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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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Church News & Events

Worship and Bread for the World Letter Campaign This Weekend

Saturday October 23trd
6:00 p.m. Contemplative Worship and Holy Communion

Sunday October 24th
8:30 a.m. Brief Order of Holy Communion
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11:00 a.m. Holy Communion
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Jesus poses a matter-of-fact question to Bartimaeus and elicits two responses; one spoken and one unspoken. “What do you want me to do?….My teacher, let me see again.” Bartimaeus’ spoken response is clear. He wants to regain his sight and be healed. Bartimaeus’ unspoken response goes to the heart of the matter. “What do you want me to do?…. My lord, let me know you as you are…A servant. My wisdom and my true word.” Pastor Sergio Rodriguez preaches from Mark 10:46-52, Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, Year B.

You may also participate in the 11 a.m. worship livestream via Facebook or YouTube. Log on at 11 a.m. to join us live or access the archived service anytime after.

Join us between services this Sunday to write letters together for Bread for the World. In our letters, we are asking Congress to make the Child Tax Credit (CTC) permanent and available to all children regardless of immigration status. Please join us in the courtyard at Christ the King on October 24. You can also advocate online at www.bread.org/go.

Final Forum for We Believe, Teach, and Confess: Augsburg Confession This Sunday

We Believe, Teach, and Confess: Augsburg Confession
Final Forum of This Series is Sunday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m.
online and in-person in the basement

We conclude our four-week conversation about the Lutheran communion’s primary confession of faith: The Augsburg Confession presented in 1530 by the 16th Century Reformers to Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in Augsburg, Germany. Required by all churches who are members of the Lutheran World Federation, accepted by the Episcopal Church USA and the World Methodist Council, our interpretation of scripture, sacraments, church life, and doctrine are framed by this document. Join Pastor Rodriguez for our final forum in-person in the basement Adult Classroom and Zoom.

Digital Materials:
Intro to We Believe, Teach, and Confess: Augsburg Confession Series PDF
Join us on Zoom for Sunday Forum Here!

 

Worship and Oktoberfest Vespers This Weekend

Saturday October 16th
6:00 p.m. Contemplative Worship and Holy Communion

Sunday October 17th
8:30 a.m. Brief Order of Holy Communion
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11:00 a.m. Holy Communion
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5:00 p.m. Bach Society Houston Presents Vespers Followed by Oktoberfest

This Sunday we celebrate the Day of Saint Luke the Physician, Evangelist. The readings for this commemoration are Isaiah 35:5-8; Psalm 124; 2 Timothy 4:5-11; Saint Luke 1:1-4; 24:44-53.

Luke is the author of the Gospel that bears his name and of the Acts of the Apostles. Because he uses a great deal of technical First Century medical terms, he has always been considered to be a physician.

Unable to attend Oktoberfest Vespers in person? Join us via livestream by clicking here!

You may also participate in the 11 a.m. worship livestream via Facebook or YouTube. Log on at 11 a.m. to join us live or access the archived service anytime after.

Oktoberfest, October 17 at 5:00 p.m

Bach Society Houston opens with a festive Vespers in thanksgiving for coming together again after months of separation! Our Bach Choir and players will present Cantata 17 “Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich.” Vespers begins on October 17 at 5:00 p.m., and is followed by OKTOBERFEST, with food, beer and wine,

PLUS!, Houston’s newest brass band, Magnolia City Band, directed by Bob Walp, providing musical joy outdoors!

Sermon for the Day of Saint Luke the Physician – October 17, 2021

Amandus J. Derr, Interim Senior Pastor

Isaiah 35:5-8; Psalm 124; 2 Timothy 4:5-11; Saint Luke 1:1-4; 24:44-53 

In nomine Jesu!
We live in a vastly different world than the one we inhabited in 1987, when the ELCA’s Constituting Convention designated the Sunday closest to October 18 as the Day of Saint Luke the Physician and ask congregations to include prayer, anointing and the laying on of hands and anointing for healing in our liturgies on that day. HIV/AIDS, and all who were broken was the issue then.  Today virtually everything and everyone is broken; every environment – this fragile planet, our fractured world, our increasingly fragile nation, too many bodies, our very souls. We’ve begun to think that there’s nothing we can do. We’ve begun to feel paralyzed. In this context, Luke’s message of Jesus as not merely a healer of the sick, but as the mender of every form of brokenness; and of Christ’s Church as not merely a community of wholeness-seekers, but a community of wholeness-makers, in more needed than ever. Continue reading