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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Sermon from the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
Sunday, February 12, 2023
By: Deacon Ben Remmert
Lord, open my mouth to speak your truth and our ears to hear it. Amen.
This past Friday my children’s preschool was having a science fair and to my surprise our son was so excited to attend and see each different experiment on fire and smoke. Hearing this excitement from Asher made me reflect on my childhood. I remember receiving a science kit for my ninth birthday from my uncle. It contained some ingredients so I could conduct simple experiments at home. The kit also came with a simple microscope. The microscope came with a slide, and you could put things from simple tap water to leaves on the slide and look at it under the scope. One recommendation was to put some onion skin under the scope. We had an onion in the house and so we did that. I was completely unprepared for what I was about to behold. Seeing the structure of the individual cells took my breath away. Who knew that such delicate structures were present in these simple onion skins?
Worship This Weekend February 11-12
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany at Christ the King Rice Village Campus
2353 Rice Blvd. Houston, TX 77005
Saturday, February 11
6:00 pm Contemplative Worship
Sunday, February 12
8:30 am Brief Order of Holy Communion
11:00 am Sixth Sunday after Epiphany + Holy Communion
11 a.m. Worship Bulletin | Taking Faith Home Feb 12
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Worship at Christ the King
12211 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024
We will meet for worship in the EMMAUS Chapel
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.
Sermon from Candlemass February 5, 2023
A time for peace
Candlemass, Series A
Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 84; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40
Rev. Sergio Rodriguez
“At that moment she [Anna] came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem (Lk 2:38).”
Rachel McWhirter, our Director of Digital Ministry, and I had such a moment last week when we attended a World Interfaith Harmony week at First Lutheran Church in Galveston. Hindus, Buddhists, Orthodox, Jewish folks, and Lutherans. We listened to each other for a moment to speak about our deepest convictions about the peace which the world can not give. Our keynote speaker, one Father Thomas Colyando, kicked off this year’s gathering entitled, Inner Peace to Interpersonal Harmony, with this insight about peace. It is an insight that Simeon and Anna shared and from which they, “looked forward to the consolation of Israel (Lk 2:25b).” The human being possesses a heart. Simple enough. In this heart, we experience all kinds of yearns and churnings, hopes and joys, passions, and desires. For us to experience peace, the inner light of God, the uncreated Light that is God, Father, Son, and Spirit, needs to shine upon us. When God shines, inner peace comes alive. This transformation filters out what distracts us, and distills peace. This transformation allows us then to bring transformative peace to our homes, friends, and society.
Freewheels Volunteer Opportunity
Christ the King Lutheran Church bike shop volunteer day at Freewheels HoustonLocation: 6020 Jessamine #204, Houston, TX 77081Christ the King Lutheran Church bike shop volunteer day at Freewheels Houston is Saturday, February 11 at 9:00 am – and there are more opportunities to volunteer after that as well!Bike shop volunteers at Freewheels Houston prep, repair, build and distribute bicycles that will enable refugees, veterans and young people from low-income families to get to work, school and other destinations.