New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 22, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
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New board member
Analyst sees changes in church
By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Religion Writer
An analyst of Roman Catholic trends predicts the church eventually will have both women and married men as priests, once the present shrinkage of celibate male priests compels it.
It could take 20 years or more but it’s certain to come under pressures of intensifying need for priests, says the Rev. Richard P. McBrien, head of the University of Notre Dame’s theology department.
He also sees recent signs that Pope John Paul II is becoming more open to change, in contrast to earlier impressions he gave of unbending con-servativism.
Until the end of last year, McBrien says he was convinced the pope was “firmly fixed as a conservative pope, one who is not going to encourage dialogue, one who would not be tolerant of dissent.”
But he adds that events this year have altered
that papal image, particularly the pope’s modified tone and message on his visit to Brtain and his turn to conciliatory dealings with the Jesuits.
The pope remains a "conservative man,” McBrien says, but adds:
“We’re also dealing with a man who is not absolutely rigid, and who obviously is open to growth — as we all have to be — and who does seem to appreciate some elements of contemporary theology.”
McBrien is the author of several books on reforming trends in the church and also of the recent “Catholicism,” a two-volume compendium of Catholic concepts and teachings.
He made his comments in an interview with the Catholic Voice, the Oakland, Calif., diocesan newspaper, while in California for a recent lecture series, and later corrobarated them for this summary.
He says the pope wisely “backed off" from a confrontation with the Jesuits at a reconciling meeting with the order’s provincial superiors, after
earlier warning them of "secularizing tendencies” and taking direct control of the order.
But then at the meeting, he gave a “relatively conciliatory talk,” McBrien notes, and most important, announced they could go ahead with plans for electing their own superior general.
McBrien also sees papal moderation in John Paul’s talks in Britain this year, in contrast to those he gave in the United States in 1979.
As for the future church allowing women and married men in the priesthood, McBrien says it will stem from a “real crisis” now developing in regard to declining entries into the celibate priesthood.
“In general in this country, bishops know about it and some of them are worried about it, but nothing will be done,” he says. "They’ll put no pressure on the Vatican, for example, to change.”
But he says the change eventually will come as the shrinkage in the quanity and quality of priests becomes “so bad” that the church will “be forced to do something.”
Jeannie Braulick Constance of New Braunfels is congratulated by Dr. James A. Bergquist, director of the Board for Service and Mission in America of the The American Lutheran Church. She was recently named to a six-year term to the board.
Convention president to preside at service
Southern Baptist Convention President Jimmy Draper of Euless will be the guest speaker for the constitution services Sunday afternoon of the First Baptist Church Mission.
After the 2 p.m. service, the mission will be known as Oakwood Baptist Church and select its governing body.
During the formal organization service, a constitution for the new church will be adopted, a pastor called and officers and teachers will be elected by the charter members.
Planning for the mission out of First Baptist began more than a year and a half ago, with the first service held March 14 this year.
Rev. Euclid Moore has directed the efforts of the mission for the past seven months at Veramendi at North Street.
Moore expects approximately 135 charter members for the new church which has signed a contract for 7 acres of land off Loop 337.
All interested persons are invited to the special services Sunday, said Rev. Moore.
Evangelist Rev. Tom Clawson will be the featured speaker at the revival at First Baptist Church of Canyon I^ake Sunday through Friday.
John Hallum will provide special music for the nightly services at 7:30 p.m.
The revival scripture will be Isaiah 40:8, “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the Word of God shall stand forever.”
Also planned for the week is a Bible conference each day beginning at 10:30 a.m. called “The Peaks of Delectable Mountains" of the five cameo studies of II Peter 4 and 5.
Other daily activities at the church include lunch, vistation, choir practice and Circle of Ix>ve.
Wayne and Cathy Perrin of
Cookeville, Tenn., will present a special service Sunday at Freedom Fellowship beginning at 7 p.m.
All interested persons are invited to attend. A love offering will be taken.
The pair have ministered in churches of all kinds, on college campuses, at Full-Gospel Businessmen’s meetings, Women's Aglow meetings. Christian camps and retreats, high school assemblies and even coffee houses and prisons.
Wayne explains his work, “Our God is a great and willing God and the only way we can lose is to quit.”
First Assembly of God, 1687 Highway 81 West, is sponsoring a healing and miracle crusade Monday through Nov. 7.
Evangelist Jack Cross will be the featured speaker at the services which will begin each night at 7 p.m. at the church.
Conference speaker warns of alienation in small churches
Rural or small church congregations are undergoing a lot of change and this is causing alienation among people, a speaker said at the 37th Annual Town and Country Church Conference earlier this month in College Station.
Bishop Finis Crutchfield of the United Methodist Church of Houston cited four causes of alienation of today’s small churches:
1. Ixjss of a sense of community no closely knit neighborhoods.
2. Movement of people from urban to rural areas.
3. Absentee ownership of land and other resources.
4. Impact of industry on the church.
"The church today must have a
reconciling role," said Crutchfield. “The church must simply be the church. It is not the church unless it is open to all persons it cannot be a closed corporation. Teh church cannot be ‘closed’ due to family or
Crutchfield also called for churches to be more ecumenical, to provide recreational programs due to increasing leisure time, and to play a bigger role rn counseling and interpersonal relationships.
“The church is the last great unregulated volunteer institution in the U.S.,” he said. “It is the principal hope for a free humanity."
In opening remarks to some 200 small town ministers and church lay leaders attending the conference, Texas A&M University System Chancellor Dr. Arthur Hansen lauded conference participants for their work and the tremendous responsibility they have in providing guidance to those in their congregations.
“You are persons who influence others and I applaud you on your desire to become better informed about the issues of today,” he said.
First Baptist Church, 733 Cross St. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship 7 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Service 7:15 p.m.
First Protestant United Church of Christ, Seguin and Coll Streets. Worship 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Church Sc hoot 9 a.m.
New Braunfels Presbyterian
Church, 373 Howard. Church School 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service ll a.m.; Nursery provided.
First United Methodist Church, 572
W. San Antonio St. Church School 9:30 a m.; Morning Worhip 10:50 a.m.; Youth Activities 5:30 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 312 S.
Guenther. Communion 8 a.m.; Church School for adults, senior highs and intermediate and chapel program for younger students IO a.m.; Family Service, church and church school ll a m.; Communion and Healing 9 a.m. Wednesday.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Cross and Santa Clara Streets. Worship Service 8 a m. (broadcast on KNBT Radio, FM 92) and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Trinity Baptist Church, 1235 Er-vendberg Ave. Sunday School IO a.m.; Worship Service 10:45 a m. and 6 p.m.
Primera Iglesia flautist (First Mexican Baptist,) 2080 W. San
Antonio St., Corner of San Antonio and Grape Streets. Sunday School classes tor every age 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:50 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.
Mission Pentecoste Church, 129
School St. Services Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 7:30 p.m.
First Assembly of God, 16 87
Highway 81 W. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Children’s Church 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night 7:30 p.m.
Iglesia Bethel (Pentecostal Church), 2990 W. San Antonio. Wednesday 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday School IO a.m.; Bible School Sunday 6 :30 p.m.; Worship Services Sunday 7:30 p.m.
Harmony Baptist Church, 1472 Highway 46 S. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Worship Services ll a.m. and 7 p.m.; Bible Classes 6 p.m. (all ages); Prayer meeting 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Cross Lutheran Church, South Hickory and Cross Streets. Sunday School, Adult Bible, 9 a.m.; Worship 10:15 a.m.; Holy Communion first and third Sundays.
New Braunfels Foursquare Church, 1492 Highway 81 W. Sunday Worship IO a.m.; Evening Worship 7 p.m.; Midweek Service 7 p.m. Thursday.
First Presbyterian Church, 272 S. Krueger. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Fellowship 10:30 a m.; Worship ll a.m. and 7 p.m.
Church of Christ, 16 6 5 Highway 81 W. Bible Classes for all 9 a.m.; Worship Service IO a.m.; Evening Worship and Children’s Bible Hour 6 p.m.; Wednesday Classes 7 p.m. Nursery available.
Worship At The Church
Local Churches (cont.)
Ejemplo Vivo Baptist Church, Gamer Hall, Santa Clara and Guenther Streets. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:45 am.; Church training 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting Wednesday 7 p.m. at 498 Liberty.
Second Baptist Church, Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Worship Services 11a.m. and 7 p.m.
of Your Choice
Faith United Church of Christ, 970
Loop 337. Church School 9:15 a m.; Worship Service 10:30a.m.
Freedom Fellowship Church, 330 Hackberry. Prayer 9:30 a.m.; Worship IO a.m.
Live Oak Baptist Church, 335
Washington. Sunday school 9:45 a m.; Worship service ll a m.
Ste. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 386 N. Casten. Saturday Obligation Mass for Sunday 7 p.m.; Sunday Masses 7-8 30, 11-11:15 am.
New Life Assembly of God Church, 552 Highway 81 W. Sunday School IO a.m.; Morning Worship ll a.m.; Evangelistic Services 7 p.m.; Wednesday Worship 7:30 p.m.
Tree of Life FeUowship, Carl
Schurz School Auditorium. Nursery provided Sunday morning 9:30 a m. and Sunday evening 7 pm.
First Baptist Church Mission, Veramendi at North Street. Bible study 9:30 a m.; morning worship 10:45 a.m.; evening worship 7 p.m.; Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m.
Bible Believers Fellowship, Laurel
Plaza, Apartment 300 Laurel Lane. Sunday School 9:50 a m.; Worship Services ll a m. and6 p.m.
Eastside Baptist Church, 983
Holly. Sunday School 9 45 a m.; Worship ll am. and 7 p.m.; Wednesday service 7 p.m.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2386 W. San Antonio St. Priesthood meeting 9 a m.; Relief Society 9 a m.; Young Women 9 a m.; Primary 9 a.m.; Sunday School IO a m.; Sacrament 10:50a.m.
First Church of the Nazareae,
146 5 IH 35 E Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Worship Services 10:50 a m. and 6 p.m.
Green Valley Apostolic Tabernacle
(U.P.C.), 104 Melody Lane. Sunday School IO am.; Evangelistic ■Service 7 p.m.; Bible Study .Thurday 7:30p.m.
First Church of Christ Scientist, 137
E. Mill St. Sunday Service 10:30 a m.; Sunday School 10:30 a m.; Wednesday Service 7:30 p.m. Child care available.
Asamblea De Dios (Spanish Assembly of God), 255 W. Commerce St. Sunday School 5:30 p.m.; Evangelistic Service 6 :30 p.m.; Saturday 6 :30 p.m.
St. Joseph s Anglican Chapel, 185
E. Jahn St. Worship Services 9 a.in.; 1928 Prayer Book.
New Braunfels Christian Church,
I Alop 337. Sunday School 9:30 a.in.; Worship 10:30 ain. and 6 p.in.; Junior Church 10:30a.m.
Chapel in the Cove (Interdenominational), Cypress Cove Club House. Worship Service 9 a.m.
Triumphant Lutheran Church, Bat
Cave Road at Schoenthal Road. Worship 9 a m.; Sunday School IO a.m. for all ages.
Bulverde United Methodist Church, Highway 281 N. and Cibolo Creek. Sunday School 9:30 a m.; Church Service 10:45 a.m.
St. Thomas Chapel Catholic), Canyon Dam Hillside. Sunday Mass 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.; Pr*£unday Mass Saturday 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Canyon Lake United Methodist Church, Flintstone Drive, Canyon Lake Mobile Home Estates. Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.
Bracken United Methodist Church,
FM 2252. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Church Service 10:45 a.m.
Friedens United Church of Christ,
Geronimo. Church School 9 a m.; Worship Service IO: 15 a.m.
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
(ALC), FM 26 73 East of Startz-ville. Sunday School 9 a.m.; Worship 10:15 a.m.; Communion first Sunday.
St. Francis-By-Tbe-Lake Episcopal Church, FM 306 I mile west of FM 2673. Services, ll am. Holy Communion; Second Sunday, 8 a.m. Holy Communion; ll a.m. morning prayer.
Church in the Valley (Interdenominational), Deep Acres, Canyon City; Church School 9 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:15 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m.
Bulverde Baptist Church, P.O. Box
43. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:45 a.m.; Christian Training 6 p.m.; Evening Worship 7 p.m.; Wednesday Services 7 p.m.
Church of Christ, FM 3159 and FM 26 73. Bible Class IO a.m.; Sunday Worship ll a.m. and 6 p.m.;
Wednesday Service 7 p.m.
Church in the Wildwood (Assembly of God), FM 26 73, The Oaks Sunday School IO a m.; Worship Service 10:50a.m. and6 :30p.m.
St. Paul United Church of Christ, S.
Main and FM 78, Cibolo. Church School9a.m.; Worship 10:15a.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Highway 186 3 at Highway 281. Sunday School9a.m.; Worship 10:15a.m.
First Baptist Church, Horseshoe
Falls Estate. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:40a.m.; Evening Service6 p.m.; Nursery provided.
Rock Hill Gospel Church Faith
Center, 502 1H 35 South of New Braunfels behind the rest area. Sunday school IO a m., worship 8 and IV a in. and 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Bible college 7 30 p.m.; Thursday, ladies meeting 9:30 a.m., Young ministers 7:30p.m.
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