June 2019 — CtK Women’s Group

June 2019 — CtK Women’s Group

CtK Women’s Group next monthly meeting is on Saturday, June 1st

Regular monthly meetings provide an opportunity to enjoy fellowship and support with and from our sisters and friends at CtK.  Please plan to join us at our next meeting on Saturday morning June 1st at 9 AM for food, fellowship and devotions.  In addition to our monthly meetings, the women’s group offers a variety of fellowship opportunities throughout each month such as Saturday outdoor expeditions/hikes and Friday night “Girl’s Night Out.”  For more information on these activities and others, text Monie Schlarb at 970-764-0226.

June 2019 — Prayer Requests

June 2019 — Prayer Requests

In Our Prayers

Please keep the following Military men and women in your prayers…

To add or remove names from this list, please contact Janeann Jones

  • Major Ryan Bankhead—Brother of Eryn Orlowski
  • Sgt. John Dee—Son in-law of Wendy Krull
  • Sgt. Chris Gomez—Nephew of BJ and Danny Pierce
  • Staff Sergeant (SSgt.) Airman Paul Herr—Nephew of Gary & Carol Orlowski
  • Hugh Jones, Jr. Sailor—Son of Rick & Janeann Jones
  • Sgt. Brandon Minser —Son in-law of Wendy Krull
  • LCDR Andy Schaaf—Son of Merilee and Mark Fleming
  • Major Clayton Stransky—Nephew of Kip and Laura Stransky
  • Staff Sgt. Stephen Van Dover—Nephew of Nancy Van Dover

CtK family & friends who are in need of prayer…

To add or remove names from this list, please contact Linda White

  • The family of Merlwyn Clausen
  • Kip & Laura Stransky
  • Mandy & Maggie Gardner
  • Larry & Lauren Rardin
  • Beverly and Paul Dittmer
  • Mary Southworth
  • Darlene Warring
  • Bonnie Rossmiller
  • Shirley Buslee
  • LuLu Mae Hess
  • Lucille Ball
  • Paul Schnackenberg, brother of Carroll Groeger
  • Bev Brown
  • Lori Lachelt
  • Kayla Hefner
  • Carol Gunderson
  • CtK’s Mission Team traveling with Pastor Tim to Guatemala June 5th –13th.
  • CtK’s ministry and partnership with both the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, AZ and San Juan Bautista Lutheran Church in Zaculeu, Guatemala.
  • CtK’s Homebound Ministry and all those who serve our homebound members through this ministry.
  • Paul Gebo who is currently undergoing the “Call Process” for his first call.
  • Mandy Gardner, CtK’s Director of Faith Formation. She was approved by the RMS ELCA for Endorsement in March.
  • All those battling mental illness and addictions.
  • Each person in our CtK church family.
June 2019 — Social Ministry

June 2019 — Social Ministry

Love Out Loud

SAVE the dates:  June 1st through June 9th!

During this year’s 2019 Love Out Loud event, you can choose from over 50 community service projects to help spread God’s love around our community.  Some projects can even be done from home!  Please register by visiting:   https://www.fumcdurango.org/love-out-loud-2019 or contact CtK’ers Beth Stelz at 970-903-8354 or Dominique Holling at 303-619-4268.

Events held at CtK:

Tuesday, June 4th:  Help someone in the community by participating in the Love Out Loud blood drive.  The blood drive truck will be in the CtK parking lot from 4 — 7pm.  Check availability at


Saturday, June 8th:  Help prepare meals for the homebound and others in need.  Sign up for whatever time commitment you can and meet at the CtK Kitchen from 9am—4pm.

Habitat Update

Habitat for HumanityCtK’s Build Day comes early this year Saturday, June 1st.  We will be back at Fox Farms in Bayfield beginning at 8:30 AM working on another duplex… FRAMING — one of the really fun parts of building.  It’s not too late to volunteer to work on site and/or to help provide lunch that day (the usual sandwiches, chips, salad, drinks, and dessert).   If you really enjoy our build day, Love Out Loud is also sponsoring a Build Day on Saturday, June 8.  Sign up for this date is separate at https://www.fumcdurango.org/love-out-loud-2019      ~  For more info, contact Rap Fairley for CtK Habitat at 410-474-3571.

June 2019 — CtK Youth Group News

June 2019 — CtK Youth Group News

The CtK Youth Group ended the school year with a “De-Stress Fest” on Friday, May 31st. They had loads of fun, games, and prizes – all to help them unwind from the school year and kick off  their summer vacations.

They send tons of thanks to all who helped with donations of Thrivent dollars, food, and many various gift card prizes.  Your continued support of our youth is greatly appreciated!

Congratulations to Kristina Bodewes, Lana Bodewes, Evan Gonzales, and Jessica McVaugh who were confirmed on Sunday, May 19th.  They are now full-fledged, voting members of our CtK community.

Lastly, we bid farewell and God speed to our 2019 high school graduates:  John Awe (DHS) – he will be going into the Navy; Noah Bodewes (DHS) – he will be attending Colorado State University (CSU) in the Fall; and Amla Wolf (AHS) – undecided at this time.    Our best wishes to them for continued success in all their endeavors!

The Barefoot Days of Summer

The Barefoot Days of Summer

Those who know me well – and those who happen to stop by the church office when the weather is warm – know that my preferred footwear is none at all. It’s not that I dislike shoes; but my feet feel so much happier when they can wiggle and waggle freely, without the confines of laces and fabric and rubber.

There’s a lot to be said for going barefoot in the warmer weather. It brings to mind one of my favorite stories: that of Moses and the burning bush, when the LORD speaks to Moses and tells him to remove his sandals for the place where he is standing is holy ground. I love that idea – that the very ground we walk upon is holy simply because of the LORD’s presence. And while I’ve never thought about it as such, it is fairly accurate to say that when I’m barefoot, I pay a lot more attention to the ground than I do when I am fully shod.

I notice the scratchiness of carpet more. I notice the slightest hint of dew on cold morning grass. I notice the squishiness of the asphalt that was used to fill the cracks in our parking lot. I notice the speed at which the sun makes my feet burn. And I definitely notice the smallest of pebbles or pine needles. Some of these things may come across as nuisances, but all of them do – in fact – serve to make me stop and realize the gift of where I am in that moment. I am forced to stop and recognize the holiness of that particular spot, pebbles and all.

This year, the warm weather has yet to come; but you can be sure, when it does, that your pastor will once again relish in the joy of bare feet! I hope you’ll take some time to enjoy the holiness of this season, as well.


Pastor Tim