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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 6

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the 8:$0 and -i Sunday',. at-, th ' ALTON 8VJ3NW8 , AUGUST 3,1963 BI80 A.M.—Bible School loiSo A.M.—Worshlp Service, faster Hamilton SttCttltlHff OiOO 1*.M,—ttrnlning 9800 Sorvloo BROWN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH 8128 Brown, Alton Gaylard S. Hamilton, Pastor WORSHIP in the Beauty of Holiness WARMTH of Friendship nnd , the ' COOLNESS of Air- conditioning. WELCOME Lutheran Pastor Says t 9 r>*»if Disciples Still JL iifferent be called by Christ as a dis lflv6lW>§ belflg different from the world, ift the opinion df a pastor. exahiples of lldW the com itiited disciple should stand ou Were given by the Rev* ftubeh C . pastor of Alton's Trinl t Lutheran Church. "Mow different are we from the world,".he said, "when it Comes our attitudes toward minority •aces? Do we think and act like ut' family, friends, community? Or do we obey God?" As to our ideas of success, he aid: "The world thinks in terms f power, size, honor, wealth, 'Get- ng ahead 1 by out-competing oth- rs. Do we feel real tensions with bis? What about Christ commend- ng service, humility, faithfulness s signs of greatness?" The Church of Jesus Christ fac- s tnany challenges today, the .ev. Baerwald said, in atheism onfronting believers, in material- :m tempting men to false gods nd uncomfortable security, and i the general indifference frus- 'ating the preaching of the Gosel. Rocking Poor Foundations "Heathen religious long though' ame or dead," he said "are ris WELCOME GODFREY FIRST METHODIST CHURCH Grace St. Godfrey, 111. Methodist Men's Breakfast 7:30 A.M. CHURCH SCHOOL 9:30 A.M. MORNING WORSHIP 10:15 A.M. Sermon: Holy Communion Worship Service 5:00 P.M. Youth Luncheon • 5:30 P.M. M.Y.F. 8:00 P.M. Official Board Meeting HARMON M. DYCUS, Minister FIRST PRESBYTERIAN GHURGH Corner.of Fourth and Alby Streets, Alton, Illinois CORTLEY HUGH BURROUGHS A. RALPH LYNN MINISTERS MORNING WORSHIP—8:30 and 10:45 A.M. THE SERMON: "Ways of Thinking" Dr. Cortley Burroughs THE SOLO (8:30) "How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings" Boyd Sever THE DUET (10:45) "Eye Hath Not Seen" Phyllis Cooper and Richard Wagner THE CHURCH SCHOOL—9:30 and 10:45 A.M. A cordial invitation is extended to all our services. Parents are invited to use the nursery in the Education Building. ing to mock the Inadequate foundations of mission outposts and shame the missionary zeal of an affluent Christian society." Here at home, the Rev. Baerwald said, Christians are awakening to new frontiers of painful testing "in the dirty inner regions of America's large cities and in the bright new developments of modern suburbia." In both areas, he asserted, the church is too often irrelevant. "Irrelevant and still divided, unable to heal her wounds of division." There are some, the Rev. Baerwald said, who think it will get worse before it gets better and others, sensitive to the Increasing difficulties testing Christian faith and the growing power of evil are convinced that "we are Indeed iving In the last days before the Sreal Judgment." A basic answer to the problem le added, is a new understanding of the church and her true mis sion, both in the need for ai awareness of the church as the people of God who love one anoth er in Christ and in the "rcvlla ized" concept of discipleship. To Lose One's Self At issue here, he said, Is a "costly" discipleship which does not primarily mean learning how to tithe or paying off debts on grand church buildings. "Rather, it means literally losing one's self, crucifying the flesh and carrying a cross.' Quoting from the writings of a German Lutheran pastor who was executed by the Nazis, the Rev. Baerwald attributed today's "sluggish" discipleship to what the Geman clergyman called "cheap grace.' Cheap grace, he pointed out, is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, communion vithout confession, absolution without personal confession. Though grace is freely given by God, this does not make it cheap, the Rev. Baerwald said, in urging new term: "Costly grace." Careless Grace "Are we ever guilty of dispers- ng grace in God's name care- essly or receiving it with indifference?" he asked. "Grace alone! Only believe! Where these truths are abused to avoid the painful task of self-examination and con- REV. BAERWALD fession before Communion or th putting away of sin in true r pentance or the embarrassing ai mission of guilt to a brother, ther is built up a false sense of cdn fort and a self-justification whic truly cheapens grace and deaden spiritual life." Further, the Rev. Baerwald pi in a word for the practice of con fession to one's pastor and Chri tian neighbor as is counseled i the fifth chapter of James. "Certainly," he said, "one ca confess his sins to God alone an know that Christ has coverec them with His blood. But confe sion to another human being an the sharing of the Gospel has much to commend it that \\ ought not count it rare or excep tional in our midst." A psychologist, the minister lated, has asserted his belief tha neurosis and other mental illness es are increasing today becaus people are under such stress try .ng to keep others from knowin what they are really like a n what they have done. Price Is Emptines The price of this chronic dupl city, according to the psychologis 1 he Rev. Baerwald said, "include emptiness, meaninglessness, lone iness and proneness to mental il ness. There is only one way ou and that is painful self-disclosur o someone who will respond witi oregiveness and love." Careful self-examination, com mtgelttal CHURCH Eighth and Henry Streets CHARLES L. STEVENS, Pastor CHURCH SCHOOL 9 A.M. MORNING WORSHIP 8 and 10 A.M. Sermon: "Lead Us Not Into Temptation" 10:30 to 11 Broadcast Over WOKZ Nursery Service for Church School and Church .<,,,v - •• > ^ > EVERYONE WELCOMED^^?^"*;^ Everyone is invited to attend the remaining nights of the NOVENA honoring: OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS Outdoor Devotions Begin at 8:00 P.M. Each Evening Children's Night - SUNDAY, AUGUST 4th - A Blessed. Medal will be given each child attending the NOVENA this evening. Solemn closing and Candle Light Procession, Monday, August 5th, Feast of Our Lady of the Snows — An Inspiring Candle Light Procession with members of the clergy — 4th Degree Knights of Columbus — Catholic War Veterans' Honor Guard — First Communicants and others. NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS Route 460 between Belleville and ' East St, Louis, Illinois BUS SCHEDULE SUNDAY, AUGUST 4th and MONDAY, AUGUST 5th Buses will leave the nubile square in Alton at 6 p.m, to attend the devotions at the Shrine. ROUND TRIP FARE $1.50 plete confession and honest repentance ,— these ate the basic costs of discipieshlp, the Rev, Baehvald said. But a further cost is "maintenance," meaning the continuance of using the means of grace. "No disciple who seriously examines his Inadequacies can hope to march into the coming battles with confidence without learning to practice a regular devotional life, This will certainly include faithful attendance, at public wor ship on the Lord's Day and fre quent reception of the Sacrament but equally important are thosi daily moments with the Bible, dal ly meditation and daily prayer.' Obedience Is Cost Another cost of discipieshlp, thi Rev. Baerwlad said, is obedience "A disciple must love his breth ren or he lies when he claims t love God. Faith without works 1 dead and a disciple who does no obey his Lord is not a disciple.' The final cost of discipleship i the bearing of our cross, the Rev Baenvald said, probably the mos difficult price to pay of them all He asked: "Whose burdens havi you shared in our congregatioi or community? How concernec are we as disciples about job op porlunities and decent housing fot Negroes, the millions of unem ployed, urban renewal, the wid osvs, the orphans, the sick, the hungry of the world?" St. Ambrose Festival Set Sunday The St. Ambrose Parish Summer Festival will be held Sunday on the new St. Ambrose grounds. Scheduled for noon to 10 p.m., the festival will feature chicken:n-the-basket dinner from noon to 7 p.m. In addition there will be a 'country store," rides for the children, pies, cakes, and refreshments. The festival is sponsored by the ioly Name Society and the Altar Society of St. Ambrose Parish. The Rev. Father H. E. Robinson s pastor. Lutherans Set Outdoor Ser •vices Outdoor worship services will 3e held at 7 p.m. every Sunday of August at Zion Lutheran Ihurch, Route 140, in Bethalto. According to Rev. D. A. Brunette, pastor, this series, entitle 'Open Air Gospel Services," wi nclude four major topics: Aug —"Why Did Jesus Come?' Cor. 15:3,4. Aug. 11 — "How d Me Know God?" Eph. 2:8,9. Aug ! — How can We be Sure? John 5:13. Aug. 25 — "How d >Ve Live a Christian Life?" In each service a choir and th ongregation will join in singing. Parking will be arranged rive-in fashion around a p 1 a t orm, and a public address sys em will reach not only the park ig area but also the nearb eighborhood. The Rev. Brunette said that "Li therans did not usually use thi method of bringing Christ to th ommunity, but it was tried b; 'Aon last year and was found t >e very effective." He indkiatec hat a large number attended thi ervices last year, and they ari Janning to have a larger num er this year. Vicar Karl Hanke, who has been erving at Zion this past year /ill speak at the fjrst service and lev. Brunette will speak at thi ollowing three. Guest Speaker at Bethalto Presbyterian BETHALTO - The Rev. John DiGiacomo of Mitchell will be thi guest minister at the First Pres yterian Church in Bethalto Sun ay. Services are scheduled to begin t 9:30 a.m. MAtti r ST.REET CHVRCH BIJ YS PARSONAGE Main Street Baptist Church last week completed bo used as a parsonage for the ttov,;and Mrs, Ben A, purchase of the former Edward Schmtdt residence at Bohn, The former parsonage property will be put up 607 Main St., south of the church property, which is for sale, being redecorated by members of the church and will . The Telegraph's Church and Religion^ Section Revise Structure Presbyterians Move to Unity ONE NIGHT ONLY! REV. LOUIS KAPLAN former New York Russian Jewish Businessman SUNDAY, AUG, 3 7(30 P.M. Speaking on the subject of 'The Coming World Showdown with J?y$sicr" | Also, a sognd film of the EICHMANN ATROCITIES FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOP 20 Harvel Cogrt COTTAGE HI US Rev, Maurice Burgund, Pastor Additional steps have been taken toward union of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, the Christian Reformed Church and he Reformed Presbyterian Ihurch with the adoption of a new orm of government by the evangelical Presbyterians. In adopting the new government tructure at the general Synod of he Evangelicals, however, the 'hurch reiterated its objections to a merger with several larger bodes, including Protestant, Episcopal, United Presbyterian, and Methodist groups, among others, vhich would form the Reformed and Catholic Church in the U.S.A. In a resolution pertaining to the current ecumenical movement, according to the Rev. Albert F. Moginot Jr., pastor of the Bible Presbyterian Church in Alton, the Evangelical Presbyterians stated that they "consider the present liberal protestant trend toward union with Rome is a departure from vital doctrines clarified by the Protestant Reformation and is therefore a betrayal of the Reformation." i Fear Rome Union The Rev. Moginot said that tin Evangelical Piesbyterians .f e a i that the larger Protestant union would eventually lead to a union with the Roman Catholic Church The resolution stated that "the alleged biblical basis of the ecu menical movement and return to Rome is a misinterpretation o the words in Christ's high-priest ly prayer, '. . . that they all may be one." It is our conviction tha these words refer to the inner unity of the Body of Christ rather than to mere organizational un ion." The Rev. Moginot said that the union of the Reformed Presbyter- ans and the Evangelical Presbyterians is actually only a matter of mechanics and time. The new government structure is one already in operation in the Reformed church and formal steps oward union will take place next year. The union with the Christian Reformed Church will take jlace later, The Reformed Presbyterians will soon abandon the doctrinal standards of the Reformation Principles and adopt the Westminster Confession, which is used by r most Presbyterian bod- ,es, the Rev. Moginot said, The Evangelical Presbyterian Church is a small denomination laving 7,000 members with 630 members in seven churches in the t. Louis area, About 10 delegates rom the St. Louis area attended he meeting of the General Synod n Harvey Cedars, N.J. Oppose Tests In other significant resolutions, Synod noted the "threat" pos d against their children by cer- ain psychometric tests given in he public schools. The tests, upon 'hich evaluations of the child's mental health are sometimes made, include questions on th Bible, the Christian life, and re ligious attitudes, according to th Synod, and they oppose the test and the questions on a religiou and moral basis. However, the Synod supportec Sen. John J. Williams, (R-Del.) and other co-sponsoring Senator in their proposed constitutiona amendment favoring voluntary B ble reading and prayer in the pub lie schools, and declared then selves opposed to the use of pub lie funds to provide free bus serv ice for private and parochia school students. New Pastor, New Land At Brighton BRIGHTON - The new Chris tian Church in Brighton has ac quired two acres of land as building site and has retained pastor, announced Mrs. Norvill Bangert, a member of the con gregation. The pastor, the Rev. Eugen Hoke, has moved from Edwardi ville to Center street, Brighton The pastor's home will be usec for Sunday school and churc services, Mrs. Bangert said. The two-acre building site is lo cated on Koehne Subdivision soutl of Brighton, just off Route 61 There are no immediate plans fo building on the site. The congregation has been meet ing / at Brighton Village Hall sino December. The church Sunday schedule Sunday school, 10 a.m., and churcl services, 11 a.m. The pastor and his .wife ar parents'of .triplets, six years old They are David, Mike and Pam and will enter fjrst grade' in Brighton Elementary School. Special Church Events Planned at Carrollton Farewell Sermon for Godfrey Pastor The Rev. George Eddy, pastpr of Godfrey Baptist Church, will deliver his farewell sermon at the .0:40 a.m. service Sunday! His opic will be, "Victory {hrougli Christ." •**•••: The Rev. Eddy is going to ter City, Iowa, where he wjll ake over duties as pastor of the First Baptist Churgh there, He will also speak at the 7; 30 >.m. service on the topic, "The Me of a Church." First Baptist Church College antf Johnson Street! Alton, Illinois OIUtlN M, ANDERSON, Paator 9:25 a.m Sunday Church School 10;30 a.m. Morning Worship Message: "Supports lor Our Faith" Quest Minister; Rev, W. Edgar Cook Air-conditioned Nursery maintained during both service*. Ample Parking (or Everyone, CARROLLTON — The Rev. Darwin Rolens pastor of the First Baptist Church will be the guest speaker at 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday in the First Presbyterian Church in the absence of the interim pastor, the Rev. Frank Marston who is on vacation, The men of the church will have charge Sunday of the 10:30 a.m. worship service in the Baptist church in Eldred in the absence of the pastor, the Rev. John R. Finnan. There will be no service other than Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church. The teachers of First Baptist Church will .meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. and there will be no choir re- tiearsal during the month of August. There will be a daily Vacation Bible school in the church Aug. 5 to Aug 9 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. with classes for ages three through junior high. The Bible school will close with a fellowship picnic for the membership of the church to be held Sunday Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. Revival services will open at the Ml. Gilead Baptist Church Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Mike McBrlcle of Gray Summit, Mo. as the evangelist. The services will continue until Aug. 16. From August 5 through Aug, 13, Rev. Roger Christiansen, and his wife will be vacationing and during his absence (he Rev. Darwin Rolens, pastor of the First Baptist Church will speak at the Methodist Church worship service Aug. 11. Baptists Sponsor Day Camp Aug. 8 The Alton Industrial Baptist Assn. is sponsoring a one-day Intermediate Day Camp Aug. 8 in Rock Springs Park from 9:30 a. m. to 3 p.m. The Rev. Lolard Simmons, pastor of 'Curdle Heights Baptist Church, and his wife, will lead camp activities, which include handicrafts, singing and mission study. CHERRY STREET BAPTIST GHURGH Sixth and Cherry Streets W. FREEMAN PRIVETT, Minister 9:00 A.M. CHURCH SCHOOL 10:10 A.M. WORSHIP—COMMUNION Meditation—"LIGHT IN PEOPLE'S FACES" . 6:30 P.M. YOUTH FELLOWSHIPS •;' 7:30 P.M. WORSHIP- '• Youth will be in charge of this service. Message by Charles Barton. This Friendly Church Invites You MILTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD 501 Goodfellow—Alton RON GALLAHAN GOSPEL TEAM AUGUST 4-18 (Every night except Saturday) 7:00 P.M. SPECIAL MUSIC SOSPEL PREACHING D. L. McGARVEY, Pastor CHURCH Of CHRIST GODFREY, ILL. MEETING AT THE PRESENT TIME AT GODFREY CIVIC 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. Acknowledging That "JESUS CHRIST IS LORD" A cordial Invitation to the First Methodist Church Sixth and Market Streets Amph Parking ' !• V ' Nursery CHURCH SCHOOL: Classen for All Ages , .8)80 A.M. MORNING WORSHIP , lOslQ A,M, Aug. 4—Sermon, "Love-^-The Vanquish Victor" Aug. 11—Sermon, "A Son Leayes Home" Aug. 18-rSermon, "A Son Stays Home" Aug, 25—Sermon, "A Highly Respectable Sinner" H, Simpson Minister •, LUTHERAN <»»,*., of the Creator Alton Area Welcome You To Worship Tomorrow Sponsor HO 3-8883 . "Thli If Tht> Uf^SundiY* 9i30 §,rn,, Ch, 5 "Th* Lutheran HoMr"~$gnd«yi 2»30 p,m, ( KFUO 7«,m, KWKI380 JOilB p,m, KSD 66Q information «, HQ s.p% O r neares §*., Alton, ,

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