Mission Trip Update and Potluck

Sunday, September 10th at 10:30am after service.

On Sunday, September 10th at 10:30am  our Kentucky Mission Team will share about their experience in July in Pikeville, Kentucky. Worship will be at 9:30am (one service only) followed by the meal and presentation. We will have a congregational pot luck for our meal. Please consider bringing an item to share — our mission trip team will be here to receive your food item before worship that morning. 

To organize our pot luck a bit, please bring food based on the first letter of your last name:

  • A-G         Bring a Salad
  • H-P         Bring a Main Dish
  • Q-Z         Bring a Dessert

Looking forward to a wonderful Sunday together to celebrate sending out the team. 

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Creator Sing-A-Long

Tuesday, August 29th at 6pm

Get ready for a fun night with your church family! We are holding a Sing-A-Long night here in the Creator parking lot just at the tail end of summer, so come and squeeze that last bit of fun out of the hot months!

There will be BBQ, fellowship, dancing, potluck, and of course singing!

More details to come as we get closer to the date but be sure to mark your calendars.

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Evening Bible Study

Second and Fourth Mondays of the month
6:30 – 8 pm at Creator

This group is currently on hiatus for the summer. Please stay tuned to learn about when normal meetings are returning.

This group meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 6:30p—8:00p at church.

A deep dive with the pastors into scripture as we distinguish law and gospel together and look at the coming Sundays gospel text. Come prepared to learn, to wrestle and to hear how this is the Word of God for us today and for the original listeners.

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Lutheran Disaster Response

Creator Lutheran Church made a donation of $3000 to the Lutheran Disaster Response designated for the Eastern Europe Crisis.

Some information on the ELCA response:

On Feb. 24, Russian forces invaded Ukraine, launching land, sea and air attacks. Airports
are now shut, and few railway lines are operational. Civilians fleeing the violence are heading toward Ukraine’s western districts and such neighboring countries as Poland, Moldova, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary.

Hundreds of thousands of people are seeking refuge in neighboring countries. There are major humanitarian concerns for both internally displaced people and refugees. Many of these Ukrainians fleeing their homes need shelter, basic necessities and pastoral care.

Lutheran Disaster Response is accompanying our companions in Ukraine, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, as well as such ecumenical partners as Lutheran World Federation and Church World Service, in their humanitarian responses to the crisis. These partners provide refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits.

To learn more about the situation and the ELCA’s response:

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Weather Closer Information

Weather closures – season of snow and ice

Creator Lutheran Church follows the closure or adjusted schedule of the Bonney Lake/ Sumner School District with regards to inclement weather from Monday to Friday. The office will be closed, open late or close early to mirror the school decisions.  Church activities would also be canceled or altered on those days.

For Sunday Worship, Pastor Amanda, in consultation with Council, will make a decision.  An email blast would be sent out and a would be posted on the Creator Facebook page in addition to the Creator website. Thank you for your kind understanding. 

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Adult Education: Ragged

Ragged: Conversations about Spiritual Practices ran during the month of February, 2022. Below you will find the legacy posting of the series and any media associated with it.

Throughout the month of February we will be holding small group conversations in the Multi-purpose room to dive a bit deeper into the Spiritual Practices outlined in the Ragged book. Our resources will include, the Ragged book, the study guide for the book, and you are each welcome and encouraged to bring other resources on the highlighted topics that have been helpful to you in your faith life. The Ragged book is a launching point to address these topics, interaction with the material is encouraged — agreeing or disagreeing. Part of the journey is to discern what you need individually at this time, and what we need communally as well. We look forward to our conversations and enriching each other’s lives. 

  • February 6: Rest and Bible Reading
  • February 13: Prayer and Meditation 
  • February 20: Fasting and Confessing
  • February 27: Generosity Lament

Discussion guide can be found here:  http://gretchenronnevik.com/ragged-discussion-guide

A 30 minute presentation that Gretchen gave at a conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksq9cfkOBKk

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Lord’s Prayer Class

The Lord’s Prayer Class ran from September 26th to November 7th, 2021. Below you will find the legacy posting of the series as well as a link to a playlist of the recordings from the class.

Why do we pray? How did Jesus teach us to pray through the Lord’s Prayer? This prayer connects to our relationship with God, God’s benefits to us and teaches us how to use God’s promises in our daily life.

The seven week class led by Pastor Amanda took a deep dive into prayer and how it affects our lives. The recordings of the class can be found on the church’s YouTube channel:

You can click the “playlist button” in the top right of the video above to view the other session of the Lord’s Prayer Class.

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From the Creator Covid Response Team

June 14th 2020,

Dear Creator Members,

We have a small Covid Response team working on the details for preparing to “open up the church”.  The recommendation of this group is to continue virtual Worship and keep the Church building closed unless prior approval by Council until Phase 3.

While Pierce Co has now moved to Phase 2 we feel that the mitigations needed to reduce the risk are too great for the number that would be able to attend.

Religious and faith-based organizations are permitted to, provided all requirements in this document are met:

Phase 1 Hold outdoor services on the organization’s property (or immediately adjacent property if explicitly permitted by the local jurisdiction) with up to 100 individuals, excluding organization staff.

Phase 2 Hold indoor services at a place of worship with up to 25% capacity or 50 individuals, whichever is less, (excluding organization staff) and

Hold or provide in-home services or counseling inside a person’s residence with up to 5 total individuals (excluding organization staff).

Some of the guidelines Phase 2 requires:

  • Education and member self screening for temperature and symptoms prior to attending; completing attendance logs for potential exposure tracings
  • Masking at all times
  • Keeping physical 6 feet distancing
  • No singing; No communion
  • Minimizing bathroom attendance to 2
  • Establishing signage and a cleaning/decontamination procedure

We will continue to enjoy Virtual Worship with Dani’s music to enhance the experience and Pastor Amanda will be trying a virtual Communion soon.  We hope to have plans for outdoor worship later in the summer.  Group meetings will open up when we get the Opening protocols and Cleaning/Decontamination protocols in place. Each group will need a designee who will be trained and signed off to take responsibility for those protocols for their group.  

Yours in Christ,

Janice Pendergast,

Council Communications Manager representing the Creator Covid Response Team

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