NEWS & Upcoming Events

All are invited to all events.  Just show up!  Even better, let us know that you're coming!

Open Table This Friday, Nov. 17

We’re all back from Europe, and beginning to be rested.  It’s time to meet together, confer, report, and praise the Lord for what He has done.  We’ll meet at Christ the Reconciler this Friday.  If you were there in Wittenberg, come ready to give a short report.  If you were not there, come to receive and reflect.

SPECIAL BONUS!! If you come you will meet our newest German guest, Madeleine, who will be staying at CTR for a few months while she prepares to return to the missions field in the Phillipines.

We’ll have a potluck dinner, featuring a German style soup with some hearty bread.  Bring a side / drink / dessert to complement.

We encourage you to arrive at 5:30 pm.  Bridge Prayer will be at 5:50, dinner at 6:15, and sharing after that.

Dec. 16 Date Set for St. Nicholas Family Retreat

We’ve set a date for our annual family retreat in December.  Saturday, Dec. 16, we’ll have games, crafts, activities, and a special appearance by St. Nicholas to bless each of our children.

Mark your calendars now, and we’ll be sending out more details shortly.

Upcoming CTR events - mark your calendar

* November 17:  1st Open Table post-Wittenberg!
* November 24:  No Open Table (Thanksgiving)
* December 1: Open Table @ CTR
* December 8: Open Table @ CTR
* December 15:  No Open Table
* December 16:  St. Nicholas Family Retreat (date TBD)
* December 22: No Open Table (Christmas)
* December 29: No Open Table (New Year’s)

Contact CTR and request the Volunteer Email if you want to be informed weekly of upcoming events and opportunities to volunteer.

Regular Weekly Prayer Times

The prayer room is open from 7:45 am to 6:15 pm each weekday.  All are welcome to come and pray at any time while the prayer room is open.  Access can be either through the main house (ring the bell) or directly through the door in back.

Our first goal in establishing continuous prayer at Christ the Reconciler is morning, noon & evening Bridge Prayer.  Here are the times that we have Bridge Prayer scheduled, each day:

Morning : 7:50 am - 8:10 am

Noon : 11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Evening : 5:50 pm - 6:10 pm

We currently don't have enough volunteers to conduct Bridge Prayer at each of these times, every day.  If you would like to volunteer to lead a Bridge Prayer session, contact us and let us know!

Open Table

Every* Friday night we have Open Table.  Which basically means, "come to dinner!"  

* It's always a good idea to contact us if you don't receive the weekly newsletter.  The reason is that sometimes Open Table is cancelled (for example if the Cogdells are out of town) ... and we would hate for you to show up and be disappointed!

All are welcome to come, but we ask that you RSVP so we know that you are coming.  We will have a simple soup, you can come as you are or bring bread/salad/dessert to share.

5:30 pm - Arrival

5:50 pm - Bridge Prayer

6:15 pm - Dinner - and afterwards, discussion, prayer & worship, sunset walking, game playing, or however the Spirit leads us!

8:00 pm (or thereabouts) - Departure