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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All are invited to help the Altar Guild on Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. in the narthex to make 400 or more palm crosses. They will be given to all worshipers on Palm Sunday to mark the beginning of Holy Week. The altar guild extends this invitation as an opportunity to learn about their work and get to know the people who prepare the nave for worship each week and for the holidays. Contact Altar Guild president Jan Petner at for more information.
most Mondays & Fridays thru April 17, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Educational Series
The Ctk Creation Care Team invites you to go on the Journey of the Universe. This Emmy-award winning documentary narrates the 14 billion year story of the universe’s development in a way that is accessible to everyone, engendering a sense of mystery and awe in viewers. This approach expands the human perspective beyond an anthropocentric worldview to one that values life’s complexity and sees the role of humans as critical to the further flourishing of the Earth community. The documentary is accompanied by a 20 part educational series of filmed conversations with a number of specialists around the planet who are participating in transformative work for the environment, energy, agriculture, economics, education, and the arts. All sessions will be held simultaneously at the University of St. Thomas, Robertson Hall as well as online, via web meeting. Please register whether attending in person or online at www.eventbrite.com (search under “Journey of the Universe” in Houston, TX).
March 3 Beginning of the Universe & Galaxies Forming
March 6 The Emanating Brilliance of Stars, Birth of the Solar System
March 20 Life’s Emergence & Learning, Living, and Dying
March 24 The Passion of Animals &The Origin of the Human
March 27 Becoming a Planetary Presence & Transition
March 31 Breakthrough Communities & Eco-Cities
April 3 Ecological Economics & Permaculture
April 7 Indigenous Ways of Knowing & Sustainable Energy
April 10 Healing and Revisioning & Arts and Justice
April 17 Myths, Metaphors, and Identities & Teaching Journey of the Universe
Let us engage together in praying Luther’s Small Catechism for this year’s Lenten devotions. In the 500th anniversary year of the Reformation we will re-learn and deepen many aspects of our Lutheran heritage.
Week of Lent 6
A growing problem for military personnel, our civic protectors, and others is Moral Injury. Moral Injury most often erupts as a debilitating guilt suffered from an action one has done or witnessed that could not be avoided. MI can be related to, but is distinguishable from Post-Traumatic Stress. MI accounts for much of the increased suicide rate in combat veterans. Can people recover from MI? How can we as people of faith help those who suffer MI? Pastor Larson will introduce the topic on March 26.
The following Sunday Lee Thweatt will join Pastor Larson to lead more conversation about MI. Lee, a member of CTK and Vice-President of the Congregational Council, served as a United States Marine Judge Advocate General (military lawyer), and will share first-hand insights about MI.
(cancelled due to rain)
The CTK Creation Care Team invites you to join with people of other faiths to care for creation on Sunday, April 2, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. We will engage in hands-on environmental stewardship by mulching around plantings and repairing trails at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve. This event will offer activities for all ages and skill levels, so bring the whole family, your neighbors and your friends. Meet at the Schwartz Gazebo, 5300 Dryad, Houston 77035 to sign in. Metro bus line 7 stops nearby and lines 8 and 47 are not far. Tools/supplies will be provided. This event is organized by CTK, Congregation Brith Shalom, and The Blue Mosque, in partnership with the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy. Please register for planning purposes. Contact Lisa Brenskelle for more information. Photo above: Volunteer planting crew hard at work at the Fall 2016 event.