Welcome to Christ the King Church!
We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod. We are committed to the mission of proclaiming to the world the message of God’s reconciling work revealed in Jesus Christ and proceeding in the Spirit of God.
Our faith calls us to be an inclusive community welcoming people of all cultures, races, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
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This Sunday is your chance to make your family’s commitment to the Build Us Up, Send Us Forth capital campaign. Pledges from the entire congregation will be received at each service. Following the Sunday services, our response visitors will visit each family in the congregation—as we did at the beginning of the campaign—to receive the pledges of members from whom we have not already received a commitment form. We remain committed to 100 percent participation in the campaign, which will be essential for us to achieve our shared goals as a congregation.
Over the last several weeks, you have heard from several members of the congregation who have described the role of Christ the King Church in their lives and why they are supporting the Build Us Up, Send Us Forth capital campaign. You also have had opportunities to learn what we intend to accomplish together through this $3-million, three-year appeal:
- We are renewing our worship space to match our commitment to discipleship.
- We are building a garden for remembrance and meditation to embrace the whole cycle of life.
- We are reducing our debt and strengthening our financial foundation so that we may be sent forth in service.
Thus far, 58 families have pledged almost $1.4 million to the campaign—an average of approximately $24,000 per family.
As we move toward the conclusion of the campaign on Palm Sunday, March 29, we invite all members to prayerfully consider their families’ participation in this appeal, which will ensure that our special facilities—and our ability to fulfill our mission in the community and the world—remain strong for decades to come. We have included the chart that illustrates the number and levels of giving we will need to meet our goal for this campaign. 100% participation is vital!
If you have not yet done so, please plan to submit your campaign commitment form during the offering at worship this Sunday. Otherwise, you will have an opportunity to return your commitment form to a member during our response visits over the next week. On Palm Sunday, March 29, we will announce the results of the campaign and will celebrate the commitments made by our entire congregation.
Thank your for your prayerful commitment to our congregation.
With peace and grace,
Russell and Stephanie Post
This video of the history of Christ the King Lutheran Church honors our legacy as the people of God in this place for the past 70 years. The video includes the history of our founding, and traces the development of our worship traditions and spaces, as well as our traditions of music, the Bach Society, education ministry, healthcare ministry, and service and care ministry. Below is the link, and the password in case you need it.
Stations of the Cross – Passion Sunday
On Palm/Passion Sunday, March 29, at 10:00 a.m. the congregation including all children and youth are invited to experience Stations of the Cross presented and hosted by the upper elementary Sunday School children. This beautiful and lovingly prepared exhibit leads the visitor through the stations of Jesus’ suffering and death. The exhibit will also be available after the 10:50 a.m. service.
St. Matthew Passion – March 29, April 3
As a musical highpoint of the Lenten journey, all are invited to experience the performance of JS Bach’s monumental work, St. Matthew Passion, with our Bach Choir and Orchestra under the direction of Rick Erickson. The work will be performed on Palm/Passion Sunday, March 29 at 6 p.m. and on Good Friday, April 3 at 3 p.m. Attendance is at no charge. Free tickets need to be reserved for entry and seats at bachsocietyhouston.org. A pre-concert lecture will be offered on Sunday, March 29, in the parish hall at 5:15 p.m.
Help Make Palm Crosses (Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 a.m.)
All are invited to help the Altar Guild on in the narthex to make 400 or more palm crosses. They will be given to all worshipers on Palm Sunday to mark the beginning of Holy Week. Contact Peggy Mathis for more information about the Altar Guild.
All youth 6th through 12th grade are invited to the Good Friday Lock-in on April 3 starting at 9:00 p.m. in the youth room. During the night we will enjoy food, fellowship, a service project, discussion, games, and lead the canonical hours at 12 a.m., 3 a.m., and 6 a.m. The lock-in will conclude at 7 a.m. A few youth worship volunteers are needed to help lead in worship at the Canonical Hours services. Please contact Ben Remmert to help provide food, chaperone, or sign up!