New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 6, 1996, Page 7

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung December 6, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 6, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Advent signifies the time when we must get back to basics to prepare for the coming of the Lord In his book “The Power Within You,” Pat Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers tells a remarkable story. It was a hot Sunday afternoon in 1980. A young cerebral palsy victim named Cordell Brown was walking through the clubhouse of the world champion Philadelphia Phillies. I Cordell walks with great difficulty. Feeding 1 himself is a very difficult task. When people see Cordell coming, they usually turn the other way and pretend not to see him. That’s what some of die Phillies were doing as Cordell made his way through die clubhouse. What was Cordell doing in the Phils’ clubhouse? He had been invited there to speak to the players in a pregame chapel service. What could Cordell possibly say to stars like Steve Carleton and Mike Schmidt, who were far removed from his world of pain and deformity? Some of the Phillies were asking die same dung when they sat down to listen to him. Cordell began by putting die players at ease. He said, “I know I’m different.” Then, quoting I Corinthians 15:10, he added, “But by God’s grace I am what I am.” For the next 20 minutes Cordell Brown talked about the goodness of God in his life. He concluded by answering the question: What could he say to famous superstars like Steve Carleton and Mike Schmidt, who were so far removed from his world of pain and deformity? Cordell said in a loving way, “You may hit thr&e-fifty for a lifetime and be paid a million dollars a year, but when the day comes that they close the lid on that box, you won’t be any different than I am. That’s one time when we’ll be the sarpe. I don’t need what you have in life, but one you need what I have, and Ben Wellman Guest Column thing’s for sure that’s Jesus Christ. I like that story for two reasons. First, it speaks to us about the season of Advent. It invites us to return to the basics. It invites us to ask ourselves, what is really important to us? It invites us to look at our priorities in life. Above all, it asks us if Jesus Christ is the number one priority in our lives. And this brings us to the second point about the story of Cordell Brown. It speaks to us about the season of Advent, which began Sunday. Advent’s main theme is about the need to prepare the way for the coming of the Lord. It tells us that if our lives are not what they should be, then we should do something about it. In other words, if we have strayed from the basics, then we are invited to return to them. lf we have placed our work ahead of our families, then we are invited to correct this situation. If we have placed success ahead of our personal relationship with God, then we are invited to change this. In Westminster Abbey in London, there’s a small chapel called St. George's Chapel. It was built as a memorial to the Londoners who lost their lives during the air raids of World War II. Inside the chapel are four large books. These books contain the names of more than 60,000 air raid victims. One book lies open and on it shines a light illuminating the page of names. Each day the page is turned, revealing a new set of names. As you stare at the long column of names and read them, you have no way of knowing w hether the person whose name you are reading was rich or poor, black, white or brown, Christian, Jew or atheist, young or old, handsome or ugly. Nor does this really make any difference. All that matters is what each person became in the course of his or her life on earth. The story of Cordell Brow n and the story of St. George's Chapel in Westminster Abbey make us ask ourselves a question. What should we do if we find that our lives are not being lived as they should be? What should we do if we find that Jesus does not really occupy first place in our lives? What should we do if we find that we are not prepared for death — or for the second coming of Jesus — whichever comes first? The answer is, of course, that we should do exactly what John the Baptist advised the people of his time do. We should repent. We should seek God's forgiveness for our sins. We should turn over a new leaf and begin a new life. This is what Advent is all about. It is a time when we take inventory of our lives and make whatever changes in them that seem to be necessary. And this brings us back to the remarkable story of Cordell Brown, and the question posed in that story. What could Cordell possibly say to superstars like Steve Carleton and Mike Schmidt, who were so far removed from his world of pain and deformity? What could Cordell possibly have to say to you and me? Cordell gave the answer to that question in a loving way: “You may hit three-fifty for a lifetime and be paid a million dollars a year, but when the day comes that they close the lid on the box, you won’t be any different than I am. That’s one time when we’ll be the same. “I don’t need what you have in life, but one thing’s for sure: You need what I have, and that’s Jesus Christ.’’ (Ben Wellman is a deacon at Sts. Peter & Paul Church.) Advertise on our church pager Call 625-9144 Ferguson - Hermes Insurance Agency SINCE 1SS2 625-4500 MOW. SAM ANTOMO PORTER GRAPHICS Your business could bs hers! Cell 625-9144 for more Information. SIS N. SEGUIN NEW BRAUNFELS. TX 7*130 606-8011 HUNTER JUNCTION ne ■ ’ Origins! T-Shirt Shop Since 1981 <210)62*4900 Your business could be here! Call 625-9144 for more Information. Cbsimbtob Working For Your Success wit* PWC BWLD CAR Soto* Exit 183* Now Braunfels, TX 609-1000 Your business could be here! Cell 625-9144 for more Information. 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I* 78130 WalmmI Imi'n tt Ct mitt NOW OPEN DAILY AT UAM Cinene Historic District ItTAORJlsV 625-0684 {Roily Joe’s] NM NM* SMUTS 1153 Gash 670 123J SAM’S CLEANERS Dry Cleaning • Laundry Alterations • Monogramming Leathers • Furs 274 Trade Center Dr. • 275 Landa St. (210) 629-6296    (210)    629-8112 t Qkatie in the Qfio/ty ‘-Peace, S£oue, & ^-P/toffie/t flood ^Visit the chutich you/i chola Sift you u/oufid    dike advertise ou/i iteGigiouQ section - p    Ceasecadd 625-9 I 44 - Church directory for New Braunfels, Comal County & area Berean Bible Church, 889 Landa St. Sunday services, IO a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Wed. 7:30 p.m. Men's class at 8 Saturday. 620-5102. a.m. Calvary (Independent) Baptist Church, 2286 W. San Antonio St. Sun. School-10:()0 a.m. Sun. Worship & Junior church-11:00 a.m. Youth Group-Sunday-5:00 p.m. Sun. evening services-6:00 p.m. Bible study-Wed.-7:00 p.m. Christ Presbyterian Church Christ centered - Bible believing. Presbyterian Church in America, 1620 C ommon. 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 alf, 9 a.m.; worship IO a.m.; evening worship 6:00 p.m.; Wed. 7:00p.m. classes for all ages. Nursery available. Church of Christ, 117 E. Zipp Rd, 620-0055. Preacher Mart Reeves. Sun. 8:30am and 4:30pm; Wed. 7pm. Community Christian Church, McQueeney f Braunfels, Tx. 78130. 620-7174 1750 Old McQueeney Road, New Office. Mr. Dee Armes, Pastor. Services: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday night, 7:00 p.m. Nursery provided. Cross Lutheran Church, (Missouri S^nod), 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 10:3()am, Wednesday evening service 7:00pm Wesleyan denomination. Faith United Church, 970 Loop 337. 625-6761 Sunday Worship 10:30a.m., sunday school-all ages 9:15 am. Pastor Lee Zillman. Youth Faith Extravaganza 2nd Saturday of each montn 9:30am-lpm. U.S. 81 West. Sunday school 9;45 hip 10:30 a p.m. Wednesday service 7 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 Nazafene, 1465 135 East. Sunday Service 9:45 a.m.; worship 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. First Protestant Church, (located on the corner of Seguin ck ire 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 Si seminars; For Your Intercession Prayer duds -lull a provided. Groups - Wed. AM & Tues. Adult activities; child care First United Methodist Church, 572 W. San Antonio Street Sunday Worship: 8:30am-, 10:50am, 7:00pm Sunday School: 9:30am Youth Activities: 5:00pm Freedom Fellowship Church, 330 S. Hackberry, 625-1288. Pastor Dennis Caballer. Sun. Worship 10:30am; Sun. Bible Study 9:30am, Wed. night home ministries. Foursquare Gospel, 430 FM306, 606-2843. Pastor Fred McMichael. Sun. School 10am, Sun Worship I lam; Wed. 7pm. Greater Life United Pentecostal Church, 134 Enchantment Lane, off FM 725, Pastor Jack Dool; Sunday services 10:00am and 6:00pm - Wednesday 7:30pm. For more information call 609-1325. Harmony Baptist Church, 1472 Texas 46 S. Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Church training 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer meeting I p.m. Holy Family Catholic Church, ----- Mon. 8 a it - 6p IT [Spanish), Fri. 8am (English), Sat \y c 245 S. Hidalgo, 609-5320. Mon. 8am (Spanish mass), Wed. 8a English mass), Fhurs.-6n First Assembly of God, 1687 U.S. 81 West. “    ‘    ' a.m.; worshit a.m. and 6 First Baptist Church, 733 Cross id av worship lu:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; St. Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday dinner 5:00 p.m. Bible study and prayer service 6:00 p.m. 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 ll 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. 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.rn Wednesday; Pastor's Bible study and Youth Meeting 7 p.rn Wednesday. Church of Unity, New Braunfels Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Citizen’s Center at 655 Landa St. The Unitarian Universalists o Comal County will meet on Wednesday at the Faith United Church ot Christ, 970 N. Loop 337, at 7:30 pm. Public invited. Victory Temple Church 608 1300 1121 Oasis, New Braunfels Penecostal Church of God Pastor Oakwood Baptist Church, 2154 and Sunday School foam anc Loop 337-N., 625-0267. Sundays-8:1 .Vim Si 10:45am; Sun. eves.- Donald Beard. Sunday worship ndav School Uh 6pm; Wed. 7pm. 5pm (English), Sun. 8am (Spanish) and 10am (English), rather James Wasser, M.S.F. Lakeside Baptist Church, EM 725. Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worship ll a.m.; Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting I p.m.; worship ministry and home groups. Life Christian Center, temporarily meeting at the J&R Gymnastics Bldg., 1437 S. Walnut, New Braunfels. Sundays - IO a.m.; Thursdays - 7:00 p.m.; Pastor Don Dalton 620-LIFE 6pm, Wed. Service 7pm. Pastor Ray Still Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 138 W. Austin. M asses 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and, 8 and ll a.m. Sunday; Monday through Friday Masses 6 p.m. Wed. 8 a.m. Peace Lutheran Church, 1147 S. Walnut. Worship 8:00 and 10:30 am; Sunday School 9:15 am. Pastor David Schulte. 620-0618 New Life Fellowship Church, 104 Melody Lane, New Braunfels, 78130 (1/2 mi. south of 1-35 on FM 725 behind Sac-n-Pac) 210-606-5527 Worship: Sundays, IO am; Wednesdays, 7:30 pm Resurrection Baptist Church, 909 EM 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.; C hristian education classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. St. Joseph’s Anglican Church, 446 N. Seguin. Sun. 8 a.m. Holy Communion; ll a.rn.-1st Si 3rd Sundays Holy Communion; 2nd & 4th Sundays Morning Prayer, Church School 9:45 Sundays. St. Paul Lutheran Church, (ELCA), Cross and Santa Clara Streets. Sunday worship 8 a.m. (broadcast on KNBT radio EM 92), 10:30 a.rn. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 386 N. caste!!, 625-4531. Monsignor Eugene O’callaghan. Mass: Sat. 5pm; Sun. 8am, 9:30am, 11:15am.. 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, EM 3159 anc 2673. Bible class IO a.m.; Sunday worship ll a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday service 7 p.m. 899 7077. St. Andrew Lutheran Church 7420 FM 2673, I mi E. of Startzville. Sun. Church School, 9 a.m., Worship 10:15, Holy Communion, Isl & 3rd Sundays Nursery provided 9 a.m. St. Francis By the Lake Episcopal Church, FM 306 at Spring Mountain Drive, Canyon Lake. Sunday: Morning Prayer 8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m., Sunday School for adults and children 9:30-10:15 a.rn Wednesday: Morning Prayer IO a.m., Bible Study 10:30 a.m. anc 7:00 p.m. The Rev. John D Badders, Vicar. 964-3820. Unity Center of Practica Christianity in San Marcos 16870 No. State Hwy. 123 (5 miles from IH-35/Exit 20* towards Seguin), San Marcos, TX 78666 Sunday: 9:30am Bibl class, Ham worship; Tuesday Ham prayer service (512) 392 5199. Dial-A-Prayer: 512-396 LIFE (5433). Sondra Von Gyllenband spiritual leader. Ca for weekly class schedule. ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: December 6, 1996

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