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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 25, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Religious focus HftraldZfitmtf November IA Thanksgiving attitude central to Biblical spirit By HAROLD ZIRKEL First United Methodist Church Thanksgiving is one of the very few holidays which began as a secular holiday to be accepted and in corporated into the life of the Most of the time it is the other way Holy days of the church have been made to be secular such as Christmas and The celebration of Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday begain in 1864 with a proclamation by the President of the United Abraham This of was set aside to commemorate the feast of thanksgiving which the Pilgrim settlers shared with the Indians in Even though Thanksgiving Day itself did not originate as a holy day in the church the attitude of gratitude is certainly central to the spirit of The Bible is full of expressions of and Especially in the Psalms do we find many words of such as in Psalm 100 Make a joyful noise to the all the lands Serve the Lord with gladness Come into his presence with singing Know that the Lord is God It is He that made and we are his we are his people and the sheep of his Enter his gates with and his courts with praise Give thanks to bless his name For the Lord is good Ministerial alliance His steadfast love endures for and His faithfulness to all Within the New Testament there is an atmosphere of and Paul implores his Be thankful in all After the news of Gods salvation in Christ is the best news ever For God so loved the world that he gave his only that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal For God sent the Son into the not to condemn the but that the world might be saved through John When we realize that it is the mission of Jesus to give us the and that He came to give us life abundant and life we can not help but be We are indeed His the sheep of His Let us rejoice and be In addition to this joyous Gospel we have so much for which to be As a we are uniquely blessed in in in in all of the joys of There are days in all of our lives which are really We are so much aware of our problems and needs and compare that list with a list of our we realize that the blessings far exceed the negatives of The advice given in an old hymn is good Count your name them one by count your see what God has Year of Bible declared In February President Ronald Reagan signed the official proclamation designating 1983 as the Year of the In taking this the President and Congress desired to have the United States stop to con template the importance and effect the Bible has had on this country both historically and New Braunfels Mayor signed a similar proclamation on The members of the local committee for the Year of the Bible are Kay local coordinator Hylmar Karbach and Stephen Ousley Miss Loretta Henk and Eric The committees primary objective has been to inform pastors and and to bring about a general awareness of the Year of the Bible through radio coverage and The long range goal of Year of the Bible is to en courage everyone to read and study the Bible with renewed interest and Moral argument Leaders propose disassociating from nuclear culture By JERRY SCHWARTZ Associated Press NEW YORK A group of religious leaders who visited Europes nuclear hotspots asks What if every church declared itself a nuclearfree and then twinned itself with an overseas church that did the same There would be no airraid shelters in buildings that bear the cross or the Star of says the Paul The he would be disassociating themselves from the whole nuclear And convener of the Mobilization for Survivals religious task which organized the trip to says the gesture would also affirm something he learned on the tour last month We are in fact one human faced with one Trips like ours help create a larger sense of the universality of the issue it doesnt stop at human said Rabbi David head of the Religious Action Center of the Union of American Hebrew Saperstein and four others went to while eight others went to West Germany or They joined disarmament news conferences and worship speaking out against the NATO deployment of cruise and Pershing 2 missiles in the countries they Despite their the first cruise missiles what Mayer calls these awful instruments of death were shipped to England this and the West German Parliament has approved the deployment of Pershing 2 missiles in that First Presbyterian Church is located at 272 Krueger Stuff photo by Cindy Richardson Vatican suggests payments for work at home by parents VATICAN CITY AP The Vatican says parents should not be forced to have small families and suggests they be paid to stay home and raise their In a charter of family rights issued the Vatican also urged rich nations not make birthcontrol programs a condition for aid to poor countries and said parents have the right to supervise their childrens sex Archbishop Edouard acting president of the Pontifical Council for the said a special study group worked three years to prepare the It was the first time the Holy See had addressed itself to the international community with a document of this Gagnon adding it was not intended to impose the Roman Catholic churchs views on The charter called attempts by societies to impose limits on family size a grave offense against human dignity and It mentioned no country by Several countries such as China and India are trying to reduce their exploding birthrate by economic incentives and penalties that encourage smaller The charter also asserted that mothers should not have to work outside the It advocated payment for parents who remain home with their children but it did not suggest how such payments might be Several countries indirectly subsidize homemakers with tax allowances for children and with paid maternity an overwhelmingly Roman Catholic provides subsidies for children until they are 18 years The charter reiterated Vatican con demnation of divorce and genetic experimentation not aimed at correcting major birth In another development the Vaticans secretary of Italian Car dinal Agostino said Washington and the Vatican have made progress toward reestablishing diplomatic relations broken more than a century The Senate voted unanimously in September to permit reestablishment of diplomatic cut in 1868 when the pope lost possession of areas of Italy known as the papal Sponsors of the which has not been approved by the House of cited the courageousness of Pope John Paul II and his support of human Worship at the church of your choice Area AiMmblM Da Dloi Spanish Assembly of 2S5 Commerce Sunday school evangelistic service Saturday Bible Believers Laurel Laurel Sunday school worship 11 and 6 Calvary Baptist 640 Sunday Bible 10 worship 11 and 6 Wednesday 7 at 440 Seguin Church of 1666 Highway 81 Bible classes lor all 9 worship 10 evening worship and childrens Bible hour 6 Wednesday classes 7 Nursery Church of Jeaue Christ of Latter Day 2336 San Antonio Priesthood meeting 9 relief society 9 young women 9 primary 9 Sunday school 10 sacrament Croaa Lutheran Missouri South Hickory and Cross Sweats Sunday adult Bible 9 worship holy third and fifth EMttMf 963 HoHy Sunday school worship 11 and 7 Wednesday prayer meeting Vivo Gainer Santa Clara and Guanther Streets Sunday achool worship church training 6 prayer meeting Wednesday 7 at 498 Faith United Church of 970 Loop Church school worship First Aaaembly of 1687 Highway 81 Sunday school worship and 7 Wednesday service First Baptist 733 Cross Sunday school worship and 7 Wednesday prayer service Flrat Church of Christ 137 Will Sunday service Sunday school Wednesday service Child care Flret Church of the 1466 Interstate 35 Sunday school worship and 6 First Presbyterian 272 Sunday achool fellowship worship 11 and 7 Flrat Protestant United Church of Seguin and CoU Worship 8 and church school 9 Flrat United Methodist 672 San Antonio Church achool morning worship youth activities Freedom Fellowship 330 Prayer worship Green Valley Apostolic Tebernecle 104 Melody Sunday school 10 evangelistic service 7 Bible study Harmony Baptist 1472 Highway 46 Sunday school worship 11 and 7 Bible study 6 Wednesday prayer meeting Holy Family Catholic Church 245 Saturday mass 5 Sunday mass 8 10 Spanish and 5 English Igelsia Bethel Pentecostal 2990 San Antonio Wednesday Saturday Sunday school 10 Bible school Sunay worship service Sunday Lakeside Baptist FM 726 near Sunday achool worship 11 and 7 Wednesdsy Bible study and prayer meeting 7 Live Oak Beptlst 335 Sunday school worship 11 Living Word Church 1264 Highway 81 Sunday worship 10 and 7 Wed nesday service 7 Mission Pentecoste 129 School Services Saturday and Sunday New Breunfels Christian Loop Sunday school worship and 6 junior church New Breunfels Foursquare Onefourth mile from Interstate 35 on FM Sunday worship 10 and 7 midweek service 7 New Breunfels Presbyterian 373 Church school worship and 11 Nursery provided for all New Breunfels Seventh Day Adventiat 2990 San Antonio Sabbath school Saturday worship 11 Northeide Church of 511 North Sunday Bible classes worship and 6 Wednesday Bible classes Oakwood Baptiat Lamar Bible study worship and 7 Wednesday prayer service 7 Prfmera Igleela flautist First Mexican 2080 San Antonio Sunday school worship and 6 Wednesday prayer service 7 Second Baptiat Sunday school worship 11 and 7 Josephs Anglican 185 Jahn Worship service 9 1928 Prayer Johns Episcopal 312 Eucharist 8 musical celebration of Eucharist 9 amity service and Eucharist 11 Church school 10 for middle and high school 11 for 2 year olds through 5th Nursery 9 to Eucharist and healing service 9 Paul Lutheran Cross and Santa Clara Worship service 8 broadcast on KNBT Radio FM 92 and Sunday school Peter end Peul Catholic 386 Saturday obligation mass for Sunday 7 Sunday masses No evening mass Monday through Tree of Life 125 Highway 81 Sunday ser vices and 7 Wednesday service 7 Trinity Baptiat 1235 Ervendberg Sunday school 10 worship and 6 Bracken United Methodist FM Sunday school church service Bulverde Beptlst Box Sunday school worship and 7 Christian training 6 Wednesday service 7 Bulverde United Methodist Highway 281 North and Cibolo Sunday school church service Canyon Lake United Methodist Flintstone Canyon Lake Mobile Home Sunday school worship Chapel in the Cove in Cypress Cove Club Worship 9 Church of FM 3159 and FM Bible class 10 Sunday worship 11 and 6 Wednesday service Church in the Valley in Deep Canyon Church school 9 worship and 6 Church in the Wlldwood Assembly of FM The Sunday school 10 worship and Friedans United Church of Church school 9 worship service First Baptiat Hoi seshoe Falls Sunday school worship evening service 6 Nursery Rock Hill Goapel Church Faith Center 502 Interstate 35 south of New behind rest Sunday school 10 worship 8 and 11 and Tuesday Bible college Thursday ladies meeting and young ministers Andrew Luthern Church FM 2673 east of Sunday school 9 worship communion first Francis 14 miles west of Interstate 36 on FM Services 10 Sunday noon Katharine Paul Highway 1863 at Highway Sunday school 9 worship Paul United Church of Christ South Main and FM Church school 9 worship Thomas Chapel Roman Canyon Oam Sunday masa and preSunday mass Saturday 6 and 7 Triumphant Lutheran Bat Cave Road at Schoanlhal Worship 9 Sunday school 10 for all
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