75th Anniversary Variety Show and Extravaganza
Friday, November 20, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., online
Not the Academy Awards. Not even ready for the Not Ready for Primetime Players. But we’re CTK, intergenerational, gifted, sometimes funny, and all together grateful to belong to each other at Christ The King Lutheran Church with this our 75th Anniversary Variety Show Extravaganza! Enjoy a wide variety of entertainment by members with acts varying from the sublime to …well, you make the call. You only need to tune in and provide your own champagne for a celebratory toast. Surprise guests from past and present will greet us. All this is brought together by Rachel McWhirter- Video Magician Extraordinaire, Beverly Davis- Executive Producer, and many gifted (and brave) members of our beloved congregation, “75 and Faithfully Forward.” Click below to enjoy the celebration.
Program for the Variety Show
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.
Festival Party and Variety Show on Friday, November 20, 7:00 p.m. online.
Submit your videotaped act by November 2.
Although we cannot assemble in-person for our annual Festival party this year, we will still have a great gathering to celebrate our congregation’s life and ministry. And this year’s entertainment will be our best ever as we host the CTK Variety Hour. You are invited to submit a 2-3 minute video of your talent. Perhaps you are a singer, dancer, magician, instrumentalist, actor, comedian, chef, acrobat, pet trainer, craft maker or dare devil. Or perhaps you are part of a duo, trio, or the family VonTrapp. We need you! And if you need video or technical assistance, we can help with that. Let us know by October 24 of your intention to submit a video so we can save your spot in our show line-up! Contact Beverly Davis.
Sunday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m. in the Columbarium
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