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February 113, 2003 Church Page, Marketplace , Kennel Buda, Texas f 844-9321 or 295-2139 Call 24 hours a day j tel. (512) 268-7862 fax (512) 268-0262 f 101 E. MLK Drive J CENTEX MATERIALS LP FM 2770, Buda, Texas 295-4801 Texas.Lehigh Company 1 LO42K & KEY 512-295-2883 TRUCK CITY FORDh 15301 IH-35~ I 312-0800 I (KyleMedical Clinih / luebonnets&Daisie s (The ChurchPage !i i-,Flowersan.dGifts]I is a great place t advertise! Li I = I I r, 15300 S. IH-35 / 902 Rebel Road (FM 150 W.) / or 268-0262Ii L ads@haysfreepress.com ) ! BOOKKEEPING & TAX SERVICEI BY MARK Poa'rERr fiELD lar gift is not enough. The theme behind such heresy is that Buda United Methodist Church God's love depends upon our response to God and not G(v.l 204 S. Main 295-4586 ) alone. Long ago Martin Luther called it "works righteous- j, lope that you have rived long en ugh to have received ness." ne of those gifts that is worth litt [e to anyone but you. Jesus talks often about money and our attachment to it, EXIT 220 NIEDERWALD'~ ' -.--. F,- 16700-AI~ They usually don t cost much but ~heir value cannot be yet the story of the 'widow's mite' (Luke 21:1-4, Mark ]~][f~ ~ IH ~ i~ioa I overstated. These gifts come from the heart and are a gen- 12:41-42 look it up) cuts to the chase of what God wants in SOUTH uine expression of the love someone Feels foryou. Inthese terms of giving, our hearts. Amounts are irrelevant, what 9 [] [ gifts there is no attempt to win your ave (like many valen- God wants is for us to give the sort of gift that comes from AUTO PARTS 2 5-4460J :, tine expressions can be) or impress ou, only to manifest our heart, out of our love for God, not out of feelings of the joy they feel inside, obligation or with a desire to influence, bl/ I These gifts often come from chih ken before they learn Sometimes birthday and Christmas gifts are obviously what adults know (yet pretend not t(, know) about attach- given as an after thought, or dripping with obligation or ing strings, expectations, to all exp:essions of gratitude, strings. Those gifts can be expens, ve ,and flashy but leave i 507 Lackard 268-9371 i" These gifts come less often from adu Its yet there are occa- us empty. The gift that lasts is the oue that nfight have the Open:Ham 9:3~m Mon- Fri/8am-Spm SaL'gam- lpm Sun / sions when someone breeches the cl dtmal imperative and least dollar value but the greatest hearl value.~ ~": gives to another without thought of ~ hat might come back. I wonder what your gifts to God retlect: obhgation? tins- (~H dy n'~ I have heard hundreds of stories ovel years of how people tration? influence peddling? casual indifference? ome Hen ma were battered by people in the cl urch, particularly in Consecration Sunday is a time in the life of our congrega- I General regard to money. This battering usually came in the form of tion when we challenge ourselves to be intentional givers, I ~ Home& ,et, a.r i some good church 'Pharisee' clain~g that God's favor reflecting our joy of God's Grace in ourlives, lfyourgiv- I-em dels Addiii ns/' depends how much money give. At times this ing doesn't feel joyful ask yourselll where your giving ini- 295-4834 / 627-4224/: upon might even be a face to face claim tibet a person's particu- tiates. Amounts are irrelevant, God desires the heart. f Your Hometown McDonald's ~" [ McDonald's of Buda,~ , / Is3s9 IH-3S Sui,e I I i RO. Box 1364, Buda.TX78610 [ i / Store # (512) 312-2383 J~. i locally owned and operated by r t~. Jimmy & Cind, Ferguson ~ ~. we love to see you smile/ %. %, 2 he apeuttci 300 North Loop 4, Suite B Bude, TX ~i ~ S-w-ecl;sh--a-rld Lymphatic Sinus Drainage 1.-~ ii Agent I? Bldg. 2, Sulk C /'7, BE AN .ADVERTISE ON THE CHURCH ( EXANDER HARDWARE & LUMBER Coh I Glass Cut K(w Made U-Haul Trucks & fraller i I Mon.- Fri 6:30:a.m. - 5 p.m Sat. 7 a.m.- I ~m.I ,10037 Manchaca Road, Austin | m I ICULLm SI~CIAUZING IN COMMERCU~L WORK, t, I ~ rams 0A~ /' IVEROSEBROCK h TERINARY CLINIC I 2325 FM967 [ / 312-0701 .1) e Hays County Akstraet Cempanh ~ld~W riltle Service" i San Mare~ Wimberley [ (512) 392-1271 (512) 847.2'Z'/8 [ Dripping Springs nuda ] / RlnidLubl 197221Drive I i Serving in Kyle and Buda i l rtlr Wlllll(" *'t295M-7 %5="'d'n I i Construction and Residential/I I op,: Mo-dar- * d r S p.m./ I Z76- 35 or J" I ~ Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ] ~--"~ (q12) 563-4485 ~ / Now Doing State Inspections! ~ e ! I COMPANY el / Street Station / I~=~ =~=~ ~ ~-~11 EX.CAVAT~G'INC' I 1. NEW INSTALLATION a REPAIRS [ 312-0265 J I r)nwntown Buda at the signal light I [ 295-4852 ] I Subdivisions Utilities Site Preparation Roads] i m kWe are proud to serve this communi Call 262-3007 262-6397 (Metro) 24-Hour Emergency Service Available I-' i I 268-7862(Buda/Kyle) Ii Antiques" FumitureGiftsIi " " ;' I 268-0262 (fax) kmml pibl( Mam Street Cafe-' : www.hayffreepress.com,Full of Surprises!,m =ta c.a I Downtown Buda. 295-24451 ,Closed Saturday /'. L Come see what'snew. J 268,5003 (Owner, Muriel Greenholtz)