Sunday, June 7 at 11:00 a.m.
It is Trinity Sunday, not a day to celebrate a doctrine (an often said misinterpretation) but a great day to celebrate who God is and how God wraps us all into God’s life by fusing God’s eternity into our collective history and our most personal lives. This festival Sunday will again include Holy Communion, God’s promise of tangible presence, too, in our private lives and our life together, nourished for the well-being of the world. We invite you to have bread and wine reverently ready to participate in God’s life—our lives together—in this important feast day of the Church.
6-7-20 ELW4 Holy Trinity
Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The nave is open twice a week for silent prayer to individuals or small groups who shelter/live together, Tuesday evenings, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. No registration is necessary; waiting a few minutes in the narthex may occur. You will be asked to sign in, and we request that all wear a mask.
To ensure the safety of all who come to pray, a maximum of five individuals/couples/small groups will be in the nave at the same time. Seating is self guided, an attendant will give instructions upon arrival. You may light a candle if you wish; if you like to use a prayer book or such, please bring your own resources along.
We pray that the time you spend in the physical space of the beautiful nave of Christ the King Church will refresh you, replenish you spiritually and give you strength for the days ahead.
The congregation of Christ the King Lutheran Church invites all members and friends to gather weekly on Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m. for a Service of Compline (also Night Prayer) on the grass by the south parking lot (Greenbriar), weather permitting. Click below to find pointers here that will help us pray together and stay safe.
Instructions for Night Prayer on the Field by the Narthex Parking Lot
- Park in our main lot off Rice Boulevard, and on the Rice Stadium lot (use intercom for free parking).
- Come to the large grass field, south side of the church.
- Get a bulletin and a candle.
- Worshipers form a large semi-circle facing the narthex doors.
- Wear a mask covering mouth and nose.
- Helpers assure that we are appropriately distanced.
- Wear closed toe shoes and socks to navigate uneven grass and possible bugs.
- If seating is needed, bring your own chair. Seating for chairs is on the pavement.
- Flashlights or cell phone lights will be helpful.
- The service is led by two leaders, amplified so all can hear.
- The assembly participates in the spoken responses. Wearing a mask, soft singing is permitted.
- Restrooms will be open for emergency use only.
Be our light in the darkness, O God, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Night Prayer, ELW p. 326
In this week’s Midweek Meditation, Pastor Duane reflects on Philippians 2:12-13, shares a thought about addressing racism by author Tim Wise, and discusses a bit more about how we engage our own Pentecost Pandemic; while Cantor Rick performs the beautiful hymn of lament, Bring peace to earth again (ELW 700).
Join with fellow worshipers at 6:00 p.m. today either via:
Christ the King Lutheran Church Facebook Page
Christ the King Lutheran Church YouTube Channel.
Wear Red. Sing loudly. Rejoice in the Promised Spirit of Christ wherever we are. The Spirit who calls and gathers still calls and gathers even while we worship differently from home. This festival Sunday worship will include Holy Communion, a tangible means wherever we are of the Spirit’s binding us together with Christ and each other, giving us the holiest means to be Christ for all we meet. We invite you to have bread and wine reverently ready to give praise—Eucharist—in this high festival of the Church. And, be ready to read aloud with us in a language of your choice from Acts 2:4-11.
May 31, 2020 Worship Bulletin: Pentecost Sunday