Dinner for Hospitality Apartment Residents: Thursday, October 4

Give the gift of a couple of hours of your time and talents for our Annual Fall Dinner for the residents of the Hospitality Apartments! (hospitalityapartments.org) Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. This is a great one-time volunteer opportunity for those looking for a meaningful way to serve others. Please join us to provide a pot-luck dish, help serve dinner, and enjoy fellowship with others. Invite friends and family to join in! We always welcome new faces and helping hands! The Hospitality Apartments are located at 7300 Bertner, 7 blocks south of MD Anderson, off of Holcombe. Meet us there, or carpool with us from the church parking lot at 5:00 p.m. We will arrive at 5:15 p.m. to set up. If you have questions, please contact Julie Giam at juliegiam005@gmail.com or 713-443-4196, or Janice Stuff at jestuff@pdq.net or 713-516-5748.

Family Friday: October 5

Join us for our first “Family Friday” on October 5, 2018, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Christ the King. Make your place for Friday dinner together with other families. Bring the kids, a bottle of wine or beer to share and let’s “crash together” after the work week. We will eat, enjoy fellowship, and play. We close with a good night story and prayer at 7 p.m.

Invited are all young families with babies, toddler and kindergarten children and their older siblings. Dinner, water and lemonade will be provided. Family Fridays take place very first Friday of the month (mostly). For more information, please contact Pastor Karin Liebster at karinliebster@ctkelc.org.

New Wednesday Classes Starting Oct. 17

Lutheran Basics
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Starting October 17

Are you interested in “becoming” a Lutheran for the first time? Do you desire to “re=become” a Lutheran? Do you just want to re-charge your Lutheran batteries…or even learn something new about the Lutheran Christian disposition? Then this class is for YOU! Starting October 17, 6:30 p.m., we’ll meet for five Wednesdays (October 17, 24, November 7, 14, 28) with these five corresponding topics: 1) The Cross, Lutheranism’s Theological Center; 2) Lutheran Worship, Singing and Doing the Drama of Christ; 3) The Living Word, Lutheranism and the Bible; 4) Treasures for Teaching, Lutheranism’s Doctrinal Guardrails; 5) Vocation and Neighbor; Lutheranism’s Liberation to Love.
The class will be taught by Pastor Duane and Deacon Rick Erickson. It is open indeed to all who are interested, including those exploring possible membership with Christ the King Church. Our non-required “textbook” will be the long-lived outstanding outline by Daniel Erlander (but let us know if you want a copy). The class will meet in the basement music suite. Questions? Contact Pastor Duane.

Raising Children to Thrive as Adults: New Class for Parents
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.-7:20 p.m. Starting October 17

Each generation of parents raises their children in the cultural climate of their time. The current climate combines the highest expectations for a successful life with the highest fears for safety and wellbeing. To help navigate this stressful journey Christ the King parents with children and youth of all ages are bonding together. A new reading group will study Julie Lythcott Haims’ book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kids for Success. The author explores how current parenting is not necessarily producing fully functioning, independent young adults. She offers analysis and ideas for building self-sufficiency in our kids. The book is relevant to parents of toddlers as well as twenty-somethings. The conversations will be led by Lucky Sahualla with an eye to practical application for each week between the meetings.

Day Retreat: Ancient Spiritual Practices for Modern Times- September 29

RSVP to Beverly at beverlydavis@ctkelc.org by September 24.
$15.00 will cover the retreat and lunch.

Join Benedictine monks, Br. Michael Gallagher (left top) and Fr. Peter Funk (left bottom), for a Day of Prayer on Saturday, September 29, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church. This retreat, hosted by our congregation’s Community of Hope*, is intended to refresh the spirit and enliven one’s ministry in daily life. Continue reading