News & Announcements

From Sunday, 10/1:

CHURCH WORKER APPRECIATION – October has traditionally been designated as Pastor Appreciation Month — an opportunity for congregations to express, in various ways, their thankfulness to the shepherds who care for them.  The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) also encourages congregations and school communities to use the month of October to demonstrate appreciation not only for their pastors, but for all workers in the parish and school — pastors, commissioned ministers, business managers, administrative assistants, teacher aides, custodians, cafeteria workers and everyone in between.  The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod thanks God for the 14,647 faithful church workers who serve in congregations and schools across our Synod.

VACATION DAYS – Pastor and Julie Bushre will be taking a short vacation Tuesday, 10/10 – Saturday, 10/14.  If you need anything during that time, please reach out to your Elder.  Additionally, the church office will be closed on Thursday, 10/12 and Friday, 10/13 as Becki will also be on vacation.

NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY – An updated church directory is posted on the bulletin board just outside the church office.  Please take a look at your family’s contact information and make any changes directly on the posted copy.  If you would like to add or update your photo, please email the photo to the church office (  If you would like a printed copy once all updates have been made, please add your name to the list on the bulletin board.  The church directory is also available and kept current on the Christ the Life website.  If you need login information or help accessing the directory, please reach out to Becki.

UKRAINIAN MEAL FUNDRAISER – Blessed Savior in New Berlin has extended an invitation to their upcoming fundraiser on October 15.  There will be a presentation at 9:15 am or 12:15 pm.  An authentic Ukrainian meal will be served at noon. Tickets are $10.  See the bulletin board for more details.

MARRIAGE DATE NIGHT – Marriage Date Night is coming to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Pewaukee on November 10 beginning at 7:00 pm! The lineup for this event includes comedians Leland Klassen, Amberly Neese & Jonny Diaz. We hope you can make it to this amazing night out with your spouse!  Marriage Date Night is a great night out for couples – a night to reconnect and be reminded that we can have fun together. Come and enjoy some great music and 2 national comedians.  See the bulletin board for details.

LWML EVENTS – Would you be interested in coordinating a CTL group to attend LWML events or coordinate some ladies’ events here at CTL?  If so, please talk with Jane Olsen!

LWML ZONE 3 FALL RALLY – The Zone 3 fall rally will be held at Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church on Saturday, October 21.  Registration and coffee will begin at 9:00 am with a devotion and speaker from the SOS Center at 9:30 am.  See the bulletin board for more information including a list of items they will be collecting.

LWML FALL RALLY – The Milwaukee Zone has invited us to their fall rally on October 28 at Journeys Lutheran School.  See the bulletin board for details.

NORTH & SOUTH WISCONSIN LUTHERAN LAYMEN’S LEAGUE DISTRICT JOINT CONVENTION – On Saturday, October 14 the North & South Wisconsin LLL District Joint Convention will feature the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty (LCRL) at Peace Lutheran Church, 1228 South Park Ave., Neenah, Wisconsin. You are invited to participate in “What is a Two Kingdom Church?” led by Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, executive director of LCRL. The 3 sessions are:

# 1 Two Kingdoms: One Mission & Foundation

# 2 God at Work: A Two Kingdom Exercise in the American Context

# 3 Set Free to Live Freely for Others: A Two Kingdom Engagement of the culture for the sage of the mission of the church

Doors open at 8:00 a.m. with the convention opening in worship at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 3:30 p.m. Registration is $30.00 per person, which includes lunch. There is no registration fee for pastors to attend. For more information or questions, please refer to the flyer on the bulletin board. Registration deadline is October 9, 2023.

PORTALS OF PRAYER - Please help yourself to this daily devotional for adults - they're available by the big bulletin board in the hallway.

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR – CTL’s 5th Annual Holiday Craft Fair is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2023.  We are full!  Please help us spread the word!  Volunteers will be needed to help facilitate this event. Stay tuned for details on how you can help!

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/Gift Card Sales - Available in $20, $50, $100, $200, $500
Kwik Trip Grocery Card Sales - Available in $25 and $50
Kwik Trip Ultimate Car Wash Cards – 5 Ultimate Washes for $35

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