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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Church News & Events

Wild Hope: Book Discussion Group for the Season of Creation – Wednesdays Online

Wednesdays, September 8 – October 6, 6:00 p.m. online
Join environmentalists, animal lovers, other Christians and people of all faith/spiritual traditions in a weekly book discussion group using the book Wild Hope: Stories for Lent from the Vanishing. You may ask – Lent isn’t until 2022, why are we reading this now? While written for Lent, this book is very appropriate for the Season of Creation (September 1 – October 4). Wild Hope contains 25 beautifully-written, intimate portraits of the lives of endangered animals, the hazards they face and how people are responding to save them. The book is inspiring and awakens deep empathy. The stories do not contain any explicitly religious material, yet they are incredibly moving. Readers of all backgrounds will find this little book powerful. Join a small group to read this book from September 1 – October 4 & meet to discuss it – that’s five 900-word stories/week. Please register. 
Contact Lisa Brenskelle at brenskelle@aol.com with any questions.

Worship This Weekend

Saturday
6:00 p.m.  Contemplative Worship

Sunday
8:30 a.m.    Brief Order of Holy Communion
11:00 a.m.  Holy Communion
Bulletin    Sermon

This Sunday we celebrate Holy Cross Day. God speaks to us through Moses (Numbers 21:4b-9); Paul (1 Corinthians 1:18-24); and we eavesdrop on Jesus’ late-night conversation with Nicodemus (John 3:13-17) Christ counsels us to lift our eyes, which is through Christ’s cross. Pastor Derr presides and preaches at our 8:30 a.m. brief order of holy communion and at our 11:00 a.m. liturgy of holy communion with remembrance of all victims of terror and milestone blessing of Bibles for our third graders.

You may also participate in livestream worship via Facebook or YouTube. Log on at 11 a.m. or access the archived service anytime after.

Masks are required at all times indoors at Christ the King Church to protect the most vulnerable among us. As you consider in-person worship, please assess your personal situation regarding vulnerability to COVID-19, including pre-existing conditions and the vaccination status of yourself and your household.

Health and Safety Protocol at Christ the King Church
To protect the most vulnerable among us, the following have been put in place: Continue reading

Sermon for Sunday, September 12, 2021

HOLY CROSS DAY
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
September 12, 2021

Amandus J. Derr
Interim Senior Pastor

Numbers 21:4b-9; Psalm 98:1-4; 1 Corinthians 1:18-24; Saint John 3:13-17
In nomine Jesu!

I’ve needed eyeglasses for 65 years. My parents discovered this when I was in second grade; and so it began. Now, I can’t see a thing without them, and I always put them on, even when it’s too dark to see.  I need a vision check annually and, each time I get new lenses, I’m surprised by how clearly and distinctly I can see. Continue reading

Godly Play Open House – Sunday, September 12

Sunday, September 12 at 9:30 a.m.

Join us for the start of our new Sunday School year! Sunday School classes are offered for children aged 2 through high school. Children, youth, and parents will meet together for a short program recognizing this year’s teachers and classes.

All students will then have class pictures taken in the courtyard with games afterwards and parents will join to learn more about Godly Play and special COVID-19 safety procedures. Regular Godly Play classes will be offered every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

You may contact Marie Monroe or Deacon Remmert  with any questions.

Ordination and Installation: Pastor for Community Ministries

September 19 at 5:00 p.m.

By the grace of God and the call of Christ’s church, Sergio Edson Rodriguez will be ordained into the ministry of word and sacrament through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on September 19 at 5:00 p.m. The ordination and installation Mass will be at Christ the King Church. Bishop Michael Rinehart of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod will preside. Rev. Dr. Javier Alanis, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, San Juan, Texas, former Director of the Seminary of the Southwest, will preach. Mask and COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed.