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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas ious focus HeraldZeitung April 5A Jesus opens faith to millions through belief DCW UArtrii By HAROLD First United Methodist Church In the 20th chapter of the Gospel of John we find reports of several of the resurrection appearances of Throughout most of the chapter different individuals encounter the Risen and after seeing they When Jesus was laid in his burial tomb his followers certainly did not anticipate his There was only the tragic feeling that their Master was dead and buried their Him as the Messiah had been The women going to his burial site on the first day of the week went there to anoint his not to see if the tomb was But then there is a series of appearances by Mary Magdalene sees that the tomb is and she Ministerial alliance and she rushes to tell the disciples that Jesus is alive When they are they do not but Peter and John rush to the and they and they Jesus appears to the disciples in the Upper When they see Jesus there among they But Thomas is not with and when Thomas is told that Jesus is Thomas I will not believe until I actually see Eight days later Thomas is given his Jesus appears to the disciples and this time Thomas is with And Jesus says to Come and see that I am alive put your finger in the print of Lutherans win battle of selfdetermination the and your hand in my side see and And Thomas My Lord and my I do and I do Jesus asks Thomas if he believes because he has now seen Him to be alive and Thomas must have I believe because I have Up to this point there is only one way belief in Jesus has come about through actually seeing Seeing is believing this is the theory of the spreading of the Good See Jesus is and then because you have Seeing is But it is here that Jesus gives an entirely new concept of Jesus Blessed are those who have not seen and yet These particular words of Jesus are tremendously important because they open doors of faith belief to Briefly most of the millions of believers throughout the If belief in Jesus had been limited only to those who had actually seen him in a continued series of resurrection the spreading of the faith would have been extremely and the Christian faith would never have become a universal But Jesus opens belief to the millions of those who have not actually seen him with their Blessed are those who have not seen and yet There is truth in the Seeing is But for millions of Christians there is even a greater Not seeing is also Through the shared both written and we have come to know that Christ yet We believe that Jesus is indeed the the Son of and in believing we have life in His John By GEORGE AP religion writer Lutherans have won a major court battle against the bolstering the rights of American religious bodies to determine what activities are essential to their Church in the long struggle over the have charged that government attempts to specify the bounds of religion violate constitutionally guaranteed religious the issue focuses on who has the legal authority to define the nature of a church or its inherent functions the government or the church That was the heart of our says the David Rokke of executive secretary of the trustees of the American Lutheran The IRS had held that Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota was outside church bounds and had to file a financial information three Lutheran denominations that support the social agency contended as do most churches that such work is basic to Christianity and to the churchs Helping those in need is part of the expression of our Rokke said in a telephone Its central to our whole understanding of of what the church He called the recent court decision on the case a major af firming the churches right to determine what constitutes religious various ramifications of that issue still with a current lawsuit by an abortionrights group seeking to force the Internal Revenue Service to end tax exemp tion of Roman Catholicism because it opposes Wilfred attorney for the Catholic also says federal restrictions on political participation by churches infringe on their rights under the First Amend IRS rules severely restrict the manner in which churches may address the critical moral issues of our times Caron and his Dierdre write in the Journal of Law and The decision handed down early this month in Louis by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the social agency was an integrated auxiliary of the church and need not file the finanical Judge Donald Ross held that the IRS had exceeded the intent of Congress in demanding that ac tivities of an integrated auxiliary be exclusively He held that the agency does not meet the government definition of a but found that the agency is substantially connected with the Lutheran faith which requires works of mercy through social action The decision applies directly in the states of North and South but has implications for other Three Lutheran the American Lutheran Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran ChurchMissouri had defied the IRS concerning their Minnesota social delaying filing the report beyond a 1978 With other similar cases Lutherans are pressing another one involving Lutheran Children and Family Service of Eastern Penn based in Fellowship Day set by Church Women United May Fellowship Day on May 3 is an annual event sponsored by Church Women It brings Christian women for an ecumenical This years theme Our Piece of the Action challenges church women traditionally involved in caring for victims of social inequities to deal with causes and become involved in action for social The New Braunfels group will have a fellowship of the Least Coin collection with a salad luncheon at First United Methodist The events will begin at 10 under the direction of Diane program President is Linden Other officers are Helen vice president Lola treasurer and Angeline All interested women are Bible study seminar set for May 3 A nondenominational dispen sational Bible Study conference is planned for May 4 and 5 at Roadway The meetings will begin at 7 May 3 and continue May 4 from 9 to noon and 7 to The closing session will be May 5 from 9 to Guest pastors from Florida and Alabama will For more in call Johns schedules family photographs Johns Episcopal Church will have makeup dates for photographs for the church directory on May All interested persons should contact the church Task Force urges time for prayer SAN AP The National Day of Prayer Task Force urges Americans to take five at 12 next Thursday five minutes at noon to give thanks to God and to pray for his continued blessing on the The nondenominational task through a network of state also is encouraging special prayer President in a proclamation setting the May 2 date for the annual national We are all Gods and it is appropriate for us as in dividuals and as a nation to call to him in We can give thanks to God for the ever increasing abundance he has bestowed on and we can remember all those in our society who are in need of whether it be in material assistance or in the form of charity or simply a friendly word of Council officer asks Reagan to reconsider NEW YORK AP The top of ficer of the National Council of Churches has added his voice to widespread protests by Jewish groups against President Reagans scheduled visit to the Bitburg World War II Military cemetery in West Saying the planned visit exacerbates wounds rather than heals the Arie the councils general I i FIRST BAPTIST 733 CROSS NEW BRAUNFELS NEW BRAUNFELS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY New Home at 1327 Summerwood to be auctioned by New Braunfels Christian Academy on April 28th at the Civic 3 2 fire custom kitchen plumbed for central vacuum Begin ning bid bidders must bring Cashiers Check as Earnest money to Open for April 20th 10 4 April 25th 47 April 27th 104 Worship at the church of your choice Assamblea De Dios Spanish Assembly of 255 Commerce Sunday school evangelistic service Saturday Bible Baptist Church 1235 Ervenberg Sunday school 10 worship 11 and 7 Wednesday service Calvary Baptist 566 81 Sunday school 10 worship 11 and 6 Wednesday service iChurch of 1665 Highway 81 Bible classes for 9 worship 10 evening worship and childrens Bible hour 6 Wednesday classes 7 Nursery Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day 2386 San Antonio Priesthood meeting 9 relief society 9 young women 9 primary 9 Sunday school 10 sacrament Cross Lutheran Church Missouri South Hickory and Cross Sunday school and adult Bible 9 worship Eastside Baptist 983 Holly Si Sunday school worship 11 and 6 Wednesday prayer meeting Ejemplo Vivo Baptist Church Garner Santa Clara and Guenther Sunday school worship church training 6 prayer meeting Wednesday 7 at 498 Faith United Church of 970 Loop Church school worship Fellowship Bible Solms and Sunday school worship 11 and 6 First Assembly of 1687 Highway 81 Sunday school worship and 7 Wednesday service 7 First Baptist 733 Cross Sunday school worship and 7 Wednesday dinner Bible study and prayer service First Church of Christ 137 Mill Sunday service Sunday school Wednesday service Child care First Church of 1465 In terstate 35 Sunday school worship and 6 First Presbyterian 272 Sunday fellowship worship 11 and First Protestant United Church of Seguin and Coll Worship 8 and church school First United Methodist 572 San Church school morning worship youth activities Freedom Fellowship 330 Pfayar worship 10 Green Valley Apostolic Tabernacle 104 Melody Sunday school 10 evagenlistic service 7 Bible study 3 Harmony Baptist 1472 Highway 46 Sunday sdKkoHfc45 worship 11 and 7 Bjble study 6 Wednesday prayernjeeting Holy Family Catholic 245 Saturday Mass 5 Sunday Mass 8 Spanish 10 and 5 Iglesia Bethel Grape Sunday and Wednesday Sunday school 10 and worship and noon Monday prayer meeting Lakeside Baptist FM Sunday school worship 11 and 7 Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting 7 Live Oak 335 Sunday school worship 11 Living Word 1254 Highway 81 Sunday worship 10 and 7 Wednesday service 7 Mission Pentecoste Church 129 School Servic es Saturday and Sunday New Braunfels Christian Loop Sunday school worship and 6 junior church New Braunfels Foursquare Gospel onefourth mile from Interstate 35 on FM Sunday 10 worship 11 Wednesday worship 7 New Braunfels Presbyterian 373 Church school worship and 11 Nursery New Braunfels Seventh Day Ad ventist 2990 San Antonio Sabbath school Saturday worship 11 Northside Church of 511 North Sunday Bible classes worship and 6 Wednesday Bible classes Oakwood Baptist Middle Bible study worship and 7 nesday prayer service 7 Our of Perpetual 138 Masses Saturday and 8 and 11 First Mexican 2080 San Antonio Sunday school worship and 6 Wed nesday prayer service 7 Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Laurel Plaza meeting 300 Laurel Church school worship 1 1 Second Baptist 243 Sunday school 10 worship 11 and 7 Wednesday service Josephs Anglican 185 Jahn Worship service 9 1928 prayer Johns Episcopal 312 8 Holy Eucharist church school for all ages parish refreshment break Holy Paul Lutheran Cross and Santa Clara Worship service 8 broadcast on KNBT Radio FM 92 and Sunday school Peter and Paul Catholic 386 Saturday Mass 7 Sunday Masses and No evening Mass through Spirit of Ufe Lou Ann off 1044 in Schuetz Sunday Sunday nursery 10 evening service 7 Tuesday Stop Night 929 Pine Wednesday Bible study 7 929 Pastor Tom of 125 Highway 81 Sunday services and 7 Wednesday service 7 Bracken United Methodist FM Sunday school church service Bulverde Baptist 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 Mobil 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 7 Church in the Valley in terdenominational Deep Canyon Church school 9 worship Bible study 7 Church in the Wildwood Assembly of FM The Sunday school 10 worship and Cranes Rip Baptist FM 2673 at Sunday Bjble study worship Wednesday Bible study and prayer Nursery Friedens United Church of Church school 9 worship service First Baptist Horseshoe Falls Sunday school worship and 6 Nursery Rock Hill Gospel Faith Center 502 Interstate 35 south of New behind the rest Sunday school 10 worship 8 and 11 and Tuesday Bible college Thursday ladies meeting and young ministers Andrew Lutheran Church FM 2673 east of Sunday school 9 worship communion first Francis By the Lake Episcopal 14 miles west of Interstate 35 on FM Services 10 Sunday noon Katherine Johns Mission Our Lady of Perpetual Help mission Sunday Mass Paul Lutheran Highway 1863 at Highway Sunday school 9 worship Paul United Church of South Main and FM Church school and worship at 10 Thomas Chapel Roman Canyon Dam Sunday Mass and prsSunday Mass Saturday 5 and 7 Triumphant Lutheran Bat Cave Road at Schoenthal Worship 9 Sunday school for all ages 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