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Galisburg Jtegister-Mgil, Gqjesburg, ill, Mufday,Ju]y_..±4»JJ!73_J? 'WHY' Letters Hardest To Answer (Continued ffotn Page «) owhiie. pastor. (tonteniiwratfy «f o warship services at_». 30 SemU: Harvest Time. Loved at and 11 Faith United Methodtat- 876 E. Knox St. K. W. GoodeM, pastor. Worship at 8:45 and 11. Church school at 10. Sermon: The Call to Repentance. First Baptist — Cherry and Tompkins streets. Early worship at 8 by Rev. James E Miller. Church school at 9. Wor* ship at 10 by Rev. Carlton G. dhristenson. Sermon: Today, Hated Tomorrow First Christian — Broad and North streets. Ralph Eugene Bennett, pastor. Chapel at 8 Church school at 9. Worship at 10. Sermon: Jonathan Livingston; Seagull. First United Presbyterian- Prairie and Ferris streets. Kermit W. Petersen, minister, Church school at 9:30. Worship at 8 and 9:30. Guest speaker: Judge William K. Richardson, Full Gospel Pentecostal Mis slon — 719 W. Knox St. Bursie Wiliams, pastor. Sunday school at 9:30. Worship at 11. Tuesday and Thursday evening services at 7:30. Grace Episcopal —151 E. Carl Sandburg Dr. Thad B. Rudd, rector. Mass at 8:30. Family HELP WANTED (Male or Female) Man or Woman, AGE NOT IMPORTANT, single or married; for Telephone Collection Work in our Clinic Collection Department. Experience Not Necessary but would be helpful. If you think you can qualify, or could be trained in this type of work, please reply giving a resume of your background and qualifications. Write Box 926 Register-Mail Eucharist at 10. mass at lo a.m. Wednesday By LOUIS CASSELS United Press International The hardest letters to answer are those that ask, WHY? (caps). Why did God let my child (or mate, or parent) die? Why is a devout, kind-hearted person stricken with cancer, while a wicked, self-centered person sails blithely through life? Galesburg Rescue Mission— 286 E. South St. Services nightly at 7. Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints— 405 N. Pleasant Ave. Elder Lloyd Tripp, pastor. Church school at 9:45. Worship at 11. Guest speaker, High Priest Har ry Jones. Wednesday service at 7:30. Society of Friends (Quakers) —Meeting for worship at the home of Frank Young, 277 N. Academy St., at 10. First-day school at 10:30. Trinity Lutheran — 304 E. Ferris St. Constant R. Johnson, pastor. Church school at 10 Worship at 9 and 11. Sermon Let God Be God. Of God and Man There is no simple, glib, all- satisfying answer to The Great Why. But a few observations can be made about it: It is not, as many who ask it seem to think, a newly discovered question. You will find it raised, in poignant form, in the biblical book of Job, written thousands of years ago It also appears in many of the ancient Hebrew Psalms. Christianity, like Judaism, frankly acknowledges that the good often suffer and the evil often prosper. In fact, the paradox is presented in ultimate degree by the life of Jesus, whose "reward" for a Judge To Speak Farnham Street Wesleyan-- ! At Church Meets blameless life of service and compassion was an agonizing death on a Roman cross. The New Testament offers no promise to anyone that he can buy safe passage through the troubles of life by going to church and "being good." On the contrary, Jesus warned Mis followers repeatedly they would have to pay a very heavy price for fidelity to Mil way. And they did. The men and women who insisted on telling the world about Jesus were tortured, beheaded, burned at the stake and fed to lions. Their martyrdom helped to spread the gospel throughout the Roman Empire in remarkably short time. But in their darker hours, looking at the matter from a purely individual viewpoint, they must have felt that this was pretty poor compensation for their courage and faithfulness. The New Testament offers three consolations to those who suffer pain or loss. The first and greatest is the promise that the inequities of this life will be rectified in a College News(Continued from Page 3) future state, it was this hope] that sustained the Apostle Paul, who underwent as much suffering and deprivation as any man ever did for his stalwart service of Christ. "I reckon," the great apostle said, in one of his letters, "that the sufferings we now endure bear no comparison with the splendor, as yet unrevealed, which is in store for us." Pie in the sky? Perhaps. Certainly, no one living can prove the promise true. On the other hand, no one has ever proved it untrue. If there is a God of love, it is hard to believe He would be so cruel as to let millions of people live and die, / through countless generations, sustained by groundless hope in a false promise that was made in His name. .The second biblical consola tion is that suffering need not be interpreted as something which God inflicts deliberately upon a particular individual. In order to give us freedom of responsible choice, which is our highest attribute as human persons, God had to endow the whole universe with freedom to follow natural processes where they happen to lead, and this necessarily includes freedom for capricious tragedies to befall just and deserving folk. Jesus put it very plainly when he reminded Mis disciples that "the rain falls on the Just and unjust alike." Finally, there Is the consola tion of prayer. Christian expert ence attests that prayer sometimes leads to what seem like miraculous remissions of imminent disaster. But it also affirms that such incidents are relatively rare. Most of the time, the "pay-off" of prayer is not getting what you ask, but getting something far more precious: A sense of the presence of God, and the knowledge that His love enfolds and sustains us even —in fact especially —in the blackest hours of life. It is this discovery that has brought many a hard headed realist to believe that accepted suffering can be one of the greatest blessings of human existence. M. J. Bailie, pastor. Worship at 10:30. Evening worship at 7. Wednesday service at 7. Ser mon: God's Garden. Wesleyan Church Has New Pastor Rev. Steven R. Wright was appointed pastor of the Farnham St. Wesleyan Church this week. He comes to Galesburg from the First Wesleyan Church pastorate in Savannah, Ga. A native Georgian, has served in Weslininiste, Ga., Pickens, S.C., Greensboro, Ga., and Savannah, Ga. A graduate of Central Wesleyan College, Central, S.C., the Rev. Mr. Wright has been active in evangelism and youth work. Some of the offices he has held in the Georgia District include director of Christian education, youth president, boards of administration, missions and evangelism, ministerial standing and council of ordination. He is currently president of New Life Evangelistic Association.' . The new pastor and his wife, Pat, are both from Griffin, Ga., and have one son, Chris. READ THE WANT ADS! GROUP HOSPITAL INSURANCE CALL US FOR A QUOTE ON THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH PLAN EVERII IF YOU HAVE 10 EMPLOYEES TO 300 WE CAN DO A REAL JOB FOR YOU. Simple Administration — Monthly Billing by Company — Tim* Saving — Good Will Builder —Local Service Office. ROBERT MILLER AGENCY CHERRY & SIMMONS 343-1168 Judge William K. Richardson will speak at both services tomorrow at the First United Presbyterian Church. Richard son, ah associate judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, has served three terms as an *?lder in the church, twice as clerk of the Session. He has also represented the church as an elder delegate to the National General Assembly and he has served as Moderator of Peoria Presbytery. Newcomers Club Gathers for Picnic Members of the Newcomers Club met at Lake Storey Thursday evening for a family potluck picnic. Volleyball provided the entertainment for the evening following the supper. Arrangements for the event were by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sommers. i SANDBURG COTTAGE The Carl Sandburg Cottage, 331 E. Third St., will be open to the public Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The birthplace is closed on Monday but is open daily the remainder of the week from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday morning visits may be made by appointment only. GET-TOGETHER CLUB The Get-Together Club will have its annual family picnic at the Home Savings and Loan Association Community Room en Tuesday at 6 p.m. Those attending are being asked to bring own table sac- and a generous dish of vice food. Meat and beverages be furnished. will INTEREST RATES ARE UP! First National Pays the Maximum! TYPE OF ACCOUNT -Minimum Deposit Savings Rate of Interest REGULAR PASSBOOK SAVINGS Automatically Effective July 1, 1973 None 5% « 501DEN PASSBOOK SAVINGS Automatically Effective July 1, 1973 5 100 5V 2 % & NEW 90 DAY CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 5100 5V2% £ NEW 1 YEAR TO T/i YEAR CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT *100 O/o 41a NEW V/i YEAR TO 4 YEAR CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT *100 %Vz% %% « YEAR CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT '1000 7% & Now Is The Time To Make Your Savings Plan and Assure Yourself of High Interest Rates! First National First Gaksburc National Bank & Trust / Established 1863 / Member F.D.I.C. Colorado, Texas and several of the southern states* Janet Windsor,/}Oneida, and James Schwass, Lake Warren, Monmouth, are two X-ray technology students from Carl Sandburg College who recently passed the examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, y Schiwass is employed as an X-ray technologist at St. Fran cis Hospital in Peoria, and Miss Windsor is an X-ray technologist at Schmidt Memorial Hospital in Beardstown. Lynn Coffman, Gilson, is a member of the cast of "South Pacific," the first production of the Summer Music Theatre at Western Illinois University, Macomb. Miss Coffman plays iihe part of Liat. The musical show will be presented this evening at 8 p.m., and next Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in Browne Hall Theatre. Linda E. Knox, Maquon, has been named to the Dean's List for the spring quarter at Eastern Illinois University, Charles ton. John Lee Beatty, Avon, was awarded a bachelor of science in education from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, at the end of the spring quarter. President Appoints Aides Mrs. Floyd Frey, president, who presided at the Thursday meeting of the James T. Shields Woman's Relief Corps 127 Auxiliary to the Grand Army -of the Republic, appointed department aides for 1973-74. Serving will be Mrs. Thomas Sepioh, chairman, Mrs. Everett Cedsroth, Miss Vioila Roll, Mrs. Edna Fields, Mrs. Gertrude Price, Mrs. Hilda Whittom, Mrs. Golda Hanson, Mrs. Marie Connors, Mrs. Mary Scott and Mrs. Neva Lehman. Assisting with the floor work were Mrs. Leo Hausman, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Field? and Mrs. Lehman. Mrs. Helen Johnson announced the proceeds from tag days was $242.45. Receives Appointment Mrs. Sepich was appointed chief conductor at the National Convention to be at the Sheraton-Palace Hotel, San Francisco, Calif., on Aug. 19-23. Mrs. Cederoth is delegate at large and Miss Roll delegate No. 4 and national aide. Donations were made to the Galesburg Public Library, a hrge dictionary, presented by Mrs. Vera Brogan, and clothes, valued at $200 for the Rescue Mission, by Mrs. Lehman, Mrs. Pauline Helms and Mrs. Golda Hanson. Following the meeting, refreshments were served by Mrs. Frey, assisted by Mrs. Connors and Mrs. Bessie Nelson, SENIOR CITIZENS Senior Citizens will hold a potiuck supper Monday at 6 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Wilkinson will hold their travel slides at 7 p.m. for entertainment. Tuesday at 7 p.m. the executive committee will meet. Ernest Smith Orchestra will play for mixed dancing Wednesday at 7 p.m. Finger foods will be served. Thursday a; 6:30 p.m. a pitch party will be held. Prizes will be awarded and finger foods served. All meetings in the YMCA clubrooms. MOTHERS AND FRIENDS OF THE RETARDED CLUB The Mothers and Friends of the Retarded Clulb will convene Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Sunnyside School, 1646 Moshier Ave. OLDER AMERICANS Knox County Coordinaiting Association for Older Americans will meet Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Moon Towers Community Room.. Definite decision will be made on the Older Americans Center. Winners(Continued from Page 3) hot'ii; Mrs. Max Coe, Mrs. Frederick Middaugh, Mrs. Robert Coe, Lake Bracken. Chip-ins, Mrs. Carol Mahoncy, Monmouth; Mrs. Harold Shop­ man, Mrs. Jack Pico, Mrs. Robert Cassens, Mrs. Max Coe, Lake Bracken; Mrs. James Solicit, Bunker Links. PARA-LEE'S 900 S. Main - Monmouth, III. SUMMER SALE THOUSANDS of Fashions Best To Select From DRESSES - ENSEMBLES COATS - RAINWEAR PANT SUITS CAPES and SPORTSWEAR SEPARATES Now Reduced MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY The Muscular Dystrophy Assn. will sponsor a fund-raising carnival Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in yard of Roger Lamp, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Allyn Lamip, 927 N. Kellogg St. Games and food will be available and prizes awarded. All proceeds will be donated to the association. Migration The swallows of San Juan Capistrano migrate to Argentina. They leave in late October, return about March 19, St. Joseph's Day. The migration takes about 10 days. Off Yes, One Third off Their Reg. Price No Layaways — No Charges on Sale Items SALE STARTS 9 A.M. MONDAY, JULY 16 JOHN WESLEY FLETCHER Returns to Galesburg FOR 4 GREAT NIGHTS of SPIRITUAL FIESTA July 15-18 Sunday 10:40 & 7:00 PM Mon. thru Wed. 7:30 PM At 10:30 a.m. Daily Rev. Gerald Hephner From Toledo, Ohio A Spirit Filled Methodist Minister Will Teach on The Holy Spirit mm PREACHING A NOW GOD TO A NOW GENERATION CARD OF THANKS • CARLBERG, Everett N. The Family would like to acknowledge with deep appreciation the thoughtful kindnesses shown them during their time of sorrow. Mr*. Everett Carlbvr? Mr. and Mr». Leonard Hedbloom and Family Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carlberg and Family Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Quick and Family Rev. W. V. Grant Jr. Will Also Be Here On Mon. and Tues. Nights SEEING IS BELIEVING At The Beautiful New CALVARY ASSEMBLY OF GOD Kellogg & Grove Galesburg, III. Many of you will remember the many that were you saw at the meeting last year at Churchill Jr. High healed and the miracles Pastor, C. R. DePrenger Intern Pastor, Don Whirred

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