Father David Nelson
Christ the King has two weekly services:
Holy Eucharist (spoken liturgy):
8:00 am on Sunday morning
10:30 am on Sunday morning
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.
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.
Jesus once said, “From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required” (Luke 12:48).
In our home we paraphrase this with our daughter, “With more privilege comes more responsibility.” We have probably said it 1,000 times. I am not joking. Most parents say that or something like it. It is a tough lesson to learn in life. Many of us dream of a magical time when we receive nice things without having more responsibilities. But it never seems to work that way. Instead, something new and exciting also requires more work. Think about it ‐ marriage, children, or home ownership. You get the idea. This rule also applies with our new parish hall. It is hard to believe that the parish hall will be finished before summer is over. Working together, it has been a blessing to see this new space move from a dream to a reality.
This new space is a great privilege and a great responsibility. Here are a few examples. We will have more space to clean, repair, and maintain. The kitchen will be in the parish hall. Once that is complete, we are going to convert our old kitchen into a nursery. As you may know, our existing nursery is inadequate for our children. We will have to purge our old kitchen and move the kitchen supplies to the new one. I could go on and on. You get the picture.
I am looking forward to living into this time when we have more privileges and more responsibilities.
Yours in Christ,
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