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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We welcome Pastor Ron Glusenkamp as our Guest Preacher on Sunday, September 8. He comes to thank Christ the King Lutheran Church for our large role in the ELCA’s successful Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA. The campaign, the conclusion of which was celebrated at the recent Churchwide Assembly, raised over $198 million. The campaign’s purpose was and is to establish a strong culture of stewardship allowing this church to boldly do God’s work in Jesus’ name throughout the world.
Ron is a graduate of Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana (BA in Greek) and also a graduate of Christ Seminary-Seminex (M. Div. Biblical Studies). He was ordained in 1981.
From 2006-2014 Ron served as Senior Pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village, CO and previously served at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wichita, KS; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kansas City; Gethsemane Lutheran Church, St. Louis, MO. Ron was the Vice President of Customer Relations for the ELCA Board of Pensions (now Portico), and was a guest Lutheran Preacher on Day 1 (formerly the Protestant Hour).
Ron has been married for 43 years to Sue Ann Glusenkamp, who is a clinical nurse educator at Porter Hospital in Denver, and together they have three adult children. In the summer of 2018, they biked from Copenhagen to Berlin. Most recently (August 2019) they hiked the last 115 km of the Camino de Santiago. In addition to being a book author, Ron is a bread baker and a pretzel maker. He likes “to raise dough” literally and figuratively! Ron is committed to the vision “that all may be fed.”
Karin Liebster, Associate Pastor
(Hebrews 12, not read)
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
It is Rally Day. Summer days are changing into school days even while summer is still going on. Welcome! to a new school year and to Sunday School, bible study, choir rehearsals, Brews Blues and News, book studies, service and advocacy work, Family Fridays, Luther League, confirmation class, and soon house churches. Continue reading
Are you interested in coming to know some of our Muslim friends and their faith better? Would you like to grow in your own Christian faith at the same time while sharing in fellowship and conversation with members of Houston’s Blue Mosque?
On September 25, Pastor Larson and Fatih Ozcan will give an orientation to the Scriptural Reasoning program. Interested participants will register for the monthly program.
Scriptural reasoning was developed at Cambridge University, UK, and has gone global as a wonderful and practical way of sharing our scriptures in small groups. In a group no larger than 14, half Christian and half-Muslim, we read similar texts from the Bible and the Qur’an side by side and share what they mean to us. Light food and good fellowship accent the experience of growing together as Abrahamic cousins in faith and friendship. You can register for the monthly small group programs—hosted in homes or elsewhere—after the orientation on September 25.
Please join us in hosting our monthly coffee hour for SEARCH Homeless Services clients at the Perry St. Apartments, 4415 Perry, a New Hope Housing project in the Third Ward on Wednesday, August 21, 10:00-11:00 a.m. This collaboration with SEARCH takes place every third Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Beverly.