New Church To Serve As City 'Living Room' By DAVID E. ANDERSON DPI Religion Writer They've blessed the steel for the new St. Peter's Lutheran Church in,,New York. "In two years, the building will be finished," said the Rev. Ralph Peterson. "Other things are never finished." One of the latter, Peterson believes, is the churches' ministry to the city and so while other churches are continuing the trend of abandoning the city as the complexion of their neighbor- .hood changes, as inner city crime goes up or as parishioners move to the suburbs, St. Peter's is going ahead with its ambitious plans for serving at least a portion of the world's most bustling downtown - midtown Manhattan. Peterson came to St. Peter's in 1966 with "a vision of what ministry could be. Lutheranism doesn't have many downtown churches, you know," he said, . "I expected to be out in three years," he added. Instead, church membership grew and in 1971 the congregation took the unique step ^ of deciding to sell its building but, instead of fleeing- to the suburbs, stay in New York. The decision was made possible through an agreement with First National City Bank of New York which ,is building a $128 million "Citicorp Center" on the block of the old St. Peter's. Part of the new building will be a $6 million St. Peter's. . "We have this notion of having a living room in the heart of the city." Peterson said of the congregation's dream for the new church. "It will be a place to affirm midtown, a place of celebration," he said. Other metaphors that come readily to Peterson's lips as he talks about St. Peter's are "a nerve center," "a lounge," and "like a Spanist/plaza." The new St. Peter's, which will in- elude space for day care, a' small theatre, office and conference spaces' as well as a sanctuary, will have a major emphasis on liturgy and celebration. ~": ••• -... '•• •..,..-;. .'"We're very churchy," Peterson said. "I don't buy the line that the., world sets the agenda. "We do. celebrate, we do preach ... but we don't forget the world," ' < Peterson said that the emphasis on liturgy and worship was one of the reasons that St. Peter's had continued to grow while other urban churches were slipping in membership. . Worship, he said, is related to a'- sense of mission and makes religion meaningful as a way to live .these days. So St. Peter's, its steel blessed, tetn- pqrarily shares space with a Presbyterian congregation while it vyaits for its space, but not for its vision, to be formed. . "Everyone dumps on the city.'.We ; believe in the city," he said, then added with a grin:.,;.;• "Heaven has always beenvpictured in urban terms, you know." . Amigos To Sing In The Amigos, a gospel group,' v present a concert with Big .John f^nd the Russ Family of Rpckford at 7 p.rrt. Sunday at the Chapelwodd Evangelical Free Church, 3625 Halsted, Rbckfbrd. The Amigos, formerly known' as 'the Gallileans, based in Dallas, Tex., are completing a tour of the northern :part of the country. Their gospel music has a Spanish touch. '. ; ';';-*?'?•£. ,-.,, There is no admission charge. Big John and the Russ Fafhily. will also present a concert'^at lp':45 i.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Byron. • •• '••• ''.'; v.'- :: ' '--'•/• -v THE REV. WAYNE ROSE, 28, is the new youth .minister and outreach evangelism minister of the Freeport First Church of the Nazarene. A native of Vlncennes, Ind., the Rev. Mr. Rose Is a graduate of Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, Colo., and attended Olivet Nazarene College In Kankakee. He, his wife, Vera, and their two sons, Michael and Stephen, live at 1237 W. Palmer St.-Journal-Standard Photo. '£oul City Crusade' ;Being Held Here A'"Spill City Crusade" is being conr ducted:.nightly at the Crossroads Church of Deliverance. Evangelists and missionaries from California,/ Wisconsin. Pennsylvania and other states are leading the crusade meetings, which begin at 8 o'clock. . ';.'•• The crusade began July 4 and will continue.through July 31, according to the church's pastor. Dr. V. M. Elliott. Music is provided by the sponsoring chinches, which are Crossroads, Zion and' Freep'ort Mennonite churches, and Faith Temple. Lbbaj,J^rea Church Calendar Saturday Born Again Singles In Christ, 7:30 p.m. at the Bethel Tabernacle. Kevin Muur of Thomson, a bass, will present a concert of gospel music. Refreshments will be served and games will be played. Faith United Methodist Church Workers Family Picnic, 6:30 p.m. at Lake Le-Aqua-Na, State Park. Lena.' Workers are asked to bring two dishes to pass and table service. Dessert'and beverage will be furnished. Park Hills Evangelical Free Church Couples Club, leave from the church at 9:30 a.m. to travel to Chicago. Members are asked to bring a sack lunch for noon, jhe group will eat dinner at a restaurant. ... ..".'"..'......,. .;../ St. James Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, annual laymen's banquet, 7:30 p.m. Clarence Norman will be the speaker. Johnny Edison is chairman. Sunday United Presbyterian Church Of Hanover Guest Speaker, Dr. Jarries McConhell, at worship services. St. Wendelln Catholic Church Of Shannon Family Picnic, noon in Read Park. Each family is asked to bring two dishes to pass and its own table- service. Dessert and beverages will be provided. Games will be played. Second Presbyterian Church Mariners, leaving at 1:30 p.m. from the church to go to Mississippi Palisades State Park for a boating party. Persons are'asked to take swim clothes, a family basket supper and boating equipment. Faith United Methodist Church, David Carr will be soloist at the 8:30 a.m. service and the Freeport Barbershop Chorus will sing at the 10:45 a.m. service. First Baptist .Church Of Warren Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m. The choir will present "A Night of Music," which will have a gospel message. Orangeville United Methodist Church, Paula Keister, Virginia Schul- thess and Margaret Burns will provide music at the 8:45 a.m. service. i . Afolkey Bethel United Methodist Church Mr. And Mrs. Fellowship Club Picnic, noon at the Laona Forest Preserve. Afolkey Bethel United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship, 6 p.m., at the Ed Kneubuehl home". Debbie Barf'"~ will give devotions. ^ V(i '"" <". Florence United Methtidist Church Sunday School Picnic, Read Park. <v - : Morning worship service at 11 a.m.16K "T; lowed by a share-a-dish dinner. ' Embury. United Methodist, Second Presbyterian Churches Combined Services, 8:15 a.m. at Embury and 10:45-a.'mi 1 at Second Presbyterian. BaUeyyllle Baptist Church Guest Speaker,'10:45 a.m., the Rev. Paul Schwarze. The Rev. Mr. Schwarze and" his family, are here on furlough from Borneo. A fellowship dinner will be held at noon, and he will show slides at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend, Juda, Wis., United Methodist, Baptist Churches Combined Service, 10:45 a.m. at the Baptist Church. The Rev. Donald Sumwalt will be the speaker. Egan United Brethren Church, Son- lite Singers from Huntington (Ind.) College will provide music at the 9:30 a.m. service. , Lena United Methodist All-Church Picnic, 11:30 a.m., Lena Lions Park. Each family is asked to:bring table service. Beverages and ice cream will be furnished. Games will be played. In case of rain, it will be held at the . church. Mllledgeville United Methodist Church Men's Club Breakfast, 7:15 a.m., Stover Park. Faith: United Methodist Junior, Sen-, lor High Youth Groups, outdoor service at 7:30 p.m. at Lake lle-Aqua-Na. Members are asked to meet at the church at 5 p.m. and bring a sack lunch. Monday Forreston.Faith, St. James Lutheran Churches Daily Vacation Bible School, 9 to 11:30 a.m. through July 18. Forreston Area Child Evangelism Clubs, through Friday, at 9:30 a.m. ,at Shannon Park, Shannon; 11 a.m., Rich- v ard DeVries home, Harper; 1:30 p.m., ferry Bolen home, Baileyville; and 3 -p,m., Wallace Kilker home, Forreston. ' Woodbine Grace Bible Church tially Vacation Bible School, 9 to 11:30 a.m. through Friday. Classes will be held Jfqr children 2 years old through high •school age. Forreston Reformed Church Women's Guild, 7:30 p.m. at the church. Kits for the World Vision project will be assembled. •+^+^** Chdrftmatic CAMP MEETING With Rev. Jerry Dumoi, United Christian Fellowship ol America NOW THROUGH JULY 26 7:30 P.M. Nightly Everyone Welcome-Prayer For The Sick BYRON HOUSE Hwy. 2, Byron, Illinoic (Air Conditioned) Alpha-Omega To Give Concert At Krape Park The youth of Park Hills Evangelical Free Church are sponsoring a tree concert by the Alpha-Omega Singers of the pes Moines, Iowa, area at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Krape Park band shell. The group of nine young singers will present secular and sacred music. The director. Rex Voegtlin, is working on a master's degree in mass communications at Iowa State University. Members f the group are college students or young persons with full-time employment. They are not paid for their services. A freewill offering will be taken to cover their expenses. The group travels on weekends to churches, schools and colleges in Iowa and Illinois. It appeared with Billy Graham in the Minneapolis Crusade. Voegtlin describes the presentation as low-key evangelism. New Hours $ For Summer At IDS Church i." ' • V The summer schedle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Dy Saints will be as follows: Each Sunday there is a priesthood meetfng at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. Also on all Sundays except the first Sunday of the month, there will be a sacrament meeting at 4 p.m. On the first Sunday of the month there is a fast and testimony meeting at il:30 a.m. and no 4 p.m. meeting. On the second Tuesday and Thursday of the month there is a work meeting for the women's auxiliary at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., respectively. The August meeting will be on "Canning Tips." The September meeting will consist of a tasting bee-,ra book review and a recipe exchange and demonstration. The Primary Organization, for 3-to 12-year-olds, meets from 9 to 11:45 a.m. on Saturdays. Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Friday, July 11, 1975 Page 9 To Show 'Dough Art' How to use a type of bread dough to create useful and decorative items will be demonstrated for Freeport Christian Women's Club by Mrs. George Wallace of Moline at the club's July brunch. MRS. GEORGE WALLACE The club will meet for brunch at the Sword and Stone of the Holiday Inn July 18 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Reservations must be made by Monday with Mrs. Robert Rimington, 232-5945, or Mrs. Roger Schoch, 449-2407. Mrs. Wallace will also be the featured speaker of the day. Music will be provided by Mrs. James Bergagna, and there will be a display of bicentennial dip and drape dolls by Mrs. Lee Rillic of Nora. Mrs. Wallace is on the executive board of Church Women United and a past project adviser for the Quad-City Christian Business and Professional Women's Council, of which she is now special features chairman. In September she was featured in the Christian Women's Club's national magazine, Progress, for her outstanding work as a project adviser. Free baby-sitting service Is provided by reservation with Mrs. Gerald En- smlnger, 233-2944. Bible Conference Begins Sunday Dr. Donald M. Lake, associate professor of theology at Wheaton College, will be the guest speaker at the Summer Bible Conference sponsored by the Dakota Community Church, the Freeport Mennonite Church and the Winneshiek Evangelical Free Church. Services will be held at 8 o'clock each evening Sunday through Wednesday at the Winrieshiek Church. A native of Missouri, Dr. Lake received his bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in 1959 and his mas- •ter's degree in 1960. In 1967 he earned his doctorate from the University of Iowa. He has been on the Wheaton faculty since 1970. He has written several articles and books. His latest book, "A Living Theology: An Introduction to Christian Theology," is scheduled for publication early next year. * He has been pastor of churches in Missouri, Iowa and Illinois and is serving as deacon in the Wheaton Evangelical Free Church. "Soul City Deliverance Crusade" Now thru July 31 8 P.M At the CROSSROADS CHURCH of DELIVERANCE Corner Wilbur & E. Stephenson Some of America's greatest Deliverance Preachers and Teachers will be ministering during these services. Hear Dr. Elliott at the Concert Hammond Organ. (Formerly played for A. A. Allen Miracle Crusades.) (Why Not Receive Your Deliverance At SOUL CITYT PARK HILLS EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Rev. Jerry Hogelin Pastor Kev. Ken Freeby .Minister of Youth 2525 West Stephenson Street A Growing Church — Come And Grow With Us! 1:00 P.M. - Evening Service 7 ; 30 P.M.-Wednesday-MidweekService 9:(MM.-Sunday School 10:30 A.M.-Worship Service 232-61 59j FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 125 E. Empire Street "Freeporr's Friendly-Family Church" MORNING WORSHIP — 9:30 (3 Sections Of Children's Church) SUNDAY SCHOOL — 10:30 YOUTH GROUPS — 6:15 EVENING SERVICE — 7:00 WED. PRAYER MEETING — 7:00 .,.-.. Free Bus Service Throu.ghouf The City , • . •• ,'• R. E.'HOSKINS, PASTOR '' "••• PHONE 232-2532 ZION CHURCH Evangelical & Fundamental CHICAGO & IROQUOIS-REV. WILLIAM BANKESTER-232-3757 "Do Your Neighbor A Favor .. Attend Zion!" Free Bus Service Phone 232-1391 SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:15 A.M. MORNING WORSHIP 10:30 A.M. (Communion Service) No Sunday Evening Service For The Summer Months WED. PflAYER MEETING .....7:30 P.M. 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