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!
How do you pray? Prayer doesn’t always come naturally, sometimes it’s hard to know what to say or one might feel pressure to pray the “right way”. The "how" isn't as important as the "why," for in prayer God's love comes to us first. Knowing that we are loved, and we are left to respond authentically, gratefully, and earnestly. God wants to be in relationship with all of us and prayer is one helpful that we can connect with God. Prayer is a tool you can take with you wherever you go: with your morning coffee, during a break at work, at school, and around the family table. God is not a magic genie who grants all our wishes; but rather regular prayer is a way in which we can participate in God's work. In prayer, we cannot help but be transformed. God is always present and always available to us.
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