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Zion Lutheran Church

Castroville, Texas



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* Wearing a mask continues to be the best measure to prevent the spread of viruses.* Masks are now optional.

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Christian Education is for All Ages

Ministry Fair

Want to Join a Ministry @ Zion?

You don't want to miss it this Spring 2020...Keep an eye out for it in our 2020 Calendar.

"Seeking Your Time & Talents"

Whatever they are...God is behind you...God wants you to bless others...

Colossians 3:23-24

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Fellowship Hall

But remember...YOU can join any of our Ministries, anytime throughout the year.

What a great way to start sharing the Blessings that God has bestowed upon you!!!

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Confirmation Class

 Teachings by Pastor Greg

ZION currently confirms its Youth in the 7th Grade

Classes are scheduled during Sunday School hour

  Pastor Greg leads the students through an overview of the six chief parts  of Luther's Small Catechism. One definition of confirmation is, "that which  gives proof; a convincing testimony." Pastor Greg engages the students in healthy discussions during the class period that include Biblical teachings and life experiences. 

  We at Zion want the student to be able to express their Christian faith in a meaningful, convincing way.

Please contact Pastor Greg for information and dates on Children's Communion Classes or for preparation of Adult Confirmation


Adult Sunday Bible Study & Fellowship

Group Facilitator: Carol Mangold & Pastor Greg Kinippa


Bible study: 8:45 am - 9:30 am

Coffee & fellowship: 9:30 - 10:00 am


All adults are invited to join our weekly Bible teachings & fellowship.

Bring your own Bible, or we will have one ready for you to use.


Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Held the first full week after July 4th

For children ages 5-10 years

VBS Education Director:  Alicia Knippa

  Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a Christian outreach ministry for the children in the Castroville community and surrounding areas.

  Children ages 5-10 years are invited to come and enjoy our numerous activities. Daily activities include Bible stories, Bible activities, skits, crafts, games, snacks, music, and sing-a-longs.

  VBS meets for one full week: Monday through Friday from 9am to Noon.

  VBS helpers are teenagers over 12 years , and adults from Zion Lutheran church.

Each summer, VBS invites all children to become part of a great adventure for a week...


July 5th -9th  2021

Please email or call the Church office if you can help in any way or want to register your child for the week.

Zion Sunday School Superintendent

Judy Crain


Children's Sunday School


Preschool classes: Pre-K to 1st grade  teacher - Pat Davila

The children are taught a short, age appropriate Bible lesson with a theme that can be understood further during children's sermon. Class is followed by a light snack and they may enjoy some outside play, weather permitting.


Children 2nd thru 4th grade:  teacher - Myra Hunsicker

The teacher shares age appropriate Bible stories.  With the help of several dedicated assistants, the children complete a craft project to help them further understand the Bible story theme. 


Children & Youth - 5th thru 12th grade:   teacher - Emily Bippert


    Little Luther Lights (LLL) - is the youth group for our youngest  members. One of the activities in which the children participate is the annual, traditional nativity pageant in December.


  Angel Choir - On specific Sundays of each month, the children perform a song during the worship service. 


   Clara's Cards - is an outreach program. Children create greeting cards to spread comfort and joy.  Cards are available, at no charge, to anyone who would like one.  Special cards can also be ordered by contacting Pat Davila at grawdavila@yahoo.com. 


All children are invited to become a part of "the future of Zion."




Children's  Sunday Sermon
Myra Hunsicker (known as "Oma")

   follows in Garden Granny's Ministry; to continue teaching   the children, the "True Word of God."


Marcia Hart, is known to the children (& adults) as "Garden Granny." She has shared her lessons for several years during Sunday Morning Worship Service just before the Pastor's sermon. 

      With her crazy gardening hat and wicker basket of "goodies," she quickly gains the children's attention.

      Granny uses the parables of Jesus and the scriptures that teach about him. Her heart's desire is that the children come to know and love Jesus at this tender age.

      She constantly reiterates that the Bible is, “The True Word of God.”  Although the children's sermon is short, the hope and prayer is that the simple truths will remain with the little ones for the rest of their lives.