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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Based on Mark 1:9-15
It is Lent. Ash Wednesday began early and ended painfully. Lent has been full of work and worry since. I recognized my own lack of sleep on Friday morning when I wetted my head in the shower but forgot to apply shampoo. Because of my inattention, I had a balding feeling the rest of the day. It wasn’t as bad as a couple of years ago, though, when I did wet my head and did add shampoo. But I grabbed the wrong bottle. It was the dog’s shampoo. The rest of that day I was scratching under my left arm with my right foot. Continue reading
Jesus’ I Am-statements
The Wednesday Lenten Vespers service will be at 7:00 p.m. in the nave, February 21 and 28, and March 7, 14, and 21. Join us for meditations on the “I am” statements of Jesus from the Gospel of John. Hearkening back to the revelation of God’s name to Moses at the site of the burning bush as “I am who I am” – or, “I will be who I am” (Exodus 3:14), Jesus uses a series of “I AM” statements to describe himself. The images he uses invite us to reflect who Jesus is for the church, the world, and us.
Daily Devotional Guide “you are the way”
The congregation is invited to make Jesus’ sayings in the Gospel of John “I am the bread of life, the light of the world, the gate, the good shepherd” and so on the theme for this year’s Lenten devotions. A devotional book you are the way with daily readings, reflections and prayers is available at church for a small donation of $2 or can be purchased electronically at Augsburg Fortress.
- February 14-17 I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
- February 18-24 I am the gate; I am the good shepherd.
- February 25-March 3 I am the light of the world.
- March 4-10 I am the true vine; I am the vine, you are the branches.
- March 11-17 I am.
- March 18-24 I am the bread of life.
- March 25-31 I am the resurrection and the life.
The following programs are offered this semester: Adult classes, Choristers, Chorus and Choir, and Confirmation class. Wednesday night dinners will resume with our annual Lenten Soup Suppers beginning February 21. Pizza will be offered 15 minutes before all programs for children and youth at $2.00 a slice.
- Music Explorers (4-5 years) 5:45 – 6:15 p.m.
- Love Your Neighbor 5:45 p.m.
- Confirmation (youth) 6:00 -7:00 p.m.
- Jr. Choristers (K-2nd grade) 6:15 – 6:55 p.m.
- Choristers (3rd-6th grade) 6:00 – 6:50 p.m.
- Evening Prayer 7:05 p.m.
- Choir and Chorus 7:30 p.m.
It wasn’t the first epiphany of who Jesus was, but it was his first public act of speaking and enacting God’s kingdom come. Jesus goes into a synagogue. He teaches “as one with authority” in a way that surprises the religious commentariat. And he bounces a demon out of the place. With a clear and confident sense of his mission, Jesus’ first public act is to confront evil. When Jesus comes into the building, Jesus takes charge. Continue reading
Based on Luke 2:22-40
It is the last day of 2017. It is almost a new year elsewhere. Some people probably insist it is still yesterday. Consciousness differs. It is also true that we started a new liturgical year just a month ago. The Jewish New Year started some months ago. The Chinese New Year is yet to come. In other words, how we mark time is mostly a social contract. Like stop signs, they do not mean anything in themselves and they only work as long as everybody goes along with the idea. Does that mean there is no such thing as “time”? Or no such thing as New Year’s Eve? If you think so, don’t try out your thesis in any public place tonight. Continue reading