Iftar Dinner: Register Now

An Iftar Dinner     Friday, June 16, 7:45 p.m.
Please email the church office to reserve your place by Tuesday, June 13.

A very special gift has been offered to Christ the King Church by our spiritual cousins of the Islamic Institute: a free and educational Iftar Dinner, here at Christ the King Church, on Friday, June 16, 7:45 p.m.

“Iftar” means “breaking of the fast” during Islam’s high holy days of Ramadan. We are invited to break the fast with our Muslim neighbors and, while so doing, learn more about an Iftar’s religious meaning, as well as more about Islam in general. Continue reading

Welcoming Neighbors Old and New: Houston to Mark World Refugee Day, Saturday, June 17

Volunteer opportunities available with Freewheels Houston and Houston Refugee Consortium

For several years, Houston has welcomed more refugees than any other city in the United States, with thousands of men, women and children from all over the world resettling in the greater Houston area, rebuilding their lives and contributing to the community in many ways.

For that reason, we honor and celebrate their strength and perseverance on World Refugee Day, which will be celebrated on Saturday, June 17, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Levy Park, 3801 Eastside—in the Upper Kirby District, south of Richmond between Kirby and Buffalo Speedway. Continue reading

A Multi-Religious Weekend

On Saturday, April 22, The River Oaks Islamic Center invites the community, including all members of Christ the King Lutheran Church, to an open house and BBQ from Noon to 7:00 p.m. Drop in any time, enjoy great hospitality, take a tour, and learn a bit about the faith and life of our nearest Muslim neighbors. A special invitation is extended to the CTK Young Adults to meet with the Islamic Center’s Young Professionals Group to make new friends and discuss possibilities for common mission. The CTK YAs will meet at 5:00 p.m. at Christ the King Church to carpool over as a group.

Sunday, April 23, is Yom HaShoah, the Jewish Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust. The congregation is invited to join the local Jewish community for the Day of Remembrance Service at Congregation Beth Israel, 5600 N. Braeswood Blvd., at 3:00 p.m. (note corrected time) CTK Young Adults are invited to attend this service together, too, after which to join Pastor Duane for discussion and dinner at a place to be named later.

Help Make Palm Crosses

palmsAll are invited to help the Altar Guild on Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. in the narthex to make 400 or more palm crosses. They will be given to all worshipers on Palm Sunday to mark the beginning of Holy Week. The altar guild extends this invitation as an opportunity to learn about their work and get to know the people who prepare the nave for worship each week and for the holidays. Contact Altar Guild president Jan Petner at  for more information.

 

Wednesdays during Lent

lenten graphic 2017On Wednesdays during Lent we come together around soup, study and reflection, and prayer. The Lenten Vespers theme this year is The Seven Petitions of the Lord’s Prayer.  We invite you to join us! 

Soup Supper every Wednesday in Lent
At 5:30 p.m. in the parish hall the Altar Guild and the Worship Commission will kick off the Soup Suppers serving home-made soup until 6:40 p.m. Donations for the Lenten Soup Suppers benefit our missionary David Brondos in Mexico City.  All are invited to join one of our Wednesday teams in either preparing a soup or helping us serve.  Please contact beverlydavis@ctkelc.org to volunteer.  Continue reading