Welcome to Christ the King Church!
We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod. We are committed to the mission of proclaiming to the world the message of God’s reconciling work revealed in Jesus Christ and proceeding in the Spirit of God.
Our faith calls us to be an inclusive community welcoming people of all cultures, races, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
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Our third annual Trunk or Treat experience will be on Wednesday, October 30, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. This safe and fun activity is for the whole family. Children may be dressed in their Halloween costumes or not and go from table to table in the parish hall (many may be decorated) to go “trick or treating.” CTK members will host this event and provide the treats. Babies in strollers and grandparents are also welcome! We will end our Trunk or Treat festivities with a blessing service at 6:45 p.m. to bless the trick or treaters. Pizza will also be provided at that time. Volunteers and/or questions.
We hope to see you there!
The CTK Creation Care Team invites you to walk, bike, carpool, take the bus…to church! We will have bike route and bus information available after each worship service. Contact Lisa Brenskelle for more information.
Community Bike Safety Course
Sunday, November 3, 1:00 p.m.
Nervous about biking in Houston? The CTK Creation Care Team and Bike Houston invite you to a free Community Bike Safety Course where you’ll gain the confidence to cycle safely around town. Instruction is provided by certified instructors from Bike Houston and the course is suitable for all ages. You may attend all or just a portion of the class, as your schedule permits. Participants should bring their bikes and helmets. Please register for this course on eventbrite.com. Contact Lisa Brenskelle with any questions.
Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Blue Mosque- Islamic Institute, 9301 West Bellfort Avenue
We encourage members and friends (neighbors, colleagues) to go and join our friends at the Blue Mosque on Tuesday night for Lutheran-Muslim Scriptural Reasoning. Let us grow together in our Abrahamic family relationship and common witness for peace in God’s world. All are invited, no prior registration necessary, a light meal will be provided.
Scriptural Reasoning, a program developed by inter-religious dialogue experts at Cambridge University, is a new project here at Christ the King Church in partnership with the Houston Blue Mosque/The Islamic Institute. We read parallel scripture texts from the Bible and the Qur’an, talk about our understandings of them, and, along the way, grow in mutual understanding and friendship.
Duane Larson, Senior Pastor
Daniel 10:10-14; 12:1-3; Revelation 12:7-12; Luke 10:17-20.Today is the feast day of St. Michael and All Angels. It is a “Lesser Festival” always on September 29 and happens today to fall on a Sunday Lutherans typically don’t talk seriously about angels. But why not, and since today’s is convenient for it? Angels heavily populate popular culture; from Precious Moments figurines through myopic cupids, Christmas cards, and creches. There is serious and thoughtful talk about angels throughout almost all religions. And there is, of course, not so thoughtful talk. I personally am not easy with the old Amy Grant song that angels are “watching over me, every move I make.” But let that drippy popsicle simply accent that people everywhere are familiar with the language and the imagery of angels. Continue reading
Children and youth join to make music in worship on Reformation Sunday and during Advent and Christmas. Music director Rick Erickson and Music Associate Mary Joy Silmaro lead rehearsals that include music, movement and reading. Snacks and special activities such as pumpkin carving and Christmas pageant make these weekends fun events for everyone. We invite all children and youth old enough for singing and group activities to sign up. Registration can be done via link in Thursday evening emails, online, and in an email to be sent to all families. With questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singing God’s Grace – Celebrating the Reformation
October 19, 10-11:30 a.m. (Saturday)
October 26, 10-11:30 a.m. (with pumpkin carving) (Saturday)
Singing in worship, Reformation Sunday, October 27
Advent and Christmas Celebrations
November 23, 10-11:30 a.m. (Saturday)
December 7, 10-11:30 a.m. (Saturday)
December 14, 10-11:30 a.m. (Saturday)
Worship, Christmas pageant, Christmas Eve:
December 8, Sunday morning, Advent 2 December 15, Christmas Pageant, Advent 3, between services
December 24, 6 p.m. service