Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 26, 1977 · Page 7
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(iurilpn C.ily Toleprmn Saliirdny. NovrinlM-r 20. 197' 1'iipp 7 Abraham Patriarch of Arabs and Jews Church Events Full Gospel Meeting The Full Gospel Business Men International will meet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Dart's Cafeteria. Meal cost will be $3. No reservations are needed. Everyone is welcome. Scotty Beaver, a real estate broker from Denver, Col., will give testimony of his healing experience. Following the meeting, he will pray for those who need healing. New Chapter Drive Roy S. LeTourneau, a Rockwall, Tex., businessman and board member of the Christian Business Men's Committee, will give testimony to his relationship with Jesus Christ at 7 a.m. Thursday at Dart's Cafeteria. His talk will be in conjunction with local efforts to start a Christian Business Men's Committee chapter in Garden City. Membership registration cards will be handed out to interested persons at the gathering. The interdenominational committee is for all men. Its objective is to lead men to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Good News Rally LARNED—-The Three-in-One group, a gospel group from Leoti, will provide the music at the Good News rally in Dec. 4 in Lamed. Good News/or the Forum for Scriptural Christianity Within the United Methodist Church, is sponsoring the rally at the United Methodist Church in Lamed. The rally will also feature small groups and programs for youth and children. Registration will begin at 3 p.m. All interested persons are invited and are asked to bring a sack lunch for their evening meal. By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK (AP) Legend says they're ancestral cousins, those two edgy rivals who had been breathing fury and distrust at each other until they sat down at a table together, the Arab and the Jews. They're both Semitic peoples and according to Scriptural accounts accepted by both Moslems and Jews, they're blood cousins. It might seem odd that they've been such bitter foes. "But families are always having arguments," says Biblical historian Shaye Cohen of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. "Family arguments always are the most ferocious." There were hints of that sort of thing, both the entrenched antagonism and also the latent, somewhat surprised consanguinity, when Egypt's President Anwar Sadat and Israel's Prime Minister Menahem Begin met together. "We liked each other," Begin put it, incredulous but pleased. "May peace be with us all, God willing," said Sadat. Both referred to their shared roots, Sadat to the Biblical patriarch Abraham, "forefather of Arabs and Jews," and Begin to the "racial kinship and ancient bonds" between Arab and Jewish people. Their family ties go back to the sons of Abraham: Ishmael, born of Hagar, Egyptian maid of Abraham's wife Sarah, who had urged the affair so her aging husbad could get a son, and Isaac, born later to the aging Sarah, amazed to laughter that she finally could bear a child herself. Ishmael's offspring are considered the Arabs, as affirmed by the founder of Islam, Mohammed. Isaac bore the Jewish line. The fathers of the two lines were half-brothers, the uncles and the descendant cousins. After Ishmael and Isaac became toddlers, Sarah on seeing them playing happily together, urged Abraham to throw out the servant woman and her son for he "shall not be heir with my son, Isaac." This annoyed Abraham because Ishmael was a son, too; but with divine prompting Abraham did as Sarah wished, since Abraham's descendants would be named through Isaac, although Ishmael also would sire a nation. A "great nation," says Genesis 21:18. The boy grew up in the wilderness, becoming an expert bowman. He took an Egyptian wife. His descendants would be so many "they cannot be numbered for multitude," was the Biblical promise of him in Genesis 16. Isaac married Rebekah, the parents of the Jewish patriarch Jacob. President Sadat, citing the ancestral ties between Jews, quoted from the Koran: "We believe in God and what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and the 13 Jewish iribes. And in the books given 10 Moses and Jesus and the prophets from their Lord, who made no distinction between them." "So we agree," Sadat said. Church Begins Advent Season The Community Church of Garden City, Third and Walnut, begins its annual preparation this Sunday for the celebration of Christmas. The first Sunday of Advent is observed with a celebration of Holy Communion. The title of Pastor Ron Cebik's sermon is "An Uninvited Guest." The worship service is at 11 a.m. and is broadcast over Radio Station KIUL at 11:05. One of the highlights of this special season is the beautiful Chrismon tree in the chancel of the Church. Each year the tree is decorated with symbols of Christ as well as other symbols that tell the story of the Christian Faith. Jackie Jones, long time member of the congregation and currently its president, is responsible for the creation of each of the symbols adorning the tree. It is kept up throughout the Advent season and the week after Christmas. The public is invited to view the tree during the Church's weekday office hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Mary Church at 12th and St. John then .... and now. Fiftieth Anniversary for St. Mary THE COMMUNITY CHURCH of GARDEN CITY Third and Walnut Invites you to Prepare for the Coming of Christ at Christmas Each Sunday in Advent WORSHIP at 11A.M. Share with us the beauty of our Chrismon Tree Ron Cebik Pastor Our Services of Worship are broadcast each Sunday at 11:05 over Radio Station KIUL St. Mary Catholic Church is celebrating its 50th year under the direction of Precious Blood Priest in Garden City through the history of the parish dates back nearly 100 years. •To mark these events, a parish history is being published for distribution to members. The W. R. Hopkins' home became the shelter of Catholics in Garden City during the 1880s. In their home, the first Mass Garden City was offered. in The home served as church for Southwest Kansans until 1894 when the lop floor of the Herald Building on 8th Street was used for services. In 1898, the Congregational Church at the corner of 8th and Fulton was purchased. Father Joseph Bogner became the first resident priest in 1906. He recorded the first baptism and marriage in the parish. Ten years later construction was started on a new church at the corner of 12th and St. John streets. It was replaced by another church at the same site in 1971. On Aug. 16,1927, the Fathers of the Precious Blood took over the administration of St. Mary parish and missions at Lakin, Syracuse and Ingalls. That same year the Precious Blood fathers received permission to establish missions and schools Churches Can be Taxed WICHITA — One of the most commonly held tax myths believed by Kansas taxpayers is that churches and non-profit organizations don't have to pay taxes. Tlot so, says Maurice E. Johnson, Wichita District Director of Internal Revenue Service. There are about 13,000 churches, foundations *************** ? SEEKERS J * BIBLE STUDY MEETING SUNDAYS #• * CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 8th and St. John 9:00 A.M. PRAYER 9:30 A.M. FELLOWSHIP 9:50 A.M. BIBLE STUDY Seek ye first the Kingdom ofGod and all these things shall be added unto you. Man. 6:33 i * * * * * COME IN .J Z NQRIH BASEMENT DOOR * ********** NQRIH BA ****** and other not-for profit organizations in Kansas. According to Johnson 194 of these "tax exempts" paid income tax last year. How does this happen? "Churches and exempt organizations are granted tax exempt status to carry out certain carefully defined religious, civic, or service purposes," said Johnson. "As soon as one of these groups enters into some kind of fund raising or business activities that is not directly related to its stated charitable purpose, it may be earning taxable income." Johnson said this is true even if the funds earned are spent exclusively on the cause for which the group gained its exemption. "The issue we're discussing here is not what a church or exempt organization does with its money, although there are rules governing that aspect of tax exempts. The issue is how the group earns its money," Hello, stranger ! Searching for answers to all those who/ what/where questions abouti your new city? As your WELCOME WAGON Hostess, it's my job to help you get over the hurdles of being a newcomer. Dy bringing you some useful gifts. Community info. Advice on reliable businesses in your new neighborhood. And more. A WELCOME WAGON call should be one of the very first nice things to happen when you're new here. 275-5644 stated Johnson. Johnson was particularly concerned about groups and church sects with newly granted exemptions, and about older groups and churches that relied on untrained volunteer help from within their own memberships to carry out tax and business responsibilities. "Such groups usually have splendid objectives," he said, "and the volunteers have fine intentions, but we often encounter confusion due simply to a lack of experience with the tax law as it applies to exempt groups." The law defines unrelated income as a trade or business which is not substantially related to a group's exempt purpose and which is carried on regularly. As an example Johnson cited a church which uses its parking lot for its members on Sunday, but as a public parking consession during the business week. Exempt groups often raise funds through sales, bingo games, bazaars, or selling advertising in their organization magazine. for Mexican-American people in Garden City. Father George Spaeth, C.PP.S., was appointed to organize a parish named after Our Lady of Gaudalupe. A church was never built and in 1955 the parish was abolished. Construction of St. Mary School adjacent to the church began in 1930. It wasn't completed until ten years later because of complications caused by drought, depression and death of a contractor. A convent for sisters at the corner of llth and St. John was used from 1949 to 1971. In 1948, the parish mailing list totaled 310 families. The city was divided in half in 1965 to form another parish, St. Dominic. Still, St. Mary has continued to grow. In 1974 the parish register contained' 540 families and 75 single adults. Over the river and thru the woods To grandmothers house we go The horse knows the way To carry the sleigh Thru white and drifted Over the river and thru the woods And straight thru the barn yard gate Spring over the ground Like a hunting hound For this is Thanksgiving Day O'Give Thanks To The Lord, For He Is Good CANDI'S FOUBEAUTIKl'L v HAIK j ^. 275-(i73;j yO Attend First Assembly of God 702 Campus Drive "A Growing Church" SUNDAY SCHEDULE 9:45 a.m.-School of the Bible 10:35 a.m.-Morning worship , 7:00 p.m.- Evening Paid Bryant r ** pastor Rally Food for Thought: The sermon you enjoy most is not likely to be the one that will do you the most good. * Fellowship Baptist Church 506 North First * P. A. Wittman Family *Massey Ferguson * Gibson's Discount Center "Where You Buy The Best For Less" * Machine Supply *The Garden City Telegram This advertisement sponsored by the above firms

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