Letter to the Congregation: Pentecost Weekend

Dear faithful people of Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church:

Pentecost is on June 5, 2022, and it is a long-standing Christ the King Church tradition to read the story of Pentecost, (Acts 2 attached) “in various tongues.” With this letter, I am inviting all those who read or speak a language besides English to help us continue this tradition. You can read at either the 8:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. service. If you have never thought of sharing your gift with languages in this way or are concerned about speaking publicly in front of the congregation, please be assured that you will not be in front of the congregation but will stand and read from your seat; and at least a dozen other people will be standing with you and speaking in other languages at the same time. This enables everyone who wishes to participate to comfortably participate.

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Giving in December

Every year, Christ the King relies on your generosity at the end of the year for a significant portion of our contributions income.  This year is no exception.  In order to meet our 2021 budget we need contributions of $258,000 in December. Please prayerfully consider your giving in the month and thank you for your continued support.

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Banner Highlight: Redeemed

By: Lucky Sahualla

This spring I had the opportunity to help select 11 graduating seniors from HISD’s Heights High School to receive $1,000 college scholarships from the PTO. The amount is relatively small compared to the total cost of college, but it is enough to be meaningful. For some recipients it might be all they need to be able to start their studies right away.

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June Mission Offering: Pastor David Brondos ELCA Missionary in Mexico

After serving in a variety of capacities as a missionary in Mexico from 1984 to 1995, the Rev. Dr. David Brondos has been teaching theology and biblical studies since 1996 at the Theological Community of Mexico, an ecumenical consortium of Protestant seminaries in Mexico City that includes Augsburg Lutheran Seminary. The students include women and men from many different Christian traditions and socio-economic backgrounds. Most are not only preparing for pastoral ministry but are already heavily engaged and experienced in ministry in various ways. That experience enables them to remain grounded in social reality and the practical concerns of ministry as they explore how to communicate the gospel and interpret Scripture in ways that can touch and transform lives and communities.

David has also served as Coordinator of the Lutheran Seminary’s online course program since it began in 2011. Designed for Lutherans and non-Lutherans alike, this program reaches students from many different contexts throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, the U.S., and Spain.

David especially enjoys the opportunity to teach a wide variety of subjects rather than being restricted to a particular area or discipline. Thus, for example, in addition to teaching courses in both the Old and New Testaments, systematic theology, and Lutheran history and thought, he has also taught practical courses in areas such as liturgy, worship, homiletics (preaching), and mission and ministry. Alicia is a retired  primary school teacher. Since her retirement she has also taken classes at the Theological Community and offered courses in English to the students there.

Our annual Global Mission commitment to the ministry of David is $1500. Any contributions exceeding $1500 during June will be designated to the ELCA COVID-19 Response Fund.

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