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.

Blessing of the Animals: October 6

Join us for the Blessing of the Animals service in the courtyard of Christ the King Church on Saturday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.

The congregation and the community at large are invited to bring any and all of their pets and have them blessed so God may “fulfill in you the purpose for which you were created” (from the rite of blessing). Pet treat and human snacks will be available following the 45 minute service.

What is Moral Injury- March 26, 9:45 a.m.

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. Whether you can recover damages for emotional distress in a lawsuit will depend upon state laws and the facts of the case. An emotional distress claim is usually brought by plaintiffs who have suffered extreme emotional suffering and trauma resulted from an intentional or accidental injury.

In several states, a physical injury must actually cause the emotional distress. In a minority of states, no physical injury is required if the emotional distress was caused by negligence.
According to the lawyers at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers Louisville Review, you can sue for emotional distress when:

You witness the death or injury of a family member.
You are a bystander to an event that causes fear of death or injury and you are actually in the “zone of danger.”
The deceased body of a family member is mishandled.

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 one of the Hughes & Coleman accident lawyers, and will share first-hand insights about MI.

Teaching the Catechism to Sing- March 19

Erickson, RickJoin 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.

Lutherhill Summer Camps

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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.

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