New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 7, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Friday, October 7,1963 SA
St. Francis' life gives message
By KATHERINE RIGOS. Vicar St Francis by-tto-Laka Episcopal Church
Seven hundred and seventy-seven years ago this week, a 25-year-old man stook stark naked before his father and his Bishop in the center of the town square.
The father was furious! His face probably purple with anger and red with shame, he disowned the young man and cut him off forever from any share in the family's large, rich business.
The Bishop took off his own cloak and covered the strange, stubborn young man, who stalked out of the square to spend the next three years in the squalor of abject poverty ministering to a colony of lepers and other outcasts in the mountains near Assisi.
Of course, you have already recognized the great act of renunciation that marked the beginning of the life-long marriage between Lady Poverty and St. Francis of Assisi. This past Tuesday, Oct. 4, was his feast day, and this article is a thanks offering for the life-message of the patronal saint of the congregation at St. Francis by-the-Lake.
Francis has been called the most admired of the saints — and the least imitated. His joyous a ban-
donment of all the values and standards that the civilised world considers practical, if not downright necessary, smacks of fairy tales of heroic adventure stories. Deep down inside each one of us lurks something that admires such independence and such freedom. Francis was a free as one of his "Brother Birds."
He also was as poor as a bird, and as precariously dependent upon whatever was given to him, if anything, for his survival, as are the birds. As we realize that, we turn away a fit sadly from the shining vision of his freedom to the sober reality of providing for our families and ourselves in the day-to-day routine of work.
But the "good news" is that the joy of Francis’ kind of freedom can be ours, even in the midst of practical living. For the secret of his joy was that in embracing poverty he was freed from the desire to be rich. In caring for others, he was freed from the dreadful concern for self that keeps us anxiously
working and searching for more and more gratifications. When we, too, can took around us at the world and rejoice in the creation as Francis did when he celebrated the beauty of Brother Sun and Sister Moon, of Brother Bird and Sister Flower, then we, too, are learning the joy of contentment in the riches that God has given us and we are freed, like Francis, to turn in loving care to those who need our love and help.
Think, then, of Francis of Assisi who 777 years ago this week entered on the service of God that gives such perfect freedom.
Think on him and perhaps you will begin to share a ’tile of his joy.
A prayer attributed to St. Francis:
Lord make us instruments of your peace Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is tryury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt faith; where there is dispair, hope; where there is darkness, light where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand; to be loved es to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.Briefly
Spirit of Life Fellowship is located at 1225 W. San Antonio St.
SfH photo bv Qtrull fbchmdtvn'Caring' important says educator
People still need to care for each other despite today’s "high tech’’ society an educator told a gathering of church leaders recently at Texas AAM Univeristy.
"You need to lead people down the path of care," said Dr. John Hoyle, professor of educational administration at Texas AAM. He was speaking at the 31th annual Town and Country Church Conference.
"Technology won’t change who you are. Nothing will replace you. You have the gift of humanity in serving God’s people.
"You are called upon to help people help themselves — ifs a tough job," he said. "If you can help put people back together, the world will come out ail right," he added, referring to problems such as high divorce rates, suicides and drug abuse.
"Many people know the price of everything and the value of nothing," Hoyle said, in regard to the trend toward self-centeredness in society.
Hoyle noted there are two views of the future — doomsday and utopia.Building closed in
The new building which includes a gym, classroom space and kitchen is a step closer to completion at Bulverde Baptist Church.
The work which was started with a "Together We Build" program in 1962 is scheduled to be completed during the first of 1964.
The majority of the work has been done by members of the church's congregation except for the metal construction, said a church representative. The Rev. Jim Brazzil is pastor of the church.Annual festival sat
Food, games and entertainment are planned throughout the day starting at ll a.m. Oct 16 at the annual festival at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School.
The dinner of barbeque beef and sausage will be served from ll a m. to 6 p.m. with tickets $3.50 for large plates and $2.50 for small plates.Reservations due
First Baptist Church of Seguin is now taking reservations for the third Christian Women’s Conference set Oct. 28 and 29
Topics for the conference will be sensitivity to the Lord, submissiveness to authority and security in surroundings and steadfastness in faith.
One of the speakers will be Barbara Taylor, executive vice president of Dimensions of Christian Living and wife of Rev. Jack R. Taylor who was pastor of Castle Hills Baptist Church.
Registration is $10 and includes a noon luncheon and conference kit. Mail name, address, home church name, phone number and fee to First Baptist Church, 1214 E. Cedar, SeguinChurch plant bazaar
Schertz United Methodist Church will have its annual bazaar Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Oct. 15 fm 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The church is located at 310 First St. in Schertz. The bazaar will feature a country store, plants, arts and crafts, "white elephants," bake shop and a hot lunch at a nominal cost.
Persons wishing to donate home canned or baked goods, plants, books, "white elephants," or other items may bring them to the church on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call 656-1796 or 656-8023.
Church in Valley plans special service, dinner
By SANDRA JACKSON
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Members of Church in the Valley at Canyon Lake will mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of their church with special activities this Sunday.
Charter member Frank A. Hurter will conduct the morning worship service, and another original member, the Rev. Harold Boettcher, will preach the sermon for the occasion.
Following the morning service, an anniversary dinner will be served in Scarborough Hall. Those who have been members of Church in the Valley at any time since its inception are invited to attend this anniversary celebration as guests.
The church was formally begun in October 1963, and was the first church to be established in the Canyon Lake area. Population was sparse in the rural area before the lake was a reality, and the church was interdenominational to serve all faiths.
Since that time, many individual denominations have begun their own churches as the area grew, but ttie Church in the Valley remains one of the largest, with 17 denominations or faiths represented in today’s membership rolls.
The group which later became Church in the Valley began meeting in the late 1950’s, bring organized by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sender During those early years, ministers and lay speakers from New Braunfels often filled the pulpit of the church. They included the Rev. A. S. Kattner, Dennis Trowbridge, Norman Krause, and Rev Boettcher.
Property for the church was given in 1962 by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Goode and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hueter. A barracks building
AFB in San Antonio to be moved to the property, but complications arose and the building was stuck on Highway 22 until March IMS, and again on Highway SM tutti June of that year. It was finally moved toto place June 6, IMI.
Cornerstone for the sanctuary was laid on May 16,1176, and the opening and consecration of that facility was held on June 19 of Bist year.
On Oct. 14, 1973, during the church's ten-year anniversary celebration, the $36,669 26-year note on the building was bunted, after being paid off to just three years. The congregation remains debt-free today.
Chap. (Col.) William L. Cooper filled the pulpit from March 1966 until August 1977, when he retired, and the Rev. A. Boyd Later, Jr. came to serve the congregation. Luter remained until August of this year, when he resigned to accept a teaching position. No minister has yet been called to fill the vacancy to the pulpit.
In addition to conducting Sunday morning and evening worship services, the activities of the congregation include Sunday school classes, youth activities, the ladies’ Friendship Circle and the Fishermen’s Breakfast Club.
Greeters for the anniversary Sunday will be Annie Louise Hueter, Mildred Sender, Louise Scarborough Reynolds, and Louise Goode, all charter members of the congregation.
Members are reminded to bring a fried chicken and one side dish (vegetable or salad) to the fellowship hall before the morning worship service on Sunday. Bread, dessert, beverages and place settings will be provided by the women of the Friendship Circle
Faith brings patience
By REV. E.L CUNNINGHAM
Live Oak Baptist Church
Faith is patience.
Men who really succeed are men who know that every project goes through phases when there is nothing to do but wait.
The danger is that we may be tempted to this dreary time to quit.
Nine years ago, I shared my dream of a church with a wise friend and asked for his advice. He said ’it is a great idea. Probably all you can do at the moment is wait and let the thing evolve quite naturally .*'
It was sane, sound and sensible advice. I’ll never forget the way he
rolled out the word “evolve."
There are times to a project, in a problem and in a goal where there is nothing that we can do except wait. And I mean wait with complete faith to the Lord it will come out alright.
This is especially true have experienced what may appear to be a failure or costly setback. Successful men are men who refuse to believe in defeat. Their infinite patience generates fantastic bounceback ability where the average individual would have quit
The poasi bilify or new opportunity will come along to pull him up and on tosucceas.
May God’s rich blessing be yoursWorship at the church of your choiceLocal.
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Laura! Plait. Apt 300. Laura! Lana Sunday achoo! 9 60 a m , worship Ham and • p m
Calvary Sap Oat Church 640
Howard Sunday Btote study IO a m . worship Ham and 6 pm; Wednesday 7 p m at 440 N Seguin Ava
Church pf Chria! 1666 Highway SI VV 8tots class**
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Church of Jesus Chrtat of Latta* Day Batel ta 2386 W
Say Antonio St Priesthood moating 9 * rn . rah** aociaty 9 am, young woman • a m primary 9 a m Sunday achoo) 10am., sacrament 1060am
Croaa Lutheran Church. (Missouri Synod). South Hickory and Croaa Straata Sunday achoo!, adult tibia I am., womhip 10 ll PJR.; holy communion Brot. tilted and Nth Sunday*.
laeteido Beptiat Church. SSI Holy ti Sunday achoo! 946 am.; worahip ll am. and 7 p.m.; Wadnaaday pay#* 17 pm
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Faith Un! tad Church of Christ. 970 Loop 337 Church achoo! 9 16 am. worship IO 30 a m
First Assembly af Cod 1661 Highway 81 W Sunday achoo!
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First Baptist Church 733 Croaa St. Sunday achoo! 9 30 a rn , worship IO 46 a m and 7 pm.; Wadnaaday prayer service 7 15pm
First Church of Christ Scientist 137 I Md St Sunday service 10 30 am; Sunday achoo! 10 30 am; Wednesday service 7 30 p m Child car# available
First Church of the Nara*one 1466 Interstate 36
I Sunday school 6 46 a m , worship IO 50 a m and 6pm
First Fraikytiriaw Church, 272 S. Krueger Sunday achoo) 9:46 am., fahowafup 1030 am.; worship ll am and 7 p.m.
First Protestant United Church af Christ. Seguin and Cot Streets Worahip I and 10:30 am. church achoo! I am.
First United Methodist Church. STJ W San Antonio
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youth activities SJO pm
Freedom Fellowship Church
330 Hack b*ny Pray ar 9 30 a rn . worship 10am
Green Valley Apostolic Tabernacle IU P C I. 104 Melody Lane Sunday achoo!
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p rn, Bide study 7 30 pm Thursday
Harmony Baptist Church 1472 Highway 46 S Sunday achoo! 9 46 a rn worship 11 a rn and 7pm Bible study 6 pm.; Wadnaaday prayer
meeting 7 30 p rn
Holy Family Catholic Church 246 S Hidalgo Saturday mass 5 p m Sunday mass • a rn , IO a rn (Spanish! and 6 pm (Engbehl
I tats la Bathe! (Pentecostal Church), 2990 W San Antonio St Wednesday 7 30 p rn ; Saturday 7 30 pm; Sunday achoo! IO am, bible achoo! Sui lay 6 30 pm. worship service Sunday 7 30 p rn
FM 726 nae! McQueeney Sunday achoo) 6 46 am. worship ll am and 7 pm Wadnaaday Btota study and prayer meeting 7 p rn
Live Oak Baptist Church 336 Washington Sunday school
9 46 am worship 11am
Living Word Church 1254 Highway ti I Sunday worship
10 am and 7 p m. Wad nasdey serves lpm
Church. 129 School St Services Tuesday. Thursday Saturday and Sunday 7 30 pm
New Braunfels Christian
Church Loop 337 Sunday school 9 30 a rn.; worship 10 30 a rn and 6pm tumor
church IO 30 am
New BrewnfeN Feureguero
Church One fourth me* from Interstate 36 on FM 306 Sunday worship IO a rn and 7 p rn, midweek service 7pm Thursday
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Church 373 Howard Church achoo! 9 30 a rn worship 9 30 aid 11 a rn Nursery provided tor ak services
New Breuntete Seventh Day Adventist Church 2990 W
San Antonio St Sabbath achoo) 9 16 a rn Seim day; worship 11 a m Saturday
Northeide Church of Christ
611 I North St Sunday Stole classes 9 30 em. worship IO 30 a rn and 6 pm. Wednesday Stole classes 7 30
Oakwood Baptist Church. Lamar School Stole study 9 30 am worahip 10 46 am and 7
p rn , Wadnaaday prayer service 7 p m
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Bt John a Episcopal Church
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St Paul Lutheran Church
Cross and Santa Clara Siree* Worship service 8 a rn (broadcast on KNBT Radio EM 921 and 10 30 am. Sunday school 9 16a rn
Ste Pater and Paul Ce (hoke
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Tree of Ufa FahoweNp, 125 Highway 61 W Sunday aat wee* 6 46 am and 7 pm Wednesday service 7pm
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Bulverde Beptiat Church
PO Bo* 43 Sunday achoo* 9 30 am worship 10 46 am and 7pm Chretien training 6 p rn Wednesday service 7 p rn
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Canyon Latta United Methodist Church Fbouton* Drive Canyon Lake Mobde Homa Estates Sunday achoo) 916am worship IO 30a m
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