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—Special events (Jturclies-religion Saturday Morning, October 13,1979 05alt)l , stmi ~ PEACE CHURCH A turkey dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Peace Lutheran Church, 9111 Palmer Highway' Tickets are $J adults and $1.50 children under 12 Other items will also be on sale at that time. Proceeds will go to charitable endeavors of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. MT. ZION Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Texas City will present the Anderson Family in an evening of songs Sunday. Refreshments will be served following the singing in the fellowship hall according to the Rev. T.A. Lee, pastor. FIRST BAPTIST First Baptist Church of Texas City will be conducting a revival Monday through Oct. 21 with services at 7 p.m. daily. Dr. F.D. Johnson of Chicago will be the guest speaker. SUNLIGHT A Musical Parade of Salads sponsored by the women of Sunlight Missionary Baptist Church, 3501 Broadway, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Music will be provided by the music department of the church, according to Dorothy L. Smith, chairperson. The pastor is the Rev. R.L.Davenport. FIRST UNION First Union Baptist Church Choir No. 2 will celebrate their 43rd anniversary with special services at 3 p.m. Sunday. The celestial chorus of the church will be the honored guests. TRINITY BAPTIST The music department of the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church will conduct annual day services at 3 p.m.Sunday. The Rev. W. Matthew of Progressive Baptist will be the guest speaker for the service. BIBLE STUDY Delma Sims will teach in the fellowship Hall at 4628 Ave. Q. Wednesday. Women of all faiths are welcome to meet at 11 a.m. for prayer and Bible study. For more information call 762-4659 or 744-5038 MT. CALVARY Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church ushers and nurses aides will celebrate their annual day during the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. A special sermon will be given by the Rev. J.B.Daniels. MT. MORIAH Mt. Moriah Baptist Church will celebrate their 34th anniversary Sunday with a special program beginning at 3 p.m. The public is invited. JERUSALEM The Jerusalem Baptist Church Usher Board Chorus will be presented in a musical at 7:30 p.m. Sunday under the direction of Sharon Robbins. Guest soloist will be Doris Lee a member of Shiloh A.M.E. Church. LIVING GOD A new 16mm film entitled, "Cult Explosion" will be presented at the Church of the Living God Stewart Road and 7 Mile Rd, at 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and the public is invited. ST. JOHN'S Women's day will be observed Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church 39th Street and Avenue L, Church group helps recent flood victims Darrell Vanderford, an official in the state-wide Disaster Relief Team of the Southern Baptist Convention of Texas, was the key figure in organization of the Disaster Relief Committee at First Baptist Church of La Marque. The idea of the locaJ Disaster Relief Committee was prompted by the recent floods in Galveston county. Members of the church went into flooded areas, helping victims move out furniture, clear debris, clean up homes and generally rendering whatever help was needed. "We are developing a pilot program in disaster relief that could be incorporated by just about any group of people that wanted to help others in a time of need," says Vanderford. "The members of First Baptist of La Marque are concerned with the welfare of others and look on it as their responsibility and in fact consider helping others another opportunity God has given them to be a Christian witness in the local community," he concluded. DARRELL V A N- DERFORD, a member of First Baptist Church of La Marque, leads the discussion at the church's newly organized Disaster Relief Committee meeting. during the 10:15 a.m. service. "Speak God's Love" is the theme of the service. Ladies aid members will lead the service. Those taking part include Willie Goode, Muriel Thiem, Holly Hacker, Anne Stone, Dorothy Klein, Louise Walter, Dianne Morris Mary Brose, Ruth Lemire, Miriam Krause and Ruth Doering. ZION LUTHERAN Members of Zion Lutheran Church are conducting cottage meetings this week and next to evaluate its program of worship, witnessing and service to members and the community. Hosts and hostesses for the meetings include June Abraham, Grace Holmer, Kenneth and Carol Gullette, Nathaniel Homer, Ruth and Florence Halvorsen, Earl and Margaret Matson, Richard and Linda Muth and Erling and Florine Olmstead FULL GOSPEL Ralph Littlejohn of Houston, regional director for the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship, Int., will speak for the Galveston chapter of FGBMFI at 7:30 tonight in the Galveston Christian Center, 4424 Ave. P. The public is invited and there is no admission charge. The Galveston Full Gospel Businessmen will begin meeting in the Flagship Hotel tbe second Saturday of each month in November. JOLLY ELDERS Tbe Jolly Elders will have a review party 6:30 Tuesday night at the First Baptist Church in honor of their third birthday. Slides will be shown of past meetings. Persons attending are asked to bring a covered dish; the birthday cake has been furnished. Members are invited to come and bring friends. McKINNEY Laity Sunday will be observed by McKinney Memorial United Methodist Church at the 10:50 a.m. Sunday worship. The service will be led by Ralph W. Loud, with the theme of the service "God's People, Called to Witness." Helen Sneed will speak and others will participate. Special music will be provided by the youth and children's choir. CHURCH OF CHRIST The Rev. Lon Elkins will speak on "Four Meeting Places With God" at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at La Marque Church of Christ, Ross at Palm. His 6 p.m. sermon topic is "Whistles In Our Time" from Psalm 91. Bible School begins at 9 a.m. Persons wishing transportation may call 938-4288. SILVER CIRCLE Silver Circle Chapter No. 101 of La Marque will celebrate their 67th an- niversary Sunday with services at 2:30 p.m. at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, 302 N. Oak, Texas City. Special recognition will be given to 25 and 50 year members and past matrons. The public is invited. MACEDONIA The new young adult choir of Macedonia Baptist Church of West Texas City will celebrate their second anniversary Sunday with a special service at 3 p.m. The Rev. Donald G. Burgs Jr. will speak. HITCHCOCK The Jerusalem Gospelaires of Galveston will be singing at the New Macedonia Baptist Church of Hitchcock at 7 p.m. Oct. 21. The public is invited. ALDERSGATE Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Alta Loma plan a homecoming celebration Oct. 21. The Rev. T. Mac Hood, former pastor, will speak at 1:45 p.m. A barbecue dinner will follow tbe morning worship service which begins at 10:50 a.m. FIRST BAPTIST The Alive in Christ Revival, with evangelist Troy Cartmili of Baytown, will begin at First Baptist Church, 821 Laurel, La Marque Oct. 21. Services will continue through Oct. 26 at 7 nightly. UNITED METHODIST St. Matthews United Methodist Church of High Island will hold a revival Sunday through Wednesday, with the Rev. Leonard Negrin speaking. There will be special singing each night with services beginning at 7:30. The public is invited, according to the Rev. Tom Starcke, pastor. Santa Fe judge to resign SANTA FE-Santa Fe municipal Judge Jim Buckner, known for his extensive civic work, announced Thursday that he would resign his post effective Dec. 31. In a letter to Santa Fe mayor Jim Wood, the judge said, "It was an honor to be the first chosen to serve in this postiion and I have enjoyed .working with you and other members of the council. But it is now apparent the job will require more time than I have available." A justice of the peace in the Santa Fe area for several years, Buckner has served also as president of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce. SUBSCRIBE TOD A Y! Staff Photo By Bill Barry AMONG THOSE ATTEMPTING to interpret and explain the symbolism in the stained glass windows of Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., are, from left, Harry Coates, May Windle and D.G. Robs. Others who will participate in the special services to he held during the month of October include VVil Blake, Cindy Cook and Florence Essig. The European style windows have been shaped to give a prismatic effect as the sun reflects through the more than 400 shades of color. Tbe artist in residence at the Cathedral of Chartres, Chartres, France, Abriel Loire, designed and installed the 42-foot high windows. Five of the windows depict Old Testament themes and five portray New Testament scenes. THE INSPIRATIONAL CHOIR OF Mount Olive Baptist Church will be featured singers at the American Negro Music Festival to be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Also featured at the event will be the Hubbard Sisters and Mrs. J.B. Daniels, soloist. The public is invited. Today's church The Lord's guiding hand By JIMMY BLAIR Many people of today believe or feel they are in good health. They are indispensable in their work, home or business. Also many people believe that, if anything happen to them, everything will go wrong. They just have to be there. They can't take time off. They rush, fret and hurry around—actually getting in other people's way. Suddenly you become ill. Your job, business, family and others have to get along without you. Later while worrying about all of the above things—you find out that the Lord guides, directs and sees you through experiences which you thought you could not endure. It was difficult but a good lesson for you to learn. Such an education is hard on your pride. It makes you humble. It takes something out of you and yet it teaches you that the Lord can get along without you and it makes you realize, you must learn to depend upon Him. You read in Exodus 14:13 that when the Israelites stood before the sea with the Egyptians behind them and both the desert and mountains on each side, Moses said, "Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord." We need the clouds, dark days, storms and rain just as much as we need the sunshine to make us know that the Lord is very much alive and we need Him. And God who is molding our lives, seeking to make us like and understand Jesus Christ, is the One who knows what is best for us. When we long to do something important, probably spectular, then the Lord places us in a position of inactivity and causes us to learn the lesson of quietness and stillness. That, I believe, is one of the greatest tests of Christian faith. According to the Scripture, "Faith is the substance of things hoped for evidence of things not MOUNT MORIAH BAPTIST CHURCH, 28th Street and Avenue K, celebrates its 34th anniversary with "Homecoming Day" services at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. F.M. Johnson of First Baptist Church of Texas City will speak. Pictured in front of the Mount Moriah Church is the Rev. E.L. Gates, who is now serving his 19th year as pastor of the church. The church was organized Oct. 3, 1945.and The Rev. A.C. Holliday was ap- pointe pastor a few days later and served until 1959 when he resigned and Rev. Gates was appointed. All members and friends are invited for the special anniversary service. A fellowship hour will follow the service in the church cafeteria. News Customer Service Hot Line Having A Continual Service Problem? Call Billy Tuma, Circulation Manager 744-3611 seen." (Hebrews 11:1). The fact that you cannot understand at times why God deals with you in the way He does is for the purpose of making you exercise your faith. H you laid aside everything and asked this question: why must I suffer? Why can't I be like others? Remember this: God's perfect plan you cannot see, but some day you'll understand. You .exercise faith when you accept the promise of Almighty God. Cargill appointed The Rev. Eugene Cargill, pastor of the Shrine of the True Cross in Dickinson has been appointed dean of the Galves ton-Mainland Deanery by the Most Rev. John L. Morkovsky, bishop of the Galveston-Houston diocese. Rt. Rev. Msgr. George A. Beck is the new dean of the Bay Area Deanery. Former Galveston pastors who have received deanery appointments include Msgr. Joseph H. Crosthwait who was pastor of St. Mary's Cathedral, now stationed in Houston and the Rev. George V. Rhein, who was stationed at Sacred Heart Church. Msgr. Crosthwait will be dean of the Northwest Deanery and Msgr. Rhein will be dean of the Northen Deanery. VERNARD JOHNSON, noted Saxophonist who has performed throughout the United States and many foreign countries will play at 8 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church, 819 First Ave. South, Texas City. Recipient of an Emmy Award for his outstanding contributions in the field of church music, he has appeared on many television programs and with Billy Graham, hosted the "700 Club" and received various other honors and awards. CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD CHRISTIAN OUTREACH CENTER 7 Mile Rd. & Stewart Rd. Robert E. Dowdy, Poslor 744-6279 Courtesy Van — 762-5844 SERVICES: SUN. - 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m. THURS. - 7:30 p.m. Healing Services -DENOMINATIONAL BIBLE CHURCH Obedient to_the Heavenly Vision" : .;•> Pwtor-AUHJWmSOtT WORSHIP 9:30-7:00 Sunday Schooll 0:45 ) 709 Sort* Oak Church School Morning Worship 1 Nursery Provided GREATNESS SCHKDUI.K OK SKHVK'KS 11WA.M.-MOHNIN(; \\UtSHIi' TWH'.M.- SI'NIVW KVK. "«) P.M.-WKDNriSIUY KVK. RALPH NOBLE JR. PASTOR BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 7021 Hoards Lane Galveston Coll for Free Bus Service Church Phone 744-1565 Nursery Provided inEvory Service "THE CHUUCH WITH A HEART"