March 2021 Bible Studies

March 2021 Bible Studies


Bible Studies

Circle of Contemplative Prayer

The Circle of Contemplative Prayer meets each Monday from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Silent meditation and prayer sessions are followed by a book discussion. Currently, the discussion topics delve into the ways the contemplative path calls us to connect our inner search for transformational growth with the external realities of how we live and act, what we eat and wear, etc.

NOTE: Meetings are currently being held via Zoom. For the Zoom link and other pertinent information, please text Sharyn Butler at 970-759-6355.  Thank you.

Great Ol’ Broads of God (GoBoGs)

GoBoGs invites you to join them in study and fellowship each Monday from 4:00-5:30 pm. Share the Care, GoBoGs’ outreach mission, is addressed upon requests.  They are currently finishing a study based on “The Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd.  The next study will focus on the book, “You Are Loved and Free” by Micah Ruth.  Also, during the Lenten Season, they are discussing contemporary reflection questions relating to this season’s Gospel scriptures, as posed by Father Kevin.

NOTE:  During the health crisis, they are conferencing via Zoom at 592-847-8387; the password for this meeting is Testify.  The Zoom meeting ID is 966-5642-4190.  Please join them for study sessions that are deeply rewarding. For more information, contact Kayla Hefner at 970-759-1636.

Midweek Bible Study led by Pastor Tim

Bible Study class meets on Thursdays from 12:00-1:15 PM.  We are studying the Petrine Epistles (1 & 2 Peter) and currently reading the first chapter of 1 Peter.  Invite others to join us if you’d like! The link to access these meetings via Zoom is located below.

If you ever misplace this link, you can also find it on our website at You will need the password 1964 to access the meeting.

I look forward to seeing you all!!!

Khuvara (“Circle of Friends”)

The Khuvara Women’s Group is starting a new book for discussion entitled, “Everyone’s Normal till You Get to Know Them” by John Ortberg.  All women are welcome, and we gladly invite new members to join us.  For meeting time/place during Covid, please call Stella at 970-903-9327.

Spiritual Study Group (SSG)

Currently, the Spiritual Study Group meetings are suspended until further notice due to Covid-19.  For more information, contact Aurora Rose.  

March 2021–In Other News. . .

March 2021–In Other News. . .

Limited In-person Worship Sundays at 9:15 AM–Please Sign-Up

Those who wish to join us for our worship service at 9:15am on Sunday mornings must sign up in advance. You can do so by navigating to our sign-up hub on our website ( If you do not have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone to sign up on your own, please notify Pastor Tim or the Church Office.   At this time, we can accommodate up to 30 people in the Sanctuary.  Masks are required to be worn at all times, and physical distancing between households is required.

Thank you for your help in making this a safe experience for all.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Tim.

Save the Dates–March

CtK’s designee for Noisy Offering donations collected during the month

of March is ELCA World Hunger. 

Sunday, March 7thDr. Seuss Sunday.  Pastor Tim will deliver his sermon via “Seussian” rhyme.

Sunday, March 14th Daylight Savings Time BEGINS “spring forward” one hours prior to bedtime on Saturday night.

Sunday, March 28th – Palm Sunday (stay tuned for details. . .)

Looking Ahead

Thursday, April 1st – Maundy Thursday

Friday, April 2nd – Good Friday

Saturday, April 3rd – Easter Eve

Sunday, April 4th – Easter Sunday

For all events and activities, please check the CtK website for updates. 


March 2021 — Social Ministry News

March 2021 — Social Ministry News


ELCA World Hunger Lenten Challenge:

This year, as we have for 10 years, no, 15, well many years, we are raising money for ELCA World Hunger during the Lenten Season.  We have set a goal of $5,000 for our congregation; it is a goal we met easily last year despite the many socio-economic setbacks of the pandemic. 

Here are some facts listed on the ELCA World Hunger Website.  These facts and statistics underscore the urgent need for us to reach out and help those in our world who are food insecure.

More than 820 million people – that’s about 11 percent of people in our world today – are hungry. As members of the ELCA, we are called to respond…ELCA World Hunger is uniquely positioned to reach communities in need.  From health clinics to microloans, water wells to animal husbandry, community meals to advocacy, your gifts to ELCA World Hunger make it possible for the ELCA to respond, supporting sustainable solutions that get at the root causes of hunger and poverty.  Hunger facts:

  • 821 million people around the world – that’s more than 1 in 10 – can’t access the food they need to live active, healthy lives.
  • According to the most recent estimates, 736 million people live in extreme poverty on less than $1.90 per day. That’s 10% of the world’s population.
  • At some point in 2017 (the most recent year available), more than 40 million people in the United States were unsure where their next meal might come from.
  • 39.7 million Americans were living in poverty in 2017. For a family of four, this means their annual household income was below $25,094.

Please help us support this cause.  Download the 40 Days of Giving 2021: Lenten calendar at  Thank You!

John Condie

Social Ministry Team

Habitat Update:

Habitat for Humanity will be building a 2-story duplex back in Fox Farms in Bayfield this summer.  Additional details will be announced as they become available.

In the meantime, Habitat is looking for volunteers to be on the Habitat Board, the Faith Relations Committee and to work at the Restore.  The Board meets once a month for 1 ½ hours.   Currently there are 6 members and Rachel, the Director, would like to have 10 – 12 members.  A background in real estate, fund raising, or people skills would be an extra bonus.  The Faith Relations Committee consists of members from community churches or religious organizations in the area and meets every other month and supports Habitat in its various projects.  Volunteers, who help run the Restore, display merchandise, make sales, pick up donations, and a wide range of other activities.  ALL volunteers are very much appreciated!  Habitat does make a difference in people’s lives; there are lots of success stories and you can be a part of it.  Call Rachel at Habitat to volunteer at 970-382-2215.

Rap Fairley

Social Ministry Team


March 2021 — In Our Prayers

March 2021 — In Our Prayers

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

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

  • 1st Lt. Mitch Bugaj stationed in Germany–Nephew of Ronnie Zaday
  • 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
  • Master Sargent 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 LuLu Mae (Sue) Hess
  • The Family of Mary Southworth
  • The Family of Larry Rardin
  • The Family of Beverly Dittmer
  • Carol Orlowski
  • Roger Landgren
  • Julie Williams
  • Laura Stransky
  • Dottie Johnson
  • Larry & Lauren Rardin
  • Darlene Warring
  • Bonnie Rossmiller
  • Bev Brown
  • Lori Lachelt
  • Kayla Hefner
  • Carol Gunderson
  • Deacon Mandy Gardner as she begins her new call and ministries at CtK.
  • 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.
  • All those battling mental illness and addictions.
  • Each person in our CtK church family.
  • All the front-line workers striving to keep Durango and our surrounding community safe, healthy, fed, educated, and mentally and spiritually fulfilled during the Covid-19 crisis.  May God bless and protect EVERYONE!