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 people of all cultures, races, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
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Friday Morning Bible Study Online

Friday at 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
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We read the texts assigned for the Sunday liturgy and prepare ourselves for the encounter with the living Lord. We come online to warm up at 10:15 a.m. and the study begins promptly at 10:30 a.m.

Please let Cheryl Gaspard know and she will send you the scripture lessons and the meeting ID to Zoom ahead of time.

Are You Interested in Membership with Christ the King Church?

We’ve necessarily been on a “hiatus” during this season of COVID regarding special in-person worship occasions like baptism, weddings, funerals, and other special events. While we have carefully moved toward conducting more of such occasions, we are mindful that many have expressed a desire to join as members or associate members of Christ the King Church. And some have joined without the public recognition we normally would celebrate.
If you are in either of these groups, take note that on May 23 – Pastor Duane’s final Sunday at CTK – we will receive and recognize new members at the Sunday service. What a grand statement that will be! Continue reading

Midweek Meditation Wednesday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m., online


This week, with the return of the Midweek Meditation, we reflect further on Easter by way of wonderful organ music performed by Mary Joy Silmaro and a poem, “Many Steps,” by Tomas Tranströmer, shared by a member of Christ the King Church recently with Pastor Duane. How would you respond if someone told you that you are an “icon”? The return of CTK’s Midweek Meditation will give you clues, and encouraging beauty for the days ahead.

Sermon for April 11, 2021

2nd Sunday of Easter. 4, 11, 2021. Series B.
Vicar Sergio Rodriguez 

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our risen Lord Jesus Christ, who breathes upon us the Spirit. Amen.

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed. Alleluia!

“If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

In the power of the Spirit, Jesus sends forth his disciples with this commission to forgive or to retain the sins of any. Though this commandment is as clear as day, one must ask how does forgiveness relate to the retaining of sins? If you retain the sins of any, they are retained. Such phrase, beyond simplistically interrupting our Easter joy, has a sort of ominous tone; a kind of unforgivable sin lurking in the foreground. When may sins be retained? Why ought we to retain sins? Who ought to forgive or not forgive? Continue reading

Sunday Worship – 11:00 am In Person and Online

11:00 a.m. on Facebook, YouTube    
11:00 a.m. In Person Outdoor in South Parking Lot
Drive-through distribution of Holy Communion  from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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The Easter season celebrates the resurrected presence of Jesus among his people in the power of the Holy Spirit. However, such joy does not indicate an end to human brokenness. From the story of the first Christian community in Jerusalem (Acts 4-5) to the story of the disciples quarantining behind closed doors, examples of human brokenness bring a stark realism to life with God through Christ in the power of the Spirit. It is precisely in and through such a community that God in Christ brings forth peace and forgiveness, a forgiveness that envelops trauma. Through the gift of forgiveness, our risen, crucified Lord enters into broken relationships that we may evermore be knit together in the Spirit of Love. Vicar Sergio Rodriguez provides this message of forgiveness and faith this 2nd Sunday of Easter at 11a.m. either in person outdoors at 11am or worship with us via the streamed worship service beginning at 11 am (and accessible anytime thereafter) on Facebook or YouTube.

Drive-through distribution of Holy Communion will be available from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Drive to the building entrance area in the west parking lot off Rice Blvd where ministers will welcome you. Please remain in your car and masked.