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Page 8 - Friday, February 21,1986 - The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise CHURCH NEWS Pop recording artist Ray Peterson coming Recording artist sings Former pop recording artist Ray Peterson, whose records have sold 22 million copies, will perform at the 7 p.m. services, Feb. 23, at Good News Fellowship Church, 1123 Spur South (B&BRoad). Peterson has several gold records, including "Fever," "Goodnight My Love," "Missing You," "The Wonder of You," the six-million seller, "Corinna, Corinna," and the legendary seven-million seller, "Tell Laura I Love Her." He later chucked the pop music life to devote his career to Christian music. Peterson and his singer wife, Claudia, will perform at the 7 p.m. service only. Marriage Seminar ENCORE: Marriage Enrichment Seminar, sponsored by Aid Association for Lutherans, Branch G196, will be held March 14 and 15 at St. John Lutheran Church in Marion. The Friday session will be from 6-10 p.m., and the Saturday session from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will be a $10 fee to cover cost of food. The seminar is limited to 12 couples. Contact the church for further information. The next meeting of the AAL Branch 6196 will be March 9, following church services at St. John Lutheran Church. Jim & Sherral Creek Revival Meeting Central Assembly of God, 806 N. Camp, will hold a revival Feb. 23 - 28. The revival will feature evangelists Jim and Sherral Creek. The meeting times are: Feb. 23 —10:45a.m. and6 p.m.; Feb. 24-28 —7p.m. Sunday films The family-based film series, entitled "Footsteps," will be shown through March 9 during the Sunday morning Bible classes at Grace Lutheran Church, 920 E. College. Dial-A-Devotion Dial-A-Devotion (379-8810) is a daily telephone devotion provided by Emanuel's Lutheran Church. Callers may include it in their daily devotional schedule and use its spiritual guidance by calling 3798810. Monthalia Centennial Bishop Ernest T. Dixon, Jr., will help celebrate the 100th anniversary of Monthalia United Methodist Church, March 2, where he will preach at the 10:30 a.m. morning worship service. The church is located approximately ten miles southwest of Gonzales off Highway 97. A reservations-only noon meal will be held at the church following the morning service. Registration for the complimentary meal begins at 9:30 a.m..and will continue until 10:30 a.m. The 2 p.m. worship services will include the dedication of the church as a Methodist Historical Site and will bring a reunion of the Monthalia Men's Chorus. A time of meditation will be led by District Superintendent John Gilbert. A kaffee klatsch will be held in the fellowship hall following the afternoon program. Episcopal class Persons wishing to learn more about the Episcopal church, whether members of the church or not, are invited to attend the spring Inquirers' Class. The classes are held at McKeogh Hall, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 201 E. Nolle. There is no obligation for non- Episcopalians attending the class to join the church. For persons wishing to join the church, the classes are important, according to the Rev. Ed Dohoney, rector. For further information call 372-4330. '700 Club' co-host speaks at La Vernia Ben Kinchlow Christian Broadcasting Network celebrity Ben Kinchlow, co-host of the "700 Club" television show, will be guest speaker at the La Vernia Christian Teaching Center's fourth anniversary celebration, at 7 p.m., March 5. He will be joined by the show's guest coordinator, Jackie Mitchum. Kinchlow, who is originally from Uvalde and the son of a Methodist minister, was once a follower of Black Muslim leader, Malcom X. He is a holder of a third degree black belt in karate, and was "well on his way to becoming a black revolutionary." He is also an Air Force veteran of 13 and a half years, attended Southwest Texas Junior College where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and was listed in Who's Who in Small Colleges. From "an angry young man," he was "transformed into a spokesman for Christ." Kinchlow's ministries ranged from a street ministry among addicts to his present position as co- host with host Pat Robertson of the "700 Club." Jackie Mitchum, the show's guest coordinator, books the guest Jackie Mitchum speakers for the program. They have included President Reagan, Vice President George Bush, former presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, Egypt's late president Anwar Sadat, Israel's late prime minister Menachem Begin, and many other national and international figures. Mitchum formerly booked celebraties for the George Otis "High Adventure" ministry, has coordinated Israeli tours for Otis and Pat Boone, and worked with Jim Dawson of "Youth With a Mission." She speaks often at Women's Aglow meetings. The "700 Club broadcasts via satellite on CBN cable network to more than 4,600 cable systems wired to 26 million households and numerous foreign countries. The show is aired daily Monday through Friday. The public is invited to the La Vernia Christian Teaching Center celebration. It is located 3 and one- quarter miles east of La Vernia on Highway 87. Further information may be obtained by calling 779-6361 or 779-5141. Bishops study policy WASHINGTON (AP) - u. S. Roman Catholic bishops have set up a committee to review their "conditional moral acceptance" of the U.S. policy of nuclear deterrence to determine if the conditions still are being met. The. bishops, in their 1983 condemnation of nuclear war and criticism of some U.S. nuclear strategy, had accepted deference as temporarily justifiable only if sin- cere steps were being taken to reduce nuclear arms. Bishop James W. Malone of Youngstown, Ohio, announced formation of the six-bishop committee to assess whether the basis still continues for that qualified acceptance of deterence. Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago, who had headed the drafting committee for the original document, was named chairman of the review committee. Contemplations Hold up your piece of the sky Rev. Aaron Brasfield, Jr. Appreciation Services The final two of several special events for the 4th Appreciation Services for the Rev. Aaron Brasfield, Jr., and his family, will be held tonight and Sunday, Feb. 23, at Second Baptist Church, 609 S. Guadalupe. At 7:30 p.m., Feb. 21, Bishop J.P. Steadman, pastor, Refuge Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, will be guest speaker. The final Appreciation Service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, with the Rev. Alexander Shepherd, pastor of Savannah Baptist Church, Marion, as guest speaker. Bible studies Revelation Bible studies are being offered by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 220 Preston Drive. The study class, with emphasis on the Book of Revelation, will be held each Tuesday night at 7 o'clock and is open to the public. For more information call 379-4556. Youth Communicants Class A Youth Communicants Class for youths, baptized or not, who are interested in membership and learning more about the church, is being conducted at First Presbyterian Church, 305 N. King. The class will continue until just before Easter. The class is taught by the Rev. Carl W. McCauley, pastor. A series of four adult classes for those interested in learning more about First Presbyterian Church, its mission, its beliefs, its work, begins Feb. 23 at 9:30 a.m. in the pastor's study. The class will cover Bible worship, Presbyterian beliefs and governent, and personal discipleship. If interested, contact the pastor. By the Itev. Glen A. Krans Grace Lutheran Church Once upon a time a brave knight was riding through the forest when he spotted a little sparrow lying alongside of the road — and in a very peculiar manner. The knight dismounted from his horse and bent over the sparrow to see what was the matter. The sparrow was flat on his back with his feet pointed straight up toward the sky. The knight said to the sparrow: "What are you doing down there lying on your back with your feet up towards the sky? That seems like a very strange posture for a sparrow." The sparrow replied, "I have just heard a very convincing report that the sky is going to fall." The knight thought this was more than strange — it was pretty funny. He replied: "So, the sky is going to fall, is it? I suppose you think you are going to help hold it up with your feet?" The sparrow replied simply: "One does what one can do!" How about it, fellow sparrows? Been holding up your piece of the sky lately? The problem of human perversity is one which you and I will never solve. To take off on a familiar Scripture text, "Wherever there are two or three gathered together, someone's going to be oppressed." That's just "human nature" and it's an understatement to say that this is a challenge to the goodness and love of Christian people everywhere. What makes it even more a challenge is that Christian people everywhere are involved in conducting the oppression! Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ came to this world to suffer and be tempted and bleed and die and rise again so that our sinfulness might be forgiven. He's the solution to the eternal spiritual problem this world used to have with eternal death and damnation. Crying out from the cross, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me," He sums up the entire world's cry for freedom from oppression — Satan's oppression and human oppression as well. "It is finished," He said, finally, as He breathed His last and gave up the ghost. With that, the debt'of human sin was paid in full once and for all. Human sinfulness and perversity, however, still remain. People art enslaved, oppressed, discriminated against. They still die of hunger, disease and disaster while others, heedless, lay up riches in the lap of luxury. Fellow sparrows, what can you and I do to hold up our piece of the sky? One does what he can. What can you do? You can walk. In just a few weeks, your church ought to have plenty of information on the "C.R.O.P. walk" which is scheduled to take place April 12. We need lots of people who have gotten lots of friends and family to "sponsor" them to walk the 10 Kilometer (6.2 mile) course in Seguin. We hope to raise a good sum of money for the relief of world hunger in this way. This CROP walk is being sponsored by your Seguin-Guadalupe County Ministerial Association in conjunction with Church World Services. We NEED you to get involved! Seguin evangelist to Senegal Ralph Shanafelt of 1727 Willow Creek, Seguin, will help to build a ministry center in Dakar, Senegal, March 8-22. Shanafelt is a volunteer in Texas Baptists' evangelistic partnership with the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board to help reach nearly 10 million people for Christ in Senegal and The Gambia, located in northwest Africa, south of the Sahara Desert. Because 90 percent of the people of the region are Moslems, they will not attend churches, but Southern Baptist missionaries have discovered that they will flock to the ministry centers. There, the missionaries and Texas Baptist volunteers plan to teach a variety of trade skills, English and other courses, along with Bible study. The only Baptist church in the region was begun in 1984, and several converts have been baptized. But the most immediate need, said Gray, is for Texas Baptist volunteers to help build several new < ministry centers on land that was given to the Baptists by the government of Senegal. Housing will be provided for the volunteers, but they will need to pay for their travel and food, said Gray. Through the ministry centers they build, other volunteers will have the opportunity to teach skills and share their faith. "Texas Baptists in Senegal-The Gambia may not be able to witness! in church revivals and door to door as they have in Mexico, Australia and Brazil,"said Gray. "However, they will make-' a tremendous spiritual impact when people ask them why they have co'me so far to help them," Gray added.', Catholics to celebrate Sesquicentennial SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas' 13 Catholic dioceses will mark the state's Sesquicentennial with a special Mass and celebration in San Antonio in April, church officials said. "What we want to do is celebrate the rich heritage of the church in Texas and look forward to the next 150 years of the church's life," said Brother Richard Daly, executive director of the Texas Catholic Conference on Friday. Archbishop Patrick Flores will be the principal celebrant at the Mass on April 6, and newly appointed Bishop John McCarthy of Austin will deliver the homily. Daly said as many as 20 diocesan, auxiliary and retired bishops and an audience of 5,000 are expected at the celebration, which church officials have been planning two years. The event will start with a dramatic presentation at 1:30 p.m. in Municipal Auditorium, with the Mass immediately afterward. Prices in effect Friday, February 21 through Sunday, February 23 Items Available At TG»Y Family C«nt*r* Mated B»loW Only Family Centers Copyright 1986, TG&Y Stores Co. 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