Month: April 2019

Easter at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Serbin, Texas

“Alleluia!” now we cry to our King immortal, who, triumphant, burst the bars of the tomb’s dark portal; “Alleluia!” with the Son, God the Father praising; “Alleluia!” yet again to the Spirit raising. Christ is risen! (The light coming through the stained glass window over the door was in JUST the right spot when we …

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Rev. Johann Christian Eduard Zapf – Lutheran Pastor

Imagine this… it’s 1873. You’ve just graduated from the Pilgrim Mission Training School in St. Chrischona, Switzerland, and you’ve received your first assignment. It’s to a tiny new congregation in very rural (and undeveloped) Texas. That’s the situation the Rev. Johann Christian Eduard Zapf found himself in. He was assigned to Holy Cross Lutheran Church …

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