Welcome to Christ the King Church!
We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod. We are committed to the mission of proclaiming to the world the message of God’s reconciling work revealed in Jesus Christ and proceeding in the Spirit of God.
Our faith calls us to be an inclusive community welcoming and affirming people of all cultures, races, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
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Crafting Tradition: A Crèche Festival
December 17 & 18, 2022
Parish Hall, Christ the King Church – Rice Village
Nativities from around the world have found their way into gift markets and private homes as people seek to connect with the authenticity and tradition represented by Indigenous folk arts. This exhibition of nativities represents the artistry by individuals, families, and community workshops utilizing various mediums, including clay, wood, paper, and textile, to craft a generational tradition of creating creche art. Come see beautiful nativities and learn the stories of the artists whose crafts have been emboldened through the art of the crèche.
Worship at Christ the King
Rice Village Campus
2353 Rice Blvd. Houston, TX 77005
Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
Brief Order of Holy Communion
Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
in-person and livestreamed
Worship at Christ the King
12211 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024
Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Christ the King Lutheran Church thanks you for your generous financial support. Offerings may be mailed to the church office, 2353 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005, or online.
LAST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
November 20, 2022
Proper 29: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Saint Luke 23:33-43
In nomine Jesu!
Today is the last Sunday of the Church Year, which means absolutely nothing except that we are concluding, until November 30, 2025, our nearly-every-Sunday reading of Saint Luke’s Gospel. Luke has gone to great lengths to remind us that it’s more than “the least, the last and the lost” whom Jesus embraces and enfolds into the Kingdom of God. Over the last twelve months we have seen Jesus gather a somewhat motley crew together, from “shepherds, abiding in the fields” to a bandit dying with him on an adjacent cross. This morning I want to remind you of them because, as Jesus gathers, embraces, and enfolds them and us into God’s beloved community, there still is much for us to learn about the shape that community is supposed to take as we seek, this side of Paradise, to be more inclusive. The message is this: In the beloved community Christ calls the Kingdom of God there is more to diversity than mere inclusion.