Published on April 27, 2017

Confirmation was held on Sunday, April 9.  Below is a list of the students’ confirmed with their verses:


Isabel Atzire Cardona

Romans 3:22b–25a- For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith.


Minnie Elisabeth DeGroot

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.


Jackson Lee Hicks

Ephesians 6:10–11 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.


Madeline Brooke Hicks

Hebrews 12:1–2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.


Allyson Jenette Lara

Ephesians 2:8–9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.


LCMS Stewardship Newsletter Article May 2017

Published on April 27, 2017



“It is more blessed to give than to receive,” said St. Paul, quoting our Lord (Acts 20:35). How can this be?


Jesus and His disciples withdrew to a mountain by the shore of the Sea of Galilee. The crowds followed them, for the Lord had just showered upon them the gift of His teaching, the gift of His Word. But the day was waning; the sun was setting, and it was getting late. Looking upon the crowds, Jesus had compassion on them and asked, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat” (John 6:5)? Philip said that two hundred denarii (a day’s wages for two hundred men) could not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.


But Andrew, Peter’s brother, brought a young boy forward, who had five barley loaves and two small fish. “But,” Andrew asked, “what are they for so many” (John 6:9). Jesus replied, “Have the people sit down” (John 6:10).


Then Jesus, the Son of God, gave them a second gift, a gift from what only He could give—a gift from above. He took the bread and the fish, gave thanks, blessed them, and distributed them to the crowd. Then came the miracle. As these five loaves and two fish were given out, they multiplied. He fed the hungry crowd until they were all full. And twelve baskets full were left over.


But Jesus was not the only one who gave that day. There is one person who also gave from what he had. It was the boy with the five loaves and the two fish. All the others, including the boy, received the gift of a miraculous feast. And they would look back on it with wonder. But the boy, when he would look back on it, would look back and remember not just what he received. He would look back with wonder and delight when the Son of God made his gift into something miraculous. For it is more blessed to give than to receive.


This our Lord does for each of us. He presses our gifts, no matter how big or how small, into His service and works wonders with them. He provides through what we give: water for baptism, bread and wine for the Lord’s Supper, a man called and sent for the preaching of the Gospel and Absolution. He provides a building in which we can gather as His children, lights so that we might not gather in darkness. He provides funds for the care of the poor and struggling, for missionaries who preach and teach beyond our borders. He makes Christians, disciples of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in our midst by bringing them to faith and nurturing them in that faith. He takes our gifts and turns them into something miraculous.


Indeed, it is more blessed to give than to receive. Thus we give. We give of what we have. And the Lord works His wonders.




Soups & Breads during Mid-week Lenten Services

Published on March 16, 2017

Before the mid-week Lenten services, we are serving soups & breads at 5:45 p.m.    Sign-up sheets are in the narthex.


Upcoming Services during Lent and Holy Week

Published on March 16, 2017

March 1-Lenten Mid-week Divine Service– 7 p.m.

March 8  Lenten Mid-week Vespers- 7 p.m.

March 15- Lenten Mid-week Vespers- 7 p.m.

March 23– Lenten Mid-week Vespers– 7 p.m.

March 29– Lenten Mid-week Vespers– 7 p.m.

April 5– Lenten Mid-week Vespers-7 p.m.


April 2 —Palm Sunday– Divine Service- 9 a.m.

April 10- Holy Monday Matins- 8:05 a.m.

April 11- Holy Tuesday Matins- 8:05 a.m.

April 12 Holy Wednesday Matins- 8:05 a.m.

April 13-  Maundy Thursday Matins-  8:05 a.m.

April 13– Maundy Thursday- Divine Service- 7 p.m.

April 14– Good Friday –Chief Service at 12 p.m.

April  14 – Good Friday- Tenebrae – 7 p.m.

April 15– Easter Vigil Service- 7 p.m.

April 16 - Easter Divine Service- 9 a.m.



Published on March 16, 2017

Congratulations to Maddy Chavez Weeks who was married to Logan Weeks in Killen, TX on January 31st, 2017. God’s blessings on their marriage and their life together.  A lovely shower was held here at the church on March 5.  A special thank you to all who attended.