Sunday Forum – Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

We Believe, Teach, and Confess: Augsburg Confession
Sundays, October 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 9:30 a.m.
online and in-person in the basement

A four-week conversation about the Lutheran communion’s primary confession of faith: The Augsburg Confession presented in 1530 by the 16th Century Reformers to Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in Augsburg, Germany. Required by all churches who are members of the Lutheran World Federation, accepted by the Episcopal Church USA and the World Methodist Council, our interpretation of scripture, sacraments, church life and doctrine are framed by this document. Led by Pastor Derr (October 3, 10, 17) and Pastor Rodriguez (October 24). In-person in the basement Adult Classroom and Zoom.

As our congregation moves toward the ending (we pray) of the pandemic, into a new strategic plan and toward the calling of a new senior pastor, this is one of those “back to basics” conversations in which we hope many will participate.

Digital Materials:
Intro to We Believe, Teach, and Confess: Augsburg Confession Series PDF
Week One 10/3 PDF
Join us on Zoom for Sunday Forum Here!

Holy Communion and Blessing of the Animals this Weekend

Saturday October 9th
9:30 a.m. Blessing of the Animals
6:00 p.m. Contemplative Worship and Holy Communion

Sunday October 10th
8:30 a.m. Brief Order of Holy Communion
Bulletin
11:00 a.m. Holy Communion
Bulletin

The rich man who comes to ask Jesus what he should do to inherit eternal life is a good man, sincere in his asking. Out of love, not as judgment, Jesus offers him an open door to life: sell all you own and give it to the poor. Our culture bombards us with the message that we will find life by consuming. Deacon Ben Remmert will offer the sermon on how we counter this message with the invitation to find life by divesting for the sake of the other.

Unable to attend the blessing of the animals in person? Join us on Facebook Live for the blessing!

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.

Holy Communion this Weekend

Saturday October 2nd
6:00 p.m. Contemplative Worship and Holy Communion

Sunday October 3rd
8:30 a.m. Brief Order of Holy Communion
Bulletin
11:00 a.m. Holy Communion
Bulletin

God made humanity to live in love and for love of neighbor. God made us to live in relationship; be it intimate, or friendship-focused, or familial. But what happens when such a love dies? What sort of grace can we expect from God for our relationships in our life together? Pastor Rodriguez will offer the sermon on God’s grace as the Kingdom of love that sets us free for love in its fullness.

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.

Masks are required at all times indoors at Christ the King Church to protect the most vulnerable among us. As you consider in-person worship, please assess your personal situation regarding vulnerability to COVID-19, including pre-existing conditions and the vaccination status of yourself and your household.

Memorial Service for Allan John Dieter

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 25th, 10 o’clock am at Christ theKing Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX, 77005. If you are unable to join us, there will be a Livestream of the service which can be viewed here on our YouTube page.

Memorial Service Bulletin

Please share a fond memory about Allan on the Neptune Society site. In lieu of flowers, consider donating in Allan’s memory to the ACLU, Wartburg College, or Christ the King Lutheran Church.