Because of Jesus, Celebrating Life Together

2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, a call to lift high the true and amazing Good News of Jesus Christ. In 1517, reform in the church was over-due and once sparked, it spread quickly throughout the world as people gained access to the original Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic...

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Arise and Shine!

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. 2 For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. 3 And nations shall come to your...

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Brain Games and Blocks

As you know, our school works hard to provide excellent, developmentally appropriate activities for pre-school and kindergarten aged children.  Today as I visited the classrooms I was impressed to see the “brain game station.”  Well… mainly I thought the name was fantastic.  I wasn’t surprised to see the varieties of...

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Fight for Hope

In the earliest years following Christ’s resurrection and ascension, as people came to faith in their Savior and lived with many of the same deep regrets we feel today, the apostle Paul shared this encouragement, “Whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and...

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Together Now and Forever in Jesus

We live in an amazingly connected world. Wifi, data plans, signal strength… these terms are new to our vocabulary but are often on our minds as we attempt to connect with people every day. It’s frustrating when we can’t connect and fantastic when we can. Zion is use our website,...

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When life pushes you around

God says, “You shall have no other gods,” and we remember it’s meaning: “We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.” It is a command and it is also a word of promise to remember when situations in life seem to be pushing you around. It is a...

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An Evening Gathering for Prayer and Health

I have, in my many years as a pastor in Christ’s Church, grown to greatly appreciate and deeply love the liturgies that our traditions have created over the centuries – “High” and “Low”, ancient and modern, Eucharistic and Choral, large gatherings and small group. I have been blessed by both...

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Juan Gabriel, Amor Eterno

The sudden death of the mega famous Mexican music composer and performer Juan Gabriel yesterday, by heart attack in California, is a loss being felt here in El Paso and our sister city Ciudad Juarez.  Juarez is Juan Gabriel’s birthplace. The day Juan Gabriel died, he was scheduled to travel to El Paso to...

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Renewal in Christ

I snapped this photo after the Spanish prayer hour today, and while setting up the shot, I wished that that the flower was pristine. It reminded me, however, of this passage from 2 Corinthians “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self...

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