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Christ the Servant Lutheran in Louisville, CO is seeking a full-time Director of Faith Formation to guide our growth as God's people. Bring your creativity and flexibility to our community to create relationships with all generations and build vibrant faith formation ministries. See the job description for more information.
50+ GROUP POTLUCK & GAMES
5:30 PM Friday, November 16th CTS Fellowship Hall
Join us for a fall potluck dinner (wine/beer is allowed) and fun board games. Come for both activities or either one. Please RSVP HERE, on the website or on the Sign-Me-Up board in narthex.
THANKSGIVING SERVICE AND PIE SOCIAL
This year’s annual event will be held at Louisville United Methodist Church at 7:00pm on November 20th. Join us for this special holiday tradition! You are welcome to bring a pie and/or a canned food item to donate.
BOULDER HOMELESS SHELTER
CTS volunteers prepare and serve dinner every fourth Friday of the month. BHS no longer has meal seasons. All shifts now run from 4:30-7:45pm. The sign-up can be found HERE. Volunteers 12 to 18 years of age must be directly supervised by an adult. If you have teens, this is a great way to volunteer as a family!
RENAISSANCE PROJECT CONCERT
All age groups welcome (coordinated by 50+ Group)
Sunday, December 2nd 2:00 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 1001 13th St, Boulder 80302
The Renaissance Project is a small a cappella choir of skilled amateur and professional singers (including CTS member Diana Anderson) that performs choral music of the Renaissance. This concert will feature sacred choral works by the English composer William Byrd, as well as a selection of early American choral composers, including William Billings. Among the American works will be a variety of early Christmas choral music. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Diana Anderson 303 666-9385 or [email protected] one week in advance of the concert or held at "will call. Or, tickets will be available soon online HERE. Advance purchase: $8 seniors & students/$10 adults. At the door: $12 seniors & students/$15 adults. Sign up HERE.
50+ LUNCH AT SAME CAFE
Show the holiday spirit of generosity by simply eating lunch on Dec 5th. SAME (So All May Eat) Cafe is a donation-based fair- exchange nonprofit restaurant that serves healthy food to everyone regardless of their ability to pay because everyone, regardless of economic status, deserves the chance to eat healthy food while being treated with dignity. There are no set prices so you can make a donation of about $12.50 for your lunch. If you like, you can also purchase a lunch token to provide a healthy meal for another person in need. Guests can also volunteer at the cafe for about a half an hour in exchange for his/her meal. Parking is limited so we can take the 10:20am Flatiron Flyer from the West Side of the McCaslin station. You can drive or carpool if you prefer - address is 2023 Colfax between York and Race Streets. Contact Barb with questions at [email protected] or 303-931-2593. Please sign up HERE.
MEN’S BREAKFAST & BIBLE STUDY
Join us the first Saturday of the month from 8:30-10:00am when the men's monthly gathering resumes. Men are invited to the best breakfast in town. Feed your body and your soul.
HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP DEADLINE NOVEMBER 14
Please sign up HERE. The cost of the trip should be around $500 but there will be fundraising opportunities to cover the majority of the cost. Dates are June 22-30.
Information from the website of Next Step Ministries:
Two hours from Albuquerque in the desert mountains of the Navajo Nation Reservation, lies the isolated community of Crownpoint. Here, the physical brokenness is evident. Not as evident is the alcoholism, abuse, unemployment, and hopelessness that exists. On the reservation, there are times when the history of broken promises towards the Native American people and the resentment that has formed, can be sensed.
Many families embrace their rich history and traditions, while also carrying a strong faith in Christ. These families are the hope in this community and continue to believe in the renewal that can happen within Crownpoint.
Throughout your time in Crownpoint, the platform for building relationships will typically be found through working on an individual or family’s home in construction work. But the goal is much more than home repair. It’s an opportunity to connect. To share stories. To learn about a new culture. To show the love of Christ. And to connect them back to the local church.
With humility as our guide, we seek to work alongside families in this community in a way that offers an apology, a respect, and a love for one another.
CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION
During Adult Learning Hour classes, we have been discussing stories of our neighbors in the Holy Land. Hear first-hand about these experiences in an evening of conversation with the Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb at Atonement Lutheran, Boulder, on Saturday, November 17, 6:00 p.m. We are calling it 'Christ, Cross, and Crisis in the Holy Land Today.' Dr. Raheb, served for many years as pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem and is now President of Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts & Culture. He has developed and shaped ministries around the motto, "Hope is What We Do."
It’s time to mark your calendars for the CTS Women’s HAWAIIAN CHRISTMAS PARTY!
WHEN: Saturday, December [email protected] 6pm
WHERE: CTS Fellowship Hall
WHO: CTS Women and Friends
WHAT TO BRING:
*A white elephant gift (value of $20 or less) reflecting one of your “Top 10” vacation must-haves.
*An appetizer, salad, or main dish to share (drinks and dessert will be provided)
*An item to donate to Lutheran Family Service Birth Mom Boxes (gift boxes given to moms who give up their children for adoption). Gift ideas include: lotion, journals, cozy socks, gift cards, scarves, shower gel, etc.)
NO need to sign up. Just come and enjoy an evening of Laughter, Fun, and Fellowship!
WOMEN’S SERVICE GROUP
The group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10am to noon to continue making hygiene kits for girls. Cotton fabric and flannel is always needed and any monetary donations would be appreciated. Contact Jan Rogers or Ellie Ramsey with questions.