9:45 a.m. in the parish hall
Our Sunday Forum series will explore multiple methods of prayer each week that you are invited to “try on” as possibilities to begin or to enrich your own daily spiritual practice.
March 10: Lectio Divina and Visio Divina
Lectio Divina: Reading with the Ear of the Heart
Lectio Divina is an ancient Christian practice in which one reads a small passage of scripture, trusting in God’s presence and relevance in daily experience. Lectio Divina is not about acquiring head knowledge of Scripture, but is about a personal encounter with the heart of God inspiring one’s attention and already praying through the reader.
Visio Divina: Seeing with the Eye of the Heart
Visio divina shares roots with the ancient practice of lectio divina, inviting one to encounter the divine through images. A prayerful consideration of and interaction with a photograph in the magazine, icon, piece of art, or other visual representation allows the viewer to experience the sacred in unique and powerful ways.
March 17: Centering Prayer and Walking Meditation
This session in the Lenten discussion of prayer and meditation will focus on two other ways to simply show up with God. One is quiet and still while the other gets us moving in our meditation. Continue reading
Join us for Dinner on Wednesdays
5:30 – 6:40 p.m.
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.
The faith leaders of four congregations surrounding Rice University went on a “pilgrimage of lament” to the Memorial for Peace and Justice (aka: the Lynching Memorial). In a panel style format they will share about the impact the memorial had for their faith.
Reverend Michael Dunn
First Christian Church
Reverend Neil Willard
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
Rabbi Oren Hayon
Congregation Emanu El
Reverend Duane Larson
Christ the King Lutheran Church
6:30 p.m. Registration and Gathering with wine and refreshments
7:00 p.m. Program starts
8:00 p.m. Questions and Conversation
8:30 p.m. Departure
Child Care with Advance Reservation Only: Deadline is November 10.
Vicki Barfield, FCC Dir. of Children’s Ministries, firstname.lastname@example.org
Change up your weekday dinner routine and have a home cooked dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. Meet and make friends, and just have a good ol’ time! Before and after dinner there are many options to pick classes, join conversation/discussion groups, or make music. It’s not too late to join our infant and toddler music classes. Contact Beverly.
We will be offering three new classes beginning on Wednesday, October 17.
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Starting October 17
Are you interested in “becoming” a Lutheran for the first time? Do you desire to “re=become” a Lutheran? Do you just want to re-charge your Lutheran batteries…or even learn something new about the Lutheran Christian disposition? Then this class is for YOU! Starting October 17, 6:30 p.m., we’ll meet for five Wednesdays (October 17, 24, November 7, 14, 28) with these five corresponding topics: 1) The Cross, Lutheranism’s Theological Center; 2) Lutheran Worship, Singing and Doing the Drama of Christ; 3) The Living Word, Lutheranism and the Bible; 4) Treasures for Teaching, Lutheranism’s Doctrinal Guardrails; 5) Vocation and Neighbor; Lutheranism’s Liberation to Love.
The class will be taught by Pastor Duane and Deacon Rick Erickson. It is open indeed to all who are interested, including those exploring possible membership with Christ the King Church. Our non-required “textbook” will be the long-lived outstanding outline by Daniel Erlander (but let us know if you want a copy). The class will meet in the basement music suite. Questions? Contact Pastor Duane.
Raising Children to Thrive as Adults: New Class for Parents
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.-7:20 p.m. Starting October 17
Each generation of parents raises their children in the cultural climate of their time. The current climate combines the highest expectations for a successful life with the highest fears for safety and wellbeing. To help navigate this stressful journey Christ the King parents with children and youth of all ages are bonding together. A new reading group will study Julie Lythcott Haims’ book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kids for Success. The author explores how current parenting is not necessarily producing fully functioning, independent young adults. She offers analysis and ideas for building self-sufficiency in our kids. The book is relevant to parents of toddlers as well as twenty-somethings. The conversations will be led by Lucky Sahualla with an eye to practical application for each week between the meetings.