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Fin lo- his home, gregalion. ma hour o decrease em- given. steps a the company would closed do so THE PASTOR'S PROFILE Rev. Kish'Just Keeps Going 5 By TYBIE J. GOLDSTEIN Daily Times Correspondent NETHER PROVIDENCE -- A Minister owes a responsibility to he community in which he makes :iis home, as well as to his con- regation. This is the philosophy practiced as well as preached by Rev. Julius Kish, pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Providence Road and Bullens Lane. New Optical of about said, officials would with to Force a Mr. Kish, who will have rounded out 10 years as pastor here Jan. 7, is the dynamic leader of a congregation which has grown from 150 families to more than 5(MJ families during that decade. Under his guidance the membership undertook the building of a new church, which was dedicated May 4, 1958. Its illuminated spire rises 110 feet above Providence Road and has become a visible symbol of worship for the surrounding neighborhood. Pastor Kish personally calls on almost every new potential member of his church. He also visits the sick, the needy and the bereaved. He takes an active part in every phase of church activity, from Sunday School (o the annual country fair. And yet he still has found time to serve on the Nether by mon Pen- of Providence. said of buildings. Loop said. valley but of said: than we Providence School Board four years, including" a term as president; to deliver baccalaureate sermons, give commencement addresses; aid on Community Chest Drives and Naturalization Court. CANT FOLLOW SCHEDULE All these pursuits, in addition to being a devoted husband and father, might cause one to question: How does he do it? His answer is: "You just keep going, taking each day as it comes. I try to maintain a daily schedule, but very rarely do I manage to stick to it. Either a phone call or a knock at my door re-arranges my plans." There are only two things from which he will not deviate -- his regular Monday and Thursday hospital calls and the carefu preparation of his weekly ser SHEILA daughter Elizabeth Ave,. Taylor illness. . Besides survived by The Saturday home, adelphia. Cross Calling ning at JULIUS Lincoln died lospital, illness. Klenk, He is Julius two great The at the at the home, Media. He starts planning his sermon early Monday morning and sometimes does not finish editing, re writing and crystalizing his thoughts until Saturday night When he delivers his sermon, he does so, extemporaneously, because by then he is thoroughly LUTHERAN PASTOR JULIUS KISH . . . Relaxation's a Luxury for Him far as . . · · would and alone. some and W. go Tract, commer north familiar with his text and prefers speaking from knowledge rather than from notes. "People deserve the best you can offer and they have the right to expect the best," he says. "But," he hastened to add, "I wouldn't want it any other way. Being a minister tod'ay is a chal- enge. Demands are varied, and n a young, vital congregation ike ours there are so many op- wrtunities for rendering a service that each new day is exciting. Also, this the work I love. To be a minister has been my ambition since earliest childhood." SON OF A MINER How he realized (his ambition icy lo enable him to enter Muh- enberg College. Graduation from there in 1936 was followed by his raining for the ministry at the ,utheran Theological Seminary n Mt. Airy. Ordained in May of 1939, be assumed his first parish June 1 at he Lutheran Church in Washington, Pa. This was the same year married the former Martha A. rlartig, school teacher in McAdoo. They have one daughter, Donna Jean, 20, who is working as a surgical secretary at Lanke nau Hospital. In September, 1943, he was called to the Holy Spirit Luther an Church in Philadelphia, wheri he served until 1952. It was in '52 that he was called lo his presen pastorite at Holy Trinity. It is not surprising that each churc' has served has shown a mark ed increase in membership an activities. BOWLING SCORE'S SECRET He has a love of people; The shell of the church building hey now occupy, was completed ate in 1957. And despite the snow nd cold on that Dec. 24, more ban 100 men and women appear- J to carry chairs, clean up the ebris left by the workmen and get the building into shape, so hat they could have their Christmas Eve service as their first n this new building. "We've come a long way since that night and we still have much .o do." summed up the Mr. Kish as he relaxed briefly in his comfortable sacristy. "I have a wonderful team of dedicated teachers, workers and members of the church council. My wife has been an ideal homemaker and an invaluable assistant in all church affairs. She teaches Catechetical Classes, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and is active in the wo- and missionary 84, of died Hospital husband, 1946. Mrs. of St. She Domenic 01 Delaware daughter, Wallingford; The 8:30 home, Chester. will Anthony's St. evening men's groups guild." on their extensive Hills or Brookthorpe that in the to- at the vs an example of the spirit which has made him the dedicated leader, who is so much to so many. Born to a solid middle-class family in McAdoo, Pa., where his father was a miner, he was always of the Combined Montgomery a than looks be affected, to the information e d the road, itself, 25 homes in Bypass 15 to 20. Township opposed Red and have lo It's active in Sunday School and children's projects. While still a freshman i n high school, he taught an adult Sunday School class. After his graduation from West Hazleton High School in 1930, he worked his way up from clerk to manager of a local supermarket. After two years he had earned enough mo- charm and dignity which inspires those he meets, and a delightful sense of humor which he displayed in a discussion of bowling. He has recently taken up this sport with members of his congregation, but he would not disclose his score. His explanation was: ''I notice that' even the men who have the highest averages sometimes have 'off-nights.' So I feel I am getting all my 'off- nights' out of the way all at once at the beginning. And then I will really be a top-notch bowler." This is about the only hobby he has now, but at one time he had an extensive garden at the parsonage, adjacent to the school and church. His corn, he claims, was the best in Delaware County, with an annual yield of 1,500 to 1,700 ears. He also raised cantalopes and She assisted him In the recent leadership training school, of which he was dean and there is no doubt she will be of great help to him when he assumes the added post of "key" pastor for his synod in their long range program of Christian education. The future indeed looks like a busy one for Mr. Kish, but as he told me after a tour of his beau- iful church: "That's the way I like it." ROSE Joseph home Mrs. Delaware life employed as Mills, tiring Katharine address. The pastor at at funeral Chester Today's Weatliei Temperatures In 24 hours--High yesterday 49; low this morning, 29; average, 37; normal for this date, 42. Expected temperatures -- High today, 50; low tonight, 35; high tomorrow 55. Precipitation -- In 24 hours, .0- this month, .0; this year, 38.09 Sim rose, 7:03 a.m.; sun sets 4:37 a.m.; moon rises, 12.23 a.m Today's tides -- Off Chester tidewater terminal pier. High, 7:2 a.m. and 7:47 p.m.; low 1:5 a.m. and 2:20 p.m. watermelon and had more thar 2,000 petunia plants blooming al over the parsonage area. He stil loves gardening and does some but on a much smaller scale Occasionally he finds time to do some fishing and for man years, while their daughter wa growing up, the Kishes toured much of the United States. At this point in our conversa- ion, the phone rang and it was a little startling to see Pastor ·Cish take a phone out of a desk Butchers Continued from Page One ments are closed, although the stores are open. An AtP source said the stores are open, although no indication was given as to who is working AP has approximately 2( stores in the Delaware County Claymont area. American Stores have 21, Pood Fair 11. One of the first points picketed was AP's national produce di Curran Thursday a York She ers, ). er nd xth 3 at explained when vision and distribution center a 6250 Baltimore Ave., Yeadon Seven pickets reported thcr shortly after midnight. Principal issues in the disput are reportedly work standard and hours. Five-day forecast ures to average four to six degrees- above the seasonal normal of 39. Normal high and low, 48 and 30. Mild throughout the per- od except turning cooler Tuesday. Showers expected afxrat Tuesday. was concluded, and the telephone put back in the drawer, was so he ringing would not disturb services. BACKGROUND MUSIC Also it does not distract from the beauty of the organ music that comes pleasantly through the door, as it did during most of the interview. The familiar Christmas melodies caused Pastor Kish to relate the double significance Christmas Eve has to the Holy Trinity Congregation. The first service after moving from Chester Tempera- was he i d on Christmas Eve, 1948, in what is now their Sunday The union issued a conversation £"*£ ^ ""^ fis and, and poultry open to the publ at Food Fair and American Stores. The supermarkets issued a statement in which they charged the union with "rash and irresponsible" action in singling out one company for the strike. A general membership meeting of the meat cutters is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday in Town Hall, Philadelphia. 33, passenger School building. PARKSIDE Bomb Hoax Affects 750

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  1. Delaware County Daily Times,
  2. 01 Dec 1961, Fri,
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