May 2023 – In Other News

May 2023 – In Other News

Worship Information

Sunday, 9:30 AM – INDOOR & LIVE STREAM 

We hope you’ll join us in the CtK Sanctuary and online. All are welcome!

Wednesday “Behold!” 6:00PM – IN-PERSON – CtK Community Hall

We are having dinner before Behold! Come and join us for food and fellowship @ 5:26pm prior to the Wednesday evening service.

Thank you for your help in making in-person worship a safe experience for all.  If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Mandy.

News You Can Use

We are calling on everyone to prayerfully consider how you might use your time and talents to help propel CtK forward in this new hybrid in-person/techno-based way of doing church. We have the technology. Now, we need YOU! Currently, we are seeking to fill ALL categories of worship volunteers:

  • Altar Guild Assistants
  • Worship Assistants
    • Ushers
    • Readers
    • Communion assistants
    • Soundboard/camera operators
    • Presentation computer operators
    • Online church host. This person would be basically acting as a “virtual greeter/online chat person” for worship services.

If you feel you might be interested in any of these volunteer positions and/or if you have any questions, please give Deacon Mandy a call (970-247-5310) or touch base with her during the week. Training will be provided for all volunteers. Thanks for your consideration.

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The Chancel Choir is filling the Sanctuary with their melodious voices. The choir meets for rehearsals on Monday evenings from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

Please contact Jared Wright, Choir Director if you would like to sing. Jared can be reached at 970-759-1834 or email  – All are welcome!


The CtK Handbell Ensemble is ringing out the good news and praises!

This group practices on Sunday mornings @ 8:30am. Please contact Jared Wright, Choir/Music Director or Anita Ashby if you would like to ring. Jared can be reached at the church office or email  – All are welcome!

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The noisy offering partner for May is: Habitat for Humanity

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Save the Dates – May

Saturday, May 6 – Blood Drive in Memory of David Mitzlaff. CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Sunday, May 7 – Annual Meeting – Following our 9:30am worship service. Attend the meeting, hear our annual reports, vote on new Council Members, etc. See you there! Join us in-person or online. CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA ZOOM (usual password)

Sunday, May 7 – Pot Luck Meal – Following our annual meeting there will be a pot luck meal. Stay for the meeting and then come and eat with us. Yum! This is also Birthday Sunday! We will be celebrating all of our CtK May Birthdays! Did someone say cake?? Woohoo!


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

May 2023 – Fellowship Group News

CtK Piecemaker Quilters

The CtK quilting group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 10:00am in the Community Hall. We make baptisim and prayer quilts for members of our congregation as they are needed. We also make quilts for our local nursing hoes and the Navajo Nation through NELM. This year we are also making new paraments for our sanctuary. If you would like to work on the paraments, but not quilt, please contact Carol Orlowski at (248)245-3541. We hope you enjoy the new paraments that were displayed. We are currently working on things for our sale in the fall.

If you are interested in quilting, please join us. If you would like to quilt, but don’t know how, join us and we will teach you. For other questions, you can contact Judy Olson at (651)303-8450 or


CtK Book Club

Our book club gets together in the Community Hall on the second Thursday of the month at 3:00 P.M. We are currently meeting on Zoom. This month we are reading The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. It is a story of a Quaker woman coming to the United States from England and finding the differences between the two countries.

We will be reading the following books in the coming months:

June.        The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

July.            The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

August.      The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

September  Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

October       Lightening Strike by Kent Krueger

November    Horse by Geraldine Brooks

If you have any questions, contact Judy Olson at (651-303-8450) or

May 2023 – Bible Studies

Circle of Contemplative Prayer

The Circle of Contemplative Prayer meets each Monday from 2:00pm-4:00pm. *Check back soon for and update to our schedule as we transition into the summer months.* 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. For more information contact:  Sharyn Butler and/or Dian Jenkins

*NOTE:  We are currently 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 (Thursday) Bible Study led by Pastor Tim & Deacon Mandy

Bible Study class meets on Thursdays from 12:00-1:15 PM.  Attendees can choose to meet for class in-person OR via Zoom. The link to access these meetings via Zoom is:

If you ever misplace this link, you can also find it on our website at:

The “regular password” is needed to access the meeting via Zoom.  If you need the password, contact the church office at 970-247-5310.  We gladly invite and welcome all to join the class. I look forward to seeing each of you!!!

Khuvara (“Circle of Friends”)

We are a group of ladies that meet in the Community Hall every Thursday at 1:15. We begin with a check-in of how every one is doing. We then have a prayer for people in need in our families, our congregation and friends. We are just starting a book by Anne Lamont called Grace. We are currently meeting on Zoom but hopefully we will meet in person soon. If you would like to join us on Zoom, please contact Margaret Hjermstad and she will put you on the list to join in our conversation. 

If you have any questions, please contact me at 651-303-8450 or

Spiritual Study Group (SSG)

Currently, the Spiritual Study Group meets on Thursdays from 3:00pm – 4:30pm on-site in the Chapel. (Unless Covid case numbers rise, in which case we will go back to Zoom). We’re studying “The Difficult Words of Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine. For more information, or the Zoom link, contact Aurora Rose. (970-382-1848)

May 2023 — Social Ministry News

May 2023 — Social Ministry News

Habitat for Humanity Update:  CtK’s Habitat Build Day, June 10, is closer than you think!  The sign-up sheet will go out on May 21st.  Volunteers are needed to help build and a couple more to help with the lunch set up.  While June 10th is our usual Saturday work day, the LOCATION is different this year.  We are back at 1470 Florida Rd, renovating Units 1 and 7 from previous years.  Habitat will notify CtK closer to the date what exactly we will be doing.  Further information will be forthcoming in May.  If you have questions, please call Rap at 410-474-3571.

May 2023 – Church Explained

May 2023 – Church Explained

Church Explained

Pastor Tim hosts “Church Explained”, a monthly feature video that includes discussions and brief educational summaries on topics related to CtK and our Lutheran Church, traditions, and faith. This month’s episode is about selecting a bible that is right for you. Enjoy!