Election Day Communion

By Ellen Di Giosia During the course of this election season, the airwaves have been filled with divisive rhetoric, accusations of illegal and immoral behavior, and a shocking coarsening of political discourse. At times, it has felt like America has completely abandoned civility. If you like to peruse Facebook for cute pictures of babies and…

Cleaning House

By Nikki Blair If my mother knew I was writing a blog post titled “Cleaning House,” she would laugh. She knows—and I freely admit—that I’m not the consummate housekeeper. If we know someone is coming to visit, we tidy all the usual clutter, and scrub all the surfaces… otherwise, our house is more often than…

ESL at Woodland

By Diana Bridges The world has come to San Antonio and now it’s coming to our church. After months of dreaming and planning, ESL at Woodland is a reality. On Monday of week one, fourteen students from seven countries came in for the placement test. They’ve been divided into three classes and the learning (for…

Thankful for Moustaches

By Garrett Vickrey This Thanksgiving I am thankful for moustaches. Or to be more precise. I am thankful that I am not growing a moustache at this time. This past Sunday in worship we celebrated all the things that we are thankful for and thanked God for the many blessings in our lives. At the Thanksgiving Dinner…

The Power of Music

By Daniel Zamora “When the trumpets sounded…the wall collapsed” Joshua 6:20 “…David would take his harp and play. Then Relief would come to Saul” 1 Samuel 16:23 “Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang… Then the temple of the Lord was filled with a…

Laredo Pilgrimage Report

Dear Woodlanders! I cannot believe it is Tuesday already!! Time flies when you are riding this big wave of God’s mercies and provisions. This is an incredible ride! I’m a story teller, so this may be long. 🙂 but an important journey. When I signed up to lead this team it was truly a calling. I have…

Re-Think

By: Bob Flynn John the Baptizer and Jesus were about the same age. John was a bit older and began preaching first. “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand.” Repent is an interesting word. In biology it means to creep or crawl. In religion it means to be contrite, to confess your sins…

Floods

By: Garrett Vickrey What could be worse than the smell of wet carpet? Wet carpet that still hasn’t dried three days later. San Antonio was blessed (or blasted) by rain a few weeks ago. Around the church we had about ten inches of rain. David, Mylene, and Mike Elliot came up to the church Saturday…