“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”Matthew6:21
These familiar words of Jesus have taken on new meaning lately. After Hurricane Harvey, many people have taken their earthly possessions to the curb. In some cases, this has led people to realize that some of their possessions are not really that important in the grand scheme of things. On the flip side, the floods washed away many treasured possessions. One of our families had all of the family scrapbooks saved, by a matter of inches.
What most people have noticed in this disaster is that loss has away of putting things into perspective. Many people have experienced devastating loss, yet have celebrated heartwarming compassion from others. Sometimes in life we can forget how many people love us. We can forget the incredible ways that people, sometimes even strangers, can come together in the midst of terrible times. One side effect of this terrible situation has been the fact that wounded hearts can often be open hearts. And open hearts are more easily filled than closed hearts.
I mentioned in a recent sermon that I will be going on Sabbatical in the summer of 2018. I will be going to the Holy Land, and I would love to have you come along, if possible. Look for some details to emerge about the dates and cost. While there is cost in terms of money and time, the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Jesus is a treasure that is hard to measure.
A final note on the subject of treasure is that we will have our Stewardship Campaign later this fall. This means our Annual Stewardship Campaign for 2018 and the third and final year of our Capital Campaign. I am grateful for the way our hearts have rallied around those impacted by the flooding. I am grateful for the opportunity to go see the Holy Land. And I am grateful for the ongoing generosity of our members in support of our mission. In each of these examples, it is clear that the message of Jesus is alive and well. We know that our hearts and our treasures belong in the same place.
Yours in Christ,
Father David Nelson
Christ the King is a pastoral size parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. We are a compassionate, generous, outreach-oriented congregation. We have approximately 70 families on the active roll and the average Sunday attendance is between 90 and 100 people.
Christ the King
has two weekly services:
8:00 am on Sunday morning
10:30 am on Sunday morning
Although now situated and established on the west side of Lake Houston in the northeast area of Harris County known as Atascocita, Christ the King was started in October 1977 on the east side of Lake Houston, to serve Episcopalians in the communities of Crosby and Huffman.
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