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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 14, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas ByDEBRAHALE Associated Press Writer i Silent tile baby Jesus sex is not mentioned Faith of Our Fathers is now Faith of the O Beautiful for Spacious Skies is il Our Spacious Skies and These lyrics revised in the United Chinch of Christs New Century Hymnal issued last June reflect a trend of religious denominations offer ing their congregations modernized politi cally correct hymnals Hallelujah say some religldufi Political correctness fun amok say others Many hymns are being rewritten to be more genderinclusive In the United Church of Christ language that might offend minorities and people with and blind to symbolize spiritual ignorance for instance has often been changed Military language also is less common and poetry by T j v i 4 iLikiAX Oi Ud a raactkm to ttw of political comctnos H you dent pollileally corrtct r J is a problem a i ild Iti not a nlnVdf 7i7 Ust fill Evangel Luthmn Church in Anicrici Evangelical Lutheran Church in America the Moravian Church in America have adopted new hymnals pr supplements in the past year Several other mainline churches already had ised their hymnals but hone went as far as the United Church of Christ Arthur Clyde music editor for the Cleve landbased UCC said many worshipers are singing hymns that include them for the first The books 617 hymns include such old favorites as Amazing printed in Eng lish and Lakota an American Indian language And Just As I minus a reference to poor wretched The UCCs congregations are not some arent sometimes for financial i sons sometimes for theological Still sales have reached including editions sold to other denominations The Rev CNartes Ford pastor bf the UCCs First Congregational Church in fioylston said his congregations response has been most ly negative They do not want to use that he said We are experiencing a reaction to the exclusivism of political correctness If you dont use politically correct language youre But Jeffrey Radford who has some arrange ments in the hymnal and who is minister of music at Chicagos Trinity Unit ed Church of Christ said Christians should be we say Good Christian friends said David Polk Chalice coeditor But the Chalice while using some female images for God generally avbids female pro nouns for God except for afew in newer hymns We didnt want to just deliberately alienate said Polk Martin Marty who teaches history of Amer ican religion at the University of Chicago said hymns should be revised when the language is so egregious it is distracting But over changing them is not fair to the poetry and can be equally he said For Marty deleting male references to Jesus i although there an i as Mothering God you gave me The hymnal also changes Merciful Father to In the Moravians new hymnal many of the thees and thous go by the Wayside and gender references tb humans are more The hymnal did not change male references to God Some hymn revisions are in fact more accuJ rate translations of the original songs The term ex for example has been trans lated back to Of the Parents instead of Of the Fathers in the UCC hymnals Of Parents Heart A Advertise oh our church page Call 6259144 FERGUSON HERMES INSURANCE AGENCY SINCE 1932 6254500 Ml ANTONIO 367 Lamia St 6256966 Your business could be here Call 6259144 for more Information UEBONNET NEW 78130 Grumes OriginalTShirt Shop Since 1981 feteB130 Your business could be here Call 6259144 for more Information Texas I Com Bonk Working For Your Success Member FDIC Solms Exit 183 New Braunfels TX 6201188 Ifil COUNTY OFFICE EQIUPMENT SALESSERVICE RENTALSLEASE Tvruwnncns CASH REOIS TENS COMPUTEHS COPIEnS SUPPLIES PRINTING FURNITURE JAMES OLSEN 210 629 5023 645 N WALNUT NEW IJflANrEl S 78130 HEB 651 S Walnut 6080017 Service Centet Automotive Repairs 211 Hwy 81 E 6291072 Express Your Love with 146 North CasteU 6255522 V ON pHJVtAV LOUJ M QUA TIWDCMMH 6251135 Pwljr Unto i Your business could be here Call 6259144 for 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eQigiouLS s caQQ 6259144 Church directory for New Braunfels Comal County area Berean Bible Church 889 Landa St Sunday services 10 and Wed Mens class at 8 Saturday 6205102 Christ Presbyterian Church Christ centered Bible believing Presbyterian Church in America 1620 Common Sunday school Worship service Wednesday Phone 6290405 Church of Christ 1665 Highway 81 W Bible classes for all 9 worship 10 evening worship Wed classes for all ages Nursery available Cross Lutheran Church Missouri South Hickory and Cross Streets Sunday school worship 8 and Dayspring Christian Fellowship 1895 S Walnut Sunday School Sunday Worship 1030am Wednesday evening service Wesleyan denomination First Assembly of God 1687 81 West Sunday school 945 worship and 6 Wednesday service 7 First Baptist Church 733 Cross St Sunday school worship and 7 Wednesday dinner Bible study and prayer service First Church of Christ Scientist 137 E Mill St Sunday service Sunday school Wednesday service Child care available First Church of the Nazarene 1465 135 East Sunday service worship and 6 First Protestant Church located on the corner of Seguin and Coll streets one block from downtown plaza Sunday Worship and AM Sunday School Classes AM Breakfast at The First Youth Activities call 6097729 Ext 36 Wednesday PRIME TIME Bible studies seminars For Your Intercession Prayer AM Tues PM Adult activities child care provided Greater Life Pentecostal Church UPC services held at 134 Enchantment Lane off FM 725 Sundays and pm Wednesdays pm Pastor Jack Dool For Information call 6091325 First United Methodist Church 572 W San AntonioStreet Sunday Sunday School Youth Activities Harmony Baptist Church 1472 Texas 46 S Sunday school Sunday worship 11 and 7 Church training 6 Wednesday prayer meeting 7 Lakeside Baptist Church FM 725 Sunday school worship 11 Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting 7 worship ministry and home groups Living Faith Church Currently worshiping at Tree Tops Restaurant 444 E San Antonio Come at 9QO AM Sunday for Coffee and more Service starts at AM Pastor Don HajmUon 5601785 New Braunfels Christian Church 734 Loop 337 Sunday School for all ages 93Qam Worship Celebration and Junior Church iO30am Nursery provided Youth groups adult bible study A non denominational fellowship 629 2202 Pastor Rick Barttett 6080330 New Braunfels Presbyterian Church 373 Howard Worship Sunday school worship 11 nursery provided New Braunfels Seventh Day Adventist Church 2990 W San Antonio St Box 311551 Sabbath school Saturday worship Saturday 629 5673 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 138 W Austin Masses Saturday and 8 and 11 Sunday Monday through Friday Masses 6 Wed 8 Resurrection Baptist Church 909 FM St Johns Episcopal Church 312 S Guenther Holy Eucharist Rite One Rite Two at 9 and Christian education classes begin at 9 and St Josephs Anglican Church 446 N Seguin Sun 8 Holy Communion 11 3rd Sundays Holy Communion 2nd 4th Sundays Morning Prayer Church School Sundays St Paul Lutheran Church Cross and Santa Clara Streets Sunday worship 8 broadcast on KNBT radio FM Sunday school Tree of Life Fellowship 652 N Loop 337 Sunday services including childrens church at and and 7 ladies Bible study 10 Wednesday Pastors Bible study and Youth Meeting 7 Wednesday Church of Unity New Braunfels Sunday Service at the Senior Citizens Center at 655 Landa St The Unitarian Universalists of Comal County will have Margaret Maggie Adams speak on the pain and pleasure of being Black her seventyfive years here in New Braunfels She attended a oneroom black school and experienced Jim Crow segregation at every turn Her story will give us insight into the changes that have occured and the problems that remain We will meet on Wednesday June 19 Juneteenth at Faith United Church of Christ 907 N Loop 337 Public invited AREA Bracken United Methodist Church 20377 FM 2252 Sunday school Church services and UMYF Sunday 5 Church of Christ FM 3159 and 2673 Bible class 10 Sunday worship 11 and 6 Wednesday service 7 8997077 St Andrew Lutheran Church 7420 FM 2673 1 mi E of Startzville Sun Church School 9 Worship Holy Communion 1st 3rd Sundays Nursery provided 9 St Francis By the Lake Episcopal Church Hwy 306 Canyon Lake Sunday Holy Eucharist Sam 10 am Wednesday Holy Eucharist followed by Bible study The Rev Hubert Palmer InterimVicar 9643820 Unity Center of Practical Christianity in San Marcos 11 Sunday Service 16870 No State Hwy 123 miles from 204 towards San Marcos TX 78666 512 3925199 DialA Prayer 512396LIFE Childrens Class Youth of Unity meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at Call for weeknight class schedule Nondenominational
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