Update on Christ the King Church- May 4, 2020

Dear Members and Friends of Christ the King Lutheran Church,

Greetings to you in the name of our Risen and Healing Lord, Jesus Christ! We pray that this letter finds you as well and whole as can be in these challenging days. We write to inform you of positive developments and opportunities as we begin to think about returning physically to our church campus. This is a necessarily long letter. We pray that you can take a few moments to read and reflect. We welcome your responses.

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Pastoral Letter: March 17, 2020

Dear Members and Friends of Christ the King Lutheran Church,

After the counsel provided by our Synod Bishop, as well as medical and government authorities, and with the affirmation of the Christ the King Lutheran Church Congregation Council, we have decided that as of today, all public assemblies, including worship and smaller group meetings, are suspended until further notice. We are compelled by Christ’s command to love our neighbor as ourselves by joining in the effort to halt the spread of the Covid-19 virus and to stop the pandemic. At the same time, we are a faith community dedicated to being A Healing Place, uniquely theologically centered in the Lutheran tradition which holds that the church exists where the Word is proclaimed and the Sacraments are rightly administered. For us to keep all this together in this unique time of crisis, we are taking the following steps.

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Update about our Life Together & Corona Virus- March 14, 2020

Dear Members and Friends of Christ the King Lutheran Church,

Greetings again in the name of our healing Lord. I write to remind you that we will hold worship services and the education hour as regularly scheduled tonight and tomorrow. However, we encourage those who have any illness and those who have health vulnerabilities to remain home.

For those who are self-isolating, the Sunday 10:50 a.m. worship service will be livestreamed via our Facebook page. All you need to do is to click on this link here: Facebook event and link. It is scheduled to start tomorrow at 10:45 a.m. You can like, share, and set a personal reminder for the live stream on Facebook right from that link as well.*
Or you can go to our Facebook page (https://facebook.com/ctkelc) and click on the appropriate “event” link. After the service we will archive the video on both Facebook and on You Tube for those who cannot be “with us” in real time. That link will also be posted on our website (www.ctkelc.org)

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Welcome to Sergio Rodriguez, New Pastoral Intern

We welcome Sergio Rodriguez as our Pastoral Intern here at Christ the King for the calendar year of 2020. Sergio is a student at Wartburg Theological Seminary. His ministry with us, as well as his taking Clinical Pastoral Education, will complete his academic requirements for a Master of Divinity degree and advance his candidacy for ordained ministry in the ELCA. He comes to us having served two congregations as a licensed lay minister, and, among many other duties, will help us reinvigorate campus ministry with Rice University. We are excited to welcome Sergio and his two cats!