Palm Sunday – March 28

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This Sunday is Palm Sunday – Sunday of the Passion. Holy Week begins! And with it we conclude our Lenten preparation for Easter by following Jesus deeper into the meaning of God’s selfless love in Christ and humanity’s response. We enter “our” Jerusalem with Jesus and thereby begin deeper reflection, too, as to our call and needs so to be yet more faithful. As Jesus entered Jerusalem from one gate, from the opposite entered the countertype of empire, arrogance, and violent power. Today perhaps the similar gates and traffic are our own ears.

Holy Communion Distribution in the Parking Lot
We will have drive-thru communion in the front parking lot at Rice Blvd from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lenten Midweek Vespers

Wednesday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m.
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For our fifth and final Lenten Midweek Vespers, we turn to the promise of God to be all in all. Jesus’ words of John 12 inform us, perhaps to our surprise, that Jesus means to save the cosmos, which means everybody and everything. Pastor Duane Larson reads from David Bentley Hart’s That ALL Shall Be Saved, reminding us of the Church’s teaching from the 4th century onward that God will be all in all and that this is the promise of Easter beyond our Lents. Flautist Kelly DeVany performs the Flute Sonata in E Minor by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach and Deacon Rick Erickson accompanies on the organ. Thank you for joining us and sharing this Vespers service widely on social media.

Lenten Midweek Vespers

Wednesday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m. on Facebook, YouTube
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Bach washes over us. In Numbers, we revisit the plight of the congregation in the wilderness and Moses bringing forth water from the rock. Luke A. Powery reflects on troubled waters prominent in many spirituals. Join us for a drink for the soul in this week’s Midweek Lenten Vespers from Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston, Wednesday, March 17, 6:00 pm and after on our Facebook and YouTube pages.
 

Scriptural Reasoning Tuesday, March 16, 6:00 p.m. via Zoom

Ashes, Fasting, Supplication. How do Christianity, Judaism and Islam celebrate renewal and restoration? The Blue Mosque/The Dialogue Institute and Christ the King members and friends invite you to join us for a night of fellowship and dialogue to celebrate our differences and uncover our commonalities. As we study parallel texts from the Tanakh, the New Testament, and the Qur’an, we listen faithfully for the living voice of God guiding us to deeper appreciation and greater awareness of our identity as children of Abraham. All are welcomed to participate. “Bring your own dinner” if you’d like (dates or otherwise). To participate, please email Cheryl Gaspard  and she will send the zoom link and passcode, as well as the appointed texts for conversation.

Lent – Worship into Faith Faith into Worship

For Lent all members and friends are invited to
take advantage of two faith formation offerings that will lead to renewed appreciation and maybe deeper levels of understanding of faith and worship.

On Sundays, the Forum will study how faith is expressed and formed in worship, with Pastor David Roschke and Cantor Rick Erickson

Thursdays in Lent Pastor Larson presents a class Paul Tillich’s book “The Dynamics of Faith.” Continue reading