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PAGE SIX ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, MARCH 22, t9St I Lydia Opened Heart and Home ILLUSTRATED SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON _ H<-fl|)tuf>—Acts ItfiO-lff. ly Alfred J. lw«ith«r Lydlit, fl devout woman, llslennd to Paul's tflaching, nnd after holng bnp- tized, sho begRcd Pnul and his companions to he gucftlii at. hep homn, A ulnvo Rlrl po««e«nod of n spirit kppt following the npontleg until Pnul orAcrvA the Bplrt to nomo out, of her, which d her masters. The men who had heon making money from the glrl'« Rift of prophecy, drnggcd the apostles to the mnrkot place where they wm-e beaten. Imprisoned, the apostles prayed and snng. An earthquake loosed all bonds. In the morning they returned to I.ydla. MKMORY VKRSK- -Proverbs 31:30. Sunday Church Services Adventist SEVENTH, DAY ADVENTIST 2014 Main. T A. J. Anders, pastor. 9:30, Sabbath school. 11 a. m. Sermon, Assembly of Cod EDWARDS STKKET ASSEMBLY, 2615, Edwards. J. F. Kofahl, pastor. 9:30 a. m. Sunday school. 10:45. Morning worship, 7:30, Evening worship, BETHALTO ASSEMBLY OF ODD, A. H. Ferguson, pastor. 0:30, Sunday school. 11:00, Morning worship. 6:30 p, m. C, A, service. 7:30, Evangelistic services. Subject: "Sowing and Reaping." Dr. A. W. Kortkamp will speak tit both services. ALTON GOSPEL TABERNACLE, 512, Spring. Harold A. Hamilton, pastor, 9:30, Sunday school. 10:45, Morning worship. 6:30, Junior young people, 7:30, Evening service. Rev. and Mrs. Bird Campbell In charge of both services. Baptist EAST ALTON FIRST BAPTIST, 4th and Bowman. William F. Bohn, pastor, 9:45, Morning worship, 10:15, Sermon: "A Psalm of Hope." 10:45, Sunday school. 11:30, Benediction, 6:30 p. m. Youth Fellowship. 7:30, Evening Gospel Hour, Sermon: "Today's Good News Today." Baptismal service. TWINQ MEMORIAL-9th at Stale. J. F, iGlock, pastor. 9:30 a. m. Church school. 10:30, Morning worship. Sermon: "The Place of Fellowship." 6:30, Youth Fellowship, 7:30, Evening service. Subject: "The Cross of Christianity." Miss Mildred Clock, speaker. G1LLHAM HEIGHTS BAPTIST— Thomas avenue. John Strohklrch, pastor. 9:30, Sunday school. 11, Morning worship. , FIRST BAPTIST—5th at Market. Roland E. Turnbull, pastor. 10 a. m. Church school. 11 a. m. "A Challenge to the Church," 6:30 p. m. Youth Fellowship. 7:30 p. m. "What Can We Believe About Prophecy?" MT. ZION BAPTIST—500.Monroe, East Alton. Perry I, Tinker, pastor. 11, Morning worship. T:00, Evening worship. UPPER ALTON BAPTIST—College at Seminary. LnRuc Jensen, pastor. 9:30 a. m. Church school. '10:40, Morning worship. Sermon: "The Fourth Word." Children's sermon: "Workers for God." 6:30, BYF. 7:30, Evening worship. Sermon' "Cross-Bearers," TABERNACLE BAPTIST — 2620 Amelia. William H. Blnford, pastor. 9a. m. Sunday school. 10:30, Morning worship. 3 p. m. Gospel Chorus program. 7:30, Evening worship. CURDIE HEIGHTS BAPTIST— Goodfellow and Come-In place. Don MacGlll, pastor. 9:30, Sunday school. 10:40, Morning worship. 6:30, BTU. 7:30, Evening worship. CALVARY BAPTIST—1422 Washington. J. Curtis Martin, pastor. 9:30, Sunday school. 10:40, Morn- Ing worship, 6:30, BTU. 7:30, Evening worship. _, BETHANY BAPTIST—North Alby road. 0:30, Sunday school. CHERRY STREET BAPTIST—6th and Cherry. W. Freeman Prlvetl, pastor. 9:30 a. m. Church school. 10:40, Morning worship. Sermon: "Three Crucifixions." 6:30 p. m. Youth Fellowship. 7:30, the Gos- CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER Congregational Sixth and Henry Streets GEORGE EDWARD MILLAKD, Minister 9:30 Church School. 10:45 Morning Worship. Sermon: "A Question We Must Answer." Nursery Muintainnl During Morning Worship. A cordial invitation to ivonihip with us^in the friendly Church on the Corner. Amplifying 8yitem (or lh« Convenience •! (hoi« who bay* DIHIoultjr In lietrfnf. pel Hour. Sermon: "Thn Sncrod- nefl» of Ma fringe." HARTFORD FIRST BAPTIST— Maurice M. Powora, pnntor. 0:45, Churrh school. 10:-ir>, Mornln« worship. Sermon: "The Unnn- swernhle Question." (5:30, BYF. 7:.'iO, Kveninfi Gospel Hour. FOSTKKBUKO FIRST /JAJ'TfST— E. C. Snntlln, pastor. 9:45, Sunday school. 10:45, Morning worship. Sermon: "Opened Eyes." 7 p, m. Training groups. 8:00, Evening service, Sermon topic: "Walking Worthily." BROWN STREET BAPTIST—3125 Brown. Howard K. Miller, pastor, 9:30, Unified service. Sermon: "Seventy Times Seven," 6::!0, Fellowship groups. 7:.')0 p< m. The Gospel Hour. Sermon: "The Lot of Mrs. Lot." WOOD RIVER FIRST BAPTIST— 3rd and Lorena. Earl Jefferson White, pnslor. 10:30, Morning worship. 7:30, Evening worship. Rev. White preaching nt both HervlcoH. MAIN STREET BAPTIST - HOf) Main. Arthur M. Ulrlch, pastor. 9:30, Church school. 10:40, Morn- Ing worship. Sermon: "Jn God's Presence." 6:30, Youth Fellowship, 7:30, Evening service. Sermon: "Belshnxzar's Doom." JAMESON BAPTIST — 2636 Sanford. Jamos Shields, pastor. 9:30, Sunday school. 10:30, Morning worship. Sermon: "The Tragedy of the Upper Room." 6:30, Train- Ing Union. 7:30 p. m. Evangelistic service. Sermon: "The Gate Thai; is Strait." COTTAGE HILLS BAPTIST—Arthur J. Corcoran, pnstor. 9:30-11, Unified service. Message by Rev. Arman F. Wright, missionary in Kentucky. 6:30, Young people. 7:15, Prayer time. 7:30, Evening service. ROXANA FIRST BAPTlST-Tyde- man and Central. L. E. Mustaln, pastor. 9:45, Sunday school. 10:45, .Morning worship. 6:30, Youth groups. 7:30, Evening wor- ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS BAPTIST, Alt E. Anderson, pastor. 9:45, Sunday school. 11, Morning worship. Sermon: "Sensible People." 6:30, Junior BYF. 7:30, Evening service. Sermon: ."Empty Lives." Catholic ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCH- -1110 Milton road. The Rev. William Croke, pnstor. Masses at 6, 8:30, 10 and 11:15. SS. PETER & PAUL'S (Old Cathedral.)—721 State st. MSRI\ W. T. Sloan, rector. Rev. Brendan Kenno and the Rev. Thomas .T. Cough, assistants. Masses nt 5:45, 7:3,0, 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a. m. Christian FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST— 2nd and Lorena, Wood River. E. Porter Estcs, minister. 9:30 a. m. Sunday school. 10:30, Morning worship and Communion. Sermon: "Personal Responsibility." 7:30, Evening worship. Sermon: "Good Citizenship." Christian Science FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIKNTIST—533 E. Tenth, Alton. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST—217 N. Ninth, Wood River. Hotli churches have services Sunday nt 11 a. m., and Sunday school nt 9:30. Subject of the lesson-sermon In all Chufbhos of Christ, Scientist, on Sunday, March 23, will bo: "Matter." Golden Text: "Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth." Colossians .1:2. Church of Christ CHURCH OF CHRIST—E. Maple, Hartford. C. Otto Schlleper, Orn Wheeler, Berdell McCann, elders. 10 a. in. Bible study. 11 a. m. Communion and Fellowship. 11:30, Exhortation, 7:30 p. m. Exhortation. CHURCH OF CHRIST—Hnrvill St., Cotlagp Hills. 10 a. in. niblo study, 11 n. m. Exhortation. 11:.'!(), Communion and Fellowship, 7:30, Exhortation. CHURCH OF CHRIST—3102 Fra- nor. 10 H. m. Worship. 11 a. in. Communion. 11:15, Miiliml ('din- cation. 7:,'H) p. in. KvaiiKiMistU' service. CHURCH OF CHRIST—Odd Fellows Hall, 202 Knst Broadway. 10 a. in. Bible study. 11 n. m. Preaching by A, J, Mi'Laughlin. 11:30, Communion, 8 p. in. Preaching and communion. CHURCH OF CHRIST—530 Monroe, East Alton. C. R. Stauffer, minister. 10 n. m. Bible study. 11 a. in. Preaching and Communion. No services at 7 p. m. CHURCH OF CHRIST-Centrnl at Mfldlaon, Wood River. 10 a. m. Bible ntudy. 11 a. m. Preaching by Bro. Hudgenn. 11:45, Communion and Fellowship. 7:30 p. m. Preaching and Communion. CHURCH OF CHRIST—1520 Belle. W. T. Chancellor, minister, 10 n. m. Bible school. 11, Pronrh- Inn and communion. 7 p. m. Bible reading. 8 p. m. Preaching and communion. CHURCH OF CHRIST-Slntc and Marguerite, Wood River. 10 n. rri. Bible study. II a- m. Exhortation. 11:30, Communion and Fellowship. 7:30, Exhortation. Congregational CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER— fith and Henry, George Edward Millard, minister. 9:30, Church school. 10:45, Morning worship. Sermon: "A Question We Musi Answer." GODFREY CONGREGATIONAL— W. F. Primrose, pastor. 9:45, Sunday school, 11, Morning worship. Sermon: "The Glory of the Gospel." 7 p, m. Pilgrim Fellowship, MELVILLE CONGREGATIONAL, D. H. Toorney, pastor-.' 9^30, Sunday school, 10:30, Morning vor- shfp. Sermon: "Judas Iscariot." 7:30 p. m. Pilgrim Fellowship. ST. Episcopal' PAUL'S—10 East. Third. W. H. IJrady, rector. 7:30 a. m. Holy Eucharist. 9:30 n. m. Family Eucharist and church school. .10:30, Morning prayer. 10:45. Sung Eucharist and sermon, 5 p. m. Evening prayer. TRINITY CHAPEL—State at Mildred. 8:30, Holy Eucharist and sermon. ST. GABRIEL'S CHAPEL — 980 Whitelaw, Wood RJver. 9:30 a. m. Holy Eucharist and sermon followed by church school. Evangelical & Reformed EVANGELICAL & REFORMED— 8th at Henry. O, W. Heggemeler, pastor. 9 a. m. Church school. 10 a. m. Worship. Latter Day Saints REORGANIZED C H U R C H OF JESUS CHRIST, LATTER DAY SAINTS—5th and Lorena, Wood River. Fred Immer, pastor elder. 10 a. m. Church school. 11 a. m. Preaching service. 7:30 p. m. Preaching service. Elder Frank McDonald, guest speaker. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS—934 Main st. (Mormon), 9:30 a. m. Prayer meeting. 10 a. m. Sunday school. Conducted by Elder Mark Rad- rnall. 11:30, Sacrament service. Conducted by Elder Thomas Gill. Lutheran TRINITY LUTHERAN—Blair and Central. Paul Jucrgensen, pastor. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Lesson: "Jesus Before Pilate." Special Conquest for Christ service at 10:30. Film: "All That I Have." ZtON LUTHERAN—Bethnlto. W. G. Bruegmann, pastor. 9 a. m. Sunday school. 10:15, Divine service. 8 p. m. Lenten service. Sermon: "Christian Giving." BEREA LUTHERAN--Green and Gold streets. I.nVern Brack, pastor. Sunday school. 10 n. in. Worship at U a. m. Sermon: "Take- Up I ho Cross and Fellow Jesus." EM MA US LUTHERAN -- Dorsoy. Otto F, Strothmnnn, pastor, Sunday school at 9:30. Divine ivor- ship at 10:15. FAITH COMMUNITY LUTHERAN —Northside IOOF Hall. Molvin E. Witt, student pastor. 9:30 a. ni. Sunday school. 10:45, Morning worship. Sermon; "Father, Forgive Them." MESSIAII LUTHERAN—Oakwood and Milton road. Carl and Bible cl&ss. 10:30, Divine service, Sermon: "Conquering for Christ." CONCORDIA'LUTHERAN - Cottage Hills. Edgar Croll, student pastor. 9 a. m. Sunday school. 9:15, Adult, Bible class. 10 n. m. Worship, ST. PAUL'S-3rd and Beach, Wood River. N. L. Wolff, pastor. 9 a.m. Sunday school. 10:30, Morning worship. Sermon: "The Christian first gives his heart to Christ then his talents, treasures and time tnto the service of Christ's Kingdom." Methodist FIRST METHODIST — Sixth and Market. Dale Harmon, pastor. 9:30 a. m. Church school. 10:40, Morning worship. Sermon: "I "Believe in the Holy Catholic Church." 5 p. m. Special service. Speaker: Senator Paul Douglas. Topic: "The Christian Home." ship. 6 p. m. Youth Fellow- EAST ALTON METHODIST— Church and Main. L. B. Walk- Ington, pastor. 9:30 n. m. Church school. 10:30. Morning worship. Sermon: "The Fifth Word from the Cross—Suffering." 5 p. m. Men's meeting. 6:30, Youth Fellowship. 7:30, Evening service. Dr. Hurley will preach. Fourth quarterly conference. GRACE METHODIST—Seventh at Henry. 9:30 a. m. Church school. 10.-30, Morning worship. Sermon: "Thy Will Be Done." 6:30, Youth Fellowship. 7:30, Evening worship. Sermon: "I Thirst." MAIN STREET METHODIST— Main at Benbow. Carl D. Mitchell, pastor. 9:30, Sunday school. 10:40, Morning worship. Sermon: "Dedication." 6:30, Fellowship groups. 7:30. Evening worship. Sermon: "Dedication." CAMPBELL CHAPEL. A. M. E.— 62G East Fourth: William T. Coinman, pastor. 9:45, Sunday school. 11, Morning worship. Sermon: "The Blessed Huntrrv." GODFREY METHODIST-Luther Brookman, nastor. 9:30, Sunday school. 7:30. Evening worship. go to Madison. ELM STREET PRESBYTERIAN- Elm and Gerson. Marshall W Rice, pastor. 9:30, Church school. 10:45, Morning worship. Sermon' "History's Most. Honorable Hour," 6:30, Westrnlnnter Fellowship. METHALTO PRESBYTERIAN T. S. Bngranoff, pastor. 9:45, Church school. 10:45, Morning worship. Sermon: "Personal Influence." Bible Presbyterian BIBLE PRESBYTERIAN-9 East. Broadway. Albert. F. Moginot jr., pastor. 9:30 a. m. Bible school. 10:30, Morning worship. Sermon: "Christ: the Only Way to Heaven." 7:30 p. m. Gospel service at home of Mr, and Mrs. W. R. Smart, 1613 Clawson. Topic: "The Soon-coming Kingdom of Christ." Unitarian FIRST UNITARIAN—3rd at Alby. Zoltan Nagy, pastor. 10:30 a. m. Church school, service. S searchable. 11 a. m. Worship Nazarene CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE- 3318 Hlllcresr. William B. Kelly, pastor. 9:30, Sundav school. Morning worship. 6:45, Youth service, ship. 7:30, Evening wor- Presbyterian U.S.A. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN—4th and Lorona, Wood River. Man ley L. Mace, pastor. 9:45 a. m. Clum-h school. 11 a. m. Mornlns; worshlo. Sermon: "The Cross—Searchlight of the Soul". (Focused on Dismas). 6:30 p. m. Westminster Fellowship. COLLEGE AVE. PRESBYTERIAN, College at. Clawson. Francis Henderson, pastor. 9:30 a. m. Church school. 10:40, Morning worshln. Sermon: "Our Life and the Life to Be." 6:30. Westminster Fellowship. 7:30, Evening worship. Sermon: "Watch and Prav." TWELFTH ST. PRESBYTERIAN. Pnul Krebs, pnstor. 9:30 n. m. Churrh school. 10:45, Mornlne \vorshin. Sermon: "The Cure of Care." fi:30, Westminster Fellowship. FTT?ST PRESBYTERIAN— 4th and Alhv. F.. .T. Vance, P.D.. pastor. 0:30, Church school. 10:40. Morning worship. Sermon: "Souls at Auction." 5:30, Westminster Fellowship. 7:30, Evening worship. Study theme: "Inner Religion- One's Spiritual Development Through Reading." James Stooker to lead nrelimlnarv service, MORO PRESBYTERIAN — Ernest C. Parrlsh, pastor, 9:30, Sunday school. 10:45, Morning worship. ._ _ „_.. Sermon: "Walking With God in dorf. pastor. 9:15, Sunday school Prayer." 6:30, Young people will WEEK OF PREACHING TWING MEMORIAL CHURCH Ninth and State MARCH 23rd to 30tk 7:30 Each Night Excepting Saturday PAUL SANDIN, Song Leader. SPEAKERS SUNDAY KVEWNti— »IUs Mildred Cilock. Subject: "The Crow of Christianity". MONDAY EVENINf4— CJWJLDBEN'S NIGHT— I)r. La Rue Jensen. Subject: "Objects That Teach." EVENING— Rev. Win. »ohn. Subject: "The LortUWp Of Christ." EVENING— Youth Night— Terry Burch. Subject: GoU'K StauOarU." EVENING— Pr. f. \V. Frivett. Subject: "Glorie* of the Crow." FBJP4V EVENING— fr'inuily Night. Pr. R. E. Turubull. Subject; "The ftlirucle of Begiuuiiii; AyiMU-" SUNDAY MORNING ANP EVENING— Rev. Ulaud Roth, Director of Religious EUucutiou. |. F. CLOCK, Pistor. CHERRY STREET BAPTIST CHURCH SIXTH AND CI1KRRY STREETS. \\. FREEMAN PRIVETT, Minister. 9:30 CHURCH SCHOOL. 10:40 MORNING WORSHIP Sormon—"THRKK CRUCIFIXIONS" 6.30 YOUTH FELLOWSHIP 7:30 THE GOSPEL HOUR. Sermon—"THK SACRKONESS OF MAUHIAGK" This Church o/ Friendly People Welcomes You. ALTON GOSPEL TABERNACLE 8:30—WORD OF LIFE—WOKZ, 1570 9:30—SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:45—MORNING WORSHIP 7:30—EVENING SERVICES Key. mill Mrs. lliril Campbell will be in charge of the above services lleKiuniiiK Wednesday, .March '-'lith, ami continuing through the 80th, Uev. Hurley Smith will he speaking *-ai'l» night except Siiturcluy. As the*e ministers »re being considered for the pastorate the members unit friends are encouraged to attend. 81 'i SI'IUNU tl.UUU.U A. HAMILTON Hear Rev. Clyde Otter REVIVAL SERVICES Mar. 23 • Apr. 4 CURDIE HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH GOOUt'El.JAW AT COSIB-I.N FLACK, ALTON United Brethren FIRST EVANGELICAL UNITED BRETHREN—Wood River avenue at Beach, Wood River. Richard E. Coleman, pastor. 9:45, Sunday school. 10:45, Morning worship. 7:30 p. m. Bible Hour. Watch tower Studies WATCHTOWER STUDIES — 319 State. 7 p. m. Topic: "The Me- take?" Also, "What About Those oj ponnua not Partaking?" Chapel to Observe Missionary Day The Emily Vernon Missionary Society of Campbell Chapel,, A. M. E., 626 East Fourth street, will sponsor their annual missionary clay program Sunday at 3 p. m. in the church. The Youth Gill-Missionary Girls will present a play, "The Missionary Call." The Sunbeams of the Misisonary Society will sing several selections. A financial report of the home and foreign fields in missionary work will ho presented by the society president, Mrs. W. T. Coleman. The Rev. William T. Coleman is pastor of Campbell Chapel. Thomas, wife the Methodist Plan Youth Rally At Brighton BRIGHTON. — The monthly business meeting of the Senior Westminster Fellowship o( the Presbyterian Church was held Thursday evening at the home of the president, Miss Carolyn Bolt. Plans were completed for the meeting of the Macoupin County Youth Fellowship, which will be held here April 7. Miss Mary Warner was appointed In charge of recreation and Miss Jeannie McAfee will be in charge of refreshments. It wafc voted to Invite the Youth Fellowship of the Jerseyvllle Presbyterian Church to meet here on May 4. Also, it was decided to participate in a Youth Rally to be held In the Jerseyville Presbyterian Church, April 26 and 27. The next business meeting of the group will be April 17. Refreshments were served by the hostess and a social hour followed the business meeting. Scouters, PTA in Meet at Brighton BRIGHTON. — Members of the Parent-Teacher Association attended the business meeting of the Central District Scouters Wednesday evening at the Brighton High School, at which time various programs for the season were discussed, as well as some of the scouting problems. Following the meeting, Mrs. Wendell Tovvse, PTA president, conducted the business session. Mrs. R. B. Meacham gave a report on the activities of the Room Mothers and reported the group was planning to sponsor a dance some time in April. Mrs. Harold White gave a report on the sportswear project and stated many orders had been received from the pupils. A nominating committee composed of Harold White, Lester Allen, Mrs. Malcolm Anders, and Miss Pearl Sarius, was appointed to report at the April meeting. Following a social hour, refreshments were served to the group. Mrs. of the Lawrence pastor of Brighton Churches Announce Services BRIGHTON. — "The Rejected Christ" will be the sermon topic used by the Rev. Kenneth G. Bower at morning worship Sunday at the Presbyterian Chilrch at 10 a.m. Sunday school convenes at 9 a.m. Communicants class will meet Sunday afternoon at the manse. Westminster Fellowship groups meet Sunday evening, the seniors at the Landon home, with Sharon Landon as leader, and the juniors at the Allen home, with Donald Gorin as leader. Lenten services will be j Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Daughters of Ruth class will meet Thursday evening at Mrs. Lester Allen's home. The Rev. A. L. Schielor will take his text from Romans 12, vs. 17 to 21 for morning worship, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John's Evangelical Church. Sunday school meets at. 9:30 a.m. Builders class meets Tuesday evening. Lenten services will be Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. Last meeting of the confirmation class will be Saturday morn- church at Springfield, Mo., will be guest speaker. Singers to Appear Sunday Evening MAKY AND MARTHA I..KIIO Misses Mary and Martha Loho from New Athens, 111., will be i The public is invited to attend featured on a program of sacred I the Sunday night program. music at 7:30 p. m. Sunday in the Main Street Methodist Church. The young women are widely known as evangelistic singers and have often appeared on radio pro- Evangelical Church O. W. HEGGEMEIKK. D.D., Pastor "Christianity's First Cross Bearer" TIME OF SERVICE—10 A. M. Broadcast over WOKZ. 1570 on Your Dial FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Corner of Fourth and Alby Streets REV. EDGAR |. VANCE, D. D., MINISTER 9:30 A.M. The Church School. 10:40 A.M. Morning Worship. "Souls at Auction." Sermon Subject, 10:40 A.M. junior Church in Parish House. 10:40 A.M. Nursery on First Floor of Church. 5:30 P.M. Westminster Fellowship. 7:30 P.M. Evening Worship. Study Theme, "Inner Religion — One's Spiritual Development Through Reading." Mr. James Stooker to lead preliminary service. These l.t'iilcu days MiKgekt (o Christians a special loyalty to the services of the church. \Vi« etteml u cordial invitation to the puhlic to ultrml the services mid activities of our church as listed above. These are days uhen we need fellowship with God in Ills sanctiiur.v. A Special We/come Awaits YOU. Lydia Opened Heart and Home SHE LISTENED, BELIEVED AND BEGGED THE APOSTLES TO ABIDE AT HER HOUSE Scripture—Acts 16:6-40. By NEWMAN CAMPflELL THE STORY of the devout woman, Lydia, Is unique in the Bible story because she was a business woman — seller of the purple oloth, dyed with a costly dye obtained from a species of shell fish. It was expensive because only one drop of it was secured from the throat of a fish, although a cheaper dye was secured by crushing the fish. How did the missionaries, on the second of Paul's missionary journeys, happen to meet this prosperous woman? They had bden In Asia, but the Spirit who directed their work, refused to Jet them speak further in Asia. At Troas, a famous seaport on the western shores of Asia Minor, across the Ageain sea from Macedonia, Paul had a vision at night. The vision was of a man from Macedonia who begged the Apostle to "come over into Macedonia, and help us." Sure that the Lord had called them to preach the gospel on that continent, Paul and his compan- ions'went to Samothracia, next to Neapolis, and thence to Philip- f'aul. "being grieved," told the spirit to come out of the poor slave, in the name of Jesus Christ. It left her, but the men who had been making "easy money" through the girl were very angry and they caught Paul and Silas and took them to the market place, accusing them to the magistrates of teaching "customs which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans." They also said that they were Jews and were "troubling our city." The multitude of people were against them, and "the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them." After they had been severely beaten they were thrown Into prison with their feet In stocks. At midnight the Apostles prayed and sang praises to God and "sud- dently there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately . all the doors were opened, and everyonejs bands were loosed." Awakening ^rom sleep, the keeper of the prison saw the open MEMORY VERSE "A woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised."— Proverbs 31:30. of that part of pi, chief city Macedonia. There, on the Sabbath day, the missionaries went to the riverside outside the city, where there was a place of prayer. There being no synagogue in Philippi, this was the place where devout Jews met for prayer. Lydia, who worshipped God, was there. There are those who go to worship on the Sabbath whose thoughts wander about on business affairs, household duties, social affairs, etc., paying little heed to the service or the words of the minister. Lydia was not one of these. She listened attentively; the Lord "opened her heart." she was convinced of the truth of Paul's words, and was baptized with all her household. Then she begged the missionaries to go to her home and "abide there." She was so emphatic in her Invitation, that they felt "constrained," or almost forced, to accept. It must have been a pleasant interlude in the lives of these men, who traveled many miles on foot, depending on the generousily of those who listened and received their message for food and lodging. Lydia proabably had a comfortable home with servants to care for the needs of all. As the missionaries went to prayer a young girl followed them everywhere. She was possessed by a spirit and could prophesy, so some men took her about and made money by her soothsaying. As she followed the Apostles she cried, "These men are the servants of God, which shew us the way to salvation." doors, and thinking that all prisoners had escaped, he was about to commit suicide with his sword, when Paul cried to him that all was there—not one had fled. So overjoyed was the jailer at the news, that he took the Apostles to his home, washed and bound up their wounds, and he and all his family believed and were baptized. The jailer then told them that the magistrates had sent word to let them go, but Paul said -that they had been openly condemned without a hearing, had been beaten, and cast into prison, and they were Romans, and if the magistrates wanted to release them they should come themselves to fetch them. The magistrates were pretty upset when the jailer told them what Paul had said, especially about them being Romans, and they came and took them out and begged them to depart out «of the city. When the Apostles , left the prison, they went back to Lydia's home, and we can imagine that she did everything she could to make them comfortable. "And when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed." St. Paul is often thought of as a woman hater, but if your read St. Luke's Acts of the Apostles, you find he frequently spoke with reverence and gratitude of women. In his Epistle to the Romans he sent his love to women as to men of the congregation. And Lydia, a woman, was his first European convert. Based on copyrighted outlines produced by the Division of Christian Education, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U. S. A., and used by permigslon Distributed by King Features Syndicate ing at 10 a.m. The Rev. James Weiss will preach at the St. Paul's Methodist Church Sunday at 10:40 a.m. Sunday school convenes at 9:30 a.m.. Youlh Fellowship at 7 p.m., and evening worship, 7:45 p.m. Sunday masses will be read at the St. Alphonsus Church at S and 10 a.m., and lenten services Friday evening at 8 p.m. The Rev. Phillip,Newman is pastor. Benjamin Franklin is believed to have drawn the first chart giving the approximate locaton of the Gulf Stream. ol SERVICES LORD'S DAY 10 A.M.-7:30 P.M. WED. 7:30 P. M. 3402 FRANOR ALTON PHONE 3-6396 137 E. MAPI! HARTFORD PHONE 4-6386 GOSPEL MEETING AT THE CHURCH of CHRIST 203 EAST BROADWAY Sat,, Mar, 22, 8 p, m. & Sun., Mar. 23,10 a, m, & 8 p, m, Preaching By A. j. MCLAUGHLIN, Evangelist FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Sth & Market Sts. Alton, Illinois Minister: It. E, TL'KXBULL 10:00 a.m. Church School. 11:00 a.m. "A Challenge to the Church." 11:30 until Noon Broadcast over WOKZ. 6:30 p.m. B.Y.F. 7:30 p.m. "What Can We Believe About Prophecy?" Nursery maintained during; morning service*. R. E. Turnbull Fa*tor Brown Street Baptist Church 3145 BROWN ^^ 9:30 A. M. I'NIHEO SERVICE, Classes and Worship. Message: "SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN. 6:80 p. M. Junior, Junior High and High School Youth Groupi. 7:30 J'. M. GOSPEL HOUR: Chorus Choir — Special Music — Hymnfeit Message: "THE LOT OF MRS. LOT" Welcome To A Friendly Bible Baptist Church! HOWARD K. MILLER, Pastor. FIRST METHODIST CHURCH SIXTH ANP MARKET, AWQN, JIL. PAIE HARMON, Minuter 9:30 A. M.-CHURCH SCHOOl 10:40 A. M.—MORNING WORSHIP Sermon: "I Believe in tb« Holy C»lbo!ic Church" 5:00 P. M—SPECIAi SERVICE Speaker: Senator P»ul Cou«l»i Subject: "The Christian Borne" Mutic by Urti Ctturcb Choir. 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