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Page 2 Garden City Telegram Friday, December 2,1977 The POWER of FAITH By WOODI ISHMAEL Fancy Church Braves Inner City By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Smackdab in the middle of Manhattan, about the last place a_church would consider locating fhese days, historic St. Peter's Lutheran Church has reared a grand, new sanctuary amid the urban bustle. "For the glory of God and the good of the city's people," says the pastor, the Rev. Dr. Ralph E. Peterson. With a varied, colorful series of worship and celebrations this Sunday, lopped off with an all night "soul" session by 45' jazz musicians, the unusual, ur- banoriented church has its opening dedication. Instead of "retreating in fear," as many inner-city churches across America have done in the face of flight and blight, St. Peter's determined to stay and "extend a blessing to the people of the city," Peterson says. This meant, he adds, opening the church's heart and doors "to artists, jazz musicians, street people and office workers, finding ways to be more human among the skyscrapers." ."The struggle for the survival of New York City is a struggle for the soul of America," he says, adding that St. Peter's seeks to mediate a "source of strength" in that struggle to "remold the city so that it is more like the city of God." In broadening its reach and work, the 117-year-old congregation took advantage of urban pressure for space in one of the most exceptional church real estate deals known in this country. It sold the site of its old, crumbling Gothic structure at busy Lexington Avenue and 54th St. for |9 million in 1971 to the First National City Bank as part of the bank's new blocksize Citicorp Center, but reserved the right to rebuild on the same corner. This was said to be the first such condominium arrangement in the annals of American churches. On the old spot, under the wings of the new towering, 59- story commercial center, set on stilts above an open plaza, stands the new St. Peter's, a $7-million, modernistic, granite cube, slashed on the sides for light, visually open to the city skyline. "A place of meaning in the heart of our great city," says Peterson. "A new house for the Lord." Its multiple, no-steps entrances, from plaza, street and nearby subway, lead into a comfortably appointed living room, adjacent to a 500- seat sanctuary of movable, terraced pews. The living room, intended for rest and relaxation, is a "special gift" to the city's people, 'says Peterson. "New Yorkers need places in which to snooze and perch and pray, where candles burn and flowers grow. We need places for prayer and meditation and reflection." Indicating the church's widely diversified ministry, the new building also includes a 200-seat theater with production and dressing rooms, a music recital room, a children's center, conference rooms, a baptismal font with flowing water, a jazz rehearsal room, accoustically treated to confine loud sounds. Sloping ramps are designed to accommodate the handicapped. Like many inner-city churches, St. Peter's was going downhill in 1966 when Peterson first came there, its congregation shrunk from 1,000 to about 300, but its expanded, innovative program turned the trend around. Its regular congregation now is back up to 500, with various marginal "congregations" of artists, dialogue groups and others. It : also hosts numerous lectures by noted scholars, theologians.' and others. A part of the Luthern Church in America, with its' "catholic heritage, orthodox' confession and pentecostal' freedom," Peterson says St. Peter's both upholds and transcends that .tradition in' ways "strange to the eye and ear" and in which "no' question is out of bounds." "We love this city and have great faith in its future," he says, adding that the city is ' part of God's "redeemed; creation, a holy place to beloved and celebrated. "Welcoming what might be strange, we celebrate the transformed meanings of our time and their promise of the kingdom to come." Review of Worship Book Continues THE NEW TESTAMENT No. 24. Jesus Foretells His Passion Jesus began telHng his disciples that it was his fate to go into Jerusalem and suffer many things of the elders, chief priests, and scribes; that he would eventually be killed and resurrected. "Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee: But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan; thou art an offence unto me; for thou sa- vourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men." (Mattbew 16:22-23) "And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry." (Matthew 17:22-23) Presbyterian Advent Service Sunday morning worship at the United Presbyterian Church, corner of 7th and Pine Streets, at 10:45 a.m., is emphasizing Advent in this season before Christmas. Intern Pastor Diane Monger will preach on "Roots — The Tree of Jesse." Scripture is from Isaiah 11:1-10. Each Sunday the Advent Candle will be lit at 9:30 a.m., for a Sunday School worship, and again during worship. Sunday's theme will be "The Shepherds." The anthem "Christmas Song" will be sung by the Chancel Choir, directed by Warren Townsend and ac- SEEKERS J BIBLE STUDY MEETING SUNDAYS !* 1* * CHURCH OF THt 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 I ofGod and all these things 1 shall be added unto you. \ Matt. 6:33 COME IN RTH BASEMENT DOOR * * .* * •* * companied by organist Alma Robinson. The Introit will be "O Come 0 Come Emannuel," and the Benediction Response will be "God Be With You." There is a nursery provided during the church school and worship hours. Other events of the day are: Open House from 2 to 4 at Intern Diane Monger's home, 1305 Hattie; the UPW Praise and Installation Service at 5 p.m.; 7th and 8th Grade Youth Fellowship at 5 p.m.; and the Senior High Youth Fellowship will have a Pizza Party at 6:30 p.m., at the home of Lisa °arker. 'First Inkling' On TV Report NEW YORK (AP) — Jihan Sadat, wife of the president of Egypt, said his family got the first inkling of her husband's decision to be the first Arab leader to visit Israel when they heard a television broadcast of his announcement to the Egyptian parliament. "I knew it from the TV, you know. I didn't know it before," she said in an interview taped in Cuiro and broadcast Wednesday on NBC's "Today" show. ST. LOUIS — The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's (LCMS) Special Special Hymnal Review Committee made marked progress in its study of the proposed Lutheran Book of Worship (LEW) at its fourth meeting here Nov. 18-19. When the committee next meets Dec. 9-10 it may be able to finish that review and reach a decision about whether a modified version of the LBW should be used or if the Synod should compile a new worship 'book. The 1977 Synod convention at Dallas established the review committee to examine the book, a pan-Lutheran effort slated for publication next year, because various concerns had surfaced throughout/the Synod a out its doctrinal content. Included in this study also are the findings of LCMS doctrinal reviewers. The committee, after completing the study of 1200 pages of printed material, is to share its decision with the 6000 Synod congregations and then make a final recommendation to the 1979 Synod convention regarding the book. Speaking for the six-person committee, its Chairman Dr. Robert C. Sauer of St. Louis emphasized that "we are in full sympathy with those who want a new hymnal, and many fine materials have already been developed for this. However, we are greatly concerned that all materials are expressive of and in harmony with the Bible and the statements of faith of the Lutheran Church," Sauer said. During the November meeting the special committee completed a review of the thirty hymns in the LBW which Synod doctrinal reviewers had contested primarily because of their doctrinal content. Study of the liturgical section of the book is almost completed, but yet to Cincinnati BILLY GRAHAM Crusade with Cliff Barrows and the Crusade Choir, Geo. Beverly Shea, Evie Tornquist, Alistair Stewart, Chris Kyle, and Myrtle Hall Tonight's subject: "The hands of Jesus" 9p.m. KGLD-TV ch. 11 be considered is the aspect of whether the various sections of the book's more than 600 hymns are balanced. Of the hymns reviewed, the committee has concluded that a number are not in conformity with LCMS doctrinal positions. For example, the hymn "At the Cross Her Station Keeping" contains the idea of Mary sharing Christ's suffering and dwells on her agony rather than that of her Son, concepts not compatible with Lutheran theology. Among those in which changes would have to be made is "It Came upon a Midnight Clear." The committee feels that a current popular wording of the final verse of this Christmas carol is scriptural and that the proposed verse is not. ,An example of those hymns which would be acceptable if stanza deletions were made is "Amazing Grace," the second verse of which is seen as "confusing law and gospel." The principle of whether certain portions of the liturgical section of the proposed hymnal are true to biblical texts is a chief concern as the committee studies that part of the hymnal. Already, it has been determined that parts of the words of institution in communion liturgies, as well as the Lord's Prayer and the Beatitude Canticle are departures from the biblical texts. The committee has also found that changes have been New Church School Time Church school at the Community Church of Garden City, 3rd and Walnut, will be at a new time beginning this Sunday. It will begin at 10:45 a.m., and will run concurrently with the 11 a.m. worship service. The church also operates a crib room for infants and toddlers, where they are cared for while their parents attend services. The adult church school class is adjourned for the holiday season and will be resumed on the first Sunday in February. Pastor Ron Cebik will offer a course on major world religions when the class resumes. The pastor's sermon on Sunday will be "Of Hobbite and Hope," an examination of the meaning of peace and a better world as portrayed by the prophet Isaiah. The sermon will be the second in the series of Advent sermons. Visitors are encouraged to attend services and to see the Christmas tree on display from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., during the week in the church. made in the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as they appear in the new hymnal manuscript, and notes that these are not merely new translations, but that they actually remove, add or substitute words in the centuries old texts of the Creeds. In the Nicene Creed, for 7 JESUS In the beginning was the word. And the word was with God. And the word was God. All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life And the life was The light of men. John 1:1-4 WfcCARE CANDI'S FOR BEAUTIFUL . HAIR . V 275-6733 . X example, there are at least a dozen significant changes. In a statement prepared during the November meeting, the review committee asks the following: "Does the church ever have the right to alter Scripture and Creedal Statements? What does this do to the Lutheran pledge to uphold Scripture and the Creeds?" Other parts of the liturgical section which will be dealt with in the committee's report have to do with sentences in the marriage, burial and baptism riles which seem to have no support in the Bible. The committee's statement indicates that these sections seem to exclude "clear scriptural' teachings on original sin, for example, and empowering word in baptism." In addition, "univer- salislic concepts are evident in the burial service prayers." ••seats Christian Group Performs Damascus, a Christian folk-rock group from Harlan, Iowa, will present a concert following the Advent Festival Dinner Sunday at St. James Lutheran Church, 1608 Belmont. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the concert will begin at about 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the St. James Lutheran ALCW. A free will offering will be received after the concert. What Happened to Colson? PIERCEVILLE — The Pierceville Federated Church will sponsor the showing of a movie, "The New Chuck Colson — What Really Happened to the White House Hatchet Man?" at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at the Church. Admission to the movie is free. The public is invited. Coffeehouse Performance Jim Miller, a nationally known evangelist and recording artist will be ministering in the Fishhook Christian Coffeehouse above the Security Building at 7th and Laurel. Miller will appear at the coffeehouse at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call the Fishhook Christian Center at 276-4536. Attend A Growing Church First Assembly of God 702 Campus Drive SUNDAY SCHEDULE 9:45 a.m.-BWe Training 10:35 a.m.-Morning WorsNp 700 p.m.-Evening Rally Fuly staffed and equipped Nurseries avaiaUe for all services. "We Love Babies. Pwl Bfymt Pistor Sweep first before your own door, before you sweep the doorsteps of your netghbors- Swedbh proverb. Directory of Garden City Churches ST. MARY ROMAN CATHOLIC i 12th and St. John. Z7C-2063 Precious Blood Fathers Sunday Masses: 7:30.9. 11: 15 a.m. and Saturday 6:30 p.m. Weekday Masses: 7:30 a.m. daily and Wed. at 7:30 p.m. First Friday Masses: 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Holy Day Masses: 7:30 and 9 a.m., 7:30 p.m. Evening before at 6:30 p.m. Confessions: Saturday 4-5 and 7:30 p.m. Anytime on request. ST. DOMINIC ROMAN CATHOLIC Church: 916 J. C. St.: Rectory: 908 Center. 2762024. Fr. Ronald Renner. paster Sunday Massas:*8 and 10 s.m. Wxkdsy MUMI: 8:10 i.m. (eicept Saturday) Saturday MUMS: 7 p.m. Confessions: Ssturday 5 to 5:30 p.m., 6:30 to 6:55 p.m. and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Before «nd after mane*. Holy Day Masses: 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. ST. JAMES LUTHERAN Member of The American Lutheran Church. 1608 Belmont Place. 275.5108. Ivar Gjellatad, 'pastor. Sunday School. 9: IS a.m Worship Service, 10:30. Holy Communion celebrated the first Sunday of every month. BETHEL A.M.E. 518 N. 8th Sunday: Sunday School. 9:30 a.m.: Worship. II a.m. Wednesday: Prayer and CUss Meeting. 7:30 p.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 7th and Chestnut. 275-6411. Alvin Daetwiler. pastor. 276-2104. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.. Worship. 10:45 a.m. Chi Rho, 6 p.m.: CYF. 6 p.m. Thursday: Choir, 7:45 p.m. GARDEN VALLEY CHURCH 3rd and Campbell. 276-7410 Jacob "Jay" Neufeld, pastor. 276-7961. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:46 a.m.: Worship. 10:45 s.m.: Evening Fellowship. 7 p.m. TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH Fleming and Pat's Drive. 276-2464. Merlin L. Keith, pastor. Sunday School. 9:15 a.m. Adult Bible Clan 9:15 a.m Worship 10:30 a.m. Communion, first and third Sundays. ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH ' Sundays, 8:15 A.M. Holy Eucharist & Sermon; 9:00 ,A.M. Church School; 9:45 A.M. Choral Eucharist & Sermon; Tuesdays, 7:30 P.M. Holy Eucharist; Holy Days as 'announced. PIERCEVftXE FEDERATED Sunday: Sunday School, 10 a.m.: Worship Service, 11 a.m. Sunday and Wednesday evenings, Worship, 7:30 o.m. YMCA • 1224 Center ' Gflorse Foster, paator, S4330 . Sunday School 9:45 a.m.. Worship Service 11 a.m., Training Union 6 p.m., Evening Worship 7 p.m.. Wed- neaday Service 7:30 p.m. 1004 Pit's Drive. SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH • 1107 N. Main., Rav. Robart R. Allan. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:46 a.m.; Worship ' Sarvka, 11 a.m.: Onion Training, 6 p.m. Thursday: Young Matrons, 8 pjn. Wadoaaday: Prayst S.rvics, 7 p.m.: Mission Study, 7:30: Choir Rahaaraal, 8:30 p.m. PLYMBLL UNION mllaa aoiitk on U.B.8S, 2784160. ark Davidson pastor 2764360 • Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School »:SO *•• . •AHA •! FAITH Baha'i Hraalda, 200« N. 10th, every Friday, 7:30 . p.m. 278-1830. TEMPLO APOSENTO ALTO SPANISH ASSEMBLY OF GOD Temporary location: Ulysses Community Building. Philip P. Gana, pastor Sunday School, 10 a.m. Services Sunday, 7 p.m.. Wednesday, 8 p.m. ' Radio program. KULY, 1420. 9:30 a.m. Sunday. SEVKNTII DAY ADVENTIST 614 N. 13th Fred W. Ellis, pastor, 276-7963 Saturday: Sabbath School. 9:30 a.m., Worship. 11 a.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH llth and Jones. 275-6266. Rev. Wayne Paulsen, pastor Sunday; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship, 10:30 s.m., Baptist Youth Fellowship, 6:45 p.m., Worship. 7:30 p.m.. Youth Choir. 6 p.m. Wednesday: Bible Study, 8 p.m. CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 10 Mar Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Church School9:45 a.m. Evening Service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. PRAIRIE VIEW CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 2 miles west of Friend on County Line. Richard L. Deemy. pastor. 275-5097. Sunday: Sunday School. 10 a.m.. Morning Worship. II a.m. Youth Fellowship. 7 p.m.. Prayer Fellowship. 7 p.m. Evening Worship. 7:30 p.m. FIRST CHURCH OF GOD Highway 156 • Msry Kcv. Wm. O. Balh. pastor. 275-5296. Sunday: Worship. 10:45 a.m.. Sunday School. 9:45 a.m.. Evening Services. 6:30 p.m. Wi'dncsday. Midweek Service. 7:3U p.m FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH 309 W. Campbell. 276-7859. K. U. Wooderson, pastor. 276-6609. Sunday: Sunday School. 9:45 a.m.: Worship. 10:50 a.m., Baptist Training Union, 6 p.m. Worship 7 p.m. DEERFIELD FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Harold Mathew. Pastor Sunday: Morning Worship. 11 a.m., Sunday School. 10 a.m. Training Union, 6:30 p.m., Evening Worship, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer Meeting. 7:30 p.m. CHURCH OFTHE N AZARENE 1310 E Kansas. 275-5456 or 276-8123. Rev. Jack Abbot, pastor. Sunday: Sunday School. 9:45 a.m.. Worship. 10:50 s.m.. Young People. 6:30 p.m.. Evening. 7:30 o.m. Wednesday. Prayer Meeting. 7:30 p.m. COMMUNITY CHURCH A UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Third and Walnut. 275-6623. Ronald Cebik. pastor. Sunday: Worship Hour. 11 a.m., Church School, 9:30a.m..Radio Ministry. 11:05 a.m. Nursery care is provided. • CHURCH OF CHRIST 1503 Pat's Dr. II mile east of Main on Kansas). 275-2500. H -.rgeSullivan, minister275-5116 Sunday. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship. 10:45 a.m., Evening Service. 6 p.m. Wednesday: Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. TEMPLO BAU8TI8TA 209 E. Santa Fa. Eloy Felan, pastor. . Eacuala da Domingo, 10 a.m., Adoraclon, II a.m. •, Miercoles. 7 p.m. BIBLE CHRISTIAN 1600 E. Mary 276-8366 Kenneth Woodrome, minlaUr. Sunday: Bails School. 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship. 10:40 a.m. Youth, 9:15 p.m., Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 212 Jonas Avr. 276-8946. R. I. Baaar. Sunday: Sunday School, 10 a.m., Worship, 11 a.m. Evangelistic Sarvlcaa Sunday and Wadnaaday, ,':30 p.m. THE CHURCH Or JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 619 E. Mary St. 276-4306. Randy Albara. branch president 276-4814 Sunday: Priesthood Meeting, 9 a.m., Sunday School, 10:30 a.m., Sacrament Service, 6:30 p.m. LAK1N CHURCH OF CHRIST 400 Thorpe St., Lakin Randy Robertson, minister , •Sunday: Bible Study, 9 a.m. Wanhip 10 a.m. anots p.m. p.m. i Wednesday: Bible Study, 7 p.m. FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH First and Spruce, 275-6304, Lloyd Gross, pastor. 275-6246 Sunday: Bible School, 9:45 a.m.; Morning Service. 10:45 a.m.: Evening Service, 7 p.m. Training Hour, 6 p.m. Wedneaday: Prayer Meeting, 7:30 p.m. TRINITY WESLEY AN CHURCH llth and Jones, 276-3892: Dan Buck, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship. 10:45 . Evening Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Bible Study. 7:30 p.m. . FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 702 Campus Drive. 276-3371. Foyer. 276-9095. Paul F, Bryant, pastor. Sunday. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Worship, 10:50 ;• a.m.. Revival. 7 p.m.. Youth Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday.: Hour of Inspiration. 7:30 p.m. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Mam and Kansas 275-9171 J. Karl Jones, minister Max Clayton, associate Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service,'10:45 a.m., Jr. High Fellowship 5:30 p.m., Sr. High.. Fellowship 6:00 p.m. • CHURCH OFGOD IN CHRIST South Star Route. 275-5182. Paul Bradshaw. pastor. Jetmore. Sunday: Sunday School. 10:30 a.m.. Worship. 11:30 a.m.. Y.P.W.W.. 6:30 p.m.. Evangelistic , Service. 7:30 p.m. Friday: Prayer Service, 8 p.m. UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - 7lh and Pine. 275-9141 William W. Seybert. pastor Raymond I. Massey II. intern castor Worship, 10:00 a.m. . Church School for Pre-School through Grade 8, 11 a.m.. Fellowship and Coffee, 5 p.m. 7th and 8th Grade Youth - 1st .. 3rd Sundays..6 p.m. Mariners, 2nd ' .Sunday, 6:30 p.m., High School Youth - alternate Sundays. Mohda'y: 7:30 p.m. Session -"4th Monday Wednesday-9:15a.m. Menninger Bible Study,7 p.m. Carol Choir, 7:30 p.m. Chancel Chor. 7:30 p.m. Bethel Series teacher training CALVARY TEMPLE SPANISH ASSEMBLY OF GOD 1311 New York Ave. 276-3919. Fredrick Aguilar, pastor Sunday: Sunday School, 10 a.m., Worship Service, 11:15 a.m.. Evangelistic Service, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday: Women's prayer meeting 9 a.m. Thursday: Young People's Service 7:30 p.m. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH Girl Scout Little House, 108 W. Hackbarry Sunday School, 9:46 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Evening aarvlca 7 p.m. Midweek prayer service 7:30 p.m. HOLCOMB COMMUNITY CHURCH Larry A. Parrish, Pastor Sunday worship 11 :00 a.m. Sunday School, 10 a.m. Youth Fellowship 6 : 30 p.m. UNI L»viK T J i ? DI8 \ W « 8T «»N KANSAS Rav. Ban Plcaao, siscuttvs mlnlalar. v, ., «H°VAH'8 WITNESSES ^Kingdom Hall. Corasr of Kansas and Paari. ITS- :30 a.m. WaUhtowsn. Tueaday: Bl'bla Study, 8 p.m. Friday: Ministry School. 7:30 p.m, Service MeetUf, 8:10 p.m. THE WAY MINISTRY „ mile* north on 3rd; Sunday; Monday. Wed. and Friday at I pTjta USr . 7th: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wedoaaday *****}**»: • „••«»•• David Ulrlch, fellowship laadar. »<* N. «b: Saturday. 10: W a.m.. 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