When Too Much is Not Enough: Dealing with Addiction

by presenter Cheryl Rhode, LCSW
Thursday, September 13, 6:00 p.m.
Christ the King member Cheryl Rhode is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice.  She has extensive experience in chemical dependency and other compulsive behavioral issues. Her topic “When Too Much Is Not Enough: Dealing with Addition” is one that all of us can benefit from, especially in light of the opioid crisis we are hearing about in the daily news. Every congregation and community has members with chemical dependency issues. Please join our Community of Hope lay chaplains for this important discussion on Thursday, September 13, 6:00 p.m. in  the second floor council room.

“Re-membering, Montgomery, and National Funerals”

“Re-membering, Montgomery, and National Funerals” 

Sermon for B Pentecost 15      September 2, 2018   Based on Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Today I do not speak with the Gospel text, though I move with Jesus to something deeper than the sanitation policies of 1st century Judaism, about which of course, the Pharisees and Scribes were correct. We must go more to the theme of sanitary souls. Indeed, I am compelled to speak about re-membering. There has much re-membering these past days. These past days the nation has remembered much. Over a week ago, with my dear colleagues Rabbi Oren Hayon, Fr. Neil Willard, and Pr. Michael Dunn, I had a profound experience of re-membering in our Pilgrimage of Lament to the so-called Lynching Museum in Montgomery, AL. The meaning of much of it came together for me when reminded that this past Tuesday was the feast day of St. Augustine. Augustine is one of the four great “doctors” of the early church, and in whose legacy we are deeply shaped as students of an Augustinian monk by the name of Martin Luther. Augustine shaped us spiritually in many ways, one of those most importantly being on the matter of re-membering. Continue reading

Wednesdays @ Church


Fall 2018: September 5-November 28*
Christ the King Church comes together every week of the school year for Wednesdays@Church or W@C. All activities are centered around dinner together. There is music for children and parents, singing for children, classes and music for adults. With dinner at the center there is ample time to make and meet friends. Continue reading

Sermon for B Pent 13 August 19, 2018

It is good to be back with you. It is good to have something of a voice back. I noticed the day after The HighPatheticals party that a lot of you needed the support of the pew in front of you to sit and stand. You had some after effects! I had after effects too. But they were unrelated to the concert. I developed an illness that severely affected my throat, voice, chest and diaphragm. And so Pastor Liebster served as my voice last week. With vacation theretofore for several weeks, Pastor Brookover stepped up as well as Pastor Liebster. I thank them and Pastor Stouter also for helping with Contemplative Worship. Continue reading

Sermon for A Pent 12    Based on John 6: 35, 41-51.
August 12, 2018

Jesus is the bread of life for those traveling through the wilderness. Sometimes we find ourselves in the wilderness without human-made directions. And so we need to trust the way of Jesus. But if that is the sum of it all, there would be no need for a sermon, would there? So we seek better understanding. Continue reading