May 2021–In Other News

May 2021–In Other News

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

* Beginning Sunday, May 30th and through the Summer, In-door/In-person Worship will begin at 9:00 AM.

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.


Congratulations to CtK’s Graduates

Kathleen Duft, graduating with an R.N. from Regis College, Denver, CO

Kathleen is the daughter of Ann & Tom Duft

Paul Duft,  graduating from Durango High School, Durango, CO

Paul will be attending Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO in the Fall.

Paul is the son of Ann & Tom Duft

Embrey Saville, graduating from Durango High School, Durango, CO

Embrey will be attending Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ in the Fall, majoring in Forensic Chemistry.

Embrey is the daughter of Nonette & Jeff Saville

Emily McVaugh, graduating from Escalante Middle School, Durango, CO

Emily is the daughter of Sara & Mike McVaugh

Dalton Valdez, graduating from Kindergarten and will be entering First Grade in the Fall

Dalton is the daughter of Robin & Anthony Valdez, friends of Deacon Mandy Gardner.

Dalton regularly watches “CtK Kids” videos to learn about Jesus & CtK.  She calls Deacon Mandy her “God Teacher.”

CtK wishes all of you God’s blessings for a bright, successful future.  You make all of us–your family and CtK– proud!


Save the Dates–May

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

of May is the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission, Rock Point, AZ.

Sunday, May 16thCongregational Meeting – 10:00am.   Click here to join via Zoom, “regular” password. 

Sunday, May 23rd2:00pm:  Ordination & Installation of Deacon Amanda Gardner by ELCA Rocky Mountain Synod Bishop James Gonia.  Join us Livestream from the CtK Sanctuary.

Sunday, May 30th – 9:00am: In-door, In-person,  AND livestreamed worship; for in-person, sign up at

                                     10:30am:  Outdoor, In-person (not livestreamed) worship.

Looking Ahead

Monday-Friday, July 12th through 16th8:30am—12:30pm for kids entering K—6th grade in the Fall of 2021. Click HERE for info/registration.

Saturday/Sunday, July 31st-August 1st – CtK’s Annual Campout at Chris Park/Haviland Lake.  Stay tuned for details. . .

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



May 2021 — In Our Prayers

May 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 Julie McCallister
  • The Family of LuLu Mae (Sue) Hess
  • The Family of Mary Southworth
  • Stella Welcher
  • 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 who will be Ordained and Installed by Bishop Gonia on May 23rd.
  • 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!
May 2021 Fellowship Group News

May 2021 Fellowship Group News

CtK Piecemaker Quilters

The Piecemaker Quilters continue to meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10 am until 2 pm.  Everyone is welcome to join us.   For more information and meeting location, please call Stella Welcher at 970-903-9327.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon! 

CtK Book Club

The CtK Book Club currently meets on the second Thursday of each month at 3PM via Zoom.

This month, on Thursday, May 13th, we will discuss a book by Susan Wiggs, “The Lost and Found Bookshop.”   Our last book study for the season will be on Thursday, June 10th, when we discuss “Migrations,” a book by Charlotte McConaghy. We will take a break for the summer months and return to meet again in September.

We hope you will join us — anyone can attend one or more book discussions.    If you are interested in attending, please call Stella Welcher at 970-903-9327 to get the Zoom link information.  


May 2021 Bible Studies

May 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 If you need the password to access the class, call Pastor Tim at 970-426-9681.

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.  

May 2021 — Social Ministry News

May 2021 — Social Ministry News


Habitat for Humanity Update

There is lots going on at Habitat right now, notably getting ready for the 2021 build.  That build will be another duplex, 2 stories with 3…possibly 4…bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.  The site is back at Fox Farms in Bayfield, and the Save the Date for CtK’s build is Saturday, June 5.  (Please NOTE: we are back to SATURDAYS.)  Habitat will break ground after they receive the bids for the infrastructure and have chosen a contractor.  It should be sometime soon.

Usually, Americore comes at the beginning of a build to do the framing.  That is not happening this year; so, Habitat really needs volunteers to help with that aspect of the project.  In addition to the new build, Habitat has bought back some of their earlier homes.  (Their owners have prospered and moved on to bigger homes elsewhere – success stories!)  In the meantime, Habitat is renovating these homes and will resell them to new partners.  Volunteers from The Hammers Club, many of whom are retirees, help with the renovations as well as the new build.  If you would like to join them, please call Tami Joslin at 970-382-2215.

Additional details for CtK’s Habitat Build, signup, and restrictions will be announced as they become available as well as being published in the next Scribe.  If you have questions, please call Rap Fairley at 410-474-3571.

Rap Fairley and the Social Ministry Committee