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.
Power, Purpose, 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 and purpose. Come, Holy Spirit, come!
Church doesn’t just happen on Sunday mornings! There are a variety of groups that gather regularly for study, discussion, contemplation, and service throughout the week. Wednesdays at noon, all are welcome to attend Bible Study led by Pastor Katie. A Young Professionals Group gathers twice per month--once for a fellowship event, and once in a member's home for a faith-based discussion. Once a month volunteers serve a meal at a homeless shelter in Homestead, and monthly food is collected for and distributed to a food pantry in Liberty City. Other ongoing growth groups include a Sunday morning Adult Class led by Scott Simmons and Phil Whitley as well as Sunday School, Confirmation, and Youth Group for children and youth. This is just a taste of the wonderful ways to engage your faith at Christ the King.
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