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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.
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Church News & Events

Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…

June 26, 6:00 p.m. Water Conservation
The Creation Care Team invites you to a series of web meetings to talk about creation. Planned as a regular, ongoing monthly series normally held the last Sunday of each month (except December), conversations will be on a variety of topics, both purely environmental as well as theological.

creation care cornerThe June meeting, the second in a series on practical creation care, will take place on Sunday, June 26 at 6:00 p.m. Whitney Milberger-Laird, a water resource and horticulture consultant, will speak on Water Conservation. Whitney spent 10 years working in government as a natural resource specialist and conservationist and then moved to private sector consulting in 2013. After her presentation, there will be time for questions/discussion.

The July meeting, the third in the series on practical creation care, will take place on Sunday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m. Hermann Sanders will offer a pre-recorded talk on Reducing Toxins in the Home, with extensive FAQs provided for the Q&A portion of the conversation. Herman is an Assistant Public Information Officer for Harris County, a position in which he provides outreach and professional communications for the Communications and Public Involvement Program.

If you would like to join one or both of these conversations, contact Lisa Brenskelle to receive an invitation to the talk.

Upcoming in August:
Sunday, August. 28 at 6:00 p.m., Daniel Millikan of Edible Earth Resources on Reducing Toxins in the Yard/Garden

 

Summer Book Reviews

summer book reviews 2013The summer book reviews are a beloved tradition as an educational offering on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. during the summer months.

  • June 12: Michelle Shonbeck, The Soloist, by Steve Lopez
    Michelle is Executive Director of the Christian Community Service Center (CCSC). Their mission is to serve the poor, hungry, disabled, and otherwise needy while respecting religious, ethnic or cultural differences. CCSC was created out of faith, and founded in the belief that we are called to help all God’s children heart to heart and hand in hand. Our congregation has supported CCSC’s mission for more than 25 years.
  • June 19: Karli McGowen, The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: The Whole and Holy Truth About Lager, Loving, and Living, by William Miller
  • June 26: Terri Bourne, Rising Strong, by Brene’ Brown Continue reading

Children’s Activities on Sundays

Children will find “something to do” every Sunday of the summer during the hour between services, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Meeting place will be the children’s library on the second floor. Sunday School teachers and the creation care team will guide the stories, crafts, and activities.

Children’s Nature Education in Summer –  Lifestyles of the Birds of Texas
The Creation Care Team has organized a nature education series for kids during the summer, on one Sunday per month during June, July, and August. All kids are invited to Lifestyles of the Birds of Texas during the Sunday School hour on Sunday, June 26, taught by Mike and Joyce Bradshaw. Using engaging and beautiful photos of birds, kids will learn about Texas birds and discuss their lifestyles. Kids should meet in the library on the second floor at 9:45 a.m. to join the class.

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost June 19, 2016

20160621_112654Fifth Sunday after Pentecost   June 19, 2016

Karin Liebster
Pastor for Faith Formation
Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas

Isaiah 65:1-9
Psalm 22:19-28
Galatians 3:23-29
Luke 8:26-39

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

There is so much on our minds. This has been a difficult week, as we and the nation have tried to grapple with the massacre at the Pulse club in Orlando, Florida. 49 young adults and the shooter lost their lives and 53 were injured last Sunday. The lives of the other 200 club visitors and of everyone’s families have been changed forever. Continue reading

Sermon for Bach Vespers – June 5, 2016

Wolff, Pr ChristianThe Rev. Christian Wolff
Pastor (ret.) St. Thomas Church Leipzig
Text: Luke 1:39-54 (Magnificat)

Dear members of the congregation,  dear friends and guests,  and today especially dear Kathy and Robert,

Like Mary with the child you have gone pregnant with the idea of spending your final years of service close to the roots of what brings us together today: Continue reading