Help Leipzig support the Ukrainian Crisis

Dear members and friends,

We have an opportunity to support our Houston Sister City of Leipzig as they provide for the daily influx of Ukrainian refugees into Leipzig from Poland. We know that some of you have already donated to the crisis through Lutheran Disaster Response. Thank you! For those who haven’t contributed or who still want to help immediately and specifically, you may give one of two ways:

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Worship This Weekend: Souper Bowl of Caring Sunday

Contemplative Worship:
Saturday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m.

Brief Order of Holy Communion:

Sunday, February 13 at 8:30 a.m.

Holy Communion:
Sunday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m.
Bulletin for 2/13 at 11:00 a.m.

This Sunday, Pastor Derr continues a four sermon series on the relationship between Jesus calling disciples then to follow a strategic plan (see Saint Luke 4:14-21) and Jesus calling disciples today to follow a strategic plan.

You may choose to participate in the 11:00 a.m. worship livestream via Facebook or YouTube. You may also access the archived services anytime after.

You are welcome to drop off non-perishable food donations at our drive-through collection or click here to donate funds directly. Volunteers welcome!

Welcoming Afghan Family This Friday – Sponsorship Fund Matching Request

Christ the King Lutheran Church’s newly organized Welcome Team is helping set up an apartment, shopping for groceries and planning for delivery of a hot meal for an Afghan family of five that is arriving in Houston on Friday to start a new life after fleeing their homeland.

CTK’s family sponsorship is focused on helping the family become self-sufficient within three months after their arrival. It is a tangible expression of our response to Jesus’ statement in Matthew 25:35: “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”

This family also will need financial assistance in order to pay rent and buy food and other essentials. A CTK family, who wishes to remain anonymous, has offered to match contributions up to $5,000 to support the family. Please make your contributions via the “other” line on CTK’s online giving page.

The family sponsorship is part of the congregation’s partnership with Refugee Services of Texas and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. If you want to join the effort, please contact Emily Triantaphyllis by email at

2021 Bread for the World Offering of Letters – Sunday, October 24

Join us in the courtyard on October 24 after services to write letters.

Because of your persistent advocacy, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The legislation contains numerous provisions that will help people struggling with hunger and poverty. But there is more to do as we continue to address the ripple effects of COVID-19. Continue reading