Entries by Brinkley Harrell

The BLOG is BACK!!

After Pastor Russell left, there was a slight delay in recouping this functionality. Now we have it figured out and you may expect to see further updates in this section as pertinent information. All our efforts are currently involved with Vacation Bible School (VBS) that begins on Monday, 18 June. There are over 200 youth […]

A Visual Update

There’s a lot happening at Zion this weekend.  Here’s are some visual pictures of what’s happening. The Blood Mobile will be here at Zion this Sunday.  The need for blood is constant, so if you can give, please consider doing so. The Women of Zion are collecting items for our partners at Lutheran World Relief […]


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 […]