In 1844 Castroville was established by Alsatian and German settlers on the banks of the Medina River just west of San Antonio. Today Castroville still cherishes their roots. It is located less than a half hour from downtown San Antonio. Castroville boasts one of the most highly rated and fastest growing school districts in Texas. Medina Valley ISD offers many opportunities for student growth both in and out of the classroom. Community events include Fiorella Friday, Old Fashion Christmas, the 4th of July Parade, the Tour de Castroville and the Poppy Festival. Popular activities in Castroville include hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, shopping, golfing, and sight-seeing. Attractions such as the Alamo, the River Walk, and Sea World are close at hand.
Zion Lutheran Church, established in 1852, is deeply rooted in our town’s history. We envision being a witness for Christ in this burgeoning community. Our worship style has been traditional and liturgical. However, we are willing to integrate more contemporary styles of worship to strengthen our evangelical, Christ-centered witness to the community. Zion reaches out to this community in several ways. We enjoy supporting the local food pantry, including donating part of the proceeds from our annual church festival. We participate in the monthly community celebration, Fiorella Friday. The quilting group enjoys fellowship while creating beautiful pieces to raise funds for a variety of organizations. Other ministries include a Christian library, visitation, vacation Bible school, adult and children’s Sunday school, choir and hand bell players, and a prayer chain. The church has a mix of families that have been at Zion for generations, along with many families that are new to the area.
As a church we are looking for a lead pastor who is rooted in the orthodox Christian beliefs as laid out in the LCMC statement of faith and committed to preaching the Word in an engaging manner. The ideal candidate will be an ambitious leader who has a vision for how we can maintain our commitment to this historic community while making disciples of Christ among the growing population in the community.