Sunday Forum

Welcoming the Stranger in Contemporary America: Recent Developments in US Refugee Policy October  22

October 22 — Refugee resettlement in Houston Changes in U.S. resettlement policy have a significant impact on refugees. Members of the staff of Refugee Services of Texas—the local affiliate of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services—will discuss the refugee experience and the resettlement process. Speakers will include Jacqueline Mercilliott, RST’s Houston area director, and Bekhal Saeed, a refugee and RST support specialist. Bill Mintz, church member and a member of the RST board, will moderate the discussion.

October 29 — Questions and Answers with Bishop Mike Rinehart. The bishop will also be preaching at both Sunday services. Continue reading

Wednesday Nights at Church this Fall

The following programs resume this fall semester: Adult classes, choristers, chorus and choir, and Confirmation class. The Music Explorer classes for babies and toddlers will be in recess until January. Due to the space limitations caused by the flooding of the basement the Wednesday Night dinners have been suspended until we can resume full programming.

Pizza will be offered 15 minutes before all programs for children and youth at $2.00 a slice. Adults are invited to bring a snack or your own dinner.

Music Explorers (4-5 years) 5:45 – 6:15 p.m.
Jr. Choristers (K-second grade) 6:15 – 6:55 p.m.
Choristers (third-sixth grade) 6:00 – 6:50 p.m.
Love Your Neighbour 5:45 p.m.
Resilient Reformer 6:15 p.m. (resumes September 27)
Evening Prayer 7:05 p.m.
Choir and Chorus 7:30 p.m. Continue reading

A Weekend with Professor Timothy Wengert September 22-24

Friday, September 22
10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King Church
Law and Gospel: Rediscovering the Working Word of God

Saturday, September 23, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lutheran/Catholic Symposium at the University of St. Thomas
The Reformation after 500 Years: Moving from Conflict to Convergence

Sunday, September 24
9:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. at Christ the King Church
Luther on Vocation: Changing Diapers and Hauling Manure to the Glory of God

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Reformation Festival Fall

Christ the King Church will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a plethora of events – educational, musical, family oriented, and service minded. Instead of one big event, we will offer opportunities for the congregation to engage at church and in the ecumenical community September – November.
See our working schedule below.
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A Summer Discussion Group has Begun and All are Welcome!

Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m., at the parsonage

The “Love Your Neighbour” discussion group invites you! The group who read James Cones’ The Cross and the Lynching Tree with Pastor Larson wants to continue discussion about racism in American society. All are welcome. The group is committed to caring, honest, and safe conversation on issues of race, seeking how more faithfully we as Christian individuals and as church can bring our part to God’s intended rule of reconciling love to neighbor and world. The book basis for our conversations over the summer is Michael Eric Dyson’s, Tears We Cannot Stop, A Sermon to White America. It is available on Amazon in softback and Kindle format. All is casual; snacks and beverages to share are welcomed.