Wonder of Christmas

Christmas Lights and Special Events for the entire community!

Friday, Dec 16 @ 7 pm - Carol Sing & Dramatic Performance

Sat, Dec 17 @ 7 pm - Children's Performances, Crafts, & Cookie Decorating

Sun, Dec 18 @ 7 pm - Contemporary Christmas Music & Gospel/Bluegrass Performance 

 

Christmas Services

Christmas Eve - Candlelight Worship With Communion
6pm       8pm       10pm
A Mother’s Prayer
(Childcare is available at 6pm and 8pm)
 
Christmas Day - One Service at 10am
Words That Matter
 
New Year's Day - Service of Lessons and Carols
8:15am                 10am


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


Detail depicting Averroes, who addressed the omnipotence paradox in the 12th century, from the 14th-century Triunfo de Santo Tomás by Andrea da Firenze (di Bonaiuto).

Detail depicting Averroes, who addressed the omnipotence paradox in the 12th century, from the 14th-century Triunfo de Santo Tomás by Andrea da Firenze (di Bonaiuto).

Embracing Questions

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.  

Unattributed stained galss photograph from Internet Monk.

Unattributed stained galss photograph from Internet Monk.

The Church Year Begins

Adventus.  A Latin word, for coming.  The culture surrounding us is in a frenzied rush of shopping, mailing, going to parties and planning for winter break.  The church, in contrast, calls us to maintain a different posture during this four week season before Christmas: one of waiting, watching and praying.  Many of the appointed Bible readings contemplate the concept of incarnation: what does it mean that God comes to the world in the person of Jesus, and what difference does it make?  Other readings ponder the mystery of Jesus’ promise that he will come again—what will it be like for the fullness of Christ to reign in our hearts…for us, and for all creation?  

You are invited to take a countercultural stance and join the Advent journey.  Take time to prepare for the prince of peace to enter in, and fill our lives with purpose and hope.


 

 rouault's "Christ and the Apostles," photogrsphed by Ben Sutherland

 rouault's "Christ and the Apostles," photogrsphed by Ben Sutherland

Active Faith

The Bible is a collection of 66 books that includes histories, genealogies, poetry, letters, songs, and more divided into the Old and New Testaments. Also referred to as scripture or the Word, the complexity of scripture can be intimidating for many readers. Historically there are three ways to approach scripture: the historical approach, the literary approach, and the theological or devotional approach. All three methods help the reader to learn the story of God’s chosen people who continue to fall short, but can trust in God’s unwavering love. When we read God’s Word we don’t have to understand everything, but when we allow the Word to root in our lives we are invited into a deeper relationship to the divine that may change our lives. In the beautiful words of Martin Luther “The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me.”


Worship Sundays at 8:15 and 10 am


 

Our Location

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

e-mail: office@ctkmiami.org


Come and experience the love of God.


Sermons


All are welcome.