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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 31, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas mm mm New texas July Pastors agree they really need a regular day off pastor9 occupation is must be to ttotf tut i WACO AP A pasters occupation Is sometimes viewed as a seven calling by congregations and by pastofs But mental health professionals and Clergy members say they have found that like other need a regular day Ministers who feel pressured to spend all of their time tending the flock may not make such good some Ken a consultant in the Southern Baptist Sunday School boards family ministry said In an article In the Baptist Press that Its easy to become so enmeshed in the life of the congregation that we have no lives of our The greatest need in some ministers families is the abili ty to say Most people agree that pastors have a highly stressful comparable with the demands on a Pastors must deal on emotional and organizational levels and available to their congregation for Baffy Click of Samafitafl Ifig Center in said he believes the main pressures are being a public figure and meeting the expectations of he or she is the main the chief staff and theres a tremendous pressure on them to meet everyones expec he Other Waco pastors agree on the need to take a in the dynamics of there is the give and and the minister lands most often In the posture of says the Jim Johnson of Calvary Baptist The Delbert Taylor of Sparks Memorial United Methodist Church said he found he would get so Involved with people and their problems that he would need to get And the William Anderson of Christ American Lutheran Church says he needs a diy off to recuperate from the emo tional drain of denting with especial ly in crisis Pastors sometimes have to get beyond feelings of guilt in order to allow themselves needed time Click the Jim Abel of Austin Avenue United Methodist Church said feelings of guilt are always a real i think its almost an occupational Most ministers 1 know are and you could conscientious to a Click theyre trying to model Gods love for its difficult for them to let go of that ethic for The role is so powerful In terms of expec one of the struggles is for them to come to terms with their Click said Jesus himself went away from the crowds to be by The longer Im in the the more I realize that it really is said Me said he used to be concerned with taking a day but now advises other pastors to take it talking to retired pastors over the most of them will say If they had anything to do it would be to spend more time with their Anderson One difficulty some may have is relaying their need for a day off to their congrega The congregation has to kind of enter into a companion covenant with their pastor to look at the pastors The pastor has to be instructive to his or her people so they learn his limitations and they learn not to make excessive demands on Click The Paul Taft of Albans Episcopal Church said his congregation honors his day off pretty and usually on ly intrudes in an In dealing with someone who calls on his day off in a non emergency Taft 1 try to be tactful and not act but I also remind them that its my day What 1 get hacked at is somebody calling me and Where is the ladder at the church Abel Guideposts Magazine offered this hint for congregations Respect his And just because hes on call 24 hours a dont call him at all try to speak to him during his office and if you must see him at call before you drop if your minister doesnt take a regular day encourage him He needs it as much as you The pastors say they generally use the day off as family Taylor said that in the long he knows he is not The church can run without It hurts my pride Texas volunteers break cycle of diseases plaguing Honduras ClTfllttM A tJ A SEGUIN AP Armed with less than but with a wealth of donated medicine and 42 volunteers sponsored by Andrews Episcopal Church of Seguln spent part of June in tropical mountains near the equator breaking a cycle of disease that has plagued people there for Two separate groups of each spending a constructed a medical clinic from an existing brick treated over animals for parasites and ministered to the bodies of more than natives in They carried with them a dentists chair in two two surgical sanitation veterinary 500 pairs of eyeglasses and even lightbulbs In 80 duffle To save each traveler used his 100 pound baggage limit on the airplane to transport the gear Honduras is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere a country with more than a 70 percent unemployment a low literacy rate and little public According to Henry a Seguin physician and leader of the medical treatment of their com munitys animals was a key part of the The Hon durans are able to provide food for he but are often robbed of nutrition by intestinal parasites passed to humans from their domestic The Texans structured their assault on disease in two The first crew of 14 traveled on June 6 to San Juan A the Episcopal mission in a town of about 60 miles from the Honduran Within a a construction team rewired the mis sions parish which was to be used as the medical erected a 12foot by 12foot safe room for a phar macy and equipment storage and partitioned five treat ment Seguin veterinarian Bill Campaigne and several technicians treated over animals in the first step of breaking the disease On the first the mission yard was crammed with people and their pets and domestic There were parrots and even a We had bull fights in the Lynn volunteer and wife of the Our crew suffered terrible rope burns on their hands trying to restrain the In the large animals were roped and tied to a fence for so they could be wormed and in the bulls and oxen began to pull down the It was obvious that some kind of chute would have to be By midafternoon the Seguin carpenters built Treatment was a little less chaotic after Along with ridding the animals of the veterinary team gave the people instruction on general advising them against the practice of keeping animals in the The people were very eager to Campaigne Briefs Windecker honored on 40th anniversary Approximately 350 people Joined in celebration of the 40th ordination anniversary of Pastor Arnold Windecker at John Lutheran Church in Westhoff July Services were conducted by the honorees son Pastor Ron Windecker of with Pastor Anderson of Mason delivering the Pastor Casey Zesch of a confirmant of the assisted with the worship A specially formed anniversary composed primarily of members and former members of one of the honorees previous Andrew Lutheran Church of Canyon presented anthems or the morn ing service and also for the afternoon Professor Anita Windecker of Texas Lutheran College in Seguin was organist and Charlotte Abell of Seguin was the choir Nancy Arndt and Cheryl Bunges of the Parish presented special musical numbers for the service and during the Glenn choir director and youth worker of Andrew Lutheran Church in Canyon rendered vocal Following the noon meal furnished by the Parish in the American Legion a program was Participants on the program represented each of the congregations served by Pastor Windecker during his Visitors came from many distant places in the state in cluding Lake Corpus League and There were also visitors from surrounding com munities such as Karnes Canyon San and The Keith Fox of the southern district of the American Lutheran Church brought greetings fromthe Special gifts were presented to the honoree by in dividuals and The Wlndeckers are retiring to their home in The Village near Sattler in Cnyon They were formerly residents in the Canyon Lake area for 10 years when Pastor Windecker was pastor of Andrew Lutheran Church in Canyon Lake and Gerry taught in the Comal 1SD at Canyon High School and then at Smithson Valley High Continued from Page 4A Episcopal Day School still has openings Johns Episcopal Day School has a few openings for the fall and spring Classes are available in the 8 months to 20 mon ths Mothers Day Out program on Mondays and Fridays from 9 to and in the 3yearold pro gram from 9 to noon with op tional afternoon care until Call Susan Peteete at 6253977 or Sarah Reeves at Roger Me Duff Will be Ministering in Music August 2nd 1987 Tree tf Fellowship For More Information 6256375 For the Prime of Your Life If you are at least 60 years old and make an opening deposit of or you will receive these benefits with our new MPrime Its our way of helping you enjoy the prime of your Free Checking No Monthly Service Charge Free MPrime Personalized Checks Discount on Safe Deposit Box Free Travelers Checks Free Cashiers Checks Free Money Orders Free Notary Service MPrime Special Events MBonkNew Braunfels A Momentum On the r Unda and at Main and FDIC
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