Entries by Russell Peek

Trees

At this year’s congregation meeting we announced that we were blessed with two substantial estate gifts from Anna Tate as well as James and Sue Revier.  Their generosity as they remembered Zion in their estate planning has been a tremendous blessing for this congregation. Because of the amount of the Tate estate, the congregation’s constitution […]

July 2017 Building Update, Part 2

Yesterday I talked about the new office spaces and the gazebo.  We are close to being able to move into those spaces.  Click this link to see yesterday’s post. Today I want to talk about our sanctuary.  Some of us are calling the sanctuary Church 3.5 because it’s not a new sanctuary (i.e. a Church […]

No Power on Wednesday

This Just In…. If you were in worship on Sunday, you found out that we weren’t going to have power on Monday to Church 3(.5) and the Administration Wing.  This is because our contractor needs to do necessary work to connect power to the new offices and the education building. Well… to make a long […]

A financial stewardship update

When you give an offering at Zion, not every dollar stays at Zion.  We are a church with a missional mindset that is always looking to support ministries beyond our walls.  For every $100 given to the general fund, $10 goes to support organizations like Christian Assistance Ministry, the Southwestern Texas Synod of the ELCA, […]

Lent 2017

Lent is here!  Maybe having an exclamation point isn’t the right way to talk about the muted season of Lent, so I’ll try that again… Lent is here. This time of deep reflection is one of the more meaningful seasons of the church year for me.  We always begin on Ash Wednesday by thinking about […]

Epiphany Building Update

February 2017 Construction Update Here we are half way through February and construction continues. We thought you’d like an update of what’s happened: -Work continues on the sanctuary and narthex. One of the many things happening this week is that we’ve had people installing some beautiful hardwood flooring in the chancel (altar and pulpit) and […]