Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 10, 1963 · Page 13
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 13

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, June 10, 1963
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Section 2 Pages 13-24 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Sport Comic Classified Established January 15, 1836. ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, JUNE 10,1963 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. Cottage Hills Church Dedicated COTTAGE HILLS — The new Concordia Lutheran Church building was dedicated Sunday morning in services conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Edgar Croll. The festival service, at 3:30 p.m., was conducted by the Rev. George Wittmer, vice president of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, and pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church of St. Louis. The service of thanksgiving and praise, at 7:30 p.m., was under the direction of the Rev. Erwin Kolb, pastor of Tinity Lutheran Church, Centralia, and a former pastor at Concordia. The new brick structure is the scissor-truss type, with short side walls, 34 by 86 feet, full basement, seating capacity, including balcony for choir, of approximately 300 people, with approximate cost, $70,000. It is built at an angle north of the present church, NEW, OLD The latest in modern materials was utilized by Concordia Lutherans in creating this simulated Gothic church building at Cottage Hills. A weeklong dedicatory .program started at the church Sunday. facing the corner of Circle Drive and Rte. 140. The exterior design concept expresses the functional structural system with the use of warm rough sawn redwoods, light brown asphalt shingles, brownish brick and stainglass. ' The interior concept was to provide a space of soft loftiness without distractions of ornamentation, windows, wall decorations, etc., and focus the immediate attention upon the altar resting in front of a free standing chancel wall. Behind this, is the sacristy, exterior exit and a star to the lower level. A cross is placed on the rear rough sawn redwood wall which is behind and above the altar. Soft natural daylight enters the worship space indirectly from the overhang soffits and is reflected off the wood ceiling and trusses. The reverse is true at night with the exterior brick walls being washed with the interior illumi- nation through the overhand translucency. The lower level has the fellowship hall, kitchen, restrooms, mechanical an dstorage. Excavated earth was placed in front of the main entrance to create a mound with a large paved conversation area, bordered with a stone seat. The architect is William L. Flippo, A.I.A., with Kopp-Evans Construction Co., the general contractors. Special activities at the n e w church have been cheduled for this week. Today an open house was held from 2 to 5 p.m. and another open house is slated from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Fredericq Neidner, St. Charles, Mo., a former guest missioner at the Cottage Hills church, will conduct the service of Christian Missions. Thursday, the service of Christian Education and Youth will be conducted by the Rev. Richard LaBore, a religion teach- er at Lutheran High School South, St. Louis. In August, 1961, Elroy Vogel was elected general chairman of the Building Council. Others appointed on this committee were Joe Elliott. Norman Richey, Joe Kessler. Elmer Gruen, Norman Kopp. and Ray Jones. The architect was selected in November, 1961. In May, 1962, at a special meeting of the confirmed members, the decision was made to build a new church, and on the present property. The Ground Breaking was held November 11, 1962, and the cornerstone of the new building was laid on March 3, 1963. Financing of the new church was available through a loan from the Church Extension Board of the Southern Illinois District. The local stewardship campaign started in September, 19G2, with Roland Klopmeier, Elmer Gruen cochairmen. Also ,in September, 1962, the present structural design was accepted. Concordia has a communicant membership of 150 and 152 enrolled in its Sunday School. Its organizations include a Dorcas Society, a Lutheran Women's Missionary League, a Junior League, a Junior Walther League, a Men's Club, and tour choirs. In November, 1945, the Sunday School began in the Cottage Hills grade school as a mission of Zion Lutheran Church, Bethalto. The dedication of the old building was held February, 1949, which now will be used as an educational building. Concordia became an independent congregation on May 1, 1956. Hear Red Cross Talk JERSEYVILLE — Mrs. Carrie Watts, executive secretary of Jersey County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and M r s. Paul Richey, blood program chairman, spoke at the meeting of the Woman's Division of the 1 Chamber of Commerce, last week. They told of the work of the Red Cross, particularly the work with veterans and the disaster and blood program. As the Fund Drive did not meet its quota this year, some means of supplementing the quota shortage will be necessary to keep the local office and services in operation, the speakers said. 37 YEARS AS AGENT Mndison County Mutual AUTO INSURANCE CO. STANKA GARAGE State Street North Alton Dial HO 5-8889 NEW ZENITH'S Smallest AT-THE-EAR HEARING AID — " — • Tiny lightweight. Only "A or. Fits neatly behind the ear • New long life silver oxio> battery holds power better in extreme temperature* • Silicon transistorized circuitry • Efficient reception from any angle; nestles comfortably behind either ear See us for demonstration and for details of ZENITH Triple Protection Plan. McCLINTOCK OPTICAL SERVICE 603 E. B'DWAY—ALTON HO 2-5382 The World's Largest-Selling Air Conditioner! 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