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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 6A New Braunfels May rjy IVIdy 1 yoo True wealth found through Jesus Briefly ByJEFFMIHELICH Church of the Nazarene The pursuit of money and the disbursement of our money require much People today agonize an unbelievable amount of time over It may be accurate to say that money is the god of Our children have watched adults work for beg for steal for and die in the pursuit of They learn but do they learn correctly Is money really all that important In our persons who accumulate the most dollars and tilings that dollars will buy are usually regarded as Isnt that silly Dont we live in mixedup times Imagine a generation of people who rate success by and the square footage of living space in ones In 1 Timothy Paul tells Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in which is so but to put their hope in who richly provides us with everything for our Lets check this Does Paul know more about riches than the analysts of Wall Street I Timothy might be titled Perils of Wealth becomes a peril when it becomes a wrong Ministerial alliance In America we sometimes refer to the Almighty This illustrates a case of mistaken God alone is No other love deserves first place in our Wealth becomes a peril in a second way when it becomes an end instead of a carefully monitored means to living a balanced Paul notes in verses 310 that some people desired Christianity because they thought it might assist them to gain They thought that who owns would surely share some of it with them if they stayed on His good money should not be our We are to set our hearts and devotion on We came into this world Our coffin may be filled with but it will be useless to We are to be content when our necessities are True wealth is not found in but in But man of flee from all of this that a sinful pursuitof money and pursue Paul makes it plain for We are to use what we have to do to be rich in good and to be generous and willing to share Our riches must not become our Our material possessions should be given to God for the purpose of serving Johns plans day for seniors Johns Episcopal Guenther at Lee will honor graduating seniors Sunday on the front lawn following the Seniors are Tom Taylor Lee and Carol The church will also begin a Mothers Day Out program on June The program will be on Mondays and Fridays from to for children ages 4 months to 2 There will be a registration fee of and a daily fee of Parents must provide a sack lunch for their child each For more call Sue at Ellen at 6295684 or the church Music services set at Christian Church The Rick Taylor Family will perform at services Sunday at New Braunfels Christian Services will begin at and will include contemporary and traditional Christian The family includes Rick and Ramona and their Rhonda and Each the family tours Illinois and adjoining They live in All interested persons are invited to Cross Lutheran taking registrations Cross Lutheran Church PreSchool has openings in the programs for 3 and 4yearold children and kin The class for 3yearold youngsters meets Mondays and The class for 4yearold children meets Wednesdays and Kindergarten is open each All classes are from 9 to The program includes activities in and prereading and premath For more call the church office at 6253666 or Director Mary Wunderlich at Catholic membership declines AP religion writer For the third time in the last 15 the number of American Roman Catholics decreased last year in one of those rare downward blips in the otherwise upward climb of the churchs modern The three the only ones in nearly a half century of nationally recorded all came in recent times in a tiny decrease of in a loss of arid in down Other than those three relatively modest the church has grown steadily ever since the compilation of national statistics began in when church mem bership totaled It has more than doubled to a current even though off slightly from the of the year according to the Official Catholic Directory for issued this week by Kenedy Sons of That whopping the largest religious body in the United amounts to percent of the countrys down just threetenths of a percent from the prior Protestant active membership as a whole makes up the largest bulk of American religious totalling 77 about 33 percent of the But theyre dispersed in many different The biggest the Southern Baptist totals the rest of them trailing down the with Roman Catholicism far in front as the largest single In terms of religious preference in the the latest combined studies show 57 percent of the population 29 percent 2 percent 4 per cent 8 percent Stated preferences regularly ex ceed active which altogether make up about 60 pecent of the Along with the currently reported slight slippage in Catholic mem other measurements also declined last year baptisms down to the number of converts down to Its a somewhat bleak says Thomas business manager of Everything was down last year except The number of those male per manent a recently rein stituted ministry in the church that does about everything except celebrate Holy in creased by bringing the total to But the number of priests declined by 574 to and the number of students seminarians studying for the priesthood fell again as it has for the last two down 234 to The largest decline in religious personnel was among the now totaling down from the year The number of nuns has fallen continuously from a peak of in Theyve also become a progressively smaller proportion of Catholic with only of them now down compared to lay Enrollments in Catholic schools also were by a slight in the 242 Catholic Continued from Page 5A said Olen coordinator for the Lakeside Baptist is the 10th church for the organization to build this Crews are also working on buildings at Lakey and Angel Miles said the construction group has been working in Texas for six years and will help churches which can not afford the the entire cost of The only things required by the added are a place to park the one meal a all the necessary building materials and for the church to start a Lakeside was organized as a mission of First Baptist Church of Seguin in February 1982 with six The church now has 60 members and will start its revival Meals for the volunteers are being provided by member churches of the San Marcos Association of Southern Baptists First Baptist of MacMann First Delhi First Mexican Baptist of New Mar Luling First Luling Central Oakwood Baptist of New Kyle First McNeil Baptist in Mineral Springs Trinity Baptist in First Baptist of San Marcos Calvary Baptist and the Brotherhood of First Baptist of We have people from all walks of said We all pay our own experises and these women leave their homes to travel around with their Weve worked together for so long that everybody knows what they need to do and we help each other said Miles who has worked with Baptist organizations since Its a nomadic 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