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NEW BRAUNFELS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH!

2016-2017 YEARBOOK

Presbyterian Women
Living out faith in the midst of a caring community of women.

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Presbyterian Women (PW) oers


women in the church meaningful ways
to live out their faith in the midst of a
caring community of women. For
more than 200 years PW groups have
strengthened the Presbyterian
Church and played a major role in
sharing the good news of Jesus Christ
and witnessing to the promise of
Gods kingdom. We are an inclusive,
caring community of women rooted
in faith and join together regularly for
prayer, study, service and fellowship.
You are invited to participate in this
wonderful ministry at New Braunfels
Presbyterian Church.
Small groups are the heart of PW.
Several options exist for you to walk

with sisters in Christ. Every group is


open to all and welcomes you.
Esther and Mary Circles study
Gods word this year with Who Is
Jesus? by Judy Yates Siker. Monthly
Bible Studies meet September
through May.
Dorcas Circle is a service group
that has a full year of exciting projects
planned. These hard working women
cook, knit, sew, glue, package,
assemble, and support one another as
they oer support for our
congregation and neighbors.
Events throughout the calendar
year are open to those who
participate in small groups AND
those who come when they can.

PW hosts an annual Fall


Celebration and Springtime Birthday
Party where we enjoy programs,
speakers, fellowship, good food, and
join together in mission outreach
oerings.
Women also attend the annual
Mission Presbytery Spring Gathering
and Womens Conferences at MoRanch.
Is there something else you would
like to do? Have you been a part of an
exciting ministry elsewhere you would
like to launch at NBPC? PW is here
to help nurture all women grow in
Christ. We would love to hear from
you!

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NEW BRAUNFELS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH!

2016-2017 YEARBOOK

NBPC PW PROJECTED 2016-2017 BUDGET


I. Beginning Balance- General Fund% %
$252.49
%
Joy Scheel- Scholarship Fund% %
$400.00
II. Projected Income
A. Circle Oerings%
%
%
$825.00
B. Memorials% %
%
%
$125.00
TOTAL PROJECTED INCOME%
%
$950.00
III. Projected Expenditures
A. Outreach% %
%
%
1.Presb. Homes and Services % $100.00
%
%
2.Presb. Pan American School% $100.00
B. Presbyterian Women
%
%
1. Special Projects
a. Birthday Party %
$80.00
b. Fall Celebration%
$75.00
%
%
2. PW Hon. Life Membership% $95.00
%
%
3. Miscellaneous %
%
$100.00
%
C. Mission Presbytery Pledge% %
$400.00
TOTAL PROJECTED EXPENDITURES% $950.00

PW Gatherings
August 27
Fall Celebration
Luncheon and Ocer
Installation
September 17
SA Fall Cluster
Northwood
Presbyterian Church
March 24-26
Mission Presbytery
Mo-Ranch Spring
!

The Birthday Offering Collected at the Birthday


Party and sent in immediately. Since 1922 the Birthday
Oering has helped fund and find real solutions for
projects related to health, education, economic
development and the needs of women and children
domestically and internationally.
The Thank Offering Collected at the Fall Celebration
and sent in before November. 40% of this national
oering is used to support hospitals and community
health programs helping those most in need. 60% is
used for new creative ideas for mission, undesignated in
advance.
The Least Coin Offering Collected at each circle
meeting during the year and held by the circle chairman
until the May circle meeting. It is turned in to the
treasurer to be sent to Mission Presbytery immediately.
Joy Scheel Scholarship Fund Encourages and
supports women of our congregation to attend
Presbyterian Women functions.

Events throughout the calendar year are open to


those who participate in small groups AND those
who come when they can. Your presence would be
a blessing. Contact PW Moderator Scott Payne for
more information at scottpayne@satx.rr.com

PW Gatherings
May
PW Birthday Party

Womens Conferences
at Mo-Ranch:
Conference 1
May 30-June 1
Conference 2
June 2-4

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Horizons Bible Study


Who is Jesus?

About the Author

What a Dierence a Lens Makes, by Judy Yates Siker


Welcome to the 20162017
PW/Horizons Bible study, Who Is
Jesus? What a Dierence a Lens
Makes.
Author Judy Yates Siker invites
us to join her on a journey to
expand our understanding of who
Jesus was and is- a journey of our
hearts and our minds, a journey
that we will take together. I invite
you to be good conversation
partners along the way, sharing
with one another how you see and
experience the various lenses and
how these dierent perspectives
impact your understanding of who
Jesus is.

EACH OF THE STUDYS NINE LESSONS EXPLORES THE


QUESTION, WHO IS JESUS? THROUGH A PARTICULAR
THEOLOGICAL LENS. WHO IS JESUS...
1. ... according to Mark? Jesus is
Gods son.
2. ... according to Matthew? Jesus
is the long-awaited Jewish
messiah whose teachings open
the kingdom of heaven to us
here and now.
3. ... according to Luke? Rejected
by his own- Jesus, prophet of
God, turns the world upside
down with his teachings.
4.... according to John? Jesus and
God are one.

5. ... according to Paul? Paul


stresses the centrality of the
cross of Christ in
understanding true
discipleship.
6.... according to Hebrews?
Believers are to hold fast to
their faith in times of adversity,
and remain firm in their
commitment to Jesus who has
run this race before them and
now reigns in glory with God.
7. ... according to the noncanonical gospels? Early

Judy Yates Siker teaches


New Testament at Loyola
Marymount University in
Los Angeles. She is a
teaching elder in the
PC(USA) and can be found
preaching, teaching, and
leading spiritual retreats for
churches throughout
California. She has
published work geared both
to the church and the
academy. Her most recent
publication is a curriculum
titled Images of Israel, a work
co-authored for North
American Christian
churches as part of her
work with the Shalom
Hartman Institute for
Jewish-Christian
Understanding at
Muhlenberg College,
Allentown Pennsylvania.

Christians held diverse views


of who Jesus was.
8. ... according to the other
Abrahamic faiths? Judaism,
Christianity, and Islam
understand Jesus in very
dierent ways.
9.... according to contemporary
cultural interpretations? Each
of us who reads the New
Testament is an interpreter of
the text; how we interpret
depends in part on who we are.

HORIZONS MAGAZINE NEW WEBSITE: WWW.PWPCUSAHORIZONS.COM ! PAGE 3

2016-2017 YEARBOOK

PW Small Groups
ESTHER CIRCLE

MARY CIRCLE

Circle Chair: Flo Pacharzina 512-497-1647

Circle Chair: Nancy Stewart 830-627-2341

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month,


September -May, at 10:00 a.m.
in the Conference Room for Bible study.

Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month,


September-May, at 2:00 p.m.
in the Conference Room for Bible study.

DORCAS CIRCLE
Circle Co-Chairs: Lynn St. John 830-625-7021
!
!
Madge Bayston 830-625-6542
Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at
1:30 p.m. in the Conference Room for a planned service project.
September 25th !
September 27th!
October 28th! !
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November ! !
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January 24th ! !

Family Promise meals


January 22-28!
ConnectionsFebruary

28th!
Thanksgiving cards
March 28th! !
Huggs Blankets
April 16-22! !
Samaritans Purse
April 25th! !
!
Christmas boxes
May 23rd! !
Romanian sewing project

Family Promise meals

Crisis Center

Easter cards
Family Promise meals
Senior Blankets
Planning for next year

WHAT IS A CIRCLE?
A PW Circle is;

* Where faith is nurtured and growth takes place


through worship, study, friendship, and outreach.

* Where women move beyond the safe places of


life and reach out to others.

* Where women are challenged to stretch


beyond their limits.

* Where Christian leadership is nurtured and


sent forth into ministry.

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2016-2017 YEARBOOK

2016-2017 PW Coordinating Team


CT Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m.
(No meeting in July.)
Moderator - Scott Payne
!
scottpayne@satx.rr.com !
830-625-6705
Vice-Moderator - Diane Schulz!
830-708-1482
Secretary - Jean Jones!
!
830-629-9128
Treasurer - Ann Rider!
!
830-606-7335
Historian - Aline Schoch! !
830-620-6350
Leadership/Resource - Judy Presley!830-214-0719
Birthday Party - Flo Pacharzina!
512-497-1647
Sunshine/Food - Pat Olson! !
830-708-3908
!
and Alexis Burke!
!
830-708-0016
Missions - Deborah Nolen! !
830-885-7710
Communications- Sherry Hardwick
!
sherryhardwick@gmail.com
!
830-708-5992
San Antonio Cluster Leaders:
!
Anne Little
!
anne.little@sbcglobal.net ! 210-316-1188
!
Jerri Petmecky!
!
!
!
jernel707@yahoo.com !
830-632-6600
Mission Presbytery PW Moderator
!
Dr. Judy Harris!
!
210-314-5611

Circle Chairs:
Esther- Flo Pacharzina!
Mary- Nancy Stewart!
Dorcas- Lynn St. John!
!
and Madge Bayston!

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512-497-1647
830-627-2341
830-625-7021
830-625-6542

PW Websites:
www.pwpcusahorizons.com/
www.pcusa.org
www.presbyterianwomen.org
www.nbpcpw.weebly.com
www.nbpres.org

New Braunfels Presbyterian Church


phone 830-625-5141
fax 830-625-5161

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE LEAST COIN


Since 1956, Christian women on all continents
have responded to the call of the Founding of the
Fellowship of the Least Coin, to pray for
reconciliation in the home, the community, the
nation, and the world, and to work for peace with
justice. We are called to make a covenant to share in
this fellowship of prayer and to set aside a penny as
we pray as a visible symbol of this partnership. The
treasurer sends this as a separately designated

oering to PW, Mission


Presbytery. An international
committee approves grants
for programs benefiting
women throughout the world.
www.flc.net.ph

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2016-2017 YEARBOOK

History of PW at New Braunfels Presbyterian


and Past Presidents
THE WOMEN OF THE
CHURCH of New Braunfels
Presbyterian Church organized
on August 2, 1955, with 11
members attending. In 1965
there were 2 circles- morning
and evening- consisting of 51
members. In 1973 a third circle
known as the sewing circle was
organized. Forty members were
listed in these three circles.
Records in 1975 list Circle #1 as
a Bible study group meeting in
the morning, Circle #2 as a
Friendship and Projects group
also meeting on another
morning and Circle #3 as a
Training Circle meeting in the
evening. Sixty members were
listed.
The following year the circles
were listed as Morning,
Afternoon, Evening, and
Friendship, plus a Bible study
group. Our first yearbook was
printed in 1986, and the circles
were named, Esther, Ruth, Sarah
and Martha. The Women of the
Church (WOC) became
Presbyterian Women (PW) in
January, 1987. Mary Circle was
added in 1987 and in 1993,
Rebekah Circle was begun. In
1994 an evening circle was

begun again using the name


Sarah. The Dorcas Circle was
formed in the summer of 2006
as an evening, multigenerational, service circle
replacing the Sarah Circle. In
2012, the Lydia Un- Circle in the
evening was born. In recent
years the PW Board was
renamed PW Coordinating
Team. 2016 heralded the
retirement of Ruth Circle.
1955-56 Margie Marsh
1957 Helen Cores !
1960-61 Joy Scheel
1961 Margaret Thompson !
1962 Louise Woodward !
1964-65 Penny Jones
1966 Emily Riding
1967 Jeanette Lea
1968 Margaret Thompson
1969 Kay Kennady
1970 Nell Luckett
!
Margaret Stahl !
1971 Dottie Mallard
1972 Ann Forbis !
1975-76 Colleen Willard
1976 Ann Forbis
1978 Elia Casteneda !
1979 Carnille Baggerly

1979 Betty Hausler !


1980 Joyce Taylor
1981 Norma Herman !
1982 Virginia Caee
1983 Beth Bateman
1984 Suzy Wilkinson
1985 Linda Bedford
1986 Marie Oerman
1987-89 Betty Drawe !
1991-93 Betty Worl !
1993-95 Jane Hensley !
1995 Ann Rogers
1996 Mary Thompson !
1997-99 Pat Simmons !
1999-01 Bette Spain !
2001-03 Jeanine Teltschik
2004-05 Pauline Reynolds
2005-07 Scott Payne !
2007-08 Andrea Garrett
2008-10 Phyllis Walther
2010-12 Susan Bell !
2012-14 Susan Gesin
!
Sherry Hardwick
2014-2016 Jerri Petmecky
2016-2017 Scott Payne

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2016-2017 YEARBOOK

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN LIFETIME MEMBERS


An Honorary Life Membership in
Presbyterian Women, Presbyterian
Church (U.S.A.), is conferred upon
an individual in recognition of
faithful service in some area of
church work. Moderators, leaders,
teachers, ocers, pastors and
missionaries have been among the
recipients of this honor.

2010 Suzanne White


2009 Kathy Schoch
2008 Scott Payne
2007 Jeanine Teltschik
2006 Pauline Reynolds
2005 Em Riding
2004 Betty Worl
2003 Margaret Ragsdale

New Braunfels Presbyterian


Church Lifetime Member
Recipients are:
2016 Ann Rider
2013 Louise Woodward
Pictured: 2016 NBPC recipient
Ann Rider, le$, with PW CT
Moderator, Jerri Petmecky.

2012 Rev. Lynda Dinsdale


2011 Peg Pool

2003 Rev. Kenneth Peters


2002 Susan Ivy
2001 Darvin Altenho
2001 Pat Simmons
2000 Betty Drawe
1999 Jane Hensley
1992 Marie Oerman
1997 Doris Amacher

HONORARY LIFE SYMBOL


The caring, supportive hands
represent women who seek
to build an inclusive
community of Presbyterian
Women.

The leaf represents growth


of our personal and
corporate response to Jesus
Christ as we nurture our
faith.

The center of the design is


the cross, by which our sins
are forgiven and we are
freed to live in Christ who is
at the center of our lives.

The dove indicates our work


for peace in our own lives
and throughout the world,
shown in the globe.

The overall design is of a butterfly, a


Symbol of newness in Christ and the
emergence of a new creationPresbyterian Women.

MIZPAH
May the Lord watch between you and me while we are absent one
from the other.
- Genesis 31:43

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2016-2017 YEARBOOK

PW Purpose
Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered
by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves
*
*
*
*

to nurture our faith though prayer and Bible Study,


to support the mission of the church worldwide,
to work for justice and peace,
and to build an inclusive, caring community of women that
strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses
to the promise of Gods kingdom.

Presbyterian Women
NEW BRAUNFELS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
373 Howard Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130