The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on June 6, 1998 · Page 16
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BB SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 1998 RELIGION THE SALINA JOURNAL BRIEFLY SPECIAL EVENTS T EPISCOPAL CHURCH Quinter Methodists to dedicate new organ QUINTER — Organist Pat Ziegelmeier will be featured at an organ dedication and recital planned at the First United Methodist Church of,Quinter at 3 p.m. June 14. ". Ziegelmeier is senior organist at the First United Methodist Qhurch, Colby, and an instructor atlColby Community College. The .Birch's new organ, with two jn$nual stops and 51 digital pipe i&fiks, was built by Johannus <$rgelbreau of Holland. "•*-*• ffrethodist minister to retire July 1 JjUINTER — The Rev. Loren E. Barter, pastor of the Quinter United Methodist Church, will re- ttr£ July 1. ; He has served in Kansas JVIethodist churches for 31 years, f}ie past three at Quinter. '"'In retirement, he and his wife, Donna, will live at 1542 Austin Circle, Salina. T PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Nazarene official to speak about missions Don Owens, general superintendent emeritus of the International Church of the Na/arene, will be the guest speaker during the annual Faith Promise Missions Convention at the Belmont Boulevard Church of the Nazarene, Belmont and Highland. Owens will minister to church teens at 7 p.m. today and will speak at the 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship services Sunday. Faith Promise raises funds through regular weekly, monthly or annual giving to help support 620 missionaries in 119 world areas. Faith Promise also subsidizes the Nazarene churches' 37 Bible colleges, three seminaries, three nurse training colleges, three hospitals and more than 50 medical clinics worldwide. The church's Faith Promise Goal for 1998 has been set for $12,000. From Staff Reports • Vocalist Becky Spencer, Buhler, will minister through songs at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at Faith Assembly of God, 905 W. Cloud. • The Space Mission Bible Camp finale will take place at 10:50 a.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 122 N. Eighth. An all-church hot dog cookout will follow at noon. • Eastern Orthodox Pentecost will be observed with Great Vespers and the Kneeling Prayers at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at All Saints Or- thodox Church, 2818 Scanlan. A parish dinner will follow with a program by Khouriya Shelley Hatfield about her recent trip to St. James Monastery in Lebanon. • The Goble Family Singers will perform at the 6:30 p.m. service Sunday at the First Southern Baptist Church, 2401 S. Ohio. • The Christian film, "Moment of Truth," will be shown at the Teens for Christ Rally at 7 p.m. June 20 at the Brown Grand Theater, Concordia. A teen talent show also will be featured. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL • Vacation Bible School at Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 S. 10th, is set for 9 to 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. Children ages 3 through sixth grade are welcome. The Bible school will be featured at a family church service and Sunday school set for 9 a.m. June 14 at Jerry Ivey Park. • First Covenant Church in- Presbyterians seek minorities Church hopes to boost rrynority membership to 10 percent of total By GUSTAV NIEBUHR Tlie New York Times In response to changing immigration patterns, officials of the Presbyterian Church (USA) have created a plan to help the 2.6 million-member denomination raise the proportion of members who belong to ethnic minority groups by half, to 10 percent by 2005. "A detailed report to be presented to the church's General Assembly, its top policy-making body, which meets June 13-20 in Charlotte, N.C., cites news reports and population statistics that immigration from Asia, Africa and Latin America is increasing the nation's ethnic diversity and declares that "a predominantly Anglo, suburban and middle class de- n'o'mination like the Presbyterian Church" needs a strategy to account for that. ' The report said, "Any institution with intentions to grow must make provisions to attract and enlist an overall membership that is diverse in nature." Reversing a membership decline has long been a concern among Presbyterians, who, like several other Protestant churches, have suffered a loss of members since the 1970s. Lately, that trend has shown signs of moderating within some denominations. Presbyterians reported that they lost about 22,000 members last year, after losing about 33,000 in each of the two previous years. "The church recognizes it needs to grow," said the Rev. Jovelino Ramos, associate director for racial and ethnic ministries, "and the church recognizes here's an area that could provide a major part of that growth." Currently, blacks, Hispanics, Asians and American Indians account for less than 7 percent of the denomination. African-Americans have been most visible, if only because the General Assembly has twice since 1989 elected black ministers to one-year terms as moderator, one of the denomination's top two offices. Among them is the current moderator, the Rev. Patricia Brown. In 1996, the assembly voted to set a goal of raising Presbyterians' minority membership to 10 percent by 2005 and 20 percent by the decade beginning 2010. In recommending that the denomination help predominantly minority congregations to grow and start other congregations, the report, Ramos said, offers a theological statement that native-born and immigrant minority members are "partners in mission" with the larger church. Because growth will require more ministers, church officials recommended in their report that the denomination's seminaries have faculty members who know minority communities and that recruitment of minority students be increased. They also recommended that the church foster "fellowship" groups among immigrants as a step toward forming congregations. Of the denomination's 11,300 congregations, about 450 are predominantly African-American, 320 are Korean-American and 150 are Hispanic. Sunday Matthew 28:16-20 Monday 1 Peter 1:1-12 Tuesday 1 Peter 1:13-25 Wednesday 1 Peter 2:1-17 Thursday 1 Peter 3:8-22 Friday 1 Peter 4:1-11 Saturday 1 Peter 5:1-14 Is An Eternal Spring-Time For some it is! But for others, it can be a searing summer... an early fall... a chilling winter. It all depends on the two people who leave the church... and the road they choose for their journey together. For, when love comes to the altar, it is full of hope... and faith... and promise. If love returns to the altar - week after week - it will discover God's unceasing renewal of those sacred vows. But it isn't quite so simple as praying together and staying together. It is a man and woman's unending quest for every spiritual insight that will enable them to understand... to appreciate... to cherish... each other and God! Scriptures Selected by The American Bible Society Copyright 1998, Keister-Wllliams Newspaper Services, P.O. Box 8005, Charlottesville, VA 22906 Both your FAITH and your CHURCH GROW through REGULAR CHURCH ATTENDANCE Salina ^^f^m^^mmmjtt^^mf ^mw^k^f voni.puicfft.anci John Gunn & Staff 127 N. Seventh, Salina OVER 34 YEARS OF QUALITY SERVICE BYTHEHASSMAN FAMILY HASSMAN Termite & Peat Control, Inc. Noon Kiwanis of Salina - Your Community Service Club BAN JK America's StrongesTBanks Officers, Directors & Staff Terry Burger & Associates Country Style Chicken Jim & Sherry Gates Frisbee Construction The Entire Staff Glen & Elaine Headley Vidricksen Distributing Co. The Vidricksen's Ralph & Jeff Bennett OOD CONCRETE PRODUCTS, INC. Entire Staff TOX-EOL SERVICE Doug Jam's & Employees vites children to participate in the Space Mission Bible Camp, set for June 15-19. Children will train at 801 E. Cloud from 8:45 to 11:50 a.m. To register, call 823-3792. • Vacation Bible School is set for June 15-19 at the Bel-Air Southern Baptist Church, 1100 W. Cloud. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon. To register, call 827-9771. WORSHIP WITH US! Belmont Boulevard Christian Church 2508 Belmont Blvd., 8274882 Dr. Paxton Jones - Pastor Nursery Provided Sunday School for all ages 9:15 am Worship and Communion 10:30 am FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 1425 South Ohio 823-6331 or 823-6948 Prayer Time In The Sanctuary....9:00-0:20 am Bible Study For All Ages 9:30 am Morning Worship 10:45 am Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wednesday Family Night 7:00 pm Pastor: N. Rene Colaw Associate Pastor & Children: Jim Winfrey Director of Youth Ministries: Mike Haas Minister to Senior Adults: Jack Driscoll Financial Counselor: Jim Holder Marriage & Family Therapist Nonie Nicklas ALL SAINTS ORttlO&OX chRistian chuRCh 2818 Scanlan Avc. (785) 823-3735 SAT. Great Vespers • S:30pm SUN. Orthros- 8:30am Divine Liturgy • 9:30am Christian Ed.-11:00am "Discover the Beauty of Holiness" im £ •t n T JL ELCA Vff ICV Evangelical Lutheran Church (*<f*ifi$»*t' In America I ST. JOHN'S 302 South 7th 825-5081 Worship 8:15 & 10:45 am Sunday School 9:30 Pastor Charles Aase licv. Wendell Berggren, Visitation Pastor BrUin Johnson, Youth Worker u H E R REDEEMER N 743 E. Magnolia 827-8195 Sunday Worship....8:00 am & 10:30 am Sunday School 9:15 am Charts L. Combs-Lay, Pastor IIMMANUEL 255 South 7th 8254750 Worship Service 8:30 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Loren D. Mai, Pastor Mindy Buster, Youth Director Four Wonders Preschool now enrolling Christ The King Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod 111 W. Magnolia 827-7492 Sunday Worship 10:30 am Sunday School & Adult Bible Study..9:15 am Rev. Leroy Pralle ST. MARK Wisconflin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) N.E. Corner Ohio & Magnolia Worship Service 9:00 am Sunday School 10:15 am "Preaching Repentance And The ForglvcncHs Or Sin In Jesus Christ" Donald Widumum, Pastor 825-7-155 TRINITY LUTHERAN Missouri Synod West Crawford at 9th &10th Streets Rev. Robert Schacdel Hro Charles Adams Dir. of Christian Ed. & Youth: Dana J. Ulcson "A Loving God In A Loving Church" Sunday Worship..8:30 am, 11:00 am, 7:00 pm Sunday School & Bible Classes 9:45 am Children Welcome In Church & Nursery FIRST 308 S. 8th Plione 825-0226 Adult Bible Study: No Childrens Church Study 9:00 am Sunday Service 10:15 am Broadcast on KINA AM 910 on your dial "The Hope That Saves Us" Rev. Thomas P. Reid Rev. Karen K. Reiuier Dir. of Family Hope Cento, Mary Ellen Evans Dir. of Music: Richard Koshgarian Sunrise 825 E. Beloit Phone 823-6344 Worship Services 10:00 am Coffee & Fellowship 9:30 am Church School (all ages) 9:00 am Nursery Provided "It All Ads Up!" Uoiudd Srhroi'drr- I'uslor Joni Seymour, Din-rlor of Christian Education Don HammiTii, hutsh Associate P R E S B Y T E R I A N Episcopal diocese may elect openly gay bishop By The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — For 22 years, Bishop John Spong has been one of the most controversial voices in the Episcopal Church, ardently supporting same-sex marriages and the ordination of openly gay ministers. His successor could even be more controversial. If the 600 delegates in the Newark diocese choose the Rev. Canon Gene Robinson over five other candidates today, they will have elected the first openly gay Episcopal bishop in the nation. "It would obviously be a historic move. I suppose it would be compared with the first election of a woman bishop 10 years ago," said Jim Solheim, a spokesman for the 2.5-million member denomination. "Probably just as contro- ROLLING HILLS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST The Reverend Patty Brown-Barnett 2026 Starlight Drive Service 11:10 am All Visitors Welcome 827-2972 Christ The Lord Community Church • Innovative Praise Worship. • Expository Bible Preaching by Pastor Bill Springborg Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning, 10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. 785-820-9359 At the Camp Webster Center 1/2 Mile North Of Flying "J" Truck Stop Or 1/4 Mile North Of 1-70 On Ohio St. Salina Church of God /Tl (Hdqts. Cleveland, Tn) Ml 321 N. 8th St. O-'V Pastor Don Byerly 825-6355 Sunday School 9:30 am Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Night 6:00 pm Wednesday Night 7:00 pm Come worship with us, where everybody is somebody and Jesus Christ is Lord Nursery Provided All Services Home Group on Sunday thru Thursday First Christian Church 2727 E. Crawford B2W296 Skilled Nursery Attendant 9:00 am Sunday School 10:15 am Worship 6:00 pm....Contemporary Worship Service Co-Mlnlstcrs: Klin Dlaklcy Rca & Greg Iximlmrd Rca Sunset Bible Chapel 760 Hancock Worship 9:30 am Family Bible Hour 11:00 am Evening Service 7:30 pm Bible Fest Friday, 7:00 pm George Easter, Secretary 827-9437 Church of Christ 1646 N. 9th 827-2957 Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:30 am & 6:00 pm Wed. Bible Study 7:30 pm Jimmie Keas, Minister First Baptist Church Lewis 825-4643 (( Worship 9:30 A.M. ' Chlldren'i Church & Nursery Sunday School 10:45 A.M. Wednesday Family Night , Jim Bridges, pastor Keylp Hazelton, Youth/Education .reaching oullo others in love. • Sunday School 9:30 am • Worship.. 10:30 am, 6:00 pm • Wed. Ministries 6:30 pm Baptist Church 1100 W. Cloud Nursery Provided All 827-9771 Services Kevin Ross, Pastor Handicap Accessible Providence Southern Baptist Church Red Coach Inn 8274837 Bobby George, Pastor Worship 9:30 am Sun. & Wed Home Bible Study ST. JOHN'S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 339 N. 9th 827-7082 Sunday School i):30ani Sunday Morning Worehip 11:00 am Suiutuy Evening Worship..... 0:30 pin Prayer Meeting (Wed.) 10:30 am & 7:00 pm Bible Study (Wed.) 7:00 pm "The Chunk Where Everybody It Somebodu And CMil h All" FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST Magnolia & Ohio 823-6828 Sunday Worship 9:30 am, 10:50 am Sunday School-Fur All Ages..9:30 am, 10:60 am Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 pm Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm Nurst'ry Provided All Services • Handicap Accessible Glenn Davis, Pastor 3aith Word follows hip A Charismatic Church qfPralne & Worship 1019 N. 9th 823-7434 Salina, Ks Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Service 10:20 am Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 pin Pastors: Larry & Ethel Knox versial." The person elected would serve alongside Spong as bishop co-adju- tor until Spong's retirement i$ 2000, then succeed him as leader p| the 43,000-member diocese. ; The delegates' choice is subject to approval by a majority of the dioceses and bishops nationwide." Robinson, 51, an assistant to Bishop Douglas Theuner of the Diocese of New Hampshire and a coordinating leader of the New England dioceses, was once married and has two daughters but, now lives with a man. j "Jesus Christ challenges us to ...; be the child of God we were creat-: ed to be, no matter the cost — •• in order to better serve him," Robinson wrote in his application to the diocese. "I answered God's call to acknowledge myself as a gay man." SALINA MENNONITE CHURCH 2026 Starlight Drive, 825-2663 Worship Service 9:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am Pastor: Katherine Pitts EMBASSY FELLOWSHIP 1503 S. 9th Restoring health to the whole of man and family. Sunday 10:30 am & 6:00 p.m., Thursday Bible Study 7:00 p.ni. "I will restore health unto thee and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith God" Jeremiah 30:17 Pastor Roy & Karln Rawls 825-5287 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 8th & Mulberry Sunday Service 10:45 am Sunday School 9:30 am. Wed. Evening Meeting 7:30 pnv Reading Room in Church Wednesday only 6:45-7:15 pm (Episcopal) 138 S. Eighth St. 827-4440 Morning Prayer Daily 8 am HOLY EUCHARIST Tuesday 7am Thursday 9 am Wednesday Saturday 5 prh with Unction... 5 pm Sunday 10 am. Sunday Nursery 9:00-11:30 auf Christian Education 5:30 pm Wed,, Father Keith Whitmorc, Dean EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE INCARNATION Max & Norton • 823-2850 Sunday School 9:15 am Holy Communion 9:30 am The Rev. Mary Kay Bond, Vicar 827-9294 Visit our website uL http^/ww_w.shopsnlina.coiii/churchinniniation U N I Grand Ave. 304 W. Grand 823-6272 9:00 am Sunday School 10:15 am Worship Celebration "Making a New Start" Rev. Rick Just Nursery, North 8th & Grand JJSHURCH TiCROSS 1600 Rush, at Cloud & Broadway Lord Teach Us To Pray: T For Forgiveness 8:306-10:45 a.m. E Worship Celebrations t 9:30 am Sunday School (~\, D - Paul Wilke, Pastor FIRST United Methodist Church 122 N. 8th St. 825-0228 Rev. David Weible Rev. Patrick Buss Cindy Ramsey - Christian Family Life Ed. Worship 8:25 & 10:50 am Sunday School 9:40 am Nursery all services "Living Through Difficult Times" » Rev. David Weible (5c KINA radio 910-AM Elevator Sundays at 11:00 am M E T H O D I S University T 1509 S. Santa Fe 825-9505 Nursery Available at all services Sunday School 0:30.' Morning Worship 8:25 & 10:45 Interactive Contemporary Service 10:45,, *~* (Innovative Children's Church Both Services) • • '• • "A Time to Stand" ; __ Pastor Robert Conway Dir. of Education: Cindy Spencer -'' ^ Christian Service Without Boundaries : R Trinity C John V. Martin, Pastor 901Neal('/2ini.S.ofcornerof HOhio & Magnolia) 825-5270 "Spirit Life for ? Dummies" John 16:12-15 Worship 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am only http-7/gbgm-umc.org/cliurclieii/trinitylmQI/ Sfi/w Gf/5 %/<MI Cf/ff QUAYLE 725 Commanche 82M8351. Church School 9:30 am. Worship Service 11:00 am-^ Bible Study-Wednesday...6:30 pm. Rev. Sherdeill Breathed, E MENTOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH •1 mill's south of tin- mull on IIUi St. Where everyone is purl of Die family Sunday School !) : ^o Morning Worship |() : :io am llev. Jt'nny Buss Pastor & Parish Nurse 827-11 l:l Your Total News Source ** Salina Journal

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