Welcome to Christ the King Lutheran Church!
Sharing God's love within our congregation and throughout the world through worship, learning, service, and community engagement
Let's face it, life is a mix of blessings and struggles. It ranges from simple and straightforward, to challenging, to downright difficult and complex. As Lutheran Christians, we understand these various seasons as part of the mystery of life. At Christ the King we celebrate with God and each other those times of joy and fullness, yet we do not shrink away from the hard questions and complicated parts of our spiritual journeys. In the tradition of Lutheran Christianity, we embrace paradox: we are simultaneously both sinners and saints; we find abundant life when we give ourselves to others; we are subject to the demands of God and also freed by God’s grace, which promises love, forgiveness, and abundant life. As a community of faith we seek to find God in all of life, and look for God’s comforting presence even amidst uncomfortable, difficult, or intractable questions.
A Season of Growth
In the Church Year, Pentecost is the longest season. In fact, it occupies nearly half of the year, spanning from late Spring until the end of November! The readings of Pentecost emphasize Jesus’ earthly ministry—his life, teachings, and miracles. We learn what the Kingdom of God, or God’s dream for all creation, is like. And we learn how we can participate in bringing about that kingdom by following in Jesus’ footsteps. In other words, Pentecost, is all about discipleship. It’s all about allowing God’s spirit to work in us, and through us.
Pentecost season takes its time, because growing something to maturity takes time. Lots of it. Throughout Pentecost, you are invited to grow. Grow in love of God, and grow in love of others. Take time for worship, study, and service. They are all vital nutrients for your spiritual vitality.
"And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done." (Genesis 2:2) At the end of Creation, God created the Sabbath. While Sabbath looks different for different people, this idea of taking the time to renew oneself weekly is important...and Biblical! One way that we can renew ourselves is through participating in weekly worship. Gathering together as an intergenerational community, singing songs of praise, and participating in the sacraments are all essential parts of worship that remind us of who we are and who God is. Worship is a time set apart, a time to recognize our relationship to God and each other and feel a sense of community among other followers of Christ. Worship is not a requirement to be tolerated, but rather an invitation to step away from the everyday and bask in the divine love.
Worship Sundays at 8:15 and 10 am
We are located in the village of Pinecrest in a beautiful park-like setting across from Pinecrest Gardens.
11295 SW 57th Avenue, Pinecrest, FL 33156
phone: (305) 665-5063
fax: (305) 667-0379