New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 21, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
.Travel Information — Visitor Information Center
’RAVEL INFORMATION — VISITOR m INFORMATION CENTER
mThis sign notifies travelers a Travel Inf oration Center is available ahead. The center rovides directional and travel time informa-
■During the Christmas holidays of 1971 my usband Jeff and I, and our new-born daughter essica traveled to Abilene, Texas, to visit my ster and her husband.
I The plan was to travel on to San Antonio to isit Jeffs parents for New Years. We decided > leave Abilene in the early evening, thinking Eat traveling at night would be easier with a eepy baby.
■We said our goodbyes about 8:00. As tanned, Jessica fell asleep quickly, and I fol-:jwcd. I awoke to ask Jeff, “Where are we?” He cplied, “In Abilene.”
I thought, I must have just dozed off for a few linutes. Some time later, I awoke again to ask eff, “Where are we now?” I thought I was reaming when Jeff laughingly replied, “In abilene.”
ll awoke the third time about 10:00. As I leepily gazed out the car window, I thought the
highway signage looked familiar. I asked, “Are we still in Abilene?” Jeff sheepishly admitted, “I've driven around this city three times now, and I can't figure out how to get off this loop “K*onto the interstate.” I ,V<; 7^ boldly asked, “Have you vf ' “V ? • stopped to ask for direc-
tions?” “No! I think I vrV' “ - ' '' V;7 ■ almost have it figured ~ <' 7* I . • ■ out,” was his response.
Finally, about 11:00, on our fourth loop around the £.'t- *'$ , '' 71 * • scenic city (and at this pas-senger’s insistence), we stopped at a Travel Infor-mation Center ^station) and were graciously given a few simple direc-I dons, which we followed,
and zipped onward to San Antonio.
Our three-hour delay in arrival had caused Mom and Pop some anxiety, but foe excitement of seeing each other (especially their new grandchild) obscured their concern.
Only later did they inquire about the reason for our delay. I sat quietly grinning as Jeff mentioned Ire had a little trouble getting out of
To this day, whenever either of us recognizes we need some guidance, we remember how hard it seemed to “get out of Abilene,” when really it was relatively simple once we admitted we needed help, stopped to ask some-orre for direction, and ob^ed foe simple instructions given at the Travel Information Center.
Today, almost every state has Travel Information Canters located on major interstate highways (Interstate IO or Interstate 35).
Sometimes tire travel information is provided in written form by pamphlets or maps neatly displayed on kiosks (free for the taking). Sometimes it is provided verbally by friendly people familiar with the roadway system who patiently show you the correct route using a wall map.
It is wise to write down these detailed directions, so when you are back in the driver's seat, and your focus is interrupted, you have a written reminder.
Directions can also be deciphered by using various resources available just by asking for help.
Tire starting point (and often most difficult) is admitting foe need for direction and acting
wisely and efficiently once received. Arriving at our desired destination is contingent upon our implementation of the correct knowledge.
This past year I have studied a book entitled Samuel. The book is divided into two parts with a total of 55 short chapters relating details of the life journey of a man named David. His journey begins as a shepherd boy selected to eventually be a king, and ends with his approaching death after a 40-year reign. He seldom, if ever, traveled any part of his journey half-heartedly.
His disobedience of God's instructions plummeted him to the pits of failure; his obedience flung him into the epitome of success. His journey has an integral thread of consistency; whenever David recognized he needed help, he stopped and asked for directions. His Travel Information Center was God This characteristic caused David to become known as “the man after the heart of God.” God always responded to David's need The instructions were written or verbal; sometimes the itinerary was so detailed David not only knew the stops and events, he knew the exact destination point More often, he received “step by step” instructions, not knowing the outcome of each step
until it was taken, or the final destination point. I Sound familiar? Stop. Ask. Start Arrive, Each step taken in faith.
Who is your Travel Information Center?^ Where are you in your journey? “Circling- ( around Abilene” relying on your own (fisori-* ented efforts, almost ready to give up and ask? for help? Maybe you have asked for help,-;} received the right instructions, but you just. a I haven’t started Or maybe, today you are experiencing “a joyful arrival.” Relish it, wallow in / ; it, be thankful. For today's moment of arrival* , * will pass and tomorrow another trek in yow., journey will begin. When you roadway is unfav \ miliar, when you are expending time and effort.> J without success, STOP at foe ultimate Travel*' » Information Center, ASK God for instructions...: ! The directions are given in His written Word; -) (die Bible) and through spoken words heard by I > divine tuning end remembered by yow soul.”, • START where you are, so you can finally* J ARRIVE. >
(The author cf the book "Journey with Dine- . J Hon, " Marty Lindley, is available for speakings I engagements. Call 629-9268or write 827Schu- J mannas Beach Road, New Braunfels, Texas** \ 78130.)
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Church directory for New Braunfels, Comal County & area
Borean Bible Church, 889 Landa St
Sunday services, IO a.m. and 7:30 pm. Wed. 7:30 pm Men's class at 8 am Saturday. 620-5102.
Christ Presbyterian Church Christ centered Bible believing. Presbyterian Church in America, 1620 Common. 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 all, 9 a.m.; worship IO a.m.; evening worship 6:00 pm.; Wed. 7:00p.m. classes for all ages. Nunery available.
Cross Lutheran Chards, (Missouri Synod), South Hickory and Cross Streets. Sunday school 9:15 a.m.; worship 8 and 10:30 am
Dayspriag Christian Fellowship,
1895 S. Walnut, Sunday School 9:30am, Sunday Worship 10:30am, Wednesday evening service 7:00pm Wesleyan denomination.
First Assembly of God, 1687 U.S. 81 West. Sunday school 9;45 a.m.; worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday service 7 pm
First Baptist Church, 733 Cross St. Sunday school 9:30 arn.; worship 10:45 am. and 7 p.m.; Wednesday dinner 5:00 p.m. Bible study and prayer service 6.*00 pm.
First Church of Christ Scientist, 137 E. Mill St Sunday service 10:30 am; Sunday school 10:30 a.m.;
Wednesday service 7:30 p.m. Child care available.
First Church of the N aurene, 1465 135 East. Sunday service 9:45 am; worship 10:50 am. and 6 p.m.
First Protestant Church, (located on the comer of Seguin 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 ft seminars; For Your Intercession Prayer Groups • Wed. AM 8l Tues. PM; Adult activities; child care provided.
Greater Life Pentecostal Church UPC, services held at 134 Enchantment Lane off FM 725-Sundays 10:00am and 6:00 pm, Wednesdays 7:30 pm. Pastor Jack Dool. For Information call 609-1325
First United Methodist Church, 572 W. San AntonioStreet Sunday Worship:
8:30am, 10:50am, 7:00pm Sunday School: 9:30am Youth Activities: 5:00pm
Harmony Baptist Church, 1472 Texas 46 S. Sunday school 9:45 am; Sunday worship ll am and 7 p.m.; Church training 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer meeting 7 pm
Lakeside Baptist Church, PM 725. Sunday school 9:30 am; worship 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting 7 p.m.; worship ministry and home groups.
Living Faith Church, Currently worshiping at Tree Tops Restaurant (444 E. San Antonio St.). Come at 9:00 AM Sunday for Coffee and more; Service starts at 9:30 AM. Pastor Don Hamilton 560-1785
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 11 am. nursery provided.
New Brannfels Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2990 W. San Antonio St. P.O. Box 311551. Sabbath school 10:40 am. Saturday; worship 9:30 a.m. Saturday. 629-5673.
Our Lady of Perpetnnl Help Church, 138 W. Austin. Masses 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and, 8 and 11 am. Sunday; Monday through Friday Masses 6 p.m. Wed. 8 am.
New Life Fellowship Church. 104 Molody 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 FM 1518.658-0459.
St John's Episcopal Church. 312 S. Guenther. Holy Eucharist Rite One 7:30 arn., Rite Two at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Christian education classes begin at 9 am and 10:30 am.
St. Joseph's Anglican Church, 446 N. Seguin. Sun. 8 a.m. Holy Communion; ll a.m.-1 st A 3rd Sundays Holy Communion; 2nd A 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 PM 92), 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 am
Tree af Life Fellowship, 652 N. Loop 337. Sunday services (including children's church) at 8:30 and 10:30 am. and 7 p.m.; ladies Bible study IO am. Wednesday; Pastor's Bible study and Youth Meeting 7 p.m. 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 pf Comal County,as part of thcrir continuing study of different religious views, will have Jan Walters tell us of foe beliefs and practices of the Inner Peace Movement. If you don't knojv what this about, come join us, we don’t either. Our goal is to search, listen, and learn as we develop our individual beliefs. We will meet June 26, 7:30 pm, at the Faith United Church of Christ, 907 N. Loop 337. Public invited.
Bracken United Methodist Church,
20377 FM 2252. Sunday school 9:30 am; Church services 8:15 and 10:40 am; UMYF Sunday 5 pm.
Church of Christ, FM 3159 and 2673. Bible clast IO arn.; Sunday worship ll a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday service 7 pm. 899-7077r
St Andrew Lutheran Church, 7420 FM 2673, 1 mi E of Startzville. Sue. Church School, 9 a.m.. Worship IO: 15. Holy Communion, 1st ft 3rd Sundays, Nursery provided 9 tm.
St Frauds By the Lake, Episcopal Church, Hwy 306, Canyon Lake, Sunday Holy Eucharist 8am ft IO un;, Wednesday Holy Eucharist 10:00 am followed by Bible study.
The Rev. Hubert Palmer, InterimVicar. 964-3820
Unity Center of Practical Christianity in San Marcos, 11 a mi
Sunday Service 16870 No. State Hwy. 123 (5.5 miles from IH-35/Ex,it 204, towards Seguin), San Marcos} TX 78666 (512) 392-5199. Dial-A) Prayer: 512-396-LIFE (5433)1 Children's Class -11:00 am. Y.O.U| (Youth of Unity) meet foe 1st and 3rc Sunday's of foe month at 11:00 a.mj Call for weeknight class schedule! Nondenominational. H