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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 27, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas Church Life ■ To talk with Managing Editor Mark Lyon about Church Life, call 625-9144, ext 21 Herald-Ze itungChurch Life VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS Cross Lutheran Church June 13-17, 9 a m - noon “Sen Country Farm: Growing Kids Gods Way, The Fruit of the Spirit." Games, crafts, songs, snacks Cross Lutheran Church 169 South Hickory For information call Paula Ljckemeyer 625-3666 or 625-4234 First Baptist Church of Canyon Lake June 6-10, 6.30-9 p m. “Trail of Treasure * Highway 306 in First United Methodist unurcn I ) TXV&re * a I JCtr\r\ mn c^ioryieiiif /.plac* fo** vou *rrpp parables “ Tree' desus Mold * For ch ildren, youth, and {adults, with s everal choices of •topics for ad ult classes Each .evening beg ns with a fellowship {meal for eve ”yone at 6 p m 572 •VV San Anto no. For information {Hosanna Baptist Church {New Braunfels {Christian Academy 9 IBCA offers a sc ages inn rears Fu 7 an lay, {Oakwood Baptist 'Church 215 it. John s Episcopal ihurch fet. Paul Lutheran Church june 20-24, 9 a rn noor lire*- years through Seco trade Reg,Stratton tofms jr^inc^urchoffice 181 tree of Life Fellowship * J ^ 16 ?I r ’ -I a I 'I I 4 11    I "to** o nm ***** 7 I OLm&tTaste and See the Goodness . • • This past week my youngest son has played big brother to a little girl who is visiting with her parents. Little Sara’s dream in visiting Texas has been to ride a horse which I promised we would do when I saw her at her faraway home last February. Needless to say, as early in their visit as possible we were off to the bam with Sara and her surrogate big brother to ride Pancho, the Wonder Horse. Pancho is a great guy, as far as four hoofed hay burners go. He is the favorite of all the kids because Pancho doesn’t get too excited about anything. He’ll trot, canter or walk on command and will put up incessantly with every “Giddyap’” a kid can toss out. And best of all he does it with a good attitude Kind of a Golden Retriever of the bam- Dennis Gallaher yard. So here are Sara and Joseph riding around the pasture with Sara’s dad far enough away for independence but close enough to catch a kid having the time of her life. The sun is going down and the air has cooled putting the perfect edge on the trail ride. But Joseph, being the astute eight-year-old that he is, knows the time is growing short. That is when he turns to Sara and says with candor and grace, “When my Dad says it’s time to go, ITI start to whine and he’ll let us ride for five more minutes.” Little turkey. I guess he has me figured out better than I thought. The truth is, I really want to go the extra mile with my kids, especially during those Kodak moments of life when they are having the time of their lives just being kids. In fact, as a parent there is no greater joy that comes my way than to see my children happy and content with a blessing that I have helped bring their way. The joy that I have thinking about those kids on Pancho will last much longer than the moments they shared together. The only proof necessary of the greater blessing in giving to our kids is the strong emotions that remain in the heart of a parent. So why do you think it is any different with our Father God? You see, we really do have a problem believing that He desire our happiness even more than we do. In fact, Jesus went so far with the Father’s commitment that He repeated four times at the Last Supper the promise “if you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” The simplicity of the statement is arresting, “Ask anything and I will do it.” In other words, the greatest pleasure of the Trinity is to bless the children. And that means to give them the desires of their hearts, to allow peace, joy, and blessing to reign instead of sickness, distress and sorrow. Joseph knows the heart of his father is always turned toward blessing. He knows that I would not withhold from him the desire of his heart, even if it was something as simple as riding Pancho for five minutes more. As long as it does not hurt him and is in his very best interest I would not willingly withhold any good thing from him. And often I want to give to him just because it will make him happy. His happiness, after all, is one of my greatest joys. So it is with our Father in Heaven. Our happiness is one of His greatest joys. And like children who know their father’s heart is turned to them for blessing, we need to be reminded that God’s heart is turned toward His children. Jesus said, “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.” Start asking again, friend, for the simple pleasures of life. When they come, they are sure to be fresh with the scent of Heaven. And thank God. A word of child-like thanks goes deep into the Father’s heart. Take a lesson from a wise little boy named Joseph and taste and see the goodness of the Father’s pleasure. But just one last thing. Please don’t whine! (Dennis Gallaher is pastor of Freedom Fellowship Church.) Unforgettable Wink Wink Kelso spends much of his time working with March for Jesus vols By WENDY MICHAELIS Special to the Hera!d-Ze<tung "Wink Kelso** I know Wink Kelso! What’s he up to these days?" This is a familiar strain to friends of Wink Kelso To the many who know him, Wink is unforgettable. But in case you don’t know him, here’s an introduction and a bit about what he’s “up to” these days. You may have seen Kelso leading worship music on several occasions around the city. Every Sunday since October 1991, he has led the people at Freedom Fellowship Church in worshipping God. For the last three years Kelso has participated in the music surrounding the National Day of Prayer. Maybe you saw him clad with his guitar in Lamia Park prior to the Walk for Life or in the gazebo after the Life Chain. You may have found him at a city-wide praise rally or a community Thanksgiving service Those of you attending the Mamage Intimacy Workshop last month got to hear one of his latest songs, inspired by the workshop lf you haven’t met him yet, you’ll sc him June 25 among the couple of thou sand people expected to March for Jesus through the streets of New Braunfels. Kelso, one of the coordinators tor the New Braunfels March for Jesus, is excited about this year’s march Kelso, uncoordinated New Braunfels first march last year, heard about the march in 1992 and went to San Antonio to see what it was all about “It was a fantastic experience to be out on the streets singing and praising God with all those people. It really fired me up to do it in New Braunfels,” Kelso explains Another one of his motivations was to give the community a picture of the church by bringing the churches outside their walls Kelso says the 1,200 people who turned out for the 1993 march surprised him and his fellow organizers, Scott Tjernagel, pastor of Mission Valley Bible Church, and his wife Glyn “Last year I just wanted the event to come off. My goal for this year’s march is for it to be a tool for unifying the churches in the city. I would like to sec many more city-wide events taking place,” Kelso says. Twelve churches participated in last year’s march, and according to Kelso, to date, 15 arc signed up to participate in this year’s march. Kelso says, “Although the march is primarily being sponsored and publicized by churches, it is for anybody who wants to come out and sing songs to the Lord. If the whole city turned out, that would be great!” Kelso expects to see colorful banners, balloons and people signing at the march. “It’s a very festive occasion This is not a protest march, it’s a celebration!" he explains. As one of the march organizers, Kelso says he spends a lot of time on the phone and working with volunteers He says of the volunteers, "The more people we can get involved, the better the march " Kelso says he could especially use volunteers for the sound committee, site management and banner making, Kelso’s lifetime of music attracted him to the march. Starting with family sing-alongs accompanied by his grandfather on the guitar, Kelso’s music career included playing in bands from age 15 through his college years at Tnnity University He played with a band in the San Antonio area for the next couple of years before his interests shitted to writing music. Among his works, he and a partner wrote a rock opera basal on "Alice in Wonderland” that fared well locally and regionally After becoming a Chnstian in the mid-70s, Kelso began writing Chnstian music and performing with his band Brother Love “Over a period of time my imerest went from performing to praise and worship music," Kelso explains He has been a song leader at several churches and “officially” joins the staff at Freedom Fellowship June I Kelso continues to wnte songs and is kxiking forward to more time to devote to music wnting and recording atter June I. (Wendy Michaelis is a contributing writer fur the New liraunjels Herald-/ettuna J Hfud-Zeltung photo by JOHN HUSETH Th* March For Jesus, set for June 25, will see thousands of peopla rally in tha streets of New Braunfels. Special religious services planned for Sesquicentennial By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Several events have been discussed for special religious services during the Sesquicentennial year All of these events are being discussed ami no definite plans or dates have been made. -New Year’s Eve A latc-cvcning celebration is planned for downtown Restaurants will feature a IO p m dinner, prayer/singing services are scheduled while church bells and the carillon at the courthouse w ill chime in at midnight. -January-March Churches are encouraged to display pictures/artifacts for display at the Sophienburg Museum. -Fbruary 12: A rn id-w inter Pre -Lenten music celebration is planned -March 21: A Founder’s Day IVayer Breakfast is scheduled -Apnl 14: A community-wide Good Friday service is scheduled in conjunction with the New Braunfels Ministerial Alliance -April 16: A combined community-widc Easter Service is planned on the Plaza with combined choirs, ministers, etc. -August through September: Combined choirs will give concerts in the park -October or November A community service will emphasize New Braunfels’ German heritage and be held in the Wursthalle on Sunday morning. -November A community I'hanks-giving service will be held -December: Several New Braunfels churches will host an open house fix a candlelight tour St. Paul celebrates ‘Year of the Family’ St. Paul Lutheran Church is celebrating “International Year of the Family!” (designated by United Nations General Assembly) St Paul continues to provide opportunities for growth through Biblically based Marriage and Parenting Classes on Sundays and during the week, but now they will make a more intentional effort to provide resources for families to use in the home. The resources w ill help the many stages of life families arc in and will be sensitive to the diversity of families today Church leaders realize the word “family” no longer means mom, dad, and children Family Life Center nears completion at EPC By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The new Family Life Center at First Protestant Church is just a few months from completion, according to Bob Sohn, treasurer and chairman of the church’s finance committee. The building is 70 percent complete and officials hope to be able to begin moving into the building by the middle of July or early August. “It’s going to be a beautiful facility. We have been organizing programs and hope to hit the ground running,” said Sohn. Some of the programs being discussed include a Saturday barbecue dinner and church service, bridge parties, basketball and volleyball games and musical entertainment. Sohn said he hopes to bring outside forms of entertainment to the church at least once per month. “We will bring these things and make them available to the whole community,” he said. “We also hope to have visiting dignitaries and pastors from all over the country.” The new building includes an upstairs administration area, kitchen, multi-purpose room and classrooms. The total cost of the project is estimated at S2 million, and Sohn said it should not take long to pay for the structure. One of the special features of the building will be the Walk of Faith which will he located in tile sanctuary The walk forms a cross. One portion outlines the Old Testament, and one portion tells the story of the New Testament. “In the middle there is a beautiful statue of Chnst holding a lamb There are three fountains surrounding it that symbolize the Trinity," he said. Sohn said it will complement the historic buildings already on the church grounds “Our church has a wonderful heritage and history It also has a new life," he said. “There is more to it than just saying we have a new building It reflects the new attitude of the church as well as the heritage,” said Sohn Area briefs Bargain Box offers services The Bargain Box, 303 S Casten, 625-7663, lias been serving the needs of the people of New Braunfels for over 40 years To better meet the needs of the community, the Bargain Box will now he open on the first Saturday of the month tor [icopic who cannot shop dunng the week ll offers clothing and household items that have been gently used. (What a Wind,’ sot for FU MC First United Methodist Church, 572 W San Antonio St 625-4513 Worship 8 30 and, 10 50 a rn , sermon by senior pastor, “What a Wind," Church Schuil 9 30 a rn Recognition of graduating seniors during IO SO service Vacation Bible Scfuxd will be held in the evening this year for all children, youth arx! adults of the church July 11-15 from 6-8:30 p m. The theme is "Beneath the Storytelling Tree, Parables Jesus Told ’’ Special classes are included for adults, bach evening will begin with a fellowship meal for everyone at 6 p m St. John’s hosting VBS Juno 13-17 St John’s Episcopal Church, 312 S Guenther, will be hosting a Vacation Bible School June 13-17 for all children in the New Braunfels area “Exploring God’s Kingdom, An Adventure in Prayer" will be taught to children ages four through 5th grade Pre-registration will continue through June I Registration forms can be obtained from the church office (625-2532) SS supplies tee per child, donations to help defray costs gratefully accepted I.ach day the children will focuson a different Bible verse, enjoy art projects, learn songs in praise of the bird and become aware of their special place in the eyes of the Lord. Grog Singleton to sing at Payspring Christian Church Come celebrate high attendance Sunday for Dayspring Christian Church Sunday worship will include special ministry and music by Greg Singleton from Trinity Church in San Antonio, formerly with Andre Crouch Community Christian services scheduled May 29 Community Christian Church would like to invite yixi to an exciting and uplifting worship service Sunday morning, May 29, under the tent on the comer of Old McQuecny Road to. Berberid Drive Clifton Jansky, country Gospel singer and songwriter, will be leading us in worship and praise starting at IO a rn. Clifton has written numerous Christian songs and is well known throughout the area for his beautiful music and gifted voice We invite you to share in a special morning of praise, worship and giving glory to our God as Clifton present the love of God through his music. The praise service will be held on the property of Community Chnstian Church where the new worship facility is going to be built this summer. Community Christian is presently meeting at the Oak Run Elementary Schall on Hwy 46 W Services at the schixil begin at 9.30 a rn with Sunday School and IO 30 a m for Worship For more information, please call Dee Arrnes, minister of Community Christian Church at 620-7174 or 629-0663 ;