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.
Available for small receptions only.
“Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 18:19
Episcopal Church services are liturgical and the Book of Common Prayer is used for all services allowing you to follow along and participate through the services. Our style of worship is diverse, dignified and beautiful to both the eyes and the ears often accompanied by the African drums, keyboard and piano. It blends the culture and music of people from Africa, the Caribbean, and the African American Spiritual songs. The 1982 Episcopal Hymn book is widely used.
Our Church is a community of helping hands made up of several groups who serve daily or weekly in their roles.
All men and women who have been confirmed in the Episcopal Church are eligible to join the Altar Guild. They prepare and care for the sanctuary. They maintain the vessels and vestments associated with worship. The goal of the Altar Guild is to be of service to the priest and the entire Christ the King family. Altar Guild members work a sacred duty and their acceptance of the priest’s invitation is an indication of their willingness to work for the service of God and His Church. If you are interested in joining the Altar Guild please contact Linda Parks at 832-368-7127.
The Flower Guild also prepares and cares for the sanctuary. The flower guild prepares flowers for Sunday and other services as well as for weddings, memorials and other special occasions. Flowers from the church are often sent to homebound parishioner as well as the West Oaks Rehabilitation Center. If you are interested please contact Cloreen Barker at 713-569-1295.
The acolyte ministry is open to all children and teens in grades 6-12. They are invited to serve at the altar as Server, Crucifer or Torchbearer. It is a fun ministry that gives the youth a chance to learn more about the history and tradition of the Episcopal Church while serving important functions at the altar. Our dedicated youth have a significant role assisting the priest at the altar during the worship service. Acolytes carry the cross, light the candles, carry the Gospel Book and receive the offering plates.
There is a mandatory training session for all new and returning acolytes on the first Saturday of every month at 11:00am by the acolyte directresses: Christy Chukwu and Sarah Alvarado.
At Christ the King, we provide nursery services for our infants cared for by members who have completed the Safe Guarding God’s Children Program organized by the diocese and background checks are done on each of the care-givers. We provide the utmost care for these children.
Where is Jesus? Did you know that he is back in the Church Nursery?
And Jesus took a child and put him in the midst of them and taking him in his arms, he said to them,“Whoever, receives one such child in my name receives me.” Mark 9:36-37.
Music plays an important part in the worship life of our church. Christ the King is blessed with talented singers. There are opportunities for musicians of all ages, including children at all levels of experience. We invite more voices to help us make a joyful noise. We are blessed to have Mrs. Melba Staine and Ferdinand Orlando Arthur leading the music ministry in the church.
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into His presence with singing.” Psalm 100:1-2.
Visitation to the West Oaks Rehabilitation Center is the first and Third Sundays of each Month at 1:30 pm for prayer and music ministry. We reach out to these faithful people who can no longer come to the house of God for worship “I was sick and you took care of me.” Matthew 25:36 for further information please contact Phyllis Chin at 281-495-9703.
The Mission Bell Food Pantry which was administered for over twenty years by the Westminster Presbyterian Church is now taken over by Christ the King to feed the hungry in the Mission Bend area. Members of Christ the King are excited about this and many have volunteered their time to help distribute the much needed food items to the community.
Tuesdays: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
There are no distributions on Wednesday and Friday.
Each recipient is allowed three (3) distributions over a six month period.
We will also be teaching English as second language (ESL) to immigrants. Contact Aston Brown at 832-437-4768 if you are interested in volunteering in this ministry.
The women of the Church meet periodically to develop programs that help the growth of the church. We empower each other to live the life for which Christ has called us, by sharing His love through fellowship and outreach. President of ECW is Barbara Best at 832- 287-2412.
Brotherhood of St. Andrew is a ministry “for the spread of Christ's Kingdom among men and youth in the Episcopal and Anglican Communion." Members follow a rule of prayer, study and service and strive to model responsible evangelistic behavior. First founded in 1883 by a small group of young Episcopalians at a downtown Chicago church, there are currently 25 chapters in the Diocese of Texas.
Brothers at Christ the King get together in small group discussions about what's going on, sharing ideas and having fellowship among those who work to spread God's word. This session usually last about an hour on the first Saturday of every month. They pray, study the Word of God and render service to the Church and the community. Please contact Buzz Goins at 281-496-9344 if interested in becoming a member.
The Daughters of the King is an order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church. Members undertake this rule of life incorporating the rule of prayer and the Rule of Service. A Daughter pledges herself to a life-long program of prayer, service and evangelism. Daughters are dedicated to the spread of Christ’s Kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of the church. At Christ the King we also support young women who belong to the Junior Daughters of the King. Veronica Campbell who has worked so dutifully with these young women of our church now invites Merle Howe and Yolanda Yuoh to lead these girls as their new directress. Jackie Sorensen is the chair of the Senior Daughters at Christ the King.
We desire to minister to the seniors at Christ the King and around the community by providing opportunities for fellowship, service and spiritual growth. Throughout the year we take many trips throughout the regions for both personal enjoyment and spiritual fulfillment. Please contact Rona Drake at 281-431-6312.