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.

Power.  Passion.  Pentecost.      

Pentecost is the longest season of the Church Year.  It begins with Pentecost Sunday, as we remember how the early Christian community was ignited by God’s Holy Spirit to proclaim the good news, or “gospel,” of Jesus’ love.  Images of rushing wind and tongues of fire over the disciples’ heads reveal the power of God at work in them.  The disciples spoke boldly and passionately about the coming of God’s kingdom—God’s dream for all creation.  As the disciples preached, taught, and ministered in Jesus’ name, the church spread throughout Asia Minor.   Like those early followers, we too, are called to be instruments of God’s healing, reconciling love.  Throughout the season of Pentecost which lasts until late fall, we read stories of Jesus’ life and teachings, and ponder their meaning for our individual lives, our communities, and our world.  We pray that God’s Spirit might be alive in us as well, and fill us with that same power, passion and purpose.  Come, Holy Spirit, come!

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

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

          Reformation 500

 What Next?

The year long observance of the 500th anniversary of The Reformation has past.  ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has challenged all to consider, "what happens on October 32nd?"  In other words, now that we have marked this important occasion with expressions of partnership and dialogue, how will we  live into the future?  

May the spirit of ecumenism and mutual respect continue, not just with our brothers and sisters in the Roman Catholic church, but across all denominational lines.  May we enter into relationship with other faith traditions and discover those truths we share in common.  May we find ways to be see Christ in our neighbor, and be Christ to our neighbor, on "October 32nd" and beyond. 

 

                                                                         


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.


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