Friday Morning Bible Study: 10:15 am

Friday Morning Bible Study
Fridays at 10:15

Readings for January 17, 2021

All are invited to Friday Morning Bible Study online for Bible Study and prayer beginning at 10:15 a.m., and we finish approximately 11:40 a.m. We read the texts assigned for the Sunday liturgy and prepare ourselves for the encounter with the living Lord who promises to be with us in word and sacrament. No need to pre-register, simply join us!

If you do expect to participate, please let Cheryl Gaspard know at ctk@ctkelc.org

The Role of Art from Early Christianity through the Reformation – Sundays, January 17 and 24

Sunday Forum Series Continues
Sunday, January 17 and 24 at 9:00 a.m.
This three-part series led by Jessica Locheed  explores the role that art played at two very crucial moments of Christianity.

January 17
The second class jumps ahead to the 16th Century and considers the impact of the Reformation on art in the Reformation churches of the North in Germany as well as the impact of iconoclasm. In the North we will focus on humanistic trends of Luther’s friend Lucas Cranach as well as Albrecht Dürer.

January 24
Week three will address the response by the Catholic Church which produced what is known as Counter-Reformation art. We will be looking at artists like Caravaggio, Velasquez and Bernini. We will also discuss the notion of the Inquisition and some of the strict regulations that were imposed on artists in light of the Counter-Reformation.

If you would like the link to the meeting please contact us.

Sunday Forum Series

Freed by faith, life in love: A three Sunday Study of Martin Luther’s Freedom of a Christian (1520)Sunday, December 20 at 9:00 a.m.

Faith and Love on Social Media
On the 500th Anniversary of Freedom of a Christian’s publication, join Intern Sergio Rodriguez for an in-depth study of Freedom of a Christian during Adult Forum in December. How may we be freed for our neighbor in the digital space? How does Freedom of a Christian inform our witness and ministry in the virtual space? These and more questions will be discussed during the study.

If you missed either of the previous sessions with Intern Sergio, you can still hear what he had to share. Send an email to ctk@ctkelc.org to get the link to the video from last week as a way to prepare for this Sunday.
If you would like the link to the meeting please contact us at ctk@ctkelc.org.

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.

Wednesday Evening Online, 7:00 p.m.

The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts
by Karen Armstrong,
led by Terri Bourne. 

Armstrong shows in this chronicle of the development and significance of major religions that “a narrow and literalistic reading of Scripture is a relatively recent, modern phenomenon. For most of their history, the world’s religious traditions have regarded these texts as tools that enable the individual to connect with the divine, to experience a different level of consciousness, and to help them engage with the world in more meaningful and compassionate ways. At a time of intolerance and mutual incomprehension, The Lost Art of Scripture shines fresh light on the world’s major religions to help us build bridges between faiths and rediscover a creative and spiritual engagement with holy texts.”  Continue reading