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I Page 2—Friday, July 2, 1982— The Seguin Gazette Kntcrprise Sequin. Texas •Contemplations Beware of counterfeits By Rev. R.R. Mehling Seventh-Diy AdventUt Church Yesterday a young man told me that a white-bearded man, wth others, disrupted their church functions recently. The leader claimed he was Jesus. Recently the media carried the message that reportedly Jesus had gone to Britain in 1977. Counterfeits are not new to Christians in today's world. Our first parents met the originator of counterfeits in the Garden of Eden when he told them the first lie. He said to Eve: "Ye shall not surely die." This statement, unfortunately, has been woven into the fabric of many Christian beliefs. Whnever a counterfeit is presented, we must remember two facts: A. There must also be a genuine, and — b. The counterfeit will always precede the genuine. Jesus promised He would come again. He also promised a counterfeit would appear. In Matthew 24:23-27 Jesus clearly pictures the appearance of false Christs, but he also makes it crystal clear as to how He is coming so that we need not be deceived. The oft-repeated expression "seeing is believing" cannot be the deciding factor when it comes to the Devil's counterfeits. Jesus advises us not to go and see if the "Christ" who is in the "desert" is true or not. We may see great wonders performed by this so- called "Christ", but we are to "believe it not." Matthew 24:27 reminds us that Christ's real coming will be highly visible to the whole world, as lightning from the East to the West. Revelation 1:7 reminds us that every eye shall see Him. Acts 1:11 further describes His coming in the same manner as the disciples saw Him leave: a cloud took Him up into heaven, so He will come again in the clouds of heaven. Be they flying saucers or other representations, we need not be anxious or overcome. Jesus is coming soon, dear Christian friends, and let us heed the counsel of Revelation 14:12 which describes those who will be ready to meet Him. "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that "keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." Widow says Bible center pressured dying husband DALLAS (AP) — The widow of a real estate broker is suing the Criswell Center for Biblical Studies because she says its officials pressured her and her dying husband into signing over their real estate holdings. Velma R. Fairy charges in the lawsuit filed Wednesday that Paige Patterson, president of the center, and his wife, Dorothy, center secretary, took unfair advantage of Mrs. Farry and her husband, Neteon, when he was near death. The lawsuit asks that the land and buildings be returned to Mrs. Farry and that she be awarded damages for the alleged misrepreMntatiens by Pattersons and ttw Crfcwtll Center. The suit states that three weeks before Farry die* OB July 19, I960, the Pattersons tafan visiting the §0-year- oM Highland Park real estate agent in the hospital. They pressured him to give his land to the Criswell Center, the suit charges. Farry, devoutly religious, relied on the Patterson for advice, the suit says. The PattsrssM ted the Farrys to believe that if they conveyed the land to the center, a trust would be set up and the center would provide Mrs. Farry with money to live on and a home, according to the lawsuit. Deed records show that shortly before Farry died, he and his wife gave more than 30 pieces of commercial and residential property to the Criswell Center, including the couple's home in fashionable Highland Park. The Pattersons were out of the country and could not be reached for comment on the lawsuit. John Brady, an attorney for the center, said the substance of the case was near settlement. Mrs. Farry declined to comment on the lawsuit. Church news briefs Self esteem high without religion La Trinidad United Church will hold their vacation church school this year at the First United Methodist Church, 710 N. Austin. The school will run from July6-16from6:30to8:30p.m. Classes for 3 year-olds through 6th grade will offer singing, crafts, study and prayer. For more information, call 379-1991 or 379-5008. Directors at convention The Rev. and Mrs. L.V. Harvey of the Second Baptist Church in Seguin will be taking part in the 11th annual session of the Lincoln Baptist District Association. Opening Tuesday with a command performance of a 500 voice choir, the convention is being held in Houston. Theme for the event is "Spiritual Growth and Development: the Committment Of Today's Church." Rev. Harvey is the general director of the youth auxiliary, Mrs. Harvey is presideniof Mission #2 auxiliary. Addresses group Carol Sprines. local elementary school teacher and columnist for the Gazette-Enterprise will speak at the 11.30 a.m. Tuesday meeting of Faith Overcomers in the Holiday Inn in New Braunfels. Her topic will be "Love, Forgiveness and Inner Healing.'' Early fellowship begins at 11:30, followed by a luncheon at noon. Program and luncheon reservations are available by calling 629-2795 in New Braunfels. Nursery will be provided at the St. Paul Lutheran Church. Last minute drop-ins are welcome. Concert date set Rev. Glen A. Krans, of Grace Lutheran Church has announced that arrangements have been made to bring the Celebrate Singers to Seguin on their nine month concert tour. A performance has been set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17 at Grace Lutheran Church, -920 E. College Street. The Celebrate Singers are a group of 15 dedicated voung Christian musicians from Seward, Neb. They have been featured internationally on The Lutheran Hour radio broadcasts. A reminder First Baptist Church invites all youth to participate in Light Nights July 5-9 at 7 p.m. The theme of the youth week is "Costly Committment." Monday night, Mary Ann Kirtley, a Christian entertainer from Houston will be the featured speaker. Another special guest, Dave Sammon, a youth evangelist from Longview will be the guest. All youth are urged to attend. For more information call 379-4208. Circle schedule The morning and luncheon circles of the First Presbyterian Church will have a joint meeting in Karrick Hall at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 6. Willie Koehler is hostess with Jo Schmedt giving the lesson on "The Stewardship of Money." The evening circle will not meet during July and August. By GEORGE W. CORNEELL AP ReUgton Writer Findings that a third of Americans don't think much of themselves and that religious participation generally doesn't add to pevpte's self-esteem have spurred a call for a "theological reformation" that stresses human worth. "Nothing less will do," says the Rev. Robert H. Schulter, the noted pastor of the 10,000-member Crystal Cathedral in California and of the "Hour of Power" television ministry. He says religious bodies have neglected a key element in faith — the "divine dignity that God intended to be our emotional birthright as children created in his image" — and that such neglect is weakening the churches. Schuller's strong comments came with a recent report of a study, conducted for him by the Gallup poll organization, finding that people with firm self-esteem are healthier. happier and more productive than those without it. Thirty-seven percent of American adults were found to have "high" self- esteem, the study found, but 33 percent have only aa "average" view of themselves and 30 percent a "low" self-image. The study, involving in-house interviews with a cross-section of 1,484 people whose views were evaluated on the Rosenberg SMf-Estoem Scale, found that religious practice did not affect their attitudes toward themselves. Schuller, 55, wbase ministry has emphasized imttvMUBl confidence in potentialities — what he calls "possibility thinking" — faults the religious institutions for not instilling a sense of self-worth. He btam« the dacline on failure of organized raligioM to meat a basic human nes4 for self-esteem by not adequately pointing up God's love for all persons and by sometimes deflating their worth. Such criticism often is made by outsiders against the churches, claiming they point fingers, see "evil" in people's conduct, classify them as "sinners" and make them feel low. That element explicitly does exist in Christian teaching, as it also does in headline fact, that humans are faulty, prone to err. But Christianity's central point is that humans are of such value that God forgives and saves. The survey found that neither religious affiliation or attendance affected the degree of self-esteem, but that those of low self-esteem tended to see God in a harsher light than others. The absence of any "positive relationship" between people's religious practice and their self- esteem "must be heard by the entire religious community from the theological seminaries to the local parishes and churches," Schuller says. Seguin Area Church Directory ASSEMBLY OF GOD CENTRAL ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 806 N. Camp, 379-1479, Rev. T.R. Shepherd, pastor. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday worship services at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Women's Ministry meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday and the midweek Bible study is on Wednesday night at 7. HILLCREST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, South 123 Bypass, 3797531, Rev. Frank G. Williams, Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and worship services at 10:45 a.m. and 6:30p.m. Mid-week Family Night services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, Stockdale Hwy., 372-2486, Pastor Floyd L. Couch, Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:40 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday worship 7 p.m. FIRST LATIN ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 947 Allende, Pastor Lose S. Aguilar, Jr., phone 372-0265. Sunday services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday evening services at 7. LATTER DAY SAINTS CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, 1211 N. Peach St., DAY Bldg. Sunday Services: Sacrament, 9:30 a.m; Sunday School, 10:50 a.m.; Priesthood and Auxiliary, 11:30 a.m. Branch President, Phone 379-0832. PENTECOSTAL BETHEL PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 834 N. Guadalupe, 379-4667, Rev. Elroy Smith, Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Worship service, 11:30 a.m.; Evening worship and Bible study is combined, meets 7:30 p.m. nightly. UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, corner of E Pine and N. Heideke. Pastor H.A. Fletcher, 379-6698 or 379-J827. Sunday School at 10 a.m. with worship at 11:15 a.m. and 7 p.m. Bible study at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. IGLESIA PENTECOSTES LAHERMOSA, 520 E Braden St., Seguin, Texas. Services Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 7 p.m. Sunday School, 10 a.m. Pastor Hon. Frank Munoz, 512-625-8251, New Braunfels, Texas. PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH, Bethlehem Church, 1105 N. Guadalupe Street, 379-7168. Rev. Samuel Campos. Services are Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. BETHEL CLADIC, 726 W. Kingsbury, 379-1855, Rev. Isai Sapien, pastor. Prayer meeting, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Evening worship services on Thursday at 7:30 p. m. Sunday school is held at 10 a.m. with evangelistic services at 7 on Sunday evening. BAPTIST IGLESIA BAUTISTO EMMANUEL, 5010 Bluebonnet St., 379-3636. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m., Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 7 p.m.; Wednesday prayer meeting.7p.m., Thursday, WMU,7:;iOp.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1314 E. Cedar, 379-4208. Rev. George Schultz. Sunday Seoul, 9:45 a.m., Sunday worship, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Training Union, Sunday at 6 p.m., evening worship, 7 p.m. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH, Campbell Street, 3793773, Rev. Alfred J. Johnson. Church School, 9.30 a.m.; Sunday worship, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Training Union, Sunday, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, teaching class, 8 p.m.; Prayer Service, 8:30 p.m. NEW ST. JAMES BAPTIST CHURCH, 302 W. Rosemary, 379-5063, Rev. A.J. Malone. Sunday School, 9 a.m., Sunday worship, 11:45 a.m. SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH, 609 S. Guadalupe St. Rev. Aaron Brasfield Jr. Church School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Training Union, Sunday, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, Prayer Service, 7 p.m.; teaching class, 7:30 p.m.; Brotherhood, 8 p.m. TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1201 W. Court, 379-5724, Rev. Mike Bergman. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday worship at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Training Union Sunday at 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer service at 7:30 p.m. GREATER SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH, 208 S. Crockett, 379-3211. Rev. L.V. Harvey, pastor. Sunday Scool, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday worship, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Youth Activity, Monday, 11 a.m.; Mid-week services, 7 p.m. Wednesday. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF McQUEENEY, FM 78, Brother Don Caza, Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. with Morning Worship at 11 a.m. UNITY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1514 N. San Marcos St., Rev. Roy Nelson, 379-5343. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m., Sunday worship, 11:30 a.m. ELM CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH, Hwy. 467, Rt. 3, Seguin. Rev. John Berrier. Sunday School, 9:00 a.m., Sunday worship, 10 a.m. i ZION HILL BAPTIST CHURCH, Rt. 3, Seguin, Sunday School, 10 a.m. Morning worship, 11 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Roosevelt Collins, 379-3045. IGLESIA BAUTISTA, "El Buen Pastor," 768 Collins St., Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 8 p.m. Prayer Meeting, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Todos Bienvenidos. KINGSBURY BAPTIST CHURCH, P.O. Box 545, 639-4671, T.D. Whitehorn, pastor. Services: Sunday School, 10 a.m. Services at lla.m. and 6p.m. Wednesday services at 7 p.m. SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH, TOR Drive. Sunday services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Phone: 379-7255 or 379-7290. CHURCH OF CHRIST CHURCH OF CHRIST, 1315 E. Walnut. Bible Class, 9a.m., Sunday Worship, 10a.m., 6p.m. Wednesday Worship, 7:30 p.m. CHUKCH OF CHRIST, IK miles east of Hwy. 123 Bypass on Hwy. 90A, preacher, Eddie Callender Jr. Sunday Bible Study at 9.30 a.m. with Worship Services held at 10.30a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study is at 8 p.m. Phone: 379 0043. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY, 109 Crockett, Sunday Services at 11 a.m. EPISCOPAL ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 201 E Nolle, 3791181, Rev. Michael Chalk. JEHOVAH'S WITNESS KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES, 1367 Eastwood Dr., 379-9339. Sunday: Bible Education Talk, 9:30 a.m., Watchtower Study, 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, Congregation Bible Study, 8 p.m. Friday: Theocratic School, 7:30 p.m. and Service Meeting, 8:30 p.m. PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 305 N. King, 379-5421. Interim Minister, Rev. Wm. M. Logan. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with Worship Service at 11 a.m. LUTHERAN CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, Elm Creek, Pastor Faye Schott. Sunday School, 8:15 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. First Sunday of Month Worship Service, 8a.m. and 1»: a.m. First Sunday of Month Worship Service, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. EMANUEL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 206 N. Travis, 3795046. Pastors: Chester M. Patten, Larry A. Olson, Orville B. Kalkwarf. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Worship Service, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1326 E. Cedar, 379-7036, Rev. Bill Lange. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 926 E. College, 379-1680, Rev. Glen Krans. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Ladies Aid, second Thursday, 9 a.m. Dorcas Guild, first Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EVANGELISTS LUTHERAN, Kingsbury. Rev. Elmer Hohle, pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH, FM 465. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:30a.m. Pastor: Rev. James Witschorke. NON-DENOMINATIONAL NEW LIFE (Nueva Vida) Church, Rev. Catarino Gonzalez, pastor, meeting at Emanuel's Lutheran Parish Hall. 206 N. Travis. Services: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Sunday worship at 6:30 p.m. Engaged in the prevention of drug abuse. Call 557-5172 or 3721012. MISSION CHRISTIANA, 554 SiJva St., Abel Arispe, paster. Sunday. Bible School for adults and children at 10 a.m. Evening services at 6; Wednesday and Saturday services at 7:30 p.m. REFUGE CHURCH OF OUR LORD, 410 N. Guadalupe, 379-9023, Bishop J.P. Steadman, pastor. Services: Monday at 7:30 p. m. is Brotherhood. Tuesday at 7:30 p. m. is Willing Workers and Prayer Service. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. is Missionary Meeting and on Sunday, Sunday School followed by the morning Worship Service at 11:30 a.m. IGLESIA EL BUEN PASTOR, 751 Third Street, 379-4362, Rev. Pedro Z. Barron. Services: Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday. Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sunday. THE POTTER'S HOUSE, Casa del Alfrarero Prayer, Praise and Worship Service, Sundays, 3 p.m. and Bible Study, Tuesday, 7:30p.m. Pastor. Evangelist Rudy Guerra, 2220 Hwy. 46. INTER-DENOMINATIONAL FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH, corner of N. Cherry and E. Weinert, one block south of 1000 E. Kingsbury, Rev. Greg Singleton, pastor. Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Phone 379-4247. GOOD NEWS FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 1123 Spur South (B&B Road) Frank Willoughby, pastor, Services held on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:15 a.m. and 7:30p.m. CATHOLIC Our Lady Of Guadalupe, 724 N. Goodrich, 379-1338 Rev. David Tonary and Rev. Joe Lawless, Saturday Mass, 6 p.m. Sunday Mass, 8a.m., 10 a.m., 12 noon and 6 p.m. ST. JAMES, 510 S. Camp, 379-1796, Patrick J, Palmer, pastor. Saturday Mass 6p.m.; Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, P.O. Box 24, Marion, 658-4350; Rev. Robert Silvermann. Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. Religious Education Classes, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. METHODIST FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, &!) N. Austin, 379-4112, Rev. David C. Paul and Assistant Pastor, Rev. Joyce Slade. Sunday School, 9:15 a .m.; Worship Services, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. LA TRINIDAD METHODIST CHURCH, 306 E. Gonzales, Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. Rev. Ramon Alma- guel, pastor. WESLEY HARPER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 754 W. Court, 379-3414, Rev. Howard Mims, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 220 Preston Drive, phone 379-6813. Robert R. Mehling, pastor. Phone 372-2060. Saturday Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 11 a.m. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FRIEDEN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, RFD 1 in Geronimo, 379-1950. Rev. LeRoy Zillman. Sunday Worship, 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. CROSS UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 814 N. Bauer St. 37M312, Rev. C.J. Freudenberg, pastor. Church School and Worship services at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. REDEEMER UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, located in Zuehl, 420-2076, Dr. Jack Crater, pastor. Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. with Sunday Morning Worship »t 10:30 a.m. tommy brown printing 20f> !•:. Muunlain Phoiu- ;579-(i:i2S .\I,1/(.V\ I (iiHl HOLLY FARMS L\C. 12OO \\'. .37V-5/5/ This Church Directory Made Possible By The Listed Firms And Businesses

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