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.

Season of Lent     

Relationship is a gift from God. It only becomes a blessing when it freely flows. When restricted, relationships become stagnant and cease to be life giving. Sin is the word we use to describe that restriction of relationship. During this season of Lent, you are invited to reflect on your relationships. First, take time to reflect on your relationship with God. How has this relationship been restricted? What stands in the way of your relationship with God and its reflection in your life? It may be easier to see the effect of this restriction with God through the other relationships in your life. Where has sin restricted your relationship with those closest to you? Where has it closed you off from relationship with others? Our readings reflect the power of sin and its destructive and devastating effect. Even more, however, they reflect the power of God’s unfailing love. Genesis is the story of the flood caused by the rampant sin of the world. In the end, however, it was God who made a covenant not to destroy but to save. In Mark’s Gospel reading, we are reminded that God has brought His presence near and identified who Jesus truly is. Peter reminds us of the extent to which God will go to establish this relationship, even going to those in prison from Noah’s day. The purpose is also made clear. It is in order to bring you to God, so that the currency of relationship may spring up in all your relationships and water the world with love and grace!

 

 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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