The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 23, 1978 · Page 19
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Saturday Morning, September 23,1978 3% ®atoe»ton «Snilg ;Ncfa» Tot/ay's Church Priority Of Truth Given Another Look By Many CONSTRUCTION ON the new church building for Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, 4720 O » a will begin next week. An official groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, according to the Rev. Robert C. Berry. Pictured is architect Louis Oliver's drawing of the new church facility which .should be. finished by April. The building will be built by Susco Construction Company, O.C. Unbehagen, contractor. Special Events FIRST BAPTIST Dr. J. Dalton Havard and 12 members of First Baptist Church of Texas City left Wednesday for Stockton-on- Tees, England. The group will be participating in the "Here's Life-Stockton" Crusade at the Baptist Tabernacle in Stockton-on- Tees, in northeastern England. They will be participating in morning and afternoon share groups in the homes of the local church members. The group then will be going on to Israel and Rome for a 10- day tour of the Holy Land with a stop in Rome on the way home. CARTER TEMPLE Carter Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 907 39th Street in Galveston, will observe its annual ushers day Sunday. The Rev. R. Baker of Compton Memorial Church will speak. MACEDONIA BAPTIST Greater Macedonia Baptist Church, 6414 Hwy. 1765 in Texas City, will conduct its annual women's day program at 11 a.m. Sunday. A special service is scheduled for 3 p.m. with several special guests, including the Rev. R.L. Weathers of St. Mark's Baptist Church of Houston. Theme for the event will be "The Role of the Christian Woman in Times Like These." BELLZION Greater Zion Court No. 505 Heroines of Jericho Texas Prince Hall affiliation will observe its 25th anniversary at a 3 p.m. service Sunday at Greater Bell Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 5917 Carver Street in Texas City. The Rev. Z. Phillip, pastor, will speak. The program is in memory of its organizer, Mrs. L.K. Bell. METHODIST MEN United Methodist men will present a program on mental health problems in the Galveston area at their monthly dinner meeting at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, 2803 53rd Street, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Dr. E. Gartley Jaco, head of the division of health behavior and professor of the department of preventive medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch, will speak. Church family fun night will be observed at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. Sunday with a covered dish supper, followed by games. WESLEY TABERNACLE George and Maggie Windburn, missionaries in Liberia, will be guests at Wesley Tabernacle United Methodist Church at 7:45 p.m. Monday. The women's club, sponsor of the event, invites all local units to attend. Ruth Evans is president of the organization. The Rev. H.B. Liedy is pastor. FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST The Rev. Henry Ford, pastor of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, 2311 24th Street in Dickinson, announced the church will have its annual mission day Sunday, with a special service scheduled for 3 p.m. The Rev. Ira Leigh, pastor of Mount Gilead Baptist Church in Galveston, will be the guest speaker. ST. JOHN'S "A Call to Sow and Grow" will be the subject for the Christian Education Festival service at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church, 39th St. MEMBERS OF ST. PETER'S Catholic Church are preparing for their annual bazaar which is scheduled for Sunday in the new air-conditioned Shepard Hall, 69th and O 1 2. A barbecue dinner will be served from their newly constructed pit. The pit was designed and constructed by Sonny Ewy with the help of several men from the men's club. From left, are, Joe Dail, Eddie Pyle, Clarence Healy and Ewy. and Ave. L. The service will climax September's.accent on education in the parish. Taking part in the special service will be Pat Walker, chairman of St. John's congregation, who will serve as lector; and the adult choir directed by Betty Conner, accompanied by Jan Scales on the oboe. Following the service a congregational potluck dinner will be served in the educational building. Phyllis Tacquard will give a brief presentation 'after the dinner on life in Saudi Arabia. She is on leave from her job as head dietitian at a hospital in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. FIRST METHODIST Sunday will be celebrated as Christian Education Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. morning worship service of La Marque First United Methodist Church. Church school workers and teachers will be recognized with participation in a dedication service. Following the worship service, present and past teachers and workers and their families will be guests of the church family at a covered dish dinner in the youth room. Members are asked to bring covered dishes ample to feed their family and one guest. Bread and drinks will be furnished. TRINITY MISSIONARY The music department of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church of Galveston will celebrate its annual day with a special program at 3 p.m.Sunday. The Rev. R.L. Washington, pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church of Dickinson, will be the guest speaker. The public is invited. GALILEE BAPTIST Mission No: One of Galilee Baptist Church of Hitchcock will present a friend and family talent night at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Lois E. Alcorn is president, and the Rev. B. J. Hunter is pastor. The program is open to the public. FIRST APOSTOLIC The Rev. Arnold Morton, new pastor of First Apostolic Church, 5801 Ave. S in Galveston, will preach at services at IQ a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. DEWEY DAVIDSON will be the evangelist at the weekend revival at First Baptist Church of Hitchcock, 6601 FM 2004, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. The Sunday morning service will be at 11 a.m. Music will be under the direction of Jerry Johnson. The public is invited. By JIMMY BLAIR Throughout the ages, people have had trouble handling the truth. They have tried to shape it to help themselves and. to discredit adversaries. They have tried to define it to suit their purposes. They have even questioned whether there is such a thing as truth. Christians sometimes seem to have as much trouble handling it as the unregenerate. Of all people, those claiming to follow the way and the truth and the life ought to be able to stick to facts and avoid falsehoods. Lying has been brought to public attention in various and compelling ways in recent years in this country and around the world. Events have caused both Christians and unbelievers to take another look at the priority of truth. The Apostle Paul deals with untruth in Colossians, chapter three. He does so within a larger context of the transformed walk of believers. You are to put away anger, wrath, malice, slander and foul talk. Then he says categorically, "Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices." (Colossians 3:9). The. meaning is plain. Untruth belongs .to the old order of" life, and truth-telling belongs to the new. Christians are not to lie to one another. Frankly, is a lie ever justifiable'.' What about times when telling the truth would cause a Christian to break a commandment of God? Must we insist that telling a lie is right in some cases? There a few times in life when you are faced with two evils. One of which you must choose, telling the truth which might result in embarrassment, financial loss or a score of other undesirable personal consequences. In some cases the truth must be told, however expensive it is to you. In Acts 4:19, Peter and John gave their response to the Sanhedrin, which had commanded them never to speak or teach in the name of Jesus. They could have promised the Sanhedrin to do what was demanded of them with tongue-in-cheek, and then gone out to speak in Jesus' name anyway. And perhaps they could have argued that a lie was the lesser of two evils. For to obey the Sanhedrin would be to disobey Jesus' command, and to disobey the Sanhedrin might mean death. But, however en>. barrassing or costly the consquences, they told the truth. In calling for the truth, the Bible mentions no exceptions. God's grace is greater than all our sins. Live Oak Will Close Workshop With Concert Live Oak Baptist Church, 1-020 32nd Street in Galveston, will close its annual music workshop with a concert at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, featuring sacred music from black America. The program, under the direction of Clyde Owen Jackson, will feature Negro spirituals, classical compositions of .black composers William L. Dawson and Lena McLin and gospel songs of Thomas Dorsey and the late Lucie Campbell. Jackson, son of Earl Jackson of Galveston and a graduate of'Central High School, attended Tuskugee' Institute and Texas Southern University. He is • an employee of the' U.S. Postal Service in Houston, where he recently was chosen employee of the year. He is a member of the faculty of North Harris County College. A composer,' singer and author, Jackson is listed in •'Living Black American Authors," "The International Writers and Authors Who's Who," "Men of Achievement" and "The Writers Directory." He is one of the founders of .Citizens Against Drug Abuse and is a member of numerous civic, religious arid professional organizations. The Layman 's View Everything Seems To Change But God By STEVE O'DONOHUE JR. The other day while having my ' automobile checked, I had some time to kill, so I started walking around the shopping area along West Broadway. I realized that on. this same spot, exactly 20 years ago, was a radio station where I. happened to work. In looking around, I noticed quite a few changes. Broadway is more of a highway now, with much more traffic. A high-rise condominium can be seen in the distance that wasn't there 20 years ago, but Offats Bayou still is there as it was in my memories. However, a wide street has replaced the very narrow road of -yesteryear which crossed the bayou. Then I realized that time, people and things change, but "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever." Hebrews 12:8. Although Galveston has changed considerably since 1958, God is always the same. He never changes. He's always been with us — . even when we weren't aware or didn't even care for his love. I thought back then that I wanted to be the greatest disc jockey there was. Well, I never received that distinction. However, in his great mercy, God gave me more than I ever deserved. He made me a born-again, spirit-filled, child of God and joint heir with Christ. I quickly thanked God for those pleasant memories of 20 years ago and praised him for the happiest days of my life — now — and forever. "I have been young and now I am old. And in all my years I have never seen the Lord forsake a man who loves him; nor have I seen the children of the godly go hungry."Psalm 37:25. THE REV. E. JOHNS and his wife Willie will be honored at a special service at 2:45 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke's Baptist Church. The special service will be in observance of Johns' six years of service as pastor there. The Rev. A.L. Curry, pastor of West Point Baptist Church, will speak at the service, and his congregation will be special guests. Subscribe Today! The Episcopal Church welcomes you TRINITY CHURCH 22nd and Winnie Sundays 7:30, 10:00 and 6:00 Thursday, 10:00 Sunday School follows 10 o'clock Service Adult enquiries classes beginning 7 p.m., Oct. 4 Phone 765-6317 for information Arcadia Christian Church 42)3 Peck Street Arcadia, Texat FREDMIUARD, Minister Phone 925-3395 or 925-2838 ED SKtDMORE Asiaciale Miniiter Phone 925-6993' 9:00 & 11:00 Morning Worship 7:00 P.M. Evening Worthip 10:00 A.M. Bible School 8:00 P.M. Adult Choir Rehearsal 5:30 P.M. Christian Endeavor and Choirs FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH A MUSICAL PROGRAM is planned for 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 2717 Ave II., Galveston. The program is sponsored by the American Baptist State Convention, city-wide junior mission. Members of the program committee are, from left, Clora Otems, Louis Maddox, 1 Sarah Lawrence, Tonisha Lawrence and Doll Sheppard. Special guest will be the Jerusalem Gospelaires, Debra Lockett, the Angelic Trio, Gloria ElJisor and the West Point Baptist Church choirs. (Staff Photo By Betty Tichich) 2B03 - 53rd STRET Church School — 9:30 A.M. Morn ing War ship — 10:50 A.M. Nursery Provided "THE CRISIS OF INSIGNIFICANCE" DR. ASBURY LENOX, MINISTER GAILf ORD-WH1YE, Auociati Minltt.r Visit The Friendly First Baptist Church 822 23rd St. Galveston Bible Study For All Ages 9:30A.M. MORNING WORSHIP — 10:50 EVENING WORSHIP — 7:00 FOR TRANSPORTATION CALL 744-2923 NURSERY PROVIDED

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