Friday, May 31, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 31, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas v vm prayer for unity The 17th chap ter of John is the most personal dun iogue oil record between Jesus and the Father Recorded are die great truths arid mysteries Jesus was compelled to tell before His passion With Judas gone and the evening lus lifts His eyes to Heaven and prays these words I do not pray for these alone but i for those who will believe in Me their word that they may be the plea of Jesus was not to just get ng with one another but to become s that was organic in nature g down to the base rebellion t separates mankind from God and filling it A single heart and passion had not been known since the Gar i of Eden was to be restored if His was heard by the Father He As You Father an In Me and I in that they also may be one in Us Jesus prays not only the eleven but I who follow their lead might gain the that OK Son has with the Father lumbly the obedient Son hiakes a ponuniental request Tamer 1 want to i all that We have with these and to come The best gift is Our Oneness Grant mat they all share in It that the world may believe that sent Is this the reason Could it be that y oneness might be for this one n Jesus lances me boil of pride to t oneness would be the call i to the world that He Messiah has e Many had believed God Now others would 5 to know God because of the dig s oneness with one another Let the curtain fall on the scene lake it no further Do not think of the to the garden the betrayal of Judas r of the disciples Stop the scene rand took and listen to the words of iaster i was not a demand it was a 5 request Oneness was not forced disciples and those who would It was given as a farewell gift i the One who loves us most Our to be one was to be the con t reminder of whom we were first swith we were never to gloat that we s the sole recipients of the gift It i a huge family present request by if older Brother and gladly given by r Father And that is what this weekend is about for the church of Jesus 1st inNew Braunfels God has I our hand to see how serious we unity Across this city pastors and civic leaders have and taken a step toward what i prayed And now you are invited participate also Heres bow iThis Sunday evening you are invit to join with hundreds of others in a i of Christian Unity oh the i in the center of downtown New This is not a kneejerk reac i to other events talcing place this keekend Instead it is a heartfelt to Father over our lack of and our desire to obey the words Cfcsus concerning His desire that we truly be one individuals and churches have praying for revival Maybe the Ftttwui preparing our whit wU bring others to birth would be inn d and the Spirit would manifest of God would ptaiM join with yw i knot an event it is act of obe i M t t r I l Unity Proclamation J us faff fove your nejgnBor asyourseff lam Leviticus notpmyfor tfose alone rifotuiKSeaeve in Me through Mr wonf Vfat they ad may thattheVJorddmaybelievethat you sent John 1T 2021 QpttMunseCffw commanded men and women to loveMmand to Cove fa or far neighbor unreservedfy Jesus Christ saidi A neti commandment I dive to ytiUftfatyou fove one another as I nave oVetyou tfijatyou aCsofyye one ministers cnurcfies and civic leaders tie hereby puGficfy confirm our commitment to Hve wisdom of straw unity tne heakh of honest peace and the strength of neighborly fove We choose through thisUnityProclamation topubticCy and privatefypracticeMdadhere to these principles and to Cead othersjypurlexampCe tofottovj the same Our commitment to the practice offtrifaess consideration ana support transcends ethnic refyious and economic fines May tyw VraunfeCs be noted as a City offyftye for those who have suffered the abuse of prejudice and hate May the tight of the Cove of sfiint from our churches to ad races at au times May our fove for one another result in the bkss ty Almighty godfortyw Qraun and ComaC County as a fiayofllnity and Reconciliation in tyw Qraun TexasMay the day be marked by practical and observable deinonStrationsdftheCove of that crosses a tboundariesandbreadsdown every wall We pray thai unity and vMle woven into the fabric of our community for generations to come we beseech Qod to our efforts uAth enormous grace Bob Barber Ambassador Promise Keepers Castor Rick Bartlett N B Christian Church Pastor Kevin Boston Live Oak Baptist Church Michael Costello World Indigenous Missions Doug Culpepper Young Life N B r Pastor Don Dalton Life Christian Center Pasibr Charles Dehaven Pastor Judith Miller St Paul Lutheran CHurch Pastor Don Duncan Tree Of Life Fellowship PastofTJennis Gallaher Freedom Fellowship Pastor Robert Ganaway Dayspring Fellowship Daryl Higgins Protestant Church Pastor Robert Keith Pastor St Johns Episcopal Pastor ArdieKendig Friedens United Church of Christ The Honorable jan Kennady Mayor Braunfels Pastor Fred Martin Pastor Fred McMichael Msgr Eugene OCallaghan Methodist FoursquarrGospe Church sts Peter Paul Catholic Fatner Richard Oberstar Our Lady of Perpetual Catholic Church Pastor Ray Still QaKwood Baptist Church Pastor Inocenc Paredsz Jerusalem Peitecosla1 Churc Fr Robert W Taggert 1 1 St Josephs Anglican Pastor Kenneth Peters N B Presbyterian Church Pastor Raymond Reich Pastor DavidSchurte Cross Lutheran Church Peace Lutheran Church Pastor Lee Zillmann Faith United Church of Christ 4 The Honorable Members of the Comal County Commissioners Court Judge Carter Casteel and Commissioners Danny Scheel Jumbo Evans Christina Zamora and Moe Schwab Pastor Phillip Green New Life Fellowship s Pastor James C Quinn Lake Side Baptist Church Myron D Armes Community Christian Church The Honorable Members of the New Braunfels City Council Jaun Luis Martinez Brenda Freeman Cathy Tateott Paul E Fraser and Juliet Watson First Protestant Church Bible Ship sets sail First Protestant Church welcomes area children aboard Vacation Bible Ship All ttyMe registered for the cruise will set sail forfive evenings of memorable Bible learning The cruise Sunday June 9 through Thursday June 13 will depart the Family Life Center at each evening The nightly excursions will begin with a1 family meal time dinner served on the Family Life Center then will cruise info Bible learning unique crafts teambuilding games video adventures lively Bible songs and healthy treaty The captain for this years cruise is Cheryl Kandol A1J ages of volunteers have signed on aj first mates to help with each evenings events Of course additional volunteers will be appreciat ed ftwtgMrttwn for the Ship Me began May 19 and will con tinue through June 5 ChjU dren can also register on the evening Qf the cruise June 9 however totfOB prcfrowl Protcrtwit Church towfod on the conw of Seguin and CM afcfetp OM Wock flwn the downtown lm ll ebJWwn aw welcome to come CWWwn for BlUt Snip art by Flrat Mutt Sarah WIIIKmi Plcturtd j membership it not Himwh RarxtoJ top row Jwnw girtly Wrby and JohnP Foppa Speaker brings message of hope to Catholic summer deanery John Foppe will be the guest pre senter for die summer Deanery gath ering for the Catholic parishes in and around New Braunfels He will be speaking to the teenagers and young adults June 9 at the Holy Family Hall Foppe learned at an early age that our only real handicaps are those men tal and emotional ones that prevent us from participating fully in The fourth of eight sons John was bom without arms John is an enthusiastic young man with a message for all to hear He began speaking when he was 16 years old in response to an emerging need for speakers who could address todays youth Since that time John has devel oped into a professional speaker addressing thousands of people from all walks of life After graduating from St Louis Uni versity with a degree in communication in 1992 Foppe was personally invited by internationally known motivational i speaker and author Zig Ziglar to join his prestigious Speakers Bureau Foppe is the spealcerever hired by the Zig Ziglar Corporation and was personally trained by Ziglar as his first Foppe was recognized as one of The Ten Outstanding Young Ameri cans in 1993 by the Junior Chamber of Commerce Recently he became the host for Americas Teen age Video The video series is distributed to high schools through out the and Canada it was designed to promote classroom dis cussions on a variety of critical issues facing todays young people Those who met Foppe are moved by his qualities of hope patience and perseverance His presentations are real and direct addressing areas of concern for everyone The June 9 event is open to all high school students and young adults The admission is which will cover the events for the day Foppe will speak at 2 followed by mass in the church dinner and a D J dance on the grounds and in the hall Although this is a Catholic sponsored event all teenagers are invited and encouraged to hear this wonderful mes sage of heroism and hope For more information call the youth office at Sts Peter Paul Catholic Church 6251243 Vacation Bible School Cames Crafts f Bible Jtories Nioto Pates Jfvt mm fafefnuiHoii Co