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.
Learn how to become a member.
Friends who are new (or not so new!) to Christ the King Church are warmly invited to a luncheon and orientation on Sunday, January 21 at 12:30 p.m., in the 3rd floor conference room
The meeting has three purposes.
- Establish new friendship with each other and the pastoral staff.
- Learn about this community of faith – who we are, our traditions, our commitments, our place in global Lutheranism, why we do things the way we do.
- Express whether one wants to demonstrate public commitment to God’s mission to the world through the ministry of Christ the King Lutheran Church.
New members will be received in worship on Sunday, January 28. Please contact the church office to sign-up for the lunch meeting, or speak with one of the pastors if you have further questions. Wherever and whoever you have been, you are welcome here as one of God’s children and Christ’s disciples in our mission to amplify God’s love in the world.
The following programs will be offered this semester: Adult classes, Choristers, Chorus and Choir, and Confirmation class. Wednesday night dinners will resume with our annual Lenten Soup Suppers beginning February 21. Pizza will be offered 15 minutes before all programs for children and youth at $2.00 a slice.
- Music Explorers (4-5 years) 5:45 – 6:15 p.m.
- Love Your Neighbor 5:45 p.m.
- Confirmation (youth) 6:00 -7:00 p.m.
- Jr. Choristers (K-2nd grade) 6:15 – 6:55 p.m.
- Choristers (3rd-6th grade) 6:00 – 6:50 p.m.
- Greek Tragedy 6:15 p.m.
- Evening Prayer 7:05 p.m.
- Choir and Chorus 7:30 p.m.
Transformations: A Recital of Art Songs and Arias Friday, January 26, 7:00 p.m.
Be transformed during a recital of art songs and arias featuring soprano, Jessica Moss, and pianist, Megan Glikes. Detailed background of the works and characters will be discussed in spoken program notes. Although the music will be presented in recital format, audience questions are welcome and encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided. A donation of $10 is encouraged to benefit our January mission offering for SEARCH Homeless Services.
Concerti for Three and Four Harpsichords
Friday, January 26, 7:30 p.m.
Bach Society Houston presents four concerti for multiple harpsichords and strings. This very unusual program, featuring harpsichordists Brian Glikes, Mario Aschauer, Kirk Rich and Michael Ging, promises to bring these seldom heard masterpieces to life. If you’ve ever been curious to hear what four harpsichords sound like together—this is your chance! (Tickets required.)
Based on Luke 2:22-40
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