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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14,1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE SEVEN Mrs. Shirley Liley, 2455 Alby St. Monica Donnelly, 1631 Central Ave. In Home Gardens The Ingrandes, 222 Westwind Dr. Religious Statues Popular By STEVE COUSLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Religious statues of varied sizes and styles have become a popular addition to home gardens. One clergyman said that many people set up "personal shrines of their own." The people—Cath- olics and Protestants — use the statues to honor God in an indirect way, he said. He pointed out that the appearance of these statues is similar to the use of plastic statues on the dashboards of cars. Mrs. Shirley Liley, 2455 Alby St. said they bought a statue of the Virgin Mary Mother of Jesus, for their daughter, Lana Sue, 10, who attends St. Mary's School and is studying about Mary. A statue of St. Francis, noted for his love for all outdoor creatures is part of a flower bed at the home of Dr. and Mrs. B. A. Donnelly, 1631- Central Ave. CONVENTION SINGERS The Ken Apple trio will be one of the outstanding trios performing at the 22nd annual state singing convention, Saturday and Sunday, in the VVoodrow Wilson School at Hartford. 25 Quartets, 15 Trios In Gospel Singing Meet Twenty-five quartets and 15 trios will sing for the 22nd annual State Singing Convention today and Sunday in the Wood row Wil son School at Hartford. Sponsoring the event arc t h e Hartford Historical Society, the Chamber of Commerce and t h e group responsible for a proposed new medical clinic for Hartford. The Royal Sons Quartet of Wood River are serving as the official hosts for the convention according to Ralph Yemm of Wood River. In addition to speeches by the mayor and several other dignitaries the Rev. R. E. George, methodist church pastor, and president of the Chamber of Com morce, will welcome those present. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Yemm reported. More than 130 species of flowering plants grow along the banks of the Buffalo River in Arkansas. Wood River First Baptist Fetes Teachers All Sunday School teachers and substitute teachers will be honored and presented mementoes«in a special service at the 7:20 p.m. Sunday worship in the First Baptist Church of Wood River the Rev. Walter Burk, pastor, reports. Mrs. Alice Russell, chairman, and the Board of Christian Education, will sponsor the service. The program is being arranged by Mrs. Shirley Jennings, Mrs. Helen Mallory and Mrs. Jean Sandbach. The Rev. Burk, and George Hayes Sunday School superintendent, will be principal speakers. Refreshments will be served by members of the Youth Fellowship at the close of the evening. First Baptist Church College and Johnson Streets Alton, Illinois OltKIN M. ANDERSON, Pastor 9:25 a.m Sunday Church School 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Message: "The Church and The World" 6:30 p.m. Baptist Youth Fellowship 7:30 p.m. Evening Worship Installation of Baptist Youth Fellowship Leaders. Wednesday, Mid-Week Service, 7:15 p.m. Alr-Condldoned Nursery maintained during service. Ample Parking for Everyone. DR. FRED BROWN Hear DR. FRED BROWN Evangelist HOWARD SKINNER Soloist, Organist SAT., SEPT. 14 7 p.m. SUN., SEPT. 15 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nursery Provided BROWN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH 3125 Brown St., Alton Area Baptists Will Hear Rev. Kearney CARROLLTON-The Rev. Lawrence Keaney, American Baptist missionary to the Philippines will speak in area churches beginning Sunday for the next several weeks. He spoke at the Baptist Church in Berdan Tuesday and will speak there and at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church during morning worship services Sunday. The Rev. Kearney, appointed to the Philippines in November, 1952, is on his second furlough to the United States. During his recent term he and his wamily lived in Iloillo City where he has been leaching at Cenlral Philippines University. He also taught at the Convention Bible Institute on Ne grom Island. He was at one time director of the Department of Religious Education of the Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches and at present is in an advisory position for this department as well as advising the. Youth Department. A graduate of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kan. where he received his B.A. degree and of Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Kansas where he earned his B.D. degree He also attended the Kennedy School of Religious Education at Hartford, Connecticut. Before his mission appointment he held several pastorates in this country and also served in China and Japan in the U.S. Marine Corps. Medora WSCS Will Meet Thursday MEDORA — The Woman's Society of Christian Service will meet Thursday, at 2 p.m. at the home of Mrs. A. E. Frueh. Other statues seen around town are used in a variety of ways, including use on a bird bath. One person mounted the statue on a concrete pedestal with ornate wrought iron behind the statue. Most popular statues, poured concrete likenesses of the Virgin Mary, symbolize the Immaculate Conception, according to Orland Lobbig of Norside Home and Garden Supplies, who has sold them the past 10 years, although this year is the biggest for sales, he said, use of statues in yards and gardens gradually has been increasing the past three years. Lobbig said statues he sells are made in St. Louis by an Italian firm which uses a silicate and gravel in molding them. Some of the patterns are made in Italy, he said. Statues range in price from $6 to $18 for a small, medium or large size, measuring 17, 21 and 36 inches in height, he said. An extra large model is available for around $100 but he hasn't had much demand for them, Lobbig said. The Virgin Marys are painted with a rubber - base paint which keeps them weather resistant, he added. Monticello Teacher Says People Look On God as Policeman The Kilgos, 2454 Alby St. Rev. Baerwald Speaks Sunday At Wood River The Rev. Reuben Baerwald, pastor of the Alton Trinity Lutheran Church, will lead discussion on the topic, "Marriage counseling and Marriage problems", as guest speaker at the Sunday "progressive dinner" and meeting of the Couples Club of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Wood River. Meeting at the church at 5:30 p.m., club members will progress to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Swarringim, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Poston, the Rev. and Mrs. R. W. Meyer, pastor; and Dr. and Mrs. Herman Hoover, for the four course dinner. The program will be presented in the Hoover home to conclude the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Eric Steinbrueck are in charge of general arrangements for the event. Baby sitting services will be provided at the church by members of the Wai- ther League. Presbyterian Deacons Double on Traffic Traffic problems accompanying the First Presbyterians' building 'program have boiled over on the outside — but are being handled by the board of deacons. Using for church school a house across Alby street it had bought several years ago for parking lot development property, the church faces the problem of getting its children safely across the heavily traveled traffic-way.. Adding to the problem is two- side parking, For some years the city has permitted angle parking on the west side of the street on Sundays through maintaining parallel parking on the east side. A hilltop approach at 4th Street intersection creates a visibility problem for drivers. At a recent meeting the board of deacons took up the situation and referred it to a committee headed by Eugene Klosterhoff. The committee has conferred with city officials and come up with a program of traffic direction. This week the church's Presby News made the announcement that deacons were being assigned to direct cross street traffic throughout the 4th-5th Alby block. It further urged use of the street intersection crosswalks exclusively by children as well as adults. A section of curb in front of the church entrance now in use — midway of the block — also has been banned to parking as a means of developing a passenger discharge area. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 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: "Modern Man's Dilemma" Dr. Cortley Burroughs Worship Services are held In the Educational Building THE CHURCH SCHOOL—9:30 and 10:45 A.M. WESTMINSTER CHOIR REHEARSAL—5:30 P.M. JR. & SR. HIGH WESTMINSTER FELLOWSHIP 6:30 P.M. Rev. Corwin Guest At Curdle Heights The Rev. Ralph Corwin, a licensed minister of North Alton Baptist church, will be the guest minister Sunday at Curdle Heights Baptist Church in the absence of the pastor, the Rev. Lollard A. Simmons. The Rev. Simmons is conduct ing a revival meeting at Bethesda Bapiist Church in Granite City through Sept. 20. Also on Sunday, the C u r d i e Heights church is receiving a special offering for state missions. A goal of $100 has been set, as part of the total goal of $50,000 from 871 Southern Baptist churches in Illinois. It was explained that 75 per cent of the sum will be used to help retire the debt on the Baptist Student Union building at the University of Illinois. The other 25 per cent will be used to improve the facilities of the Baptist camp at Lake Sal- leteeska, near Pinckneyville. South Roxana WMU Studies South America The Women's Missionary Union of the First Southern Baptist of South Roxana church met at the church and the program study concerned South America. Those participating were Mrs. Mabel Mapes, Mrs. Hazel Grober, Mrs. Nora Copeland, and Mrs. Opel Jones. The women this week also held an all-day meeting on state missions with a pot-luck luncheon at noon. Those in charge of the program are Mrs. Hazel Grober, Mrs. Jane Elam, Mrs. Opel Jones and Mrs. Mabel Mapes. The Associational Brotherhood meeting was hold last Tuesday evening at the church and the subject d'scussod by Bob Showers, associational president of the Alton Industrial Associational Brotherhood nessing." was "Personal Wit- Seott AFB Gets Cookies From Church A cooperative program of sending .cookies to Scott Air Force Base will be undertaken Oct. 9 by the women of the Alton Church of the Redeemer, it was announced by the Ladies Benevolence Society. Miss Sophie Hollard will serve as devotional chairman. Robert C, Kemper was the guest speaker at the last meeting of the society. His topic was "What Can We Do?" Trinity Lutheran Women to See Slides Monday The Women's Association o f Trinity Lutheran Church will be shown slides and be given a report at a meeting in the church basement Monday at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Marcella Jones, Cottage Hills, will deliver the report which will cover the convention of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. Some people look on God as a "policeman" who prevents them from having a good time, a Monticello College professor of languages said in discussing the reasons why men might lead lives of sin. Developing thoughts assimilated at a five-week scholarship session at the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Cambridge, Mass., Herbert Woodbury of the Monticello faculty said the "cop" thesis is one of four chief reasons why a man might be prone to sin. Woodbury is a member St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Alton. When God is looked upon as a policeman, he explained, he becomes an "enemy," representing authority which is resented. This particularly, he said, is an attitude of young children or those adults who think like children. "They say: 'God is God, but I wish he weren't, interfering with what I want to do.' This, of course, is a misconception of God, a childish view, and one we should outgrow as we arrive at the state of adulthood." Not in Worldly Terms God, Woodbury said, is not preventing happiness in worldly terms. Christ, he added, certainly had His friends whose company he liked and He enjoyed events such as the wedding at Cana. "God is not a cop, but the Crea tor, inviting us to help him com plete His unfinished work of creation," Woodbury says. Another reason a man might live a life of sin, Woodbury added, is that God becomes a "void" and man is indifferent or ignorant of Him. "This state would be very characteristic of our present civilization. The world lives in so much of a worldly and materialistic sense that it is uninterested in God." A third reason for a man's life of sin is guilt, Woodbury said, the attitude that "I have sinned and therefore can't accept God's desire to be reconciled with me." Thus, he said, a person sets the weight of his sin as greater than God's power, reflecting . "tremendous pride." This is a tendency of some people to be proud of their own sins, believing that no power on earth can forgive them, Woodbury said. "That's a misconception of God and tends to demote or belittle Him and promote the sinner." He said that this kind of prideful separation suggested that a person was perhaps pathological anc needed psychiatric help. The fourth reason a man might live in sin is selfishness, Woodbury said, "the love of myself, my ambitions, my possessions and my way of life over God. Per haps I'm incapable of loving God because I'm incapable of loving anyone," this person thinks. Kcscntfiil Woodbury said he thought this was the group "most of us fall into as we grow older, becoming so attached to our possessions, our manner of living, that we resent God as a threat." Thus, he explained, we tend to put the wrong emphasis on things as, for example, in our fight on Communism. "Often, in this fight, we think of Communism as a threat to our material prosperity, our way of life, ?rather than as a force of evil." Summing cup, Woodbury defined sin as not only an act, but as a condition, a morally unhealthy climate in which a person lives and in which it becomes easy for him to commit a specific act of sin. He quoted the Catholic monk Thomas Merton; "To live a life of sin is to live in a world which centers about me rather than about God." LONDON — Major changes are planned in several English hospitals to keep up with an expected increase in births. Guest Speaker Sunday At Brown St. Baptist A Jennings, Mo. pastor, the Rev. Charles Moore, will be the guest speaker at the Brown Street Baptist Church Sunday School's teachers and officers banquet 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fellowship Hall. William Plummer, general superintendent of the Sunday School, said plans for the coining Sunday REVIVAL Hear ... EVANGELIST, BROTHER WILLIAM READ Ol Olney, Illinois Starting Monday, Sept. 10th Nightly 7:30 P.M. CHURCH OF CHRIST 87 HAHVEL COURT COTTAGE HILLS School attendance contest with the First Baptist Church of Collinsville will be discussed at the meeting. The Rev. Earl Jensen pastor of the Collinsville Church is the former pastor at Brown Street Church. The contest will be held in Ihe month of the October. In other church news, three women will attend the Pioneer Girls retreat for director at the Child Evangelism Camp in Peoria Friday and Saturday. Those attending include Miss Ethe Green, Mrs. Lee Belangee and Mrs. Freeman Rodgers. A weiner roast for the young people of the church will be held Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Aulubuugh on Seminary Road. The young people will meet first at the church at 5:45 p.m. undet the direction of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Scheffel. Presbyterians Mrs Bean Heads College Ave. Choir MRS. BEAN Jerseyville Methodists Set Promotion Mrs. Herschel Bean, the former Miss Marjorie Johnson has been employed as the nesv choir director of the College Avenue Presbyterian Church of Alton. Announcement of the new choir director was made by the Rev. Henry 0. Moore, church pastor. Originally from Rockford, Mrs. Bean attended Shurtleff College on a music scholarship and grad- uatel in 1955. She has lived in Springfield, Mo. for 8 years and taught music there for 7 of the 8 years. She is currently teaching music at Central Junior High School. Her husband is connected with the Mill and Elevator Department of Miller's Mutual Insurance Association of Alton. The first choir rehearsals under the new director will be held Sept. 19. The Westminster Choir will meet at 7 p.m. and the chapel choir at 8 p.m. Wood River JERSEYVILLE — The Willing Worker's Class of- the Methodist Church appointed members of the arrangement committee for a building fund campaign following a potluck dinner on the lawn at the home of Mrs. Sylvia Topping on Fairground Ave. this week. Mrs. Nancy Gustafson was named chairman of the committee by John Mauzy, chairman of the Building Fund Campaign. Other members of the Arrangement committee are Mrs. Susie Wade, Mrs. Norma Henneghan, Mrs. Bertha Lyons and Mrs. Caroline Vanausdbll. The class voted to pledge $3 a week to the building fund. Miss Dorothy ' Waddle expressed a "Thank You'- message to members of the class from Mrs. Myrtle Rowlings for favors received during her illness. Twenty - seven members were present and had as 'their guests Mrs. Topping's husband and Cleon Palmer. Following a brief discussion on finances the meeting adjourned with recitation of the Lord's Prayer in unison. Methodists at ShipmanPlan For WSCS SHIPMAN - The Womens Society of Christian Service of'the Shipman Methodist church discussed plans to attend a District WSCS meeting at Gillespie on Sept. 26. Rummage Sale Oct. 10 WOOD RIVER —The Ladies' Aid Society of St. Paul's Lutheran Church will sponsor a rummage sale at 513 Belle St., in Alton, Oct. 10. Clothing and other articles for sale may be brought to the church basement at Third and Beach no later than Oct. 8. Those unable to deliver the articles to the church may have them picked up by calling Mrs. Adolph Fuchs. Bunker Hill Baptist Sets Kindergarten The Berean Baptist Church of Bunker Hill will open classes of the Berean Christian Kindergarten Sept. 23, the Rev. Robert Humrickhouse, pastor, announced. An open house will be held the Friday prior to the start of school from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Rev. Humrickhouse said ihe classes will follow standard kindergarten practices which will provide adequate preparation for entering the first grade. The kindergarten is working closely with the public school in planning its wrricuhun. The Rev. Humrickhouse who is also superintendent of the kindergarten said registrations will continue to be accepted until the classes are full. U *Yji 3W at <Jllby JLlton, Illinois 10:45 Morning Worship and Church School. Series: "Great Turning Points in Contemporary Life." 11. "Ungathering The Storm" HUGH J. KENNEDY, Minister Christian Science Services First Church of Christ, Scientist 533 East Tenth St.—AH Are Welcome Sunday Service 11 A.M. Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting 8 P.M. Sunday School 11 A.M. Nursery Open During Each Service Reading Room, 100 East Broadway Open Daily Except Sunday & Holidays from 11 to 4:30 P.M. REVIVAL HEAR Evangelist DELMAR BLASE BEGINS SUNDAY, SEPT, 15th Services Nightly 7:30 P.M. First Assembly of God Church 20 Marvel Court Cottage Hills Rev. Maurice Burgund, Pastor. m

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