Worship and Bread for the World Letter Campaign This Weekend

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6:00 p.m. Contemplative Worship and Holy Communion

Sunday October 24th
8:30 a.m. Brief Order of Holy Communion
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11:00 a.m. Holy Communion
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Jesus poses a matter-of-fact question to Bartimaeus and elicits two responses; one spoken and one unspoken. “What do you want me to do?….My teacher, let me see again.” Bartimaeus’ spoken response is clear. He wants to regain his sight and be healed. Bartimaeus’ unspoken response goes to the heart of the matter. “What do you want me to do?…. My lord, let me know you as you are…A servant. My wisdom and my true word.” Pastor Sergio Rodriguez preaches from Mark 10:46-52, Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, Year B.

You may also participate in the 11 a.m. worship livestream via Facebook or YouTube. Log on at 11 a.m. to join us live or access the archived service anytime after.

Join us between services this Sunday to write letters together for Bread for the World. In our letters, we are asking Congress to make the Child Tax Credit (CTC) permanent and available to all children regardless of immigration status. Please join us in the courtyard at Christ the King on October 24. You can also advocate online at www.bread.org/go.

Wild Hope: Book Discussion Group for the Season of Creation – Wednesdays Online

Wednesdays, September 8 – October 6, 6:00 p.m. online
Join environmentalists, animal lovers, other Christians and people of all faith/spiritual traditions in a weekly book discussion group using the book Wild Hope: Stories for Lent from the Vanishing. You may ask – Lent isn’t until 2022, why are we reading this now? While written for Lent, this book is very appropriate for the Season of Creation (September 1 – October 4). Wild Hope contains 25 beautifully-written, intimate portraits of the lives of endangered animals, the hazards they face and how people are responding to save them. The book is inspiring and awakens deep empathy. The stories do not contain any explicitly religious material, yet they are incredibly moving. Readers of all backgrounds will find this little book powerful. Join a small group to read this book from September 1 – October 4 & meet to discuss it – that’s five 900-word stories/week. Please register. 
Contact Lisa Brenskelle at brenskelle@aol.com with any questions.

Hurricane & Flood Safety

Sunday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m., online 

Join Jeff Lindner, Director of Hydrologic Operations, Harris County Flood Control District, as he discusses how to stay safe in a natural disaster. Jeff’s presentation will cover the various hazards that impact a region during a hurricane landfall, including wind, rainfall and storm surge flooding. Jeff will then go on to address how to prepare for these hazards so that you and yours can stay safe. Time will be provided for discussion with the audience after his talk.

Please register for this talk on www.eventbrite.com. Contact Lisa Brenskelle at brenskelle@aol.com with any questions.

Creation Care – Being Healthy in a Toxifying World Sunday, January 31, 6 p.m., online

Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…
The CTK Creation Care Creation Team invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2021 is Healthy Planet = Healthy People = Healthy Economy.
Steve Stelzer, Program Director, Houston Green Building Resource Center
Being Healthy in a Toxifying World
Sunday, January 31, 6 p.m., online
In January, join Steve Stelzer, Program Director at the Houston Green Building Resource Center, as he discusses the many paradoxes we face as global citizens regarding staying healthy in a world where business insists on dumping toxic wastes into our air and water supply. Without getting too gloomy about it, Steve will also discuss options for actually doing something about the problem. Spoiler alert: “Superman’s Not Coming”. Meanwhile, it seems we might be reaching a critical mass to turn this around. Please register for this talk. Contact Lisa Brenskelle  with any questions.

Fall Outing in Nature: Guided Tour of the Houston Botanic Garden

Saturday, November 7, 1:00 p.m.
Fall Outing in Nature: Guided Tour of the Houston Botanic Garden
The CTK Creation Care Team has organized an outing to the recently-opened Houston Botanic Garden. Enjoy a private one-hour guided tour, followed by practice of the Franciscan spiritual discipline Prayer with Eyes Wide Open. An admission fee is required to enter the garden, and the tour maintains strict social-distancing, such that this opportunity is for a very small group.   Date/time not work for you?  The team is considering scheduling additional outings to the garden. If you’d like to join us, contact Lisa Brenskelle to sign up. Due to the limited group size, you must sign up in advance to participate.