“A Place of Grace, sharing the Love of God with each other and the Community”

 

May 15, 2022

NOTES AND NEWS AT CTK:  The date for the congregational LCEF Mission Clarity meeting is June 14th. Please reserve that date now!  We need you all to be there! This organization is coming to help us plan a detailed 5–10-year strategic plan for our church. It will be all-encompassing as we will see what staffing, programs, and land development God wishes for us to develop here. Other dates to keep in mind are May 29th, Memorial Day service, and June 26th when we will have our voter’s meeting.   
 
MEMORIAL SERVICE:  As is custom, we would like to pay tribute to soldiers who have fallen in the arena of war before worship begins on May 29th. If you have names and/or pictures of those whom you would like to include, please submit them to the church office by May 23rd.
 
MARK THE DATE:  Pastor is leading a tour group through the Luther land of Germany in November 2023.  It will include stops in Berlin, Wittenberg, Eisenach, Worms, Erfurt, and Eisleben and a “small” cruise on the Rhine. Hopefully, this will give more time for Covid restrictions to be removed and for saving and planning for the trip.  It will be a 10-day tour. Submit your name to him if you are interested in more information. 
 
CHURCH FINANCES:  The Lord has continued to bless this church in its ability to pay its obligations.  We have no deficit!  In the last meeting, the council, as good stewards, resolved to pay another $33,000 on the principle of the debt as our loan is at 4% while the $33,000 in our funds was generating less than 1% interest. Our church debt now stands at $723, 811.11 but with the extra reduction payment, it will drop to $690,811,11.  How about that!  The Lord has blessed our church that we have been able to reduce our original debt amount in five months $168,188.89!  Praise the Lord!  Every extra dollar given by members of CTK to debt reduction is helping to reduce our debt faster!
 
THANK YOU: First Look, a pro-life ministry organization in Waxahachie, which seeks to protect the life of the unborn and assist mothers with “problem pregnancies” wishes to thank the women who attended the Spring Tea for their generous donations to their cause.  They wrote,” Happy Mother’s Day, I trust your Mother-Daughter Tea was a blessing. Thank you again for the wonderful and timely donations today! We can’t thank you enough; God is so good!”
 
THANK YOU for supporting our youth and adults attending the LCMS Youth Gathering through the H.U.G. Wall and adult Sunday School offerings.  Over $4,500 has been raised!! What a blessing each and every supporter is! 
 
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFERING:  The Board of Stewardship will be designating the Adult Bible Class offerings to go to a special cause.  For the months of May and June, all Adult Bible Class offerings will go to help our youth attend the National Youth Gathering in Houston, this summer.
 
SAVE THE DATE Vacation Bible School! Mark your calendars for July 18-21! Our theme this year is “Make Waves” and we will need lots of volunteers to make VBS a success! Please start thinking and praying about if God might be calling you to help! Watch for more details coming soon and see Allison Daniels or Annette Goss if you would be willing to serve. 
 
Our Week With the Lord
Sunday, May 22 GRADUATION SUNDAY
8:00 a.m. Communion- Traditional Service
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:45 a.m. Anglican Bible Class
10:45 a.m. Communion – Contemporary Service
12:00 p.m. Anglican Services
12:00 p.m. Children’s Choir
6:00 p.m. YOUTH-

Monday, May 23
10:00 a.m. Board of Christian Ed

Tuesday, May 24
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study

Wednesday, May 25
6:15 p.m. Handbell Choir
7:30 p.m. Adult Choir

Thursday, May 26
6:00 p.m. Anglican Services
6:30 p.m. YOUTH Committee
7:00 p.m. Praise Team

Saturday, May 28
9:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast

Sunday, May 29
8:00 a.m. Communion- Traditional Service
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:45 a.m. Anglican Bible Class
10:45 a.m. Communion – Contemporary Service
12:00 p.m. Anglican Services