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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 8, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Religious focus Herald-Ztltung Friday, Aprils, 1983    BA Ministerial alliance Easter celebration must be daily event By DEACON FRED FEY Sts. Pater and Paul Catholic Church We have Just celebrated the highlight of Christianity’s liturgical year — the Resurrection of our Lord. Our Easter celebration needs to continue lf we are to continue to grow closer to God and to our fellow man. We find in Romans the question, “Are you not aware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Through baptism into His death we were buried with Him, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live a new life.” For us to live that new life, to continue our celebration of Easter, to enjoy the promised life — we must continually celebrate our “daily Easter” by making a daily decision to dying with Christ to sin. We can effect a change within ourselves if we celebrate and reflect on the signs and symbols of this promised new life: Water — In baptism we have been reborn and raised up with Christ to a new lie We pray each day that the waters of our baptism cleanse and refresh our daily decision to follow Christ — to take one day at a time and to do our best daily to share ourselves and our talents with others. Wonder — Transcending the limits of time and space, Jesus was tran sformed through His resurrection and promises to us also a transformation through our participation in His church. We pray each day that we allow this transformation to happen by freely and actively becoming involved in the mission, the prayer and the activities of our churches. If we are honest in this participation we will begin our transformation to the Lord. Witness — We must look for Jesus in life, and, our lives must be a reflection of the fullness of life He gives. Finally we pray daily that we take the gospel message from each Sunday morning and live it during the week. That gospel message cannot be left within the confines of a building, a place we sometimes limit as church — for then we become hypocritical. We must rather make “church” and the Good News become a part of us and carry such themes as justice, love, patience, trust and faith into our community, our social lives, the places where we work and into the very heart of our families — this activity then really becomes a church in action and we become witnesses to the world of Christ’s loving presence. For us to begin to "live a new life” necessitates that we daily make moral decisions to follow Christ, to become involved in His mission and to carry His Good News to the world — to do this is to live out our Easter celebration. Trinity elects pastor The Rev. Joel Weymouth of 1210 Stonewall has been called to pastor Trinity Baptist Church. He will be installed as pastor at the ll a m. service Sunday. A dinner will be served on the church grounds after the service. All interested persons are invited to attend. In the church meeting April 3. Wayne Parsons, Mike Stoner and Bobby McMeens were elected deacons and trustees. Robert Basche was elected treasurer. Weymouth was bom in Hollis, Maine, and was educated at Dents Hall and Southern Main Christian Academy. He received a bachelor’s degree from Maranatha Bible Seminary and a masters degree from International Bible Seminary of Florida. He has also taken courses toward a doctorate at Bible Baptist University of Shreveport, I^a. He has served on the staffs of Grace Baptist Church in Portland, Maine; Servicemans Center in Brunswick, Maine, where he started a satellite church; and Crestview Baptist Church in Irving. Weymouth trained in Christian counseling under Dr. J. Paul Lambert of Hutchinson, Kan., and was elected a member of the American Academy of Christian Counselors. He is married to the former Angelica Roach of Minden, La. The couple has a daughter, Sarah Jean Weymouth. The needlepoint kneelers for First United Methodist Church will be dedicated during the 10:50 a.m. services Sunday. An open house for the community will follow from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the church, 572 W. San Antonio St. The cushions were designed by Mary Zirkel and completed by 15 women of the church. Coordinating the project were Dona Bruns, left, and Joyce Borchers. The nine cushions, which took many months to complete, depict scenes from the Old and New Testaments Briefly A'good'year Revival planned at Eastside Baptist Rev. l/ester Fatheree of Mineral Springs Baptist Church near Lockhart will revival services Wednesday through Sunday at Eastside Baptist Church. Rev. Charles Bowes, pastor, invites all interested persons to attend the daily 7 p.m. services. Services on Sunday will be at ll a m. and 7 p.m. with Sunday school at 9:45 at the church at 983 Holly. Choir to present a musical drama The adult choir of First Baptist Church will present a musical about the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus this Sunday. Beginning at 7 p.m , the presentation "Joy Comes in the Morning” is directed by John Rushing, minister of music at the church. Guest soloists will be the former choral director at New Braunfels High School, Tom and Susan Tickner of Austin All interested persons are invited to attend. The youth choir of the church will present a musical "Bright New Wings” on April 14 and 15 at 7 p.m.. This will be done as a dinner theater work with tickets $3 per person including the meal. Tickets are available through Wednesday at the church office. Annual study shows gains, losses in religious freedom By GEORGEW CORNELL AP religion writer Religious rights are being trampled in 24 of the world’s nations, but there are scattered areas of improvements, says a summary of data gathered from around the globe. While suppression has increased in some countries, it has lessened in others, making 1982 “on balance, a good religious year,” the report says. Nevertheless, in some places “your beliefs could still cost you your life,” says the report compiled by AD., an official monthly published jointly by the United Church of Christ and the United Presbyterian Church The third such annual study, it was based on questionaire responses from governments, religious centers, denominations and councils, academic researchers and human rights groups, as well as news reports and staff interviews in many countries. “This year’s survey is the most thorough we have ever done,” says James A. Gittings, the magazine’s editor-at-large who compiled the report. It lists 13 "worst cases” — nations where “citizens are extremely curtailed in their capacities to be faithful to dictates of their faiths ” Albania, North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Guatamala, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Pakistan. These “worst cases" display mixed grounds for oppressing religion or aspects of it, the report notes, with “supposed religious links to political or revolutionary struggle" claimed in Guatamala, El Salvador and the Philippines. On the other hand, the listed Communist nations “apply a systemic bias against religion,” while in Turkey and Pakistan ethnic hostilities figure in the difficulties for Christian minorities, the report says. Besides the “terrible 13” countries, the report says religious freedom also is “severely abridged in at least ll additional states, including Vietnam, Burma. Guyana, Nepal, South Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, Syria, Israel, Chile and Uruguay. For a change, Argentina no longer was listed as oppressive because “the intensity of politically derived repression of religious leaders has mitigated in that country since the loss of the Falklands war," the report said. But the Philippines, previously listed as free, was put on the “worst” list because of the government jailings and beatings of priests for social protests, the report said. It said that in Israel, Orthodoxy is increasing its hold on religious affairs, restricting “free exercise of religion by non-Orthodox Jews, Moslems, Christians.” aumaga -JC 3=3 acaaacasQcasa: lag JC ac acne as agapae jsac acm-i Worship at the church of your choice Local Fast Baptist Church. 733 Cross. St Sunday school 9 30 am, mommy worship IO 45 a rn , evening worship 7 pm Wednesday prayer service 7 15 pm First Protestant United Church of Christ. Seguin and Coll Streets Worship 8 and 10 30 am church school 9 a rn New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, 373 Howard Church school 9% a rn worship 9 30 and ll am nursery provided for all services First United Methodist Church 572 W San Antonio St Church school 9 30 a m , morning worship IO 50 a rn youth activities 5 30 p m St John's Episcopal Church, 312 S Guenther Eucharist, 8 a rn.; musical celebration of Eucharist. Rite ll. 9 am; church school for adults, senior high and intermediate, and chapel tor younger students. 10 a m.; family service, church, church school. 11 a m Wednesday Eucharist and healing service 9 am. St Paul Lutheran Church. Cross and Santa Clara Streets Worship service 8 a rn (broadcast on KNBT Radio FM 92) and IO 30 am, Sunday school 9 15 a rn Trinity Baptist Church. 1235 Er vendbery Ave Sunday school IO a rn worship IO 45 a m and 6 p m Primera Iglesia Bautist (First Mexican Baptist). 2080 W San Antonio St Sunday school 9 45 a rn morning worship 10 50 a m evening worship 6 p m ; Wednesday prayer service 7 p m Mission Pentecoste Church, 129 School St Services Tuesday, Thur sday Saturday and Sunday 7 30 p rn. First Assembly of God. 1687 Highway 81 W Sunday school 9 45 a rn.; morning worship 10 45 a m * evening worship 7 p m Wednesday service 7pm Iglesia Bethel (Pentecostal Church). 2990 W San Antonio Wednesday 7 30 p rn Saturday 7 30 p rn Sunday school 10 am, Bible school Sunday 6 30 p.m.. Worship service Sunday 7 30p rn Harmony Baptist Church. 1472 Highway 46 S Sunday school 9 45 am, worship 11 a rn and 7 p m Bible study 6 p m, Wednesday prayer meeting 7pm Cross Lutheran Church. (Missouri Synod). South Hickory and Cross Streets Sunday school, adult Bible 9 a m.; worship 1015 a m ; holy communion first, third and fifth Sundays Living Word. Guada Coma Room of Holiday Inn Worship 10 a m. and 7 p rn Wednesday services at 1655 Highway 46 S at Clear Springs 7pm Bible Believers Fellowship Laurel Plaza. Apt 300 Laurel Lane Sunday school 9 50 a rn worship ll a rn and 6 pm Eastside Baptist Church. 983 Holly Sunday school 9 45 am. worship 11 a m and 6 p m . Wednesday service 6 30 p m The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 2386 W San Antonio St Priesthood meeting 9 a rn relief society 9 a rn , young women 9 a rn., primary 9a m , Sunday school IO a m sacrament 10 50 a rn First Church of the Na/arene 1465 I 35 E Sunday school 9 45 am worship 10 50 a m and 6 p m Green Valley Apostolic Tabernacle IU P C I, 104 Melody Lane Sunday school 10 am. evangelistic service 7 p m Bible study 7 30 p m Thursday First Church of Christ Scientist. 137 E Mill St Sunday service IO 30 a m Sunday school IO 30 a rn , Wednesday service 7 30 p m Child care available Assambiea De Dios (Spanish Assembly of God), 255 VV Cum merce St Sunday school 5 30 p rn , evangelistic service 6 30 pm; Saturday 6:30 pm St Joseph s Anglican Church. 185 E Jahn St Worship services 9 a rn 1928 Prayer Book New Braunfels Christian Church. Loop 337 Sunday school 9 30 a m , worship 10 30 a m and 6 pm; junior church 10 30 a m New Braunfels Foursquare Church. 1492 Highway 81 W Sunday worship IO a rn.; evening worship 7 p.m.; midweek service 7 p.m. Thursday First Presbyterian Church, 272 S Krueger    Sunday    school 9 45 a rn.; fellowship IO 30 a rn.; worship 11 a rn. and 7 p.m. Church of Christ. 1665 Highway 81 W Bible classes tor all 9 a rn worship IO am; evening worship and children s Bible hour 6 p m Wed nesday    classes    7 pm Nursery available Ejemplo    Vivo    Baptist Church, Garner Hall, Santa Clara and Guenther Streets    Sunday    school 9 30 am ; worship 10 45 a rn ; church training 6 pm , prayer meeting Wednesday 7 p m at 498 Liberty Second Baptist Church. Sunday school 9 45 a m worship 11 am. and 7 p m. Faith United Church of Christ. 970 Loop 337 Church school 9 15 am; worship 10 30 a rn Freedom Fellowship Church, 330 Hackberry Prayer 9 30 a rn., worship 10a m Live Oak Baptist Church. 335 Washington Sunday school 9 45 am; worship service 11 a rn St* Peter and Paul Catholic Church. 386 N Casten Saturday obligation mass tor Sunday 7 p m . Sunday masses 8 10. 1115 a rn No evening mass Monday through Friday. New Life Assembly of God Church. 552 Highway 81 W Sunday school 10 a rn.; morning worship 11 a m.; evangelistic services 7 p.m.; Wed nesday worship 7:30 p m Tree of Life Fellowship. 125 Highway 81 W Sunday services 9 45 a rn and 7 p m Wednesday service 7 p.m Oakwood Baptist Church, Lamai School Bible study 9 30 a rn morning worship 10 45 am. evening worship 7 p m., Wednesday prayer service 7pm Area Chapel in the Cove (in ^denominational), Cypress Cove clubhouse Worship9a rn Triumphant Lutharan Church, Bat Cave Road at Schoenthal Road Worship 9 a.m.; Sunday school IO a m for all ages Bulverde United Methodist Church. Highway 281 North and Cibolo Creek Sunday school 9 30 a m , church service 10:45 a.rn St. Thomas Chapel (Roman Catholici, Canyon Dam hillside Sunday mass 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.; pre Sunday mass Saturday 5 and 7 p m Canyon Lake United Methodist Church. Flmtstone Drive, Canyon Lake Mobile Home Estates Sunday school 9:15 a.m.; morning worship IO 30 a rn Bracken United Methodist Church. FM 2252 Sunday school 9 30 am; church service 10 45 a m Friedens United Church of Christ. Geronimo Church school 9 am.; worship service 10:15 a m St. Andrew Lutheren Church (ALC). FM 2673 east of Startzville Sunday school 9 a nt.; worship 1015 a rn, communion first Sunday St Francis By The Lake Episcopal Church, Fm 306 1 mile west of Fm 2673 Services 11 am holy com munion; second Sunday 8 a rn holy communion, 11 a m morning prayer Church in the Valley (in terdenominational). Deep Acres. Canyon City Church school 9 am. morning worship 10:15 am; evening worship 6 pm Bulverde Baptist Church, P O Box 43. Sunday school 9 30 am, worship 10:45 am; Christian training 6 p.m., evening worship 7 p.m.; Wednesday service 7pm Church of Christ, FM 3159 and FM 2673 Bible class IO a m; Sunday worship 11 am and 6 p m , Wed nesday service 7 p m Church in the Wildwood (Assembly of God), FM 2673, The Oaks Sunday school IO am; worship 10 50 a m and 6 30 p m St. Paul United Church of Christ. S Main and FM 78, Cibolo Church school 9a rn ; worship IO 15 a m St Paul Lutheran Church. Highway 1863 at Highway 281 Sunday school 9 a m.; worship 10 15 a m First Baptist Church. Horseshoe Falls Estate Sunday school 9 30 am; worship 10 40 a m.; evening service 6 p m Nursery provided Rock Hill Gospel Church Faith Center. 502 I- 35 South o( New Braunfels, behind the rest area Sunday school IO a rn.; worship 8 and 11 a m and 7 30 pm; Tuesday Bible college 7 30 pm.; Thuisday ladies meeting 9 30 a rn and young ministers 7:30 pm 3UUUDLIUUHLJULJI ll Ut Ik inUfltHt tHOt)! lOOimiLmEHieOBl Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Special dedication service » ;