Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 27, 1963 · Page 5
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Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, July 27, 1963
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flATUftfiAY.-JULY 27, Ifift Elm Pastoi* Sayss ALTON EVENING PAQfi WVJ8 Use of Symbols Revived FOUR SYMBOLS There are four symbols in this picture. The first Is the robes worn by the Rev. Charles Collisson, signifying his "badge" of office; the second is the pulpit cloth with the Celtic cross to denote Christ and eternity; and a third is candies, meaning Christ the Light of the World. The fourth is in the number of the three symbols since "Three" signifies the Holy Trinity. Sunday Services at Carrollton Announced CARROLLTON — The Com- weekday Mass will be at 6:30 munion Liturgy will be held at the 7:30 a.m. service Sunday in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. The theme for the 11 a.m. worship service is "Food for the Following" and the Rev. Keith Gerberding, pastor of the church, will • have charge of both services. The Bible lesson discussion at Our Redeemer Church will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., the Walther League will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. and the Voter's Assembly will meet at White Hall Thursday at. 8 p.m. "Contact" will be the subject of Dr. Frank Marston's sermon for the Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m. In the First Presbyterian Church. Dr. Marston is giving a special lecture each Sunday In July at the meeting of the Cosmopolitan class and all adults are Invited to attend. The members of the WWG of the Baptist Church In Eldred under the leadership of Mrs. Jack Nolan will have oharge of the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday at; the Baptist Church In Eldred of which the Rev. John Finnan is pastor. The men of the church will have charge on Sunday, Aug, 4, The Rev. Darwin Rolens will speak at the 9 a.m. worship service Sunday In the First Baptist Church. The teachers meeting will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. followed by the meeting of the adult choir. The Vacation Church School will open Aug. 5 and continue through Aug. 9 each afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. There will be classes for ages three through Junior High. The Rev. Dan Vltitoe will speak at the 9 a.m. worship service Sunday In the Baptist Church In Bet'dan. The Sunday Masses at. St.. Johrt'a Catholic Church will be at 7, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and the and 7 a.m. The Catholic Youth Organization will meet Wednesday al 7:30 p.m. nt l;he school hall. The Rev. Norman Ward, pastor of the Zion Baptist Church, will speak at 10:30 a.m. and the 7:30 p.m. worship services Sunday al. the Zion Baptist Church. The training union will be at 6:30 p.m. with Claude Bowkoi- as director. The prayer service will be Wednesday nt 7:30 p.m. There will be no services other than Sunday School at the First. Christian Church. The Rev. Dan Vititoe will speak at the 10:30 a.m. and the 8 p.m. worship services Sunday in t. h e Ml. Gilead Baptist Church. The BYF Will be Sunday at 7:15 p.m. The prayer services will be Wednesday at 8 p.m. The Rev. Francis Varble will speak at the 10:30 a.m. and the 8 p.m. worship si-vices Sunday at the Faith Baptist Church. The training union will be at 7 p.m. The prayer service and Bible study will be Wednesday at 8 p.m. The Rev. Roger Christiansen will speak at the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday In the Methodist Church. The daily Vacation Bible School Is in session at the Methodist Church until Aug. 2 and Is being held each afternoon from 1:30 lo 4 p.m. The classes are for kindergarten through first grade and the leaders are Mrs. Chestei Mundy and Mrs. Paul Hartwick. Church Secretary Fractures Ankle College Avenue Presbyterian Church hns received word thai the church secretary, Mrs. Vir gil T. Brown, fell and broke her ankle while on her vacation CHURCH OF CHRIST GODFREY, ILL, MEETING AT THE PRESENT TIME AT GODFREY OIVIO CENTER BIBLE STUDY • • 9:45 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICE 10:45 A.M. EVENING SERVICE 7:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY ... 7:30 P.M. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURGH Corner ot Fourth Mid Alby Streets, Alton, Illlnoli CORTLIY HUGH BURROUGHS A. RALPH LYNN MINISTERS MORNING WOBSWW'— 8:80 and 10:45 A.M, THU SISRBIONi "Who Spaata foi You?" Pr. Cortley Rum»ugju TliK ANTHEM (8i30 anU 10:48) "Pralw We sini to Thee" The Summer Choir THE CHURCH SCIJQOI/— 0(80 and 10 !« A.M. A cordial loviutton U M«n4id to *U our wrvloe«. P«rent» »re lnvlt»d to u»» the ourtery In the Education Building. n.t JIM tclcgHlph Staff Writer Symbols, tthce rejected because ley had tot) close a connection Ith the Roman Catholic Church, re coming back Into greater use y the major Protestant faiths, n Alton Presbyterian pastor ays. The Rev, Charles Colllsson, pas- ir of Elm Street Presbyterian hurch, recently urged his eon- regallon to develop a greater ap- t-eolation of Christian symbols, (lose signs, he said, were de- eloped over the centuries and an be a means to help today's liristlnns express their faith. At one time In history, the mln- ter said, even singing and organ uslc was "thrown out" of the lurch by Protestants lo get awny rom the ritual of the Roman liurch. But now, the major Pro- stant faiths see the value of sym- ols In Worship and are using tern more frequently. Symbols fell into disuse, I h o ev. Collisson said, because Pro- stants felt they could become <ln to Idolatry. "Bui they don't ave to be," he said. "They can e a very helpful part of worship, roviding food for devout thoughl efore Ihe prelude begins." Two Oreiit Vulucs The two greal values of sym- olism in Ihe Christian faith, as ie Rev. Collisson sees it, are devotional, reminding us of our alth and educallonal, leaching us jout our faith." In the Presbyterian Church, /mbols which have been resum- d in praclice are Ihe use of canes, clolhs or hangings on Com- lunlon lable, pulpil and leclern, nd pulpil robes for the minister, enoling his "badge" of office. Symbols are everywhere In aily life, Ihe Rev. Collisson said, ithoul most people realizing it, nd like those used in Christian orship they express meanings, or example, he pointed out, a andshake is a symbol of friend- lip or greeting, as are a smile, wave of the hand or a nod of ie head. Even the check in the business odd is a symbol of the faith eople have in one another's lion- sty, Ihe Rev. Collisson said. Steeple Is Symbol Though many people probably never give It much thought, a church steeple Is a symbol, loo, the Rev. Collisson said. "When you drive through a town and see i steeple, you think Instantly: there's a church.' " CHRISTIAN SYMBOLISM A symbol on the stain- glass window of Elm Street Presbyterian Church is this shock of wheat. Christ Himself used symbols as, for example, a sheep, meaning the people and Himself as the Good Shepherd over the flock, the min ister said. There is symbolism in the donkey which Christ rode into Palestine, he added, meaning he cume as a spiritual king rather than as an earthly king who in those days traditionally rode on white horses with much pomp and ceremony. The vine Is a symbol of God. 'He called Himself the True Vine and like a regular vine He planted it by bringing Christ to earth. The Christian people are branches of this vine." Candle* In Worship As for candles in worship they are symbols of Christ, the light of the world, he pointed out. Six candlesticks he said, represents the six days of crea'tion, three candles the Holy Trinity and seven candles denotes the perfect number for the perfect life found in Christ. Further, more than 400 various shapes of the cross — the symbol of Christ's sacrifice — are in ex- istence, the Rev. Coltlssotl Sftld. These vary ffow the Most common and popular Latin Cross lo (he St. Andrews cross ifl the shape of an "x" to the "anchor" cross. Symbols are everywhere 1(1 the average Christian church today, the minister said, In the pictures in stained glass windows, In the aible Itself (the symbol of the Word of God) and in the accoutrements of the Sacraments. These latter are the chalice used In the Holy Communion service, the altar table which Is rich in symbolism through the picturing of grapes, vines and branches and the sprays of wheat, Wine used in the service, represents the spilled blood of Christ and the bread Is the symbol of his broken body. ClcMiiiNtiig; Haptlsm Baptism Is a symbol of cleansing in a spiritual sense, like using water lo cleanse the body, he added. Moreover, even the acts of standing, kneeling and bowing in church are symbols, the Rev. Collison said. "We stand for hymns to praise God, we bow to show respect for God and we kneel in humility." And the colors that abound In our daily lives everywhere have meanings significant to the Christian, as used in hangings on altar, communion table and pulpit, the Rev. Collisson said. White, for instance, denotes the Creator, light, joy, purity and so on; violet signifies mourning and penitence and is the symbol for humility and suffering; red shows Divine zeal on Pentecost and refers to the blood of the martyrs; green is the'universal color of nature signifying hope; and black is the color of grief and sorrow. As for Christ Himself most Christians are familiar with — and use in their churches — the three letters of the Greek word for Jesus to denote Him: IHS. Further, the Rev. Collisson said, one of the most significant terms for Christ, if Christians would give it some thought, are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, "alpha and omega." Used in relation to Christ they mean "the beginning and the end," he said. Professor Is uest Speaker 4tZionChurch The Rev. Arthur Vincent, a rofessor al Concordia Seminary i St. Louis, will be the guest readier at Zion Lutheran Church Bethallo Sunday. He will peak at all Ihree services, 8 nd 10:15 a.m., and 7 p.m. The Rev. Vincenl was former- pastor of Berea Lulheran Church in Alton. The Men's Club will meet at p.m. Monday. Their- topic f study will be "The Christian t Work," presented by Karl lenke. A meeting of the Ladies Aid ill be held Wednesday and will ealure a polluck dinner at 12:30 m., followed by Iheir regular lusiness session. Their topic vill be "Why Worry?" led by Mrs. Dorothy Neumiber. Dr. Cochran GuestSpeaker At Carlinville CARLINVILLE — The first of four guest speakers will ap- >ear al the First Melhodlst Church Sunday during the vacation period of the pastor, the Rev. Charles Hanson. Speaking Sunday will be Dr. Harry A. Cochran of Sprlng- ield, a retired Methodist min- ster. Topic of his sermon will be "Jesus Overcomes the World". Fred Fieker Is charge ay leader of the church. Dr. Cochran retired in 1961, afler serving 40 years as a member of the Central Illinois Melh- odlsl Conference. The lasl 13 Bi-s were spent In Monmoulh as minister of the First Metho- :llst Church. He also served on the board of the Methodisl Baby Fold in Normal and of Chaddock Boy's School. A former Rotary Interno- tional District Governor, he has attended their International lonferences in Switzerland and France. He also holds an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Monmoulh Collage. Baptist Church' AIR Curdie Will Undertake Book Studv V A bodk study course will begin nt Curdle Heights Baptist. Jhurch starling Monday through Aug. i, from 1 to 8:30 dally, taught by the pastor, he Rev. Lollard Simmons. The book Is the "Church Organized and Functioning," which tells about the tasks of h e congregation, Sunday School, training union, woman's missionary union, music mlnls- ry, pastor, deacons, clerk, sec- •etary, custodian and other members of the church staff. The church nominating com- tilttee electing Sunday School enchers and officers for the coming year will meet Sunday, 2 p.m. The committee consists of Nelson Kunz, Donald Weese, he Rev. Simmons, Mrs. Roy Arnold and Jameg Martin. A total of $78.48 was gained from soda bottle caps contrlbut. ed to the building fund by members of the congregation. The fund was stablished to construct an educational building. At present, It was reported, thfi church has $390.15 in the fund, alufg First Baptist VBS Opens at Wood River Mrs. Virgil Jennings is director of the annual Vacation Bible School of the Wood River First Baptist Church which will open Monday and continue through Aug. 9 with classes each day Monday through Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Classes will be conducted for all ages from Kindergarten through Junior High. All children of the community are welcome to enroll. Study will be based on the theme, "The church and the world". Parents Day during the class period Aug. 9 will con elude the dally sessions. A demonstration program will be presented in the church at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11. In charge of the various de partments as superintendents are; Mrs. Ed Ballard, kinder garten; Mrs. James Houston primary; Mrs. Charles Rose middler Mrs. Arthur Northway Jr., junior and Mrs. Virgil Jen nings, junior high. Miss Jil Walker will be secretary. Picnic Sunday The annual family picnic o: of the Rocky Fork New Bethel AME, Church will be held on the church grounds Sunday, be ginning at noon. The Rev. Leroy S. Williams pastor, said barbeque, fish, chicken will be featured at the affair. .JERSEYVILLE.—Col. L. Raymond Liles of St. Louis, a former resident of Jerseyville, will The Telegraph's Church and Religion . Section Col. Liles to Speak At Jersey Baptist be guest minister at the morning and evening worship at the Firs Baptist Church Sunday. I He will be filling the pulpit 'Drive-in' Style Lutheran Services Church services, drive-in style, will be conducted at Zion Lutheran Church In BeUialto during the month of August. The congregation will take part in the services from their cars on the church parking lot. The minister and choir will be on a specially constructed platform. Loud speakers will dot the area. Pastor of the church, the Rev. Duane A. Burnetle, has said the services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on each of the Sunday's during August. 4 Speakers Booked for Salem, Zion Two of the Alton Presbytery's four commissioners to the Presbyterian General Assembly during May will speak at Salem Presbyterian Church, Seminary Road, and Zion Presbyterian Church, Fosterburg. They, along with two others will be the supply speakers for the Sunday morning worshii services at Zion Presbyterian in Fosterburg at 9:30 a.m. and Salem Presbyterian at 11 a.m while the pastor, the Rev. An drew McMullen, is on vacation through Aug. 18. The two commissioners to Vacation School To Open for the pastor, the Rev. Harolt E. Lane, who is representing the First Presbyterian- Church, 4lh and Alhy streets will begin ft two-Week Vacation chuff* schcWl Monday for children 4 yean flf age through grade six. The sessions, to be held from 9-11:30 a.m., will be in the church educational building. No fee will be charged. Parents may register by calling the church office. Theme of the school this year is, "The Church," according to Mrs. Joe Ravenstein, school director. Department superintendents Include Mrs. William Port, kinder- Karl en; Mrs. Joe F. Emons, primary; Mrs. Coitrlley Burroughs, junior; Mrs. David Bllven, crafts; Miss Katherlne King, recreation; Mrs. Rolland Wiegand, music; Mrs. Roy Kortkamp and Mrs. Robert Case, refreshments; and Mrs. Kenneth Barnd, nursery. Mrs. Kenneth Kelly Is In charge speak and the dates they will appear are the Rev. Laverne Justice, Aug. 4; and Paul S Cousley, Aug 11. Others who will speak are Richard Eccles July 28; and Maynard Lister Aug 18. The Rev. McMullen will be the speaker Aug. 25. Illinois Baptist State Convention t the Evangelism Conference at Green Lake, Wis. The Rev. Lane vill return Sunday, Aug. 4. Col. Liles, known locally as 'Barney" was superintendent ot he Sunday school at the First Baptist Church some time ago. ie is currently chaplain at the Veteran's Hospital in St. Louis vhere he has served as Protestant chaplain for two years. In May Chaplain Liles was promoted from lieutenant colonel o the rank of colonel, in the Air Force Reserve. For his Re- erve training Col. Liles is assigned in the Command Chap- ains' office, MATS, Scott Air ""orce Base. The promotion is not connected with his work as chaplain at the Veterans Admin- stration Hospital in St. Louis. Col. Liles is a nephew of Mrs. Lottie Lehmkuhl of Jerseyville, and is a son-in-law of Mrs. Andrew Rhoades of near Kane. Col. Liles is author of several books compiled during his years as chaplain during World War II and in various hospitals since that time. Guest Speaker at First Christian Service Sunday Ira Sidwell of East St. Louis will be guest speaker at the 7 p.m. Sunday service at the First Christian Church, Bethalto At the morning service, Jacl- Ailbee, minister of the congre gation, will speak on "Excuses.' The women of the church me earlier this week to organize a women's fellowship. The fellowship will meet the seconc Thursday of each month, starting in September. Mrs. Jack Ailbee was elected president; Mrs. Robert Werden vice president; Mrs. Paul Van Meter, treasurer, and Mrs. LaVerne Gurley, reporter. of registration. Dorcas Society At Edwardsville Names President EDWARDSVILLE — Mrs. Olin Veber has been elected president f the Dorcas Society of Trinity Lutheran Church. Other new of- icers are: Mrs. Richard Harrion, vice-president; Mrs. Paul Schmidt, treasurer; Mrs. Edwin chumacher, secretary. A talk on candle-making wns given by Mrs. Donald Sauder. To Attend Bible Institute HOT ADVICE This message on the bulletin board of an Alton church at 509 Main Street, offers something for body and soul. Vacation Church School at First Presbyterian Monday GREENFIELD — The Rev. John R. Seed, paslor of Ihe area Melhodist Churches, will attend Garrett Bible Instilute in Aug- usl. Services at the churches will be canceled Aug. 4 and Aug 18. On Aug. 11, the district superin- lendenl, Dr. H. Russell Coulter of Jacksonville, will conduct morning worship at the Greenfield church. The. Rev. Seed will relurn for services Aug. 25. Regular services will take jlace al the Greenfield, Rockbridge and Rubicon Churches July 28, followed by the Ford- Hembrough-Rawlings family reunion at noon in the fellow- First Presbyterian Church, 4th and Alby Street, will begin a two- week vacation church school Monday for children four years of age through grade six. The sessions, to be held from 9-11:30 a.m., will be in the church educational building. No fee will be charged. Parents may register by calling the church office. Theme of the school this year is, "The Church," according to Mrs, Joe Rovenstein, school director. Department superintendents include Mrs. William Port, kindergarten Mrs. Joe f. Emons, primary; Mrs. Courlley Burroughs, junior; Mrs. Duvid Bliven, crafts; Miss Katherine King, recreation; Mrs. Holland Wiegand, music; Mrs. Mrs. CHURCH Eighth and Henry Streetg CHARLES I. STEVENS, PflJtor CHUHCJl SOHUOL 9 A,M, MOHNING WORSHIP 8 ana 10 A.M. Sermon! "Forglv* Ui Our P.ebt$" 10(30 to 11 BroiiclPttvt Over >YOK3 NuwY Service /or Church School and Church lobert Case, refreshments; and Mrs. Kenneth Barnd, nursery Mrs. Kenneth Kelly is in charge of registration, Mrs. Shelton Is New President of Harmony WMU SHIPMAN -- Mrs. William Shelton has been elected presl dent of the Harmony Woman's Missionary Union at a meeting hold al the Shellon home. Others elected were: Mrs, Laverne Fenton, vice presldenl Mrs. Vornon Doughty, secretary and treasurer; Mrs. Albert Rlcharsdon, community mis. slon; Mrs. Earl Shelton, prayer chairman, and Mrs, Murgare Brown, reporter. Mrs. Harry Loy spoke to the group on "Changing Patterns Ir City Missions", Mrs. Richard Metcalf gave the evenings de votlona, The Soclely will hold "Christmas In August" at Ihe next meeting and Ihe gUts wll be sent to Hong Kong. Plans wore completed to send the children of the church to Association Camp next week which Is held near Glrard. Elm Vacation School Starts Next Week Vacation Church School of the Elm Street Presbyterian Church will be conducted Monday through Aug. 9. Sessions for children aged four to 12 will be from 9 to 11 a.m. dally. Mrs. Clayton Krug Is superintendent, assisted by Mrs, Mayn> ard Lister. Deparlmenl chairmen are Mrs. Maurice Graves, kindergarten Mrs. Ray Cox, primary; and Mrs. William Bolt, Junior. The primary and Junior d parlments will have open house Aug. 2 from 9 to 11 a.m.; kindergarten, Aug. 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. ship rooms of the Greenfield church. The Rev. and Mrs. Raleigh Gordon have returned from a vacation Irip to Minnesota and South Dakota and the Rev. Gordon will be in charge of morn- Ing worship at First Baptisl Church. Al Ihe 7:30 p.m. service Sunday, Dr. F. W McDer- motl, field secretary of the Central Baptist Assn., will be guest speaker. A congregational meeting and carry-in supper of the Presbyterian Church took place in the church social rooms Wednesday night. The Rev. S. W. Thornton conducaed the devotional service. Rev. Polizzi Will Speak at Brighton BRIGHTON.-The Rev. John Polizzi of Granite City will be featured at four special services of Ihe Brighton Assembly of God Church today and Sunday. The Rev. Polizzi, who sings and plays the trumpet and the guitar, will appear today at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9:45 and 11 a.m. and at 7:30 p.m. To Per sent Play BUNKKR MILL — The Wai (her League of the JSIon Lutheran Church of Bunker Hill will present a play, "Hoax of I-Iogan's Holler", on Saturday July 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. First Baptist Church College and Johnson Street! Alton, Illinol* ORHIN M. ANDERSON, Pttstor 9:25 a.m Sunday Church School 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Message: "New Vision For Old BUndness"—Rev. Teller Epp Ali-ConUUUm(Hl Nursery maintained durlnu both sorvlce*. Ample Parking (or Everyone. 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WORSHIP Message—"THE GOLDEN CALF" This Friendly Church Invites You Christian Science Services First Church of Christ, Scientist 533 East Tenth St. —All Are Welcome Sunday Service 11 A.M. Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting 8 P.M. Sunday School 11 A.M. Nursery Open During Each Service ' Heading Room, 100 East Broadway Open Daily Kxcept Sunday & Holidays from 11 to 4:30 P.M. LUTHERAN of the Greater Alton Area Welcome Yon To Worship Tomorrow We Sponsor Radio KFUO— "ThU If "The Lutheran Hour Dial-A-Prayer HO a-6888 Volco"-850, 9i30 a.m., Ch, 6 2.30 p.m., KFUO ' a.m. KWK 1380 IQillp.m. KSDBBO For information on th« nsorest iMhiran call HO 5-3833 or write 517 Msnh St., AJWn, Hi.

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