Dinner Out is a Go!- October 7

Are You Interested in Faith, Friendship, and Dinner Out? Are you a Fresh or Seasoned Empty Nester? Do you like exploring diverse foods and meaty conversations? If so…Join us for a new CTK fellowship where we will experience some of Houston’s lesser-known restaurants & explore our city’s wonderful diversity.

When: October 7 at 6:00 p.m. (1st Sunday of October thru May)

Where: Himalaya Restaurant, 6652 SW Freeway,  Himalayarestauranthouston.com Future restaurants & neighborhood locations – TBD

Who: 12 or so CTKer’s who can commit to spending (1) Sunday per month sampling new & different cuisines, developing friendships & exploring Houston’s cultural richness.

RSVP by Sunday September 30 to Richard & Courtney Harper at courtney@courtneyhp.com.

Blessing of the Animals: October 6

Join us for the Blessing of the Animals service in the courtyard of Christ the King Church on Saturday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.

The congregation and the community at large are invited to bring any and all of their pets and have them blessed so God may “fulfill in you the purpose for which you were created” (from the rite of blessing). Pet treat and human snacks will be available following the 45 minute service.

Season of Creation September 1 to October 4

A statement from ELCA presiding bishop addressing our call to care for creation

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) members pray and care for God’s marvelous creation every day. We also join the global Christian community each September 1 to October 4 to mark the Season of Creation. This season starts with a World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation, an invitation to focus our worship, our stewardship and action on honoring God by honoring and caring for God’s handiwork.
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Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…

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.

Sunday, September 24, 6 p.m.:  Connections between People & Nature:   Biodiversity

At the September web meeting, we welcome Professor Kerri Crawford, Assistant Professor of Biology & Biochemistry at the University of Houston. In her presentation, Dr. Crawford will discuss global threats to biodiversity and why we should care, including how biodiversity influences natural systems and provides ecosystem services that we rely on.  She will present examples from her own work, such as experiments that tested how plant diversity influences restoration outcomes in coastal ecosystems and how soil microbes influence plant community diversity.  Finally, she will speculate on key scientific questions that need to be answered to understand how ecological communities will change in the future and help mitigate the negative consequences of these changes.  After Professor Crawford’s talk, there will be time for Q&A.  If you would like to join this online conversation, please register and you will receive an invitation to the web meeting. For more information, contact Lisa Brenskelle.

Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Web Meetings Continue…

Sunday, July 30, 6:00 p.m.: Entering Cadillac Desert
Whether through its abundance in oceans and rivers, its magnificence in rain, or its stark absence in deserts, water has been worshipped and considered sacred by different religions and cultures for millennia. It is fundamental to life but is also a finite resource, often taken for granted in our world. As climate change redistributes it unpredictably through droughts and floods, new tragedies of water inequities are taking shape, as documented in environmental historian Marc Reisner’s classic, Cadillac Desert. As we enter new cadillac deserts, Andy Hartley, Ph.D., will examine the importance of reawakening a reverence for water that pours into new laws, policies, and acts of kindness. After Andy’s talk, there will be time for Q&A. If you would like to join this online conversation, please register at www.eventbrite.com and you will receive an invitation to the web meeting. For more information, contact Lisa Brenskelle.