The CTK Creation Care Team invites you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2017 is Connections between People and Nature.
May 21, 6:00 p.m. Connections between People and Nature – Endocrine Disrupters
We welcome Sr. Damien Marie Savino, Dean of Sciences & Sustainability at Aquinas College in Michigan. Sr. Damien will speak on Endocrine Disrupters. The adage “Everything is Connected” is well known in environmental circles. This talk will explore the case of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which are industrial chemicals widely used in pharmaceuticals, foods, packaging, plastics and other consumer products. EDCs interfere with hormone metabolism and activity and are now recognized as a growing public health threat. Concentrations at levels of concern have been detected in water, soils, food, and blood and body tissues of animals and humans around the world, even far from where the original exposure occurred. How did the EDCs get there? What are some of the most serious environmental concerns of EDCs? This talk will explore these topics, as well as what we can do to avoid exposure to EDCs. Sr. Damien holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering and an M.S. in soil science. Please register at www.eventbrite.com (Connections between People in Houston, TX) to receive an invitation.
Other upcoming speakers include:
Sunday, June 25, 6:00 p.m., Greg Biddinger, PhD in Ecology, Founder, Natural Land Management, now residing in Maine
Sunday, July 30, 6:00 p.m., Andy Gerhart, PhD in Environmental History, now seminarian at Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, TX
On Saturday, April 22, The River Oaks Islamic Center invites the community, including all members of Christ the King Lutheran Church, to an open house and BBQ from Noon to 7:00 p.m. Drop in any time, enjoy great hospitality, take a tour, and learn a bit about the faith and life of our nearest Muslim neighbors. A special invitation is extended to the CTK Young Adults to meet with the Islamic Center’s Young Professionals Group to make new friends and discuss possibilities for common mission. The CTK YAs will meet at 5:00 p.m. at Christ the King Church to carpool over as a group.
Sunday, April 23, is Yom HaShoah, the Jewish Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust. The congregation is invited to join the local Jewish community for the Day of Remembrance Service at Congregation Beth Israel, 5600 N. Braeswood Blvd., at 3:00 p.m. (note corrected time) CTK Young Adults are invited to attend this service together, too, after which to join Pastor Duane for discussion and dinner at a place to be named later.
Apr. 23, 12:45 – 2:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. for lunch)
Missed the screenings of The Journey of the Universe held in February and March? The CTK Creation Care Team invites you to go on the Journey of the Universe in April. This Emmy-award winning documentary narrates the 14 billion year story of the universe’s development in a way that is accessible to everyone. The film tells a comprehensive story drawing on astronomy and physics to explain the emergence of galaxies and stars, geology and chemistry to understand the formation of Earth, biology and botany to trace life’s evolution, and anthropology and history to see the rise of humans. An open facilitated discussion will follow the film screening. A sandwich lunch will be available at 12:30 p.m. (for $5/person payable at the door in cash). Please register. Contact Lisa Brenskelle at with questions.
8:30 a.m. Procession of Palms and Holy Communion
9:45 a.m. Stations of the Cross (intergenerational)
10:50 a.m. Procession of Palms and Holy Communion
6:00 p.m. JS Bach St. John Passion Continue reading