New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 18, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Bracken Church Women to hold sale on Saturday
Bracken United Methodist Women will sponsor a giant rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church’s fellowship hall. The hall is located on FM 2252, which is off of Interstate 35, south of New Braunfels. For more information or directions, call 606-6717.
Lakeside Baptist plans day for its friends
Lakeside Baptist Church will celebrate “Friends” Day on Sunday.
The church’s Bible study program begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship and praise starting at 11 a.m.
The church also will serve a lunch, and special music and activities are planned.
Zuehl church to hold harvest festival
Redeemer United Church of Christ in Zuehl is holding a harvest festival and turkey dinner at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27.
There will be a raffle and auction, and games and entertainment will be provided.
The price for the meal is $5.
Rock Hill Gospel Church plans fall festivities
The Rock Hill Gospel Church in New Braunfels will hold its Fall Festival Nov. 2. Festivities at the church, on Interstate 35 directly behind the rest area, will start at 9 a rn. and last until 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy games, booths, prizes, baked goods, a rummage sale, the Moon Jump, a dunking booth, gospel musics and a raffle. For more information on this affordable family fun benefiting the youth of Rock Hill Gospel Church, call 609-0354.
Fellowship slates women’s conference In Ben Antonio
The Tree of Life Fellowship announces the South Texas Women’s Conference Nov. 14, 15 and 16, at the Sheraton Four Points in San Antonio on the RiverWalk.
The conference will feature Patsy Cameneti. She is a graduate of Kenneth Hagin’s Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Okla. Her ministry style stirs people to know God and to pray effectively.
This year’s theme will be "Prayer ... the heartbeat of God."
The cost for registration is $15. For more information, please call Tree of Life Fellowship at (210) 625-6375.
Tree of Life Fellowship invites everyone to come and be blessed.
(Submitted by the Tree of Life Fellowship)
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Demands of duty end up with a valuable lesson on life
Her name is Rosie and she is a perpetually young senior citizen. Recently, her heart gave her a wake-up call, and within a week she experienced a major tune-up, otherwise known as bypass surgery. Four veins were connected to her heart muscle, which afforded her a little down time at her daughter’s home.
Rosie and I have crossed paths many times over the past decade. We tend to run in the same circles. But over these past six years I have also had the great privilege of having her daughter and son-in-law as co-workers in our church. Now, she is more like family than acquaintance.
So I was at the hospital after the surgery and took time this week to go see her at Glyn and Wink’s home. She looked great less than a week after the major surgery. She sat on the sofa positively glowing so soon after the heart-stopping procedure.
Now this is something that I do. Do you understand? Part of my job description is to pray for the sick and that sort of thing. Things we do are called duties. Some duties we like
and some we don’t, but life is filled with things that we do out of responsible living. It doesn’t take a lot of convincing for me to do my job.
That is why I felt interrupted, almost displaced, when I went to visit Rosie the other day. She was not there fen* me to “do my job.” She was there to remind me of a wonderful tradition her generation has perfected. It is the art of the visit. Of taking time to do more than what the ‘To-Do” list requires.
Safe to say, the world we live in has forgotten about visiting. Most of the encounters I have with people have an agenda attached to them. We have schedule bodes and calendars that remind us of all the important stuff that needs to be done. Our encounters have much to
do with doing but little with sharing real life.
But not Rosie. With Rosie you talk about life. You take time to sit and chat. You draw from her irresistible well of life drat always has time to sit and visit. Why does that seem so strange to do?
The sad answer is portrayed in a magazine advertisement I found. A woman is holding a TV changer in her hand and staring at the bright, wide-screen wonder in front of her. But she’s not watching “Lucy” reruns. She is doing her banking in “the comfort of her own home.” The caption reads, “Soon there won’t be any reason to leave.”
Loneliness is the number one emotional pain in American adults today. More isolation is not the answer.
But Rosie’s generation has the answer. Raised in an era of wide front porches, days in the park, and Sundays dedicated to church, visiting was a part of life no fess important than any other. Woven into the fabric of life were the extended relationships that were nurtured and cared for by mutual concern.
Certainly Jesus had an agenda, a plan to complete. But the time He took to know people and to share life is arresting. Why? Because He, more than anyone, knew the real need of man was for a relationship with God, not a list of Dos and Don’ts. Zacchaeus, the Samaritan woman, the apostles, the little children, even the scribes and Pharisees tasted of His life because He took time for relationships. He took time to visit.
Rosie’s gone home to San Antonio now, excited about her new life ahead of her. She’s learning to cook “low fit” and talking about joining a gym. Not bad for a 74-year-old. But one thing I hope she doesn’t change is her availability to my generation. We could all use a dose of Rosie. Time to just sit and chat, visit if you will, over a glass of tea.
Because I for one need more than information and lists to make life work. I need the personal touch of people to heal my loneliness. And Rosie’s a great teacher for that.
(Dennis Gallaher is pastor of the Freedom Fellowship Church in New Braunfels.)
dim Wesollck and th# Catholic Pioneers — David Gettys (trumpet), Tom Strauch (vocala/gultar), Diana Lynn Grohman (vocals), Nancy Gillespie (vocals), Jim Wesollck (vocals/guitar), Jason Edwards (bass), and Usa Wyatt (Hula) rr swill provide entertainment tor the Sts. Petar A Paul Catholic School Festival on Oct. 27. The Cathode Pioneers are all members of Sts. Peter A Paul Church and active in its music ministry.
Sts. Peter & Paul schedules festival
The members of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church will hold their annual Fall Festival Oct. 27 at 386 N. Casted in New Braunfels. The festival benefits the Sts. Peter Sc Paul Catholic School.
Highlights of the event will include a 5K Run, barbecue, games, an auction and a raffle drawing featuring the awarding of a 1996 Ford Ranger, courtesy of Bluebonnet Motors of New Braunfels. Entertainment will include Jim Wesolick and the Catholic Pioneers, Ballet Folklorico Infantil and the New Braunfels Kinderchor. For
more information on participating in the All Saints 5K Run, call 620-1379.
Barbecue will be sold from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Large plates can be purchased for $5, and small plates are available for $3. The auction will start at 1:30 p.m. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased at the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School or from any Sts. Peter Sc Paul student. Price of one raffle ticket is $3; two tickets are $5. The drawing will be held at 5 p.m. Please plan to attend and support the continuing education of our students!
San Marcos Baptist Academy is a private day school for boys and girls, grades 6-12. Boarding is available for boys in grades 6-12 and for girls in grades 8-12.
Everyone is invited to attend an Open House at the Academy on Sunday, October 20, beginning at 2 p.m. Registration will be in Dining Room of Carroll Hall. There will be tours of the campus and an Information Session.
The Academy offers students strong academics in a Christian environment.
The Carroll Honors Program allows students to be challenged academically to prepare them for the best colleges and universities in the country. Academy life includes student activities, sports for boys and girls, and fine arts. Students gain leadership experience through JROTC which is required for boys and optional for girls. Created especially for the girls, is the COEDS Leadership Program.
Applications are now being accepted for the spring semester. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 1-800-428-5120 or 512-753-8000.
Church leaders enter agreements on copyrights
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Churches had better render unto Hollywood if they want to use video clips to spice up sermons or screen movies for youth groups, a minister says.
Screening such products without paying licensing fees can violate copyright laws and that could be costly, warns the Rev. Steve Horswill-Johnston.
“A lot of churches think that if they don’t charge to watch (videos), it’s legal,” said Horswill-Johnston, director of the United Methodist Media Center in Pasadena.
“But in the last couple of years, one Methodist church had to pay a one-time fine of $500 and another was warned by a government agency about its unauthorized use.”
The media center has negotiated ap agreement to handle licensing payments en masse for its member
churches. It recently told representatives of 400 congregations in Southern California and Hawaii that they can pay the center $125 a year and screen most videotaped movies without worry.
Horswill-Johnston predicted that video and film segments will be used increasingly in worship and religious education.
“It’s the language of life for many young people,” he said.
The center’s deal is one of several regional agreements made by The Motion Picture Licensing Corp., which represents more than 40 studios and producers.
Thoutands flock to Cony rn lo now virgin mary
CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — Thousands of people flocked to a Rockdale County farm to hear Nancy Fowler’s annual message which she claims comes from the Virgin Mary.
From Oct. 1990 to May 1994, Mrs.
Fowler delivered the messages on die 13th of each month, but then she announced that the Virgin Mary would appear with a public message only once a year, (rn Oct. 13.
She maintains that the Virgin appears before her in a room and asks her to deliver messages. She said Sunday that Mary is still concerned that people are not heeding the messages and are offending God.
The Unitarian Universalists
have been in New Braunfels for one year this October.
To celebrate our birthday,
Rev. Art Severance, Minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio, will be our speaker and lead our service on Wednesday, October 23,7:30 p.m. at the Faith United Church of Christ, 970 N. Loop 337.
Come to our birthday party.
All are welcomed.
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