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PAGE SIX ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1963 SCROLL UNROLLED "O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord." Goldberg intones from one of the unrolled scrolls in the Torah, containing the words of Sacred Scripture. Milton Wiseman, 13, who attained his bar mitzvah in July, meaning he reached the age of responsibility and religious duty, is one of the assistants. PRAYER "There is none holy as the Lord . . . neither is there any rock like our God ..." Young Wiseman, who was allowed to help conduct the service, reads from the "Haftarah," one of the prayers in the Jewish New Year service. At the right, Kerstein sits with head bowed in meditation during the sacred moment. SYMBOLISM "... the voice of the Shofar has resounded through the habitations of Israel awakening high allegiance to God ..." Dr. Ed Davison prepares to blow the Shofar, or ram's horn, during the New Year service. Symbolic, the blowing the the Shofar is intended to herald the beginning of the world. Prayers are said by the congregation while the horn is sounded. Ritual Surrounds Jewish New Year SACRED SCRIPTURE "... let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob ..." With these words from Divine Revelation, Sam Goldberg, right, conducting Jewish New Year services at Alton's Temple Israel, brings the Torah to the front from the ark at rear. At the left is Meyer Kerstein, Temple president. Hillcrest Church Schedules Revival HiJlcrest Church of the Nazarene will sponsor a series of revival meetings, Sept. 19-29. The Rev. and Mrs. Boyce f, Pierce of Danville will be t h e workers. The Pierces have been traveling in this type of work for many years. Their other work was in the music department of their home church at Danville, and Rev. Pierce also with the Army •overseas. The Pierces play several instruments in the meetings. They will be joined by their daughter, Linda, of Nashville, Tenn., for the weekend. Linda is an expert on the bass viol and is a contralto soloist. The Rev. -M. Richard Jones, pastor, said meetings will start at 7:30 nightly. THE PIERCES Junior Church Continues At Carrollton CARROLLTON church with Mrs. — Junior Paul Hartwick and Mrs. Phillip Hobson as leaders is continuing in the Methodist church. Women at 12th St. to Meet Monday The United Presbyterian Women's Organization of the 12th Street Presbyterian Church will hold the first meeting of the fallj All members of the BYF of the season on Monday. Mrs. George | Baptist church will have a hay- ride and picnic Sunday and will meet at the church at 7:15 p.m. Baptists Set Baptism At East Alton Clark will have charge of presenting the program, "Fellowship of the Least Coin." Thirteen women of the church will represent countries which participate in the "least coin" program. All members of the organization are asked to bring along their least coin offeiings for the year and are encouraged to bring guests. Members and guests will be seated at the tables. A birthday party will follow with Mrs. James Reinhardt entertain with skits. will A baptismal service will be held at First General Baptist Church of East Alton Sunday night beginning at 7:30. First Baptist Church College and Johnson Streets Alton, Illinois ORRIN M. ANDERSON, Pastor 9:25 a.m Sunday Church School 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Message: "The Word and the World" 6:30 p.m. Baptist Youth Fellowship 7:30 p.m. Evening Worship Message: "Strength and Courage" Wednesday, Mid-Week Service, 7:15 p.m. Alr-Condltloned Nursery maintained during service. Ample Parkins for Everyone. Christian Science Church Services "MATTER" SUNDAY LESSON SERMON SUBJECT Branches of The Mother Church The J ; irsl Church of Christ, Scientist, In Boston FIRST: ALTON, 533 East Tenth St. Sunday 11 a.m — Sunday School 11 a.m. — Wed. 8 p.m. — Nursery — Reading Room, IOC East Broadway FIRST: ELSAH, ILL Sunday 11:15 am.—Sunday School 11:15 a.m.—Wed. 8 p.m. Reading Room at Church FIRST: WOOD RfVER, 217 North Ninth St. Sunday 11 a.m.—Sunday School 9:30 a.m.—Wed. 8 p.m. Reading Room at Church Rally Day Set Sunday At Jersey JERSEYVILLE — Rally Day will be marked Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church. Every pupil of the church school is asked to be in his class at 9:30 a.m. that day and parents are nvited to bring their children to Sunday School and remain in one of the four adult classes. The children of the Sunday school are to attend morning worship services at 10:45 a.m. and will sit by classes with their eachers. Promotion certificates l be presented, pins for at- endance will be marked; Bibles l be given to the third grades, and teachers and officers will >e commissioned. There will be in anthem by the choir and the ermon by the Rev. M. Edwards 3reed. The First Methodist Church has set a goal of 400 for its Raly Day attendance at church chool Sunday at 9:30 a.m. fol- owed by morning worship. The Methodist Youth Fellowship will je in charge of worship services at Waters Nursing Home at 2:30 ).m. Sunday. The evening service is being canceled to allow local people o attend the Christian Workers chool at Niedringhaus Methodist Church in Granite City. This school starts at 3 p.m. and here will also be evening classes at 7:30 each evening Monday hrough Wednesday. The Rev. Harold E. Lane, pastor of the First Baptist Church, has announced church and morning and evening wor- hip services will be conducted Sunday at the usual time. Area Presby Teachers To Get Tips Good teaching methods will oe demonstrated to Alton area Presbyterian church school teachers and youth advisers in a three-hour session Sunday at the Elm Street Presbyterian hurch. The Christian Education Workshop will use children from he area to demonstrate the caching methods from the nursery through the children in the sixth grade. The program is slated to get underway at 2 p.m. with a spe- ial class for parents (aught by Mrs. Joe Dana, wife of the Blackburn College Chaplain, rom 2:45 to 4. Her topic will deal with the use of the curricu- um in the home. The Telegraph sent a reporter and photographer to a Jewish New Year service in Alton to gain background and pictures for this article. Reporter Jim Kulp is a Catholic and photographer Robert Graul is a Methodist. The 42 Jewish families of Alton's Temple Israel this week began the Jewish New Year, joining Jews all over the world in observance of the High Holy Days. At sundown Wednesday the Year 5724 began for Jews, opening the most solemn season on the the Jewish calendar with 10 days of prayer and self-evalua- tion. At Temple Israel, located at 713 Washington Ave., a reformed congregation — as at other temples and synagogues everywhere, Rosh Hashanah was celebrated Wednesday. The holy days end next Friday with Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah means "head of the year," and signifies the birthday of the world. To a Christian, the services at Temple Israel somewhat resembled Lenten services conducted at Protestant and Catholic churches. Two lighted candles flanked a pulpit and two candelabra (electric bulbs) were on each side. Men of the congregation wore yalmalkah (skullcaps), since it is a mark of respect to have the head covered in Jewish temples. Women wore hats. Behind the pulpit was the ark a repository which contains the Torah on which is inscribed the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus. Leviticus, Deuteronomy and Numbers. Sam Goldberg, a social worker and director of the Jewish Community Centers Assn. in St. Louis, substituted for the Temple's rabbi, Robert P. Jacobs, also of St. Louis. All members of the congregation followed in The Union Prayer- book of Jewish Worship as Goldberg began the service. Prayer in Hebrew He opened with a prayer, recited in Hebrew, then followed with an English prayer. He then read another English prayer in which the congregation responded. Some prayers are recited in unison and at one point a member of the congregation chanted a long prayer in Hebrew. At mid-point in the service, Meyer Kirstein, the Temple president, stepped forward and made several announcements of coming events, both social and religious. This was followed by a sermon delivered by Goldberg. A short sermon, it was delivered quietly with no dramatic gestures or expressions. Goldberg simply asked the congregation if their presence was a superficial thing or one which would help them to be better individuals. "How often," he said, "is our God and our Jewish way of life called upon only in times of despair?" After the .sermon there were additional prayers, a closing hvmn and a final benediction. A more ceremonial service to mark Rosh Hnshanah, in which there WPIV readings from the Torah and the blowing of the Shofar, ir ram's horn, to herald the beginning «f 'he world, was hc:ld Thursday morning. Both services were so crowded that chairs wore placed in the aisles to accommodate the congregation. Kerstein said that always during these holy days, Jews celebrate the occasion with some kind of family observance. He and his wife, for example, had an open house Thursday afternoon at their home inviting all members of the congregation. Group Set for Conference Mehlville M e h 1 v i 11 e Congregational Church members will attend a five - day conference beginning Monday in Lema, Ohio, the Rev. Joseph Fast reported. The conference which he said is not widely known is the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference. The church added 23 new members last Sunday night, some by transfer letter and some by baptism. In other activities he said the church will hold its promotion Sunday for the Sunday School Sept. 29 in Rock Springs Park. The event will begin at 3 p.m. with supper at 5 and a program to follow, he said. SIU Center Of Religion Under Study A survey is being made to determine the feasibility of a fundraising campaign to erect a religious center at Edwardsville Campus of Southern Illinois. The survey is being made by a professional brought in by the recently - organized Edwardsville Campus Religious Council, Dr. H. Bruce Brubaker, assistant vice president of the university, said this week. The new religious council, head ed by the Rev. Dr. Walter Mehl of Edwardsville, consists of nine denominations, including Catholic. The center would be available for use by all member denominations. Ham Supper At Moro to Be Oct. 5 The annual ham supper at Moro Presbyterian Church is set for 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Members of the arrangements committee are Mr. and Mrs. J. Earl Wood, Mr. and Mrs. John Manns Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. William Dorsey. 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 SKRMON: "One Soul's Epic" Dr. Cortley Burroughs Worship Services are held In the Educational Building THE CHURCH SCHOOL—U:30 and 10:45 A.M. WESTMINSTER CHOIR REHEARSAL—5:30 P.M. JR. & SR. HIGH WESTMINSTER FELLOWSHIP 6:30 P.M. 81st Alton Baptist Association Meeting at Cherry St. Church Miss Olive E. Jones, are- tired American Baptist missionary to India will speak Thursday at the 81st Annual meeting of the Alton Baptist Association at Cherry Street Baptist Church. Representatives from 23 member churches will attend the one- day conclave. Miss Jones will address an afternoon and an evening meeting. She returned to the United States in late 1958 to retire at her home in Minerva, N.Y., after serving as a missionary to India for the Women's American Baptist Foreign Mission Society since 1919. Registration for the conference will begin at 9 a.m. and the first meeting gets underway at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. W. Freeman Privett will welcome the group. Business Session Also included in the morning meeting will be a business session, departmental reports, institutional reports on Hudelson Home and Shurtleff Baptist Foundation, and the annual ser- Godfrey First Methodist To Hear Guest Speaker The Rev. Dr. Wesley H. Hagar, pastor of Grace Methodist Church at St. Louis, will speak at First Methodist Church, Godfrey, Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Hagar was president of the Metropolitan Church Federation of Greater St. Louis in 1954, the Rev. Harmon Dycus, pastor of the Godfrey church, said. He holds a doctor's degree from Hamline University and prior to coming to St. Louis served churches at Mt. Vernon, N. Y., Brooklyn, N.Y., and Minneapolis, Minn. Dr. and Mrs. Hagar made a world tour in 1956. 12th Street Fellowship Plans Party The senior high fellowship of Alton's 12th Street Presbyterian Church has elected officers and planned a hayride and Halloween party next month. Officers elected were Jackie Churchill, president; D w i g h t Duke, vice president; Marilyn Schwartz, secretary; and Victor Schwartz, treasurer. Presbyterian Dedication Set at Hardin A new communion table runner :md a set of new Presbyterian liynin books will be dedicated at the 9 a.m. service Sunday at iardin Presbyterian Church. The communion table runner will be dedicated to the memory of the late Joseph Anderson. It was contributed by his family. The hymn books will be dedicated to the memory of the late S. C. Holloway, father of Jack Holloway, and the late S. C. Austin, father of Mrs. Holloway. BEV. DR. WESLEY H. IIAGAB mon will be given by the Rev. Orrin M. Anderson, pastor of First Baptist Church. A break for a sack lunch in the host church will be followed by a short service with singing and prayer led by the Rev. Morris Hamlin of East St. Louis. A session on "How We Minister" will follow. At 2 p.m. a business session will follow in which officers will be elected and committee reports given. j At 3:15 p.m. the group will split up for panel discussions on issues of today. Banquets will be held at 6:15 p.m. with one for the women at Evangelical Church, 8th and Henry Streets, and one for the men at Twelfth Street Presbyterian Church. The youth banquet will be at Cherry Street Baptist Church. To Lead With Song A song led by Herbert Peel Jr., will lead off an 8 p.m. meeting at which new officers will be introduced and Miss Jones will deliver a message. Scripture, prayer and singing also will be part of the evening gathering. Churches represented at the meeting of the association which is affiliated with American Baptist Convention are: Cherry Street Baptist, First Baptist, Main Street Baptist, Twing Memorial Baptist, Upper Alton Baptist and Union Baptist, all of Alton; churches from Belleville, Cottage Hills, East Alton, East St. Louis, Edwardsville, Freeburg, Godfrey, Greenville, Hartford, Highland, Hillsboro, Marissa, Rosewood Heights, Staunton, Trenton and Wood River. Greenfield Classes Plan Joint Meeting GREENFIELD — Arrangements have been completed for a joint! meeting of the Dorcas and Mary j Martha Mission Circles of First Baptist Church Monday, 7:30 p.m. in the social rooms of the I church annex. Mrs. Herschel Fritz of Jerseyville, missionary interpreter of the West Central Baptist Association, will be the principal speaker. Members of the night group, the Dorcas circle, will be hostesses during the social hour following the program. Mrs. William D. Pembrook is president of the Dorcas Circle and Mrs. Lynn Kinser is president of the Mary Martha Circle. Rev. Cole Guest Speaker At Monticello Vespers The Very Rev. Ned Cole, Dean Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis, will be the guest speaker at the Monticello College vesper services this Sunday, 7 p.m. Each month Monticello College invites a guest speaker from a different denomination to conduct these Sunday evening services for students and guests, These services are open to the public and the public is cordially invited to attend any or all of the services presented during the year. These services are of non-denominational nature, and their contents should be of value to members of any faith. All Monticello vesper services are held in the Monticello College Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel and they begin at 7 p.m. angelical CHURCH Eighth and Henry Streets CHARLES L. STEVENS, Pastpr CHURCH SCHOOL 8 A.M. MORNING WORSHIP 8 and 10 A.M. Sermon: "The Depths of Prayer" 10:30 to 11 Broadcast Ovet WOKZ Nursery Service tor Church SchooJ and Church EVERYONE WELCOME, Guest Pastor Sunday at Union Baptist The Rev. I. H, Harden, pastor of St. Martha's Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago, will be the guest speaker Sunday evening, 7:30 at Union Baptist Church, 7th and George streets, the pastor, Rev. John C. Oliver announced. The Rev. Harden is on a two week's vacation, and is visiting with his daughter, Mrs. Ruth Harden, who is a member of Union Baptist Church. The Rev. Harden and Oliver returned recently from Cleveland, Ohio, where the 83rd annual session of the National Baptist Convention met the earlier part of September. CHERRY STREET BAPTIST CHURCH Sixth and Cherry Street! W. FREEMAN PRIVETT, Minister 9:00 A.M. CHURCH SCHOOL 10:10 A.M. WORSHIP Message—"FORGETTING GOD" 6:30 P.M. YOUTH FELLOWSHIPS 7:30 P.M. WORSHIP Message—"THE MYSTERY OF THINGS" This Friendly Church Invites You LUTHERAN of the Greater Alton Area Welcome You To Worship Tomorrow We Sponsor Dlal-A-Prayer 462-6668 Radio KFUO—"The Goipel Voice"—850 k.o. "This It The life"—Sunday* 9:30 a.m., Ch. 5 "The Lutheran Hour"—Sunday* 2:30 p.m., KFUO 7a.m. KWKI380 10:15 p.m.KSD 550 For information on the nearest Lutheran Church call 465-3833 ov write 517 Marsh St., Alton, 111.