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April 27, 1986

The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 28

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8-C THE BAYTOWN SUN Sunday. April 27, 19*6 Cedar Bayou Methodist sets book fair Event to take place before, after Sunday school, worship The book fair, sponsored by evangelism and library committees of Cedar Bayou United 'Methodist Church, 2714 Ferry Road, will be held before and after Sunday school and morning worship Sunday. Members may buy gift books, Bibles and religious paperbacks. Ten percent of the purchase price will go to the church 'library fund. Margaret Allen is library chairperson and Mike Mclntyre is chairperson of the Evangelism Committee. Church school convenes at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship begins at 10:50 a.m. with the Rev. Emmitt C. Barrow preaching "Christ's Presence in Cracked Pots." Ushers will be Kenneth Yarbrough, Johnny Walker, Rodney Lowery and Earl Fudge. Chancel Choir, under the direction of Les Cole, will sing the anthem. The Rev. Mel Brinkley will assist in the service. Youth will meet at 5 p.m. to go to a pool party at 1903 Rozille. Pick-up time for youth is 8:30 p.m. at the youth building. Church study of Daniel begins at 6 p.m. Day School for Little People meets at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. Scout Troop 93 meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Also at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Palmer Drug Abuse program meets. Acolyte training will be held from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Chancel Choir rehearses from 7:15 to8:45 p.m. Wednesday. Church Women United will meet Friday at Cedar Bayou United Methodist Church, 2714 Ferry Road. The program is at 10 a.m. A luncheon follows. 57. MARK'S Intern pastor, the Rev. Virgina Glen-Calvert, will preach "A New Heaven and A New Earth" at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1703 Oklahoma Street. Rob Hammel will be acolyte. Laity participating in liturgical leadership will include John Mabry, Tom and Martha Mayo, Earlene Riser, Tom Rebel, Jere. Johnson, Rodney Haedge, Jim Cauley and Staci Stratton. Sunday is Heritage Sunday in the United Methodist churches and Rodney Haedge's selection of music will reflect early American hymnody. Juanita Rogillio will present a gospel selection on piano and continue at the piano for most of the worship service. The morning's anthem, "Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy," will conclude with the congregation joining for the last two verses while the choir sings a descant. Usher captain for April is Melvin Jordan. Assisting the men in ushering duties will be Frances Littlepage and Betty Shoemake. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. San Marcos Sunday school is at 9 a.m. and worship is at 10 a.m. in St. Mark's annex. Lay leader Silverio Sanchez conducts the activities at the Spanish- speaking San Marcos Church. Vacation church school leadership training for the East Houston District will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Seabrook. Intern Committee will meet at 5p.m. Junior and Senior High United Methodist Youth Fellowship will meet for a snack supper at 6 p.m. Sunday. Program plans are under the leadership of Perry and Kay LeCates, Galen and Nancy Houston, Connie and Scott Walding and Barbara and Steve Nye. Chancel Choir will meet for rehearsal at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Church Women United will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Cedar Bayou United Methodist Church, 2714 Ferry Road. ST. PAUL'S The Rev. S.M. Dunnam Jr. will preach "Come" at 10:50 a.m. Sunday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 7915 Bayway Drive. He will also give the message for Children's Time on the altar steps. Bill Huntington will serve as liturgist and Joel Bergh as acolyte. Abraham Thomas will direct the Chancel Choir as they sing the anthem. Thomas will play the organ and Gail Funderburk will play the piano. Church school convenes at 9:45 a.m. A time of friendship will be held in the fellowship hall following the worship service. Vacation Bible School Training Workshop will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Seabrook United Methodist Church located at Highway 146 and Second Street. Junior and Senior High United Methodist Youth Fellowship will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Bible study meets at 6 p.m. Fellowship Class will have a covered dish supper and party at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the fellowship hall. The third session of the basic computer course will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the church office. Chancel Choir will rehearse at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Ruth Circle will have a salad supper at 7 p.m. Thursday at the home of Mary Ruth Vaught, 102 N. Burnett. Church Women United May fellowhip program and luncheon will be held Friday at Cedar Bayou United Methodist Church, 2714 Ferry Road. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program opens at 10 a.m. Lunch follows. GRACE The Rev. Harold Fagan will preach "Limiting God" at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church, 304 N. Pruett. Serving as liturgist will be the Rev. Max Mertz. He will give the children's sermon at the altar rail. Merle Epperson will play the organ. He will direct the Sanctuary Choir as it sings the anthem. The Glory Bells, under the direction of Susie Ummel, will ring "The Secret." Church school begins at 9:30 a.m. Children's Wesley Fellowship will meet at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. United Methodist Youth Fellowship will have a snack supper at 5:30 p.m. Senior highs will play volleyball. It will be birthday Sunday for the junior highs. Education Work Area, chaired by Dr. Wallace Brunson, meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Stewardship Work Area, with Bill Floyd presiding, will meet at 7p.m. Wednesday. Church Women United will celebrate May Fellowship Friday at Cedar Bayou United Methodist Church, 2714 Ferry Road. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The program, "Let Us Speak and Pray Together, Sisters," written by the women of Hawaii will begin at 10 a.m. A luncheon follows. Wesley Choir will rehearse its musical from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the fellowship hall. 57. JOHN'S St. John's United Methodist Church, 501 S. Alexander, begins Sunday school at 9 a.m. V/orship service begins at 10 a.m. with the Rev. William Walker preaching "The Impatience of Jesus." He will also have the children's time. Pat Koonce will sing a solo. Allen Ross will play the organ. Robert Francis will be the litrugist. Ushers' will be Phil Hoover, Royce Smith, Dan Moyers and Guido Giovannini. From 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, there will be a district vacation Bible school workshop at Seabrook United Methodist Church. Sweet Singing will be at 7 p.m. at St. John's in the fellowship hall. There will be an Education Committee meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. Over-42 Club will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Chancel Choir will meet at 7 p.m. for practice. Ritual of church friendship criticized By GEORGE R. PLAGENZ NEA Correspondent Back in the 1940s, a radio preacher in California — I seem to recall it was the Rev. Charles E. Fuller on "The Old-Fashioned Revival Hour" — would say to the people in his church congregation at some point in the service, "Turn around and shake hands with your neighbor." It sounded nice and friendly, but, being a boy with a logical turn of mind, I had trouble picturing that. As I imagined it, if you turned around to shake hands with the person behind you, you would find that he was not available to shake your hand because he, too, would be turning around to shake the hand of the person behind him. And so it would go in every row, from the front of the church to the back. ', Nobody would find anybody else to shake hands with — to say nothing of the people in the last row, who turn around and find nobody there. Today, of course, many churches — including liturgical churches like the Catholic and Episcopal — schedule these informal breaks in the Sunday morning worship service where people greet those around them in the pews. The problems I envisioned as a boy listening to "The Old-Fashioned Revival Hour" don't seem to occur. But there are other problems some people find with their practice. Archbishop John R. Quinn of the Catholic Diocese of San Francisco is one who objects to "The Pece" (as it is called, because those in the congregation are supposed to say, "The peace of the Lord be with you" to each other. Quinn says it "takes too long, disrupts the rhythm of the liturgy and destroys the meditative mood one should have before Communion." While I agree, my objections go beyond that. I find that the whole transaction makes me uncomfortable because it is artificial and contrived. I know this from my experience as a church critic who must go as a stranger to a different church each Sunday. As it often turns out, these people who appear so glad to see me when the script calls for it do not talk to me or acknowledge me when the service is over and there is opportunity and occasion for spontaneous, friendly give-and-take. They walk right past me without so much as a smile or a nod. If he goes to the coffee hour after the service, the stranger or the lonely person who was perhaps attracted by the words "All Welcome" on the church bulletin board outside will all too often find himself standing alone with his coffee cup. Far from being made to feel welcome, he will suppose he has walked into a private club uninvited. The lack of hospitality to the visitor is nothing short of a scandal in many churches. I am not the only one who has been the victim of the ecclesiastical snub. One person who visited 18 churches used the following rating system to measure the friendliness of each church: 10 points for a smile from another worshiper; 10 points for a greeting ("Good morning," "Nice to have you here," etc.); 10 points for an exchange of names ("I'm Tom Brooks; what's your name?"); 200 points for an invitation to have coffee; 1,000 points for an introduction to another worshiper; 2,000 points for an invitation to meet the pastor. Presbyterians plan educational family picnic . Christian Education Committee of First Presbyterian Church, 1715 Market Street, will sponsor a family picnic at 4 p.m. Sunday at Jenkins Park. Handbell choir rehearsal is at 8 a.m. Sunday in room 204. Eleanor Albon is director. . Church school begins at 9 a.m. in the educational building. Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. W. James LeDuc Jr. preaching "When the Old Vanishes." Jean Westerman is greeter. Elsa Trout and Pat Scarborough are in charge of finances and Ralph Aibon is in charge of the building. The handbells will play "Bell Jubilee," "Exuberant Praise" and "Got Is Our Song." Bible study and worship symbols class will not meet. The soflball team will play against Night Lites at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Baytown Sports Complex, 5200 East Road. Church staff meeting will be held at 9a.m. Tuesday. United Presbyterian Women board meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the parlor. WESTMINSTER An exploration of the meaning and practices of Christian worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 7600 Bayway Drive. The class will be directed by the Rev. Randolph R. Branson. Worship is at 11 a.m. Branson will preach "On Lionizing Mice." His children's time will be "Magic or Miracle?" Church school begins at 9:30 a.m. Morning fellowship is at 10:40 a.m. Communicants will meet at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Adult new members and those interested in membership are to meet with Branson and elder Mike Floyd at 7 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall. Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Choir rehearses at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Trinity Tabernacle Rssemblv of God 1008 E. Lobit 9:30 a.m Sunday School 10:30 a.m Morning Worship 6:00 p.m Evening Service ^o o^o* DonWieh*, Jome* E. Smith, Pastor 422-OOOO Minister of Music and Youth Rev. Paul Klinger, Visitation Minister East Side Church of Christ !j 2100 Bowie 'i i[ Sunday ,' Bible Study 10AM Worship 10:50 AM ; Evening Worship ... 6 PM ; Wednesday Bible Class 7:30 PM 420-2415 The Statutes o/ The Lord Are Right, Rejoicing The Heart: The Commandment of The Lord is Pure, Enlightening The Eyes. Psalm I9;8 II. Nancy Borgfeldt to talk at St. Paul's Lutheran "A New Commandment" is the sermon Nancy Borgfeldt, American Lutheran Church Women president will preach at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 712 Schilling. American Lutheran Church Women Sunday will be observed as women of the church will be in charge of the worship. Assisting minister is Pat Howell. Lector is Rebecca Krogness. The children's sermon will be brought by Deborah Hewer. Psalm reader is Beverly Dornburg. Ushers are Margaret Cottrill, Helen Kluck, Kamille Bailey and Jane Meyer. Greeters are Mack Tapp and Beth Geyer. Organist is Sue Powell and Grace Ff rench is choir director. Sunday school begins at 9; 15 a.m. Search Leadership meets at 5:45p.m. Search Bible Studies and Bible Mountaineers meet at 6:30 p.m. Commitment to Mission Committee meets at 7 p.m. Monday. Southeast Conference Brotherhood Convention begins at 6:30 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church in Houston. Cub pack meets at 7 p.m. at the church. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation classes for registered members will be conducted from 7 to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The classes are sponsored by Green Acres Nursing Home. Christian Service League meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Webelos meet at 5 p.m. and the choir rehearses at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Quilters meet at 8 a.m. Thursday. Mother's Day Out begins at 9 a.m. Thursday and the long range planning committee meets at 7 p.m. Church Women United Fellowship luncheon begins at 9:30 a.m. at Cedar Bayou Methodist Church, 2714 Ferry Road. St. Paul's members will staff the Church Women United Thrift Shop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays during May. Proceeds from the Thrift Shop go to the CWU sponsored child care center. REDEEMER Guest minister at 10:15 a.m. Sunday is the Rev. August Droegemueller of Houston. His sermon is "Jesus says: 'Show Me That You Love Me.' " Assisting Droegemueller as acolyte is Tien Nguyen. Holy communion will be celebrated. Serving as ushers are Art Schneider, Gordon Wilson, Glenn Knudson and Robert Brockman. A nursery is provided. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. Lutheran Youth Fellowship will meet at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Those attending are to bring a sack lunch. At 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, confirmation class, taught by Lois Mainer, will meet in the conference room. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, the choir will rehearse. Committee meeting scheduled Oversight Committee of Camp Friendship, a community sponsored camp for underprivileged children, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, 201 Forrest. The financial budget for the camp and the programatic aspect will be studied. The camp is open June 30 through July 4 at Camp Tomahawk near Livingston. The Rev. Mike Weinman will preach at 10:50 a.m. Sunday. He will be assisted by Dick Hallum, worship leader. Eldon Berry and Suzanne Hemphill will preside at the communion service. Rick Harris is deacon chairman. Immediately after church, Christian Youth Fellowship will go to the former Bayway Christian Church on Decker Drive for a spring clean-up. They will also 'Probation' topic of lesson-sermon "Probation After Death" is the lesson-sermon at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Baytown. Sunday school begins at the same hour. Wednesday meetings begin at 8:30 p.m. In addition to readings from the Bible, a portion of the hour is devoted to the sharing of experiences, testimonies and remarks related to the healing efficacy of Christian Science. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the Christian Science Reading Room, 316 W. Texas, is open. have a hamburger cookout on the grounds. Sponsors are Rick and Jackie Harris, who will accompany them. Chi Rho, junior high youth group, will meet at 5 p.m. to finalize plans for a car wash May 10. Their sponsors are Lori O'Sullivan and Carl Contella. Elders will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday. Howard Dickerson, chairman, will preside. "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15. Come and celebrate Rev. Earl Alexander's 11th anniversary at Washington Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in McNair on 2207 Jones Rd. Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Rev. F.C. Shaw o/ Galvesion, Texas will be our guest speaker. Maranatha Templej Hwy. 146, Mont Belvieu, Tx (713)576-2259 Invites you to come and worship with us...where Jesus is what He was, and where Jesus does what He did! Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m. Tuesday Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Worship 7:30 p.m. Nursery and Children's Church will be provided for all services Ronnie Trice, Pastor Sponsored by Memory Gardens

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