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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 20, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                AVAILABLE COPY 8 G HeraldZeitung 13 Friday October Church Life H To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about Church Life call 6259144 ext 21 Church Life Methodist Women to hold rummage sale There will be a GIANT rummage sale Saturday Oct 21 from 8 until 12 noon sponsored by the Bracken Unit ed Methodist Women at the church fellowship hall The hall is located on FM 2252 which is off of IH35 south of New Braunfels For more information or directions call 606 6717 Caring ministry workshop at St Johns St Johns Episcopal Church will host a Stephens Min istry workshop from 8 to I on Saturday Oct 28 Registration will be from 8 to 9 in the Parish Hall with coffee and snacks There will be three sessions 1 minis tering to those experiencing grief 2 the Stephen System of lay caring ministry and 3 how to care in a distinctively Christian way The cost will be per person or per congregation no limit on number of This will include instructional materials snacks and other publica tions regarding this oneonone caring ministry For reser vations or information call Ed Langham at 2106063408 You will leave the workshop with 1 high quality immediately usable training 2 a thorough introduction to the Stephen System series of lay caring ministry 3 exten sive handouts to study and use in your congregation 4 materials to train others in what you learn at the workshop and 5 brochures and information about the Stephen Sys tem to take back and share with others in your congregation Turkey dinner part of Harvest Festival in Zuehl Redeemer United Church of Christ at Zuehl invites one and all to their Harvest Festival featuring a turkey dinner Sunday Oct 22 1995 beginning at The meal is and there will be a raffle auction games and entertainment For further information or directions call the church at 2104202168 UnitarianUniversalist group forming An organizational meeting for the formation of a Uni tarianUniversalist group will be held Wednesday Oct 25 1995 at in the home of Thea Chessher 300 Lincoln New Braunfels The UnitarianUniversalists are new in New Braunfels but have been in the since the 1700s and claim among its membership such notables as Thomas Jefferson Henry Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson The most funda mental principle of the church is individual freedom of religious principle of the free mind With a free mind comes reason and responsibility This leads to a gen erous tolerance and understanding of differing views and practices with an acceptance of those believing in them The most difficult task is to be tolerant of the intolerant We enjoy our diversity as we search for our individual truths We have many stimulating and exciting discus sions With our search we strive to be healthy individuals who serve our community and our planet All interested individuals are warmly encouraged to come help us For more information call 6294262 30Something and Under Supper Club St Johns 30Something and Under Supper Club will have a potluck dinner on Oct 28 from 6 to 8 at the Parish Hall Bring your favorite dish and join them for food fellowship and fun A babysitting coop is provided for the children Feed them first please For more infor mation call Laura Hawkins at 6207601 If you have children please RSVP so that adequate child care can be scheduled Dinners for eight St Johns invites you to Dinners for Eight on Saturday Oct 21 at 7 This is a wonderful time of food fel lowship and fun These small groups are open to all so call Reba Kester 5602308 or Ruth Kageler 6252703 for your location See you there Archdiocean Synod to enter second phase The Archdiocese of San Antonio is about to enter the second phase of its Archdiocesan Synod A diocesan synod is a gathering of priests religious and lay people called by the bishop to offer assis tance with the planning for the future of the local church Archbishop Patrick Flores has called this synod to provide an opportunity for the people of the Archdiocese of San Antonio to come together and reflect on their lives as Catholic Christians Through the synod process which willlast two to three years the people of the Ibcal church will be able to name the strengths needs and challenges of the archdiocese to help it become a more vibrant community as it moves into the 21st century The San Antonio Archdiocesan Synod began last November and is the first in this archdiocese since 1930 The Archdiocesan Synod has four phases an edu cational phase a listening phase a phase for gath ering information and a recommendation phase The archdiocese just completed the first phase which involved educating the people of the church about the synod process Now it will enter the listening phase which brings people together within the Catholic parishes so that they may express their ideas about the needs and Concerns of the Catholic Church in the archdiocese As part of this listening phase parishes throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio will host listening sessions the weeks of Oct 22 Nov 5 and Nov 12 The topic for discussion Oct 22 will be Evange for Nov 5 The and for Nov 12 Prayer and Because parishes can host the listening sessions on various days and at various times within those weeks individuals interested in attending should the parish in their area for specific times Through these listening sessions and the rest of the synod process that follows we will name the impor ant issues that face our focal church and see how we can address them and develop an action plan for the said Sister Janet Marie Abbacehi SSND synod coordinator LEARNING TO SEE IN im The last night that Jesus spent with His disciples was spent in a dimly lit room loaned to them by a sympathetic follower who lived in Jerusalem In that room the disciples participated in the ancient rituals of Passover It was nothing new in fact it was wholly familiar But Jesus as He was known to do changed all the rules that evening He rewrote the Passover to institute a part of the new order and used the simple unleavened bread and coarse wine of the common peo ple to illustrate it all What was left were instructions for us to Do this in remem brance of And since that night Christians have cel ebrated the broken bread and wine of the sacrificial death of Jesus Symbols that car ry with them the Blessed Hope with great simplicity Weve tried to spiff up Holy Commu nion over the years Ornate chalices lots of lace tablecloths and the like All well mean ing but brutally missing the point Because the message that was preached that night could never be softened The bright lights and orderliness of a sanctuary is a strange place to play out the passion of the death of Jesus isnt it But that is what we do And last Wednes day evening our church participated in the RK cup and broken bread of the Lords Table Nothing new Nothing revolutionary Noth ing particularly miraculous Yet in our sim ple sharing there was a deepened sense of Gods purpose in the struggles and trials that we face A picture developed in my heart that I would like to share with you Have you ever con sidered how many oth er meals might have seemed more appropri ate to celebrate than this one What about the miracle of the loaves and fishes It would Dennis Gallaher seem more appropriate to celebrate Jesus miracles instead of the blight of the cross Or how about the breakfast He served the eleven on the beach after His resurrec tion By that time the victory over death had taken place That would seem a much better event to rejoice in dont you think There is one other meal recorded You remember It was the first time Jesus appeared to the disciples after He rose from the dead He simply appeared to them as Bible translator to visit Missionary Kenny Gammon will share the opportuni ties available in the field of missions throughout the world at a banquet on Saturday Nov 4 1995 at 7 at the Holiday Inn in New Braunfels The complimentary dinner is sponsored by Wycliffe Associates a support ministry of Wycliffe Bible Translators Wycliffe Bible Translators was founded by Cameron Townsend in 1934 and now has over mis sionaries working in about 50 coun tries to translate the Bible into peoples heart languages Wycliffe translators live with the people to leam their lan guage and culture They develop an alphabet of the language analyze the grammar then produce primers and teach people to read Wycliffe works with national translators to translate the Bible so it speaks clearly and cor rectly they were locked away in fear To prove He was not a ghost He asked them for some thing to eat They gave Him a piece of broiled fish and some honeycomb which He ate in their presence proving that He was flesh and bone Why did Jesus pick the one meal that represented the horror of the cross to be remembered by Why did He choose the broken body and spilled blood to do in remembrance of Me The answer is found in the little book of Philippians written years later by Paul the Apostle In it he pens these words That I might know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings being conformed to His We desperately try to avoid the lessons of suffering in the Christian life dont vta In fact the church today has become masterful at comfort and has developed a long 1st of reasons why we should not suffer our calling is to know Him in participate in the darkness of pain knovong that the power of resurrection is just aroind the corner And so instead of sharing the table bf miraculous provision or the table of resii rection power or the table of deep Kenny Gammon Wycliffe Associates WA was organized in 1967 by members and friends of Wycliffe missionaries The orga nization now has over members who support Wycliffe financially or through handson involvement WA is a handson ministry that provides opportunities for those interested in helping translate the Bible for indigenous peo ple through volunteer programs Missionary Gammon an aerospace engineer previously worked for Douglas Aircraft in Tucson Ariz Since joining Wycliffe in 1960 Gammon has been utilizing his skills to support worldwide Bible translation efforts For complimentary tickets to this special dinner please call Ray Still at Oakwood Baptist Church ship Jesusvhose the table that represented the pain of death His instruc tion Do in memory of Because Ike it or not we are called to be conformed WHim in all ways Even when we suffer Charles Sputeon said it this way I bear willing I owe more to the fire and the hammi and the file than to any thing else in workshop I some times question I have ever learned anything except hrough the rod When my schoolroom is daWned I see Maybe you fiffl yourself at a point of great pain in yourtfe Some would tell you that you must be outside the blessing of God because of the Offering that you are in But the suffering isVctually the best indi cator that God is stillW your side Because it is through the trialshat we become more like Jesus So the next time youchurch celebrates the Eucharist remembW that Jesus chose that meal for a great impose It wasnt because it was the last W because it was the best to describe thfc way we would become like Him Because it is often in thfc darkness that we learn to see the most Dennis Gallaher is pastor of Freedom Fellowship Church in Lot markers purchased From left Bobble Purdum chair of the Sesquicentennial Historic Committee minister of First Protestant Church Clyde Blackman and Crandall cochairs of tft Old Town Lot Marker Committee display the four markers purchased by First Protestant Church Other proferties that are located on original old town lots can also purchase markers by calling Crandall at 60821 Rally commemorates Lutheran Hour Dr Dale A Meyer speaker for the worldwide radio program The Lutheran be the featured speaker for a Lutheran Hour Rally on Tuesday Oct 31 1995 at 7 at the Munic ipal Auditorium in San Antonio The public is invited and encouraged to attend There is no admission charge It was Oct 2 1930 when the first Lutheran Hour program was about to air over the CBS radio network directly following The At the last moment CBS officials became ner vous about a religious broadcast airing in the 59 middle of their prime time entertainment hours They told Dr Walter A Maier he would have to shorten his message from 19 minutes to 9 There were hurried discussions Dr Maier cut a few paragraphs a compromise was the program was on the air Within two months The Lutheran Hour was receiving more mail than hit shows like Amos n CBS suddenly realized they had a winner on their hands Dr Maier got back his full 19 minutes to preach and the Gospel mes sage travels the airwaves to this day Mormon Photo Album Traces tory of LDS Church in Pictures SALT LAKE CITY AP Before 1839 visual documentation of life was the work of artists The camera changed all that and the Mormon Church founded in 1830 grew up with the science of photography From the earliest daguerreotypes to images snapped by the autoeverything cameras of today it is easy to tell the story of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints in pictures With hundreds of thousands to choose from try doing it in one book with just 260 blackand white images And the result Life in Zion An Intimate Look at the Latterday Saints is a candid portrait of a peculiar and pioneering peo ple Slaughter a photo archivist who has worked for the church nearly 20 years stuck with pic tures that offered a window to the past that humanizes the In one image a young missionary pictured with others in Echo Canyon is thumbing his nose at the camera Still another shows two missionaries in Lon don posing by an advertisement for the motion picture Trapped by the Mormons in 1922 Pope Accepts Resignation of Dubuque Archbishop DUBUQUE Iowa John Paul II has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Daniel Kucera of Dubuque the Vatican said At 72 Kucera had three years to go before reaching the normal retirement age for bishops He will be succeeded by Hanus One always has mixed emotions at a time like Kucera said My adult life as a monk priest and bishop have been spent in administration It will feel strange indeed not to have to respond each day to a fixed schedule planned months and years in Retired Bishop Faces January Heresy Trial DBS MOINES Iowa AP Retired Epis copal Bishop Walter Righter charged with heresy for ordaining a gay man faces a church trial early next year The trial is set for Jan 35 at the Diocese of Chicago office Bishop Edward Jones of Indi anapolis said recently Jones is president of the ninebishop Court for the Trial of a Bishop In January 10 bishops charged Righter with violating a canon law by teaching a doctrine contrary to that held by the The charge was put to a vote by the nations bishops and it received the 25 percent backing needed to press a trial Rjghter 71 was Iowas bishop from 1972 to 198f After he retired he moved to New Jersey where he served as an assistant bishop In 1990 Righter ordained Barry Stopfel a homosexual as a deacon Many suffer crop failure Your Lifeiope says What you sow is what you Listen to me listen as I plead Does a farmer always flow and never sow Is he forever harrowing the soil and never planting it Does he not finally plant his many kinds of grain each in its own sectim of his land He knows just what to do for God hai made him see and understand He doesnt thresh all grains the same A is never used oj dill butit is beaten with a stick A threshing wheel ii never rolled on cummin but it is beaten softly with a flail Bread grain crushed so he doesnt keep on pounding it The Lord of Hosts is a Wonderful teacher andgives the farmer wisdom Dont be misled remember that you ignore God and get away with it a man will always reap just the kindW crop he sows If he sows to please his own wrong desires he will be plaiting seeds of evil and he will surely reap a harvest of spiritual decay and but if te plants the good things of the Spirit he will reap the life which the Holy Spirit gives him r Jesus Do people gather grapes from horns or figs from thistles So every healthy tree bears good fruit but aVotten tree bears defective fruit A good tree cannot bear bad fruit nor caife bad tree bear good fruit Every tree that fails to bear good fruit is thrown into the fire Similarly you will know people by the deeds Dont criticize and then you wont be For others will treat you as you treat them Judge not and you shall rbt be judged Condemn not and you shall not be condemned Forgive aniyou will be forgiven Give and it will be given to you good measure Vessed down shaken together and running over will be put into yourbva measure that you use it will be measured back to you Remember this if you give little you will get little just a few seeds will get only a small crop but if he reap much Everyone must make up his own mind should give Dont force anyone to give more than he w cheerful givers are the ones God prizes God is able to mke it iip to you by giving you everything you need and Taken from Isa 28 Gal 6 Mt7 Lk 6 U Cor 9 The Living Bible and The New King James For free copy of October Lifescop Carlsbad NM 88221 Please send for postage and I For with the same farmer who plants its much he will to how much he lly wants to for i Language Box   

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