- 8:30 a.m. Holy Communion with the Rev. Dr. Ashley Hall preaching.
Pastor Hall is professor of church history at Creighton University in Omaha where he also serves on the pastoral staff of Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church. Bishop Cindy Halmarson (Global Mission of the ELCA) and Pastor Christian Wolff (retired from St. Thomas Church Leipzig) will participate in the rite of Thanksgiving and Sending.
- 9:30 a.m. “Sending” brunch in the courtyard
- 10:50 a.m. Holy Communion (See above)
- 5:00 p.m. Bach Vespers with Pastor Christian Wolff preaching.
The Bach Choir will sing Cantata 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (Heart and Mouth and Deed and Living).
- 6:15 p.m. Texas BBQ in the courtyard. Suggested donation: $10/person.
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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Those completed 2nd-5th grade will spend a whole week at Lutherhill discovering all of the joys camp has to offer! Find new friends and fun times in God’s creation! Learn from cabin Bible studies and camp-wide worships. Enjoy afternoon activities and daily All Camp activities. Grow in community through camp songs and games. Spend an evening around the campfire making s’mores. Cost for those completed 1st grade is $235, those completed 2nd-6th grade is $390 per child. Sign up on Lutherhill.org.
Confirmation Camp- July 10-15, 2016
Those completed 6th-8th grade can experience a week at Lutherhill as a confirmation group! Our youth will grow closer as a community and develop your faith as you are challenged by new experiences. Our students will learn from cabin Bible studies and camp-wide worships, be challenge yourself on the high ropes course, enjoy afternoon activities and daily All Camp activities, grow in community with fellow junior high students, and spend a night cooking over open fires and sleeping in the tree houses and hanging village. All confirmation students are expected to go one of their two years in confirmation. Cost is $415. Scholarships are available. Sign up on Lutherhill.org.
May 15: No Sunday Forum
May 22: Gender-Based Violence – presented by Pr. Moore
Pastor Robert Moore will lead a discussion of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s social message on gender-based violence. Pastor Moore has served with the Women and Justice Task Force of the ELCA for 5 years. Social Messages are adopted by the ELCA Church Council as a means to encourage learning and moral discourse. Read more from the ELCA website, www.elca.org.
May 29: Summer Book Reviews begin
The summer book reviews are a beloved tradition as an educational offering on Sundays during the summer months. All interested in presenting a book on a Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. during the summer are invited to contact Chris Bryant with title, author and your Sunday availability. If you have recently read a good book you’d love to discuss or need an excuse to read a good book, then sign up and share your reading pleasures with our members and friends. As much as we enjoy the wide variety of books that we usually hear reviewed, we particularly welcome books that explore religious, moral, or ethical concerns of our society and the world.
The columbarium will be located in the new Meditation Garden on the south side of the church. It is expected to be complete in the summer of 2016. There will be 288 niches on the south wall of the columbarium. If you are interested in purchasing a niche, please review the brochure and contact Cheryl Gaspard for a copy of the “Policies and Regulations of the Columbarium.” If you have questions, you may also contact Gaelyn Lesher, member of the Columbarium Committee.
Life is full of meaningful moments. Celebrating milestones helps bring an awareness of God’s presence into our homes and congregation, and highlights the rituals of daily life experiences. In our society, retirement is a recognized civic and personal milestone in the life of an individual. It signifies a major life transition, impacting the retiree as well as all those around him/her. We will celebrate the Milestone of Retirement in our worship on May 1. If you have retired during the last two years (or are planning to retire in the near future), please let us know at Beverly Davis so that we may celebrate this important life transition with you.