Congregational Histories

A Special Online Series

Every congregation has it's own unique story to tell. Many tell stories of the hardships and trials of early formation. Others tell stories of quick and prosperous growth. Still others have more simple, yet no less poignant, stories of how they began. Although each of their stories is different, there is one thing they all share: Jesus Christ.

Regardless of what sinful foibles may intrude on our human journey in this world we are always reminded of God's saving Grace through Jesus Christ! The stories of the beginning of our congregations in the Texas District are filled with joys and tears, hardships and celebrations, simplicity and complexity, light and dark. They are stories of the human condition and of the lives of Lutheran Christians seeking to submit to God's Will and spread the amazing Gospel of Jesus Christ to a hurting world. These are stories of life itself. Many are almost adventurous in tone. Others are quite humble.

It is our goal that by the end of the Centennial year every current congregation of the Texas District will be represented in this online series. However, this is a team effort. We need to hear from YOUR congregation. If you haven't responded to the call for providing your church's history and pictures to the Texas District get them in to us soon.

#1 - St. John, Cypress - posted 11/10/05
#2 - St. John, Lincoln - posted 1/11/06
#3 - Trinity, Houston - posted 1/12/06
#4 - St. Paul, The Grove - posted 1/17/06
#5 - Mt. Calvary, San Antonio - posted 2/15/06
#6 - Trinity, Borger - posted 3/13/06
#7 - University Lutheran Chapel, College Station - posted 3/13/06
#8 - Grace, Marlin - posted 3/13/06
#9 - Faith, Aransas Pass - posted 4/1/06
#10 - Word of Life Fellowship, Schertz - posted 3/13/06
#11 - Christ, Lubbock - posted 4/1/06
#12 - Prince of Peace, Carrollton - posted 4/1/06
#13 - Mt. Calvary, La Grange - posted 4/1/06
#14 - Christ, Noack - posted 4/4/06
#15 - Gloria Dei, Houston - posted 4/10/06
#16 - Memorial, Katy - posted 4/10/06
#17 - Trinity, Riesel - coming soon
#18 - St. Paul, Bellmead - posted 4/10/06
#19 - Faith, Stephenville - posted 4/10/06
#20 - Cross, New Braunfels - posted 4/10/06
#21 - Zion, Tomball - posted 4/10/06
#22 - Messiah, Boerne - posted 4/10/06
#23 - Grace, Smithville - coming soon
#24 - Redeemer, Baytown - posted 4/10/06
#25 - Bethel, Dallas - posted 4/10/06
#26 - Grace, Arlington - posted 4/10/06
#27 - Immanuel, Temple - posted 4/10/06
#28 - Grace, Lamesa - posted 4/10/06
#29 - Trinity, Corpus Christi - coming soon
#30 - Concordia, Garland - coming soon
#31 - First Lutheran, Lufkin - coming soon
#32 - Grace, Crockett - coming soon
#33 - Crown of Life, San Antonio - coming soon
#34 - Genesis, Buchanan Dam - coming soon
#35 - Faith, Sweetwater - coming soon
#36 - Redeemer, Austin - coming soon