Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 27, 1963 · Page 7
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 7

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, July 27, 1963
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ALtGN EVENING PAOB8BVIW' Church and Rcligioh (continue PttgeB) TRUMPET ENSEMBLE PERFORMS Boll| Jones University Ensemble from in Plasa. The program will begin at 8 Greenville, S.C., will be featured In a p.m. Left to right are Charles Bierman, program pi hymns and sacred songs John Flynn, Lance Flower and John Monday at the Mt. Zion BapttatOlMircli Vanpre/an. Evangelical Church To Decide on Location A special congregational meet- Ing of Altpii Evangelical Church, United Church of Christ lias been called to discuss whether to build at the present location or to relocate. A report' of the building committee, to be sent to all members of the church, will contain recommendations based on the facts presented by the architect. The building and finance committees of the church met July 17 to discuss the building program. The basic' cjuesilbn considered is whether it .would be wise to spend sonle ?40,OOQ rrioro on bulldliig,al the church's present location, 8th and Henry Streets, or spend the sum for, several acres of land elsewhere which would offer an unrestricted area for development, It was reported that 547,000 has already been spent for properly for expansion. The church's J.O.Y Class is planning a picnic Sunday al the Westerner Club ground, shelter area number Iwo, beginning at 3 p.m. Members and their families are invited. Also planned is a Sunday afternoon swimming party and weiner roast for all Junior Youth Fellowship members, at the home of Rhonda Burden, Rosewood Heights. The group will gather at the church at 2 p.m. In addition to swimming there will be basketball and tennis games available. Churchmen, Arrested in New York, Pray in Jail GISORQIS W. COHNJULL m Religion Writer The words echoed against the Bteel walls of the jail cells "The Lord is In His holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before Him." 11 was an odd temple and nn unusual group of worshippers. Yet the .circumstances mirror ed a piercing note of the l.lmes The scene was a row 'of cells In Manhattan's 7th Precinclt police station. Behind the bars were, nine men, eight of them pastors of churches In the area One clergyman was Negro; seven' were white. ' The v njne had been arrestec In a denionstt'atton protesting alleged- job >' discrimination against Negroes and Puerto Ricans , •< a 1 eilj'rsponsoral housing, project on the .lower East Side. It was one in a wave of such cases in Now York. In this Instance, the ministers — four Episcopalians, two Baptists and two Presbyterians — had locked arms, barring the way Of construction vehicles. They were taken to jail on disorderly conduct charges. Yard WIdo Cells Each of the clergymen was held In a small, one-man cell, about a yard and a half wide, and long enough for a steel- frame cot. They could not see each other, only the solid walls and the barred doors facing a narrow corridor. At first, they recounted later, they sought to learn each other's whereabouts by calling back and forth but a police officer' told them to shut up. • Moments later, the curious worship service begun, each man alone, yet all joined together In the Scriptures, prayers, litanies and hymns, There were no more Interruptions. The Interdenominational jailhouse service of morning prayer, from the English prayer- book, was led by the Rev. J. Michael Allen, pastor of historic St. Mark's ln-the-Bouwer- le Episcopal Church, the oldest religious site In Manhattan. Several of the other pastors had Bibles or pfayerbboks with them. "A mighty fortress Is our God, a bulwark never fulling," sang the lltHo group of confined at the 7th Precinct. > Newly fortned. into the "Lower East Side Fellowship of Ministers," they said they aoted to point up what they termed vlo- iBtiqna of fair-employment prau. tlces Jaws by -building trades unions »! the ally's Uutgers housing project. Among tlje clergy, besUtef Filthier Alien;, were three other EplwQjml priests, Fathers Thomas Pike, WUHaro p, and Richard E!. Qary; two byterlnn, the Rev. Davis W Romig and Al Reuter, and twc Baptists, the Revs. Richard E Johnson and William C. Chap man, a Negro. All serve . lower East Side congregations. * At the close of their jai service, Father Alien bid the group to silent prayers for the police "that they may do justly,'" for other prisoners, pasl arid future, and for "our city our state and our country, that they may serve the Lord." Removed from their cell,' later in the day, and arrainged, Ih'e group was released for a hearing Monday. v VBS Opens At St. John's IiiWooclRivei Daily Vacation Bible School in St. John's United Cluirch of Chrisi E and R of Wood River will open Monday and continue foi two weeks, (he Rev. E. Eugene Smith, pastor, has announced. Mrs. Karl Fulp and Mrs. Robert Jones are serving as co-directors of the school which will be hek from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. daily Monday through Friday for children three through 12 years of age. All youngsters of the area ai'e Wei come to enroll. Refreshments will be served daily. Chairman Is Mrs. Tenu Cotton. Supervising the recrea' lion period will be Mrs. Far!en O'Dell, Tana Crouch, Kathy Han- folder and Penny Grace. Leaders and workers in the various departments are; Mrs, Kesler Harpole, Nursery; Mrs. Jerry Meyers, Kindergarten; Mrs. Ben Bauer, Primary; and Mrs. Eugene Smith, Junior department. 7 Lutheran Youth Attend Convention Seven members of the Trinity Lutheran Church will attend the International Waller League Youth Group Conven- Jon at the Sheridan-Paj'k Ho- lei in Washington, D.C, for one k. The group will leave tomorrow, Those attending are Miss Janice Brenner, Miss Carol Erdmann, Miss Kathy Toppe, Darryl Amschler, Bob Cock, Larry Mills, and Pavld Slauder. Church Starts Fund To Buy Two flags Betlmllo Methodist Church ms started a fund to purchase new Anwloan Flag and a Christian Flag for the gcanotu. ary, Services lor Sunday will be onducted at 8:30 and 10:35 a.m. Ice Cream Social At Foster Church FOSTERBURG - Home made ice cream, pies, and cakes will be featured at Hie annual Fosterburg Presbyterian Church ice cream social Aug. 3. The Fosterburg band will present a program at 8 p.m. Serving will start at 6:30 p.m. To Lend Revival COTTAGE HILLS — Forrest Sisk of Sheiyville will lead revival service at the Church of Christ, 37 Harvel St. in Collage Hills, next week. Sisk will'speaky nightly Monday through Aug. 4. All services are slated for 7:30 p.m. 1st Christian \ Of Jersey ville Calls Pastor — The Firs Christian Church of this city ha called James ft. Haertlg as fu time minister for the local ehurel Pastor ttaenlg and his wife Marilyn, are residing on diddfng Avenue, A revival meeting Is schedulec to begin at the church Aug. <l j. W. Jordan of Alton will be !h evangelist and the song evange lists Will be Roger and AnH Gib son, The new pastor here ha been minister for the Christian 'hurch at PhllHpsburg, Mo., prlo :o being called to Jerseyvllle While attending Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln, 111. he servet he Christian Church at Salisbury Ho also attended the Oaark Bible College at Joplln, Mo. The former Episcopal Church o Jerseyvllle which was bought bj the Christian congregation som nonths ago has been redecorat cd, and a large number of im :)rovcments made. Tivo Are Guest Speakers at First Methodist The Rev. E. Eugene Smith pastor of St. John's United Chuch of Christ E and R., wil be guest minister at the 10:40 a.m. Sunday worship in the Wood River First Methodist ihurch. The Rev, Buddie Johnson Venice Methodist Church pastor will be guest speaker at the 7:30 p.m. service. Miss Judy Bermes will appear us vocal soloist during the morn Ing service. The Rev, Edwin Grant, pastor of the church, and Mrs 3rant are spending the weekenc n Gatlinburg, Tenn., where they are attending a family reunion A public car wash is being conducted by the Sunday School lass taught by Ed Scarborough from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at Wayne's Service Station. Elects Offleers JERSEYVILLE — The Junior Missionettes of the First Assembly of God Church in Jersey vilie has elected officers. Sharon WOolsey is the new ^resident; Janice Peuterbaugh vice president; and Vickie Turner, Secretary-Treasurer. - • The girls' organization is missionary service auxiliary in he local church. Mrs. William Turner and Mrs. Pete Woolsey serve as sponsors for the group. SUNDAY SPECIAL ONLY 12:30 TILL 5 P.M. REG. 79o FAMOUS BRAND BATH TOWELS CORNER Of WASHINGTON & COLLEGE Mrs. Charles t»el- IfkaH, Mrs. JtobeM Millet, Mt-s. Mary Edith Campbell and Mfs. Stella Oft were hostess f6 the Members of the Fldells Class Thursday evening at the Methodist Annex. Mrs. Koscoe Baxter gave h e Devoilons, "Mow we can help our Church Crisis." Plans were completed for the Pood saldi Aug. 17, at Dons fte. Mrs. Walter Melff was named Chairman' of the Food sale. The members will go to Marquelte Lodge for a dinner OM Aug. 22. Sermon Topics BUNRErt HILL - the Rev. Victor Merman, pastor of the Methodist Church, has announced that his topic for the 10:30 a. m. Sunday morning Worship service will be "Things Unchangeable." Tlie Hev. Merman has selected the topic "The Christian Cottage Avenue Presbyterian Rites Announced Church School of College Avenue Presbyterian Church will bs held at 9:.10 a.m. Sunday wifh family Worship scheduled fdr 8:1! and 10:<15 a.m. The minister, the Rev. Henry 0. Moore, will be on his vacation (he Week of Aug. 11 and 18. A replacement during his vacation period will be announced at later date. Example" for the 7 p.m. Sunday worship service. The intermediate and senior MYF will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday evening at the church. Monday evening at 8 p.m. the Methodist Men will meet at the church. lee Cream Social Scheduled Swtday BUNKER HILL—The Senior Pilgrim Fellowship of the First Congregational Christian Church will sponsor an Ice crdnm soeinl on Ihe church lawn Sunday evening from 6:30 to 9. Homemade Ice cream, cake, pie, punch and soda will be available. The public is cordially invited. The proceeds will go to the International Heifer Project. Dr, O. F, Lamlis To Speak Sunday Dr. O. F. Landis, conference superintendent of the Southern District of the Illinois Confer, once, will speak at the 7:30 Sunday service in the Wood River Evangelical United Brethren Church, Wood River Ave., and Beach, the Rev. Glenn E. Huffman, pastor, reports. Wombles at Baptist Men's Conference Guy Wombles, a member o f Cherry Street Baptist Church and president Of the Alton Assn. of Illinois American Baptist Men, at tended a national conference of American Baptist men which ends today at Green Lake, Wis. More than 500 men from 28 states attended the week-long convention. The delegates heard talks on the .opic "Mart and the World" by 3yron Johnson, special assistant to the director of international development of the Slate Department, and Dr. Kenneth Maxwell, director of the department of International affiars of the National Council of Churches. Dr. Kyle Haselden, managing iditor of The Christian Century, ROXANA — The Rfcv. Lynn will be guest speflkef ftt the First Prcsbytetfnn Cfttifch nt the 10 dO ft.ffi. froraflfp Sunday. The United PfoslfrloMftH Women's executive board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. There will be no I0s85 a.m. of 7 p.m. Worship Services Surt- day at the clitlrcli of the Nnss- afene fts menlDefft will ba attending the district assemblv at. Springfield, according to the pastor, the Rev. Allen iJnCe. Sunday school will be held as Usual. spoke On "Man's Mission In the World." Harold Beck, general manager of General Electee's plant In Oakland, Calif., and Dr. Edwin Tuller, general secretary of the American Baptist ConVeti- ' lion, spoke on "Man to Man." •'A special service was held to',. celebrate the 20th anniversary 'of the American Baptist Assembly. , TAKE YOUR TELEGRAPH ALONG VACATION TRIP! ARRANGE FOR A VACATION SUBSCRIPTION TO THE ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH AT REDUCED RATES! 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