JS Bach’s Mass in B Minor

Sunday, September 24, 6:00 p.m.
Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby Street
Tickets: General $50, $40; Seniors $45, $36; Students $5
10% of ticket sales goes to Mayor Turner’s fund to support victims of Hurricane Harvey

The Bach Choir Houston and Bach Orchestra perform the zenith of Bach’s output, the Mass in B Minor. Archived by son Carl Philipp Emanuel as The Great Catholic Mass, Johann Sebastian’s masterpiece may have begun as an attempt to bridge the gap between Lutherans and Catholics. Yet its completion only a year before Bach’s death shows not only his tremendous skill as one of the world’s greatest composers, but his deep spirituality that was expressed through his music. With five splendid soloists, trumpet fanfares, sweet flute melodies, and virtuosic string writing, the Mass in B Minor is one of the masterpieces that has defined western music for over 200 years.
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September 22-24: Reformation 500 Celebration – Timothy Wengert on Law and Gospel and on Vocation

The talks are free and open to the public.

Friday, September 22
Law and Gospel: Rediscovering the Working Word of God
10:30 a.m., parish hall, light refreshments (at 10:00)
7:30 p.m., parish hall, with beer and pretzels

Sunday, September 24
Luther on Vocation: Changing Diapers and Hauling Manure to the Glory of God
9:45 a.m., parish hall
12:30 p.m., parish hall with a sandwich lunch

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New Member Orientation Luncheon

The new member orientation on October 1 at 12:30 p.m. invites those new and maybe not so new anymore to Christ the King Church to gather for lunch.

It has two purposes:

  1. Learning more about this community of faith – who we are, our traditions, our commitments, our place in global Lutheranism.
  2. Expressing whether one wants to connect one’s alliance with God’s cause to this congregation by becoming a “public and official” member of Christ the King Lutheran Church.

New members will be received in worship on Sunday, October 8. Please contact the church office (phone 713-528-2864) to sign-up for the lunch meeting, or speak with one of the pastors if you have further questions. Wherever and whoever you have been, you are welcome here as one of God’s children and Christ’s disciples in our mission to amplify God’s love in the world.

Front Row Seats to Reformation 500 Celebration

The Reformation 500 Celebration in Houston gets off the ground with a grand weekend of Lutheran education, Catholic-Lutheran dialogue and JS Bach’s music, September 22-24. Please join us at Christ the King Church, the University of St. Thomas and Zilkha Hall at Hobby Center.

Lecture Series with Prof. Timothy Wengert
Lutheran-Catholic Symposium
Singing the Faith, J.S. Bach B Minor Mass Continue reading

Wednesday Nights at Church this Fall

The following programs resume this fall semester: Adult classes, choristers, chorus and choir, and Confirmation class. The Music Explorer classes for babies and toddlers will be in recess until January. Due to the space limitations caused by the flooding of the basement the Wednesday Night dinners have been suspended until we can resume full programming.

Pizza will be offered 15 minutes before all programs for children and youth at $2.00 a slice. Adults are invited to bring a snack or your own dinner.

Music Explorers (4-5 years) 5:45 – 6:15 p.m.
Jr. Choristers (K-second grade) 6:15 – 6:55 p.m.
Choristers (third-sixth grade) 6:00 – 6:50 p.m.
Love Your Neighbour 5:45 p.m.
Resilient Reformer 6:15 p.m. (resumes September 27)
Evening Prayer 7:05 p.m.
Choir and Chorus 7:30 p.m. Continue reading