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.
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.
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.
Dear Members and Friends of Christ the King Lutheran Church,
After the counsel provided by our Synod Bishop, as well as medical and government authorities, and with the affirmation of the Christ the King Lutheran Church Congregation Council, we have decided that as of today, all public assemblies, including worship and smaller group meetings, are suspended until further notice. We are compelled by Christ’s command to love our neighbor as ourselves by joining in the effort to halt the spread of the Covid-19 virus and to stop the pandemic. At the same time, we are a faith community dedicated to being A Healing Place, uniquely theologically centered in the Lutheran tradition which holds that the church exists where the Word is proclaimed and the Sacraments are rightly administered. For us to keep all this together in this unique time of crisis, we are taking the following steps.
You are cordially encouraged to be involved in the life of our congregation and community this year. Our 2019 Time and Talent Booklet describes the various opportunities available for you to use in completing the survey online.
If you prefer to complete the survey on paper, both the booklets and response forms are available on the table in the narthex. Feel free to take one and return it to the designated basket or to the church office. Thank you for your faithful service to our congregation, our community and the world as God makes us into “a healing place.”