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

And the Community”

January 19, 2020

MEN’S SPRING RETREAT: Housing and scheduling arrangements for a March Men’s Retreat have now been made. The dates of the event will be March 20-22, 2020.  Plans are now being solidified with Habit for Humanity to have us help with the building of a house in the morning of March 21st at Denison. The afternoon of the 21st will be dedicated to boating and recreation. If you would be willing to attend and offer your RV for housing, please let pastor know. There will also be some bedrooms available in the “retreat center.” Our theme for the retreat will be Strengthening Men as Spiritual Leaders. It will start on a Friday evening and go to Sunday noon.  Costs of the event will be $65.00 a person.  This will cover lodging and food for the entire retreat time.  To register for the event, make a check payable to CTK for $65.00 and mark on it, Men’s Retreat 2020.


THE GOSPELS: Starting today, January 19th, Pastor Raebel will begin an intensive and applicable study on the Gospels in the 9:30 a.m. Bible Class.


FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:  Statements have been mailed or put in your mailboxes. Please look these over, if any discrepancies are found, be sure to contact the Financial Office here.

BUILDING COMMITTEE:  The voters, in their last meeting, approved the formation of a building committee. At the last council meeting the parameters of that committee were formulated.  The council is looking for a minimum of five to a maximum of seven members to serve on this committee. If you would be interested in serving on this committee, please submit your name to Dr. Nordstrom, Pastor Raebel, or John White.   Please understand that serving on this committee will take a great amount of time. So far, two people have come forward to serve.


FREE CONFERENCE:  The congregation is invited to attend the North Texas Free Conference hosted by Faith Lutheran Church in Plano. It will be Saturday, January 25th, 2020. The theme is “Creation, Faith and Christ in the Old Testament.” Guest speaker will be Dr. Andrew Steinmann, a Distinguished Professor of Theology and Hebrew at Concordia University Chicago. For a schedule and more information please go to: www.faithplano.org or call 972-423-7447


CAPITAL FUND RAISING COMMITTEE:  Understanding that funds will have to be raised to support our future expansion, the council announced that they will serve as the capital fund raising committee for this project.  However, they realize others in this congregation may be more gifted than they are and are asking for two to three gifted people in this area to join them and help guide them.  If you would be interested in serving on the Capital Fund Raising committee, please submit your name to Dr. Nordstrom, Pastor Raebel, or John White.


ALTAR FLOWERS: If you’d like to sign up to place flowers on the Altar in remembrance or honor of someone or an event, please contact JoAnn Thompson.


MAINTENANCE FORMS: Is there something at church that needs attention or to be fixed. Fill out a Maintenance Request form, drop it in the Trustee Box and they will get to the matter ASAP.


FIRST LOOK:  Their annual fund-raising event will be happening at the Waxahachie Civic Center on February 7th.  Cost is $50.00 per person or $400.00 per table of eight.  If the protection of unborn life is important to you, think about supporting this organization by attending their banquet.  Last year, the food and guest speaker were superb!  Call 972-938-7900 to reserve your seat or table.


SOCIAL MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES:  The Ellis County Homeless organization is sponsoring a “Let’s Ger Warm Giveaway” for the homeless in Ellis County.  It will be hosted by First Baptist Church, 450 E US-287. They are looking for volunteer help to make this event happen.  If you would like to volunteer and help your fellow man who is need, please call 214-228-4280.



Sunday, January 19       

8:00 a.m.             Communion Service

9:30 a.m.             Sunday School

10:45 a.m.           Communion Service

12:00 p.m.           Children’s Choir

3:30 p.m.             YOUTH – Jr. High Event

5:00 p.m.             Confirmation Classes


Monday, January 20

6:30 p.m.             JJOHM


Tuesday, January 21

7:00 p.m.             Praise Team


Wednesday, January 22

6:15 p.m.             Bell Choir

7:30 p.m.             Adult Choir


Saturday, January 25

9:30 a.m.             Men’s Breakfast


Sunday, January 26       

8:00 a.m.             Communion Service

9:30 a.m.             Sunday School

10:45 a.m.           Communion Service

12:00 p.m.           Children’s Choir

5:00 p.m.             Confirmation Classes

6:15 p.m.             Pizza w/Pastor (Sr. High)