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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 30, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                10A HeraldZeitung Friday Sept Church Life To talk with Managing Editor Mark Lyon about Church Life call 6259144 ext 21 Church Life World Communion Sunday to be observed Oct 2 Sunday Oct 2 millions of Christians around the world will join to observe World Commu nion Sunday Almost spontaneously World Communion has grown from a small observance to a globe circling celebration and its meaning both for individuals and churches continues to grow One writer said At this holy meal knowing that the church is at festival prayer we pray for each other in unity and then together in mis sion for the whole We celebrate belonging to Christ who died for us and our belonging to each other on this special day in this special way Oakwood Baptist begins two services on Sundays Oakwood Baptist Church will begin having two worship services on Sunday Oct 2 The early service will begin at Bible study will follow at and the Late Service will begin at Nursery and Extended Session Services are available for all children four years and younger St Johns to host Parish Breakfast Sunday St Johns Episcopal Church 312 S Guen ther will be serving a Parish Breakfast at 9 on Sunday Eggs bacon sausage and pancakes will be available for your enjoyment St Johns Adult Bible Study is well under way for the fall The current topic is The Bondage Breaker by Neil Anderson Evil powers are waging war against Christians often book unmasks their deceptive influence in our lives and guides us in the practical use of Gods means and provi sions for victory The adult class meets on Sunday mornings at 9 witht the exception of Breakfast Sun day First Protestant to host womens meeting Oct 13 First Protestant Church will host a non denominational womens evening Bible study beginning Thursday evening Oct 13 The weekly study will meet from 7 to 8 in the new Family Life Center Emphasis will be on the practical application of Christian principles Every woman is welcome regard less of biblical knowledge or church back ground Registration is preferred Child care will be provided For more information registration call Marty Lindley Wimberley Gospel Music Festival underway The 16th annual Wimberley Gospel Music Festival returns Friday Sept 30 Saturday Oct 1 and Sunday Oct 2 Times are as follows Friday 710 Sat urday 210 and Sunday 26 Plenty of drinks and food are available on the grounds Some seating is provided however you are welcome to bring along your lawn chairs or a blanket or two to spread out under the stars Free primitive camping For further information please call 512 8587543 PromiseKeepers weekend set for Texas Stadium Calling all men PromiseKeepers weekend Oct 2830 at Texas Stadium We are going to take 25 men to Dallas to join others as we experience a lifechanging ministry that is calling men all across our nation to turn their hearts back to Gld The Lord is raising up a great army of men who will take a stand for Him in their Churches on their jobs and in their homes Call the Shepherd of the Hills office 210 9644001 to reserve your spot Bingo Night at OLPH Bingo Night is every Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Hall New Braunfels Early Birds Youth sought for AWANA program Calling all boys and girls of Canyon Lake to the AWANA Program Church In The Valley is sponsoring the AWANA Program intro duced to the area by our Pastor Carter Corbrey Mr Bill Wells will be the commander AWANA Clubs International will begin Oct 2 1994 at the church from with chil dren ages three through eighth grade Call Church In The Valley at 210 9643624 by Sept 15 for more information Office hours are from 9 to 4 closed noon1 for The AWANA Clubs International is a Bible centered youth organization designed to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and train them to serve Him TAKING THE TIME The first day of September is a big day in the Gallahcr house because it brings with it the opening of the Texas hunting season This year was particularly special This was the year that Joseph my youngest son would be allowed to hunt For the last two years he has served as our bird an honored position for sure But no more This year Joseph was to be one of the men The adventure began the day we bought Josephs hunting license at Walmart The good ol boy behind the counter took a real liking to the youngster who was purchasing his first hunting tags Joseph stood at atten tion as he was asked his name rank and serial number and then the man handed his license over and shook his hand with the promise from Joseph that he would be safe and obey the rules It was out again to the field after that Joseph was given the privilege by his big brother to use his old single barrel shotgun my big brothers to Joseph You could see him watching our every move mimicking every action He was not going to miss his cue to enter into the world of his heroes Joseph was no longer a taealonp but a fullfledged card holding license carrying member of Dads world All we talked about for the next few days was shotguns and birds And of course our next hunting trip That would have been this past week I took off work a little early to sneak down to the sunflower the two of us By Dennis Gallaher the time I got home Joseph was decked in camo and ready to roll As we climbed through the fence with our gear in tow I realized just how much I enjoyed being with this little guy We sat on a fence line under the shade of a hackberry tree I learned a multitude about my son that I didnt know For example he has 26 teeth that he can count with his tongue I know this is true because I watched him do it Of those 26 teeth 15 are baby teeth Again he used the tongue counting method to deduce this I learned that there are mice hawks and rabbit hawks and that buzzards dont cat either unless they are smashed of course I learned that penguins have weird names and doves have lucky tail feathers that get them out of hunters paths and that he has 263 bones in his body But the best was yet to come We started talking about James his big brother I asked him what he thought it would be like when James went to college You would expect a long pause or a quick shrug of the shoulders but none of that hap pened It will be like saying goodbye to your life only it will be someone I was taken by surprise ambushed by the huge transparent emotion borne by this eight year old soul He was saying Now it is your rum to enter into my world And so I did I asked him to tell me about the time I had made him the saddest When we were at Popeyes eating lunch and you got angry when I hurt What did I do that hurt him the most When you dont hurt with me when I am There is a place in a childs heart that is reserved for only very safe people who ask1 very vulnerable questions It is really a place reserved for a parent to enter to catch a glimpse of a child that most never see But it takes something that many parents arc not willing to give Time Here is a statistic to chew on The majori ty of fathers spend an average of 20 min utes a week in personal conversation with their children and 15 minutes of that time is spent in discipline In other words oneonone conversation from a dad to a child in many homes is vir tually nonexistent It is no wonder that Family Court judges sav that the breakdown of the family is the blame for more juvenile crime than any other factor not poor education 7 not poor housing 15 and not even drugs 21 The number of children arrested on mur der charges increased by 51 percent from 1988 to 1992 One juvenile court judge says shes seen kids become more depraved less remorse ful numb to the worth of life over her 20 year tenure on Family Court And much of this because parents and especially dads have forsaken their respon sibilities to enter into the very secret gar dens of their children For the lack of time most would say but is really not a lack at all Just a priority in how we use it The weekend is coming up Mom and Dad What would your kid like to do that you could give two or three hours of undi vided attention to It might be fishing at Landa Park or a hike down Panther Canyon Maybe go to Cypress Bend and swing on the swings with them How about the tree house that you promised to start or the picnic lunch you have always planned on taking There are a multitude and a half of differ ent things that you have not done with your child that would give you a chance to enter into their world Why not take the step and do it Too many parents live with the regret of not taking time to be with their children Personalize that today and plan to really be in their world tomorrow Youll make a much better companion than Saturday morning cartoons Dennis Gallaher is the pastor of the Freedom Fellowship Church in New Small in size big in heart Live Oak Baptist Church clings to early days where worship was conducted under an oak tree By TECLO Staff Writer Live Oak Baptist Church Ring a bell No pun intended Hint Its not in Live Oak the suburb sandwiched between Randolph and San Antonio Hint Its not in renowned writers Frank J Dolbie home county of Live Oak Live Oak Baptist sits on the comer of Washington and Camp in New Braunfels and it has since 1905 At first when they told us we were going to pastor at Live Oak we thought that it was Live Oak the said Pastor Kevin Boston He said it was not until later did he find out the church he would pastor would be in New Braunfels Boston would have never found the church if it was in its original location when it was founded in 1900 Services were held under a Live Oak tree in a field where McKenna Memorial Hospital is now located Tucked away somewhat discretely in a residential neighborhood Live Oaks con gregation is made up primarily of African Americans Something not too common in Anglo dominant New Braunfels Boston said the church is not trying to separate itself from the rest of the city it just histori cally developed that way Boston said God loves everyone and He welcomes anyone who wants to experience an exciting fulfilling worship experience to HeraldZeitungphoto by MICHAEL DARNALL Live Oak Baptist Church is a small church with an emphasis on exciting fulfilling worship services attend Sunday Morning at 11 Its a small but vibrant said Boston who has been pastor at Live Oak for just over a year What we have in our worship is something we can feel The fellowship of excitement When we go to movies we want to come out of there like we felt something When you come out of a worship service you should come feeling the presence of Boston his wife Ihrrrrnn and their chil dren Kevin Jonathan and Chanise will move to New Braunfels in November from San Antonio The New Mexico native said doing the work of God in such a small church suits him fine But it does not have to stay that Boston said The need to reach souls is just as great in a small church as it is in a large Because he will be the 19th pastor in 94 years he said the congregation looked him over closely when he first came on board I think they trust me he joked Live Oak will have its Homecoming the afternoon of Oct 23 It will be a time for those who used to attend or be members of the church Boston invites all those who would like a great time of fellowship and edification to drop by and join the crowd Ceremony held for Rev Stan Meyer of Seguin From staff reports The Rev Stan Meyer of Seguin was installed during the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Americas Southwestern Texas Synod on Sunday Sept 18 at St Martins Lutheran Church in Austin Meyer previously served as dean of com munity life and vice president for student affairs at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin He was the colleges campus pastor from 198291 and was pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville from 1975 82 He and his wife Connie have three sons Aaron Michael and Daniel They are members of Emanuels Lutheran Church in Seguin Retreat leader consecrated as a bishop BOSTON AP A retreat leader and counselor to clergy was consecrated as a bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Massa chusetts More than bishops priests and lay church members attended the twohour cer emony Saturday for the Rev M Thomas Shaw III at Boston Universitys Walter Brown arena which was transformed into a cathedral for the occasion Shaw a retreat leader preacher and priest of the Society of St John the Evangelist will serve as bishop coadjutor with the pre sent bishop of the diocese Bishop David E Johnson Shaw eventually will succeed Johnson as the 15th bishop of the diocese which includes baptized members in 193 congregations Shaw who is known as a priest and coun selor to other priests and bishops was elect ed on the first ballot at a special diocesan con vention held last March Exboxer makes transition to minister PHILADELPHIA AP Heavyweight boxing contender Marvin Frazier says he does not think the transition from boxer to fulltime man of God will be too difficult Frazier was ordained Sunday as a Pente costal minister at a threehour service at Faith Temple of God in North Philadelphia I was a little bit nervous beforehand but I figured preaching couldnt be as hard as fac ing Larry Holmes or Mike said of the only two men who beat him in the ring as a professional Then again now Im fighting the devil and those two cant be badder than the devil can they The first person to congratulate the new minister was his father Joe Frazier the for mer heavyweight champion The younger who retired from the ring in 1988 with a record of 212 said he had been a deacon in the church for 15 years Women urged to become selfreliant SALT LAKE CITY AP Thousands of Mormon women attending the churchs annual womens meeting were urged to employ study and faith to become selfreliant Chieko N Okazaki first counselor of the churchs General Relief Society compared study and faith to a set of oars With only one oar you go around and around in she said The meeting Saturday in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square was broadcast via satellite to more than church build ings throughout the United States Canada and other countries The Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints has more than local units in 150 nations and terri tories   

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