News & Announcements

THANK YOU FROM PASTOR BUSHRE - Dear Christ the Life members, I want to thank you all so much for the gift card to Roberts’ Meats for Pastor Appreciation month. I’ll be doing some grilling with that, for sure!  You all are truly a blessing to me and my family. Thank you for thinking of us, praying for us, and making us feel loved and appreciated. It is our joy and privilege to serve here with you! God’s richest blessing to you all!  -Pastor Bushre (and Julie, Aidan, Allie, and Declan, too)

PASTOR BUSHRE WILL BE ON VACATION – Pastor and Julie will be on vacation this week (10/25-10/30). Please reach out to your elder or the church office if you need anything during this time.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - The Lutheran Sports Association is holding it's 10th Lutheran Grade School State Volleyball Tournament on October 29-31, at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, Jackson. We are looking for volunteers to help with scoreboard, scorebook and line judging. If you are interested in helping out, please visit the LSA website - and click on the volunteer interest form. Whether it's 2 or 4 hours or any time you have available, it is appreciated.

NEWSLETTER ARTICLES DUE – Please submit any newsletter articles to the church office by TODAY.  Your contribution to the quarterly newsletter is appreciated!

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES INVITED TO FALL FESTIVAL AT CUW – Families with young children are invited to Concordia's Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9-11 a.m. There will be games, crafts, a devotion, trick-or-treating, and more. Come dressed in your favorite costume. The event is free but registration is requested. Visit to register. 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LUTHERAN CONGREGANTS - Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor is proud to offer scholarships that are uniquely designed to support the future leaders of the Church—individuals who will live out their vocations in both called and non-church work settings. Two such scholarships are: 

  • Luther Promise (for undergraduate learners): High school graduates in this congregation may receive up to $20,000 annually. Visit for details.
  • Uncommon Scholarships (for graduate learners): Lutheran congregants may receive $500 per each three-credit course on eligible graduate programs. Visit for details.

Learn more or schedule a visit today by visiting

GROWING TOGETHER MENTORING WORKSHOP – The Women’s Leadership Institute is hosting a four hour workshop plus lunch on Saturday October 30th from 9-1 p.m.  This workshop will be a fun way to connect with others in your community as you participate in activities designed to sharpen skills in listening, critical thinking, searching scripture, and creating a plan. (Registration fee includes materials, refreshments, and lunch).  See the big bulletin board for details.

TRUNK-OR-TREAT – Sunday, October 31, 11:30 – This fun, family event is open to all church and school families as well as the community.  Invite your friends and family and plan to join us for a hot dog and some treats!  Want to help? Sign up on the bulletin board if you can host a trunk!  Please help up spread the word.  Find the event on our Facebook page and share it on your own page.

CRAFT FAIR – CTL’s 3rd Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair is scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2021

  • DONATIONS – Are you a crafter/artist?  Consider donating a few of your new creations for the CTL booth.  All proceeds from this booth will go towards the fundraiser.
  • VOLUNTEERS AND BAKERS ARE NEEDED – Let us know how you can help with the Craft Fair!      Sign-up sheets are located on the bulletin board across from the church office.  We need help on the evening of Friday, November 12 and all day Saturday, November 13.  Able-bodied helpers are especially appreciated for set up and clean up!  We also need volunteers to bake for the bake sale.  Your help is greatly appreciated with this community outreach event that will also raise funds for our Preschool!
  • SPREAD THE WORD – Please grab a flyer or two from the bulletin board across from the church office and share them with friends.      (If you would like a PDF of the flyer please email  Also, please check out the Craft Fair event on our Facebook page and share the event on your own Facebook page. 

OFFERINGS - If you would like to set up automatic giving, please complete the Joyful Response form and return it to the church office.  You can also use the Vanco Mobile app or our online giving page.  "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." - 2 Corinthians 9:7

Kwik Trip Gas Card Sales - Available in $20, $25, $50, $100, $200, $500

Kwik Trip Ultimate Car Wash Cards – 5 Ultimate Washes for $35 

See Deb Coonen, Joan Oberhaus, or Becki Van Allen to purchase.