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A«8 Alton Evening Telegraph Saturday, Sept. 9, 1972 Theology, ecology combined in man's ordination By !,. ALLEN KLOfE telegraph Staff WrtH>r A young man from Alton, Who wanted to devote himself to a life's work in both theology nnd ecology, found that the twp can be combined, and was ordained into flic ministry of (he United Church of Christ last Sunday. H o w c v e r, Davirt T,. Ostendorf. 25, will not step into a parish pastorship, but will continue studies at Die University of Michigan, where he wll work toward a masters degree in environmental education. Raised in an active lay family where an abiding faith was nurtured, the Rev. Osfendorf felt (ho importance of Christian fellowship, but noticed most of his religious experiences look place elsewhere —communing with (.od as he roamed free in (lie woods and fields. "This dual development has determined mv life's direc- tion, which is taking a theological and ethical perspective of environmental problems, and man's misuse, of the ecological system." the Rev. Ostendorf said. People have to be educated lo what is happening to the ecology, and why. and they will have lo be given new di re c t i o n s , based on ecologically sound principles 'if life, he said. This educational process, Following his ordination at the Evangelical United v , f Church of Christ in Godfrey last Sunday, the Rev. NeW 7?ll?llSt6r Davkl L - Ostendorf spoke briefly to the congregation that had witnessed the ceremony, and had presented ^nPnlr^ Ollf '" m '" s c ' er " :a ' rone - The new minister is the first I one from the Evangelical congregation in its 123- year history. Miss Jean Tanquary education director at Twelfth Street duties as c;;: •:-;•.:-:• '\ Chr:-.r^ Educaror. •-:. TV.-:- '':'' >•'.:. ~ ni-.'.r on Oct i. Miss 7anr;'j-!'y is of Minne-'!.'.s Mv:i ;.• .:; ;:ciu.' '.• of the Uni i .er?: ; y oi M'.'i- neso'.a. She also hoicls •> masters ciearw in Chns.i:.:r> Education in id a iiM-hi-iur ./ divinity df."..Tf?i. !n-tn Me Cormick T h <• o ! <• ,: i r .- 1 Seminary in '?:!<.•;•/-':>. She has .-.or. .••; a- (:.:x . • r of Chn.sujii KUia^'Lon H, Albuquerque, N.M.; Storp; Lake. Iowa; Washington, D.I.'.: Danville. 111.; and m:>st, r e c e n t 1 y at Second P r e s Ij y t e r i a n Church, I51nrirn:nuion. Her v.-ork at Twelfth Street v.i!l cover all areas of Christian Education, cnildivn, j i.uth and adults. Special emphasis will be on leaoVr- hhip training and program development. Miss Tanquary is also ;iii accomplished musician and \ lola player. Sonofest The Son> til .loy and Spa H >•!' !'!:n >:s will be teatus^r! StiiKk-.y at a (Jospel soncfe-;' a: St. I'au'V HapiiM Chur. :i lY'ii! and Cold. Al'un The pri -Tain \\ ill be'jin a' '•', :;ti p m. and \\ill al.su foa'.ure '_T:IU;>-- inun Al'.un. which must begin very soon, cannot be viable without input from the church and frorn the theological discipline, he added. The Hev. Ostendorf's belief that the church must bring the ecological message to the people is so strong that his ordination service dealt mainly with this principle. The sermon by the Rev. Thomas Bent/,. associate editor of (he United Church Herald, was entitled "An Earthly Tapestry," and two readings on peoples' relation to earth and God were entitled "Ecology and Politics" and "Changing Concepts of Nature." While in college, the Rev. Ostendorf didn't pass up any chance to work in his chosen field. In New York, he worked with the Planned Parenthood- World Population national office while on the staff of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. There he edited a newsletter directed to colleges and universities conr»rning sex education, population education and contraceptive devices, all of which ere directly connected to the ecological problem of overpopulating the earth. Again in New York, hut this time with the National Council of Churches, the Rev. Ostendorf did investigation of the environmental practices of United States corporations, and complicity of churches in defense industries. There he found that many industries are polluting air and water, and that many churches have stock holdings in industries geared mainly to making weapons for national defense. Many of these churches, he said, had taken stands against the Vietnam war, but at the same time were accepting dividends from the industries making various products for the war effort. "The church and I must help people realize ecology is not a matter of only clean air and water. It's a political matter, and a matter of changing life styles and attitudes," the Rev. Ostendorf said. Some people have resigned themselves to living in smaller homes to help the ecology, but at the sarn° time they have two or three automobiles in the driveway, he pointed out. "People don't really know what ecology means, or that we can have a no-growth economy, but maintain our life style." he said. "We have to become involved in the basic changes society will have to undergo to survive this century," the new minister said. Nixon 6 cold shouldering 9 Protestants, magazine says By (iEORGE W. CORNELL their interdenominational AP Religion Writer cooperative organizations, chuRch MISS JEAN TAN QUAKY METROPOLITAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH tith & MAKKET AI.IUN Mmday School — fl:;io A.M. .Morning Uorship — 10:lu A.M. "Telling Hun Kike He Is" By Kc v. Beck CRUSADE for CHRIST STARTS SEPTEMBER 10 NIGHTLY 7:30 EVANGELIST-"RAMA" Rama Bebfra, a former Hindu, lias louuil (hrUt a, .Savior and Lord. He. has been lillexl wilh the Holy Spirit and has been uon- . HwiflUMJ—Fat-tor deriuily luted with the Charismatic GilU ol the Hui.i sl'lKM COTTAGE HILLS ASSEMBLY OF GOD "Come ... and bimg you/ friends." have been sharply critical of NEW YORK (AP) — AH in- , he terdenominational periodical administration's con- 1)K. CARL MITCHELL The first pastor of St. Haul's United Methodist Church in Rosewood Heights will return to Uiat church Sunday to speak at the 1 p.m. hoiv.e- coniing services. Dr. Carl D. Mitchell \vr>h pastor of St. Paul's 'iO years uyo. R cad Telegraph Want Ads Doily! charges that President Nixon has been "cold-shouldering the leadership" of the country's main line Protestant churches. T h e issue has been smouldering among church officials for months, several of whom have been rebuffed in efforts to confer with the President. Only recently, however, have they protested openly. The latest complaint came in the September, issue of Tempo Newsletter, monthly publication of the National Council of Churches, including most of the nation's major Protestant and Eastern Orthodox bodies. It says previous presidents met readily and frequently with church leaders on public matters involving moral concerns, but that Nixon generajly lias refused to see them, despite recurrent requests. Declaring that "a kind of heavy curtain of silence" has been lowered each time a delegation of ecumenical leaders sought a "give-and- take meeting" with him, the publication adds: ''Save for one or two early occasions when ecumenical leaders were asked to preach at White House services of worship, the President has permitted himself to have little or no contact with them." The complaint came in the wake of similar objections by several individual church leaders, who have tried unsuccessfully to see the President to present their churches' views on the Vietnam war. M a n y of the major denomination, as well as Service change o St. John's United Church of Christ. Wood River, will resume the fall and winter schedule of worship services Sunday, with Church School at !) a.m. and the service of worship at 10:10 a.m. The annual meeting of the H i t z Memorial Home Auxiliary is slated lor Monday, in Salem United Church of Christ. Alhambra, with registration at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon, and a 1 p.m. business session and program featuring the Hev. Robert T o r m o h 1 e n , home administrator, a s principal speaker. Bylaws will be adopted and officers for the coming year will be elected. tinuation of the war. At National Baptist Convention Negroes urged to stress assets FT. WORTH, Texas — "We. as a people possess colnr, character and ability. We should concentrate on ' *hj latter two," Dr. Joseph H. Jackson said last week in l:is annual address to the 92-id National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc., here in the Tarrant County Convention Center. "The next forward step in racial development a'id progress will not be made l?v our white friends for the'r Negro neighbors, but will b« made. by Negroes for themselves. And this step depends not on what Negroes can force others to give or to Jo for them, but on what Negroes in the light of new opportunities will do for themselves and for the social order in which they live." Dr. Jackson, president, addressed his remarks to 20,000 delegates representing 30,000 Baptist churches with a membership totalling 0.3 million, the largest Negro organization in the Unired States. "We fought a long and " bitter civil rights struggle to become first class American citizens and now we al'ow some of our leaders to direcv Store Hours: Mon. thru Sat. 9 a.m. to 0 p.m. Sunday i) a.m. to 7 p.m. ZSKE PHARMACY 627 r.. Airline Drive WOOI) HEIGHTS Dliil WJ-'2Jt>3 BUCKMASTER LANE CHURCH of CHRIST ••PRLACHING CHRIST AND CHRISTIANITY" Bililc .Study 10 am Morning Worship 11 am E. J. Allen,MinUter In Charge Lutherans: This man has ideas for you Miles R. Brueckner P.O. Box ' lb Anon !li. 0200-: 618462-2514 Aid Association (or Lutherans Appleton,Wisconsin Fraternalile Insurance •' * us in paths of revenge, advocating segregation, restructuring of our government and political separatism. "There has developed in America a movement which I call the cult of revenge. Its primary philosophy is that the nation cannot do enough good to wipe out the sins cr.m- mitted against our forefathers. The cult's purpose is to punish those whose ancestors once held our race in chains. Out of this cult sprang the idea of reparations. "Persons who join the en 1 *, of revenge are on the sido o f those who preach destruction of the ent're nation and they have led us into a new form of racial segregation. We were told we had a new power which was called 'Black Power' and some among us inferred that with black power went black supremacy. ''Many advocate black supremacy so they are no longer dependent upon white people but some of these same leaders are accepting support from white persons or groups without making public to their own people this back- stage action. "This new idea of segregation is based on rhe notion that the establishment called the United States of America is too ^corrupt to be saved and is* 1 too much committed to racism to lie cured or healed. It advocates little or no fellowship between black and white, an emotional interpretation of a life situation that cannot b^ justified in any scientif'c approach to human society. If segregation is wrong according to principle it c<>n bring deliverance to no race. I f Negro segregationists- continue their rebellious trend the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People should bring them '.o trial for sins against the Constitution. "The law is now on our side and at this time the majority of our people are opposed to segregation because it is morally wrong, economically unfair and culturally unsound Now with the ballot in our hands we can help write parly strategy." Dr. Jackson said some «f the leaders of his own people from Chicago who are actively engaged in national politics did not even vote in the Democratic primary in Chicago. Negroes must beware of this type of leadership and seriously question those who support racial segregation and ra'iic'l separatism, he said. "It is folly to try to k e e p clean by withholding ourselves from any contact wttn so-called 'dirty polities'. If we are clean, 'dirty polities' need our cleaning influence. If we are pure, corrupt politics need our purity. Jackson urged the Baptist delegates to be concerned about economics and set an example for the Negro community to become part of the business life of the nation. Homecoming c? A homecoming for past and current church members is planned Sunday at SI. Paul's United Methodist Church in Kosewood Heights. The church extends a public invitation to members, past members and friends of the church during its 10-year history to attend the informal festivities Sunday. "The Bible Is tha Word of God: Inspired - Inerrant - Infallible "Worship Where Christ Is Real" WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 212 East Elm Street, Alton Bible School 9:30 Morning Worship 10:40 Gospel Service 7:00 LIKE IT IS EDUCATION In the time to come—"For they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, salth the LORD" (Jer.31:34)l How else may we know a holy God except through the forgiveness of sins? Do you know Him? UNITARIAN THIRD AT ALBY Worship • Sunday School • Nursery • 10:45 A.M. JOSEPH A. RUSSO "Opening Words" the episcopal pAwsh of ateon.rtljnois TRirnty OiApet VOISUt stpauft chinch K> ease timd street 8:00 A.M.—Morning Prayer The Rev. Roger .1. White, Rector 9:30 A.M.—Parish Eucharist TWELFTH STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 501 Ksist 12th St., Alton Rev. W. Russell Shaw Church School—10:00 a.m. Worship—10:00 a.m. (Nursery Provided) SERMON: "The Rock the Church Stands On" First Baptist Church College and Johnson Street, Alton, Illinois ORRIN M. ANDERSON, Pastor 9:00 a.m. — Sunday Church School 10:00 a.m. — Morning Worship Sermon: "The Assay Office" Nursery Provided FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Corner of Fourth and Alby Streets, Alton, Illinois Cortley Hugh Burroughs, Lawrence Jackman, Pastors Family Worship — 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Sermon: "A Christian Thought" By Rev. Cortley Burroughs Nursery Provided ALTON'S FIRST ASSEMBLY IDWARDS STREET ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH Collage Avtnu* Idwordt Strot Brown Street •roadway Junes Kofahl 9:30 AM—Bible Lesson _ Auditorium Study of Romans 13 "The Christian and the E&tablUhnient" • Sunday Morning 10:30 am "What's Wrong with Wrong?" • Evangelistic Rally 7:00 tun Pastor Kofahl Speaking • Family Night Wednesday 7:00 I'm MAtN STREET UNiTED METHODiST CHURCH 1400 Main St. Alton Ministers: Ira L. Thetford. Phillip Moulden • Church School—9:30 a.m. • Morning Worship — 8:30 and 10:40 a.m. Sermon: "Prophecy and Politics" • Evening Service — 7:00 P.M. REVIVAL EVANGELISTS: "The King's Daughters" of Evaniville, tnd. 7 P.M. NIGHTLY MON, SEPT. 11 thru SUN., SEPT. WORDEN ASSEMBLY OF GOD Saudbacb & Botterman Wordeu, Illinois DONALD WAGNER, PASTOR "Gospel Concert Each Evening" BETHALTO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2-1G E, Shrrman Karl Wright minister 9:00 — Church School 10:00 — Morning Worship 0:00 — Evening Fellowships Nursery Cure Available REVIVAL CONTINUES 7:30 p.m. Tonight 9:30 a.m—7:30 p.m. Sunday Dynamic Evangelist LEW GODFREY from JMcKoesport, Pa. Prayer for the Sick FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 107 W. I'Xvctto Bunker Hill Alfred Allen. I'nstor THANK GOD, IT'S WEDNESDAY. Every Wednesday around the world, Christian Scientists get together in thanks to God. We sing of the joy of life at one with God, and the freedom such oneness brings. Then many of us stand up and tell how an understanding of God and man ' brings freedom and heals problems like disease, human relationships, and finding a job. Won't you join with us this Wednesday? Christian Science (Ihurch Services Subject fjunuuy: "SUBSTANCE" ALTON, 533 i. Tenth St. Church Service and Sunday School — 10 a.m. Nursery provided. Wednesday Testimony Meeting, 8 p.m. Reading Room, 100 E.. Broadway 11 turn, to 4:30 p.m. Daily. ILSAH Church Service and Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Nursery provided. Testimony Meeting Wednesday 8:UO p m Reading Room at 35 LuSuile St. open daily 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 2:UO to 4-00 pan.