Worship This Weekend: October 15-16

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

Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
Contemplative Worship

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

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


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Taking Faith Home: Oct. 16 | Worship Bulletin

Worship at Christ the King
West Campus
12211 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024

Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Holy Communion

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.

Sermon for the Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Sermon for the Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
October 9, 2022
By: Pr. Sergio Rodriguez

“…When he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a Loud voice (Lk 17:15).”

Hallelujah! Let us give thanks to the Lord, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with our whole hearts. Amen.

The Samaritan’s faith, as deeply rooted in Gratitude, Gratitude for God’s restoration through Jesus, is the heart of my message today, entitled: “Gratitude: The deeply rooted response of faith.” In particular, I would like for you to consider two key gestures of gratitude embodied by the Samaritan:

First, Recognition. The Samaritan, as soon as began to his that his flesh was transformed, recognized Jesus as the conduit for God’s gifts.

Second, Response. The Samaritan had to rush back and with his entire being responded with a bodily praise. His faith in God has rooted in him God’s restorative neighbor, the kingdom if you will.

Consider last week’s announcement that, “our revival task now…the stewardship task ahead: to translate our rootedness and revival in faith more deliberately into the way we see ourselves and use the time, talent, and treasure we have been given.” This task of translation begins in gratitude. First, in recognition of God as source for all that we briefly possess during our life on earth. And then in a response of praise where we bear witness to what has occurred within us. It is through Gratitude, that not only do we bring forth fruits to feed the world, but we are even more so deeply rooted in God.

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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

2021 Bread for the World Offering of Letters – Sunday, October 24

Join us in the courtyard on October 24 after services to write letters.

Because of your persistent advocacy, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The legislation contains numerous provisions that will help people struggling with hunger and poverty. But there is more to do as we continue to address the ripple effects of COVID-19. Continue reading