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

Worship on Sunday, September 20 at 11:00 a.m.

God’s compassion and generous goodness meet us fresh in every age. Sunday’s scripture helps us crack open what in comparison is our age old sense of what is just and right. God’s freedom for compassion and generosity allow new patterns for thinking and acting.
Come join us for Sunday Worship to hear of Jonah and vineyard workers. The liturgy joins our voices to Christians around the globe: Kyrie from South Africa (Nkosi, yiba nenceba, Krestu, yiba nencba, Nkosi, yiba nenceba) and Alleluia from Taizé, France.

Bulletin for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Readings for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost  

Join us this Sunday from near and far online on Facebook or YouTube.

  

Sunday Forum Series: 50.40.10. We Are Church, We Are Called

Sundays at 10:00 a.m. online.

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of Lutheran women being ordained in the United States, 40 years of women of color being ordained, and 10 years of LGBTQIA+ persons being able to serve freely. We joyously celebrate these anniversaries while also lamenting that it was only 50, 40 and 10 years ago that our church was able to take these momentous steps. Our next two Sunday Forums  this month will explore the impact of women’s leadership through art, speaking, and writing.  If you would like the link to the meeting please contact us at ctk@ctkelc.org.

September 20: Quiet Spirituality: Women, Art and Expressions of Ideals
presented by Jessica Locheed, PhD
We will explore art as a spiritual discipline, art guided by the spirit, art embodying the spirit of nature, and art in service of the Divine.

September 27: Women’s Work: Writing and Speaking with Passion
presented by Linda Siemers
We will explore the profound, positive effects the following women’s speaking and writing have had on society: Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Nellie Bly, and Rachel Carson.

Sunday Coffee Hour – September 20, 12:15 p.m. Online

Join us for a virtual coffee hour after our online worship on Sunday, September 20 at 12:15 p.m. in our virtual courtyard (aka your favorite Zoom location).
As any good Lutheran knows, one of the most beloved rituals on Sundays mornings is our gathering around the coffee pot after worship. As much as we love our coffee, we also love an opportunity for conversation and connection. Bring your own coffee (BYOC) and join us for an informal time of checking in with one another. Tea drinkers welcome. After all, we are an inclusive community.
Contact the church office for Zoom connection details.  

Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…Sunday, September 20, 6:00 p.m.

The CTK’s Creation Care Team invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2020 is the wonders of nature.
Thank You for Biting: Can non-lethal predation help prey?
Sunday, September 20, 6:00 p.m., online
Join Professor Adrienne Correa of Rice University to learn about coral reefs & their relationship with their predators. Coral reefs are biodiverse ecosystems that are constructed by partnerships between coral animals and their resident microorganisms (i.e., the coral microbiome). Healthy reefs remain covered by corals because consumers, such as some fish and urchins, eat algae and other organisms that compete with corals for space. Continue reading

Lectio Divina group begins on Monday, September 21, 12:00 p.m. on zoom

Join members and friends for weekly contemplation on scripture beginning Monday, September 21, at noon.

Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading) is an ancient Christian practice in which one reads a small passage of scripture, trusting in God’s presence and relevance in daily experience. Lectio Divina is not about acquiring head knowledge of Scripture, but is about a personal encounter with the heart of God, inspiring one’s attention and already praying through the listener. Through this mingling of reading and prayer, the stories and texts of the bible meet us in our own life story.
The group will meet every Monday through October at noon for about 30-40 minutes.  You attend whenever you can, but registration is needed so we can maintain a safe space.  Register with Beverly.