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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Church News & Events

We Need your Help Putting Together Godly Play Stories

June 13 & June 20
Sundays at 10-10:45 a.m. in the parish hall

No Godly Play or craft experience required.
Whether you are young at heart or wise in years, or somewhere in between, we need your help putting together miniature Godly Play stories for children and their families at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Everyone is welcome!
All the supplies to create the mini stories will be provided. These stories will be shared by chaplains trained in Godly Play and given to patients and families as a way of caring for them while they are in the hospital. These parables are a beautiful way to create space for meaning-making, wonder, and play in the hospital setting. Our goal is to create 100 mini parable boxes in June together!
*No Godly Play or craft experience required. There will be art supplies available for small children to join in the fun as well. A great way to earn service hours.
We hope to see you there!

Midweek Meditation

Wednesday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m., online
In this week’s meditation, we join Vicar Sergio Rodriguez as he reflects on current events and shares contemplative words by American writer and civil rights activist Audre Lorde. Music Associate, Mary Joy Silmaro, performs three organ pieces including Fantasia by Johann Pachelbel.

*This meditation was recorded in June 2020

Click on the YouTube or Facebook icon to watch.

Opportunities to Advocate Regularly

As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. God uses our voices, through our advocacy efforts, to restore and reconcile our world. To advocate regularly, sign up with ELCA Advocacy, or other partner organizations, to get occasional advocacy requests/opportunities by email (or check CTK’s Facebook regularly, where we post these requests):

AMMPARO is a mission of the ELCA to Accompany Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities.
As a congregation we are commited to support and advocate for compassionate immigration policies that affect migrants from Central America on Texas’ Southern Border as well as our neighbors in the Houston community.

Our June Mission Offering will support the Christ the King AMMPARO Committee’s activities. The committee reviews needs and resources on an ongoing basis. Recent initiatives include:

  • Enhancing efforts by St. James Lutheran Church/Santiago Apòstol to provide financial and other assistance to immigrants often excluded from government programs, and
  • Supplementing the Christ the King Lutheran Church Foundation’s 2021 grant that will provide funding for application fees for young people applying for protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. According to our partners at BakerRipley, there is a high need for financial support of these applicants and this is a very impactful way to donate

Here is a link to the ELCA AMMPARO update: A wholistic approach to migration
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Learn more about AMMPARO
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Sermon for the Second Sunday after Pentecost       June 6, 2021

Karin Liebster, Associate Pastor

Genesis 3:8-15
Psalm 130
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
Mark 3:20-35

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Well, here we are: I am back, and you are back, we are here in this building!, at long last. Hello, you all, and at the same time, hello, summer! A lot has happened since we saw each other last, and now it is summer and we are in for more change.

When I checked to look what readings we would have this Sunday, I actually laughed out loud – could there be greater irony than having to deal with sinful Eve on my first Sunday back, and with decidedly dark, strange words from Jesus? Continue reading