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

Register now for Summer Wonder Camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is time to register for this week of fun and learning for kids and adults. Spend a week “away at camp” while not away from home in the late afternoon/early evening hours for a whole week. Kids (ages 5-12) will enjoy camp led by staff from the synod’s outdoor camp Lutherhill. Adults pick from two tracks of classes, see below.

The night starts with dinner in the parish hall and ends with prayer for all together. Cost for dinner and program for the week is $60. RSVP by Sunday, July 21. You may register by email to ctk@ctkelc.org. 

Third Sunday after Pentecost June 30, 2019

Karin Liebster, Associate Pastor

1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21
Psalm 16
Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Luke 9:51-62

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our risen Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

For freedom Christ has set us free. (Gal 5:1)

That sounds pretty good at the outset of this week when the United States will celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. 243 years since the Continental Congress declared independence from the British monarchy in 1776, including for everyone inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Continue reading

Summer Book Reviews

Sundays at 9:45 a.m., in the parish hall

July 14: The Great Shift:
encountering God in Biblical Times,
by James L. Kugel, reviewed by Kristine Wallace.July 21: Songs of America, by John Meacham and Tim McGraw, reviewed by Jessica Lockheed and Tom Frank

July 28: The Meaning of Mary Magdalene:
Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity,
by Cynthia Bourgeault, reviewed by Linda Alexander.

August 4: Railroaded, by Richard White, reviewed by Logan Faron

August 11: Educated: A Memoir, byTara Westover, reviewed by John Boles

August 18: Leaders Eat Last, by Simon Sinek, reviewed by Mary Ann Beseda

Experience a Peaceful Healing During Contemplative Worship

Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.
submitted by CTK members Larry Foust and Christine Wagener

Christ the King Lutheran Church distinguishes itself in many ways, one of which is its commitment early every Saturday evening to an ecumenical form of worship created in the 1940’s by Roger Schütz in France after the occupation by Nazi Germany had ended. The Taize approach to worship is soft, quiet, meditative, and peaceful. The music, albeit sung in many languages, emphasizes simple biblical phrases and is repeated in a soothing fashion. It is yoga, marathon running, blood pressure treatment, and anti-anxiety medication all rolled into a one hour shared worship service before your Saturday evening festivities begin. Come and experience it. Relax. Wrap yourself in its comfortable arms. Come and experience God’s Peace and healing in a new way.