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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Heraio Cowboy church welcomes one and yal j i j New Texas AP There are on ly 38 people on the membership but most of them show up every Sun day for early morning services at the Barnhart Cowboy Church where the gospel has been preached for about 70 The earliest church publication says It was built In but I have no proof of says Alma church secretary and member since the early The church welcomes all regardless of Tarvln When the church was first con 10 different denominations were worshipping under the same Theres usually more of something else than Methodists at tending said her a retired Our services are very You Just drop what you are doing and Just she Services are held at 9 each Sunday and are con ducted by Paul who also serves as pastor of the First United Methodist Church In Big As soon as he completes the service in Perry takes off for Big Lake where he conducts services at 11 at the church He Is the 33rd pastor to serve the Barnhart ASc cording to a Texas Historical Commission marker at the front of the local residents of many faiths have worshipped at the church since the Union Church was first organized at an outdoor meeting in The marker says that cowboys from area ranches constructed the working under the super vision of a man named Parker and his Henry Tarvln believes the church got its name because a lot of earlyday cowhands attended services The cowboys came off the ran ches for They may have but I dont believe the cowboys built the When the first settlers came to Barnhart In she folks of all denominations met first under the shade of a big mesqulte tree near where the West Texas Utilities substation is now According to the first preacher was Homer a sort of circuit riding evangelist who came to Barnhart by horseback from Midkiff via Stiles and Big Lake dur ing 1914 through 1916 to preach and hold summer then a young met and married a young schoolteacher hired to teach children on a ranch at They lived in the oneroom building that was used as the Miller moved his wife to Barnhart when a parsonage was and one of their children was born In October Perry was appointed pastor of the church by Methodist Bishop Edwin Perry was given instruction to pro ceed with the construction of the A town Howard gave the first contribution toward the along with Couch and the towns first organized the church and Sunday School with the doctor serving as Sunday School superintendent until he moved his family to San Angelo in The Tarvins came to Barnhart in 1932 from Anson In Jones The Depression was on and jobs were but Tarvin was willing to do day labor on ranches until he could find a regular The railroad had section crews working on the line and Tarvins intention to stay for three months lasted nearly a Things were in better shape than in Jones Tarvin recalling that the giant ranches in the BarnhartBig Lake area needed good There were no big lan downers up in the Anson he When the Tarvins got to the town had a lot of a a number of a drug store and was the cattle shipp ing capital of the The cou ple came by Model T car and travel ed the dirt road from San The trip took all Tarvin recall When the Tarvins started atten ding the Cowboy Church in there were three other churches for the Methodists and the Church of The Cowboy Church is the only one she For many the churchs of ficial registry was Tarvin it later was found in the attic of the Methodist parsonage I have no idea how it got but we were glad to get it she December Page 7A Briefly LA leaders see return to church for security LOS ANGELES AP In a city known for fast lanes and faster many people are returning to church to help them cope with the growing dangers of urban religious leaders say Christians and nonChristians alike are looking to religion for a sense of community lost in the sprawl and heoonlsm of the nations second largest city a place to feel find friends they can trust And the more conservative sects not usually associated with bigcity life seem to be drawing much of the There really is an awful lot of quest for nonexploltive relation said the Jack pastor of the First Foursquare Church of suburban Van which had 18 members in 1969 andhas In Los he people come to know that if strangers are not on the make theyre on the take financially more accustomed to simple country expect to better than double their 22 affiliated chur Priest maintains tradition of Polish parish in South Texas P A N N A M A H I A i A P Americas first PolishCatholic parish is grooming a priest from Poland to keep ils tradition alive The Rev Frank is from the Stleslan district as Panna Marias original 100 families who came here In Although the town has seen many changes through the one thing remains Most of Its citiiens still speak in their forefathers Silesian Its very unusual that the people of this town still speak in the Silesian said who has been in ihe United States for about a year One of the reasons 1 was chosen to come here Is that I speak the same dialect Nearly all of the towns 300 residents attend church at the Im maculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary where Kunaj is an apprentice under the Very Canon Bernard Goebel I am getting old 1 need some said the 82 yearold Goebel We need to have somebody here who can takeover after Im Panna Marta is one of seven predominantly Polish Catholic towns in an area about 50 miles southeast of San Antonio and more than 100 miles north of Corpus Christi Some people think its a waste to be a priest of a small Kunaj said But this way 1 know the people who go to church here 1 know his problems Im not an animal here like in a big parish Kuna said some churches are big business in America All this preaching send me your money is a lie If this happened in the Catholic church then It would be over Kunaj is one of two Poles sent to offer relief for pastors in this area He and the Rev Jon were sent to the United Stales without knowing English Part of their training has been to attend English classes at San Antonio College in San Antonio If you learn this you are in a big from Japan to England E veryone wants to know It gives you so many op he said who has been a pnest for 11 spends three days a week helping Goebel and four days in Falls City helping out at Trinity Church He also attends college on Wednesdays and Fridays or five hours a As a priest for me this is an excellent Kunaj said There are so many nationalities here It is truly a gift Kunaj said enjoys speaking with people from South and if his bishop from Poland doesnt keep him in Panna he would be Interested in working Although Kunaj is working as an understudy in Panna he said a priests future is never definite 1 am here to see if 1 can be helpful in this Kunaj said 1 like it but you never know what might happen to change ches in the Los Angeles area within the next eight said Allan Yoder of the Southwest Mennonite Of the 22 14 have sprung up since They dont have close family ties so the church becomes fami Voder When Rabbi Manin Sugarman ar rived in Los Angeles 20 years his Shaarey Zedek Congregation was fighting for its an orthodox Jewish neighborhood bursting with new families has developed around the suburban North Hollywood with real estate agents unable to find enough homes for Sugarman particularly younger are finding greater value and support in traditional he The secular Western lifestyle is empty and enslaving Other thriving Jewish neighborhoods exist in the Hollywood and West Los Angeles areas The material values of the Los Angeles entertainment mecca can suck in the unwary and leave them with said Don a former Mennonile pastor in subur ban Downey You can be so swept into various currents If my religious life werent in a strong center it would be reallv easv DAVID MAY coders County and City Government daily m the HvraldZeitung Crossroads House of Beauty Welcomes Sam Sweeten FM 2673Sattler 1 Tele 9643896 they wont mix A Irom trtif and ol Public FRUSTRATION AND FEAR In todays frustration and fear plague our life as never Dont despairthere is an answer Come and experience GODS ANSWER You are invited to worship and fellowship with the Presbyterian Church in Sunday nif 1 Tht Community Laurel Plaza 300 Laurel Lane 6256326 or 6294222 John Curtis Is Pleased To Announce The Opening Of His Office For The Practice Of Law New Braunfels 6253443 Call For An Appointment to become dislodged and just sort of enter any number of tide pools that are The youth are coming back to the church in great says the Paul Banet of Brigid Catholic Church in the predominant ly black southcentral They are expressing themselves in the black church with fervor we thought had disappeared Parishioner Cameron a 24 yearold Los Angeles insurance claims said she has found the fastpaced Hollywood lifestyle If you live in Los you see people die everyday living that kind of because they abuse their lives Its not a sure she In Los where neighborhoods often are the people find their identity and community in the said the Rev Joseph spokesman for the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles Such a yearning for religious com munity has boosted attendance at St Brigid from about 200 a Sunday eight years ago to the present average of the Rev Eh Bauwens said The enthusiasm and fervor reaches throughout the Bat taglia said The number of men entering seminary is the highest in 15 he said Peace Lutheran Church to hold first services Peace Lutheran will hold its first worship service at Memorial Primary school Sunday at The church will start Sun day School in said the David Call 6200618 for more Living Christmas planned in Bulverde A Living Christmas will be presented at Paul Lutheran Church at Living Christmas is a depiction of the Christmas This annual presentation is now in its 10th Each of the 11 scenes will come alive to the viewers as they are manned by living people and some with liv ing Guests drive through the presenta guided by a path of lighted viewing the scenes from their For this event has become a tradition as visitors return each year The public is Paul is on US 281 11 miles north of Loop San Antonio Seminary announces registration San Antonio Seminary announces registration for the winter which begins Call the seminary office for addi tional information or an appointment at Office hours are 9 to 11 and 1 to 3 Monday through Nondenominational ministerial training and German candlelight service planned Bethany Congregational Church United Church of Christ and the Trinity University German Program will hold the 84th annual German Christmas Candlelight Service Die Deutsche Weihnachtsfeier at Sunday in the sanctuary of the Central Christian Church Disciples of Christ on North Main Avenue at Romana Plaza in San The traditional conducted entirely in the German will be led by the John pastor of Bethany Congregational Church Annalise Ger man professor from Trinity Universi and Sigismund von Tschirschky from the assisted by students from the German program at Trinity The German Choral arrangements will be presented by the 50voice all male choir of the San Antonio Liederkranz under the direction of Wayne George organist at Central Christian will play the churchs handoperated carillon in a halfhour concert of Ger man folk and Christmas songs prior to the start of the The Christmas story will be told through the reading of Scripture and German poetry and congregational and choral singing of traditional Ger man Christmas In recent this srvice has become an ex pression of the large and historic German community in the San An tonio The annual German Christmas observance started in 1904 as a church school exercise of the Ger man Evangelical Friedens Church of San The public is welcome to attend and there is no admission Christmas Cantata First Church of the 1465 Interstate is hosting a Christmas Come Celebrate at 7 16 at the For more call FRANCES BRIDGES is there for you every Thursday in the Herald Zeitung Peace Lutheran Church Worship services will begin December 13th at at Memorial School on County Line You are invited to join us for this joyous occasion and become part of this new Call Pastor Schulte at 620061 8 for further TIME WILL TELL Time Teacher by SHARE The Easy Way To Learn To Tell Time Ages 37 years The Perfect Christmas Gift Understanding the meaning of time is important tor every child They need to know when to get go to eat dinner and go to bed Learning to fell time is often a very difficult and confusing task for a child NEW Time Teacher simplifies time Each Time Teacher comes with a 16 page read along book and tape SHARP PEOPLE WEAK SHARP WATCHES AVAILABLE AT FINE STORES INCLUDING t Wordfprwprd ttpry narration t Colorful pletyrtf t Uvtly wlcfi and WALMART
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