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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 9

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, September 9, 1972
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By Lester KinsolvinA The two top leaders of the Republican National Convention, Kansas Senator Robert Dole and Michigan Gerald Ford, told this writer during exclusive interviews that they definitely favor legalizing abortion in such cases as the atrocity reported by the Associated Press this Summer in Chicago. One of eight children of a mother living on welfare was raped on a school playground. She was impregnated. She is 11 years old. (Fortunately an abortion referral service was able to provide the funds to get the girl to New York, whor e the abortion law is not so barbaric as to require this child to come to full term pregnancy, as is the case under Illinois law.) Despite the expressed conviction of both Dole and Ford (as well as Julie Nixon Eisenhower and Tricia Nixon Cox) that abortion should not be invariably illegal, the GOP Convention pointedly ignored this compelling moral issue. Its Platform (resolutions) Committee relegated this, one of the most controversial of all religious issues, to a subcommittee, whose members were apparently bound and determined "not to embarrass the President," (who has repeatedly opposed abortion law liberalization during the past year.) They disregarded testimony from women's groups, religious denominations and • California Congressman Paul McCloskey, among others. M c 01 o s k y, when asked whether he thought that the issue could even be discussed on the convention floor, replied: "It depends on whether there are any common delegates with any guts " Congressman F o r d , as permanent chairman of the convention, told this writer that a pro-abortion amendment to the platform would definitely not be arbitrarily quashed from the chair by non-recognition of the proposer. But no such amendment was even offered. Instead of dealing with such cases as the atrocity of rape on a school playground, the platform committee came up with a stirring defense of a child's right to pray voluntarily. In delving into this other red hot religious issue, the committee resolved: "Voluntary prayer (does this mean silent or verbal — and led by whom?) should be freely permitted in public places (undefined) — particularly by school children while attending public schools (in class? Before class? After class? During recess? In the Singer of "new sounds" Don Todd, youth director for Revival Fires of Joplin, Mo. will sing and play modern gospel music at First Christian Church in Bethalto at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 15. Todd appears weekly on the Revival Fires TV program. He will be accompanied on tape by the Bart. Allan Orchestra and The New Direction Singers. With Ills 12-titring guitar, he will also conduct a sing-a-long. Worden church observing 133rd anniversary Sunday WORDEN - The New Hope Baptist Church will celebrate Its 133rd anniversary on Sunday The church congregation, which has grown to a total of 269, is now holding services In a new building built by the members. The Commanders Quartet from Alton will provide a program of gospel music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Ralph Corwin is pastor and Steve Stanford, son of the Rev. Keith Stanford, pastor of First Baptist Church of Bethalto, is minister of music. CHURCH OP CHRIST 3403 FRANOB ALTON Sunday Meetings 9:30 a.m. A 6:30 p.m. For Information Phono 250-3244 462-8137 Brown Street Baptist Church 3126 Brown Street G.A.B.B.C. (Where Everybody I* Somebody and Christ Is Lord) Welcomes You to These Services SUNDAY — Echoes of Grace • WOKZ Radio .. 8:30 A.M. Sunday School 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship 10:30 A.M. Training Union 6:00 P.M. Evangelistic Service 7:00 P.M. WEPNESDAY — Bible Study 7:00 P.M. MID-DAY MEDITATIONS—WOKZ DAILY—1«: 15 FJU. Thomas M. Burke, Pastor Worth Side Assembly of God 4836 N. Alby, Godfrey, 111. SUNDAY— 9:30 A.M. Sunday School 10:45 A.M. Morning Service 7:00 P.M. Evening Service WEDNESDAY 7:30 P.M. Prayer and Bible Study Christ Ambassadors (Youth) DAY OK NIGHT DLAL-A-DEVOTION 466-6217 Rev. I. T. Beard, Vaitor Missionary to Latin Secretary £;/ m street Presbyterian * ' Mrs. Ruth Leneacher has «/ locker room, cafeteria or athletic field?) provided that slich prayers are not prepared or prescribed by the state — and that no person's participation is coerced." Resolutions Committee Chairman John Rhodes of Arizona, when asked during a press conference to provide some explanation as to the specific meaning and intent of this puzzling plank, replied irritably that he would discuss it after the press conference was over. At that tme he explained: "If you try to be too specific, you run into all kinds of problems!" When pressed for at least one specific he replied: "yes, well we should allow atheists to officiate," at such services — although he appeared discomfited when asked if he thought that Satanists should be allowed to lead the prayer sessions. However, he was no clearer about the specific meaning and purposes of this preposterous plank than were 12 other members of the committee, as well as two Ph.D.s on the committee staff. Yet this, as part of a 78-page Republican Pfotform, was adopted by the convention without dissent, and after just twenty minutes of debate. Commented Congressman McCloskey: "This is not a convention at all. It is a carefully staged scenario written in the While House." Brighton pastor ivill be installed A special service Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. will install Dr. E. H. Bassler as the new pastor of the St. John's United Church of Christ in Brighton. Dr. Bassler's son-in-law, the Rev. Robert Baur of St. Louis, will deliver the message; and the Rev. Robert Tormohlen of Alhambra and Paul Winters of Brighton will participate in the liturgy. Lay mission BUNKER HILL - The Bunker Hill United Methodist Church will hold a Lay Witness Mission on September 15-16-17. This is a weekend exp e r i e n c e for a church designed so laymen can speak to laymen about the reality of Christ in their daily lives. Charles Bader, Louisville, Ky., will be the coordinator of the visiting team of men, women and youth who will come to share their faith in Christ. Revival A revival will be held Sept. 11 through Sept. 20 in the First Southern Baptist Church of Cottage Hills. Guest evangelist for the services, which start at 7:30 p.m. each day, will be the Rev. Howard Opperman, pastor of the First Southern Baptist Church of Brighton. - The Rev. Rudolph Noll, pastor of the Cottage Hills church, said a nursery will be provided for children during the duily revival services. America will speak at Brighton church BRIGHTON - The Rev. Al Ranalli, who has recently returned from Ecuador, will speak at the missionary weekend planned by St. Paul United Methodist Church of Brighton and the Mt. Pleasant, Methodist Church, Piasa, Sept. 15,16 and 17. Mr. Ranalli has recently returned with his family from the hot, humid port city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, where he completed his first missionary term of service with the REV. AL RANALLI Oriental Missionary Society. He will report some of the effective strategies used today in missionary work. He Is a graduate of Asbury College and Seminary in Wilmore, Ky. Pastor of a church in the United States prior to applying for missionary service, the Ranalli family hope to return to Ecuador after a year's furlough, but extreme political groups there a>-e striving and scheming for a closed country which will, eliminate missionary and democratic activity. On Friday evening Mr. Ranalli will speak at liu: Piasa Church at 7:30. Saturday morning at 10 a.m. he will speak to the youth at the Brighton Church an'l again in the evening at 7-30 p.m. Sunday morning he will occupy the pulpit during morning worship at Brighton Methodist and at the Piasa morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. On Sunday evening a joint potluck of the congregations is planned at the Brighton church at 6 p.m., followed by the closing meeting at 7 p.m. These meetings are open to everyone in the community. Sacred concert The male quartet of the Back to the Bible Broadcast will present a sacred concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, at the Brown Street Baptist Church, 3125 Brown St., Alton. The quartet is heard regularly on Back to the Bible's daily broadcast. This interdenominational program, which is produced in Lincoln, Nebraska, is heard on more than 600 radio stations around the world, including KSTL, St. Louis, at 9 a.m. Saturdays. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 600 Henry Street, Alton ROBERT CHATFIELD KEMPER, Pastor 9:30 a.m.—Church School 10:15 11.111. — Prayer Time 10:45 a.m.—Service of Worship Sermon: "Meet the Master" Worship With Us Hillcresl (Ihurch of the Nazarene 8316 Hillcrost Rev. Kenneth L. Owens, Pa«tor 9:30 A.M.—Church School «:15 P.M.—Family Hour 10:30 A.M.—Morning Worship 7:00 P.M.—l£vangelisllc Service 7:00 I'.M.—Wednesday Prayer Meeting THESE TIMES . . . . . . GOO IS ABLE Mrs. Ruth Lengacher has assumed duties as secretary of St. John's United Church of Christ, Wood River, the vacancy created 1 resignation of Mrs. filling the Joyce Obertniller who had served the church seven years. The office will be opbn on a regular schedule of S a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. A member of the chu ch 19 years, and a life-long resident of Wood River, Mrs. Lengacher resigned her position as superintend the church school after years of service, and re to her former job as Alton Evening Telegraph Saturday, Sept. 9, itf<2 A*i) to launch junior church :nt of eight urned hurch secretary, after an absence of 14 years. Elm Street Presbyterian Church, 101 West Elm Street, Alton is introducing an added service with the opening of it's junior church to begin Sunday, at 10:45 a.m. ministering to children between the ages of three and 11. Nursery care will continue to be provided during the second morning worship hour, also scheduled for 10:45, for infants to age three. Emphasis of study for the Junior church will be the Bible, Je?us in our lives, Salvation and What It Means to Be a True Christian and a Child's prayer Life. The children will help take part in conducting their own worship service. There will also be story time, use of film strips and special music and some craftwork is planned. The church bus will call for any child In need of transportation and return them to their home following the service. Rev. Owens, Nazarene pastor, is leaving Alton After five years as pastor at Alton Hillcrest Church of the Nazarenc, the Rev. Kenneth L. Owens has accepted a call to Woodwarl, Okla. While he was in Alton the following was achieved: A new education building v;>s dedicated and new furniture was purchased for th" building, two parking lots were created and landscaping and bulldozing has enhancvM the appearance of the property. A new roof, gutters and )'it> remodeling of the sanctuary has given a new look to t^o congregation's older buildine;. The second mortgage wa<: liquidated and the \n- debtedness reduced. Also the church has raised between $40, and $50,000 each of these years and the church facfs the future with hopes of expanding. New attendance records have been set both in Chu r ch and Sunday School. The Rev. Owens came to Alton from Rantoul Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Gk-nn Pace, retired minister w'll serve until a new pastor has been secured. This is not expected to be more than a few weeks. Alton Baptist Council to hear local historian Elmer Hart, historian and former mayor of Hartford, will speak on the topic: "The Explorers, Lewis and Clark" at a dinner meeting of the Alton Baptist Council at the First Baptist Church of Wood River Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Hart is from the Hartford Baptist Church. A council official said delegates to the council should bring articles for the House of Hope. Revival evangelists "The King's Daughters," Dee Lynn and Gay Church of Evansville, Ind., will be the evangelists in revival services Monday through Sept. 34 at the'Worden Assembly of God Church. Services will be held each day at 7 p.m. The dtio will offer a gospel concert each evening, in addition to preaching the ministry.The revival is open to <he public. GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH E. 7th at Henry — Alton Sunday Services Church School 9:30 Worship Service 10:30 "Lovo Can Fill Your Day" Methodist Youth 6:30 Choir Rehearsal Thurs. 7 p.m. Wilbur O. Relnhardt, Pastor ZEON LUTHERAN CHURCH Hiway 140 — Bethalto, I1L 8:00 a.m. Worship Service 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 7:00 p.m. Worship Service Our church Is fit to be tried ALTON BIBLE and BOOK STORE 2808 E. Broadway, Alton, III.—Dial 462-6855 Purchased during month Free Name Imprinting Of Your [CHRISTMAS CARDS Clifton Baptist Church Sunday Sr-hool . . Morning Service . Eveninp Service . ; Wodiirxduy Niphi , ... .9:30 L ... 10:40 I Emmeu W. Cox .... 7:00 I Pastor ... . 7:00 3014 W. Clifton Baptist Highway Godfrey, ni. FIRST B4PTIST CHURCH I of ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS 50 Rosewood Drive East Alton CLARENJOE W. PATTON, PASTOR " Sunday School . 9:80 a.m. B.Y.F 6:00 p.m. Sunday Kvenlng 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study ... 7:00 p.m. Worship 10:150 u.m. Sermon: "Tuste and Sqo" Bethany Baptist Church 4712 North Alby Road Godfrey, Illinois 62035 Telephone 018/486-1573 Sunday School 9:30 am Church Training 6:30 pm Morning Worship 10:35 am Evening Worship 7:30 pm Wednesday 7:00 pm Prayer Time Norman L. Jameson, Piistor Melvyn Jolly, Minister of .Music A GOING CHURCH FOR A COMING SAVIOUR Bethel Free Will Baptist Church Sinclair &; High St. — South Koxiuia Extended Ministry to the Dc*€it' Bus Ministry — Chililren's Church l|>unday School 9:45 a.m. (vlorning Worship ... 10:45 a.m. Jr. Church 10:45 a.m. |Sunday Evening 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 7:30 p.m. — I'hono U51-973T — Kev. Jim Walker, Pastor Evangeli cal 1212 GODF REY BEUTLINE GODFREY. ILLINOIS REV. WALTER H. KREBS, PASTOR REV. GEORGE W. HURTER. MIN. of ED. CHURCH SCHOOL -9 AM MORNING WORSHIP -8:00 & 1 000 A.M. SKKMON: "Tile Journey Into l-'aith" Nursery at 10 a.m. and Church School 10:0(1 to 11:00 Uniaiicast (>vi-r UOK/. ALTON FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH 8th and Heury Streets, Alton Howard ''Todd" Taylor, Pastor "The Difference Is Worth The Distance" SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Spiritual Growth Hour 10:15 o.m. Morning Worship 5:30 p.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m. Evening Service WEDNESDAY 6:15 pan. Youth Choir Rehearsal 7:00 pan. Prayer Meeting 7:45 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal * Fully Equipped, professionally supervised nursery * Parking facilities * Outstanding program of music and youth activities * Christian fellowship where everybody i» koiutibody. The Church With The Great Sunday Night Service" AIR-CONDITIONED FOR YOUR COMFORT SPRING STREET ASSEMBLY of GOD Sunday Sc Bible Stu 6th & Spring, Alton ool 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 am. "Who Is This Je*u&?" Evangelist c Service 7:00 p.m. "Tt« Holy Spirit and thu Church" y, Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Young Life, Wednesday .... 7:30 p.m. "Preach For The ng Christ Whole Man" Roy G. Bennett Bruce Hard! Akililunt Pastor CALVARY BAPTIST (SOUTHERN) 1423 WASHINGTON AVK.. ALTON l.arry Jameson Ed Cluybrook Kayford Raby Mln. of Ed. & Youth I'ustor Mia. of Music • Sunday Sthoo) .............. 9:30 a-m. • Children's Church .......... 10:40 a.m. • Mummy Worship .......... 10:40 Kev. Fred 1'eek, Speaker • Christian Training I'uiui: ... B:80 p.m. • Evening Worship ............ 1 :SO p.m. Kcv. I,arry Jameson, Speaker • Wi 'L, Family Night Aetivities ti:00 p.m. • Wednesday, fra> er Service .. 7:45 "MOTHERS-DAY-OUT" PROGRAM Thursday, Sept. 14, 9 am-3 pm Make Reservations by Wednesday. Ail-Conditioned for your Comfort "Constrained Only By Christian Love* P,

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