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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 14, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Page 8A HERALDZEITUNG Friday January RELIGION Will you be ready TIM JUDKINS Can you endure any more talk about Y2K Im tired of hearing about it and the failure that it was Since nothing happened the hype seemed unnecessary Ive wondered if the whole thing wasnt manufactured by bottled water magnates to generate incredible endofthemillennium shelfclearing sales at local gro cery stores Maybe the computer industry wanted to boost profits by scaring innocent computer users into buying software that would protect them against the phantom millennial apocalypse From what Ive heard and read not many people took the scare seriously I dont know of any one who stockpiled canned peaches or loaded up on candles or built a bombproof bunker in the backyard for the potential cataclysm There were paradox ically noticeable vacancies on some grocery store shelves What this means to me is that while none of us seemed to panic in light of potential computer generated failures we did have some reactionary preparations just in case But I did think about it While some prophets erro neously used Y2K to scare peo ple into thinking that somehow this related to the end of the world or the return of Christ I do believe that we can observe some things from our actions related to the nonbug of Y2K First I wonder about the peo ple who took the threat seriously enough to take intentional and strategic steps to be adequately prepared for any possibility They provoke some interesting questions For instance would these peo ple take as seriously the return of Jesus Christ and have the same attitude in preparing for it What source of information was enough for these people to have taken such aggressive actions in regard to a computer glitch What difference exists if any between the media presentation of potential widespread hysteria that could occur at the stroke of midnight on New Years Eve and the biblical presentation of Christs return date TBA Second I wonder about those who didnt take it seriously Do they approach all future possibili ties including the return of Jesus with the same attitude Arent the stakes higher with God than Bill Gates The timing of Jesus return is certainly unpredictable and its conse quences are said to be both per manent and irreversible Did the nonevent of Y2K give compla cent people greater complacency in matters of even greater scope like Jesus return Jesus gave advice for His lis teners in regard to His return BE READY See Matthew Thats it Im concerned that many will take this warning much the same as they did the millennial change A few will intentionally live in an ongoing lifegiving personal relationship with God that ensures adequate preparation Most everyone else passively will agree that it will happen but somehow think they will get away with their compla cency when it does All will at least think about it The big difference between Jesus return and the Y2K bug is that one will actually happen Tim Judkins leads the contem porary worship service each Sunday at First Protestant Church Email Tim atjud firstname.lastname@example.org. Church class retreats for faith First Protestant Church had its confirmation retreat at Deer Creek Camp in Hunt recently More than 60 people spent the weekend building their faith making new friends and having a great time The First Protestant Confirmands of 2000 attending the retreat included Jessica and Megan Abel Jennifer Baerwald Brad Bremer Ethan Colbert Desirae Council Jenna and Maryssa Cross Sean Duckworth William Fischer Paige Foyt Brannon Grier Erica Grier Houston Grier Andy Hamel Elisa Hovestadt AJ Jaroszewski Chelsea Jenkins Kim Keoghan Christine Kivlin Shana Kohlenburg Cassie Kraft Ashley Mays Austin Milam Kristin Mitchell Meghan and Ryan Morrison Joshua Meurin Kelcy Mueller Megan Ninneman Sarah ONeal Jeffrey Orth Casey Pantermuehl Karen Schlameus Christina Talcott Robyn Triesch Trenton Wehe Katie Whitaker Jason Wohlfahrt Lance Wommack and Jacob Wuest High school leaders attending were Darren Albrecht Tim Aurora Keith Britton Matt Hogue Andreas Lavin Michelle Lindt Melissa Markgraf Tara Mar ski and Gray son Moore Lenze Laubach who is also a member of the FPC senior high youth is on staff at Deer Creek Adults attending were Debbie Baerwald Dorella Colbert Rodney and Cathy Fischer Kit and Debra Johnson Greg Kraft John Milam Celeste Salge Jerald Schroeder and Sally Voges The Rev Rich Carse the confirmation advisor also attended CHURCH BRIEFS Presbyterians present music series First Presbyterian Church 2910 Interstate 35 South presents St Cecilia Music Series a Cure for the Winter Blues The schedule is as follows 8 Feb 11 Sebronette Barnes soprano Martha M Dudgeon piano Opera to suggested dona tion 3 March 5 and 8 March 10 and 11 McNulty organ with several other fine Austin musicians 100th Birthday of the historic pipe suggest ed donation Compact discs are available from the church office First Praise with organist Scott McNulty and Shall We Now Gather with Kinley Lange and the First Church Chorale Bible studies begin at St Johns St Johns Episcopal Church 312 S Guenther offers four Bible studies sessions on Thursdays All books will be available through the church 78 Mens Study in the Parish Hall Father Neal leads the study in The Book of Ephesians Bible Listening to God by Charles Stanley will be led by Kim Mueller Childcare avail able See Photo submitted Members of First Protestant Church participate in a trust fall at Deer Creek Camp at their retreat this past weekend Life Christian presents Missions 2000 this weekend The Life Christian Center and World Indigenous Missions pre sent Missions 2000 today through Sunday Steve and Marianne Smith have served oh the mission field since 1986 in Sri Lanka and the Philippines Steve now serves as director of operations at WIM while Marianne is direc tor of mission service teams the shortterm branch of WIM Wink and Glyn Kelso have a ministry called Servant of Servants in which they minister to missionaries pastors and other leaders in the church Service times are today 10 to noon and to 4 Saturday and 10 Sunday Life Christian Center is at 2240 FarmtoMarket Road 725 Lunch will be served on Saturday for a donation toward the LCC Youth Mission Trip For information call 620LIFE or 6290863 St Johns plans Honduras Mission Chili Cook Sunday St Johns High School Youth Group led by Bryce Boddie is cooking chili for a Honduras Mission Trip from to at the church 312 S Guenther St Johns along with a group from St Andrews in Seguin and St Francis in Canyon Lake will go to Danli Honduras March 28April 3 to establish a new church The Church Planting Team consists of 15 Hondurans who will join in the ministry Each quart will be sold for The goal is to sell 200 quarts Federal Consumer Protection has determined that the fuel saving theories of this advertisement are 100 accurate Platinum Device May Increase Gas Mileage BOSTON National Fuelsaver that additional 22 of each gallon shows greater fuel savings with Corp of Boston has developed a would normally burn when it the Gasaver than that claimed low cost automotive accessory reaches the platinum surfaces by the of the catalytic converter In addition the Gasaver has Unfortunately the converters received patents for cleaning out burning process takes place in the carbon deposits and raising the tail pipe where the heat octane making premium fuel called the Platinum Gasaver which has the theoretical ability to increase gas mileage while meeting all emission standards With a simple connection to a vacuum line the Gasaver adds microscopic quantities of platinum to the airfuel mixture entering the engine Platinum uriique ability to make nonburning fuel burn With platinum in the flame zone you increase the percentage of fuel burning in the engine by from 68 of each gallon to 90 of each gallon Since unburnt fuel is pollution TEST DATA The government studied fuel saving test data on vehicles made by several auto makers using the Gasaver Listed below is their data from a fleet of 15 identical 5liter vehicles Vehicle Percentage Niraber without with Increase Gasaver Gasaver and energy produced from burning this fuel cannot be harnessed to drive your vehicle But when the Gasaver adds platinum to the airfuel mixture 22 more of each gallon burns inside the engine so that in theory 22 fewer gallons are required to drive the same distance After studying this process for five years the government concluded Independent testing unnecessary for most vehicles Joel Robinson the developer commented We have sold over Gasavers To our surprise as many people buy the Gasaver because it extends engine life by cleaning out the abrasive carbon deposits as buy it to increase gas mileage or to raise For further information call 1800LESSGAS 18005377427 59 63 53 51 56 64 60 68 50 62 66 57 54 65 Average HURRY DONT MISS THIS SALE LOOK AT THESE SHE AT BARS AHS Glider Rocker y Blue or green fabric List Price Berkline Reclining Sofa Touch reclining sofa covered in Quakers Tulsa fabric List Price 63lSOl Lovescat 19 Color TV S159 Remote control List Price 701596 JVC Rack Stereo 110 watts per channel five CP dual cassette remote control 40 presets and more Ust Price 713200 Whirlpool 164 Cu PL Refrigerator S399 Fullwidth crisper two full width white wire shelves and EZgrlp door handles List Price 99 754500 PRICES ARE TOO LOW TO MSSI GE 3D Gas Extralarge capacity standard clean oven electronic pilotless ignition system Ust Price 761500 Whirlpool Super Capacity Washer 9299 5 cycles 3 tempcjcature combinations 2 water levels and more Ust price 77466j 2HeadVCR Ust Price 721491 MidWi Save Big On Every Living Room Every Bedroom Every Dining Room Every Every Sofa Every Youth Bedroom Every Recllner Every Mattress Set Nothing will be held back Absolutely Everything is on Sale Prices clearly marked on every item NO EXTENSIONS WHEN ITS GONE ITS GONE Great Credit Terms Money Down Payments April 2000 Interest vtll April 2000 BE A PART Of TWS HUGE SALE tile top table and 4 wheatstack side Chairs IJst PHce aMMMin Chaise Recllner by BerUlneS399 Chaisestyle rocker recllner features waffle design ftack Your choice of blue or green velvet Ust Price Colonial Cherry Twin Canopy Bed Colonialcherry finish youth furniture by Broyhill Key pieces feature laminate tops for function and durability Twin canopy be complete with color matched metal rails with slats and canopy frame List Price SAVE IN EVERY DEPARTMENT Queen Sleeper by Ust Price 910180 3 PC Solid Pine Bedroom by Samuel Uwronca S799 Triple dresser hutch mirror and cannonball headboard List Price ftAftrtflS Contemporary Sofa by Features overstuffed back attached pillow arms and welt trim on arms Covered in Quakers Utica multicolor textured cover List Price 900970 HUGE MATTRESS SALE Orthozone Smooth Top Pride of Saaly LTD Plush 80456 MAft 80534 In PC a Full Ea Queen 2 PC Set King 3 PC Perfect Rest Plueh 494 A Full Ea Queen 2 PC Set King 3 PC Tarrango Posturepedlc 80651 HCT Full Ea Queen 2 PC Set King 3 PC Full Ea Queen 2 PC Set King 3 PC ONE MILLION DOLLAR WALLTOWALL INVENTORY CLEARANCE Dont Miss It with no money down Pay no Interest and make no payment until April No minimum purchase required Finance charges will accrue from date of purchase but will be refunded It account is paid In full by April 2000 Every Dinette Every and Much More Furnishing Homes for over 60 Years mm MondayFriday 97 Saturday Sunday 15 Hurry All merchandise Is subject to prior sale to credit approval Does not apply to previous purchases Any Insurance charges will be earned from date of sale Intereel charges will be assessed at a maximum APn Q 21Wou the APR may vary Oiler good January 5 2000 through February 1 2000 Ust prices are ottering prices only Sales may or may not have occurred Throughout the year advertised merchandise may be available at these or similar salo prices These prices do not reflect possible occasional markdowns
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