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 Epiphany
Epiphany. Merriam-Webster defines the term as a moment in which you suddenly see or understand something in a new or very clear way, or an appearance or manifestation especially of a divine being. In the Church, Epiphany is a season, bookended by the arrival of the magi to see the baby Jesus at the outset, and Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent at the close. During Epiphany, we contemplate the ways that Jesus began to be revealed to the world. On the one hand, Jesus’ birth was made known in the East as the magi returned to their homeland. Within Jesus’ own community, we read stories of his growing identity and sense of mission—we recall his baptism, his miraculous transformation of water into wine at Cana, his preaching in Nazareth, and his mysterious encounter with God known as the Transfiguration. The narratives all remind us that Jesus was a spirit-filled agent of God, sent to bring a message of transformation, healing, and reconciling love.
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
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