Christ the King offers all the support and assistance possible in making your wedding a joyful and rewarding experience. It is our belief that in a Celebration and Blessing of Marriage, the Christian family gathers to celebrate and ask God’s blessing upon the commitment by which a man and a woman pledge a life-long union in the creation of a healthy relationship. The reason for making this public and solemn covenant in the Church is to recognize that such a relationship is built only with the help of God.
Weddings are usually held on Saturdays, between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Dates should be set at least 90 days in advance. A License will need to be obtained from Harris County at least 30 days before the marriage.
The marriage ceremony is a worship service. Marriage is a sacrament of the Church and takes place in the context of worship. Music, dress, decorations, readings and photographs should all be appropriate for a traditional worship service. Holy Communion is usually a part of the service but it is optional.
The Episcopal Church requires pre-marital counseling. The priest will generally schedule at least three meetings with the couple for this purpose.
Christ the King has a single comprehensive wedding fee that incorporates a clergy honorarium. Please visit the Church or call for details.
The Visitor’s center of the Episcopal Church’s national website has a great article on this subject:
However, at Christ the King we certainly want your visit to be a comfortable and warming experience and one way to do this, is to help you feel prepared. As you enter the doors into the Narthex, the usher will greet you, hand you a service bulletin, a Book of Common Prayer and a Bible to help guide you and assist you to a seat.
How long will the services last? We have two services on Sunday. The Traditional worship starts at 8:30 AM and ends at 9:15 AM with no music. The Contemporary service starts at 10:30 AM and lasts for an hour and half with praise and worship songs accompanied by the keyboard, drums and other instruments. There are two healing services on Wednesdays: 12:00 PM and 6:30 PM that last for 30 minutes each.
What if I have children? Children are welcome at all Sunday services. We do have Christian formation classes for children preparing for Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. General instruction of the faith is also taught at the “Children’s Chapel” from 10:55 AM -11:55 AM with qualified instructors and there is a nursery for children 5 and under.
All baptized Christians regardless of denomination are welcome to take Communion.
Eucharistic Ministers licensed by the Bishop of the Diocese assist the priest in giving out Holy Communion to the faithful. Robert Lao is chair of this ministry. Should you desire to be trained and licensed, contact Robert Lao at 281-300-9042.
Children are welcome at the Lord’s Table at their parents’ discretion to receive a blessing. We encourage parents to bring their children to Christian Formation Classes to learn more about the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Please contact Aston Brown or Efe Mukoro.
Sunday 9:30 AM and Wednesday at 7:00 PM for education and fellowship, in-depth study of the Bible, the Discovery series and The Alpha Course. You will find classes for adults, youth, and children of all ages.
As our guests, we encourage you to ask questions and seek information. Please fill out a visitor’s card (usher will provide) and place it in the offering plate so that a member of the staff may contact you. Please join us in the fellowship hall after service and we will have refreshments with you and answer any questions you might have. We also encourage you to introduce yourself to our clergy and staff. We’ll be happy to see you and welcome you to a new church home.
How do I become a Member? Do I have to be confirmed? If you have visited us and decided that you want to make Christ the King your home church, we are ready and would be honored to welcome you. If you are already a confirmed Episcopalian, you may contact our office at 281-933-6800 to request a Canonical Letter of Transfer from your former parish. If you are coming from a church in the Apostolic Succession (Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox), and have already been confirmed, you will be “received” by the bishop of our diocese when he visits our church.
If you are coming from a different tradition, confirmation is appropriate. Please contact the office tospeak with the priest about the process. Note that confirmation or reception is not necessary before you can take communion or participate in the life of the church.
“Christian formation is the Spirit’s work of forming us into the person of Jesus Christ. As Christ is formed in us we are empowered to live missioner lives characterized by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (Gal 6: 22-23).
Christian formation is our destiny as God’s image bearers. Our vocation as the people of God is to come to the “unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ” (Eph 4:13). Living into the full stature of Christ is a lifelong journey. Christian education is an indispensable part of our formation as Christians. St. Paul tells us that we are “transformed by the renewing of our minds” (Rom 12:2). Christian formation, therefore, is a commitment to a life where we learn from the Living Christ. The Resurrected Rabbi still invites us to sit at His feet. Jesus longs to equip us to live on this earth with “His mercy, grace and compassion.”
Christ the King is a place where the Bible is both held sacred and studied. It is a place where you will find a timeless and yet contemporary message that will help you meet the challenges and opportunities of a daily living.