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.
The Season of Lent
Welcome to the season of Lent—a time for reflection, introspection, and preparation. The word Lent comes from the Old English term Lencten and refers to the lengthening of days that occurs in some parts of the world in spring. During Lent we have the opportunity through spiritual disciplines such as prayer, fasting, and acts of love to draw closer to God.
Lent spans from Ash Wednesday when we acknowledge our shortcomings and our finitude—you are dust, and to dust you shall return—all the way to Easter Sunday when we celebrate Jesus’ triumph over death. Throughout the season at Christ the King, there are numerous ways to prepare our hearts for the wonder of Easter’s promise of abundant, eternal life. A Wednesday evening worship series delves into Luther’s Small Catechism and covers such basic teachings as Baptism and Communion; the Lord’s Prayer, Apostles’ Creed and Ten Commandments. Sunday morning sermons invite us to experience Signs of Lent in Scripture. Further, there are learning opportunities on Sundays and during the week that will challenge you and help you to grow in your relationship with God. Finally, a daily devotional available named Free Indeed can aid your personal devotions. Come, join the forty day journey through Lent, and be enriched.
“A Christian man is the most free lord of all, and subject to none; a Christian man is the most dutiful servant of all, and subject to every one.” In this paradoxical statement, Martin Luther lays out the Christian life. Through God’s immeasurable love and grace we are granted freedom from having to prove ourselves worthy, but we are instructed to respond with grateful acts of service in our families, our churches, our communities, and the world. We are called to follow Christ, learn from his example, and go out and share his love.
Donate to a worthy cause! Serve food at a shelter! Help a friend clean their house! Volunteer for a youth outing! What do you like to do? What are you good at? There are many ways to serve and the ideal place is where your gifts, talents, and passions intersect with the needs of the world. You are invited to find opportunities to serve through one of the many outreaches of Christ the King or within the church community.
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