We’re back with Friday Morning Study on September 7 at 10:30 a.m. It is an important time to gather for personal care, prayer, and study. Usually we take a close look at the coming Sunday lessons, under the leadership of Pastor Larson or Pastor Liebster. Sometimes we might change the format. The Spirit is lively with us! There is always great, and sometimes provocative conversation; all about how the Lord stimulates us into deeper faith and reasoned, respectful growth in understanding. The sumptuous food is always wonderful, too. We meet again in the narthex (for the time being). Everyone welcome!
Anyone interested in some encouragement and input on writing projects is invited to join us for informal writing sessions on first and third Friday afternoons 1:00-3:00 p.m. beginning September 7. If you’re interested in writing your memoirs this will provide you with some assistance in beginning. No previous writing experience required. Contact Anna Fay Williams, for more information.
by presenter Cheryl Rhode, LCSW
Thursday, September 13, 6:00 p.m.
Christ the King member Cheryl Rhode is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice. She has extensive experience in chemical dependency and other compulsive behavioral issues. Her topic “When Too Much Is Not Enough: Dealing with Addition” is one that all of us can benefit from, especially in light of the opioid crisis we are hearing about in the daily news. Every congregation and community has members with chemical dependency issues. Please join our Community of Hope lay chaplains for this important discussion on Thursday, September 13, 6:00 p.m. in the second floor council room.
On Sundays in the summer members and friends have the opportunity to present and discuss any work of interest at the Sunday Forum hour 9:45-10:45 a.m. – this may be a book (the “classic” book review), or a project you are working on, art that you create, etc.
August 19: Linda Schoene, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, by Richard Rohr
CTK’s Love Your Neighbor group will continue during the summer with a more leisurely pace. We meet on Wednesdays, at 6:00 p.m. around food and fellowship. Bring food to share, as well as a favorite beverage (Yes, wine works).
The group will continue to read and discuss work dedicated to reducing racism. We’re reading a past presidential address of a theological scholarly society, “Confessions of a White Catholic Racist Theologian”. Copies are available from Pastor Duane or Rebecca.
Beginning Wednesday, June 20, we will read The Definitive History of Racist Ideas, by Ibram X. Kendi. Contact Rebecca to find this week’s location and if you’ve any questions.
Speaking of “Loving One’s Neighbor”…
Help Build our Float on June 22
Walk in the Pride Parade on June 23
The group is collaborating with other area Lutheran churches to walk as a united Lutheran group in the Pride Parade on June 23. Want to participate? Volunteers are needed to help construct the float on Friday, June 22, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran, 3606 Beauchamp. The parade begins Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. at the corner of Smith and Lamar. Wear plain shirts with no logos or labels. We’re walking behind a banner and float that just identifies us as Lutherans from throughout Houston. Further details forthcoming. For now, join our walker list. We look for a great and fun time together with hundreds of other Lutherans from all around, including our own Bishop Mike. Contact Rebecca