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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 and affirming people of all cultures, races, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
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Worship This Weekend 8/6-7

Worship at Christ the King
Rice Village Campus
2353 Rice Blvd. Houston, TX 77005

Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
Contemplative Worship
in-person

Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
Holy Communion
in-person and livestreamed

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Taking Faith Home: Aug. 7, 2022 | Worship Bulletin

Christ the King Lutheran Church thanks you for your generous financial support. Offerings may be mailed to the church office, 2353 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005, or online.

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Sermon for the Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

Sermon for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
July 31, 2022
Pastor Amandus Derr

Readings
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23; Psalm 49:1-11; Colossians 3:1-11; Saint Luke 12:13-2

I’ve said every one of these to myself. Sometimes, “relax, eat, drink, and be merry” precisely describes my experience. Just as often, life feels like “a chasing after wind.” Occasionally, I’ve even experienced all of these in a single day. I’m sure that, in this respect, I’m not particularly unique. One can hardly be a human living these days in this society without experiencing life as exhilaration and frustration, as well as everything else in between. Today’s readings affirm the reality of each of these experiences and simultaneously invite us to use the resources God gives for the living of these days, resources for living that make us “rich toward God.”

It’s all, you see, a matter of orientation.

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