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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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On Wednesdays during Lent we come together around soup, study and reflection, and prayer. The Lenten Vespers theme this year is The Seven Petitions of the Lord’s Prayer. We invite you to join us!
Soup Supper every Wednesday in Lent
At 5:30 p.m. in the parish hall the Altar Guild and the Worship Commission will kick off the Soup Suppers serving home-made soup until 6:40 p.m. Donations for the Lenten Soup Suppers benefit our missionary David Brondos in Mexico City. All are invited to join one of our Wednesday teams in either preparing a soup or helping us serve. Please contact email@example.com to volunteer. Continue reading
Let us engage together in praying Luther’s Small Catechism for this year’s Lenten devotions. In the 500th anniversary year of the Reformation we will re-learn and deepen many aspects of our Lutheran heritage.
Week of Lent 4
A growing problem for military personnel, our civic protectors, and others is Moral Injury. Moral Injury most often erupts as a debilitating guilt suffered from an action one has done or witnessed that could not be avoided. MI can be related to, but is distinguishable from Post-Traumatic Stress. MI accounts for much of the increased suicide rate in combat veterans. Can people recover from MI? How can we as people of faith help those who suffer MI? Pastor Larson will introduce the topic on March 26.
The following Sunday Lee Thweatt will join Pastor Larson to lead more conversation about MI. Lee, a member of CTK and Vice-President of the Congregational Council, served as a United States Marine Judge Advocate General (military lawyer), and will share first-hand insights about MI.
Join us Sunday, March 19 at 9:45 a.m. as Cantor Rick Erickson will lead Sunday Forum in an appreciation of Martin Luther’s hymns on some of the chief pieces of the Small Catechism. The sudden bursting forth of the Lutheran chorale is one of the most thrilling chapters in the history of the Reformation. It began in December of 1523; by late in the summer of the following year, Luther had written twenty-four of the thirty-six hymns that would come from his pen. Martin Luther understood the unique way in which music helped people memorize things. Thus he used it to teach the tenets of our Christian faith.
The CTK Creation Care Team invites you to join with people of other faiths to care for creation on Sunday, April 2, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. We will engage in hands-on environmental stewardship by mulching around plantings and repairing trails at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve. This event will offer activities for all ages and skill levels, so bring the whole family, your neighbors and your friends. Meet at the Schwartz Gazebo, 5300 Dryad, Houston 77035 to sign in. Metro bus line 7 stops nearby and lines 8 and 47 are not far. Tools/supplies will be provided. This event is organized by CTK, Congregation Brith Shalom, and The Blue Mosque, in partnership with the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy. Please register for planning purposes. Contact Lisa Brenskelle for more information. Photo above: Volunteer planting crew hard at work at the Fall 2016 event.