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

Two Events Bach Society

bachologo-new-webBach Society’s season concludes with two events over the coming two weeks.

Next Sunday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m., please join us for Vespers with the beloved Cantata 4 “Christ lag in Todesbanden” featuring our Bach Choir, joined by Mercury Orchestra. A pre-concert lecture will be in the parish hall at 5:15 p.m.

Then, on Sunday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m., the series Organ and Voice closes the season with Rice Professor of Organ Ken Cowan.

 

Annual Tag Sale May 2

tag saleThe annual Tag Sale at Christ the King Church will be Saturday May 2, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the parish hall.

Take advantage of this event to clean out closets, garages and attics! We will collect items for the tag sale starting the Sunday before the sale, April 26. Furniture sells well so we would gladly take it for the sale if you can get it to the church. Larger items including furniture and large volume donations can only be accepted in the parish hall Thursday April 30 and Friday May 1.

The income will support the work of House of Tiny Treasures, an accredited daycare for homeless children, and children’s ministries projects at Christ the King Church.

For more information,  contact Mickie Turner.

Compassion Week April 12-18

compassion week 2015Mayor Parker’s designation of Houston as a Compassionate City is being celebrated through Compassion Week from April 12-18, 2015 and YOU can be part of it!

Compassion Week offers Houstonians the chance to look around, reflect, and ask ourselves, “Are we co-creating the kind of city we want to call our own and pass on to our children? During this week, what can each one of us do to focus on compassion and make our city come alive with a spirit of togetherness?

Compassion is about noticing how we treat ourselves and others–and then doing whatever we can, individually and together, to raise that bar.  Each person can make a difference.  Here are some suggestions for how you can participate in Compassion Week at Christ the King Lutheran Church:
Feed the Homeless Monday, April 13 and 27, 5:45 p.m. (CTK Parish Hall)
Serve Breakfast at SEARCH Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 – 11:00 a.m.
For more opportunities, check out the Compassion Week Calendar

Additional times of the month when you can participate in compassion with Christ the Lutheran Church are:

Feed the Homeless
Join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings of each month at Christ the King Church to make sandwiches and prepare meals, and then deliver them to downtown homeless individuals. Members and friends of all ages are invited to join in this ministry hosted by the young adults of Christ the King Church. Volunteers are welcome to help out with meal preparation, downtown delivery, or both! We will meet on Monday, April 13 and 27 at 5:45 p.m. Contact Anne Morrow.

Serve Breakfast at SEARCH
Christ the King Church members and friends volunteer on the third Wednesday of each month to serve breakfast and assist with the preparation of the noon meal for clients of SEARCH Homeless Services. Our next outing will be on Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 – 11:00 a.m. Contact Beverly Davis.

Montrose Grace Place April 9
Montrose Grace Place offers vulnerable youth ages 13-21 a hot meal and a safe, welcoming shelter from the street every Thursday evening from 6 to 10 p.m. Of course, we can always use more volunteers to cook, set up, and serve the meals. Volunteers are also welcome to help with our bimonthly meals. Christ the King Church night is the 2nd Thursday of the even months! The next date is Thursday, April 9, and servers are needed between 5:15 and 7:45 p.m. to set the tables, dish up the food, and load the dishwashers. Contact Rebecca Shields.

Houston Food Bank
Join our enthusiastic, fun-loving and hard-working volunteers at the Houston Food Bank on Saturday, May 9. In March our group put together 898 Senior Boxes. Those nearly 900 boxes equal a year’s worth of food for 75 senior citizens who qualify for this type of assistance, and it would not have happened without Christ the King Church members and friends.  We hope to see you (aged 8 and up)  at the next outing to the Houston Food Bank!  Please email for information and to RSVP for this outing—and let Justin and Yuricel know if you would like to meet in the church parking lot at 7:45 a.m. and carpool to the Food Bank.

Faith Camp 2015

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Come and join us for three weeks of learning and fun as we teach 15 bible stories through art, music, crafts, snacks, and worship. Faith Camp is a 3-week Day Camp that is led by teenagers and mentored by adults from June 23- July 10. Faith Camp is located at Faith Lutheran Church 4600 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401  For all kids who complete Kindergarten – 5th Grade in May 2015. Cost is $130 per child / per week. The camp day is from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Registration is found online at http://faithbellaire.org/learning/faith-camp/.

Christ the King Church families pledge $2.3 million to capital appeal additional commitments sought

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As commitments continue, pledges to Christ the King Lutheran Church’s Build Us Up, Send Us Forth Capital Appeal have exceeded $2.3 million through the public phase of the campaign.

Commitments have been received from 200 families for an average of $11,500 for the three-year Appeal. Nearly $1 million was pledged during the week leading to Palm Sunday.

“With approximately 150 households still to pledge, we can anticipate that more commitments will be forthcoming,” said Russell and Stephanie Post, chairs of the campaign.

“We understand that Spring Break and other responsibilities may have prevented some families from reaching a conclusion about their participation in the Appeal. We will continue to receive commitments through the Easter season and will announce final totals at the end of the season,” they said. “The campaign response team will continue to reach out to members and answer remaining questions.”

The $3-million, three-year Appeal, which was approved by the congregation, has three principal elements:

 

  • We are renewing our worship space to match our commitment to discipleship.
  • We are building a garden for remembrance and meditation to embrace the whole cycle of life.
  • We are reducing our debt and strengthening our financial foundation so that we may be sent forth in service.

 

The campaign will fund long-needed repairs to the nave, addressing both structural and cosmetic concerns; remodeling of the outdated sacristy; replacement of the 35-year-old heating and air conditioning system; and construction of a Paradise Garden and Columbarium, a space that would combine a peaceful place for prayer and meditation with a resting place for members and their families’ remains.

The Appeal dedicates 25 percent of all commitments to long-term debt reduction. A principal payment at the conclusion of the Appeal when combined with regular payments over the course of this campaign would reduce long-term debt from the current level, about $1.75 million, to approximately $900,000. Following this debt payment, the church’s annual debt service would be reduced to less than 10 percent of the annual budget. These savings—about $120,000—are funds that can be invested each year in ministry work within the congregation, in the community and globally.

The Appeal will also provide funds for a new parking lot on the south side of the church property, repairs to the bell tower and the west parking lot, and creation of a new maintenance fund that will be set aside to address critical physical plant issues as they arise.

As in earlier campaigns, the congregation will share the proceeds with the broader Church. In this Appeal, the congregation will support “Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,” which is seeking to raise nearly $200 million to support companion churches around the world, world hunger, youth ministry, congregational renewal and planting new churches, and more. Five percent of the funds raised will be directed to the ELCA campaign.