Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, January 20

Christ the King Church members and friends along with Bishop Mike Rinehart and members of other Lutheran congregations will join the MLK Heritage Society Parade. The parade starts at City Hall at the corner of Lamar and Smith at 10:00 a.m. We will meet up at 9:00 a.m. at a nearby location.

We will have a banner, a convertible car, and individual signs for those who would like to walk the route of 1.5 miles (or you can make your own sign). Please contact Rebecca to find out last minute meet up instructions.

Sunday Forum

January 19: The Epistle to the Romans
presented by Dr. Christian Eberhart

January 19: The Theology of Paul’s Letter to the Romans
In this presentation we will explore important aspects of the message of Paul’s Letter to the Romans, specifically how Paul proposes and defines a new paradigm of faith for early Christians.

January 26: The Lancet Study, EAT, presented by Steve Long
One’s diet is a matter of personal concern. Often people determine what they (should) eat based on knowledge about nutrition and on their own medical history. Recently, nutrition has become a public health issue, because of the environmental damage caused by cattle grazing. This forum will present personal diet, seen from the bird’s eye view of global health and sustainability. Can the global picture influence us in matters as personal as one’s diet?
Dr. Stephen Long will present findings from LANCET Journal’s EAT-Lancet Commission. This commission has the most recent evidence about diet and sustainability, and some of the political and economic considerations in creating a world with a sustainable diet.

Gulf Coast Synod Hosting Houston Ecumenical Prayer Service

Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Christ the King Church

Christ the King Church is the location for this year’s Ecumenical Prayer Service hosted by the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Christians from at least eleven denominations and institutions will come together to pray for the unity of the church and our mission to the world. Given the theme of rescue and welcome to the stranded and lost in our world, Chaplain Tom Edwards of the Houston International Seafarers Center will deliver the sermon.

Bishop Mike Rinehart will speak words of welcome. Our choirs will join the Gospel Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church. We encourage all members and friends to attend the service on Thursday evening and show our usual Lutheran and Christ the King hospitality. There will be a reception in the narthex after the service.

Daily Devotions for the Week of Prayer January 18-25

The Lutheran-Muslim “Scriptural Reasoning” Group Continues

Tuesday, January 21, 6:00 p.m.
Come join this dynamic group of Lutherans and Muslims from the Blue Mosque here at CTK, in the 2nd floor council room, beginning with a wonderful Halal meal. We’ll read and discuss parallel texts from The Bible and the Qur’an while deepening understanding of our own and our neighbors’ faith. See Pastor Duane for further info.

Matinee Concert January 19

Join violist Matthew Carrington for a Matinee Concert
at CTK Sunday, January 19 at 3:00 p.m.
Matthew, a member of CTK and a regular with the Bach Society, will perform music written for other instruments that have found their way to the viola. This concert will also be given at First Lutheran Church in Galveston on Saturday, January 18 at 4:00 p.m.  All welcome!