September 2019 — Worship Assistants

September 2019 — Worship Assistants

8:00 10:30
Usher Ken & Linda Hartlein Dominique Holling
Worship Assistant Dianne Milarch Barbara Wirsching
Communion Assistants Jo & Dianne Milarch; Denise Dey Carol Orlowski
Sound Board Operator Bruce Wongstrom Charlie Hakes


8:00 10:30
Usher Jeff & Donn Wince Dominique Holling
Worship Assistant Lynn Mitzlaff Carol Orlowski
Communion Assistants Dave & Wendy Gonzales, Lynn Mitzlaff David Smith
Sound Board Operator Dave Mitzlaff TBA


8:00 10:30
Usher Roger & Cora Landgren TBA
Worship Assistant Dale Wingeleth TBA
Communion Assistants Sue Mages, Gary Rollstin, Dale Wingeleth Dominique Holling
Sound Board Operator Dave Mitzlaff Charlie Hakes


8:00 10:30
Usher Pete & Judy Olson David Smith
Worship Assistant Holly Landgren Barbara Wirsching
Communion Assistants Brigitte Cunningham, Cora Landgren, Holly Landgren Dominique Holling
Sound Board Operator Bruce Wongstrom TBA


8:00am 10:30pm
Usher Larry & Margaret Hjermstad Richard Gjere
Worship Assistant Amy Wendland Eryn Orlowski
Communion Assistants

Brigitte Cunningham, Gary Rollstin, Amy Wendland

Carol Orlowski, David Smith
Sound Board Operator Bruce Wongstrom Charlie Hakes


September 2019 — CtK Youth Group News

September 2019 — CtK Youth Group News

CtK Youth Group began their weekly meetings on Friday August 23rd.  They will continue to meet throughout the school year from 4-5:30pm in the Youth Room and Community Hall.   Several activities and projects are in the works – everything from Xbox to weekly service projects–like working at Manna’s Garden Project on Thursdays and/or cooking at Manna on Wednesdays.  Of course, there is also Bible Study and Confirmation.  On those Sundays when there is no Confirmation class, Youth Bible Study will join with the Intergenerational Sunday School classes at 9:30am in the Community Hall.   Everyone will discuss the “ELCA Social Statement.”

Youth Group would appreciate any chaperones that might be available on any Friday from 3:30pm-4:00pm so youth could come to the church directly after school to play Xbox.  Christina is unable to get here from her day job earlier than 4:00pm.  So please prayerfully consider volunteering for this important ministry – the youth would be SO grateful!!  Thank you!

For more info and details, contact Christina Cummins, Director of Youth Ministry.

September 2019 Prayer Requests

September 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 Ethel Goehring
  • The family of Kent Herath
  • The family of Merlwyn Clausen
  • 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 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.
  • Mandy Gardner, CtK’s Director of Faith Formation. She was approved for Endorsement by the RMS in March, 2019.
  • All those battling mental illness and addictions.
  • Each person in our CtK church family.
September 2019 Fellowship Group News

September 2019 Fellowship Group News

CtK Piecemaker Quilters

The Piecemaker Quilters would like to invite all those interested in quilting (or wanting to learn how to quilt) to join us. You’ll find us a warm and accepting group who makes quilts for baptisms, the sick and elderly, as well as for various mission projects for those in need here at home and abroad. If you would like more information, please give Judy Danielson a call at the Durango Quilt Company: 970-247-2582.  The Piecemakers regularly meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 9:30 am until 2:00 pm in the CtK Community Hall.   We look forward to seeing you!

CtK Book Club

The CtK Book Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm in the CtK Library. Our next meeting is on Thursday, September 12th when we’ll discuss “Where Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens.  Our book disussion for October 10th will be “Light on Snow” by Anita Shreve; and on November 14th we’ll focus on a book by Tara Westover entitled,  “Educated.”  On December 12th, we’ll skip our regularly scheduled meeting to participate in our annual Holiday Luncheon.   We’ll begin the new year on Thursday, January 9th, 2020, when we discuss the book, “The Color Purple,” by Alice Walker.

You are invited to drop in at any time and join us for some lively and enriching literary discussions—new members are always warmly welcomed! For more information about any of our reads or activities, please contact Stella Welcher at 970-903-9327.

September 2019 — Bible Studies

September 2019 — Bible Studies

September’s Bible Studies

Circle of Contemplative Prayer

The Circle of Contemplative Prayer meets on Mondays from 5:30-7:15pm in the Chapel. We are currently studying through “personal reflections.” For more information, contact Sharyn Butler.

Great Ol’ Broads of God (GoBoGs)

GoBoGs invites you to join them in study and fellowship. They meet at CtK in the classrooms W6/W7 each Monday from 4:00-5:30 pm. (The first Monday of each month is dedicated to Share The Care, GoBoGs’ outreach mission.) They are currently studying “An Altar in the World” by Barbara Brown Taylor. Please join them for study sessions that are deeply rewarding. For more information, contact Lynda Morris.

Midweek Bible Study led by Pastor Tim

We meet each Thursday from 12:00-1:15 PM  in the CtK Community Hall.  Please join us, and bring your lunch if you wish.  Our discussions are engaging and span a variety of topics.  For more information, call the church office at 247-5310.

Khuvara (“Circle of Friends”)

The Khuvara Women’s Group are currently reading the book “Love Wins” by Rob Bell. All women are welcome, and we gladly invite new members to join us. We meet each Thursday at 1:30 pm in the CtK Library. For more information, contact Stella Welcher.

Spiritual Study Group (SSG)

Currently the Spiritual Study Group is reading and discussing “Love Without Limits”  Jesus’ Radical Vision for Love with No Exceptions written by author, Jacqueline A. Bussie.  Please join us for lively, enriching discussions! The Spiritual Study Group meets weekly on Thursdays at 3:00 pm in the Welcome Center. For more information, contact Aurora Rose.