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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 28, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 8A Q Herald-Zeitung □ Friday, March 28, 1997 Herald - Zeitung Church Life ■ To talk with Managing Editor Micah Boyd about Church Life, call 625-9144. ext 220.Church LifeHis 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 are special friends. It’s 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. It is always that way with these soulmates 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 He would do anything for mc 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 family9 There is only 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 Chnst 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 fromTeamwork essential in Bible translation When Jim Walton and his wife Janice heard God’s call to minister to the Muinane Indians in Colombia, they thought they were going to a God-forsaken 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 tone-deaf. 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 Walton’s training in speech and language, and Jan’s ability    to distinguish the distinct tones of the Muinane language, they were able to work together to accomplish the work of Bible translation. On a few occassions, 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, f inally, 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 I9K2, the New Testament was published. As Walton passed out the precious books, one by one, tear-filled eyes seemed to echo the words of one young Muinane man, “Thank you for coming and bong us Jesus.’’ Come hear Jim Walton share these and other stories at 22 banquets throughout Texas. The banquet gifts help raise funds for Wycliffc missionary projects around the world For complimentary tickets to this special banquet call (210) 629-1760 (Submitted bv Ww hile Associates, t Women's Shelter benefit planned Church women United of Comal County will sponsor their annual lasagna lunch at First United Methodist Church April 11 at 11 a in Tickets arc $5 with proceeds donated to the Comal County Women’s Shelter. The Women’s Shelter is a 24-hour emergency shelter for abused and assaulted women and children. There is a staff of 14 and IOO volunteers. They can house up to 32 if necessary, but arc more comfortable housing 24. Meals arc 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, 24-hour telephone hotline, emergency hotline and emergency transportation for victims of domestic violence. The Comal County Women's Shelter does not discriminate on the basis of gender, age. color, national origin, religion, race, political belief or disability Volunteers are needed for crisis hotline, advocacy, child care, transportation, fund-raising, public awaivncvs, organization of donations and employment opportunities or clients There are many ways to show your support for this worthy cause and one way is to purchase a $5 ticket to the CWU Lasagna Luncheon provided Of    ymhrvi"}    >    tr> by Church Women United and enjoy a delicious meal while learning more about the mission of the Women’s Shelter lf you have used sheets, pillow slips, towels, cup towels, etc., 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 t omul t aunty.) Bulverde Church plans special services Bulverde United Methodist C hurch it planning special services to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus ( host. A Good Friday service is planned for 8 p m and will focus on the seven last words of Jesus. Bulverde UMC’s combined choirs will participate in this service with seven choral anthems. Easter Sunday the resurrection will Flag Day pastier contest! on (ap Catholic Life Insurance is sponsoring a poster contest to commemorate the 220th birthday of our nation's flag Elementary school students in grades K-S may submit one original poster no larger than 20 by 20 inches. The theme is "What Freedom Means to Mc.” C all (210) 828-9921 for an entry form and rules. The deadline for submissions is June 2. be celebrated at four distinct services A sunrise service at 7 a rn. will be led by the youth of the church and is held outside (weather permitting). The dress for that service is casual and warm The 8:30 a m service will include Holy C ommunion A special 9:45 a iii service called “SonRise Celebration” is oriented toward children and their families. Hie 11 a m. 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) 980-7745. (Submitted by Hulverde United Methodist Church) Pouter Bed Mooeoiit Piires! 711 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, Texas 78130 L\_210-625-3634_ ubscpibe scribe scribe erne 625-9144 Come Celebrate Easter with Hill Country Christian Church A New Christian Church in Formation. 2347 Bulverde Rd. In the Heart of Downtown Bulverde, TX Sunday 10:30 a.m. Open Communion and Praise Worship. 980-2019 Th* Unitarian Universalists will have Barble Scharf-Zeldes explain the “Rites of Passage in Judaism" on Wednesday, April 2. 7:30 pm, at the Faith United Church of Christ, 970 N. Loop 337. Thp public is invited. Child care is available. For information call 629-4262. Fphesus 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 also may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father 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. The tragic events st) well planned by (iod give us the benefit of fellowship with one another. Common ground was paid for ... Religion Briefs Taggart appointed to chaplain's post The Very Rev. Rob!. W. Taggart, rector of St. Joseph's Anglican Church in New Braunfels, has been appointed Headquarters Hospital Chaplain for the 1997 Boy Scout National Jamboree to be held at Fort A P. Hil, Va., July 28 to Aug. 5. 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 slatod A Mother/Daughter Program on Sexuality will be presented by the Natural Family Planning Office of the Archdiocese of San Antonio for 9- to 12-year old grits and their ’'    -    I -j\ff •    *•    • 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 I’m stretching a bit? I’m 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 13- to 15-ycar 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 I to 5 p.m. 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 $15 per mothcr/daugher. Registration is required no later than April 11. Please contact Henrietta O’Connor at (210) 734-2620 ext. 213. Organ recital off Handlo Music on tap The public is cordially invited to a very special program presented by Bd Thompson on the organ at IO a.m. April 15 at First United Methodist any. Don’t 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 heads 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.) Church, 129 W. Hutchison, San Marcos. Most of the selections will be compositions of George Frederick Handel. On three of the numbers, Marguerite Thompson will complete an organ/piano duet. Admission is free. Easter sunrise —fries al The 18th Annual Easter sunrise service at Landa Park will begin at 6:30 a m. 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 sausage/pancake breakfast will follow the service at 169 S. Hickory at the Activity Center. The service will be broadcast live on KGNB-AM 1420. I Oakwood * # Baptist Church' 2154 Loop 337 Nprth W New Braunfels, Texas (210) 625-0267 Pastor Ray Still and the family of Oakwood invite you to celebrate your Easter with us! Special Easter Schedule 8:00 am - Continental Breakfast Served 8:15 am - Worship Smet 9:15 am • Continental Breakfast Served 9:30 am * Worship Smet 10:30 am * Continental Breakfast Served 10:45 am - Worship Service ■ Come See What the Excitement is Ail About! Si ;