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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 28, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                flAg HeraldZeltung Q Friday March Church Life To talk with Managing Editor Micah Boyd about Church Life call 6259144 ext 220 Church Life His legacy is a fellowship of sharing We first met Anita a decade or so ago when she was just divorced and raising two young girls on her own She became part of our family and her girls a favored part of our life Years later Charlie came on the scene and before very long they moved out of state where Charlie practiced his dental profession Charlie and Anita arc special friends Its the best kind of long distance relationship Anita has family in the Hill Country that allows them to travel here once or twice a year and they have the Rocky Mountains right outside their back door which means prime skiing with great friends for us This past week Jan and I flew up for a few days of great skiing and even better fellowship Talk about picking up where you left off Ft is always that way with these soul mates of ours Charlie is one of the best friends I have Twenty years my senior his passion for living makes up for every year and then some We are completely different in background gifting personality and style of living but on the same page when it comes to friendship Fie would do anything for rnc and I for him Coming home on the plane it struck me just how unique our friendship really is How could it Dennis Gallaher survive these miles of separation and still remain so close How could people from such different worlds bond as family There is onty one answer One answer to it all Long before any of us met a dramatic beginning took place that sealed our lives forever History began a methodical march that would cause our lives to meticulously intersect with purpose and intent This was no chance meeting The event was the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ honored and remembered this weekend Because of His sacrifice history was set in motion to bring us all the benefits that life affords Underlying it all is fellowship the deep bonding that we share as believers in Jesus Christ John the aged apostle wrote from Teamwork essential in Bible translation When Jim Walton and his wife Janice heard Gods call to minister to the Muinanc Indians in Colombia they thought they were going to a Godforsaken land Once a tribe of several thousand the Muinanes were nearly wiped out by the white man during the South American rubber boom To make matters worse when they arrived in Colombia they learned that the heart language of the Muinane people was a tonal language and Walton was tonedeaf But as time passed Jim and Jan discovered that God had been working among the tiny tribe preparing their hearts to warmly receive the the Waltons and His word With Waltons training in speech and language and Jans 7 ability to distinguish the distinct tones of the Muinanc language they were able to work together to accomplish the work of Bible translation On a few occassi ons Walton admits discouragement overwhelmed him One time Jan was close to death During those low points he longed to be back home where medical assistance was close at hand But God quietly assured him of His presence and his family got well Finally looking into the face of Jim Walton the Muinane people Walton was reminded that if they left there was no one else to carry on the work In 1982 the New Testament was published As Walton passed out the precious books one by one tear fillcd eyes seemed to echo the words of one young Muinanc man Thank you for coming and bring us Come hear Jim Walton share these and other stories at 22 banquets throughout Texas The banquet gifts help raise funds for Wycliffe missionary projects around the world For complimentary tickets to this special banquet call 210 629 1760 Submitted bv Wvdiffe Womens Shelter benefit planned Church women United of Comal County will sponsor their annual lasagna lunch at First United Methodist Church April 11 at 11 Tickets arc with proceeds donated to the Comal County Womens Shelter The Womens Shelter is a 24hour emergency shelter for abused and assaulted women and children There is a staff of 14 and 100 volunteers They can house up to 32 if necessary but arc more comfortable housing 24 Meals are provided as well as assistance with legal services help with seeking or keeping jobs information or referral to other services rape crisis advocacy support groups for the women and their children 24hour telephone hotline emergency hotline and emergency transportation for victims of domestic violence The Comal County Womens Shelter docs not discriminate on the basis of gender age color national origin religion race political belief or disability Volunteers arc needed for crisis hotline advocacy child care transportation fundraising public awareness organization of donations and employment opportunities or clients There arc many ways to show your support for this worthy cause and one way is to purchase a ticket to the CWU LasagnaLuncheon provided by ChifnJh Women United and enjoy a delicious meal while learning more about the mission of the Womens Shelter If you have used sheets pillow slips towels cup towels in good condition you are invited to bring them to the luncheon to donate to the shelter Tickets may be purchased from the offices of St Paul Lutheran Church First United Methodist Church First Protestant UCC Faith UCC or New Braunfels Presbyterian churches by April 7 Everyone is welcome Submitted by Church Women United of Comal Bulverde Church plans special services Bulverde United Methodist Church is planning special services to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ A Good Friday service is planned for 8 and will focus on the seven last words of Jesus Bulverde UMCs combined choirs will participate in this service with seven choral anthems Easter Sunday the resurrection will Flag Day poster contest on tap Catholic Life Insurance is sponsoring a poster contest to commemorate the 220th birthday of our nations flug Elementary school students in grades K5 may submit one original poster no larger than 20 by 20 inches The theme is What Freedom Means to Call 210 8289921 for an entry form and rules The deadline for submissions is June 2 be celebrated at four distinct services A sunrise service at 7 will be led by the youth of the church and is held outside weather The dress for that service is casual and warm The service will include Holy Communion A special service called SonRise Celebration is oriented toward children and their families The 11 service will feature the combined choirs once again in a traditional Gospel celebration The public is invited to each and every one of these special services For more information call 210 9807745 Submitted by Bulverde United Methodist Church IT WATERBED HAVEN Foster llcil IhiMiiul Prim 711N Walnut New Braunfels Texas 78130 2106253634 bscribe scrbe scribe scribe 6259144 Come Celebrate Easter with Hill Country Christian Church A New Christian Church in Formation 2347 Bulverde Rd In the Heart pf Downtown Bulverde TX Sunday Open Cornnmnion and Praise Worship 9802019 The Unitarian will have Barbie Soharf Zeldes explain the Rites of Passage in Judaism on Wednesday April 2 pm at the paith United Church of Christ 970 N Loop 337 The public is Invited Child care is available For information Call 6294262 Ephesus a little letter to the first century church His letter began with this greeting What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also that you alxo may have fellowship with us and indeed our fellowship is with the rather and with His Son Jesus Christ John understood that the door of relationship was opened because of the life of Jesus that was ongoing after the cross It is not a dead Jesus that we honor He is more alive than any of us imagine His death ended as the world understood it We enter into the benefits and blessings His sacrifice brought Thes tragic events so well planned by God give us the benefit of fellowship with one another Common ground was paid for Religion Briefs Taggarl appointed to chaplains post The Very Rev Robt W Taggart rector of St Josephs Anglican Church in New Braunfels has been appointed Headquarters Hospital Chaplain for the 1997 Boy Scout National Jamboree to be held at Fort Taggart is a member of the National Council BSA and has 40 years experience in Scouting He holds Woodbadge Beads the District Award of Merit and has taught the Chaplains Course at National Camping School Natural Family Planning program slated A Program on Sexuality will be presented by the Natural Family Planning Office of the Archdiocese of San Antonio for 9to common ground that every believer no matter what denomination or calling humbly shares in Charlie Anita Jan and I share in that common ground Every time our lives intersect I am reminded of the thread that runs through history cinching our hearts together for the purpose of the Kingdom It is that crimson thread stained by the blood of Jesus that brings our hearts so close Think Im stretching a bit Im not The friendship we share could never be if we were first not friends of Jesus This is no small matter Because Jesus broke down the dividing wall between God and man we have fellowship one with another Churches will be filled this Sunday People feel the pull of the cross at this time of year more than moms on April 20 and for 13to 15 year olds and their moms on May 4 The location and time for both programs is the Catholic Chancery at 2718 W Woodlawn San Antonio from 1 to 5 The goal of the afternoon seminars is to promote respect and appreciation for human sexuality as well as communication between parent and child regarding this subject The cost is per Registration is required no later than April 11 Please contact Henrietta OConnor at ext 213 Organ recital of Handle Music on tap The public is cordially invited to a very special program presented by Ed Thompson on the organ at 10 First United Methodjst any Dont be fooled by their reasons for being there irregular and uncomfortable as they are The reason they are there is because of a gracious God who continues to give all that we might have fellowship with Him From the cross to the end of the 20th century the scarlet thread seeks hearts to weave the love of God through And the best part is fellowship that deep abiding love of God we can share so freely with one another Fellowship with God Fellowship with one another That is what this weekend is really all about Dennis Gallaher is pastor of Freedom Fellowship Church 129 W Hutchison San Marcos Most of the selections wil be compositions of George Frederick Handel On three of the numbers Marguerite Thompson will complete an duct Admission is free Easter sunrise service at LandaPark The 18th Annual Easter sunrise service at Landa Park will begin at Sunday at Landa Food and Game Covered Pavilion by the swimming pool The Rev Raymond D Reich pastor of Cross Lutheran Church is scheduled to speak A breakfast will follow the service at 169 S Hickory at the Activity Center The service will be broadcast jive on KGNBAM 1420 Oakwood Baptist Church 2154 Loop 337 North 3 New Braunfels Texas 210 6250267 Pastor Ray Still and the family of Oakwood invite you to celebrate your Easter with us i Special Easter Schedule am Continental Breakfast Served am Worship Service am Continental Breakfast Served am WorsWp Service am Continental Breakfast Served am Worship Service Come See What the h Excitement is Ml Aboutl   

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