Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Friday, March 25, 1988 Page 7 Religion Church News Buffalo Brethren, Sitka Baptist Plan Week BUFFALO - The following schedule for Holy Week will be followed by Sitka Baptist Church and Buffalo Church of the Brethren at 1 p.m. each evening, March 27-30: Sunday at Buffalo with Don Jahnke preaching; Monday at Sitka featuring the Lockport Choir; Tuesday at Buffalo with Rev. David Crowe preaching; and Wednesday at Sitka with Rev. Thomson preaching. Special music will be provided each evening by the host church. Immanuel Missionary Is Having Convention Immanuel Missionary Church will have an Easter convention beginning March 29 and ending April 1. The convention will have a native American Indian as a guest speaker. Times for the meetings will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and then Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. On Easter Sunday, at 7:30 p.m., guest speaker will be a Hiatian speaker. Market United Methodist Observes Holy Week Market St.. United Methodist Church has announced the following schedule for Holy Week. On Palm Sunday, March 27, worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. There will be an altar cross of flowers and the children's and chancel choirs will perform. There will also be a Palm Branch processional. At 6:30 p.m., all the United Methodist children's choirs under the direction of Rev. Robin Smith, Faith United Methodist church, will perform. On Thursday, March 31, there will be a special communion service at 3:30 p.m. with Rev, Emerson in the multi-purpose room. At 7 p.m., there will be Maundy Thursday services in the fellowship hall with Holy Communion being served at tables of 12. There will also be a special music program. On April 1, Good Friday services will be at 6:30 p.m. For 30 minute periods beginning at 7 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. Saturday, Gary Ramer will present organ vespers, the chanceJ choir will sing, and there will be prayer vigils. On Saturday, the choir will sing the Easter Cantata "Proclaim Him Lord" at, 7 p.m. And on Sunday, there will be two Easter services, one at 8:15 and another at 10 a.m. Community Of Burnettsville Plans Special Week BURNETTSVILLE — The community of Burnettsville vvil] observe Holy Week as follows. At 7 p.m. Monday at the Christian Church, Rev. Detwiler will speak. On Wednesday at 7 p.m in the Baptist!) Church, Rev. Saltsman will speak. There will be a lull communion service on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Brethren Church. On Friday at 7 p.m. in the Church of the Brethren, Rev. Wilkinson will be the guest speaker. Special music will be provided each evening. There will be a community sunrise service at the Baptist Church on Easter Sunday at 7 a.m. Sacraments To Begin Holy Week At All Saints Sacraments of Reconciliation will be held at All Saints Catholic Church tonight at 7 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. until noon, Sunday at 7 p.m. with a Communal Reconciliation with visiting priests, and on Monday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. Communal Reconciliation at neighboring parishes are on Monday at 7 p.m. in St. Charles Catholic Church in Peru and in St. Joseph's in Delphi; and on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rochester. Holy Week at All Saints will be observed as follows: On Monday, scripture and communion at 6:30 a.m., mass at 8 a.m. at the parish and at 2 p.m. at Miller's Merry Manor; on Tuesday, scripture and communion at 6:30 a.m., mass at 8 a.m., mass with the school at 10:30a.m. and Chrism Mass at 7 p.m. in St. Mary's Cathedral, Lafayette; on Wednesday, mass at 6:30 a.m., 8a.m., and 7p.m. On Holy Thursday, there will be a mass of the Lord's Supper at 7 p.m. that will be followed by the Gift of the Eucharist that will end at midnight. On Good Friday, morning prayer will be at 8 a.m. and an Easter Vigil will begin at 9 p.m. Mass will be at 7:30,9:30, and 11:30 a.m. Easter Sunday and Easter vespers will be at 5 p.m. Programs For Week Planned at Baptist Temple Special worship services will be held in Baptist Temple on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in observance of Holy Week. Services will begin each night at 7 p.m. and child care will be provided. The Covenant Players, an intei-national theatrical troupe, will present the gospel from their on perspective on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the chancel, children's and youth choirs will perform. For Maundy Thursday, the service will include the ordinance of the Lord's Supper and the observance of the darkening in prepartion for Good Friday. The community is invited to attend all the services. Choir Singing 'The Power and The Glory' ROYAL CENTER — The Grace United Methodist choir will present the Easter cantata "The Power and The Glory" on Sunday at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the service. The church is located at the corner of East and Center streets. Fulton Community Choir Singing Cantata FULTON — The Fulton Community choir will present the Easter cantata "Then Came the Morning" by Bill and Gloria Gaither on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Fulton United Methodist Church. Joyce Jones will direct the choir and accompanists will be Vera Wickline and Mary Goodner. There will be a free will offering taken to go towards the purchase of new music for the group. 'Feast of Annunciation' At Trinity Trinity Episcopal Church will hold the Feast of the Annunciation tonight with a Solemn High Mass at 6:30 p.m. A seafood supper in the parish house will follow the servise. Father Charles Caldwell, professor of pastoral theology at Nashotah House Seminary in Wisconsin, will be the guest speaker. Palm Sunday Service To Feature Choir The Ninth Street Christian Church will celebrate Palm Sunday with a special presentation of "Hail, Prince of Peace" and "Hosanna." The chancel choir will perform the cantatas under the direction of Carolyn Jamison at 10 a.m. during the morning worship service. Dr. Sam Young will preach on "The Road Less Traveled," using Luke 19:28-40 as his text. The junior and angel choirs will sing "What Love" under the direction of Judy Young. A nursery is available and the public is invited to attend the service. Musical 'Resurrection' To Be Presented "Resurrection," a musical drama, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Good Friday and at 6 p.m. Easter Sunday at First Assembly of God in Lafayette. The drama will be presented by the First Assembly Sancturay Choir. Admission is free. The church is located at 108 Beck Lane. United Methodist Church Hosts Friday Services KEWANNA — TheKewanna United Methodist Church will hold a special Good Friday service April 1 at 7 p.m. The Rev. Mike Hayden, pastor at Leiters Ford Methodist and Monterey United Methodist, will speak. There will be special music provided by the Kewanna chancel choir and a combined choir from Leiters Ford and Monterey. Good Friday Services Set For Idaville Community IDAVILLE — There will be a community Good Friday service at the United Methodist Church in Idaville at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Rockey, minister at the Church of God, will deliver the sermon. The community sunrise Easter service will be at the Church of God at 7 a.m. Sunday. A special Easter cantata will be presented. Baptist Temple Hosting Community Services The Community Good Friday service, sponsored by Cass County Churches United, will be at Baptist Temple from 11:30 to 3 p.m. April 1. Each half-hour will be a worship service focusing on one of the seven last words of Christ from the cross. Speakers will be as follows: Rev. Howard Lyon, Miami Baptist Church, 11:30 a.m.; Rev. Steve Lane, Trinity United Methodist Church, Royal Center, 12 p.m.; Father John Kinney, All Saints Catholic Church, 12:30 p.m.; Vicar Tricia Bonds, Trinity Lutheran Church, 1 p.m.; Rev. Horace Smith, First Church of the Nazarene, 1:30 p.m.; Rev. Sam Young, Ninth Street Christian Church, 2 p.m.; and Rev. Paul Wilson, Riverview Wesleyan Church, 2:30 p.m. Worshippers may feel free to come and go at the half hour breaks. Beginning at 1 p.m., WSAL will broadcast the service live. Church Hosting Easter Egg Hunt This Sunday An Easter Party and egg hunt will be hosted by Bethlehem Presbyterian Church on Sunday at 2 p.m. for church youth and their friends. There will also be a story time and refreshments. The church is located six miles north of Logansport on U.S. 25. Sunrise Service To Be Held At Fletcher's Lake FLETCHER'S LAKE - The 39th annual Easter sunrise service at Fletcher's Lake United Methodist Church will be at 6 a.m. Easter Sunday. Breakfast will be served in the church basement following the service and Sunday school will be at 8 a.m. Memorial Church Holding Easter Sunrise Service McNeely Memorial Church will hold its Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday. Breakfast will follow the service. Easter Services To Be First In New Sanctuary GALVESTON — Easter sunrise service for Upper Deer Creek United Church of Christ will be at 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday. A worship service will be at 10 a.m. Holy communion will be served during the 10 a.m. service and the choir will present special music. The sunrise service will be the first service to be held in the recently completed 300-seat sanctuary. The new structure also houses offices for the minister and secretary as well as a church nursery. Cost for the building was $285,000 with members and friends in the community contributing more than $261,000 to date. The church is located one mile south of U.S. 18 and four miles west of Galveston. Church Women United's Final Breakfast Monday The final Women's Lenten breakfast, sponsored by Church Women United of Cass County, will be held in Bigler Hall at Calvary Presbyterian Church at 6:29 a.m. Monday. A continental breakfast will be served and all women of the county are invited to attend. This week's breakfast is hosted by Miami Baptist Church, Clymers United Methodist Church, and Webb Chapel. Rosemary Vernon is this week's speaker. Twelve Mile Area Men's Breakfast Saturday TWELVE MILE - The Twelve Mile Area Men's Lenten breakfast will be Saturday at Metea Baptist Church at 6:30 a.m. The theme of this year's breakfasts is "Victory Through Faith." Lenten Breakfast At Knights Of Columbus The Cass County Churchmen United's Lenten breakfast, will be held this Saturday at the Knights of Columbus at 6:29 a.m. This week's speaker is Rev. Chester Wilson. Grissom Chaplain To Speak At Breakfast OTTERBEIN — Members from Center, Galveston, Otterbein, and Walton United Methodist churches will get together for the final 1988 Lenten breakfasts on Saturday at 8 a.m. at Otterbein United Methodist Church. Chaplain Steve Holler of Grissom AFB will be the guest speaker. Otterbein United Methodist youth will have a bake sale on Saturday at 9 a.m. in front of Lemon's Grocery in Waiton. Proceeds will go towards the camp fund. Films To Help Build Teens' Confidence YORKTOWN - Yorktown Church of Christ will begin a weekly film series this Thursday that will continue on a weekly basis through June 16. The film, "Heart of the Fighter," will be shown at 7p.m. The films are to help build courage and confidence in individuals for everyday living. Open House Set For Daniel B. Schramm Daniel B. Schramm will be preaching this Sunday at 11 a.m. at Seventh Day Adventist Church, There will be an open house for Schramm, a graduate of Logansport High School, Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at 1922 North St. Refresments will be served and all friends and church members are invited. Schramm, who was a minister in Westfield, will assume a pastorship in Iowa next year. Youth Ministries Topic Of Sunday Seminar FULTON — Leon DeHann will speak at the 10 a.m. service at Cornerstone Country Church this Sunday and will conduct a seminar at 2:30 p.m. He will share ways to begin youth ministries in small communities. There will be a carry-in dinner at noon. There will be no evening service. Ney Bailey To Speak At Women's Retreat WARSAW — "Joy In the Making" is the theme of this year's Win-Some Spring Retreat to be held at Winona Lake April 15-17. Verla Pettit and Ney Bailey are the speakers. Pettit is the founder of Memphis Union Mission, Victory Valley Bible Conference, and Bailey is the author of the best-seller "Faith Is Not A Feeling." Deadline for reservations is April 8 and may be made through Win-Some Women, Inc., P.O. Box 894, Warsaw, Ind., 46580, For more information, call 219-269-5843 or 219-6545 or 219-6262251. Christian Singles Want To Form Local Chapter Christian Singles International is interested in beginning a chapter of its organization in the Logansport area. CSI provides support for singles-divorced, widowed, or never married. They minister to the single Christian through a newsletter titled "Your Christian Companion," discussion materials, workshops, and meetings for like-minded Christians. For more information, write Christian Singles International, Box 543, Harrison, Ohio, 45030, or call 513-574-3757. Building Confidence In Teens Is Film's Topic BURNETTSVILLE — Part one of "Preparing For Adolescence" which is the fourth in the seven-part Focus on the Family film series will be shown at 7 p.m. in Burnettsville Christian Church. The film, "Origins of Self-Doubt," teaches parents how to build self-esteem in their children. Final Film Of Dobson Series To Be Shown NEW WAVERLY - The final film of James Dobson's Focus on the Family film series will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday in New Waverly United Methodist Church. T.ie film is titled "What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew: Money, Sex, and Children." Learn what the major sexual difference is and how to handle menstrual and psychological problems. Church Women United To Have Retreat Church Women United, Area 11, will hold its spiritual retreat, "All The Things You Are," April (> beginning at 9:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Peru. Laverne Hadley will be the spiritual retreat leader. She has spent over 25 years in child evangelism work in Chicago. She has also taught at Mason Bible College. In Elkhart, Hadley leads many seminars and workshops. Cost of the luncheon is $2. For reservations, call Bettie Savini at 722-1588 before Thursday. She is the president of District Ministers' Wives. The church is located at the corner of Main and Wabash streets. Candidates Need To Ask, 'Would Christ Vote For Me?' Before the Super Tuesday shakedown, it might have been instructive to have had each presidential candidate speak for three minutes on "Why Jesus Would Vote for Me." Would it have made any difference in the results? Maybe not, but it might have started us thinking along some new and different lines. Could a candidate who built his platform on the Golden Rule and the Sermon on the Mount win a presidential election? Would we want such a man to be our president? It would have been particularly interesting to see how George Bush and Robert Doie would have handled the subject. Both may be good men, but can anyone believe that Jesus, from what we know of him through the Gospels, would vote for a conservative Republican who might be expected to tip the scales in favor of the rich — albeit in the name of "what's best for the country." Some candidates, if they were honest, might have admitted that Jesus probably wouldn't vote for them. They would have gone on to say that Jesus was an idealist, and while it is fine to have idealists around to raise our sights and point us to the stars, we really wouldn't want the people they would vote for in the White House. We need somebody practical, so Jesus wouldn't be the one to ask. But it was a practical man, advertising magnate Bruce Barton, who pointed out in his book, "The Man Nobody Knows," that Jesus' ideas were Saints & Sinners By George R. Plagenz more practical than we think. In one chapter, Barton called Jesus "the founder of modern business." Commenting on Jesus' saying, "Whosoever would be greatest among you shall be your servant," Barton began by saying, "Nice idealistic talk, but utterly impractical. Nothing to take seriously in a common-sense world. That is just what men thought for hundreds of years and then, quite suddenly, business woke up to a great discovery." Today, said Barton, "service is our business" is the motto of every successful commercial enterprise. Barton cited another saying: "Whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain." "(It) means, I take it," said Barton, "do more than is required of you, do twice as much, Where will a man get, you ask, if he delivers twice as much as he is paid for? He will probably get to (and stay at) the top." Whether or not Jesus was a practical man who could be counted on to make practical choices, my guess is that if he were around for this year's election, he would cast his vote for Paul Simon or Jesse Jackson, because of their concern for the poor, which was Jesus' concern too. This might come as a surprise to Pat Robertson, who probably thinks he would have Jesus' vote wrapped up. But Robertson's tough military stance — and his opposition to the U.S.-Soviet nuclear disarmament treaty — would surely put him on the other side of the fence from the Jesus of the Sermon on the Mount. It should be noted, however, that the Gospels actually say little about Jesus' attitude on questions involving civic and poiitical life. There may be several reasons for this. Still, if we can identify the "mind of Christ" in what the Gospels tell us about Jesus, it should be possible to know, to some degree, how Jesus would think and act — and even vote — in certain situations today.
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