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Holy Week has arrived, Beloved Christ the King Community,

and we will be following Jesus’ journey to the cross through a variety of different worship services and activities this week.  I invite you to join me in-person and online to experience Holy Week as we enact some of the most foundational and early church rituals.  I also challenge you to offer your whole self to God this week, whether offering your time, your talent, your treasure, and especially your heart, as we ponder together Jesus’ sacrifice for us and what that means for us moving into the future.  May you experience God’s presence, Jesus’ sacrifice, and the Holy Spirit’s movement in your lives. Amen!

For those who cannot attend an in-person service, livestreams will be available via our website:, on YouTube, and directly embedded in this email. Note that we also have special devotional materials for your own Interactive Easter Vigil and Stations of the Cross by Illustrated Ministries (both available to download below).

Parking at Christ the King (Rice Village)
You may park at:

  • our own parking lot at 2353 Rice Boulevard
  • the Rice University west stadium lot on Greenbriar, entrance 13B (free with use of intercom)
  • Please DO NOT park at the vet clinic. You will be towed.

Persons with limited mobility and families with young children are encouraged to use our own parking lot for shorter ways and safe passage.

Grace and Resurrection Hope to You!
Pastor Jennifer and Your CTK Ministry Staff

Taking Faith Home: Holy Week

Holy Wednesday + Stations of the Cross
Wednesday, March 27
6:00 p.m. Soup Supper and Godly Play Stations of the Cross, parish hall
7:00 p.m. Artist Mary Button Stations of the Cross Service, In-person and online

Maundy Thursday
Thursday, March 28
7:00 p.m. Worship Service + Footwashing and Stripping of the Altar, In-person and online

On Maundy Thursday we begin the celebration of the Three Days. On Thursday we remember Jesus sharing the Last Supper with his disciples before his betrayal and arrest. The service will include confession and absolution, footwashing, Holy Communion, and the stripping of the altar. 

Good Friday
Friday, March 29
3:00 p.m. Erickson's St. John Passion Presented by Bach Society Houston (also online)
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Worship Service, In-person and online

Erickson's St. John Passion Presented by Bach Society Houston  In-person at the CTK Rice Village Campus, entry is free and offerings are encouraged!

On Friday we continue the Triduum with The Passion according to St. John with readings intersperse with singing reflections, the Bidding Prayer, and Adoration of the Cross. 

Holy Saturday
Saturday, March 30
Midnight-6:00 p.m. Canonical Hours (every 3 hours)
8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Worship Service, In-person and online

The Canonical Hours mark the course of Holy Saturday, every three hours beginning at midnight. Canonical Hours are short prayer times consisting of readings, a psalm and prayer. A hymn is appointed to each prayer hour which can be read or sung as desired (we have recorded the music for you to use on our YouTube channel). All are invited to participate either in-person in the narthex or by the devotion below to do at home. 

At 8:00 p.m., join us in the nave for our Easter Vigil. This liturgy includes a Service of Light that begins outside as we bless our Paschal Candle and process it into the nave, a Service of Readings from the Hebrew Bible that remind us of God's faithfulness throughout history, a celebration of Holy Baptism, and our first Holy Communion of Easter. A champagne reception follows this service.  

Easter Sunday
8:30 a.m. Festive Holy Communion Service, In-person
9:30 a.m. Easter Brunch, Flowering of the Cross, Easter Egg Hunts
11:00 a.m. Festive Holy Communion Service, In-person and online

Little ones help celebrate the Resurrection of Christ by participating in the Flowering of the Cross and hunting for Easter eggs. Please plan to bring lots of lovely flowers to help flower the cross and bring a basket for kids for the egg hunt.

Luther League, our CTK youth group, will provide breakfast tacos for our Easter Brunch. Members and friends are invited to bring a breakfast item (pastries, bagels, eggs, fruit, bacon, etc.)  to share. Easter egg hunts for the kids begin at 10 a.m. sharp - BYOB: bring your own basket!