Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on December 2, 1970 · Page 17
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Forest Park, Illinois
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Wednesday, December 2, 1970
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FOREST PARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1970, PAGE 17 HURCHES the (Church of VJ our Forest Park Baptist Church St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church Rev. Elton Klrstetn iHarlem 'Si Dixon, Forest Park 1366-5091 (848-4530) •Sunday School 9:45 a.m. •Church 11:00 a.m. |6:30 p.m. Evening Fellowship Hour Forest Park Bible Church Rev. Leonard Fardon 'erdlnand & Lexington, Forest I Park funday School 9:30 a.m. Ihurch 10:30 a.m. t. Bernardine Catholic Church Rev. Wm. J. Qulnlin, Pastor Assoc. Pastors, Rev. J. T. LeVoy i Rev. Peter McNamara |246 Harrison St., Forest Park •66-0839 (Northern Boundary (Washington Blvd.) Bass: Saturday 7:00 p.m. nday: 7:00, 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 Lm. and 12:15 4 5:00 p.m. i |. John Ev. Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) v. E. L. Paul, D, B. Gourlay, I H.J. Meyer j)5 Circle Ave., Forest Park J6-3226(366-1121) nday School 9:15 a.m. urch 9:15 410:45 a.m. German fcOO a.m. 1st Sunday 7:30 p.m. sley United Methodist Church Rev. Howard Leach ns & Thomas, Forest Park -4799 (386-5882) nday School 9: 00 a.m. hurch 9:45 a.m. (The Lutheran Church in America) Rev. R. W. Roth 500 Hannah Ave., Forest Park 366-3969(366-2666) Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Church 10:15 a.m. St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church (The American Lutheran Church) Rev. Arnold Wulff, Dlxon & Brown Forest Park - 366-0058, Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Church 10:00 a.m. First United Church (United Church of Christ) Rev. Walter Mohr 1000 Elgin Ave., Forest Park 771-8456 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Church 11:00 a.m. St. Lukes Catholic Church Rev. John J. Fahey, 528 Lathrop Ave., River Forest - 771-8250 (Southern Boundary - Southside Washington Blvd.). Mass: Daily 6:30 - 7:15 - 8 a.m. 1st Friday - 6:00 p.m. Holy Days of Obligation - 6, 7, 8 and 9 a.m. and 6:30 and 7;45 p.m. Saturday - 5:30 p.m. Sunday - 6:30, 7:45, 9:00, 10:15, 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 & 5p.m. Evangelical Fellowship Chapel Rev. Peter Stiller 502 Thomas Ave., Forest Park - 366-5114 (344-1082) Church - 10:00 a.m. English 7:00 p.m. German GREAT SfOCKING STUFFERS See us for BIBLES-BOOKS- CHRISTIAN FICTION ana (jilts lor your Home ROGER WILLIAMS Bookstore 7308 Madison St. Forest Park 771-8272 BRING YOUR ECONOMY SHOP 103 S. Grove, Oak Park ; Something for everyone, - antiques, glftwares, clothing also home |decorations - Christmas cards too. 2 SALES LEFT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Thursday Dec. 3rd & 10th How Long Should Life Be Prolonged Bible standards for deciding how long to prolong life when death seems inevitable were explored Monday by Jack W. Provonsha, physician and professor of ethics from Loma Lfna (Calif.) University School of Medicine. Provonsha was the key speaker at a Nov. 23 banquet for ministers and physicians marking the end of a ten-week course in clinical medicine for local pastors. The course was conducted by Hinsdale Sanitarium and Hospital, Hinsdale, Illinois. The responsibility, Provonsha said, shifts from the patient to others after a person's physical condition has deteriorated beyond a certain point. Biblical love, he said, is based on the Greek word, "agape," or love based on rational decision - not sentiment or feeling. The loving or right thing to do, he said, is anything that supports a person's capacity to love, while anything that depersonalizes a human being is morally wrong, even if another "life' 1 is being sustained meanwhile with mechanical means. It is at the point when a patient no longer has the capacity for "agape" love, and in the best judgment of the attending physician restoration of the human quality is Impossible, that responsibility shifts from the patient to others. "If there is something to be gained by keeping the organism functional - experimental Information, perhaps, or for the purpose of organ donation - it may be done, but not to the point of unduly depriving other patients, the family, or even the attending physician of their own personal quality of life." Citing an example from his own practice, Provonsha described a woman in her 80's who had suffered a series of strokes and was bedridden, unable to care for most of her personal needs. Her daughter cared for her. at home for three years; then a massive cerebral vascular accident occurred and the end appeared only hours or days off. "The daughter," Provonsha related, "as much from fatigue as for compassion, said, 'Doctor, I don't want you to do anything for mother.' My response was, 'There isn't much we can do for your mother. But we will do all we can to keep her comfortable." The woman was in a deep coma and obviously, Provonsha said, not suffering discomfort. Yet she was cared for in keeping with human sensitivities for human life. "The nurses kept her clean, fluffed her pillows and did the other things Involved In good routing nursing care. I stopped in to check on her dally as one of my regular patients, and even ordered that an IV glucose water infusion be started." He could probably have kept the woman a living organism for some time with respirators, artificial cardiac stimulators and dializers. "But at this point," he said, "the brain having lost its higher functions, my obligation shifted to the living." "Thus in a few days - not eleven years and hundreds of thousands of dollars later - the woman died and her daughter rested with the comforting knowledge that she had done everything for mother she could during her last illness." The situation would have been different if the woman had been a functional human being requiring all the gadgets available to modern science in order to remain so, according to Provonsha, and in that case he would have done his best to see that she got them. After all, he said, "there Isn't anything as Important in all the world as a human person, and all of us must try to keep it that way for as long as we can," 'The Little Drummer Boy' on NBC T.Y. V.A. News "The Little Drummer Boy" will be shown again this year, Wednesday, December 16at6:30p.m. over the NBC-TV network. The half-hour animated Christmas special, presented by America's Pastor: ELTON O. KIRSTEIN Church Office 366-5091 MINISTER-IN-TRAINING: MR. JAMKS MILLER DECEMBER 6th 11:00 A.M. Published Good Tidings 6:30 P.M. Special Feature: Pioneer Girls Presentation Many veterans with chronic, long-term kidney conditions will be provided home dialysis (artificial kidney) units during the next two years. * * * School enrollments among Vietnam veterans increased during FY 70 by 31 per cent bringing the number of enrollees in VA training programs to 1,211,000. + * * Veterans totally and permanently disabled by a service-connected disability are now entitled to direct loans for specially constructed housing anywhere in the country. * * * For the first time a VA program of loans for mobile home purchases are available to veterans up to $10,000 for a homf alone; up to $17,500 with purchase of a lot. * * * Under a new law, there is no longer a terminal date for a G.L home loan for any eligible veterans, including wwn and Korean Conflict veterans who never used this benefit. * # * Nurses who obtained government sponsored student loans while in school may earn credit toward loan cancellations by serving In a professional capacity in VA hospitals. * * * A new law removed the "Inability to pay" requirement for all veterans 65 years of age or older having war or peacetime service and for veterans who receive VA pensions. * * * The number of veterans taking police, fireman and other "protective service" training under the G.I. Bill Increased by 90 per cent during FY 70. Police and fire deparements interested in setting up a program should contact their nearest VA office; interested veterans should apply at local police and fire departments. Read Review New Sales Mgr. Mr. Thomas Carlson of Tom Carlson Auto Sales of Forest Park wishes to announce that he has acquired the services of Mr. James Larkin as Sales Manager. Mr. Larkin has had over 50 years in the automobile Industry. He has held various executive positions with m;my dealers in the suburban area and has had a dealership of his own. Mr. Carlson's comment was "Mr. Larkin's experience will be beneficial to me and our staff and to the people we serve in our industry". natural gas industry and spon- j sored locally by Northern Illinois Gas Company, features the voices of the Vienna Boys Choir, Jose Ferrer and Greer Garson as narrator. FOREST PARK BAPTIST CHURCH HARUM AVfNUE AT DIXON STREET, FOREST PARK, IUINOIS !• 4 BMfn UMd Coil TOM CARLSON Auto Sales Since 1949 7300 ROOSEVELT RO. Forest Park Open 7 DAYS Weekdays 9 to 9

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