The elders and members of Zion Lutheran Church in Walburg, with their architects and contractors, broke ground on a new multi-use facility on the church grounds last month.
Pastor John Davenport (pictured) prepared the shovels, saying, “We dedicate this space to the glory of God, the good of his people, and the proclamation of the Gospel.”
The new building will be built on the footprint of the house previously used as a residence for church staff. It will include space for worship, an altar, and youth activities.
Speakers recalled “the people who came before us, the men who built it in a time of drought. Farmers were questioning just how they could get it done but they moved forward in faith. Today, we remember why we are here and the place behind us will b e a workshop for the work God has prepared for us.”
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