Canonical Hours in the Home and via Zoom

Beginning Saturday, April 3 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 2021.

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 Deacon Ben Remmert via Zoom for each of the seven prayer times by clicking below or use the Canonical Hours booklet to pray at home:

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)

New Position of Director of Communications

Christ the King Lutheran Church welcomes applications for its new position of Director of Communications. Experience in print journalism, public relations, design, social media, and videography production required. This is a full-time position with benefits. Apply by emailing a package with (1) a cover letter describing interest and background, (2) resume, and (3) portfolio of work samples. The position description is available on request to ctk@ctkelc.org, to which further questions also may be directed.  Christ the King Church looks to fill this position as soon as possible.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, our launch into Lent, is not only about sacrifice and surely not about pretended humility. Ash Wednesday grows in popularity with non-institutionally religious people because it is honest about our limits and our mortality.  Honest Christian faith affirms Lent as a time again to “live trustingly in the skin God gave us.” Living so honestly and thus so fully, we’ll also gladly receive what God gives after! Join us, then, on Ash Wednesday and through Lent, as we reflect anew on the meaning of trust.

Christ the King Facebook Page

Christ the King YouTube – Ash Wednesday service

Ash Wednesday Bulletin

Ash Wednesday – Taking Faith Home

Sunday Forum Series: 75 Years – How It all Began

Looking Down History Lane of Christ the King
Sunday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m.
If you would like the link to the meeting please contact us at ctk@ctkelc.org.

Dr. John Boles will cap off this look down our own history lane with an review of Houston in the fall of 1945 including local and global events of the time.
These Sunday Forums will be recorded and be available upon request.