Sermon for A Pentecost June 4, 2017

“Jesus is Lord.” Do we say that? Do you want to say it with me? “Jesus is Lord!.” Do you say that because I asked you to? Would you say it if I did not? Would you say it in a conversation with another? Maybe you would say that with some qualifications? Maybe explain what “Lord” means these days? Probably say it in a way that distinguishes you from others? Want to say it again? “Jesus is Lord.” Continue reading

Iftar Dinner: Register Now

An Iftar Dinner     Friday, June 16, 7:45 p.m.
Please email the church office to reserve your place by Tuesday, June 13.

A very special gift has been offered to Christ the King Church by our spiritual cousins of the Islamic Institute: a free and educational Iftar Dinner, here at Christ the King Church, on Friday, June 16, 7:45 p.m.

“Iftar” means “breaking of the fast” during Islam’s high holy days of Ramadan. We are invited to break the fast with our Muslim neighbors and, while so doing, learn more about an Iftar’s religious meaning, as well as more about Islam in general. Continue reading

Welcoming Neighbors Old and New: Houston to Mark World Refugee Day, Saturday, June 17

Volunteer opportunities available with Freewheels Houston and Houston Refugee Consortium

For several years, Houston has welcomed more refugees than any other city in the United States, with thousands of men, women and children from all over the world resettling in the greater Houston area, rebuilding their lives and contributing to the community in many ways.

For that reason, we honor and celebrate their strength and perseverance on World Refugee Day, which will be celebrated on Saturday, June 17, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Levy Park, 3801 Eastside—in the Upper Kirby District, south of Richmond between Kirby and Buffalo Speedway. Continue reading

Earth-Honoring Faith

The CTK Creation Care Team would like to draw your attention to a retreat coming up in early July at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary and author of Earth-Honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key, is the organizer of the Earth-Honoring Faith Retreat which is now in its 10th and final year. The retreat begins on evening of Sunday, July 2 and ends the evening of Friday, July 7. A number of eminent speakers will lead workshops.   Details are available at the Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center site.