New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 17, 1996, Page 7

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May 17, 1996

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 17, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas ■ • ■ Ives of people forever crossin Pedestrian Crossing—Slow down and watch for people crossing your roadway. It was 5:30 p.m., April I. While walking from my new office (cubicle) to the parking garage I thought, “Maybe this is an April fool’s joke, and tomorrow I will be re-assigned to iriy old job, in my old office (with walls and a door).” The previous week, I had been given a surprise assignment to the bank’s Loan Review department. I wasn’t pleased, but was told that “considering future plans for reorganizing and down-sizing of the appraisal department, the temporary assignment was “a safe position.” I was thankful to have a job, but at the same time, I resented being told what to do without Any consideration of my opinions. My mental attitude flipped from gratitude to grumbling. I Several days passed while I succeeded in presenting an outward attitude of friendliness dnd professionalism. Inwardly, I continued to question God’s purpose for the change ... I grumbled at the interruption of new people “crossing my roadway.” I would hurry to work, Hurry through work, and hurry home after work. I wasn’t especially interested in becoming involved with a whole new set of “pedestrians.” I even wore ear plugs while I worked in my cubicle office (to help my concentration of course). On the weekend we were dining with some best friends, Barb and Barry. I was grumbling to Barry about my new work assignment and that I felt like “I had been unfairly sentenced to prison.” Barry looked at me with his compassionate grin and excitedly said, “Paul (die apostle) did his best work in prison. If he had not been there writing letters of encouragement to people and the churches, we would not have half of the New Testament. Look at the opportunity God has given you to minister to others. Paul was imprisoned AND chained to a prison guard 24 hours a day, yet he perceived his condition as the prison guard being chained to him. Instead of grumbling over his oppression, he grasped the opportunity to minister to a totally focused audience.” Immediately, my perspective changed from grumbling to gratitude. Instead of resenting the new pedestrians crossing my road, I realized the opportunity. God had assigned me to develop new relationships... to stop for the pedestrians in the crosswalk... to listen for the need... and respond to people, not reject them as an intrusion. That night I began praying for each “pedestrian” in the Loan Review Department. I didn't know their specific needs, so I prayed in general. I was excited for Monday to come so I could remove my earplugs and begin listening. I (still remember specific con-jcems: Jeffs choices as he moved up the corporate ladder, Lupe’s studies and exams, Vic’s health, Rob’s smoking habit, Jeffs new home, Vivian's moods, Cheryl’s mother’s illness, Yopie’s new home and her children, Pat’s decision-making process, Dan’s vacation time with his filmily, Mary’s move into a new home, Lisa’s wedding, Yupa’s husband’s illness, John’s vulgar vocabulary, Bob’s job security, and for my dear friend Mary Alice. The main pedestrian in the crosswalk was Marty Lindley Mary Alice. As we shared, God grew me. He opened my eyes to “the corporate attitude”... He reminded me to place people above politics. He taught me loyalty should be placed in the person, not the position. As I watched her struggle with being made to feel inadequate, I was reminded that regardless of what others say or do that might cause me to question my abilities — if God has placed me in a position, He has prepared me ... and will continue to provide His wisdom, knowledge and discernment. Regardless of other people’s plans, He can intercede to keep me in a position until it is His time for me to leave. As Paul states in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” Once Christ’s public ministry began, He was always “on His way" somewhere (ultimately to the cross), yet He always stopped for die pedestrians in His roadway. He recognized every opportunity for ministry. Sometimes, people didn’t even speak of their need, He just listened to their actions. He stopped to feed, to heal, to admonish, to encourage, and to forgive. He never ran over anyone, swerved to miss, or committed a hit-and-run. He never even hurried or blew His horn, yet He was always on time. What is your response when God places ’’pedestrians in your roadway”? How do you use the “crosswalk opportunities” God gives to you? Is your journey filled with victims of your actions of “hit-and-run” and “horn blowing” as you tush through life? Or, have you left behind travelers who have felt renewed and encouraged by your words? Slow down and watch for people crossing your roadway... the pedestrians God places in your journey. Advertise on our church page, Call 625-9144 Ferguson - Hermes Insurance Agency SINCE 1932 625-4500 MSW. SAN ANTONO 367 Lands St Your business could be here! Call 625-9144 for more Information. UEBONNET SIS N. SEGUIN NEW SHAUNTE IS. TX NIM 606-8011 HUNTER JUNCTION  — Iv*.. t-j    .    »•    Jt‘,    .    . -4    . G rue nr s' Original T-Shirt Shop t Since 1981 SrSt2?fCi?7iB130    (210) 629-4900 Your business could be here! Call 625-9144 for more Information. Working For Your Success owl— FD1C MILD CAR Solms Exit 183 • New Braunfels, TX 620-1188 IBI COUNTY OFFICE EOIUPMENT SALES - SERVICE • RENTALS -LEASE ivnwniirns calculators cash .    REGIS I ENS • COMPUTERS • COTIE RS • suppl ies • PRINTING • TURNITURE JAMES OLSEN 210 - 629 - 5023 •45 N. WALNUT NEW BRA NT El S. TMM 7*130 Canvas Shoppe Custom Canvas Work 609-5000 III 35 A ** Schwab Rd a* DON MAXWELL CHEVROLET OKO 606-3451 OTT PLUMBING CO. Plumbing-Heating * Parts & Servian The Do Ii Yourself Shop 532 S Seguin Ave. 625-8031 ’ GU ADA* COMA (210)125*2420 1017 Hwy. OI West AIRCONDITIONING HEATING SHEET METAL LM. i TACLA002241C 625-7775 State Farm Insurance Companies James M. Cook 389 S. Seguin John B. Moczygemba, D.D.S. General Dentistry 162 South Seguin 625-4515 HOFFMANN FLOORS EXCELLENT VALUES Carpet, Tile, Oak Flooring, Ceramic Tile, Vinyl Flooring 625-2629    710    Loop    337 PORTER GRAPHICS GARLAND TRANSMISSIONS 629-0278 2141 E* IH35 HEB, 651 S. Walnut 606-0017 B&C Service Cornel Automotive Repairs 211 Hwy. 81 E. 629-1072 Express Your Love with cffi/owvM 6y> (Sharon 146 North Castell    625-5522 tis S. Sequin OUM!TV, ON TMM MUWAV ANO ICUI AMCC] AAC ODA Taints DG no I I pm/xmnnn 625-1135 Party Packag*    Muir*!    Wa    DrlHtr Walnut Aw. al III 39 Wa bul I Sqaar* 619*149 Your business could be here! Call 625-9144 for more Information. fifiatte in tfiG Qfio/ty, ‘-Peace,S£oue, & <-L£tiotkeiikood. Visit tke cku/tck ofa you/t choice you    uuouQd Hike    in ou/t riasAOLASt woak OOMMTIC A rOAIIOM ■ INSURANCE CLAIMS we IC OMI 547 a. SEQUIN SAM’S CLEANERS Dry Cleaning • Laundry Alterations • Monograming Leathers • Furs 274 Trade Center Dr. (210) 629-6296 Utloru Smith Owast GOLDEN BAGLE PRINTING Ca#> Urn (210)629 4352 MUH SS Wul • New Br muftis. TX 7ilJ0 WO** Bmtmu Ctmrr NOW OPEN DAILY AT UAM Omena Historic District 625-0684 trolly Joe's] nm-root-SMUK 11 S3 Oasis 62&I234 C/aA/aaV*A SAoAAO detteeediee 10-3:30 HUm-Sat 143 HI. Sarn /totem* 633-6009 > Ut ftefiigious section . •    - o .    ’»*■..    »    .,7,1 lr'* ••*, r *• lf;rf**'? vi Kr.i ytfit •*)» . ')• - please caQQ 625-9144 - Church directory for New Braunfels, Comal County & area Borean Bible Church, 889 Lands St. Sunday services, IO a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Wed. 7:30 p.m. Men's class at 8 a.m. Saturday. 620-5102. Christ Presbyterian Church Christ centered Bible believing. Presbyterian Church in America, 1620 Common. Sunday school, 9:30; Worship service, 10:45; Wednesday eve., 7:15. Phone 629-0405 Church of Christ, 1665 Highway 81 W. Bible classes for all, 9 a.m.; worship IO a.m.; evening worship 6:00 p.m.; Wed. 7:00p.m. classes for all ages. Nursery available. Cross Lutheran Church, (Missouri Synod), South Hickory and Cross Streets. Sunday school 9:15 a.m.; worship 8 and 10:30 a.m. Dayspring Christian Fellowship, 1895 S. Walnut, Sunday School 9:30am, Sunday Worship 10:30am, Wednesday evening service 7:00pm Wesleyan denomination. First Assembly of God. 1687 U.S. 81 West. Sunday school 9;45 a.m.; worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday service 7 p.m. First Baptist Church, 733 Cross St. Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worship 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Wednesday dinner 5:00 p.m. Bible study and prayer service 6:00 p.m. First Church of Christ Scientist, 137 E. Mill St. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school 10:30    a.m.; Wednesday service 7:30 p.m. Child care available. First Church of the Nazarene, 1465 135 East. Sunday service 9:45 a.m.; worship 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. First Protestant Church, (located on the comer of Seguin and Coll streets; one block from downtown plaza) Sunday Worship 8:00 and 10:30 AM; Sunday School Classes 9:00 AM; Breakfast at The First 8:30-10:15; Youth Activities - call 609-7729 Ext. 36; Wednesday PRIME TIME Bible studies & seminars; For Your Intercession Prayer Groups - Wed. AM & Tues. PM; Adult activities; child care provided. First United Methodist Church, 572 W. San AntonioStreet Sunday Worship: 8:30am, 10:50am, 7:00pm Sunday School: 9:30am Youth Activities: 5:00pm Harmony Baptist Church, 1472 Texas 46 S. Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; Sunday worship ll a.m. and 7 p.m.; Church training 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Lakeside Baptist Church, FM 725. Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worship 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting 7 p.m.; worship ministry and home groups. Living Faith Church, Currently worshiping at Tree Tops Restaurant (444 E. San Antonio St.). Come at 9:00 AM Sunday for Coffee and more; Service starts at 9:30 AM. Pastor Don Hamilton 560-1785 New Braunfels Christian Church, 734 Loop 337, Sunday School for all ages - 9:30am. Worship Celebration and Junior Church - 10:30am. Nursery provided. Youth groups & adult bible study 6:00pm. A nondenominational fellowship. 629-2202, Pastor Rick Bartlett 608-0330. New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, 373 Howard. Worship 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worship 11 a.m. nursery provided. New Braunfels Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2990 W. San Antonio St. P.O. Box 311551. Sabbath school 10:40 a.m. Saturday; worship 9:30 a.m. Saturday. 629-5673. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 138 W. Austin. Masses 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and, 8 and ll a.m. Sunday; Monday through Friday Masses 6 p.m. Wed. 8 a.m. Resurrection Baptist Church, 909 FM 1518. 658-0459. St. John's Episcopal Church, 312 S. Guenther. Holy Eucharist Rite One 7:30 a m., Rite Two at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Christian education classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 Am. St. Paul Lutheran Church, (ELCA), Cross and Santa Clara Streets. Sunday worship 8 a.m. (broadcast on KNBT radio FM 92), 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 Am. Tree of Life Fellowship, 652 N. Loop 337. Sunday services (including children's church) at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; ladies Bible study IO a.m. Wednesday; Pastor's Bible study and Youth Meeting 7 p.m. wednesday. Church of Unity, New Braunfels, Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Citizen’s Center at 655 Linda St. The Unitarian Universalists of Comal County will meet on Wednesday, May 22, 19%, 7:30 pm, at the Faith United Church of Christ, 970 Loop 337. We will view and discuss a tape of Bill Moyers’ interview with Joseph Campbell on "The First Storytellers". Public invited. AREA Bracken United Methodist Church, 20377 FM 2252. Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; Church services 8:15 and 10:40 a.m.; UMYF Sunday 5 p.m. Church of Christ, FM 3159 and 2673. Bible class IO a.m.; Sunday worship ll a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday service 7 p.m. 899-7077. SL Andrew Lutheran Church, 742( FM 2673, I mi E. of Starkville. Sun Church School, 9 a.m., Worshi| IO: 15. Holy Communion. 1st & 3r< Sundays, Nursery provided 9 Am. St Francis By the Luke, Episcopal Church, Hwy 306, Canyon Lake, Sunday Holy Eucharist 8am & IO am Wednesday Holy Eucharist 10:00 Am followed by Bible study. The Rev. Hubert Palmer, InterimVicai 964-3820 Unity Center of Prnctici Christianity In Sun Marcos, 11 ah Sunday Service 16870 No. Stat Hwy. 123 (5.5 miles from IH-35/Ex 204, towards Seguin), San Marco TX 78666 (512) 392-5199. Dial-J Prayer: 512-396-LIFE (5433 Children's Class - 11KX) Am. Y.O.l (Youth of Unity) meet the 1st and 3i Sunday's of the month at 11:00 at Call for weeknight class schedul Nondenominational. ;

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