Memorial Service for Pastor Fred Haman (1930-2019)

Saturday, August 3, at 10:00 a.m.

The memorial service for Pastor Fred Haman, Associate Pastor at Christ the King Church from 1986 and 1995 and Visitation Pastor from 2000 until 2007, will be at Christ the King on Saturday, August 3, at 10:00 a.m. followed by a congregational lunch reception.  Please contact Terri  if you would like to provide a dish or assist with the luncheon. In lieu of flowers, you are invited to contribute to ELCA World Hunger either directly at or through Christ the King Church (check memo: Pastor Haman-World Hunger).

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost July 28, 2019

Karin Liebster, Associate Pastor

Genesis 18:(16-19) 20-32
Psalm 138
Colossians 2:6-19
Luke 11:1-13

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayer is asking – as in the Lord’s Prayer; and prayer is intercession – as in Abraham’s prayer for his neighbors in Sodom.

Prayer is praise as in the psalm, and thanksgiving as in the Eucharist.

Prayer is public, prayer is private.

Prayer is talking, prayer is singing. Continue reading

Mercy and Justice Forum

July 28, 4:00 p.m. at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church

Recent changes in immigration law, the process for gaining permanent legal status, the legal meaning of “refugee” and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) will be covered in a forum at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 28 at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4930 W. Bellfort Ave.

Immigration attorney Javier Rivera and Bishop Michael Rinehart of the Gulf Coast Synod of the ELCA will be joining us. Bishop Rinehart recently served on the board of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services.

“Changes in Immigration” is part of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Mercy and Justice speaker series. The event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost July 21, 2019

Karin Liebster, Associate Pastor

Genesis 18:1-10a
Psalm 15
Colossians 1:15-28
Luke 10:38-42

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

What brings you here? What is the core of our life here at Christ the King Church for which you keep coming back? When we ask this question, the answer we often get is worship. And rightly so. Worship is at the center out of which all else flows. It is this mix of word and music, the progression from gathering to hearing to praying to sharing a meal to being blessed and sent, – music, singing, chanting woven through and through. It is the mix of order and beauty, of form and freedom, of seriousness and exuberance. And sometimes, in all this, the mystery of God is revealed right in our midst, we know it, and do not even know how it happens. The visitors (or was it just one) at Abraham and Sarah’s tent by the terebinth of Mamre, did they just stop by here? Continue reading

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost July 14, 2019

Karin Liebster, Associate Pastor

Deuteronomy 30:9-14
Psalm 25:1-10
Colossians 1:1-14
Luke 10:25-37

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our risen Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Like apprentices in the faith we are led by our lectionary selections during these weeks, circling back yet once more to key questions of our relationship with God, and God’s relationship to us. Today we deal with aspects of love of neighbor, next week, as in a sequel, we deal with the aspect of love of God in the story of Mary and Martha who host Jesus in their house. Continue reading