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

Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m. we celebrate the Advent season with Advent Lessons and Carols. This beautiful annual event includes readings, hymns, anthems, and prayers that mark events in the story of Redemption. Join our Church Choir, Chorus, Choristers and Jr. Choristers as we fill our nave in sound! A potluck Open House will immediately follow Lessons and Carols in the parish hall. All are invited to bring a savory or sweet finger food to share. (Please bring food items already plated and ready to share, so that there will be a minimum of set-up and clean-up).

Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 23

Service of the Word
10:30 a.m.

 The service will include traditional Thanksgiving hymns, a sermon, and a Litany of Thanksgiving.
All are welcome.
Casual attire is encouraged.

Dinner at Christ the King Church
11:40 a.m.

 Grandma comes to the parish hall – and you don’t even have to drive “over the river and through the woods”– for Thanksgiving Dinner! Paul and Marie Monroe have graciously volunteered to prepare turkey & dressing for a family-style Thanksgiving Day dinner in the parish hall. Any students who aren’t going home, young adults without plans, and all adults without family in town are invited to join them. If you would like, you may bring a covered dish to share (salad, vegetable, bread, dessert, fancy drinks, etc.).

For an accurate count, please notify Beverly Davis (beverlydavis@ctkelc.org). However, if you don’t sign up, you are still welcome: everyone will eat their fill and we’ll have baskets of food left over. Thanksgiving dinner will begin around 11:40 a.m. and run until the turkey tryptophan kicks in.

Sunday Forum

November 26 Mind the Gap
presented by Matthias Henze

Reading the Old Testament is not enough to understand Jesus of Nazareth, the apostles, and the rise of early Christianity. To understand the Jews of the Second Temple period, it’s essential to read what they wrote—and what Jesus and his followers might have read—beyond the Hebrew scriptures. Matthias Henze, member of Christ the King Church, introduces his 2017 book Mind the Gap, and will speak about key ideas found in specific New Testament texts that simply can’t be understood without the early Jewish “intertestamental” writings—the Messiah, angels and demons, the law, and the resurrection of the dead. Mind the Gap broadens curious students’ perspectives on early Judaism and early Christianity and welcomes them to deeper study. The book is available at its publisher Fortress Press and amazon.

December 3 — Advent Wreath Workshop on First Sunday of Advent

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