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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Church News & Events

Young Adult September Gathering – Luther-fest

It’s finally ‘weizen season’, and what better way to enjoy it than with cold beer, brats, and a Luther-inspired table talk? We’ll gather at the parsonage (2342 Rice Blvd) on September 17 at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and discussion on the intersection of modern life and Lutheran theology. For questions, contact Meaghan Wheeler. Brats and beer provided, but sides and desserts are always welcome.

Sermon for A Pentecost 14 Based on Matthew 18:15-20.

Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit. Bidden or unbidden, God is present. When the human spirit soars with care for the neighbor under its wings, it is easy to overlook that God is in the wind. When the human spirit is gladdened by reason serving compassion, all is wonderful and often God smiles anonymously off in the shadows. And when reason serves ideology and the self, and not compassion, humanity is diminished, hate flares, and God is often then kept at a distance, if not angrily ignored. But the reality is that bidden or unbidden, God is present. Whether we ask for God’s presence or not, God is here. It makes a difference to remember that in whatever we do, wherever we are. Continue reading

Reformation Festival Fall

Christ the King Church will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a plethora of events – educational, musical, family oriented, and service minded. Instead of one big event, we will offer opportunities for the congregation to engage at church and in the ecumenical community September – November.
See our working schedule below.
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Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…

The CTK Creation Care Team invites you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2017 is Connections between People and Nature.

Sunday, September 24, 6 p.m.:  Connections between People & Nature:   Biodiversity

At the September web meeting, we welcome Professor Kerri Crawford, Assistant Professor of Biology & Biochemistry at the University of Houston. In her presentation, Dr. Crawford will discuss global threats to biodiversity and why we should care, including how biodiversity influences natural systems and provides ecosystem services that we rely on.  She will present examples from her own work, such as experiments that tested how plant diversity influences restoration outcomes in coastal ecosystems and how soil microbes influence plant community diversity.  Finally, she will speculate on key scientific questions that need to be answered to understand how ecological communities will change in the future and help mitigate the negative consequences of these changes.  After Professor Crawford’s talk, there will be time for Q&A.  If you would like to join this online conversation, please register and you will receive an invitation to the web meeting. For more information, contact Lisa Brenskelle.

Special Congregational Meeting to Call Senior Pastor

September 17 at 10:00 a.m.
A special meeting of the congregation has been set for September 17 at 10:00 a.m.in the nave to vote on the council’s recommendation to call Pastor Duane Larson as senior pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church. Voting will be by paper balloting open to all members.

Informational Meeting September 10
This Sunday at 12:15 p.m. the call committee invites all to an informational meeting regarding the call of Pastor Larson as senior pastor, immediately after the late service in the nave. The meeting will be led by the Call Committee and Pastor Lundborg from the Synod Office.  You will learn about the call process leading to the nomination of The Rev. Dr. Duane Larson for senior pastor. There will be a time for Q&A with Pastor Larson. A reception with Pastor Duane and Joen will follow in the courtyard or narthex depending on the weather.