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Immanuel Lutheran Church is now hiring for a Youth and Family Ministry Director. Pastoral: Minister to youth and their families during Sunday School and other church programs, being present in their lives outside the church walls, available for common concerns and in crisis situations. Leadership: Recruit and nurture Youth and Family Ministry program. Administration : Manage the planning process and coordinate with Pastor and Youth Committee all regular ministries to youth and their families. This includes youth of all ages on Sunday mornings and mid-week events; assisting with Confirmation, special events, trips and retreats, and parent meetings. Stewardship: Ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of youth programs, manage youth ministry budget, and collaborate with the sponsors of each Youth group. Ability to build, lead, and empower youth. Ability to implement a ministry vision. Familiarity with Lutheran Doctrine required; must be comfortable teaching it and representing Lutheran Theology. Proficient computer skills using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database, email, internet, and social media. Supervisory experience preferred. Ability to adapt and evaluate curriculum preferred. Must have excellent organization, communication (verbal and written), and listening skills, with a high degree of initiative and accountability. Exceptional interpersonal and relational skills required, with sensitivity to church members and visitors. Understanding and enjoyment of youth and families and guiding their spiritual development. Please send resumes to immanuellavernia@gmail.com or call 830-253-8121.
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Reminiscing: Floresville Opry helps state Historical Marker Program

Reminiscing: Floresville Opry helps state Historical Marker Program
The De La Zerda Cemetery historical marker

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April 25, 2012
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Every day Wilson County historians uncover, document, and preserve the rich, colorful history in Wilson County. Wilson County and the area along the Alamo-La Bahia Corridor is a land of fabulous history. The land lies beside the beautiful San Antonio River and along the Cibolo Creek, and it has seen human occupation for many years. The Spanish occupied it for a while, then Mexico. After a hard-fought revolution in 1836, Texas became a Republic, and now is one of the United States.

Wilson County was created in 1860. Sutherland Springs was the first county seat and had the first courthouse. The land stretches over rolling countrysides, and cattle and horse ranches, bunches of tall green trees, and farms with lush fields can be seen in Wilson County. Old Spanish ranchos, as old as Spanish Texas, stand before us as a testament of rich Spanish heritage, including the Rancho de las Cabras near Floresville.

The Alamo-La Bahia Road, so steeped in history with its time-worn paths, linked the area to Goliad, San Antonio, and Mexico. Many other important routes exist in Wilson County.

Remnants of old communities, four municipalities, and many cemeteries mark Wilson County’s landscape. The Wilson County Courthouse rests in Floresville, the county seat of Wilson County. Grand houses such as the Polley Mansion, located on the Sutherland Springs to Seguin Road, the King Lorenz house in Stockdale, and the White House Cafe in Floresville are just a few sites that have Texas State Historical Markers. Historical markers will tell us today and our children tomorrow of this elaborate history. So much more history needs to be preserved, and markers are expensive.

Recently, Viola Henke, chairman of the Floresville Opry, expressed her interest in the Wilson County Historical Society’s Texas State Historical Marker Program. It was approved by the society’s members to use profit from the Floresville Opry to help pay for replacement historic markers which have been stolen or vandalized. She also expressed a desire to help pay for future historical markers that the historians are working toward. Local historians are deeply grateful to the people who work so hard to make the Floresville Opry successful.

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