Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon- July 3, 2022

By: Deacon Ben Remmert

Isaiah 66:10-14      Galatians 6:1-16      Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Grace and peace to you from our Lord and Savior, Jesus who is the Christ. Amen

As I was preparing to write today’s sermon, I came across an article on my Facebook page entitled 20 Actors who Missed Out on Epic Film Roles. It was a fascinating reading how:

  1. 1.Hugh Jackman turned down the role of James Bond in Casino Royale because the script felt unbelievable.
  2.  Robert De Niro was too expensive for the lead role in Big.
  3. Mel Gibson felt he was too old to play Maximus in Gladiator.
  4. Al Pacino passed on being Han Solo in Star Wars for being too weird.
  5. Johnny Depp passed on playing Ferris Bueller due to schedule conflicts.

We all have opportunities that we’ve missed in our lives. Opportunities in school, at work, in love. Just like these actors, we don’t always make the most of every opportunity. Well, this morning we are going to see that God gives us opportunities to serve our fellow man and God wants us to make the most of every opportunity through today’s message in Paul’s letter to the Galatians.

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Summer Worship Schedule at Christ the King: June 12 – September 4

Rice Village Campus Summer Service Times:

  • Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.
  • Sundays at 11:00 a.m. (livestreamed)

West Campus Summer Service Time:

  • Sundays at10:30 a.m.

From Sunday, June 12 through Sunday, September 4, there will be one Sunday service at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday at the Rice Village and West Campus. We will continue to celebrate our Saturday contemplative service at 6:00 p.m. Both are liturgies of holy communion.

Week Day Bible Studies (Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays) will not meet during the Summer. Studies will resume in September 2022. Summer Book Reviews are on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. (in-person and online).

Church Tag Sale: April 30 at 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and May 1 at 8 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tag Sale
April 30
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
May 1
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The annual Tag Sale at Christ the King  Church will take place Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 in the parish hall.


All proceeds will go to the Pastor Karin Liebster Children’s Ministry Fund
and the Luther League Fund.

We will collect items during church hours, NO MATTRESSES ARE ACCEPTED! Larger items and large volume donations can only be accepted in the parish hall on Thursday, April 28, and Friday, April 29.

All proceeds will go to the Pastor Karin Liebster Children’s Ministry Fund and the Luther League Fund.

Volunteers needed for Saturday of the Sale and help with clean up! Contact Deacon Ben for more info.

2022 Canonical Hours in the Home and via Zoom

Beginning Saturday, April 15 at midnight every three hours

The Canonical Hours mark the course of Holy Saturday, every three hours. This year they are prayed in the comfort of worshipers’ homes. All are invited to participate. Canonical Hours are short prayer times consisting of readings, a psalm and prayer. A hymn is appointed to each prayer hour which can be read or sung as desired. Text for the Canonical Hours can be accessed here: Canonical Hours Bulletin.

12:00 a.m. Matins: The Virgins (watchful waiting)
3:00 a.m. Lauds: The Tomb (ecstatic praise)
6:00 a.m. Prime: The Martyrs (consecrated service)
9:00 a.m. Terce: The Fire (unceasing dependence)
12:00 p.m. Sext: The Cross (humble supplication)
3:00 p.m. None: The Throne (steadfast perseverance)
6:00 p.m. Vespers: The Supper (fervent thanksgiving)

The Canonical Hours commence Saturday at midnight, 12:00 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. before sunset. Those who like to pray with the church community may join via Zoom for each of the seven prayer times by clicking below or use the Canonical Hours booklet to pray at home:

Canonical Hours Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 826 8088 5515
Passcode: 017684

Worship This Weekend: First Sunday of Advent

Contemplative Worship: Saturday, November 27 at 6:00 p.m.

Brief Order of Holy Communion: Sunday, November 28 at 8:30 a.m.

Holy Communion: Sunday, November 28 at 11:00 a.m.

Beginning November 28, we will return to our pre-COVID communing practice. At the direction of the ushers, please pick up a small commune glass and come to the altar rail from the outer (north or south) corners of the altar rail. Receive the bread in your hand and the wine poured by the assisting minister into the glass you hold. Return to your place via the center aisle.

Only two COVID restrictions remain:

  1. Masks must be worn at all times indoors.
  2. We will only distribute wine individual glasses.

You may choose to participate in the 11:00 a.m. worship livestream via Facebook or YouTube. You may also access the archived services anytime after.

Worship Bulletin- Nov. 28, 2021 at 11 a.m.