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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 11, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Religious focus March Ministerial alliance Church bridges gap to God By PASTOR RAYMOND BIZER Faith United Church of Christ Gap is a little word which seems to be very descriptive of much in society And yet it is not new for throughout history there have been numerous kinds of gaps over which bridges could be built and were But the condition We continue to experience generation credibility political cultural racial gaps in in marital in the economy and the list goes The role of a mediator in the midst of those gaps in society has become an im portant It is the role of promoting and supporting The federal mediator has become an important person in that communication and negotiating effort between labor and between athletes and team bet ween contending parties in At torneys and judges have had important roles to play with regard to numerous kinds of relationships where separation and differences have all the way from estrangement in marital relationships to the efforts of corporations to buy each other or The Church also has had a role in being bridge builders in society and we have come to know the significant role of a ministry of bridging the spans that separate races and various conditions of That reconciliation ministry is a high vocation in society a society in need of reconciliation where estrangement may be descriptive of To reconcile is to bring into harmony two opposing parties or points of Its intention is to close the gaps that That reconciling ministry is brought into being and is an outgrowth of the concern that God has that all people first be reconciled to We are midway in the period of the church year which many Christian congregations observe as It is a time when Christians renew their understanding of their relationship to God through Jesus Christ and an un derstanding of that reconciling There is a difference between unity and I suspect that the true meaning of that reconciling ministry might be suggested to be that of bringing We used to think of our country as a melting where everyone was brought together in In more recent years the uniqueness of the strengths and diversity within individuals and groups has given the opportunity to be blended into a harmonious in his many communications to Christians gathered in many communities in the near has lifted up the im portance of first being reconciled to God through the Jesus and then being entrusted with a ministry of reconciliation in Johns plans Refreshment service Johns Episcopal Church is celebrating Refreshment Sunday this Refreshment Sunday is traditionally the middle Sunday of There will be the usual 8 and 9 Eucharist services plus a special musical celebration of the Eucharist at 11 Special music will be provided by members of the San Antonio Com munity Choir led by Winston a registered nurse at McKenna Memorial Choir members are drawn from members of San Antonio Baptist churches New Marks and Members of Johns will host a reception in honor of the choir at the church at 312 Guenther following the Briefly Harmony Baptist Church is located on Highway 46 Staff photo by Cindy Richardson SYLVIA SCOTT Concert scheduled at New Life Church Sylvia Scott of will be in concert Sunday at New Life Assembly of 552 Highway 81 Pastor Hilmar Flugrath invites all interested persons to the concert which begins at 11 Scott wrote and produced her own television I Will Sing Unto the which was aired in Gillette for more than two years and was also syn dicated out of She has also been a guest on the Chicago For the past three Scott has traveled across the country presenting gospel Religious leaders pledge support for negotiations NEW YORK AP Twentyfive Protestant and Roman Catholic leaders have cabled a message to the new Archbishop of San Rivera y pledging support to his advocacy of negotiations among warring factions in that Such dialogue is an essential step toward solution of the armed conflict they the alternative proposal to intensify attempts to impose a military solution to our irresponsible and Signers include United Methodist Bishop James president of the National Council of made up of most Protestant and Orthodox the heads of many of and heads of seven Roman Catholic Southern Baptists note membership increase AP Southern Baptist membership rose to about 14 million last a per cent the denomination Contributions to congregations rose to a 12 percent Sunday school enrollment rose to about the highest on Survey shows prayer similarity By GEORGE CORNELL AP religion writer Whether they are Protestant or Roman whether their church services are simple or Christians generally are in harmony when it comes to personal They do a lot of it and largely in similar times and These are among details brought out in an unusual crossdenominational survey of readers of 10 mainline denominational probing specifics about how they where and what Previous national studies have indicated that an overwhelming proportion of 89 percent of pray at even if not church making prayer by far the most prevelant of all religious For church its even more about as much a part of everyday life as eating or the new study All of 100 percent of the do 92 percent most of them several times The ordinarily private manners and expectations brought to this most widespread religious process are pointed up in the which indicates close similarities about it among the mainline church people Whatever small variations showed up in prayer these generally dont reflect denominational but rather personal Worship at the church of your choice Local First Baptist 733 Cross Sunday school morning worship evening worship 7 Wednesday prayer service First Protestant United Church of Seguin and Coll Worship 8 and church school New Braunfels Presbyterian 373 Church school worship and 11 nursery provided for all First United Methodist 572 San Antonio Church school morning worship youth activities Johns Episcopal 312 8 musical celebration of Rite 9 church school for senior high and and chapel for younger 10 family church 11 Wednesday Eucharist and healing service 9 Paul Lutheran Cross and Santa Clara Worship service 8 broadcast on KNBT Radio FM 921 and Sunday school Trinity Baptist 1235 Er vendberg Sunday school 10 worship and 6 Primera Iglesia Bautist First Mexican 2080 San Antonio Sunday school morning worship evening worship 6 Wednesday prayer service 7 Mission Pentecoste 129 School Services Thur Saturday and Sunday First Assembly of 1687 Highway 81 Sunday school morning worship evening worship 7 Wednesday service 7 Iglesia Bethel Pentecostal 2990 San Wednesday Saturday Sunday school 10 Bible school Sunday Worship service Sunday Harmony Baptist 1472 Highway 46 Sunday school worship 11 and 7 Bible study 6 Wednesday prayer meeting 7 Cross Lutheran South Hickory and Cross Sunday adult Bible 9 worship holy communion first and third Living Guada Coma Room of Holiday Worship 10 and 7 Wednesday services at 1655 Highway 46 at Clear Springs 7 Bible Believers Laurel 300 Laurel Sunday school worship 11 and Eastside Baptist 983 Sunday school worship 11 and 6 Wednesday service The Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay 2386 San Antonio Priesthood meeting 9 relief society 9 young women 9 primary 9 Sunday school 10 sacrament First Church of the 1465 I35 Sunday school worship and 6 Green Valley Apostolic Tabernacle 104 Melody Sunday school 10 evangelistic service 7 Bible study First Church of Christ 137 Mill Sunday service Sunday school Wednesday service Child care Assamblea De Dios Spanish Assembly of 255 Com merce Sunday school evangelistic service Saturday Josephs Anglican 185 Jahn Worship services 9 1928 Prayer New Braunfels Christian Loop Sunday school worship and 6 junior church New Braunfels Foursquare 1492 Highway 81 Sunday worship 10 evening worship 7 midweek service 7 First Presbyterian 272 Sunday school fellowship worship 11 and 7 Church of 1665 Highway 81 Bible classes for all 9 worship 10 evening worship and childrens Bible hour 6 Wed nesday classes 7 Nursery Ejemplo Vivo Baptist Garner Santa Clara and Guenther Sunday school worship church training 6 prayer meeting Wednesday 7 at 498 Second Baptist Sunday school worship 11 and 7 Faith United Church of 970 Loop Church school worship Freedom Fellowship 330 Prayer worship Live Oak Baptist 335 Sunday school worship service 11 Peter and Paul Catholic 386 Saturday obligation mass for Sunday 7 Sunday masses New Life Assembly of God 552 Highway 81 Sunday school 10 morning worship 11 evangelistic services 7 Wed nesday worship Tree of Life 125 Highway 81 Sunday services and 7 Wednesday service 7 Oakwood Baptist Lamar Bible study morning worship evening worship 7 Wednesday prayer service 7 Area Chapel in the Cove in Cypress Cove club Worship Triumphant Lutheran Bat Cave Road at Schoenthal Worship 9 Sunday school 10 for all Bulverde United Methodist Highway 281 North and Cibolo Sunday school church service Thomas Chapel Roman Canyon Dam Sunday mass and pre Sunday mass Saturday 5 and 7 Canyon Lake United Methodist Flintstone Canyon Lake Mobile Home Sunday school morning worship Bracken United Methodist FM Sunday school church service Friedens United Church of Church school 9 worship service Andrew Lutheran Church FM 2673 east of Sunday school 9 worship communion first Francis ByThaLake Episcopal Fm 306 1 mile west of Fm Services 11 holy com munion second Sunday 8 holy communion 11 morning Church in the Valley in Deep Canyon Church school 9 morning worship evening worship 6 Bulverde Baptist Box Sunday worship Christian training 6 evening worship 7 Wednesday service 7 Church of FM 3159 and FM Bible class 10 Sunday worship 11 and 6 Wed Church in the Wildwood Assembly of FM The Sunday school worship and Paul United Church of Main and FM Church school worship Paul Lutheran Highway 1863 at Highway Sunday school 9 worship First Baptist Horseshoe Falls Sunday school worship evening service 6 Nursery Rock Hill Gospel Church Faith 502 I35 South of New behind the rest Sunday school 10 worship 8 and 11 and Tuesday Bible college Thursday ladies meeting and young ministers
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