Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 19, 1972 · Page 10
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 10

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, August 19, 1972
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Alton Averting Telegraph Safurriny, August in. 1972 church ANd RElicioN s P ea ker'8 love of Holy Land Bi I fl • — — ^*-± ^—v s~** 6 Hello, Eve, said the snake' By GKORGK \\. NEW YORK (AP) — "Hollo. Eve." said (lie snakr. "Hollo. Snake, responded blonde FAT. coyly covering her paper-bag body with a largo loaf. ,J The scene, as drscribod ViV Baptist PITSS Service, marked the opening of a puppc! show at (ho Ridgecrest Baptist assembly grounds in North Carolina staged by thirl and tourth grade day campers. The children themselves, in their own version o: tiio Boos of Genesis account, written the script, and pro\1ded the performance. "Wouldn't you like to have an apple"?" Snake said enticingly. "What's an apple?" Eve replied innocently. "It's that fruit over there on that tree." Snake replied. "Oh. no. no. no!" she said. "God told me not eat anything on that tree." "God wouldn't care." Snake responded. "Oh yes he would." Eve countered. "He told me if I ate from that tree something awful would happen to me." .'•Well. I ate an apple, and nothing happened to me." the Snake boasted. "Well. I guess I could eat it then." Eve admitted. She gave a shrill whistle through her teeth and yelled. "Adam: Don't you want to eat an apple?" Each took a bite of the "apple" that perfectly resembled an acorn. Then they vanished into the garden foliage. The female-sounding voice of God came from behind the Indian-blanket backdrop. "Why are you hiding 1 ?" "Because w? ate the apple." they chorused. "Then you will have to leave the garden." declared God. Adam and Eve broke into heavy sobs as the scene closed. The audience, also grade- schoolers, offered loud applause for Ihe production, aimed at helping youngsters familiarize themselves with the Bible in their own way. New service ior troubled has opened COLLINSVILLE - "The Prayer Room", a full time telephone and correspondence ministry, opened recently in Collinsville, will be for ihe benefit of those who have a prayer request or a spiritual problem. Until telephone service makes it possible to telephone day or night, mail may be addressed to "The Prayer Room", 516 N. Center St., Collinsville. Organized by the Rev. Laura Pulley, 516 N. Ci>nU-r St., Collinsville, the service is open to those with a problem, the ill, aged, lonely, fearful, in prison, in trouble, or those with a prayer request or needing spiritual help. The Rev. Pulley said she carries credentials with the Illinois District Council of the Assemblies of God. Singing program There will IN a singing program at 8 p.m. today at Abel Hall, 2821 K. Broadway. Artists will be the Spiritual Travelers, the Spiritual Harmonizers, I) o 1 h from Omaha, Neb.; the Traveling Stars from Memphis, Term.: and the Design Travelers, the Sensational Travelers and the Illinois Specials, from L'ast St. Louis. St. John's United Church of Christ St. John's United Giurch to mark 100th anniversary B> BILL McFADIN Staff Writer Only p. hsW.fa! of o^arch^ in the Te'.c-;r.\ph are is claim a century o: service. and one o: them is genm; ready now for that HXnh anniversary celebration, to beheld throughout September. St. John's United Church of Christ in Midway, between Moro and Prairietown. can claim that title of a 100-year- old church. For the Rev. Leonard F. Todd. Pastor since 1965. the event is one to be celebrated by all currently-active 230 members, as well as former members. The Rev. Todd has picked as the theme for the celebration "Once in a Lifetime." because, he said. "a hundredth anniversary can happen only once in a person's lifetime." A church has stood on the site of the present church since I860, with the present building built in 1904. The Rev. Todd said no picture could be found of the original building. The church started as a Presbyterian Church in 1860. Over the years, people of the Evangelical faith moved to the area and held services in their homes. Neither congregation could afford to maintain a church building and resident pastor, and sen-ices by the Presbyterians were held in a log cabin. The Evangelicals eventually became a majority in the rural community and were able to organize as St. John's Evangelical Church and buy the present property. The Rev. George Maul was installed as the first pastor on Jan. 7. 1872. The church's first constitution was written and on Jan. 24 adopted. The church was formed with 20 charter members. The first church council included the pastor and four members. A d a m Bate. Frederich Xoel/er. Frederich Helmkamp and Carl llenke.. The l!ov. Maul re.Mgned in 1875. during the Christmas .season, and was ivpkued earls in 1*7(5 by the Rev. .1. Haack. who served at a salary of $-|. r >0 per year. The Rev. Haack sencd unul h> death ID 1SST. The next pastor Vvjir- the lit-v. Christian M<>hr v.ho served until 1S!H tx-inu ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH Hiwuy MO — Hfthuito, 1U. S'ii'i ;i.U!. Wop >i!p Sc-rvire Our church i* lit to l<e tried MAiN STitKKT I7JVITJ£I> METHODIST CiiiJiiCil 1400 Main St. Alioii Ministers: Ira L. Thttford, i'liillip MuuiiK-n • Church School—9:30 a.m. Youth Sunday — 8:30 and 10:40 a.m. Sc-% — "Joy In V.''.:>!.i|." .Service 7 p.m. Re-v. Rahn Lissack :r. w; siui the new church bu:'.duij: began two years later at a cost of $7.500. In 1905. The Rev. William Laatch became pastor, serving until 1911. when the Rev. H. A. Koerner arrived. He was succeeded in 1914 by the Rev. Val Ziemer The church's next pastor was the Rev. V. W. Muehlinghaus. arriving in 1916 and serving until his retirement in 1926. Between then and 1934. the church was served by five ministers: The Rev. Otto Hille (192728), the Rev. G. Plassmann (1928-30). the Rev. Heithaus (1930-31), the Rev. Adolph Kalkbrenner (1932-34), and the Rev. Theodore Hosto (1936-42). In 1943, The Rev. R. P. Zimmerman came to the church, to serve until 1956. He was temporarily replaced by the Rev. H. H. Wintermeyer and the Rev. Paul Schoppe became pastor in 1957. The Rev. Ronald Christiansen came to the church in 1961 and served until 1965, when the Rev. Todd assumed his present duties. Activities planned for September include special anniversary services Sept. 10, 17 and 24. The Rev. Todd will preach the 10:10 a.m. service on Sept. 10. On Sept. 17, the Rev. Schoppe and the Rev. Wintermeyer will preach the 10:10 a.m. service and Dr. .lohn Schmidt, Interim Conference Minister, will be at the 7:30 p.m. service. On Sept. 24, the Rev. Christiansen will preach at 10:10 a.m. and a confirmation reunion will be held at 7:30 p.m., with all persons confirmed invited to the church. The Rev. Todd said the person expected at the METROPOLITAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6th & MARKET AXTON Sunday School — 9:00 Aty Morning Worship — 10:00 AM "Can We Bti Religious and Wrpng" By Rev. Beck Ililhrest Church of the Nazarene 331d Ri-v. Kenneth U Owens, Pastor 9:30 A.M.-Church Schwil 8:15 P.M.—Family Hour 1U:30 A.M.—Murning Worship 7:00 P.M.—Evangelistic Service 7:1)0 P.M—Wednesday Prayer Meeting THQSE TIMES .. . . .. GOD IS ABLE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Corner of Fourth and Alby Streets, Alton, Illinois (Jortlt-y Hush Burroughs, Lawrence Jijifkinau, Pastors FAMILY WORSHIP Sermons: "What You Always \\an|led To Know About (iuilt" Ket. l..iunm-e Juckmuji Nursery Provided appeals to area audiences :.< (fitto Schmidt of rille, a retired farmer in hisSOf The reunioji and celebration are being held in September, even though the church was actually 100; years old last January. Tnif Rev. Todd said the church building is too small to handle a large crowd, so the festivities could not be held in the winter. The summer heal and vacations would have kept many away during the Summer, so September was jjiicked. 286 at VBS A vacation Bible school commencement program was held recently at the North Alton General Baptist Church, Beltline and Alby streets, with 286 persons iji attendance. Songs learned during Bible school studies were presented by the children during the program. Sa;m Steward and Mrs. Bette Kohntopp portrayed Biblical characters as the "Woma|i at the Well" climaxed the program. Under the direction of the pastor, the Rev. Carl Cook, and Mrs. Lela Parks, 284 pupils were I enrolled for the studies. For anyone who wishes to ride buses ty regular services, three are available to those contacting tjie church. Meeting The Men's Federation of Brotherhoods and Bible Classes of AU°n and vicinity will meet at Grace United Methodist Church at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. Johnny Rion .} o h n n j| Rion, former country and western music star, will top guest speaker at the 7 p.m. Aug. 27 service in the Bast Alton First Assembly o( God Church*. By JUAN CAMP "\ have walked where Jesus walked. "Can you possibly imagine the thnli, the excitement, the emotion one feels when over the same area, the same places Jesus worked?," asks M v s Hess Cahoon of Koso\\ood Heights. I had communion in The G.uilen Tomb in Jerusalem .".nd felt so much closer to Christ, just being there," Mrs. i\\hoon told the Telegraph. A student of the Bible since childhood, Mrs. Cahoon •s well versed in Bible stories, personalities and historic sites, and bubbles over with a contagious enthusiasm when she recalls visiting Biblical scenes. •'The Holy Land Is fascinating — it's such an old, old place and the diggings are so interesting, revealing civilization upon civilization in a single dig. "I love Ihe Holy Land and 1 guess I could be completely happy just spending the rest my life learning more about it." Mrs. Cahoon has visited the Holy Land three times and s planning another trip this fall. "We started traveling in 1964 and made two or three trips abroad each year. After the death of my husband, I kept up the regular schedule of travel." "Our first trip abroad is what really started it all. We learned Apostle Paul's tomb was in St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice. That stimulated our interest in the Twelve Apostles and we have visited In eburial places of each of them and all the areas where they worked. "I have a complete slide series of pictures taken as we followed the journeys of Paul through Greece, Turkey, the Holy Land — from his birth in Tarsus to his death and burial in Venice." She has a fabulous collection of pictures and slides, "mostly the lands and buildings where history happened-historic buildings and places, Temples, churches, tombs, not much scenery. Oh I have a little scenery but only because it happened to be there when I was shooting something else. '"I never took a picture in my life until the death of my husband, He was a rea{ expert nnd I have thousands and hoiisnnds of slides he took of the Holy Land and our trips around the world and in Europe. Mrs. Cahoon is in popular demand as a guest speaker at churches, clubs and organizations throughout the Alton area. She entertains with commentary illustrated by color slides of the Holy Land, 'Around the World' and scenes of historic interest. She has compiled a collection of 200 slides for each of the talks and is in the process of organizing similar material on "The Journeys of Paul" and the lands of Ur, Babylon and Iraq where Abraham lived. A lifelong Presbyterian, Mrs. Cahoon has been a member of the Wood River Church for 35 years, transferring from the . Alton Presbyterian, and is well known throughout the Telegraph area for her work in the church. "In all my travels — I've been in cities, hamlets, rural areas, traveled by ship, train, plane, bus and private auto, and I have never had one *, ^i*«''*4fc X^-^w ll^^ » m * "* Ai • • ^^T Lamps from antiquity Love of the Bible and the history ot mankind has led Mrs. Bess Gaboon to the far corners of the world. Among her most cherished possessions are two tiny lamps: the miniature, cradle-shaped oil-burning vessel held in her right hand was used in the time of Christ. The larger lamp dates back to the time of Abraham. person any place say an unkind word or be rude. They bend over backwards to be kind and helpful every place I have ever been and that's just about all over the world." Kirchenfest at Highland Aug. 26-27 St. Paul's Catholic Church in Highland will be celebrating its second annual Kirchenfest, August 26 and 27 with two days highlighted by music, singing, dancing and a lot of eating in true German- Swiss tradition. A real gemuetlich atmosphere will reign throughout the weekend and will be spirited by an authentic German Biergarten where continuous free entertainment will prevail. Situated under two huge red and white checker board tents the Biergarten will be the focus of attention as -both • professional and amateurs 1 take their turns entertaining, while brightly costumed waitresses hurriedly attend the tables. Starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, the Kirchenfest will open with a continuous flow of entertainment made up of German bands, country and western groups, singers and dance bands. Included in Saturday's fare will be the Jamestown Band, the Small Society, Dave Korte's Country and Western Band, the Edelweiss Band and Dave Lampe and His Boomkessel Band. In the evening Clete Andres Dance Band will provide the music while inside St. Paul's gym the rock group EFFIC will keep the younger set moving. Monthly sing The International Gospel Association will hold its monthly gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Wood River. Store Hours: Mon. thru Sat 9 a.m. to 0 p.m. Sunday 9 s.m.' to 7 p.m. ZIKE PHARMACY 027 E. Airline Drive ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS Dial 259-2263 BUCKMASTER LANE CHURCH of CHRIST "PREACHING CHRIST AND CHRISTIANITY" Bible Study 10 am Morning Worship 11 am E. J. Allen.MUnlster la Charge CHURCH OF CHRIST 3402 FBANOB ALTON Sunday Meetings 9:30 a.m. ft 6:80 p.m. For Information Phone 259-3241 462-8137 FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 600 Henry Street, Alton ROBERT CHATFEELD KEMPER, Pastor 9:30 a.m.-*-Church School 10:15 a.m. — Prayer Time 10:30 a.m.—Service of Worship Sermon: "Remember Thy Creator Now" by Pastor Kemper Worship With Us BETHALTO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH JL ^^A 240 E. Sherman ^^ Karl Wright 1 Minister 9:00 — Church School 10:00 — Morning Worship 6:00 — Evening Fellowships Nursery Care Available FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS SO Rosewood Drive East Alton CLARENCE W. PATTON, PASTOR Sunday School . 9:80 a.m. u.Y.F 6:00 p.m. Worship 10:80 a.m. Sun ,j a y Evening 7:00 p.m. Sermon: Wednesday Evening "The Christian Warfare" Bible Study ... 7:00 p.m. ALTON BIBLE and BOOK STORE 2808 E. Broadway, Alton, III. — Dial 462-6855 TAKE GOOD READING Back-To-School or College With You! • LARGE BOOK SELECTION ALTON FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH 8th and Henry Streets, Alton Howard "Todd" Taylor, Pastor 'The Difference Is Worth The Distance" SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Spiritual Growth Hour 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship 5:30 p.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m. Evening Service WEDNESDAY 6:15 p.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting 7:45 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal SUNDAY—BOTH SERVICES Guest Speaker Mr. William Richardson Madison County Association Superintendent of Missions O 'The Church With The Great Sunday Night Service" AIR-CONDITIONED FOR YOUR COMFORT Luther LOST?? NEED TO BE SAVED? GOT A SPIRITUAL NEED? Come To North Alton General Baptist Church Alby St. & Beltline—Alton Where "It pleases God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe." I Cor. 1:21 Sunday School 9:30 A.M. Childrens Church 10:45 A.M. Morning Worship 10:45 A.M. Sunday Even. Service 7:30 P.M. Wednesday Service 7:30 P.M. (A friendly church with a warm spirit.) Rev. Carl J. Cook, Pastor ans: This man has ideas for you Miles R. Brueckner P.O. &OK 1 1 B Allon III. 6iOOi 618462-2514 Aid Atsociation ( »*< for Lutherans *•*.•.. Appleton,Wisconsin '••|| Fraternalife Insurance l\ SPRING STREET ASSEMRLY of GOD 6th & Spring, Alton Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Jerry Arthur, Evangelist Evangelistic Service 7:00 p.m Jerry Arthur, Evangelist Family Night Wednesday .. 7:30 p.m. "Preaching Christ to Meet The Needs of the Whole Man" Pastor Bennett

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