarding your contributions to CTR, please contact her at 918-645-6382 or mjlandin@ctrtulsa.org.

 

OUTREACH

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 ramen noodles.
 
COLLECTION CENTER: Please remember to collect 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.
 

MUSIC

CTR HANDBELL ENSEMBLE Agape Ringers, CTR’s intergenerational handbell ensemble, will begin rehearsing on Sunday, September 13, following the 10:45 service. This ensemble is open to anyone of middle school age or older. We will rehearse in small, socially-distanced groups and will require masks throughout the duration of each rehearsal. No prior ringing experience is necessary. We will teach you what you need to know! If you are interested in participating please speak to Jacob, or email him at jacob.drengler@ctrtulsa.org.

CTR SANCTUARY CHOIR will be holding rehearsals online via Zoom this fall. This choir is open to any singer of high school age or older. Our introductory Zoom meeting will be Wednesday, September 9, at 7 p.m. If you are interested in participating and would like information on how to access our Zoom rehearsals, please speak to Jacob or email him at jacob.drengler@ctrtulsa.org. New singers are welcome at any time!

WORSHIP MINISTRY will meet at noon Sunday, September 13, in the conference room for a brief meeting.

 

YOUTH

CTR YOUTH SUMMER MISSION TRIP IN SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL. JUNE 2020! We will be hosting a VBS for Hope on the Beach Lutheran Church and doing other local mission opportunities as well as enjoying the beach!we will be leaving on June 20 with VBS the week of the 22-26 and returning Sunday, June 28. 
 
As of May 10, this trip is still planned as previously scheduled. The final payment for the rental homes is not due until May 21, so a final decision will be made by May 15. Please contact DCE Suzanne to let her know if your youth IS or IS NOT planning to attend. If hosting a VBS is not possible, we will plan to go and enjoy the beach and do our own mission projects while there. For more questions, please contact DCE Suzanne.
 
CAMP LUTHERHOMA: Summer Camp is still in the plans.  They will be making a decision about the status of summer camp mid-May.  For more information: www.lutherhoma.com

EDUCATION

EDUCATION SUNDAY IS SEPTEMBER 13: If you are interested in teaching or helping with any of the youth classes, please contact DCE Suzanne.
 
WIDOWS & WIDOWERS BIBLE STUDY is held in the library at 10 AM on Wednesdays with Pastor Burmeister. This class is temporarily suspended.
 
LADIES BIBLE STUDY is held in the library at 9:30 AM on Fridays with DCE Suzanne. All ladies are invited to attend. This class is temporarily suspended.
 
WOMEN’S RETREAT: Camp Lutherhoma has had to cancel all retreats. When a new date is scheduled, it will be communicated.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL is now online! Go to https://www.ctrtulsa.org/sunday-school/ for a video each week.
You can also find other lesson information on the church website that you will be able to print at home.
 

 

OTHER EVENTS

FLU SHOT CLINIC will be held on Sunday, September 27th from 9AM-1PM. The shots are free with Medicare and $10 for those without insurance.
 
CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS can be accessed through the BUILDING page of this website and through the Construction album on the CTR Facebook page.
 

Watching Services via our website

If you are participating in our live services on Sunday morning via the website, you may need to refresh your screen if the live stream is not showing up when you access the page for the first time.
 
Also, the bulletin for the service, including hymns, is available via the link on the same page.