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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Church News & Events

Sermon for A Epiphany 2 January 19, 2020

Based on Isaiah 49:1-7; 1 Cor. 1:1-9; John 1:29-42

It is right there in the words you heard from Isaiah. God says that it is not enough that you should encourage and restore God’s people. More than that—which is quite a lot!—God gives you as a light to the nations so that God’s mercy and justice will embrace all the earth. That’s what Isaiah 49: 6 means. If you don’t like it, I lovingly invite you to take it up with God. And, today, each of the other biblical readings agree. Continue reading

The Lutheran-Muslim “Scriptural Reasoning” Group Continues

Tuesday, January 21, 6:00 p.m.
Come join this dynamic group of Lutherans and Muslims from the Blue Mosque here at CTK, in the 2nd floor council room, beginning with a wonderful Halal meal. We’ll read and discuss parallel texts from The Bible and the Qur’an while deepening understanding of our own and our neighbors’ faith. See Pastor Duane for further info.

Sunday Forum

January 26: The Lancet Study, EAT, presented by Steve Long

One’s diet is a matter of personal concern. Often people determine what they (should) eat based on knowledge about nutrition and on their own medical history. Recently, nutrition has become a public health issue, because of the environmental damage caused by cattle grazing. This forum will present personal diet, seen from the bird’s eye view of global health and sustainability. Can the global picture influence us in matters as personal as one’s diet?
Dr. Stephen Long will present findings from LANCET Journal’s EAT-Lancet Commission. This commission has the most recent evidence about diet and sustainability, and some of the political and economic considerations in creating a world with a sustainable diet.

Gulf Coast Synod Hosting Houston Ecumenical Prayer Service

Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Christ the King Church

Christ the King Church is the location for this year’s Ecumenical Prayer Service hosted by the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Christians from at least eleven denominations and institutions will come together to pray for the unity of the church and our mission to the world. Given the theme of rescue and welcome to the stranded and lost in our world, Chaplain Tom Edwards of the Houston International Seafarers Center will deliver the sermon.

Bishop Mike Rinehart will speak words of welcome. Our choirs will join the Gospel Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church. We encourage all members and friends to attend the service on Thursday evening and show our usual Lutheran and Christ the King hospitality. There will be a reception in the narthex after the service.

Daily Devotions for the Week of Prayer January 18-25

Matinee Concert January 19

Join violist Matthew Carrington for a Matinee Concert
at CTK Sunday, January 19 at 3:00 p.m.
Matthew, a member of CTK and a regular with the Bach Society, will perform music written for other instruments that have found their way to the viola. This concert will also be given at First Lutheran Church in Galveston on Saturday, January 18 at 4:00 p.m.  All welcome!