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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20150827aThe congregation of Christ the King Lutheran Church is assembling for worship in the parish hall during the current construction period. Worship times remain the same: Saturdays at 6 p.m., Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. We welcome you to worship! For frequent updates of the construction progress you may use this link:
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German Scholar to present Reformation Lectures

leute_leppin_webThe Melanchthon Institute presents the Patty Stone Memorial Lectureship on the Reformation by Professor Volker Leppin of the University of Tübingen (Germany). Professor Leppin will lecture on the “Roots of the Reformation” September 12-15.

Prof. Dr. Volker Leppin is Professor for church history at the department for Evangelical Lutheran Theology of the University of Tübingen. Dr. Leppin is a leading authority on the Reformation and Martin Luther and serves on the advisory committee of the Luther Decade. His biography of Luther, is to be translated and published soon by Eerdmann’s. He is a graduate of Heidelberg University and researches about the history of the Reformation and the biography of Martin Luther.

The lectures will cover the following topics.

  • Mysticism as Root of the Reformation
  • The Transformation of Medieval Theology in the Reformation
  • Writing Luther’s Biography – Problems and Challenges

Each lecture will be offered twice in two series. The first series will be on September 12 (Saturday) at 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the parish hall. The second series will be on September 13 at 6:00 p.m. and on September 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall.

 

Introduction to Contemplative Prayer September 10

“Centuries Old Christian Meditative Tradition Is Thriving”,
Robert Hesse, PhD

D6DnlbfOur Community of Hope invites all members and friends to join them on Thursday, September 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the parish hall for a teaching and experiential session on centering prayer. Centering prayer is a silent method of prayer to prepare oneself to be in the receptive state for receiving the beautiful gift of contemplative prayer. This way of praying originated with the 4th century desert church fathers and mothers in Egypt and continued through the centuries to our more contemporary mystics Trappist monks, Thomas Merton and Thomas Keating.

This presentation will include the history, theology, methodology, psychology, science, and resulting fruits of this prayer practice. It will end with an actual centering prayer session, which will enable you to experience the prayer. Come and spend some time in a more contemplative, restful mode and allow one of the Christianity’s most ancient, authentic and profound prayer practices to heal you with renewed resolve to deepen your spirituality and to grow closer to God. This session may change the way you pray!

 

Wednesday Night Alive! begins September 9

wna wednesday night aliveChrist the King Church’s Wednesday Night Alive! program will start on September 9. This is a night with something fun or interesting or educational to do for every age group. All are invited, especially new persons – individuals and families alike! Programs and activities run from 4:30 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. Dinner is served starting at 5:30 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. All classes and groups join together for a Vespers service in the nave at 7:05 p.m. Detailed schedules can be requested from the church office and will soon be online.

Wednesday Evening Vespers
Join us for a service of Vespers on Wednesday evenings beginning September 9 in the parish hall at 7:05 p.m. throughout the Wednesday Night Alive! program. All members and friends of the congregation are invited to this centering evening time of prayer and song. The service will last 20 minutes.

WNA Adult Classes

Adult Catechesis for New Members
All who wish to join Christ the King Church or would like to know more about this community of faith, are invited to attend a six week class on Wednesday nights, September 9 – October 14. We use Luther’s Small Catechism as a guide for our discussion of the Lutheran expression of faith and give an introduction to the congregational and worship life of Christ the King Church.
Class will meet on Wednesdays September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7 and 14 from 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. in the third floor conference room, with Evening Prayer following. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. in the parish hall.

Building Your Stories at Life Stories Workshop
The theme for the fall Life Stories Workshops will be “Building Your Story.” The sessions begin September 9 from 4:30-5:45 p.m. Wednesdays as part of the Wednesday Night Live! events.
We will look at a number of ways to present life stories, including blogs, videos, audio transcriptions and various written formats. The emphasis will be on how to get started, how to select the best formats for the stories, and how to preserve them for families and friends.
These are not critical writing sessions so put aside any fears you have about your work.  We are here to support others in their creative efforts. Over the past years we’ve found that writing can be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. If you’ve already begun a writing project, please consider the opportunity to present it at these workshops. For more information, contact Anna Fay Williams

The Dignity of Difference
6:15 – 7:00 p.m. in the council room
Can a Rabbi help us avoid the clash of civilizations,
whose noisy conflicts are in the news every day? Join Kristine Wallace for a Wednesday Night Alive! class to explore The Dignity of Difference by Jonathan Sacks. We’ll consider many questions the book raises. Why has religion emerged in the 21st century as a powerful presence on the world stage? Genesis versus Plato: does Biblical monotheism mean that there is only one gateway to God? What was the particular Hebrew understanding of justice and how can that help us today? What does it mean that we are all made in the image of God? How does the alphabet relate to God’s covenant with the Israelites at Mt. Sinai? How do we forgive, and why is forgiveness so hard? No lectures, no exams. Come prepared for a lively conversation.

Adult Catechesis

membership1Adult Catechesis August 28-29
Adult Catechesis is the church’s way of keeping the faith alive in the ears of the faithful. For that reason everyone is invited to use the class to renew and deepen their understanding. It is also the regular way to membership in the congregation.

We meet on Friday evening, August 28, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the parsonage at 2342 Rice Boulevard (corner of Greenbriar Drive). Parking is available on the Rice Village Animal Hospital lot beginning at 6:30 p.m. Just cross Greenbriar Drive to the parsonage.

On Saturday, August 29, we meet at the church in the second floor council room from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Materials are provided as well as lunch. Parking is available on the Rice University stadium lot, Entrance 13A on Greenbriar.

Adult Catechesis Offered on Wednesday Evenings
We will offer Adult Catechesis during Wednesday Nights Alive! on September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7 and 14, 6:00 – 6:55 p.m.

Adult Catechesis is the church’s way of keeping the faith alive in the ears of the faithful. For that reason everyone is invited to use the class to renew and deepen their understanding. It is also the regular way to membership in the congregation.

Materials are provided. Parking is available on the Rice University stadium lot, Entrance 13A on Greenbriar. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. in the parish hall.

Contact the church office for more information.

 

 

If You Love to Sing

Our Church Choir and Chorus will begin singing again on Sunday, August 16, with first rehearsals on Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30. New members are always welcome in our groups! If you love to sing and are willing to work hard, there’s a place for you. Please talk to Rick Erickson  if interested in membership and join our wonderful choir and chorus members in preparing music for our worship services!