Christ the King Church will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a plethora of events – educational, musical, family oriented, and service minded. Instead of one big event, we will offer opportunities for the congregation to engage at church and in the ecumenical community September – November.
See our working schedule below.
September 9, Saturday: “God’s Work, Our Hands”
Volunteer day at the Houston Food Bank
Synod Hurricane Harvey work day
September 22, Friday 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Professor Tim Wengert
September 23, Saturday: Catholic-Lutheran Symposium at University of St. Thomas 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
September 24, Sunday Forum and lunch: Professor Timothy Wengert
Sunday evening: Bach Society- B minor Mass, Zilka Hall
October 1, Sunday Forum, Prof. Michael Haspel “Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. From Martin Luther to Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Sunday evening: Oktoberfest 5:00 p.m.
October 15, Sunday morning: Bread for the World Offering of Letters
Sunday evening:Reformation Hymn Fest at Christ the King Church
October 21, Saturday: Reformation Family Fair 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. food, pumpking carving,reformation games
October 25, Wednesday: Lutheran/Catholic Reformation Anniversary Worship Co-Cathedral
October 28, Saturday: Luther League Reformation Lock-In
October 29, Sunday: Bishop Mike Rinehart preaches at Sunday Services
October 31, Tuesday: 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
November 5, Sunday: Bach Society, Complete Bach Motets
November 17-November 19, Friday – Sunday: Christ the King Festival Weekend celebrating the 500th Anniversary
Reformation Fair October 21, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Travel back five hundred years in one day. At the Christ the King Church Reformation Fair, you will experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of life during the time of Martin Luther. This special event is designed for people of all ages, so bring the whole family to take a step back in time. You may not live in sixteenth-century Germany, but on October 21 you can walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther through interactive booths. Your whole family will enjoy the games, activities, crafts, and food of the Reformation and learn how the world changed forever. We’ll add a few contemporary seasonal activities like pumpkin carving as well. For more information, please contact Ben Remmert or Marie Monroe.
Reformation Market September 24 – October 31
Want the latest merchandise to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation? Opening on September 24, we will have a booth set up in the narthex selling all kinds of Lutheran merchandise. We have “Here I Stand” socks, t-shirts, travel coffee mugs, and bags. All proceeds go to help the synod’s hunger appeal to raise $500,000 by October 31. If you would like to volunteer to help out in the booth, please contact Beverly Davis or Ben Remmert.
Reformation 500 Bookstore September 24 – October 4
The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is fast approaching! Do you want to learn more about Martin Luther, his writings, and their impact on Christianity? Do you want to reflect on the ongoing impact of the Reformation today? Stop by our Reformation 500 Bookstore to shop for engaging books on the Reformation for readers of all ages and interests! Save up to 50% plus receive free shipping on all Bookstore titles. Stop by the narthex on September 24 through October 4 to get fascinating books on the Reformation for you and your family.
Our Bookstore is sponsored by Augsburg Fortress, the publishing ministry of the ELCA. The books will include bestselling biographies like Luther the Reformer as well as an atlas of the European Reformations, a graphic novel for young readers, and primary sources from The Annotated Luther series. For more information, please contact Beverly Davis or Ben Remmert .
Walk With Martin Luther
Calling all runners and walkers! Join the 600 mile trail as we follow Martin Luther from his birth in Eisleben to Erfurt, Wittenburg and beyond. We will track miles individually and as a group. To sign up contact Linda Schoene, Congregational Nurse. A kind vendor from Synod Assembly provided ten Mi Fit tracking devices. Individuals who would like one of the trackers may contact Linda.