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

Reformation Fall Fair October 21, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Travel back five hundred years in one day. At the Christ the King Church Reformation Fair, you will experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of life during the time of Martin Luther. This special event is designed for people of all ages, so bring the whole family to take a step back in time. You may not live in sixteenth-century Germany, but on October 21 you can walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther through interactive booths. All ages will enjoy the games, activities, crafts, and food of the Reformation and learn how the world changed forever. We’ll add a few contemporary seasonal activities like pumpkin carving as well. RSVP by Wednesday, October 18. For more information, please contact Ben Remmert or Marie Monroe.

Sunday Forum

Welcoming the Stranger in Contemporary America: Recent Developments in US Refugee Policy October  22

October 22 — Refugee resettlement in Houston Changes in U.S. resettlement policy have a significant impact on refugees. Members of the staff of Refugee Services of Texas—the local affiliate of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services—will discuss the refugee experience and the resettlement process. Speakers will include Jacqueline Mercilliott, RST’s Houston area director, and Bekhal Saeed, a refugee and RST support specialist. Bill Mintz, church member and a member of the RST board, will moderate the discussion.

October 29 — Questions and Answers with Bishop Mike Rinehart. The bishop will also be preaching at both Sunday services. Continue reading

Joint Lutheran-Catholic Prayer Service at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Wednesday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Christ the King Church will join fellow Lutherans and our Catholic brothers and sisters in a commemoration of the Reformation in 1517 in a prayer service with Cardinal DiNardo and our own Bishop Michael Rinehart as presiders. We will come together in a spirit of confession and repentance, remembering our baptism with thanksgiving. All Wednesday night activities and rehearsals at Christ the King Church are cancelled that day. Wednesday programming will resume November 1. The Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
is located at 1111 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston, TX 77002.

 

 

Sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost – October 15, 2017

Based on Matthew 22:1-14.

It is an off-putting gospel text to hear for a healing service. A rich fellow throws a wedding party to which his friends will not come. Then, throwing the doors wide open for everyone from the streets, he blows a gasket in anger that one of them came without appropriate attire. How fair is that? He’s a street dude, for goodness sake. But so were the others, who did manage to scavenge something fitting at a Goodwill or whatever. If this parable is about God, and God’s people, the story does not sound at first hearing like a god who is fair. Then again, it is a parable. Jesus is not necessarily talking about real clothes here. Continue reading