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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Community of Hope Training begins August 30

Is God Calling You to be a Lay Chaplain? Do you want to deepen your relationship with God? Do you want to strengthen your ability to handle difficult circumstances in everyday life? Do you want to be a better listener—to God, to your own heart, to your neighbor? Then, the Community of Hope might be for you!

Classes will be held on Monday evenings, August 30 through November 15. Class size is limited. Registration deadline is August 9. For more information or to receive an application, contact Beverly Davis at beverlydavis@ctkelc.org.

Sermon for Sunday, July 18, 2021

Sergio Rodriguez, Vicar

Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest for a while.” Mark 6:31

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

Jesus’ compassionate teaching led the crowds to the still waters of God’s presence. The exhausted disciples heard Jesus say to them, “Let us have a desert experience that we may receive God as our rest.” Jesus continues to teach to us to us the manifold gift of orienting our daily lives to being with God in deserted places. We were made to abide in God and for God to rest along side us. The gift of abiding in God and God to abide in us is not just for the St. John of the Crosses of the world. This gift of abiding in God may appear to be of the mystic-purgative type. Our journey commences with the letter of the law. We then enter the dark night of the soul where we are purged of our sin. And only after, can we gaze through faith the unmeditated gaze of God’s presence. To abide in God and God rest alongside us is akin to waking up from a dream; to be beside yourself in your own skin. Continue reading

Midweek Meditation

Wednesday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m., online
Join Vicar Sergio Rodriguez in his garden as we reflect on Mary Magdalene arriving at Jesus’s empty tomb and her encounter with a nearby gardener who reveals himself as Christ. We are invited to discover where this gardener appears in our own lives as Mary Joy Silmaro delights us with piano and organ pieces.

*This meditation was recorded in the summer of 2020

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Thursday Book Reviews

Thursday at 7:00 p.m., online

Join us the the last book review of the summer on Thursday evening on Zoom at 7:00 p.m. Click here to join on Zoom

July 22
The Anchoress: A Novel by Robyn Cadwallader.
Maureen Sahualla discusses this imagined life of an anchoress in 13th century England. An anchoress was a church position for a young woman who lived in a small room attached to a church, praying unceasing, never leaving her room. Written by a scholar of Medieval history, the story is a psychological profile of a young woman who struggles in her role.