Whether you are new to the church in general or this church, we invite you to join us for lunch on the first and third Sundays at 12:15 p.m. in the parish hall. Get a plate at the serving window on the first floor in the ministry building and join pastors and other leaders for conversation. We would like to get to know you and are interested in the questions you might be exploring, like “What do I seek” or “How can I relate my journey of faith to this congregation?” All interested are guests of the congregation.
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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Chef Nathan Winston will prepare delicious Sunday Café meals after the 10:50 a.m. worship service on March 1 and 15. College and medical students eat free as our guests, the cost for all others is $10. Come join us for a wonderful meal and great fellowship.
Lenten Wednesdays: Soup, Study, Vespers
During Lent soup suppers are served 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. in the parish hall. Vespers (Evening Prayer) begin at 7:00 p.m. in the nave. The short Vespers service includes a chanted service of light, a psalm and hymn, a bible reading, and prayers.
- 4:00 p.m. Life Stories Workshop
- 5:30 p.m. Soup supper
- 5:45 p.m. Children’s music classes
- 6:00 p.m. Confirmation class
- 6:15 p.m. Lectio Divina; Church History study; Food and Faith study
- 7:00 p.m. Vespers, nave
The children’s music classes continue with their regular schedule except on March 18 during Spring Break.
Lenten Vespers Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
The Tree of Life – Psalms, readings and hymns on the tree of life and the cross of Christ (We will use incense during the Vespers services. It is strongest between the altar and the font.)
Hearing the Promise: Lectio Divina in Lent
Members and friends of the congregation are invited to participate in the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina. This ancient, reflective way of reading scripture elicits personal responses to the reading in the setting of a small, safe group. One group meets Wednesday nights in the basement youth room, 6:15-7:00 p.m. with a 20 minute Lenten Vespers service following. The other group meets Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in room 212 on the second floor. The theme for both Lectio classes will be “Hearing the Promise,” reading the Old Testament lessons for the following Sunday.
A Lenten study on food choices made as an expression of Christian faith takes place Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. on the third floor. The book Food and Faith: Justice, Joy, and Daily Bread may be purchased online. The Creation Care Team also invites you to consider stewardship of water resources using weekly Lenten reflections provided by the Ecumenical Water Network
A Lenten Fast
The Creation Care Team invites the congregation to observe a Lenten fast by either eating vegetarian one day per week or by engaging in a carbon fast. Vegetarian recipes are accessible on the church’s website to assist with the vegetarian fast.
Service and Mission Opportunities
Baskets of Promise and Soup Supper donations offer ways to serve during lent. Any donations will go to the missionaires we support: David Brondos in Mexico City and Susan Smith in Central African Republic.
Professor John Nunes presents a lecture series on “Re-Imagining the Reformation from the Edges.” The Vatican and the Lutheran World Federation are presently engaged in preparing a “Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017.” It will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, a movement that challenged the authority of the church and reframed the priority of the Gospel of grace. Dr. Nunes will examine key theological themes that derive from emerging, global communities, as well as minority North American sources and explore their potential implications for Lutheran and all Christians in the 21st century. The lectures will be on the 2nd floor council room.
March 5 at 7:30 p.m. Just Words: Speaking about Being Set Free
March 6 at 7:30 p.m. Martyria: Witness and Worship in the Power of the Spirit
March 7 at 4:00 p.m. Diakonia: Serving and Saving Go Together
March 8, Sunday Forum at 9:45 a.m. (parish hall!) Koinonia: Giving and Living in Justice
Prof. Nunes holds the Emil and Elfriede Jochum Chair at Valparaiso University supporting the study of Christian values in public and professional life. Nunes served as President and CEO of Lutheran World Relief, a $49 million global organization working to end poverty, injustice, and human suffering worldwide.
Donate items for Lutheran World Relief Kits to help people in need. Each week in Lent, we collect items to make LWR Personal Care Kits for people around the world. Check the bulletin each week for the collection schedule. If you have any questions, please contact Beverly Davis.
Collection schedule for next five Sundays:
March 1: Bath towels (new, light-weight, maximum 52″x27″, dark color recommended)March 8: Toothbrushes (adult size, in original packaging)
March 15: Combs
March 22: Nail Clippers (metal, attached file optional)
March 29 (Palm Sunday): Bars of soap.
Join us to assemble the kits after the Good Friday service (approx. 9:00 p.m.)