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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.
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Church News & Events

Outdoor Night Prayer at Church: Thursdays at 8:30 p.m., beginning June 4

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

Midweek Meditation: June 3 at 6:00 p.m.

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.

Pentecost Worship: Sunday, May 31 at 11 a.m.

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

A Lady Beetle -Discovering Our Texas Native Lady Beetles

Sunday, May 31 6:00 p.m., online
Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…
The CTK Creation Care Team invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2020 is the wonders of nature.
Lady beetles, or ladybugs, have long been recognized as one of the best biological controls for many insect pests in both home gardens and agri-business. The diversity in this family of insects has been well-characterized yet they have largely been represented by only a few select species which have been introduced in the U.S. via different methods. So, who are our native lady beetles? What are their dietary preferences and habitat needs? This presentation is an introduction to some of the native lady beetles in the greater Houston area and an overview of their biology and habitat needs. Additionally, the presentation will explore threats to lady beetle populations, how iNaturalist can be used as a tool to discover who our native lady beetles, and some of the misconceptions about these fascinating insects. Join this conversation with Rebecca Lloyd, Texas Master Naturalist, as we wonder at Texas Lady beetles!
Please register for this talk.
Contact Lisa Brenskelle with any questions

Midweek Meditation: May 27 at 6 p.m.

This week in a panel discussion, Pastor Karin, Cantor Rick, and Staff Singer Vicki explore the poetic lyrics of the hymn O Holy Spirit, Root of Life, ELW 399 that is based on three different texts by Hildegard of Bingen. Expect some lively organ music and chances to sing along! 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