Join us for breakfast tacos in the courtyard and the start of our new Sunday School year. Sunday School classes are offered for children and youth ages two through high school. Children, youth, and parents will meet in the parish hall and then children will go to their classrooms to meet their teachers and have class pictures taken. Parents wanting their children to newly join Sunday School or Confirmation class please contact Pastor Liebster. Continue reading
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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Since 1986 the Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) has helped deserving and under-resourced students through its Back To School program. In 2016, 6,603 children received grade-appropriate school supplies, a voucher for new uniforms/shoes, and a hygiene kit.
Sponsor A Student!
$45.00 will provide the necessary tools for one child to arrive at school on the first day of class – feeling well prepared and ready to learn!
Sponsoring A Child Is Easy!
There are two convenient ways to make a donation:
Submit a check made out to Christ the King Church and earmarked “CCSC Back to School Project” in the offering on Sundays now through August 14.
Gently used or new clothing can be delivered to CCSC, 3434 Branard, 77027, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. weekdays or 9:00 a.m. – noon on Saturdays.
Please contact Beverly for more information about how you can help with this important program.
Sunday, July 30, 6:00 p.m.: Entering Cadillac Desert
Whether through its abundance in oceans and rivers, its magnificence in rain, or its stark absence in deserts, water has been worshipped and considered sacred by different religions and cultures for millennia. It is fundamental to life but is also a finite resource, often taken for granted in our world. As climate change redistributes it unpredictably through droughts and floods, new tragedies of water inequities are taking shape, as documented in environmental historian Marc Reisner’s classic, Cadillac Desert. As we enter new cadillac deserts, Andy Hartley, Ph.D., will examine the importance of reawakening a reverence for water that pours into new laws, policies, and acts of kindness. After Andy’s talk, there will be time for Q&A. If you would like to join this online conversation, please register at www.eventbrite.com and you will receive an invitation to the web meeting. For more information, contact Lisa Brenskelle.
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m., at the parsonage
The “Love Your Neighbour” discussion group invites you! The group who read James Cones’ The Cross and the Lynching Tree with Pastor Larson wants to continue discussion about racism in American society. All are welcome. The group is committed to caring, honest, and safe conversation on issues of race, seeking how more faithfully we as Christian individuals and as church can bring our part to God’s intended rule of reconciling love to neighbor and world. The book basis for our conversations over the summer is Michael Eric Dyson’s, Tears We Cannot Stop, A Sermon to White America. It is available on Amazon in softback and Kindle format. All is casual; snacks and beverages to share are welcomed.
Sermon for A Pentecost 3 Based on Matthew 10:24-39
Real leaders tell the truth. Real leaders– genuine vehicles of vision, promise, and hope–tell the truth and they announce beforehand the cost. Then they tell the hearers what resources they have for what is to come. Jesus tells the truth. He does not mince words nor pull punches. He states clearly what the disciples are signing up for, states clearly how personally difficult it will get, and then assures those who sign up that they already are given all they need for the work to come, and everything they need forever after. Continue reading